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Deep North: Stories from Iceland is the official podcast of Iceland Review, the longest-running magazine presenting Iceland, in print since 1963. Deep North is a journey into Iceland, with in-depth interviews and coverage of art, business, politics, sports, history, nature, and more. Updated bi-weekly.
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Listen in on the inspiring weekly messages from Loftstofan Baptistakirkja in Reykjavik, Iceland, located at Fagraþing 2A, Kópavogur, Iceland, 8.5 km southeast of downtown Reykjavik. Come by for a visit! Everyone is welcome! Við hittumst kl. 11:00 á sunnudögum við Fagraþing 2a ... We meet at 11:00 on Sundays at Fagraþing 2a. https://www.facebook.com/watch/Loftstofan/
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Eerie Iceland

Eerie Iceland

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Whether you’re captivated by folklore, paranormal, sorcery, the Hidden People, haunted things, people or locations in Iceland you’ve come to the right place! Here you will venture into the dark side of Iceland. Will you dare to follow us into this unexplainable realm? Hosts: Ann Peters (Iceland Wedding Planner) and Vanessa Terrazas are two girl bosses who are obsessed with all of these things. Each week you'll be introduced to different dark sides of Iceland with a dose of Ann & Vanessa's wi ...
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The Iceland Football Podcast

The Iceland Football Podcast

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Follow @stefansnae on Twitter for more. Bringing you the latest news from the Iceland team as well as offering you an inside view of Icelandic fan culture, insight and interviews with the team and staff and everything you need to know to be a true Iceland supporter without having to understand Icelandic!
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Icelandic True Crimes

Margret Bjorns

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An independent weekly podcast, focusing on solved true crime cases in Iceland. This podcast is in two languages, Icelandic and English, and is hosted by Margret Bjorns - an Icelandic true crime enthusiast with a particular interest in human nature, psyche, and behaviour. For further information, visit www.icelandictruecrimes.com.
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Halló! Kvikmyndapod is a film discussion podcast that journeys through the cinema of 21st century Iceland celebrating the unique films made in Iceland and the film-makers behind them. Each week Rob (a big fan of Iceland) and Ellie (a relative newbie to all things Iceland) tackle a single movie and chat about it. From comedies to documentaries to horror films, the podcast looks at what makes them specifically Icelandic as well as how they fit into the wider world of film. Get in touch: kvikmy ...
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Why is Iceland the fastest growing island in the North Atlantic? Why is Iceland on dry land? Dr Dave McGarvie takes us on a geographically complex field trip to discover Iceland's new land. McGarvie explains how different types of basalts eruptions help build the crust of Iceland. This material forms part of The Open University course S339, Understanding the continents.
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What if Icelanders had settled in North America during the Viking Age? What if Iceland was wiped out by a volcano and the survivors moved to Denmark? What if Iceland had been occupied by the Nazis instead of the Allies? What if the Nordic Countries had united? And what if the economic collapse had been averted? Listen to historians Valur Gunnarsson and Jón Trausti Sigurðarson talk about Icelandic history as it happened and what could have been. Produced by Sindri Freyr Steinsson
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Welcome to Cerca! We’re putting the world's best travel guide on your phone. Visit cercatravel.com to sign up for access. --- At the tender age of 16 million years, Iceland is a geological infant, where volcanoes are still building this truly unique place. If it's the dark winter wonderland or the constant light of Icelandic summer there are so, so many experiences here. And in this Cerca Guide, the brilliant Svavar Jónatansson shares the secrets of the land, the sagas of the people, and sto ...
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Ever wondered what its like to live in Iceland? Ever wondered what its like to work as sex educator? Ever wondered what its like to be a woman? ...How about an Icelandic female sex educator?! Welcome to the wonderful, and weird, world of Sigga Dögg the Icelandic sexologist. You will accompany her on her travels as she delivers sex ed all over Iceland to kids, teens and adults and she will share her thoughts on all and any matter under the sun and beyond. But mostly in Iceland. So if you answ ...
