What a shame? You can longer kill Basques on sight in Iceland

What a shame? You can longer kill Basques on sight in Iceland

Basques must be incredibly relieved (Picture: AP)

Basques must be incredibly relieved (Picture: AP)

Gone are the days when people from northern Spain had to pretend to be from somewhere else when visiting Iceland.

A law permitting the murder of any Basque visitor to the Westfjords region of Iceland has finally been repealed.

The law, which applies only to Iceland’s most northern and most remote region, dates back to 1615, when Basque whalers ran aground in Strandir and local sheriff Ari Magnusson declared that they could be killed on sight.

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