There is no ice on the monster lake this winter. It has not been cold enough. But the wind gathers the ice crystals in the end of the lake where from it drifts as big white plates, shield for the monsterous wyrm to hide under!
On 23rd February the Lagarfljotsormur was on Russian TV. A program about water monsters around the world spent good 10 minutes in interviews and stories about our famous worm monster. They interviewed Skúli Björn Gunnarsson, director of the Institute of Gunnar Gunnarsson at Skriðuklaustur and two eye-witnesses, Elín Kröyer who saw the monster in the sixties and Þurý Bára Birgisdóttir who saw something big and strange out on the lake in April 2012. Of course the world famous footage from Hjörtur Kjerúlf was also mentioned. Here is the link to the program which starts with our wyrm. Good information for those who speak Russian. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeXB38d2rpc
A group of experts from the TV program Fact or faked came to Iceland last spring. They did research the location where Hjortur Kjerulf shot his footage in February and tried to make things moving in the water there just like the “monster” on the footage. But they also went out to the big Lagarfljot lake in hunt for the worm monster. The episode can now been seen on the web.
Guided tours around lake Lagarfljot are now available for iPhone & Android smartphones. Local guides tell stories from the past and of course the tale of Lagarfljotsormur is one of the main stories. The smartguide is available both in Icelandic and English and the small Fljotsdalur valley circle is free for download. And you even don’t have to be on the spot using the GPS directed programs. You can just as well download it to your phone or pad and travel around the lake, looking at pictures and listening to stories, sitting comfortably in your sofa at home.