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January 2007.
 
During the Advent the Icelandic Yule Lads and people in the tourism business invited guests to Dimmuborgir to meet the Yule Lads
and afterwards to Skjˇlbrekka, the community centre for coffee and cakes.
In Mřvatnsstofa, information and guest centre, junior from the school of Reykjahlid came with their own decorated ornament
and hang it on the Christmas tree.
Here are some photos from Mřvatn.
 

 
 
 
 
24-12-06
The thirteenth was Candle Beggar
┤twas cold I believe
if he was not the last
of the lot on Christmas Eve
photo: Birkir Fanndal
23-12-06
Meat Hook, the twelfth one,
his talent would display
as soon as he arived
on Saint Thorlak┤s Day
photo: Ragnar Th. Sigur­sson
22-12-06
Eleventh was Door Sniffer
a doltish lad and gross
He never got a cold, yet had
a huge, sensitive nose
photo: Ragnar Th. Sigur­sson
21-12-06
The tenth was Window Peeper
a weird little twit
who stepped up to the window
and stole a peek through it
photo: Ragnar Th. Sigur­sson
20-12-06
The ninth was Sausage Swiper,
a shifty pilferer
He climbed up to the rafters
and raided food from there
photo: Ragnar Th
 
19-12-06
Skyr Gobbler the eighth
was an awful stupid bloke
He lambasted the skyr tub
till the lid on it broke
photo: Ragnar Th. Sigur­sson
18-12-06
The seventh was Door Slammer,
a sorry, vulgar chap:
When people in the twilight
would take a little nap
photo: Ragnar Th. Sigur­sson
17-12-06
Bowl Licker, the sixth one,
was shockingly ill bred
From underneath the bedsteads
he stuck his ugly head
photo: Birkir Fanndal
16-12-06
Pot Scraper, the fifth one,
was a funny sort of chap
When kids were given scrapings
he┤d come to the door and tap
photo: Gunnar Jˇh
15th of december 06
The fourth was Spoon Licker
like spindle he was thin
He felt himself in clover
when the cook wasn┤t in
mynd: Birkir Fanndal
 
14th of december 06
Stubby was the third called
a stunted little man
who watched for every chance
to whisk off a pan
photo: Birkir Fanndal
13th of december 06
The second was Gully Gawk
gray his head and mien
He snuck into the cow barn
from his craggy ravine
photo: Ragnar Th.
12th of december 06
"First of the 13 Icelandic Yule Lads arrived last night"
 
The first of them was Sheep-Cote Clod
he came stiff as wood
to pray upon the farmer┤s sheep
as far as he could
photo: Ragnar Th. Sigur­sson

9th of december 2006
Ladies from the handcraft shop "Dyngjan" and PÚtur GÝslason manager of Hˇtel ReykjahlÝ­ offered people to come to Hˇtel ReykjahlÝ­ were they could learn how to make the pattern of the Leaf bread. Its an old custom to make the Leaf bread before Christmas and some people have created their own pattern. People also had coffee and cookies and two guitar players were playing.
Candle Beggar, one of the 13 Iicelandic Yule Lads, came by and showed the others how he cuts his Leaf bread
photo: Birkir Fanndal
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5th of december 2006
When people walked through Grenja­arsta­ur museum in Iceland, Stubby, one of the icelandic Yule Lads showed up! I guess he thought he could find something to eat!
 
photo: Birkir Fanndal
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3rd of december 2006
 
                                                          

 

The Yule Lads went to the Nature Bath in Mřvatn to have their annual Christmas bath.

Many people came to the Nature bath to join them as well as looking at their new outfit

 

photo: Gunnar

30. january 2006
 
Nßmaskar­ is one of Mřvatn┤s magic. The boiling water, colorful mud and strong smell lead you to this
place so you want to know more about the magic of Mřvatn.
 
photo:Gunnar
 
 
 
 
 
24. january 2006
 
 
The truth magic of the moment catch you when you have such a scenery.
And the abstract of warm and cold give you a snow magic.
 
photo/copyright Birkir Fanndal
 
 
 
 
 
23.january 2006
 
 
These strange and funny Lads,  Bowl Licker and Spook Licker visited the Cowshed CafÚ , Vogafjˇs, during the Advent.
Spoon Licker is the fourth brother of the Yule Lads to arrive to towns and Bowl Licker is the sixth one.
I am not sure if they managed to drink the milk from the cow or not!
 
photo/copyright: Birkir Fanndal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

23.january 2006

 

 



Welcome to the magic of Mřvatn Iceland. This photo was taken one beautiful day in december.
I wish we would have such a beautiful weather today, but since saturday we have had +2░C so the snow is melted down.
photo/copyright: Birkir Fanndal