Crafts and Local Products

Hand knitted Lopapeysa

A lopapeysa (Icelandic: [ˈlɔːpaˌpʰeiːsa]) or Icelandic sweater is an Icelandic style of sweater originating in early or mid-20th century, at a time when imports had displaced older and more traditional Icelandic clothing and people began to search for new ways to utilize the plentiful native wool.

All our handknitted Lopapeysa is from the local farm people.

Icelandic wool

Icelandic sheep wool is unique in that it contains two different types of hair: The outer layer is composed of coarse, long hair known in Icelandic as tog, a tough and water-resistant layer. Underneath, there is a layer of short hair, called þel. It is finer and softer.

Handknitted socks and gloves from sheep wool and made by local people