Icelandic Culture Preview: An Icelandic Ghost Story (LISTEN)

We’re heading to Iceland Airwaves! Students enrolled in the Radio Department’s Covering International Festivals: Iceland course will travel to Iceland to cover the festival, Icelandic culture and more, beginning Nov. 5.  Follow their journey here. Check out a preview story below.

In Iceland, much like the rest of the world, stories get passed down through generations. Ghost stories are no exception, even if they may be slightly overshadowed by elves in the media. These stories still serve as influences and inspiration for Icelandic pop culture today, and not just between children trying to scare each other around a campfire.  After talking with Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir and Jóhannes Benediktsson about Deacon of Dark River, also known as Djákininn á Myrká, it’s easy to see why. Listen to the story here.

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