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Make your own Icelandic souvenir! 

Visit our homebased workshop where you can make your own wool monster!  

 

We are located 15 minutes from Reykjavik city center, surrounded by beautiful nature and birdlife. The workshop takes approximately one hour and is suitable for all ages. It is a great activity for families, couples and friends. We promise you a truly unique experience while making a personal authentic Icelandic souvenir.  

 

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The Skrimslis 

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 shadows 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. 

The Skrimsli Bjork
The Skrimslis of Lavaland book

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