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Anthony Bacigalupo fell in love with Iceland while visiting from his native California towards the end of the century's first decade. Then he fell in love with, and married, Ýr, from Hafnarfjörður. They've been there ever since.

Anthony and Ýr curate The Shed, a welcoming space in the garden of their Hafnarfjörður home, and where every year, they light Iceland's biggest Christmas tree.

Darren joined Anthony (and super friendly dog Lúka) in The Shed to hear about his journey from California to Iceland, his life with Ýr and his family since, and what he thinks it takes to move and live here, and become a New Icelander. Despite it being February, and to Darren's delight, everything still looked and felt very festive.

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15. feb. 2023

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We cover everything Icelandic - news, culture, music, language, events, people, places and more.

Hear a new programme, in English, every day, on RÚV English Radio - part of Iceland's national broadcasting service, RÚV.

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