Stories from nature protecting nature

A mountainside troll in Snæfellsnes.

A mountainside troll in Snæfellsnes. Photo: RAX

Icelandic beliefs surrounding elves and trolls are the subject of a new short video published today on BBC Earth.

Melissa Hogenboom travels to Iceland in search of supernatural beings and uncovers a “deeper truth”.

The Icelanders and experts in Icelandic national belief that Hogenboom speaks to reveal a new dimension to the traditional elves and trolls story, including musings on how belief in stories from nature can lead to greater belief in and protection of the selfsame nature.

The video includes wonderful images of Icelandic nature and can be viewed on the BBC Earth website here.

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