Iceland’s Elves Must Be Accounted For In Environmental Impact Survey


Icleandic elf houses. Photo: Christian Bickel (CC)

Icleandic elf houses. Photo: Christian Bickel (CC)

Sharon Hill of Doubtful News brings us the latest update on Iceland’s Serious Elf Business.

The Huldufolk must be consulted at least as a cultural tradition in Iceland.

Iceland’s hidden elves delay road projects.

Elf advocates have joined forces with environmentalists to urge the Icelandic Road and Coastal Commission and local authorities to abandon a highway project building a direct route from to the tip of the Alftanes peninsula, where the president has a home, to the Reykjavik suburb of Gardabaer. They fear disturbing elf habitat and claim the area is particularly important because it contains an elf church.

The project has been halted until the Supreme Court of Iceland rules on a case brought by a group known as Friends of Lava, who cite both the environmental and the cultural impact — including the impact on elves — of the road project. The group has regularly brought hundreds of people out to block the bulldozers.

7 Comments on "Iceland’s Elves Must Be Accounted For In Environmental Impact Survey"

  1. Anarchy Pony | Dec 22, 2013 at 6:06 pm |

    At least they don’t have trolls…

  2. If believing in empirically unverifiable beings is what it takes to revere and protect the integrity of natural resources, landmarks, and landscapes, then long live the elves.

  3. kowalityjesus | Dec 23, 2013 at 3:52 am |

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