Photographed by Guðmundur Örn Leifsson, 2016

Yule is a winter festival over the darkest days of winter. According to Icelandic mythology, on the 12th of December the first Yule lad comes from the mountains and leaves small gifts in children's shoes that they have left in a window over night. Each day a new Yule lad comes and brings a new gift until Christmas day. Every day after Christmas Day one Yule lad heads back home to the mountains, and on the last day of Yule the last Yule lad leaves, on a day called Þrettándinn (13th day of Yule), which is a public holiday celebrated with fireworks and bonfires.


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ISNIC operates the RIX, a public internet exchange located in Reykjavík, Iceland. RIX has been operating since 1999 and is currently the only open internet exchange in Iceland.

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