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Icelandic Yule Lads

The Yule Lads (Santas) live in Dimmuborgir in Mývatn with their parents. The Yule Lads come one by one and start arriving 13 days before Christmas. They leave little gifts in childrens shoes which the children place on their window sills.

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Meet the Yule Lads in Dimmuborgir, Mývatn.
During the Advent you can meet someone of the brothers in Dimmborgir. They are there daily from November 30 until December 23rd between 1:00 and 3:00 pm

 

 

On these photos, taken by Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson, you can see on the right Window Peeper and on the left is Door Sniffer.

In the poem "The Yuletide Lads" you can read following about these two brothers:

 

"The tenth was Window Peeper,

a weird little twit,

who stepped up to the window

and stole a peek throught it.

 

And whatever was inside

to which his eye was drawn,

he most likely attempted

to take later on"

 

"Eleventh was Door Sniffer

a doltish lad and gross.

He never got a cold, yet had

a huge, sensitive nose.

 

He caught the scent of lace bread

while leagues away still

and ran toward it wightless

as wind over dale and hill"