Gáttaþefur - Yule lad

December 22

Gáttaþefur (Doorway-Sniffer) is the eleventh Yule Lad who comes to town on the night before the 22nd of December and departs for home on the 4th of January. Doorway-Sniffer was known to have an extremely long, large nose and an amazing sense of smell he usually used to seek out the Icelandic traditional leaf bred (Laufabrauð).

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

Instagram highlights on Gáttaþefur (Doorway-Sniffer)

See more about all the Icelandic Yule Lads

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