My wife and daughter went to Iceland last week, so of course they bought me a book! Looking forward to diving into this one, but I think I am going to save it until October to give myself something new to enjoy the Halloween season. I have not read much in the way of Icelandic folklore so it should be interesting.
Icelandic ghost stories derive their inspiration from the unforgiving climate and remote villages of the country, playing up the eerie ambiance. They can be found in sagas, folklore, and the oral traditions of various regions.
A noteworthy aspect that my wife learned on her trip is that Icelanders possess a distinct perspective on these supernatural entities, with many embracing their existence as genuine. While a few may approach these stories skeptically, they remain an indispensable part of Icelandic cultural heritage, shared with equal enthusiasm by both locals and visitors.