Tagged "Christmas Creatures"

Leif Eriksson steps out onto the Christmas tree in front of Reykjavik's Hallgrímskirkja church, dazzled by the Christmassy reflection of today's afternoon sun.

WHAT DO ST LUCIA, THE REYKJAVIK WIND QUINTET AND GULLY GAWK HAVE IN COMMON?

There’s a lot on in Reykjavik today, from the arrival of Yuletide Lad Gully Gawk, to a St Lucia procession, to a performance by the renowned Reykjavik Wind Quintet.


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THE FIRST YULETIDE LAD ARRIVES IN TOWN!

The first of the thirteen long-awaited Yuletide Lads (Jólasveinar) made his way down from the mountains sometime last night, leaving a little present in the shoes of Icelandic children.


I spotted this Yuletide Lad pacing outside the bookshop/cafe on Skólavördustígur Street, with Hallgrímskirkja church visible to the right..

CHRISTMAS CREATURES SPOTTED IN REYKJAVIK

In just one week, Iceland’s Yuletide lads will start coming down from the mountains to cause mischief in all Icelandic homes. I’ll keep you posted as each arrives, but if you’re visiting Reykjavik before then you can see some of these Christmas creatures in various places around town – and if you note the location […]