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Icelandic Elf School Principal Concerned for MP’s Health

Magnús Skarphéðinsson, principal of the Icelandic Elf School, has expressed his concern that Independence Party MP Árni Johnsen may be subject to an accident after relocating a boulder allegedly inhabited by elves to his home in the Westman Islands.


A hidden woman in Iceland’s lava landscape? Archive photo by Páll Stefánsson.

However, Árni believes the boulder and its hidden residents saved his life when he was in a car accident a couple of years ago and a specialist in the affairs of elves had confirmed that they were content with the move, which took place yesterday.

Magnús told that he has his doubts about the elves’ consent, pointing out that accidents are known to follow disruptions of elf settlements.

Yet the MP is not concerned. He explaining to that the project had not cost much because many people contributed. “They think it’s fun and so they help out.”

“We paid a ferry ticket for the young couple,” Árni said of two of the boulder’s alleged residents, “a formal ticket for a hidden man and woman with Herjólfur.”

Elf specialist Ragnhildur Jónsdóttir, who traveled with Árni and the elves on the ferry, fed them honey underway, telling that honey is their favorite food.

Click here to read more about this story and here to see footage of the move on


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