Handknitting Association of Iceland

Handknitting Association of Iceland, Reykjavik: Hours, Address, Handknitting Association of Iceland Reviews: 4.5/5

Handknitting Association of Iceland

Handknitting Association of Iceland
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
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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SkyKingPDX
Portland, OR28 contributions
Look for sweaters outside Reykjavik
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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debbiebR130BM
Euless, TX4 contributions
Perfect souvenir
Jul 2019
If you want an authentic sweater from Iceland, this is the place to go. Huge selection and prices are reasonable.
Written March 5, 2020
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JasonP
Steady Brook, Canada150 contributions
Hand crafted sweaters!
Feb 2020 • Solo
I purchased a hand crafted sweater here. Saved the taxes and they take MC . Lots of selection. Great help finding what you need
Written February 10, 2020
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smwolf7b
Los Angeles, CA86 contributions
outstanding
Oct 2019
my wife and I purchased 2 beautiful sweaters which we have enormously enjoyed since our trip to icelane
Written February 8, 2020
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happytraveller186411
Leeds, UK18 contributions
Fabulous shop
Jan 2020 • Family
This is a fabulous shop. Staff could not have been more helpful. The product is authentic & high quality. And if you want to knit your own they readily give you all the help you need.
Written January 21, 2020
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AnxiousJerseyGirl
New Jersey30 contributions
Has the Feel of a Knitting Shop Not a Souvenir Shop
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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Marius P
Oslo, Norway1,443 contributions
Great yarn
Dec 2019 • Family
The cheapest knitted sweaters and yarn I could find in Reykjavik.
Very helpful and friendly staff. Chose a pattern, colors and they picked out the right yarn needed for it.
Written January 3, 2020
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Swami A
7 contributions
Best place to buy hand-knitting
Aug 2019
IMO, this is the best place to buy the beautiful hand-knitted sweaters and other items in Iceland -- the quality is top, you are sure of what you are getting, and you are supporting a home industry. The sweaters are expensive, yes, but it takes 2 weeks to knit one, which makes them a good deal. And these are the real thing.
Written December 20, 2019
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greattripsrw
291 contributions
Icelandic traditional wool sweaters - large selection
Aug 2019
A friend who visited Reykjavik a month before I did recommended this store as she bought a traditional patterned sweater here. I found the selection of styles and colors to be quite extensive available in all sizes. You can try the sweaters on right there and they have full length mirrors by the racks. Styles were: Button front, zipper front, pullovers. Since they are all handknit they vary. Besides buying a sweater for myself I found the cutest baby blanket knitted with puffins on it for a gift! My friend bought skeins of yarn. The staff was helpful as I tried to navigate my way around the stacks of sweaters! We shipped everything home and the VAT tax was taken off at the point of sale. Easy-they are used to shipping. Great shop for the authentic handknit traditional Icelandic wool sweater. I highly recommend it. also, our local guide told us this is the only store that he buys his sweaters at!

The store is a short way down the block from Hallgrimskirkja but check the store hours beforehand so you don't miss out. The first time we stopped by they were closed so we had to make a concerted effort to plan our time well to get back there before departing Iceland.
Written December 11, 2019
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L0unita
Barcelona, Spain106 contributions
Good items
Oct 2019 • Couples
We both wanted an Icelandic typical pullover as a remembering/souvenir of our travel and we found this shop in the very center of the city Reykiavik.
From the door you can not see all the hand-knitted items they have, so enter and go two stairs down. They will help you to find what you are looking for and I can assure, there are many styles.
It seems they sew there and they know what they are selling. They also explain you how to do the process at the airport to obtain the taxes back, so the items have discount! I recommend this Shop.
Written December 7, 2019
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  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM


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