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Honest Iceland Talk
65 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
Final Episode: Our amazing Trip to Katla Ice Cave
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
36 minutes | Jan 28, 2021
Reykjavík on one day: 8 Free Things you Can Do
Strolling through the streets of Reykjavík while seeing a few important landmarks is a great way of exploring the capital either at the beginning or at the end of your Iceland visit.Read the full blog post here!
64 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
Everything you need to know about Traditional Icelandic Food
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 about the history of forests in Iceland and Deforestation.Read our blog post. There you can find all the links and sources for this episode, as well as pictures and videos.As always, if you like our podcast, you can support us by leaving a review:Love The Podcast - Honest Iceland
31 minutes | Jan 14, 2021
Moving to Iceland: How to get started
Playing with the thought of moving to Iceland? Many visitors fall in love with Iceland and consider living here either for a while or even long term. In this episode, I will tell you some facts and numbers, how to get a job, average salary, and much more.Even if you don't consider moving to Iceland, I invite you to listen to the episode and discover a few unknown facts. Read our blog post for more info.Moving to Iceland - Offical Website of the Icelandic RegisterIceland votes for Gay Marriage Gay Pride Festival in IcelandForeigners in Iceland: Statistics Crime Rate in IcelandCosts of Living in IcelandCalculate net salary for IcelandNot getting paid for marrying an Icelandic woman
40 minutes | Jan 7, 2021
Easy ways to save money on your Iceland Trip
Planning a Trip to Iceland in 2021? While Iceland is rather expensive when it comes to traveling around the country, it doesn´t have to burn a hole in your wallet. If you plan ahead, use discounts, avoid overpriced grocery stores, and spend money at the right places, your trip will be enjoyable while not as costly.Read our blog post for more info and details about the apps and savings we mention in the episode.As always, if you like our podcast, you can support us by leaving a review:Love The Podcast - Honest Iceland
66 minutes | Dec 31, 2020
How Travelers rate Iceland's Popular Attractions - The Good, The Bad, and the Funny
All of us been there: Scrolling through Tripadvisor reviews to find out if a place is really worth visiting. In this episode, we read some of the most fun, scary, and ridiculous reviews for you and tell you what people get right and what some of them get wrong.We take off the rose-colored glasses and help you adjust expectations for your future Iceland Trip.As always, if you like our podcast, you can support us by leaving a review:Love The Podcast - Honest Iceland
43 minutes | Dec 24, 2020
How to celebrate New Year's Eve in Reykjavík, Iceland
If you are looking for a place to spend New Year's Eve, you will find Reykjavík on many top lists. With its bonfires, wild parties, and incredible fireworks display, Iceland's capital is not far behind New York or London.In this episode, you will learn:Where to go for New Year's EveHow to schedule the evening like an IcelanderWhat is behind our famous sketch show "Áramótaskaup"We also give you an update on the Covid situation, and we tell you about the disaster that struck Seyðisfjörður.You can help with your donation under these links:The Red CrossThe Search and Rescue Squad Watch Áramótaskaup20182019Give our podcast some love and leave a review:https://lovethepodcast.com/HonestIceland
24 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
Bonus in German: Weihnachten in Island & 13 Isländische Weihnachtsmänner
Liebe Island Freunde,um euch das Weihnachtsfest 2020 ein wenig zu verschönern, veröffentlichen wir heute eine Episode in Deutscher Sprache!Hier könnt ihr noch einmal alles über isländische Weihnachtstraditionen und die isländischen Weihnachtsmänner erfahren. Natürlich kommt die Weihnachtskatze nicht zu kurz. Erfahrt wie Isländer die dunklen Tage erhellen, und welche Weihnachtsgerichte typisch um Weihnachten gegessen werden.Buchquelle: Íslensku Jólasveinarnir mit deutschem Text zu finden auf www.snerra.isHier könnt ihr unser Podcast bewerten: https://lovethepodcast.com/HonestIcelandFolgt uns auf Instagram für mehr Infos.Internetquelle: From the Icelandic National Museum
41 minutes | Dec 17, 2020
Meet the (rest) of the Icelandic Yule Lads & their parents
