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Íslensku Jólasveinarnir, The Icelandic Yule Lads

Halló funny names fans. Happy New Year! Today’s post, Icelandic lore. Every evening during the two weeks before Christmas one of the Yule Lads, also know as Iceland’s 13 Santas, come down from the mountains surrounding Dimmuborgir and cause trouble … Continue reading

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Vigdís Finnbogadóttir

It’s always nice to be the first in something. For instance, I was the first person in my house this morning to have some toast. A great feeling. Similarly accomplished in her life has been Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, the former President of Iceland. She … Continue reading

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Gylfi Sigurðsson

Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson – also known as Gylfi “Cut and Paste” Sigurdsson for those lacking Icelandic keyboard capabilities – is a star Icelandic professional footballer – also known as a “soccer player” for those lacking European sporting tendencies. Born in … Continue reading

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