The Giantess in the mountain

Icelandic folklore tales are filled with stories about elves, trolls and ogresses which are often portrayed in children’s books by local authors and outdoor sculptures by local artists. The Giantess in the Mountain is a large art piece based on a children’s book by Icelandic author Herdis Egilsdottir who has written more than a dozen books about a little girl Sigga and her friend the Giantess.

The Giantess in the mountain moved to the Town of Reykjanes during the family and cultural festival Night of Lights in 2008 and is now located in Black Cave at the marina in Grof. There the Giantess has been settling in her nice cave with its superb view over the bay of Keflavik and Faxafloi. The Giantess is originally the creation of author Herdis Egilsdottir who has written 16 stories about the little girl Sigga and her friend Giantess in the mountain, the last one describing her migration to the Town of Reykjanes.

The design and making of the cave and the Giantess was in the hands of Nordanbal art group. The Giantess is full-size and sits sleeping in a rocking chair in the kitchen. Although she's large there's no need to be alarmed she's always puts effort into being polite and helpful.