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Mysterious Iceland
Saga Museum
sagamuseumA close encounter with the most historical figures and major events in the icelandic history.

From the time of the earliest settlers, history is brought to life in a unique and exciting way.
The Saga Museum intimately recreates key moments in Icelandic history, moments that have determined the fate of our people and which give a compelling view into how Icelanders have lived for more than a millenium.

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Elves in Iceland
Elves in IcelandA big part of icelandic culture has been the belief in elves and hidden people.  Although they can't normally be seen, there are still a lot of first-hand stories from a high percent of icelanders, about their encounters with this hidden world, existing alongside our visible and physical reality. Although many of these stories are positive, sometimes there appears to be some conflict between the two worlds, usually a reaction resulting from somebody on "our" side doing something (usually un-intended) against the inhabitants of the hidden world.  Here is a short article (by Reuters) about something that happened quite some years ago, when a team of road-workers were paving an area for a new road - unknowingly, they were messing up things on the other side.
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The Lagarfljot worm
lagarfljotsormurThe Lagarfljótsormur, Lagarfljót worm, (or simply Iceland Worm Monster) is an Icelandic lake cryptid which is purported to live in Lagarfljót in Egilsstaðir. Sightings have been logged since 1345 and continue in the 20th and 21st century, and an origin of the creature is given in Jón Árnason's collection of Icelandic folktales and legends published in 1862 and 1864.

The serpentine creature is said to live and often be sighted raising its back above the water in Lagarfljót, a freshwater, below-sea-level, glacial-fed lake which has very poor visibility as a result of siltation. It is described as longer than a football field, or 300 feet (91 m), and has also been reported outside the water, lying coiled up or slithering into the trees. Sometimes it is said to be as long as the lake itself, 30 kilometres (19 mi). It is a "many humps" type of lake monster, rather than the simply serpentine type of, for example, the Loch Ness Monster.

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Snæfellsnes
snaefellsnesSnæfellsnes peninsula is a beautiful area located on the west side of Iceland which offers many recreational activities.

On your way to Snæfellsnes we receommend your first stops after reaching the peninsula are at Gerðuberg, a columnar basalt cliff in Hnappadalur valley, and Ölkelda, a natural spring of clean drinking water. Then continue around the peninsula and to the National Park. A must is a stop at Arnarstapi and enjoy its extraordinary shores and scenery. Nature lovers enjoy the spectacular landscapes and peculiarities of the surroundings and spend time hiking and bird watching along the precipitous shoreline where it is quite common to see seals.

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