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The Skrimslis of Lavaland in beautiful Icelandic moss
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Can you imagine this little island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean? 

Well, it was here a long, long time ago in the land of fire and ice, a land we call Iceland where the Skrimslis were born. 

In the old days when the people of Iceland still lived in turf houses with only oil lamps to light their homes, they sometimes saw all kinds of ogres and strange creatures taking shape from the shaddows of the flickering light. And that is how the Skrimslis came to be. Each and every one of them had their very own special life, living in turf houses with their people. Can you imagine the stories each of the Skrimslis have to tell?

However, Iceland evolved, and soon all homes were furnished with electricity. All the Skrimslis experienced the same fate. To survive, they needed to flee the overbearing and luminous electric lighting and new buildings. With sheer perseverance, they all moved to the lava fields, living in caves in a land they now call Lavaland. 

A land surrounded by the beautiful nature of Iceland. Life had not gotten worse for these sailent creatures, but it was different, and they needed to adjust to it. 

In truth, the change was not so bad because they loved how nature embraced them. Before they rummaged through the garbage in the turf houses to find food, but now they live on blueberries, pines, and other gourmet delicacies nature provides. 

The trolls in Iceland protect the Skrimslis from the dangers looming around them, and the elves are their special friends who know all of their secrets. If you ever meet a Skrimsli out in the lava field, be sure to greet it. By greeting a Skrimsli, it will bestow on you a special sign of good luck and prosperity that will follow you in years to come. 

The Skrimslis of Lavaland book
The Skrimsli Bjork
two boys in a workshop creating a wool monster

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Would you like to visit us and make your own Skrimsli?

We are so happy to have opened our workshop in Iceland, where you can design and create your own Icelandic souvenir. Located in the capital area of Iceland, just 14 km from Reykjavik city center, surrounded by beautiful nature and birdlife, we can promise you an extraordinary and unique experience. If you are looking for fun things to do in Iceland, you certainly have come to the right place.

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