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Huldufólk: The Truth Behind Iceland's Obsession With Elves

In Iceland, elves and other mythical beings are a fact of life.

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  • Icelandic cat plays on elf houses. 

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  • Álfaborg, Iceland—the castle of the fairies. 

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  • An Álfhóll road in Kópavogur, Iceland that narrows to protect the elves' habitat. 

    Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons