Coca Cola may have Santa Claus with his red coat and white beard, other may have Nikolaus, Ruprecht and Sinterklaas! We have our beloved Icelandic Yulelads - our „Jólasveinar“!
They are definitely not the the typical fatherly Christmas figure – quite the opposite!
The Icelandic „jólasveinar“ live in a cave up in the highland and are a group of 13 brothers. Frankly, their parents wouldn´d win a parenting award, both are certainly of troll origin: Grýla, the mother, harsh punishing and Leppalúði, the lazy good – for – nothing father.
Have a look and enjoy!