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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 weekly.

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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 weekly.

    Deep North News: Eruption in Reykjanes Imminent

    Deep North News: Eruption in Reykjanes Imminent

    In this episode of Deep North News, it may have already happened: yet another eruption in Reykjanes. If so, this will mark the fourth one since last December. What will this mean for visitors to Iceland, or moreover, the people of Grindavík?Also, an Icelandic company is set to take over the US market, a new app may save lives, a surprising number of Icelanders live abroad--but where?--and lots more.Deep North News 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 miss a single episode!

    • 9 min
    In Pursuit of Ptarmigan

    In Pursuit of Ptarmigan

    We accompanied hunter Kristján Andri Einarsson on his annual quest for the bird, and talked to ornithologist Ólafur Nielsen and Áki Ármann Jónsson, president of the Icelandic Hunting Association, about the uncertain future of the rock ptarmigan in Iceland.

    • 32 min
    Deep North News: To Move, Or Not To Move, Back To Grindavík

    Deep North News: To Move, Or Not To Move, Back To Grindavík

    In this episode of Deep North News, business leaders and union officials have some very different ideas about whether or not to move back to Grindavík, where earthquakes and eruptions have done substantial damage to the town--and are very likely not done with the town yet.Meanwhile, the Icelandic government is also pushing for new measures regarding asylum seekers and expanded police powers; parliamentarians want the Turkish Abductions investigated, genetically; a new app is here for learning Icelandic, and lots more.NOTE: You can get the app, BÍN-kjarninn, on both the Apple App Store and Google Play. It is referred to as the DMII Core in this podcast, on account of the English name used for it on the Árnastofnun website.Deep North News 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 miss a single episode!

    • 10 min
    We All Protest

    We All Protest

    In one of the world's happiest nations, why do people protest? We take a look at civil disobedience in Iceland and talk about the most recent demonstrations on Austurvöllur square.

    • 25 min
    Deep North News: Iceland Much Smaller Than Previously Estimated

    Deep North News: Iceland Much Smaller Than Previously Estimated

    In this episode of Deep North News, we report on some happy news, as more Palestinians have been rescued from Gaza with the help of ordinary Icelandic citizens. The news comes as Foreign Ministry officials from Iceland are currently in Cairo meeting with Egyptian officials on how to rescue the remaining one hundred or so Icelandic residence permit holders from Gaza.Also, it turns out we overestimated our population--by about 14,000 people. How that happened and how that was fixed explained within. We've also got the latest on Grindavík, a tragic mystery in East Iceland, weather, road conditions, and much more!Deep North News 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 miss a single episode!

    • 10 min
    Grill & Chill, Salt & Sour

    Grill & Chill, Salt & Sour

    Icelandic cuisine is famous - perhaps infamous - for its strong, fermented flavours. We take a look at Þorramatur, the fermented foods traditionally consumed during Iceland's midwinter festival, and ask: can it really be that bad? 

    • 29 min

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A Must Listen

Found this podcast while looking to gain a deeper understanding of Iceland before my first trip there this spring. Such a fantastic assembly of history, culture, and current events written by incredible journalists.

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