Yule Tree

Yule Tree
No evergreen tree is native to Iceland, and the Rowan, European Mountain Ash, served as the tree which was revered in Iceland.

The idea of the Yule tree was imported to Iceland in the middle of the last century, and the first recorded Yule tree was a Rowan mentioned in 1862. Lights burned on its branches during Yule Eve and did not go out even when the wind was strong. Obviously an outdoor Yule tree