ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Icelandic Elf School

Updated on October 9, 2013

Learn about the Hidden People of Iceland at the icelandic Elf School

If you are interested in off the beaten path travel, here is one for you: The Icelandic Elf School. The Icelandic Elf school, located in Reykjavic, offers courses about the Hidden People of Iceland.

The Icelandic Elf School was opened in 1991 by Magnús Skarphéðinsson, who is an expert in Icelandic folklore, and preservation of information about hidden people, elves, fairies, and the like.

Tired of always going to the same places for vacation? Interested in learning about traveling to a different sort of destination? Consider the Icelandic Elf School.

Image Credit: Wintery Fairy by KatMary

Types of Invisible People Studies at the Icelandic Elf School - What type of hidden people will you learn about in the Icelandic Elf School?

According to Icelandic folklore, there are many types of invisible people besides just elves. At the Icelandic Elf School, you can learn about all of the different types of invisible people, and how to tell them apart.

The types of invisible people you can learn about at the Icelandic Elf School include:



Hidden People

Light Fairies


Mountain Spirits


Each of these types of invisible people is comprised of several different varieties.

Who Can See the Invisible People?

Only people with special abilities, or sometimes small children are known to be able to see the invisible people. However, that does not mean that they are the only ones who are effected by the invisible people.

In Iceland there are many places that are marked as being inhabited by the Hidden People. This is to warn people to avoid disturbing the Hidden People who reside there. If the Hidden People are upset, they may punish the person that they are upset with.

Do Icelandic People Believe in the Invisible People?

Yes. Not everyone of course, but some people do. The statistics on the rates that Icelandic people believe in Invisible People vary widely, but certainly at least some people do.

There are many stories of construction and road crews who seek the help of experts who know about the Invisible People to help them plan construction projects. Construction workers who ignore this step and build in a way that disturbs the rocks where the Invisible People live are sometimes punished by mysterious bad things happening to their construction site.

Invisible People Poll

Do you believe in any type of invisible people or spirits?

See results

What is Taught at the Icelandic Elf School?

The Icelandic Elf School teaches students how to identify the different types of Invisible People. It also teaches the students about the personality traits of each type, and teaches stories about the history of Invisible People in Iceland.

Half-Day courses are available, and people receive a certificate of completion.

Video About Going to Elf School

Suzie Orman doesn't think that going to the Icelandic Elf School is a good idea. I hope for her sake the Invisible People don't find out!

New Guestbook Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • darciefrench lm profile image

      darciefrench lm 

      6 years ago

      Not all of us have bodies visible to the naked eye :)

    • EEWorkouts profile image


      6 years ago

      Very cool lens! I have always wanted to go see Iceland. This is one more reason.

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      Oh how strange. I can't imagine believing in invisible people.

    • IMKZRNU2 profile image


      6 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Very fun lens to read....thanks for sharing!

    • theallin1writer profile image


      6 years ago

      Unique lens! Blessed by a Squid Angel


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)