Arctic Iceland through its Mystic Henge

Arctic Henge at night.

In Meet the North’s most recent Arctic Deeply story, meet the man behind Iceland’s Arctic Henge. The late Erlingur B. Thoroddsen dreamt of sharing the beauty he saw in the small town of Raufarhöfn through his ‘hobby.’

Thoroddsen explained that the entire structure would be made from locally quarried stone and surrounded by representations of 72 dwarves that he and his artist friends have drawn from history and folklore. Each dwarf represents a specific span of calendar dates, like signs of the Zodiac, so you can look up your birthday dwarf and what it stands for.