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23 December 2022

Ketkrókur - Yule lad

December 23 – Ketkrókur (Meat-Hook)

The twelfth of the Yule Lads comes on the night before the 23rd of December and departs for home on the fifth of January. He was known for being the one who uses a hook to steal meat.

22 December 2022

Jean Malaurie 100 years birthday

Today, December 22, 2022, legendary Professor, Arctic Explorer, Artist and much more Jean Malaurie celebrates his 100th birthday!

22 December 2022

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).

21 December 2022

Gluggagægir - Yule lad

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.

20 December 2022

Bjúgnakrækir - Yule lad

December 20 – Bjúgnakrækir (Sausage-Swiper)

The ninth of the Yule Lads comes on the eve of the 20th of December and departs for home on the second of January. He was known to hide in the rafters and steal sausages that were being smoked.

19 December 2022

 From Thule to MOSAiC

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

19 December 2022

Skyrgámur - Yule lad

December 19 – Skyrgámur (Skyr-Gobbler)

The eighth of the Yule Lads comes on the night before the 19th of December and leaves on the first of January. He was known for being obsessed with the Icelandic yoghurt, Skyr.

18 December 2022

Hurðaskellir - Yule lad

December 18 – Hurðaskellir (Door-Slammer)

The seventh of the Yule Lads comes on the night before the 18th of December and departs for home on the 31st of December. He was known to be the loudest one, slamming doors, especially during nighttime.

17 December 2022

Askasleikir - Yule lad

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

Poster guide for Reindeer Husbandry Conference 2022

Available for download: Posterguide in English and Sámi languages from the Reindeer Husbandry Conference 2022 in Guovdageainnu, Norway.

16 December 2022

Pottaskefill - Yule lad

December 16 – Pottaskefill (Pot-Scraper)

The fifth of the Yule Lads comes on the night before the 16th of December and departs for home on the 29th of December. He was known to steal leftovers from pots.

15 December 2022

Þvörusleikir - Yule lad

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.