A TRIP TO THE DARK SIDE: HAIR-RAISING STORIES FROM ICELAND
Now that the days are finally getting longer, Jonas & Lydia feel it’s safe to tell some dark stories from Iceland without hurling themselves into a deep depression. Lyd uncovers a grizzly chapter from the history of the Westfjords wherein the locals hunted down and mutilated a group of Basque sailors. And Jonas regales us with the bloody story of Iceland’s only serial killer (with the exception of mayonnaise-induced heart disease).
THIS IS NOT SPONSORED CONTENT, Y'ALL. FER REAL.
Just so you know, we are absolutely not getting paid for any of this. None of this is an advertisement or sponsored content or a "collaboration" (can you sense our collective eye roll?) with any companies or organizations or whatever other euphemism you have for getting paid to pretend something is your honest opinion. This is pure, unadulterated solid gold from our brainses. Enjoy. Wanna say thank you? Rate us and/or leave us a review.
In this episode we mention a few places connected to the stories. You can find more info on the show's Google map as well as at the other link's below.
Go nuts with our Google Map (we made it just for you with ♥︎)
- Wikipedia article on the massacre
- Article from the Post - breaking news when Iceland repealed its law that permitted people to kill Basques on sight… in 2015.
- Info on the memorial to the massacred Basque sailors - In 2015 (along with the timely repeal of the law above) Iceland erected a memorial to the Basque sailors in Hólmavík.
Axlar-Björn, Iceland's serial killer
- Wikipedia article on Axlar-Björn
- Roadside info sign - This is the info sign posted on route 574 (also called Útnesvegur on some maps) near the site of Axlar-Björn's murder farm.
- Wikipedia article on Laugarbrekka farm - This is the site of Axlar-Björn's gory execution but also the home of Guðríður Þorbjarnardóttir, the badass 10th century Norse explorer who was the first European woman to bear a child, Snorri, in North America (the little statue of the woman and child at the farm is of Guðríður and Snorri)
- Subscribe on Apple Podcasts
- Our Website
- Handy dandy Google Map
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Takk, takk and bless, bless y'all!