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Ketkrókur – The twelfth Icelandic Yule Lad to come to town

ketkrokurTonight, Ketkrókur (Meat Hook), the twelfth Icelandic Yule lads, will come to town! Have you been naughty or nice? Will you get candy or a potato?

It’s obvious that some of the Yule Lads are more industrious and clever than others. Ketkrókur, for example, travels around with a long stick with a hook at the end, perfect for sticking it down chimneys in order to steal meat, preferably hangikjöt (smoked lamb).

Read about all the Icelandic Yule Lads and their extended family here.

Illustration by Elín Elísabet Einarsdóttir