Gangárar
Gangárar

A wandering ghost who follows its victims around.

Part of the Icelandic Ghost Types series.

Skotta
Skotta

A malicious ghost that follows the same family for generations, killing and driving people insane.

Part of the Icelandic Ghost Types series.

Sædraugur
Sædraugur

A ghost of one drowned at sea.

Part of the Icelandic Ghost Type series.

Staðarar
Staðarar

A ghost that haunts the place they died.

Part of the Icelandic Ghost Type series.

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Gunna
Gunna

After having her property taken from her by the landowner, Guðrún Onundardottir was enraged to the point she dropped dead. After, gunna’s coffin was being carried to the cemetery when it suddenly got lighter. Upon being placed, a whisper was heard ‘no need deep to dig, no plans long to lie’ - Gunna had become a hateful spectre.
The next day the blued and broken body of the man who took her property lay in the heath, and the whole peninsula of Reykjanes became haunted. Eventually, she was vanquished by a pastor who lead her to fall into the fumerole. Some say she paces, veiled in the steam, around the rim of the steamy abyss today.

Icelandic Ghost stories.

Höfðabrekku  -  Jóka
Höfðabrekku - Jóka

Once there lived a woman at Hofdabrekka by the name of Jorunn. When a man named Þorsteinn wanted to marry her daughter, she grew furious and vengeful, believing him unworthy. This drove him away out to sea to escape her. However, Jóka was restless and vowed to haunt him.

“Hekla’s split is a hellish pit,

where raging infernos spit,

I’ll show you the door to the great floor,

theres no place that you merit more”

Höfðabrekku  -  Jóka
Höfðabrekku - Jóka

Once there lived a woman at Hofdabrekka by the name of Jorunn. When a man named Þorsteinn wanted to marry her daughter, she grew furious and vengeful, believing him unworthy. This drove him away out to sea to escape her. However, Jóka was restless and vowed to haunt him.

“Hekla’s split is a hellish pit,

where raging infernos spit,

I’ll show you the door to the great floor,

theres no place that you merit more”

Myvatns-Skotta
Myvatns-Skotta

A young girl was passing a farm when she was invited in to eat. The farmer feeds the girl a meal and tells her he’ll accompany her walk to the next town.

But the farmer practiced witchcraft, and once by the river he drowned the girl. Carrying her lifeless body atop the hill, he awakened her as a ghost who would kill on his behalf any family he liked. The Myvatns-Skotta did this for many centuries with much success.

Gangárar
Skotta
Sædraugur
Staðarar
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Gunna
Höfðabrekku  -  Jóka
Höfðabrekku  -  Jóka
Myvatns-Skotta
Gangárar

A wandering ghost who follows its victims around.

Part of the Icelandic Ghost Types series.

Skotta

A malicious ghost that follows the same family for generations, killing and driving people insane.

Part of the Icelandic Ghost Types series.

Sædraugur

A ghost of one drowned at sea.

Part of the Icelandic Ghost Type series.

Staðarar

A ghost that haunts the place they died.

Part of the Icelandic Ghost Type series.

Gunna

After having her property taken from her by the landowner, Guðrún Onundardottir was enraged to the point she dropped dead. After, gunna’s coffin was being carried to the cemetery when it suddenly got lighter. Upon being placed, a whisper was heard ‘no need deep to dig, no plans long to lie’ - Gunna had become a hateful spectre.
The next day the blued and broken body of the man who took her property lay in the heath, and the whole peninsula of Reykjanes became haunted. Eventually, she was vanquished by a pastor who lead her to fall into the fumerole. Some say she paces, veiled in the steam, around the rim of the steamy abyss today.

Icelandic Ghost stories.

Höfðabrekku - Jóka

Once there lived a woman at Hofdabrekka by the name of Jorunn. When a man named Þorsteinn wanted to marry her daughter, she grew furious and vengeful, believing him unworthy. This drove him away out to sea to escape her. However, Jóka was restless and vowed to haunt him.

“Hekla’s split is a hellish pit,

where raging infernos spit,

I’ll show you the door to the great floor,

theres no place that you merit more”

Höfðabrekku - Jóka

Once there lived a woman at Hofdabrekka by the name of Jorunn. When a man named Þorsteinn wanted to marry her daughter, she grew furious and vengeful, believing him unworthy. This drove him away out to sea to escape her. However, Jóka was restless and vowed to haunt him.

“Hekla’s split is a hellish pit,

where raging infernos spit,

I’ll show you the door to the great floor,

theres no place that you merit more”

Myvatns-Skotta

A young girl was passing a farm when she was invited in to eat. The farmer feeds the girl a meal and tells her he’ll accompany her walk to the next town.

But the farmer practiced witchcraft, and once by the river he drowned the girl. Carrying her lifeless body atop the hill, he awakened her as a ghost who would kill on his behalf any family he liked. The Myvatns-Skotta did this for many centuries with much success.

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