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Ghosts in Hólar

 

Misty day in Gvendarskál

Thinking about the hidden people?

Sometimes it's foggy in Skagafjörður. It can be quite frustrating on a beautiful clear day to have the fog start creeping in from the sea. But even then there's a sense of mystery and it's easy to understand how the many stories of elves, ghosts and trolls started. The landscape takes on strange forms and you wouldn't be surprised if a troll rose up from the rocks or a queen of elves were to appear from a cliff. Hólar has it's share of ghost stories and a well known play was based on one of those stories, Galdra-Loftur. It tells the story of a student at Hólar who wanted to learn everything about black magic but it didn´t end well for him.