Around mid December, the Icelandic “Jólasveinar” come me out of nearby mount Ingólfsfjall. In Iceland, Christmas is not only celebrated with the usual Red one arriving with the reindeer on Christmas day but also with 13 yule lads, who are actually Christmas trolls. The The first one arrives 13 days before Christmas and every well behaving child might find some little surprise every morning (or a potato, if not behaving…).
This year, the yule lads also visited Eldhestar. Of course they came on horseback, and they gave a VERY impressive performance for our staff and their families & friends!
You can read more about the 13 Christmas trolls and other information about Christmas traditions in Iceland here!