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We sit down and talk with Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson, professor emeritus and frequent commentator on all things related to the Icelandic language, language learning, integration, and more. Read our recent feature interview with him here: https://www.icelandreview.com/magazine/icelandic-as-a-weapon/بقلم Iceland Review
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Do you know what a Skotta is? Skotta is the name of an Icelandic ghost. The name hints to a child ghost. Tune in to this episode to learn about Árbæjar-Skotta. Trust us on this one, you do not want to get in her way! Like what you hear? Give us 5 Stars! And follow us for more... Checkout our website: Eerie Iceland Follow us on: Instagram Find our p…
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This episode is part of my Folklore Friday series where I am sharing a folklore story every Friday in 2024. A Tale from Grímsey Island I’m sharing about a man and a polar bear in Grímsey, which is the northernmost inhabited island in Iceland. It is the only part of Iceland that is the Arctic circle. I’ve not been there yet, but I have heard it is b…
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In this episode of Iceland News Review, there's a storm brewing around fin whale hunting, some new twists in the presidential race, one's man fight to keep his "awful" name, and much more. Iceland News Review brings you all of Iceland's top stories, every week, with the context and background you need. Be sure to like, follow and subscribe so you d…
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At the beginning of 2025, a new travel authorization system called ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorization System) will come into effect. This new requirement aims to bolster security across Europe, addressing concerns related to terrorism and the influx of migrants and refugees. Non-EU visitors who previously didn’t need a visa will n…
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Fílalag is a radio show about music, and one of Iceland's oldest and most popular podcasts. In Fílalag, Bergur and Snorri analyze cultural phenomena through music music, trends in sound, and the spirit of the times. Iceland Review writer Ragnar Tómas sits down with Bergur and Snorri to find out more.…
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Did you know Iceland has 4 badass guardians protecting all 4 corners? Learn all the details of the story today along with Ann's personal favorite giant that is said to live in the famed mountain along the South Coast. Like what you hear? Give us 5 Stars! And follow us for more... Checkout our website: Eerie Iceland Follow us on: Instagram Find our …
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This is part of my Folklore Friday Series, where I am sharing an Icelandic folklore story every Friday in 2024. A King’s Decree Leads To Iceland’s Land Spirits Being Discovered In the Heimskringla saga of King Olaf Tryggvason, there is a captivating tale of King Harald Bluetooth’s failed attempt to invade Iceland. According to the saga, Harald task…
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In this episode of Iceland News Review, we bring you all you need to know about the upcoming total solar eclipse in Iceland, our highest ranking yet on the Rainbow Map, an adorable bird webcam you can watch, and much more. Iceland News Review brings you all of Iceland's top stories, every week, with the context and background you need. Be sure to l…
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Iceland straddles the Mid-Atlantic Ridge where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet. This unique geographical setting has led to some fascinating geological features and dynamic landscapes. In this episode, I go over the geology a little bit, the main reason why Iceland does not split in two even though the tectonic plates are slowi…
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Every once in a while, an Icelandic musician or band will be picked up by foreign audiences in a big way. Björk and Sigur Rós made waves in establishing Iceland as a major music exporter, and Of Monsters and Men continues to be played worldwide. But one artist has the potential to go even bigger than any of these artists: Laufey. And certainly a bi…
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Special guest, friend of the show, fellow #girlboss entrepreneur, and talented author, Becca Kent joins us in the podcast studio today sharing the famous folklore story as to how the Hvalfjörður (the whale fjord) in Iceland gets its name and oh-so much more! Like what you hear? Give us 5 Stars! And follow us for more... Checkout our website: Eerie …
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This is part of my Folklore Friday Series, where I am sharing an Icelandic folklore story every Friday in 2024. A Magical Woman from Norway Migrates to Iceland In the book of the Icelanders, or Landnámabók, is a person named Þuríður syndafyllir and her son Völu-Steinn. They immigrated from Northern Norway and settled in Bolungarvík in the Westfjord…
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In this episode of Iceland News Review, a government plan to eliminate a deadly disease in sheep, an end to planned airport strikes, what the latest polls tell us about who our next president will be, and much more. Iceland News Review brings you all of Iceland's top stories, every week, with the context and background you need. Be sure to like, fo…
