In autumn 2013 a team from French-Canadian TV producers visited the region of the Lagarfljot wyrm monster. The interview many people in search of the truth about the Lagarfljotsormur, this monster that has been seen since 1345 in the lake Lagarfljot in East-Iceland. Here you can see a trailer for this episode.
Yesterday this picture was taken from Klifá sightseeing place. This movement in the surface of Lagarfljót look suspicious and reminds us of descriptions from last year of three humps, one larger then others, rising above the surface and then slowly disappearing again.
The mysterious lake Lagarfljót appears different everyday. Some days it reflects the red sky while others the dark grey-brownish color of the glacier water hides the creatures of the lake. And in February and March we can expect the lake to be covered with ice, but no one dares to go skating. It might be related to the wyrm monster.
Jeremy Wade was one of those who visited Lagarfljot region last summer after having heard about the lake monster in the world news. He spent some time trying to catch our wyrm and of course he dropped by at Hjörtur Kjerulf’s home and got good advice and description. This episode in the 5th season of River Monsters is called Legend of Loch Ness and will go out on Animal Planet US on 27th May.
The winter is drifting away around the monster lake. But the ice on the shore has various forms, some of them reminds you of the mysterious creatures that many have seen in the lake. This is pictures taken yesterday in Atlavik where the north wind has blown drifting ice to the shore and the sun has melted it into forms. Is this sculpture a copy of the monsters head?
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!
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.
East Iceland welcomes you with your interest in the lake monster. And there is so much more to see here than the Lagarfljot wyrm. The region is rich of folktales and sightings of elves, trolls and more monsters then the one in Lagarfljot lake. And don’t forget our ghosts who can really spook you in some of the old houses where accommodation is offered. Learn more about the hospitality of East Iceland at http://www.east.is
In the summer 2007 there was an exhibition at Skriduklaustur where the Lagarfljotsormur was in focus. On that exhibition this video was played with the voice of Dagny Indriðadóttir telling the old tale of the origin of the wyrm. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iD-tCcK14E&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL