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Elves and supernatural beings

The rock was unearthed from layers of mud after it disappeared from view one year ago.

Elf rock restored after its removal wreaks havoc on Icelandic town

30 Aug A rock in Siglufjörður, Iceland, reputed to be the home of elves, was covered in metres of soil last year by roadworkers. A series of mishaps later, allegedly caused by the elves, the rock has now been dug up and restored.

Snæfellsjökull glacier has always been reputed as a place of great magic and power.

Belief in elves very strong in West Iceland

6 Jun 2016 The municipality of Snæfellnes is collecting documentation and stories about places where elves are believed to reside because of a review of the Snæfellsbær municipal land-use plan. The locals hold a strong belief in the hidden people.

A photo taken on April 22nd this year shows a rock which is supposedly an elvin palace.

Do the elves in Iceland actually exist?

13 May 2016 AFP have just run a story investigating the Icelandic belief in elves. Anthropologist Magnús Skarphéðinsson, who has spent decades collecting witness accounts is interviewed by AFP on the existance of elves in Iceland.

Eymundur Jóhannsson lives at Kambastígur, a small street under the Nafir hills in Sauðárkrókur, Skagafjörður, North Iceland.

Living under the protection of a mysterious elf woman

21 Jan 2016 Eymundur Jóhannsson lives with his wife and daughter at Kambastígur, a small street in Sauðárkrókur, North Iceland, a place in most danger of avalanches for the town according to a new report by the Iceland Met Office. Despite the danger the family sleep soundly, under the protection of an elf woman.

According to Ragnhildur Jónsdóttir, the elves will have to flee to the highlands were they may have conflicts with aggressive trolls.

Elves troubled by new airport proposal

26 Jun 2015 Seer Ragnhildur Jónsdóttir at the Hellisgerði Elf Garden says that elves are horrified at the idea of a new airport at Hvassahraun lava field. She points out to mbl.is that the area is a thriving community of elves and that in recent years, elves have had to abandon their farms and fishing to move to the harsh Icelandic highlands.

This year's SÁÁ 'elf'.

Selling elves for charity...

7 May 2015 The ‘elf sale’ in an annual fund-raising initiative of the Icelandic Association for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (SÁÁ).

The rock is possibly Ófeigskirkja, a rock mentioned in Icelandic folklore and a supposed church of the elves.

Elves make compromise with Road Administration

18 Mar 2015 A large and unusual rock will be moved today to make way for a new road in the municipality of Álftanes, close to Reykjavík. An announcement from the Icelandic Road Administration states that the rock will be placed by the side of the road close to similar rock formations."A pact between elves and men," explains clairvoyant Ragnhildur Jónsdóttir who wrote to the Mayor of Garðabær on behalf of the elves in 2012.

Families like to gather at bonfires on New Year's Eve, an evening associated with elves and the hidden people in Icelandic folklore.

Night of the elves

30 Dec 2014 If you're in Reykjavík on New Year's Eve, you won't miss the multitude of fireworks being lit on every street corner. Another Icelandic New Year's Eve tradition is to light bonfires where families gather to sing songs about the elves and the hidden folk who according to folklore are prominent at this time of year.

Búðargil in Akureyri. A strange and annoying sound has been keeping people up at night.

Things that go hum in the night

24 Nov 2014 The local newspaper of Akureyri, Akureyri Vikublað, reported last spring that a strange low frequency sound has been keeping people awake at night. The sound has returned and locals suspect everything from ghosts to the air conditioning system in a tunnel.

Útburður / the ghost of a newborn child left to die out in the cold.

Iceland's hidden creatures

12 Nov 2014 Dwarves, elves, trolls, ghosts , seamonsters, milk carriers, half-humans and half-animals, giant whales, and the mythical kingdom of Tröllbotnaland are the topic of a book by artist Arngrímur Sigurðsson whose fascination with the imagined beings of Icelandic folklore are now the subject of a book called Duldýrasafnið.

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