Invite the Icelandic Yule Lads into your home this Christmas! Crazy characters from traditional Icelandic Christmas folklore, these mischievous trolls are said to visit children in the 13 nights leading up to Christmas, leaving candy for the good boys and girls and rotting potatoes for the bad ones! Our range of Yule Lads tree ornaments and figurines lovingly depict these little folk in vivid detail and wonderful color to add a touch of fun to your festive décor!
According to Icelandic folk tales, each Yule Lad has his own idiosyncrasies and behaves in a particular way. There's Stekkjarstaur, the Sheep-Cote Clod who likes to harass a farmer's ewes but who suffers from stiff leg joints - perhaps he could benefit from some Icelandic cod liver oil! Maybe you're intrigued by Askasleikir, the Bowl-Licker who likes to hide under your bed and steal the leftover food from your askur? You should definitely be wary of Kertasníkir, the Candle-Beggar as he creeps after you to snatch away your candle in the darkness! Creepiest of all is Grýla, the Yule Lads' mother who lives in the mountains and boils naughty children in her big cauldron! Even her black cat is a beast to be cautious of; it eats children who do not receive new clothes for Christmas! Sending a clothing gift from our wonderful range of Icelandic knitwear will help avoid this unfortunate occurrence.
Buy Icelandic Yule Lads ornaments for a unique take on your usual holiday décor! Opt for the hanging ornaments to give your Christmas tree a rustic traditional look, or line up the free-standing figurines on a windowsill or fireplace to create a cute display. Just remember to keep a look out for the real Yule Lad pranksters!