Þorrablót, or Thorrablot, started as a midwinter festival, as many cultures have. As it celebrated pagan gods it was abolished during kristnitaka, literally the taking of Christianity in Iceland.
Gleðileg jól! Happy Christmas from Iceland! With only about four hours of daylight in midwinter we can't spend our time hiking up mountains like we love so much, and instead we shut the doors and stay warm inside, making and eating our favourite Icelandic Christmas foods together.