Icelandic Elf School

Apparently Iceland is serious about their elves.

Reykjavik is home to Alfaskolinn- Elfschool. This is a 22 year old institution that teaches people (locals and tourists) about Icelandic mythology, particularly elves. And judging from the official website, the classes are taught from the viewpoint that elves are real. Like, really real. This has just made the top of the list of places to visit if I ever make it to Iceland (someday, hopefully!).

Although, I have to admit, part of me is a little creeped out. I took a course on Irish history in college and one of the required books was The Burning of Bridget Cleary: A True Story– a fascinating book that described the burning of a woman in 1895 after her family thought her a changeling. Highly recommended and it’s probably available at your library.

I first found out about this at io9. There’s also more information at the Atlas Obscura website.