Christmas may be over but the elves are still busy in Iceland apparently. Okay, maybe not THAT kind of elves. According to the Associated Press, “elf advocates” in Iceland have joined with enviornmentalists to abandon a highway project through an area where elves are believed to have a church. Really?? Yep, you read that right.
Here we have to watch out for owls and bats; in Iceland it’s elves. Elves are a huge part of Icelandic culture, allegedly making their homes in crags and rocks.
The AP says the elf issue is brought up so often that “the road and coastal administration has come up with a stock media response for elf inquiries, which states that ‘issues have been settled by delaying the construction project at a certain point while the elves living there have supposedly moved on.’ “
Wow, who are their PR people? NPR has more on this unlikely story.