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Iceland in Wartime (S01/E20)

Iceland in Wartime (S01/E20)

Update: 2018-07-25


Walk into the War and Peace Museum, a small building sitting on a fjord north of Reykjavík, Iceland, and you're instantly transported into another era. Covering every wall are carefully arranged artifacts, photographs, and documents from the WWII years in Iceland. This is Guðjón Sigmundsson's personal collection, and it's full of surprises and uncovered secrets.

This episode is sponsored by Locatify. Locatify is an Icelandic software company specializing in mobile apps that use location technologies for Immersive audio guides, treasure hunt games, Augmented Reality and indoor GPS. 

Songs used in this episode are SS Montclare and Ballfiðringur by Tómas R. Einarsson. In this episode I reference episode 13 of Museums in Strange Places, "A Flyby of the Icelandic Aviation Museum."


Museums in Strange Places is a podcast for people who love museums, stories, culture, and exploring the world. In Season One, the podcast focuses on museums in Iceland. 

Subscribe to Museums in Strange Places and you can expect fascinating conversations with Icelandic museum professionals, world class exhibitions, private museums in gas stations, an introduction to Icelanders and their knack for storytelling, and a unique window into the inner workings of museums on this strange but wonderful little island.

Get bonus material from each episode (photos, further reading, links) at Use the hashtag #MuseumsinStrangePlaces on social media.

The podcast is hosted by Hannah Hethmon, an independent museum professional living in Warsaw, Poland. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @hannah_rfh or on the web at Hannah has a BA in English Literature from the University of Maryland, College Park and an MA from the University of Iceland in Medieval Icelandic Studies. After completing her MA, she spent two years as the Marketing Coordinator for the American Association for State and Local History and most recently completed a Fulbright Fellowship on language and museums in Iceland. 









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Iceland in Wartime (S01/E20)

Iceland in Wartime (S01/E20)

Hannah Hethmon