Posted by: neilh10 | February 15, 2011

Footballer steps in to rescue Flateyri

About three weeks ago I wrote an article for the Reykjavik Grapevine, bemoaning the various economic difficulties that have plauged the village recently. This has come about as the result of the bankruptcy of the fish factory, and the closure of the care home, which has put many of the services in the village under threat.

However, it emerged over the weekend that a buyer has been found for the fish factory. This was considered quite a suprise, as investors are not exactly queuing up to by fish processing plants in remote parts of Iceland, these days. It is really good news, by all accounts, for the village and the wider area.

To add to the mystery surrounding the bail out of the village, it turned out today, if the reports on BB.IS are correct, that one of the investors behind the new enterprise is none other than the Icelandic International footballer Gylfi Thor Sigurdsson – formerly of Reading FC and more recently for Bundesliga team 1899 Hoffenheim.

Monitor magazine front cover
(Image of Gylfi Thor Sigurddson from Flickr)

Awesome! and good luck Gylfi, with this enterprise.




  1. […] But I’m also hopeful this won’t be another false start. […]

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