The Lagarfljot’s worm festival

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.

Visit the area of the lake monster

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

The lake monster of Lagarfljot appears once again!

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.