Truth be told, Halloween was not celebrated in Iceland until just a couple of decades ago. But boy do we love it!
Not only are Icelanders obsessed with candy, they have a deeply rooted fascination for the dead, the invisible, the monstrous and just about any type of horrible creature that is lurking in the darkness. Heck, even our Santa Clauses are half-trolls!
Take a look at these Halloween themed wares we picked for you guys in this Halloween inspired discount box:
The paranormal has long been a great interest to the Icelandic public and ghosts and hauntings are no exception. Many famous cases of hauntings in Reykjavík have been recorded and the acclaimed author Steinar Bragi has collected them for your eerie enjoyment. He goes to great lengths to investigate the hauntings and tells us the stories behind each and every one of them.
In the old days, Icelanders´ belief in ghosts was widespread and deep-rooted. Much of the country's folklore is devoted to ghost stories, in which various types of phantasms feature. The most common of these otherworldly beings are spectres and zombies, as well as the so-called „family“ ghosts, and, of course, poltergeists.
Throughout the centuries, the people of Iceland have told stories of their encounters with hidden beings. Accounts of these creatures have been recorded, and collected from the 13th century to the present day. The most common of these refer to various types of elves, ghosts and monsters of land and sea.
In the Museum of Hidden Beings, artist Arngrímur Sigurðsson reaches into this vast and complex fantasy world, creating a fresh vision of this strange zoo of the imagination.
And to set the mood for your mystical journey of Icelandic monsters, ghosts and mythical beings, light this incense before reading.
Sinister looking candy from the black cat Freyja! Perfect to hand out to unsuspecting kids on Halloween!
And more candy to hand out to those trick or treaters. This is a mix of strange and not so strange Icelandic candy your neighborhood kids have probably not seen before...
This is a great box for anyone looking to spend a moody evening reading the lore of Iceland. The incense is wonderful and the candy is a bonus to boot!