Christmas has come to Whales of Iceland – our whales are feeling festive and celebration is in the air. One of the big Icelandic Christmas traditions involves the Yule Lads, the mischievous sons of the trolls Grýla and Leppalúði. Beginning on December 12th, they come into town from the mountains one by one, each leaving a small present in the shoes that children leave on windowsills.

We are excited to be celebrating Christmas with our 'Whale Lads' again this year, as they are helping us with our Christmas Treasure Hunt! A small package will be hidden in the exhibition each day from December 12th – December 24th. The lucky child who finds the package will get to exchange it for a real present with our staff. The package is hidden once in the morning and once in the afternoon.

You can read more about the Yule Lads here.

Keep your eye on our Facebook & Instagram to see our 'Whale Lads' as they appear!