Mythical Icelandic Creatures: Skeljaskrímsli


Skeljaskrímsli – the shell monster; dinosaur-like in form but hippopotamus-sized, this chap is not that different to the stereotypical view of the Loch Ness monster, if you ask me.

It has shells, or scales along it’s back, a tail and four legs. It’s happy on land, or in water. Skeljaskrímsli has bulging, bulbous eyes, and a strange looking snout. Some sightings in Greenland too, although nothing for a while.