Handknitting Association of Iceland

Handknitting Association of Iceland

Handknitting Association of Iceland
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • lcmo1
    19 contributions
    THE place to buy Icelandic wool
    We bought lovely Icelandic wool items from this shop. It looks a little chaotic from the door, and it does take a little commitment to go through some of the shelves. But The prices were competitive (if not significantly cheaper) than the fancy stores a few doors down--and the service and the knowledge were unsurpassed. I highly recommend this small, basement store as the go-to for woolen products.
    Written November 18, 2021
  • Phil C
    Vashon, Washington206 contributions
    Great for wool fans
    If you’re into knitting, wool generally or - like my wife - felting, this is a very good place to visit. They have sweaters and other wool products, but also a ton of loose wool itself; the latter costs around 50% less than you’d pay in the US (so inevitably my wife the felter stocked up, well beyond what would fit in our luggage). Nice service too.
    Written November 16, 2022
  • Natalie K
    San Jose, California37 contributions
    Huge selection of genuine Icelandic handicraft
    I wanted a sweater made from Icelandic wool made by an Icelander, and I was told this was the place. They have a TON of sweaters and other handmade items in many different style and sizes. The staff was very helpful with sizes and explaining pricing (based on the # of hours a piece takes the knitter). Are Icelandic sweaters cheap? No, they are not ($200+). Is this the cheapest place to buy an Icelandic sweater? Probably not. Am I confident I got the genuine article? Yes, I am. Also, they are very good about hooking you up with the paperwork to get the 14% tax back at the airport on your way out of the country. My only (k)nit (ha!) is that they could do with another mirror or two.
    Written June 25, 2022
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Rachel B
Atlanta, GA59 contributions
Feb 2022
I chose this shop because I was looking for souvenirs that were handmade in Iceland, and the Handknitting Associaion of Iceland certainly delivers! Come prepared to browse as most of the cardigans and sweaters are stacked in piles and organized by size. Sweaters are the main focus, but they also sell hats, gloves, scarves, and other handknitted items. You can also find the usual touristy souvenirs, including t-shirts and stuffed animals. The service is excellent, and the woman who rang me up answered all of my questions about tax-free shopping and taking care of my newly purchased sweater. The location is super convenient as well. Highly recommend a visit, even if just to browse.
Written February 17, 2022
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SkyKingPDX
Portland, OR32 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
You will find Better colors and deals outside Reykjavik. There are lots of “handwerk” shops where local women display sweaters they have made. In Reykjavik hand knit are about 32K Krona, they are about 23K and have many more colors in the country. Yes, the Reykjavik store offers VAT refund, but that still doesn’t make up the difference.
Written June 13, 2021
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AnxiousJerseyGirl
New Jersey29 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
This shop reminded me of the wool and fabric stores of my youth with the greater emphasis on the finished product. The staff is very knowledgeable and willing to pull sweaters from the shelves and storeroom to help you find the perfect fit, size, and color to make your dreams come true. My sales clerk found a sweater on the “unique “ rack (only one left) that fit me as though custom made for me. She encouraged me to purchase it even though it was less money because she said the sweaters stretch a bit over time and this sweater would continue to fit me properly for years to come.
Written January 19, 2020
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Hilde S
3 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
You like knitting? Go here! We have purchased Let Lupi yarn and buttons. The expedients are highly professional and is great to give advise. If you don’t knit and just want a quality sweater, they have a lot of different handmade icelandic sweaters here in all sizes. They also have assesories like futters, mittens and hats in wool/sheepskin. Perfect for presents, both to yourself and people you love.
Written April 2, 2022
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seminolepilot
Denver, CO9 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Great store ! Nice selection, beautiful designs, fair prices and you can be 100% certain the products here are actually made in Iceland with Icelandic wool / yarn. Interestingly, they will even tell you the name of the person that knit your sweater (lopapeysa) if you ask.

Purchased a sweater here as a gift for my daughter when she was very young, and this year when we went back to Iceland together, the same patient Owner was there, Anna. I had to show her a picture of the original sweater, she graciously took the time to look and help my daughter choose a new sweater and hat, despite being very busy. My daughter and I are delighted with our new sweaters, they fit perfectly !

Icelandic wool is super warm as you might expect. Be sure to drop off your receipt at the airport, for the tax refund.
Written August 12, 2022
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Carolyn v
13 contributions
Sep 2021
Although there are many shops in Iceland selling beautiful sweaters, I headed right to the Handknitting Association because I had read about it before arriving in Reykjavik. It was a wonderful experience. A very helpful employee brought out sweaters from the shelves according to size, color, and style I was looking for, There was no pressure to buy, and she answered all my questions about laundering and care. I knew that I wanted a handknit sweater and within 20 minutes I had made my selection. I highly suggest before going that you have some idea of style and colors you are looking for. Otherwise, it might be overwhelming to come to a decision. Also, masks are required at this time. It is not a very large store and can be quite busy.
Written October 5, 2021
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Mike H
Yorktown, IN108 contributions
Dec 2022
This was one of my must-visit shops when I was in Reykjavik in December. Luckily they had a location just down the road from my hotel on Borgartun. There is a breathtaking variety of knitted goods and yarns. I could have easily blown my whole week's budget on yarn and knitted goods but kept myself in check. I did pick up matching mittens and a hat to match my coat and a lopipeysa patterned cardigan. The salespeople were very helpful and knowledgeable. One of them took a bit of extra time to be my fashion coordinator as I tried on different sweaters. The prices were quite good too. I'll definitely stop in again the next time I visit Iceland.
Written January 26, 2023
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Michelle M
Belmont, CA19 contributions
Nov 2022
This is the place to shop for a handknitted lopapeysa sweaters. You don't need to know how to knit in order to shop here. They sell sweaters and many other wool creations. I purchased a wool shoe liner for those cold days, something I can never find at home. The staff who work here at super nice and helpful. I made sure to take my time, because I flew across the world and wanted to get this right. I walked away with postcards, a lopapeysa sweater, lopi yarn, and wool shoe liner. Supporting local business and items made in Iceland another score, yay!
Written December 4, 2022
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Babyalmie
Dorset, UK755 contributions
Feb 2022 • Solo
Lovely little shop with helpful staff. Lots of local yarn and some other craft kits. Best selection of jumpers I saw in the whole of Reykjavik. Bought two hand knitted hats and they were expensive but well made. If you want a jumper do check this shop out
Written February 23, 2022
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Angelfish243
6 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Amazing jumpers, more reasonable than any others found on the island.
We both wanted a jumper but had been put off by the expensive prices in other stores. The lady helped us choose. Great service, help and a massive range of sizes and colours/styles. I am thrilled with my purchase !
Written October 22, 2021
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