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Day 6: Waterfall hikes, Seyðisfjörður, and the start of the Horror Road Hi lovely people, it has been so long, I know. But here is the next episode from our 2021 summer ring road trip. This is the other half of the recording from the Google Horror road where we talk about day number 6. waking up at https://www.booking.com/hotel/is/blabjorg-guesthouse.de.html?auth_success=1 (Blábjörg Guesthouse) and getting an early breakfast Visiting the small harbor - https://www.borgarfjordureystri.is/en/puffins/the-marina (called the Marina) to look at Puffins Alli had to visit the 60s diner - https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g315847-d14138442-r605425433-Skalinn_Diner-Egilsstadir_East_Region.html (Skalinn Diner) Skipping Hengifoss and taking the 8km amazinghttps://laugarfell.is/activities/hiking-trails/ ( three waterfall hike around Laugarfell) Visiting the https://www.hengifoss.is/en/service/hengifoss-food-truck (Foodtruck at Hengifoss) to taste the all advertised goat/ sheep milk icecream On the way back we went to Seyðisfjörður and had dinner at the https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g189972-d10834923-Reviews-Nordic_Restaurant-Seydisfjordur_East_Region.html (Nordic Restaurant) Then we entered the Horror Road - here is a link to the horror road, the one that takes you closer to the ocean: https://goo.gl/maps/M11KTY9KVr1Lhso88 (https://goo.gl/maps/M11KTY9KVr1Lhso88) https://nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu/content/icelanders-protest-karahnjukar-hydropower-project-2000-2006 (Kárahnjúkar Dam) is an extremely controversial project that despite international protest with the support of several musicians and well-known artists was constructed, flooding a natural reserve and causing damage to aquatic life, destruction of habitat, especially breeding grounds and migration routes - all for the sake of profit for an American aluminum smelting company. The episode was recorded on August 10, 2021.
Day 5: Flat Tire and driving back and forth As usual, we record on the next day, talking about the day before. You will get an intimate insight into our car conversation and how completely creeped and freaked out Steffi was while Google maps send us on a horror road. #sheepseverywhere #creepy #ohno Exploring Hallormsstaðaskógur national forest Visiting Skriðuklaustur museum and eating an amazing vegan meal there Visiting Snæfellsstofa Visitor Centre free exhibition Visiting Móðir Jörð organic farm Going to Egilsstaðir to fix the car tire Visiting the small vending machine Coke Sjálfsalinn on the road to Borgarfjörður eystri Sleeping at Blábjörg Guesthouse The episode was recorded on August 10, 2021.
Day 4: Culture and Museum Day Petra's Stone and Mineral Collection: https://www.steinapetra.is/ https://en.visitfjardabyggd.is/things-to-do/museums/details/the-french-museum (The French Museum )in Fáskrúðsfjörður: Finding wild blueberries and eating them Finding a bench without sun Talking to very friendly locals Visiting the https://en.visitfjardabyggd.is/things-to-do/museums/details/the-icelandic-wartime-museum (Icelandic Wartime Museum) Visiting Helgustaðanáma mine near Eskifjörður No Shower because not everyone takes card Have fun with the episode!
The road trip continues... Day 2 (Part 1): Drive to Fjallsárlón (the better glacier lagoon) Drive to Jökulsárlon (no more vegan hot dogs for us) Sleep at Lambhús Cottages with glacier tongue view Visit to the restaurant and brewery Jón Ríki Day 3: Drive to Vestrahorn (and Viking Village) J.F.S. Handcraft (fantastic stone museum) Natural hot pool in the middle of nowhere but too hot Camping in Breiðalsvík and visit brewery Beljandi We also tell you what we see on the road while recording. It can not get more exciting. There might be some audio issues that make us sound like we stutter; sorry for that.
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 Canyon (the one we forgot the name of in the episode) Camped at Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Kleifar Visited Systrafoss and Systravatn (hike to the waterfall and lake) Visited Kirkjugólf (basalt floor) Day 2: Basalt formation called Dverghamrar Skaftafell National Park 3-hour hike to Svartifoss and Skaftafellsjökull glacier tongue New Episodes every Friday.
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. Hjálmarsson The Monster of Látrabjarg from the book 25 Icelandic Folk and Fairy Tales by Jón R. Hjálmarsson Helga the Farmers Daughter and the Elves from the book Elves, Trolls and Elemental Beings by Alan Boucher We 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
Getting lost on an ice sheet, driving a 6-hour detour, or literally finding yourself after an intense search, all this happened in recent years since Iceland became such a popular tourist destination. We talk about different mistakes and mishaps that travelers made on their vacation and what you can learn from it for your upcoming Iceland adventure. Please support the Search and Rescue Team in Iceland! See the pictures and read more about the stories we discuss in the episode: Don't trust your GPS Better stay off icebergs and Ice Sheets False alarm: a polar bear or the scariest sheep ever? Please only camp on the campsite The pooping Tourist Are you sure you want to use this broom to clean yourself? Warning signs are here for a reason Leave nature as you find it The Journey of finding yourself turns into a real adventure
The ban on alcoholic beverages, strict shower rules, and how the president of Iceland addressed the nation after collection rubbish around his estate: all these are topics we talk about in this week's episode. Things are done differently by the people inhabiting the small island in the North Atlantic Ocean. Icelanders don't joke around if it comes to their swimming pool culture. And what is best after a long soak in the hot tub? Right, ice cream. But most people in Iceland don't go for gelato; they roam into the local ice cream stores at midnight to buy the popular flavor-fox. Icelanders are generally relaxed, but when high profile visitor Mike Pence comes to Iceland, even the mayor of Reykjavík gets into trouble passing the head of security. Learn this and much more facts you did not know about Iceland.
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