News Dec 06, 2016

Take Our Quiz To See Which Icelandic Yule Lad You’re Most Like

Learn whether you're more of a Skyr Gobbler or a Door Slammer with this fun quiz!

Iceland’s Christmas Yule Lads are a staple in the country’s rich historic folklore. It’s believed that during each of the 13 nights leading up to Christmas, a Yule Lad comes down from the mountains to bring children gifts or candy – and sometimes play pranks. The Yule Lads have some pretty interesting characteristics, like the Skyr Gobbler who loves Skyr, a delicious Icelandic dairy product similar to yogurt (although it’s actually a cheese!), and the Doorway-Sniffer, who loves to take a whiff of your cakes and lace bread with his big nose.

Take the quiz below to find out which Yule Lad you’re most like. Make sure to share it with your friends using the hashtag #IcelandicYuleLad! Illustration credit: Every Single Word in Icelandic. Check out this page for more illustrated Icelandic words!




In addition to the Yule Lads, Iceland has many other unique Christmas traditions; be sure to check them all out here, and be sure to keep an eye out for the Yule Lads arriving on the following dates: