News & Press Releases
21 December 2019
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.
17 December 2019
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.
15 December 2019
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.
12 December 2019
Unlike most other countries that only have one Santa Claus, Iceland has thirteen. They are called Jólasveinar (Yule lads or perhaps Christmas boys) and take turns visiting our children the 13 nights leading up to Christmas Eve.
11 December 2019
Iceland especially the northern part has been hit by a severe snowstorm likely the worst for at least a very long time. Red weather warnings were issued all over the country due to extremely high windspeed up to 52 meters per second with constant windspeed around 30.
10 December 2019
The Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium (ARICE) and Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) invite for a webinar on Data Management, on 17 December 9-10:30 am GMT.