Noel the lost tourist: Becomes world famous and gets lost again!

Noel Santillan, a young man from New Jersey puts a …

Noel Santillan, a young man from New Jersey puts a lot of faith in GPS. Photo/ Siglfirðingurinn

Noel Santillan, the tourist who accidentally drove to Siglufjörður in North Iceland from the airport instead of to Reykjavik has now become world famous. His adventure made it to the New York Times, the BBC and the Daily Mail to name a few.

"When Noel Santillan typed the word Laugarvegur instead of Laugavegur into his rental car’s GPS, the New Jersey resident couldn’t have imagined that the extra “r” would make him something of a celebrity in Iceland," writes the New York Times. 

To top it all, Noel got lost again on his way to the Blue Lagoon as reported by website Nútíminn today. 

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