Grýla – mother of the Icelandic Yule Lads- and the Northern Lights

Any time from the onset of autumn darkness in September until the light nights of spring in April we can witness one of nature’s most spectacular displays, the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).

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On a clear night, you might be lucky to see the Northern Lights swirling in a wild and carefree dance across the sky. Many Tour Operators offer mystery evening tours to haunt for the Northern Lights.
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Grýla is Icelands best known troll and mother of the Icelandic Yule Lads and fear of all children. Grýla is located in the Trollgarden at Fossatún, Borgarfjördur a popular stop to see and photograph the Northern Lights. (The Northern Lights remind Grýla of older times, when trolls and dragons ruled the earth.)

The Icelandic Horse – childrens best friend

This lovely photo is from Örlygshöfn in the Westfjords, near Patreksfjörður.

Örlygshöfn is a grassy valley by a sea lagoon. Hnjótur is a farm in Örlygshöfn and there is a remarkable museum of local objects. The museum is open daily during summer and upom request during winter. There is also a café, store with icelandic handicraft, camping site and accommodation. Hótel Látrabjarg is in Örlygshöfn not far from Hnjótur.

Are you willing to share your Iceland Secret?

Inspired by Iceland offers you to share your Iceland Secret. Is there a special place in Iceland you would like to tell the world about? If so you can share your secret using #Icelandsecret on your social media platform or send an email to Inspired Sectret.

Our Secret Place is Brúarárfoss in South Iceland, which you can see on the photo.