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Rökkvi Vésteinsson was born in 1978 in Iceland. He had a multicultural upbringing, living in Chicago at age 11, and spending summers in Denmark and Sweden during his teens. By age 20, he was fluent in four foreign languages, thanks to his travels and a stint as an au pair in Germany. Rökkvi began his professional journey guiding one-day tours from …
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We sit down for a conversation with Atli Freyr Hjaltason, a young folklorist and folk dancer. In a nation known for its history and literature, dancing is a tradition that seems to have fallen by the wayside. We talk about why that is, and the future of these traditions. Read the feature article here: https://www.icelandreview.com/magazine/keeping-…
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Love Vik Iceland as much as Ann Peters does? Tune in today to hear about her favorite ghost story in the area... Hofðabrekku-Jóka! Some even dare to say she is Iceland's version of "Bloody Mary." Like what you hear? Give us 5 Stars! And follow us for more... Checkout our website: Eerie Iceland Follow us on: Instagram Find our page on: Facebook Emai…
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Where Iceland’s Loch Ness Monster Lives Lagarfljot, nestled in eastern Iceland, is not just a lake but a river channel flowing from the majestic Vatnajokull glacier to the sea. This secluded area carries a mysterious aura, providing fertile ground for local folklore. Visitors from the east of Iceland or those who have journeyed to Reykjavik might s…
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In this episode of Iceland News Review, a new twist in a daring daylight heist, Björk encourages opposition to a controversial fishing bill, keeping geese off the runway, a presidential elections record, and much more. Iceland News Review brings you all of Iceland's top stories, every week, with the context and background you need. Be sure to like,…
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Have you ever imagined swimming between two continents, touching the jagged edges of the earth’s crust beneath crystal-clear water? I had the unforgettable experience of snorkeling in Silfra Fissure, located in the heart of Thingvellir National Park, Iceland. This unique adventure is available all year round, and whether you visit during the chilly…
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William Morris, the Victorian poet perhaps known best for his interest in traditional crafts and revolutionary socialism, was also a keen scholar of the medieval north. He was also, in some sense, one of Iceland's first tourists. In the latest episode of Deep North, we talk about the sagas, language, and what drove a 19th-century Englishman to trav…
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Come with us to East Iceland where we uncover the Icelandic ghost story of the frozen woman named, Bjarna Disa. It's such an intriguing story that there is a book written about her, a song, and a monument! Some say the area of Seyðisfjörður is still haunted by her too... Like what you hear? Give us 5 Stars! And follow us for more... Checkout our we…
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This episode is part of my Folklore Friday series, where I am sharing fascinating stories from Icelandic folklore on Fridays throughout 2024. How Rusty “The Brown One” Became a Ghost Rusty is a boy that is the main character of this story. According to the legend, he was 16 years old in the late 1700s in Iceland, and one day is he was out walking d…
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In this episode of Iceland News Review, we have some great predictions for the summer, presidential elections reaching a fever pitch, questions over the fate of fin whales, and more. Iceland News Review brings you all of Iceland's top stories, every week, with the context and background you need. Be sure to like, follow and subscribe so you don't m…
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This is the third response episode for my new segment “Ask Jewells Anything About Iceland”. Thank you to everyone who sent in questions and if you would like to submit a question, you can do it here. 1. Should I exchange a small amount of currency before I leave? I have heard that Iceland is a cashless society, but I am thinking about tour guide ti…
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We take a look at the history of coffee culture in Iceland, and one of the newest coffee roasters in Iceland, located on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Read the article here: https://www.icelandreview.com/magazine/goodbye-to-the-grind/ If you enjoyed this episode of Deep North, please consider supporting our work by subscribing to the magazine at our w…
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Would you ever made a deal with a troll? Today we share with you Iceland's version of Rumpelstiltskin. Like what you hear? Give us 5 Stars! And follow us for more... Checkout our website: Eerie Iceland Follow us on: Instagram Find our page on: Facebook Email us: hello@eerieiceland.com Sources & Extras: Source 1 Source 2 Episode By: Ann Irene Peters…
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This episode is part of my Folklore Friday series, where I am sharing fascinating stories from Icelandic folklore on Fridays throughout 2024. A Troll Lurking in Iceland’s East Fjords Mjóifjörður (or narrow fjord) used to have up to 100 inhabitants centuries ago but it is now only about 14 people live there. During the winter it is common for the ro…
