Icelandic Wyrm Encounter
Mythological monsters from Icelantic roots usually come from Norse Mythology. There are several monsters within the Norse territory, but one ranks pretty high. The Lagarfljotsormurinn is a sea serpent but often will be referred to as a “wyrm.” It is claimed you can find the monster in Lake Lagarfljot near Egilsstadir, on the eastern side of Iceland. Folktales connect to this monster dating back to the 14th Century. In 2012 though, a YouTube video showed a shape moving beneath the ice with many believing it was the serpent. Finnish researcher Miisa McKeown dismissed this, claiming it was likely an icy fishing net or cloth and most of all, the object was stationary! Many believe Iceland’s government did not outright dismiss this as a hoax to help inflate their tourism industry.