The 13 Yule Lads (jólasveinar) who come down from the mountains in the days leading up to Christmas to leave presents behind in the shoes of children during the night, seem to have expanded their operations.
Guests staying at some hotels in Reykjavík before Christmas were happy to find treats from the Yule Lads in socks hanging from their doorknobs when they woke up in the morning, ruv.is reports.
These included apples, mandarins, candles and playing cards. It appears that the Yule Lads have also started studying foreign languages because the presents were accompanied by notes with information about the Yule Lads in different languages.
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