June 24, 2011 Travelers Invited to Attend Pagan Ceremonies
Ólafsdóttir is a member of Ásatrúarfélagid, which honors the Norse pagan religion, and Úlfarsson is a member of the National Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland.
When Ólafsdóttir studied tourism at Hólar University she started wondering whether it was possible to have travelers to Iceland participate in heathen rituals. She has now developed tours where Ásatrú is part of the traveling experience.
People are taken to the beach in Arnardalur where a bonfire is lit and the religion introduced to attendees, then a ceremony takes place in which attendees participate.