Storkurinn
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11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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STORKURINN - yarn shop is in Reykjavik in district 108, about 7-8 min drive from the old town. Our favorite is wool from all over the world, including Icelandic, but we also have silk, cotton, linen and blends. Quilting fabrics, buttons, books, needlepoint and accessories for knitting and other crafts. Easy access and plenty of parking space. The next bus stop is Ármúli-Grensásvegur and from there we are a 5 min walk away. The atmosphere is relaxed and we are willing and able to assist with your knitting problems. Welcome!
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C6370KKkaren
Maui, HI42 contributions
Visited this wonderful knitting store yesterday. Walked there from downtown and then to Botanical Garden to have lunch in the greenhouse cafe.

Store is large for a yarn store. Very clean. Grateful that I spent the time to go there.

Very pleased by the vast selection of Icelandic yarns as well as a large selection of international yarns. There are some pretty good sale items throughout store. I ended up buying a Japanese cotton/silk yarn at 40% off. The nice, young sales lady helped me with a VAT form for the airport.

Thinking about going back next week and getting a local lighter weight Icelandic yarn and browsing patterns.
Written June 11, 2021
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sagesparrow
Rogers, AR55 contributions
A great place to buy the yarn with which you will knit your traditional Icelandic sweater. And you are going to knit one, right? As well as aran weight lopi yarn from Icelandic sheep, I also found yarn hand-dyed with native Icelandic plants and lichen by Guðrún Bjarnadóttir, a biology teacher who also dyes these beautiful colored yarns. You'll see her yarns in many shops marketed under the name of Hespa.
Written January 27, 2016
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Kristina H
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I stopped by on a trip to Reykjavik. Love this shop! Beautiful selection of colors, best selection of Icelandic yarns in the city, excellent customer service. Had a cup of coffee with the owner who has a stunning wealth of knowledge and education about wool, patterns, history and all things knitting. I’ll be back.
Written February 21, 2018
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dancydog
Chicago, IL8 contributions
Couples
A beautiful store with a lot of knitted samples, patterns and magazines in several languages and fair prices. An easy walk from downtown — worth the trip. Plus the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Free coffee and seating for those that get dragged along!
Written October 11, 2017
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Kendall H
Walnut Creek, CA217 contributions
Friends
Although the shops's selection of actual Iceland wool is a little limited, the yarn shop in general is a great stop for all knitters/croche-rs. And the colors they do carry are beautiful. The staff is very friendly, and they have a good selection of books (both knit and crochet) to learn more about the Icelandic craft.

It's a bit difficult to find, so if you walk past it a few times - the entrance is actually through the automatic doors near the grocery store and up the stairs one level.
Written January 30, 2016
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shellysroadtrip
Albuquerque, NM76 contributions
Couples
As a knitting freak, my yarn obsession must be dealt with on a regular basis. So I always make an effort to visit local yarn shops whenever I travel. I visited Storkurinn when my husband and I were in Reykjavik in August, and I found it to be completely delightful. The shop had moved from where I originally tried to find it downtown, but it was a short drive away, and easy to find. It was worth the effort made to get there. They stock a wide variety of yarns, including many I can't get my hands on at home. There is also a good selection of books, notions, and tools for knitting. (Other needlework, too, I think, but being a knitter I didn't pay too much attention to the other crafty tools) There were some really beautiful shop samples knit up, and I had a lovely conversation with the woman working that day about patterns, yarn, and Steven West designs. She helped me with the name of a pattern I was interested in, too.I should also mention that there was also a nice comfy chair for my hubby to relax in while I enjoyed my shopping. I found prices to be reasonable. I've noticed that some reviewers have complained about the lack of Icelandic lopi yarn, but as you can get that EVERYWHERE in Iceland- seriously, even at the grocery stores- I did not find that to be a problem, and was happy to see some other European brands represented. In summary, I loved this shop, and hope to return someday!
Written October 17, 2016
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Leah B
Spring Hill, KS85 contributions
This store is very pretty, but they don't carry a lot of local yarn. Almost everything there you could buy in the US for a lot less. The only local yarn was Lopi and the prices were much higher than other stores. When I was in there, the clerk was having a loud argument and did not greet me or even acknowledge my presence.
Written September 16, 2015
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We have been waiting all summer for someone to give us our first review. We are a small business but we are also people and it saddens us that it turned out to be from someone who did not like our shop. Yes we do have allot of yarn from all over the world because we are a local yarn shop and most of our customers are people living in Reykjavik and surroundings. But we have a few Icelandic brands as well, most of the ones that are available from local producers. A sales person in my shop arguing with someone? Our staff have better manners then that. This has to be a misunderstanding. Perhaps cultural? My mother taught me, if you don't have anything nice to say to someone don't say it. Unfortunately that does not apply to the internet it seems. I do however hope that you did like your visit to our country and that all of us did not disappoint you as we seem to have done. If you come back to Iceland please come by again and we will do our best to change your mind about us!
Written September 25, 2015
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Shirley D
Peterborough, UK9 contributions
Couples
I had the good fortune to visit this shop and meet Hannele during a recent short break in Reykjavik. As a knitter for my whole life, it was one of the highlights of the trip! We walked from the city centre on a beautifully crisp, cold and sunny morning and easily found the shop. It was warm and welcoming and my husband soon settled into a chair with a cup of good coffee while I did several circuits trying to make difficult choices about what to buy. Hannele was very helpful. Not only does she have a fabulous range of glorious yarns, but other nick nacks you may not find elsewhere, such as little unique handmade labels to sew in. Really is a 'must' for any knitter or crocheter to visit whilst in Reykjavik. We couldn't find any other shops that came anywhere near the range and quality in Storkurinn.
Written February 5, 2019
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Georgina M
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Solo
Plenty of yarns and needles to buy! I couldn't buy yarn as I didn't come with any project in mind and I regret it so much! I could buy some needles which are difficult to find in my country, so I'm happy as well. Friendly and helpful staff.
Written December 9, 2016
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pdncpd
Dallas, TX48 contributions
Friends
Reykjavik is a great town to walk around in. My knitting friends and I searched out Storkurinn and were enchanted. One of my favorite things was a kit of local yarn dyed with rhubarb. I made a beautiful shawl from it and only wish I had bought more than one. And the price was very reasonable. There were other wonderful items. Knitting notions from Finnland were especially cute. Most of all, I appreciated the generosity and kindness of Hannele who not only gave us a brief history of how mittens are knitted in the North Atlantic and showed different styles and techniques. She has written a number of books and gave us a copy of one of her books. It is in Icelandic but has extensive charts which we can easily work from without words since they are knitting charts. Yes, there are yarns you can get in the UK and the U.S., but there are also things that you would never find anywhere else. And certainly Hannele is a gem.
Written September 27, 2015
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Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad that you were able to use the Icelandic knitting book. Hope you will be able to visit our country again. All the best, Hannele
Written October 6, 2015
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