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21 December 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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.

14 December 2019

Stúfur - Yule lad

December 14 – Stúfur (Stubby)

The third of the Yule lads comes on the night before the 14th of December and departs for home on the 27th of December. He was known for being unusually short and for stealing pans so he can eat crust lefts on them.

13 December 2019

Giljagaur - Yule lad

December 13 – Giljagaur (Gully Gawk)

The second Yule Lad comes on the night before the 13th of December and departs for home on the 26th of December. He was known to hide in barns and steal the froth of the milk buckets.

12 December 2019

Yule Lads family

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

Weather

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

ARICE Webinar Data Management

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.