Today several countries in Europe celebrate St. Nicholas Day.
This is a year-round Christmas shop in Hrafnagil, not far from Akureyri. There is always a fire going in the fireplace, Christmas carols play constantly on the stereo system and you can shop for decorations and Christmas trinkets to your heart's content. Unfortunately I have never been there in the winter, but I imagine it must look magical in the snow. Just click here to see what it looks like in the winter.
The "outhouse" (background) has to be experienced to be believed.
Some Scandinavian Christmas decorations that are available in the shop:
The elf chapel in close-up:
An apartment building for birds:
Santa's laundry hanging out to dry: