PM’s Office to Pay ISK 700,000 for National Anthem

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PM’s Office to Pay ISK 700,000 for National Anthem

Heimir male choir

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The male choir Heimir from the North Iceland region of Skagafjörður, the heartland of the Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson’s Progressive Party, will be transported to Reykjavík to sing the national anthem on Iceland’s national day, June 17, at a cost of ISK 700,000 (USD 6,200, EUR 4,500), paid by the Prime Minister’s Office, dv.is reports. 

This is the first time a choir from the countryside will perform ‘Ó guðs vors lands’ at the national day ceremony in the capital.

The news has taken some by surprise given that the Prime Minister has been asking government ministers to be thrifty with tax payers’ money.

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