Travelers to Mývatn in northeast Iceland
can meet the 13 Icelandic yule lads, taste Icelandic Christmas specialties and bathe in the Mývatn Nature Baths. The town invites visitors to take part in a program called Welcome to Mývatn, the Magical Land of Christmas
, organized by project Snow Magic, which features the infamous 13 yule lads, the Icelandic Santa Clauses. Children unable to visit the Icelandic Santas can send letters to them instead.
All letters addressed to “Santa Claus, Iceland” are forwarded to Santa World in Mývatn, and all letters are replied to. Letters from the santas can also be ordered online, on www.santaworld.is.
Snow Magic is a joint project between Iceland, Finland, and Sweden. It was launched by the Northern Periphery Programme (NPP) to increase cooperation on cultural projects in northern territories. For more information, visit www.snowmagic.is.