Alafoss Wool Store, Mosfellsbaer

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Í Álafoss er að finna mikið úrval af íslenskum ullarvörum, allt frá hefðbundnum handprjónuðum lopapeysum, hinum geysivinsælu Álafoss teppum yfir í mikið úrval af allskyns lopa og bandi og öðrum vörum tengdum prjónaskap. Að auki má finna mikið af minjagripum og listaverkum frá hinum ýmsu lista- og handverksfólki sem flest hver eru á sinn hátt tengd íslenskri náttúru. Álafossbúðin er staðsett í gömlu ullarverksmiðjunni og þar hefur verið sett upp lítið minjasafn þar sem skoða má sögulegar ljósmyndir og vélar til prjónaskaps, m.a. sokka-prjónavél frá 1930, sem gefur góða innsýn í sögu og menningu ullariðnarins á Íslandi.

Álafoss - tradition of quality since 1896. When Álafoss was established at the end of the 19th century, it was marked as the true beginning of Iceland's wool industry. Álafoss is located in the old factory house by the waterfall Álafoss that was used to drive the mills of the old factory, which for decades were the leading manufacturer and exporter of Icelandic wool products. There you can find a great selection of the popular traditional Icelandic wool sweater ("lopapeysa"), knitting wool yarn and almost any wool product you can think of as well as experience this important side of Iceland's industrial history in the form of the factory building and an exhibit of selection of old knitting machinery and photographs from the early days.
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  • August 7, 2017
    Might say it was a pilgrimage. Took the number 15 bus out. Bought tickets for the bus the day before at one of the tourist info centers in town. The directions on their website could use some clarific...  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    Great store in a pretty setting, the store has a huge variety of all knits, I bought a reasonably priced scarf, they also have a small area for a few souvenirs and to drink coffee. Definitely check it...  more »
  • July 11, 2017
    This was knitter's nirvana! Wonderful store - wonderful staff - so very helpful. Thanks to them I now knit almost exclusively with Einband and Plotulopi. I have ordered several times from th site - de...  more »

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