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Learn Icelandic in minutes! How would you like to be able to use the basics of Icelandic confidently and accurately? With One Minute Icelandic you can learn to do just that in short, easy-to-follow video lessons. You’ll learn just enough Icelandic to express yourself in a variety of situations, and the course is the perfect starting point to get a taste of this wonderful language.
 
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.
 
Do You Want To Hear A Story? We are Icelandic storytellers on a mission to entertain and delight as many visitors as we can, in real life and virtually. We love telling stories about our weird little country and we want you to come along, whether you're actually in Iceland, or a virtual visitor. We are here to make your day more enjoyable, and hopefully have a few laughs along the way. Subscribe to our podcast and let us regale you every week with weird and funny stories from Iceland.
 
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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Hiya, lovely listeners! We are back for a new season: Ring Road Adventure. We take you on a trip around the country. Get ready for sheep making love on the road, windy nights in the tent, pasta from a can, and of course, lots of nature! Day 1: Drive from Reykjavík to Vík, getting coffee from the lovely Skool Beans bus Stopped at Fjaðrárgljúfur Cany…
 
Alex Elliott is joined this week by Adam Switala, a Polish-Icelandic musician who composes, researches, and teaches, at the University of Iceland and elsewhere. Highlights this week include a volcano reawakened, how the immigrant community relates to the election, the likelihood of relaxed covid rules, and much more. Today's closing song is Ástrós …
 
Alex Elliott is joined this week by the writer, marketer, mum, and climate crisis fighter Natalie Ouellette. Highlights this week include ridding September of plastic, looking forward to the election, and reacting to the dropping coronavirus infection rate. Today's closing song is Roses by Nik Kershaw.…
 
Alex Elliott is joined this week by the RÚV broadcast journalist Valgeir Örn Ragnarsson. Highlights this week include the football association at the centre of a scandal, the most complex election in years, the latest on covid, and more. Today's closing song is Lætur mig, performed by GDRN and Flóni, with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra.…
 
Alex Elliott is joined this week by the Fréttablaðið journalist Fanndís Birna Logadóttir. Highlights this week include vaccinating children as schools return from the summer break, reacting to the Afghanistan crisis, caring for the elderly, and more. Today's closing song is Flýg upp by Aron Can.
 
Alex Elliott is joined this week by the RÚV broadcast journalist Alexander Kristjánsson. Highlights this week include the great covid balancing act and how it is affecting hospitals, politics, and the travel industry; new weather records and their likely link to climate change, the importance of 5G, and plenty more. Today's closing song is Sunday D…
 
Iceland’s Blue Lagoon was established in the 1990s, but it’s a much different experience now than its humble beginnings. Over the decades the Blue Lagoon went from being a bathing facility whose water run off from a nearby power plant soothed the skin of patients with psoriasis to being one of the most well known spas in the world. When travelers t…
 
Najmo Fiyasko’s story of growing up in Somalia and her escape from being a child bride there caught my attention when I saw her on the cover of a newspaper in Iceland. I was shocked to learn that she had been through so much at such a young age. I still have the newspaper that featured her because I just knew that one day I would interview her. The…
 
Alex Elliott is joined this week by the television and radio presenter Lára Ómarsdótir, who is a former RÚV journalist and current PR for Aztiq. Highlights this week include how to deal with the next stage of the pandemic response, developments in the country's biggest murder investigation, the summer holiday season, and a cat with a remarkable hob…
 
Reykjavík and the rest of Iceland has gained a reputation for having many rainy days. While I’m an advocate for going out and dressing well no matter the weather, sometimes it is better to stay inside. Well, if you have to be indoors why not make it fun? The five interactive places I talk about in this episode are so much fun that they will make yo…
 
While it might seem a little morbid to talk about how Iceland can kill you, the intention of this podcast episode and blog post is to spread awareness. Icelandic nature is absolutely gorgeous but there are plenty of dangerous situations that can be life threatening. In this episode, I’m sharing seven ways that can lead to death here. I include some…
 
Alex Elliott is joined this week by RÚV's head of news, Rakel Þorbergsdóttir. Highlights this week include a nasty accident involving dozens of children at play, even more unusual behaviour from the volcano, restoring trust in women's cancer screening, and plenty more. Today's closing song is Ólgusjór, by Lights on the Highway.…
 
Alex Elliott is joined this week by neurosurgical and orthopaedics nurse Holly Gums. The programme was produced by Lydía Grétarsdóttir. Highlights this week include the end of COVID restrictions, challenges for the healthcare system, keeping volcano visitors safe, and more. Today's closing song is Lífsgleði, by Moses Hightower.…
 
Whether it‘s your first or fifth time visit Iceland, I think you will find my what I share about the Reykjanes Peninsula in this podcast episode to be quite exciting. This peninsula is a UNESCO Global GeoPark. Free Itinerary for the Reykjanes Peninsula Free Itinerary for the Reykjanes Peninsula Grab my free itinerary for the Reykjanes Peninsula. It…
 
Alex Elliott is joined this week by RÚV Polski's Beata Wawiernia. The programme was produced by Lydía Grétarsdóttir. Highlights this week include sacrificing a road, welcoming more tourist dollars, preventing the Delta variant, being philosophical about the cold summer, and more. Today's closing song is Dog Days, by Tom Hannay.…
 
It’s so hard to believe that I am celebrating 5 years of living and traveling in Iceland this month. June is special to me because a lot of major events in my life have happened during this month. Some I have control over, such as moving to Iceland in 2016, getting married, and starting the podcast three years ago, so I’m celebrating those annivers…
 
Alex Elliott is joined this week by the presenter and journalist Anna Marsibil Clausen. The programme was produced by Úlfhildur Eysteinsdóttir. Highlights this week include an the end of a government, the end of a hiking trail to a volcano, the rolling back of COVID restrictions, and more. Today's closing song is Here They Come, by Tómas Welding.…
 
Alex Elliott is joined this week by Þóra Arnórsdóttir, the managing editor of the Kveikur investigative current affairs programme. This programme was produced by Lydía Grétarsdóttir. Highlights this week include an apology to the media, a discussion about laziness, the success of failed wall construction, and more. Today's closing song is Zitti i B…
 
This episode is all about the Icelandic geothermal bathing culture in Iceland. Many of you might be aware that Icelanders love to soak in a hot tub no matter the weather. However, you might not be aware of some of the history, modern day culture and etiquette involved with this tradition. Before I jumped into it, I’m excited to announce that this e…
 
Alex Elliott is joined this week by RÚV broadcast journalist Birta Björnsdóttir. The programme was produced by Lydía Grétarsdóttir. Highlights this week include Russia and the USA meeting in Reykjavík, the #MeToo movement, Eurovision mania, and plenty more. Today's closing song is 10 Years, by Daði og Gagnamagnið.…
 
Alex Elliott is joined this week by York Underwood, show manager at The Secret Cellar and host of The Bret Easton Ellis Podcast Book Club streamed live from Iceland around the world. The programme was produced by Georg Magnússon. Highlights this week include relaxing COVID rules, a new #MeToo movement, a sad case of lacking trauma care, and plenty …
 
Alex Elliott is joined this week by the RÚV broadcast journalist Birgir Þór Harðarson. The programme was produced by Lydía Grétarsdóttir. Highlights this week include welcoming the first tourists, the final stimulus package, a volatile volcano, pushing back against the lobbyists, and much more. Today's closing song is Romeó og Júlía by Bubbi Morthe…
 
Alex Elliott is joined this week by Jewells Chambers, the creator and host of All Things Iceland, an award-winning podcast and YouTube channel that talks about Icelandic nature, culture, history and language. The programme was produced by Lydía Grétarsdóttir. Highlights this week include the changing volcano, the acceleration of vaccination, the Br…
 
Alex Elliott is joined this week by the RÚV broadcast journalist Halla Ólafsdóttir. The programme was produced by Lydía Grétarsdóttir. Highlights this week include disagreement over WOW, two new COVID-19 outbreaks, defending the disabled, and plenty more. Today's closing song is Solaris, by Retro Stefson.…
 
Alex Elliott is joined this week by the RÚV broadcast journalist Ingólfur Bjarni Sigfússon. The programme was produced by Lydía Grétarsdóttir. Highlights this week include some good news from an airline, the importance of pizza, and the perfect volcano. Today's closing song is Við erum eitt, by Tryggvi.…
 
I’ve been learning Icelandic for quite some time but I’ve not felt very confident when it comes to speaking. To boost my confidence, my Icelandic husband and I agreed to spend the month of March in 2021 speaking in Icelandic. We tried this experiment for the first time last July but it was quite difficult. Even though we had an idea of how it could…
 
Chris Burkard is an award-winning photographer, filmmaker and adventurer that loves Iceland. He has shared epic photographs and films that showcases Icelandic landscape and natural phenomenon. Some of his films about Iceland includes “Under an Arctic Sky” and “A Line in Sand“. Chris Burkard’s love for this country is contagious and he has experienc…
 
Alex Elliott is joined this week by Varði Mastantuoni Morbilli, an adjunct lecturer in Italian linguistics and head of the Section of Italian Studies at the University of Iceland. The programme was produced by Lydía Grétarsdóttir. Highlights this week include representing the immigrant community in the media, visiting the volcano, and dealing with …
 
The weekly news programme from RÚV English: an entertaining look at what's been going on in Iceland over the past seven days. Alex Elliott is joined this week by Anna Margrét Björnsson, journalist and public relations officer for the Embassy of France in Iceland. The programme was produced by Lydía Grétarsdóttir. Highlights this week include the on…
 
