15 days to Christmas

Rjúpa – Ptarmigan – Lagopus mutus

It’s fifteen days to Christmas and we bring you a photo of this beautiful Icelandic Ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus). The Ptarmigan used to be the classical Icelandic Christmas dinner but lately there are not as many of them as there used to be.  So hunters often come home with no prey at all. This does not make us sad because we are happy for each and every bird that survives the hunting season.

It’s fifteen days because Icelanders celebrate Christmas Eve, the evening before Christmas Day. That is when we have our Christmas dinner and open the presents.