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  • Listen To The Story Of The Yule Lads – Iceland’s 13 “Santa Clauses”

    In this entertaining video by Iceland Naturally you’ll get to know more about the story of the Yule Lads, who are one of Iceland’s oldest and best known folktales. Known as Jólasveinar in Icelandic, the Yule Lads are a group of 13 merry but mischievous brothers who take turns visiting kids on the 13 nights […] More

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    Meet Iceland’s 13 Santa Clauses – The Yule Lads

    Like our food, language and landscapes, Icelandic Christmas folklore is a bit extreme. Instead of getting a visit from Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, Iceland has the 13 Yule Lads (Jólasveinar) who in mid-December start descending one by one from their mountain home to wreak mischief in the nights leading up to Christmas (Jól). The [...]
  • Reykjavik Old Harbor 100 Years Old Today

    Today marks 100 years since Reykjavík’s Old Harbor was formally opened. The construction of the harbor marked a massive change in daily life for Icelanders, as both the fishing and trading industry started booming in the years after its completion. The Old Harbor was a massive undertaking at the time and two steam trains needed […] More

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    Everything You Need To Know About Reykjavík’s Most Famous Landmark – Hallgrímskirkja Church

    Hallgrímskirkja (“Church of Hallgrímur” in English) is one of Reykjavík’s main landmarks. The impressive church towers over the city’s skyline, rising out of the capital’s center like a concrete geyser. But while these days it’s a much beloved building, the church used to be a rather controversial subject. Here is everything you need to know […] More