Dec 01, 2015

Quiz: Which Icelandic Yule Lad Are You Most Like?

It’s that time of year again: Iceland’s beloved Yule Lads are beginning to make their journey down from the mountains to leave gifts for children and perhaps wreak a little havoc as well. The Christmas Yule Lads are a staple in Icelandic folklore. Legend says in the 13 days leading up to Christmas, one Yule Lad descends from the mountains each night to bear gifts to children, leave surprises in their shoes and perhaps play a prank or two while they’re at it.

The Yule Lads are known for their interesting characteristics, from the Skyr Gobbler, who loves traditional Icelandic skyr that’s similar to yogurt, to the Sausage Swiper, who may take a few of your Christmas meats when he visits. Which one are you most like? Take our quiz below!

Gleðileg jól! (That's ‘Merry Christmas' in Icelandic!) Don’t forget to look out for the Yule Lads as they make their appearances on the following days:

December 12 - Sheep-Cote Clod
December 13 - Gully Gawk
December 14 - Stubby
December 15 - Spoon Licker
December 16 - Pot-Scraper
December 17 - Bowl-Licker
December 18 - Door-Slammer
December 19 - Skyr-Gobbler
December 20 - Sausage-Swiper
December 21 - Window-Peeper
December 22 - Doorway Sniffer
December 23 - Meat-Hook
December 24 - Candle-Stealer