Iceland is the land of pagan legends and of unique landscapes full of mystery. Volcanoes, geysers and glaciers coexist in an unusual way to shape the second largest island of Europe. However, due to its unique demographics, the so-called "land of ice and fire" feels especially empty. With a total population of 364,143 inhabitants and only 3 people per square kilometer, Iceland is the country with the lowest population density on the entire continent.
This causes the landscape and scenery of this island to appear like something out of a fairytale; an ideal place for the huldufólk, the so-called “hidden people”. In traditional Icelandic folklore there is a strong and deep-rooted belief in these mythological beings –whether they are elves, goblins or trolls–; the protectors of nature that condition the existence of the inhabitants of the island. Children with Down Syndrome or Autism Spectrum Disorder show a special connection with nature, as if they truly had access to that fantastic world denied to the rest of mortals. They are minority groups that throughout history have been victims of severe exclusion and social invisibility, becoming themselves so-called "hidden people".