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In this episode of Iceland News Review, we dig into a rocky start for the government, some intriguing findings following a controversial law, the return of an iconic bird and more. Iceland News Review brings you all of Iceland's top stories, every week, with the context and background you need. Be sure to like, follow and subscribe so you don't mis…
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Interviews are one of my favorite things to do for the podcast, so I was delighted when Laura was available to come on and share about her experience moving from the San Francisco Bay area to one of the most remote parts of the Westfjords in Iceland. Background About Laura Alice Watt Laura Alice Watt is a professor emerita of environmental history …
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Iceland Review writer Andie Sophia Fontaine sits down with artist Joanna Pawlowska to talk about art, queerness, horses, and the Hamraborg Art Festival. Read the article here: https://www.icelandreview.com/magazine/to-thrive-in-chaos/ If you enjoyed this episode of Deep North, please consider supporting our work by subscribing to the magazine at ou…
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Are you a fan of Disney movies? Learn all about super eerie dark story of the Icelandic Cinderella on today's episode! Pretty sure, this story should be made into a horror movie! Like what you hear? Give us 5 Stars! And follow us for more... Checkout our website: Eerie Iceland Follow us on: Instagram Find our page on: Facebook Sources & Extras: Sou…
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This episode is part of my Folklore Friday series, where I am sharing fascinating stories from Icelandic folklore on Fridays throughout 2024. What is a Skuggabaldur? The Skuggabaldur is a fascinating animal in Icelandic folklore. Whether or not this type of animal really exists is hard to say but there are some interesting stories about it. A Skugg…
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In this episode of Iceland News Review, we delve into Iceland's new government; the return of Iceland's iconic puffins; a new attraction that could show you the inside of an active volcano, and much more. Iceland News Review brings you all of Iceland's top stories, every week, with the context and background you need. Be sure to like, follow and su…
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Iceland’s coffee culture is – deeply ingrained in the social fabric of Icelandic society. Along with being a drink that perks people up, grabbing a cup of coffee in Iceland is often a social interaction, where the drink is enjoyed in the company of others, many times in cozy settings. This communal aspect is so integral that offering coffee to gues…
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The spookiness of Skálholt runs deep throughout Icelandic history. From stories about physic abilities, ghostly hauntings, beheadings, mysterious people, trolls, and an Icelandic zombie you're in for a treat with our longest episode yet! Buckle up folks!! Like what you hear? Give us 5 Stars! And follow us for more... Checkout our website: Eerie Ice…
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This episode is part of my Folklore Friday series, where I am sharing fascinating stories from Icelandic folklore on Fridays throughout 2024. Why Finnur is a Feared Sorcerer A sorcerer named Finnur that lived a long time ago. So many people feared him and when he died no one wanted anything to do with the death, such as preparing the body or sewing…
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In this episode of Iceland News Review, we explore all the latest on who's running for President of Iceland, including one surprise candidate that might shake up the government. In addition, big changes at Geysir, plus weather, road conditions, and much more! Iceland News Review brings you all of Iceland's top stories, every week, with the context …
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This is the last episode in my series about the months in Iceland and what to expect. Visiting Iceland in December is a magical experience, often described as stepping into a winter wonderland. Here’s a comprehensive guide on what you can expect, from weather conditions to the must-do activities, road conditions and more. Weather and Average Temper…
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We head out to new Highland Base at Kerlingarfjöll to find out, who, exactly, the Icelandic highland is for these days. - Follow Iceland Review for the latest news updates on Iceland: www.icelandreview.com/ - Support Iceland Review If you want to get the latest insights into Iceland’s culture, nature and community, you can become a subscriber to Ic…
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Ever wonder how volcanoes in Iceland are named? Today you'll learn about how Katla Volcano (East of the town Vik) is named and the famed story of Katla the Witch! Like what you hear? Give us 5 Stars! And follow us for more... Checkout our website: Eerie Iceland Follow us on: Instagram Find our page on: Facebook Extras: Episode By Special Guest: Dav…
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This is part of my Folklore Friday series, where I am sharing an Icelandic Folklore story every Friday in 2024. Katla The Witch The story today is about how Katla volcano got its name. I’ve seen the name for this folklore as “Katla the Hag”, but I’m not much a fan of that name. Basically, there was a woman who was known as a witch, and she worked a…
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