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Alafoss Wool Store

Alafossvegur 23, Mosfellsbaer, Reykjavik 270, Iceland
+354 566 6303
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Bought beautiful handmade Icelandic sweaters. Great prices and helpful staff. Once in a lifetime... read more

Reviewed May 9, 2018
lounur
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South Brunswick, New Jersey
via mobile
Yarn and wool, oh my!

If you need yarn this is the place!! Hat and gloves, socks, slippers.....etc The ladies are very... read more

Reviewed March 28, 2018
JillHegedus
,
East Jordan, Michigan
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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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Alafossvegur 23, Mosfellsbaer, Reykjavik 270, Iceland
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+354 566 6303
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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

Bought beautiful handmade Icelandic sweaters. Great prices and helpful staff. Once in a lifetime purchases. But here rather than downtown Reykjavik.

1  Thank lounur
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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

If you need yarn this is the place!! Hat and gloves, socks, slippers.....etc The ladies are very helpful. The store is open late.

2  Thank JillHegedus
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

Alafoss is a cute town to visit. This store has a very large selection of wool for knitting. I bought a ready made jacket that was quite lovely and unlike what I had seen in other stores. The shop has a large selection to choose...More

3  Thank sladana
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Reviewed January 6, 2018

Very nice shop where the wool items sold are not dyed, but are virgin wool, and the pieces are made by local artisans. Liked it very much.

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Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

I needed something much warmer to have. Stopped by this place and found a cute wool sweater along with a cute hat. The lady there was very nice. Best of all this kept me warm my entire trip.

3  Thank Lucy C
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Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

We drove almost two hours to visit the shop and it was closed during the advertised opening times. Really disappointed.

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Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

This is good shop to buy souveniers and wool . There is great coffehouse in the area stronly recomend this place for shopping icelandic wool and handcraft

1  Thank GisliG
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

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

1  Thank ellalilja2017
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Reviewed August 22, 2017

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

1  Thank virginian9
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Reviewed August 7, 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

3  Thank LiisaB_12
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LiisaB_12
January 15, 2017|
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Response from Lara G | 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
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Kurt W
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Yes. The 15 bus.
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