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.
Villi naglbítur is an Icelandic TV & Rockstar doing a travel program for Siminn. He goes to remarkable places all around Iceland. Of course he had to visit Hjörtur Kjerúlf at Hrafnkelsstadir, the farmer who filmed the mysterious monster swimming in the river beneath his home in February. Here you can see clips from Villi’s visit to Hrafnkelsstadir.
The inhabitants of the region of lake Lagarfljot have an annual festival in late August named after the monster. Ormsteiti it is called, a full week of exhibitions, concerts, celebrations and gatherings with a little bit of carnival style here in the far north. And the lake monster of course is in the spotlight the whole week, appearing or not appearing. Check ormsteiti.is for more information.
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
Few days ago Hjortur Kjerulf, a farmer in Fljotsdalur valley East Iceland, recorded a remarkable video of some large creature swimming upstream in the river Jökulsa in Fljotsdal. That river is one of the main rivers that runs into the great lake Lagarfljot which is just 2 km away from the farmers home. Lake Lagarfljot is famous for begin very deep and for its monsterous wyrm that has appeared there ever since 1345. The video clip has now spread around the world with the question, is this the famous lake monster Lagarfljotsormur, or its baby. You can view this clip on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OmyyHyya64 and judge for yourself.