The fissure eruption in Iceland that so many people have been anticipating happened last night on the Reykjanes Peninsula near Fagradalsfjall and is called Geldingadalsgos. In this video I specifically go over all the updates about the eruption so far. This includes when the eruption started, what authorities are saying about the ash expected, gas …
 
Alex Elliott is joined this week by Astrid Fehling, administrative director of education and teaching at the University Centre of the Westfjords. The programme was produced by Lydía Grétarsdóttir. Highlights this week include a broken ferry, waiting for lava, quake anxiety, vaccinations, and leaking 10 Years.…
 
Ari Trausti Guðmundsson is a well-known Icelandic geologist, broadcaster, author, journalist, documentarian, lecturer, mountaineer and member of Icelandic Parliament. I had the pleasure of interviewing him for the podcast about the thousands of earthquakes and possible volcanic eruption. He answered as many questions of my subscribers and followers…
 
Alex Elliott is joined this week by Guðrún Línberg Guðjónsdóttir, who is a language-use and accuracy consultant at RÚV. The programme was produced by Lydía Grétarsdóttir. Highlights this week include the ongoing earthquake swarm, the British COVID variant, a post office without post, and protecting one of Europe's biggest bird cliffs.…
 
Over the last week and a half, the south of Iceland has experienced tens of thousands of earthquakes and experts told us to brace for a possible volcanic eruption. All eyes are still on Reykjanes Peninsula, the place where all the action might go down. Mainstream media in other countries have picked up the story, which has resulted in people reachi…
 
Alex Elliott is joined this week by Joanna Marcinkowska, project manager with the Ministry of Social Affairs leading the New in Iceland information centre. The programme was produced by Lydía Grétarsdóttir. Highlights this week include the ongoing earthquake swarm, one year of COVID, gun violence, and all about New in Iceland.…
 
Alex Elliott is joined this week by Sabine Leskopf, Reykjavík city councillor for Samfylkingin (the Social Democrats) and chair of the city intercultural committee. The programme was produced by Lydía Grétarsdóttir. Highlights this week include dealing with dogs, dealing with a new language, dealing with the gender earnings gap, and much more.…
 
María Thelma Smáradóttir is a talented actor in Iceland. During this interview, she gives some insight on what it was like growing up in Iceland with Icelandic and Thai heritage. She was the first person of Asian descent to graduate from the Icelandic Academy of Arts in Drama. It was fascinating to hear how she had to navigate this mixed heritage a…
 
I know that Black History Month is a US tradition, I still want to dedicate the month of February to telling the stories of Black and mixed race people in the country. If you are curious about some awesome Icelandic Black history, I suggest watching my video about Hans Jonatan, Iceland’s first black citizen and listening to the podcast episode I di…
 
Honest Iceland is taking a break. Will it be forever? We don't know yet. But we are proud to say that this episode took the least editing work ever; hopefully, you enjoy it. Thank you for your support! Alli & Steffi TQwieFckqwZ4NqrquKMiעל ידי Steffi & Aðalbjörn
 
The English Dane by Sarah Bakewell was my main source for Jörgensen’s later life in Tasmania. A Spotify link to the album Eitt sumar á landinu bláa, from the musical about Jörgensen, performed by the band Þrjú á palli. An online version of the book Journal of a tour in Iceland in the summer of 1809 by William Jackson Hooker. Scottish Plans for the …
 
Alex Elliott is joined this week by Oddur Þór Vilhelmsson, Dean of the School of Science and Business at the University of Akureyri. The programme was produced by Lydía Grétarsdóttir. Highlights this week include the safety of politicians, the positive influence of immigrants, sausages from Spain, and much more.…
 
It was such a pleasant surprise to have Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir, the Minister of Justice in Iceland, as my guest this week. She leads quite a busy life as a Parliamentarian and Minister, and it was great she was able to find time to chat. During the interview, Áslaug Arna shares the positives and negatives of being in this position of power a…
 
Alex Elliott is joined this week by Lúkas Schweiger, an entrepreneur in travel consulting, and the Vice President of Frjálshyggjufélagið, the Icelandic Libertarian Society. The programme was produced by Lydía Grétarsdóttir. Highlights this week include constitutional change, vaccines and border testing, and Kanye West.…
 
Gógó Starr is an Icelandic drag queen that is well known in the country. Gógó made history by being the first ever drag queen fjallkonan, or woman of the mountains, which is a symbol of the Icelandic nation and a very important part of the celebrations of Iceland’s independence. The celebration of the independence of the nation happens every June 1…
 
We look beyond the plate and tell you what Icelanders really love to eat, which dishes are offered mainly for tourists, and where you should go to jump on a culinary journey through Icelandic Foods. Disclaimer: We apologize for any disturbing sounds throughout the episode. We had a few issues with our microphones. As promised: A Link with more info…
 
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