Meet the other even creepier Yule Lads. This episode is probably one of the most fun and distracting as Alli and Steffi discuss the weird character of the Yule pranksters and go deeper into unexpected topics like the Icelandic Skyr and why we have farms in which you can watch the cows while eating beef.Iceland stays weird and never gets boring!Last but not least: Thank you all for taking part in our Giveaway. Handmade Christmas cards are on the way to you. You guys are awesome!Don't forget to check our book recommendations for your Jólabókafloð (Christmas Book Flood) at your home. If you want to give us some love: https://lovethepodcast.com/HonestIcelandFollow us on Instagram to meet all the Yule Lads.Sources for this episode:Book: Íslensku Jólasveinarnir by www.snerra.isOnline: From the Icelandic National Museum
22 minutes | Dec 10, 2020
Meet the Icelandic Yule Lads
No, Iceland does not have a Santa Clause. Iceland has 13 Santa Clauses. But instead of bringing gifts, the Yule Lads play tricks with the children, steal their presents, and behave mischievously during their stay in town.Meet the Santa Clauses and learn more about their characteristics in this episode. Please support our show by leaving an honest review. This time, we randomly select five winners who will receive a personalized postcard from us. Submit until the next episode airs on December 17th and send us your name via mail to email@example.com.You can also use this link to review the podcast: https://lovethepodcast.com/HonestIcelandThanks to all our listeners and for your lovely messages. We are always happy to hear from you!Follow us on Instagram to meet the first Yule Lad arriving December 12th.Sources for this episode:Book: Íslensku Jólasveinarnir by www.snerra.is Online: From the Icelandic National Museum
58 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
Celebrate Christmas like an Icelander
Christmas time is finally here! Have you ever wondered about Icelandic traditions and how Icelanders celebrate during the darkest time of the year? We invite you to join Icelandic Christmas this year!Find the blog post HERE.Almost everyone knows about the Christmas Cat who eats children that did not receive new clothes before Christmas Eve. But what about the 13 gifts, Ice Skating, Remembering your loved ones, and finding the almond in the cake?Join us through this episode and learn about everything, even the weird stuff, that Icelanders do during Christmas time.Resources for this episode:The Christmas Cat Statue ControversaryThe Christmas Forest from the Icelandic Forest AssociationIce Skating at Ingolfstorg Square ÞorláksmessaOur Sound & Music for this episode comes from Envato Elements.Songs: Light Happy Christmas by Sun Channel MusicThat Christmas by LFAudioJazzy Christmas by NuclearmetalChristmas Elf by WildKittyTunesThe Christmas by ViktorSE
44 minutes | Nov 26, 2020
The Golden Circle in Iceland - All you need to know + Bonus
One of the most popular routes in Iceland: Easy to drive all year round; A day trip from Reykjavík. Bonus in this episode: How to complete your Golden Circle trip in the most enjoyable and relaxing way: We offer three options, tried and tested, for you to choose from. Read more HERE. Don't forget to subscribe to get our FREE planning Guide.If you like our podcast and would like to support us please leave a review.
33 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
The best time to visit Iceland: Summer vs. Winter
Most people will tell you that summertime is the best time to visit Iceland. But what about Northern Lights, Ice Caves, and special prices that are only available in the wintertime?Read our latest blog post: https://honesticeland.com/when-is-the-best-time-to-visit-iceland/If you like our show, please give us a review! Apple Podcast:https://podcasts.apple.com/de/podcast/honest-iceland-talk/id1525999592Podchaser:https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/honest-iceland-talk-1372422
65 minutes | Nov 12, 2020
Traveling with Icelandair during COVID-19 - Our Experience
Some people miss traveling internationally and the pure feeling of sitting in an airplane, looking out the window. But in 2020, it is almost impossible to travel abroad. To see my German family again, Alli and I took several challenges and obstacles to reach our destination. In the end, we almost did not make it back to Iceland.Listen to our experience with health centers, testings, misinformation from authorities, and how we spend 14 hours at multiple airports to get back to Iceland.Big Thanks to Icelandair for bringing us back, safe and sound.
