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Alafoss Wool Store

Alafossvegur 23, Mosfellsbaer, Reykjavik 270, Iceland
+354 566 6303
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beautiful and charming shop not far from Reykjavik but a must to visit for all knitters

great shop and so charming and friendly - great selection of yarns - wollen garments and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Reykjavik, Iceland
Great Stop in Mosfellsbaer

Nice shop with great exhibits and merchandise. If you are a knitter, they have plenty of yarn from... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Alafoss wool store is located in an old factory by the waterfall Alafoss in Alafosskvos, Mosfellsbaer. You will find a wide range of traditional Icelandic wool sweaters, knitting yarn, and other wool accessories. You can also experience this important side of Iceland's industrial history by visiting the factory building which exhibits a selection of old knitting machinery and photographs from the early days.
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  • Average9%
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“great store” (3 reviews)
“knife shop” (2 reviews)
“worth a stop” (2 reviews)
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Alafossvegur 23, Mosfellsbaer, Reykjavik 270, Iceland
+354 566 6303
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Reviewed 1 week ago

great shop and so charming and friendly - great selection of yarns - wollen garments and also many nice gifts items etc. I must say a MUST to visit for all knitters and those who are looking for something special

Thank ellalilja2017
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice shop with great exhibits and merchandise. If you are a knitter, they have plenty of yarn from which to choose. If you are looking for a sweater, hat, mittens or other knitted item, you can find it here. Be sure to ask if the...More

Thank virginian9
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

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 clarification. After you get off the bus, turn...More

1  Thank LiisaB_12
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

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 out if you're in the area, so...More

Thank mrstorpedo
Reviewed 11 July 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 - delivery is very quick. Still the best value around

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Thank 704maureen
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Alafoss Wool Online Store was an easy to use site... The online payment was efficient and easy. I received notification when goods were dispatched which was very prompt.

Thank JulieMarieStephenson
Reviewed 3 June 2017

If you're interested in all things wool, it's worth stopping. There are a variety of options and prices, which was appreciated. There were also sizes and styles for all. Staff were friendly and available to help. There is parking across the street.

Thank JavaHouseMN
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Came in for last minute souvenirs and found some good ones. They had a nice choice of unique souvenirs that weren't typical and some nice clothing. Then of course a lot of yarn/wool items that seemed to be popular with our group and with some...More

2  Thank Billy P
Reviewed 15 May 2017

A friend told me about lopi wool just a week before I visited Iceland, it was a great find. There is a fantastic selection of wool, patterns and knitting gear available along side hand knitted jumpers, hats etc in the old factory alongside a river....More

Thank Alex A
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We stopped in here on the way to Reykjavik from the south east of the island. Loads and loads of yarn, in loads of colours. I bought enough Lopi to knit a lopapeysa each for myself and my husband. Don't forget your tax free form,...More

1  Thank Jo F
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16 January 2017|
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Response from Alafoss | Property representative |
Dear Lisa, Thank you for messaging us. Yes you are correct, the knife maker is located just about 50 meters from our store in Mosfellsbær. Your husband can browse through the beautiful knifes giving you plenty of time to... More
Kurt W
11 August 2016|
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Response from gg99 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The 15 bus.

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