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22 December 2022
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).
21 December 2022
December 21 – Gluggagægir (Window-Peeper)
The tenth of the Yule Lads comes on the night before the 21st of December and departs for home on the third of January. He was known for being probably the creepiest one, he would peek inside people’s windows to see if there was anything to steal.
19 December 2022
The seminar, 75 years of French and German Arctic Research - On the occasion of the 100th birthday of legendary professor Jean Malaurie held in Berlin on Monday, December 12 th 2022 is now available online - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1qg50QPznM
17 December 2022
December 17 – Askasleikir (Bowl-Licker)
The sixth of the Yule Lads comes on the eve of the 17th of December and departs for home on the 30th of December. He was known to hide under beds when people would place their “askur,” a plate used for all meals. He then stole the askur and ate from it.
16 December 2022
Available for download: Posterguide in English and Sámi languages from the Reindeer Husbandry Conference 2022 in Guovdageainnu, Norway.
15 December 2022
December 15 – Þvörusleikir (Spoon-Licker)
The fourth of the Yule Lads comes on the night before the 15th of December and departs for home on the 28th of December. He was known for being tall, thin, and for stealing þvörur (long wooden spoons) to lick them.