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Gáttaþefur - Yule lad

December 22 – Gáttaþefur (Doorway-Sniffer)

The eleventh of the Yule Lads comes on the night before the 22nd of December and departs for home on the fourth of January. He was known to have an extremely long, large nose and an amazing sense of smell he usually uses to seek out the Icelandic traditional leavebred (Laufabrauð).

The next to arrive is Ketkrókur (Meat-Hook).

See more about all the Icelandic Yule Lads