Celebrate Christmas the Icelandic way by immersing yourself in the cultural traditions and age-old folklore of our country! We offer a range of wonderful Icelandic Christmas gifts including sweaters, cardigans, and knitted accessories for the whole family, plus intricately detailed Icelandic Christmas ornaments and figurines based on the Icelandic Yule Lads folk tales.
Icelandic Christmas celebrations traditionally begin on December 23rd and involve a mix of religious practices and intriguing Icelandic mythology. Unlike other parts of the world where Father Christmas or Saint Nick is the only yuletide icon, Icelandic culture depicts not one but 13 Christmas trolls! The Yule Lads are said to be the children of a terrible ogre named Grýla who lives in the mountains. Icelandic children are told terrible tales of Grýla; she is said to seek out naughty boys and girls to boil up in her cauldron. The Yule Lads visit homes on the nights leading up to Christmas, leaving candy and small gifts for good children and rotting potatoes for bad kids!
Our colorful and cute traditional Icelandic Christmas ornaments include tree decorations and figurines depicting the Yule Lads and their names. Learn the stories behind each character and choose your favorite or buy them all to hang on your tree and invite a little Icelandic folklore into your home! Decorate your fireplace or windowsill with the Yule Lads figurines - who knows, maybe they will sneak into your home this festive season, bringing a touch of Icelandic Christmas mischief with them?