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Door Sniffer Arrives in Town

The eleventh Yule Lad is Door Sniffer. He arrives in town today. Door Sniffer (Gáttaþefur in Icelandic) is known for his large nose and acute sense of smell which he uses to locate laufabrauð.

doorsnifferIllustration: Magnús Valur Pálsson.

The Yule Lads, the Icelandic version of Santa Claus, one of the differences being that there are 13 of them, come down from the mountains one by one to treat well-behaved children to presents.

Click here and here to read more about the Yule Lads.


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