Yesterday, members of the chess club Hrókurinn (the Rook) and Kalak, the partnership association of Iceland and Greenland, brought all the children of Kulusuk, Greenland, Christmas presents from women in the Gerðuberg Knitting Club, hrokurinn.is reports.
Forty grade-school children and about ten preschool children live in Kulusuk, a village of 250 people.
Hrafn Jökulsson, head of Hrókurinn and Stefán Herbertsson, head of Kalak, brought the presents. Along with them was Doorway-Sniffer, one of the Yule Lads, whose nose is enormous and whose sense of smell is exceptional. He is famous for sniffing out cakes to steal.
Some arrived by dogsled. Photo: Hrókurinn.
Dozens of children awaited the Icelanders at the airport, where a Christmas party was held. The Icelanders came by an Air Iceland flight, but the airline is a sponsor of the project.
Each present included a piece of knit clothing, a Christmas cap and assorted chocolates.
The weather was beautiful and the children had arrived, some by dogsled, others by snowmobile, but most had come by foot in the snow to be able to receive their gifts.