33 minutes | Nov 5, 2020
Packing for Iceland - What you really need!
Can't wait to travel again in 2021? Packing smart for your Iceland trip is essential if you want to have an amazing time. But there is no need to buy heavy and expensive equipment. Save time planning and space in your luggage with our tips in this episode.For more info, check out Packing Guide with PRINTABLES: https://honesticeland.com/quick-packing-guide-for-iceland-with-printables/Also, check 11 Things you need to pack for your Iceland Trip: https://honesticeland.com/things-you-need-to-pack-for-your-iceland-trip/Let us know if you have any questions and contact us: firstname.lastname@example.orgSee you next week!
31 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
Halloween Special Part Two: Icelandic Ghost Stories & Folk Tales
What happens to Helga's mother after the elves visit her? Hear the rest of the story now. Listen to two more creepy ghosts stories from Iceland and find out how those tales still connect to Icelands society today.Books: Elves, Trolls and Elemental Beings by Alan Boucher25 Icelandic Folk and Fairy Tales by Jón R. HjálmarssonWe look forward to reading your feedback. You can rate the episodes here https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/honest-iceland-talk-1372422 or on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/de/podcast/honest-iceland-talk/id1525999592
24 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
Halloween Special: Icelandic Ghost Stories & Folk Tales
In the old days, most Icelanders believed in ghosts, and some do until today. Iceland has a great variety of folk tales, giving you a distinct picture of the life and beliefs of past generations.In this episode, we bring you three stories:Redhead from the book 25 Icelandic Folk and Fairy Tales by Jón R. HjálmarssonThe Monster of Látrabjarg from the book 25 Icelandic Folk and Fairy Tales by Jón R. HjálmarssonHelga the Farmers Daughter and the Elves from the book Elves, Trolls and Elemental Beings by Alan BoucherWe look forward to reading your feedback. You can rate the episodes here https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/honest-iceland-talk-1372422 or on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/de/podcast/honest-iceland-talk/id1525999592
57 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
Iceland's Volcanos - Is the next eruption just around the corner?
Iceland is situated right between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates, and its geology is nothing short of extraordinary and fascinating. The inhabitants live with the constant threat of a sudden volcanic blow with a volcanic eruption on average every three to five years.In this episode, we tell you how past volcanos threatened the nation's survival and what we can learn from them for future eruptions. We also explore which volcanos show signs of erupting soon and take you on a short geological excursion about Iceland's formation. We recommend the book: Exploring Iceland's Geology by Snæbjörn Guðmundsson.Movie recommendation: BBC - Volcano Live, Iceland Erupts: A Volcano Live Special on YouTubeFind out more about Grímsvötn in our latest blog post: https://honesticeland.com/icelands-powerful-volcano-ready-to-erupt/
4 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
Honest Iceland Trailer
For Iceland lovers and explorers - every Thursday, we share with you great stories, little known mysteries, and how to explore Iceland like a pro!Visit our website: https://honesticeland.com/Steffi from Germany and Aðalbjörn from Iceland deliver you more Iceland wisdom every week! From geological history, mystical stories, funny tourist faux pas, personal experience to packing advice and travel tips, we got you covered!If you have suggestions for a future episode, fill out the short survey on https://honesticeland.com/honest-iceland-podcast/ and leave a review to help us create new material:https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/honest-iceland-talk-1372422https://podcasts.apple.com/de/podcast/things-you-did-not-know-about-iceland/id1525999592
34 minutes | Oct 8, 2020
5 Stunning Must-Visit Places in Iceland
I was very overwhelmed figuring out which places I should visit in Iceland when I came here for the first time. Alli and I chose our favorite places that every Iceland visitor should see.One with a creepy ghost, story, two unique islands, a very remote cliff, and the biggest glacier in Iceland.Check out our website https://honesticeland.com/honest-iceland-podcast/ where be publish a blog post about this episode soon. While you are there, fill out the short survey on our podcast page, so we can find out what you guys want to hear in the future.Stay healthy & stay safe.
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