Nicest prison in the World?
This is the Kirkjufell mountain on the Snæfellsnes peninsula on the west coast of Iceland. The mountain is particularly photogenic from all angles as you can see in previously posted pics of Kirkjufell. Kirkjufell means “Church Mountain” a name probably derived more from its shape rather than the nearby buildings. The buildings you see in the upper left corner are part of the town Grundarfjörður, while the buildings on the right corner by the river bank are one of Iceland’s prisons.
The Icelandic population is tiny and by most standards the crime rate is minimal. However of course we have some bad apples and need a few prisons. Iceland has very few prisons and currently there is a waiting list. Yes, if you commit a crime in Iceland and are not considered an immediate threat, you have to wait your turn to go to jail…
The nicest jail to go to is Kvíabryggja, the jail by the river in the above photo. It is a minimum (maybe zero) security prison used for those who are not considered a flight risk (no bars or fences). The prison is actually a farm and inmates are expected to work on the farm.