Most People In Iceland Really Believe In Elves

Most People In Iceland Really Believe In Elves

Who could actually believe in invisible elves? Children, perhaps? Actually, try the majority of the Icelandic population. One 1998 survey showed that 54.4% of Icelanders said they believed in the existence of elves. These elves in question are known as the Huldufolk, or the "hidden people," and are allegedly invisible, and they are a big part of the folklore that is intertwined with the identity of Iceland as a nation. There have been instances of construction projects that have halted because the planned roads would interrupt the elves living in those paths.

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