Jól, Yule, Christmas
December in Iceland is as tricky as it is a treat. Not only is the snow beautiful, it is also the month of Christmas, or Jól (think juletide, as in Yule the words have germanic origins) in Icelandic, and Icelanders take their Christmas very seriously indeed. The festive cheer is genuine, jovial and comparatively free from the bombardment of Christmas commercialization that is so apparent in many countries.
Surrounding this time are lots of old traditions that the locals hold near and dear to their hearts which anyone would be lucky to be a part of. We wont spoil the surprise now, because we have a post lined up all about that later in December.