Wool Poncho – a must have!

These ponchos are made of 100% pure new Icelandic Quality Wool and the pattern part of the poncho is even hand knitted with care in Iceland.

In the production of these VARMA wool ponchos, pride is taken in the individual care and attention at every stage of the production. VARMA woolen garments are always produced from high quality raw material.

It’s a must have – easy and confortable to put on and take off – a unique design!

Wool Ponchos from Varma

Wool Ponchos from Varma

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Beer Gloves – 100% Icelandic Wool

These very popular mittens are referred to as ‘Beer Gloves’ in Iceland. These Beer Gloves are perfect for all sorts of out door use when you want to keep your hand warm and keep and hold your favorite drink ice-cold.

Handmade in Iceland with 100% pure Icelandic wool. One size fits most adults.

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Perfect gift for those who have everything! :0)

Icelandic Wool Hats from VARMA

VARMA – the Warmth of Iceland

** New selection of Icelandic Wool Hats with a traditional pattern **

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Icelandic Wool Sweater – Now in NEON!

We have been very excited to see what our fellow knitters have been knitting from the brand new neon colors in Alafoss lopi. Our readers have been sending us pictures along with our Facebook friends, who are all very excited about these new colors.

We decided to knit our own traditional Icelandic wool sweater in neon colors – to have on display at our Alafoss store in Mosfellsbaer in Iceland. What do you think??? We love it!   Have you tried knitting from the new neon colors in Alafoss Lopi? If you have, we would love to see pictures 🙂

Traditional Icelandic Wool Sweater in Neon Colors.

Traditional Icelandic Wool Sweater in Neon Colors.

Click here to shop and have the new neon colors delivered right to your door. Email us at alafoss@alafoss.is for a special discount coupon 🙂

Neon Knitting Yarn

Neon Colors in Alafoss Lopi

Golden Cod – Cushion Cover

Few nations are as dependent on fishing as Icelanders. The rich fishing grounds that surround the island have been an invaluable resource for Icelanders for centuries. Currently the export of fish products brings in more than 25% of the nation’s foreign currency earnings.

Although many fish species live in Icelandic waters, only about 25 are of commercial importance and of these only a handful dominate the catches. Cod (Gadus morhua) is by far the most important, with annual catches of about 200,000 tons in recent years.

Cod is yellowish grey, with a white belly and a pale lateral line. The yellow one, as it is commonly called in Iceland, can grow quite large, reaching a length of almost 2 meters. A common size, however, is in the range of 45 to 85 cm long and a weight of 1 to 4 kg.

Cod can be cooked in various ways, fresh, salted or dried. The British are likely to know cod as Fish and Chips, whilst the Spanish or Portuguese have a variety of recipes for dried and salted cod (Bacalao). Most Icelanders, however, are accustomed to boiled or fried fresh cod, commonly eaten with butter and potatoes.

The Golden Cod - Cushion Cover

This newest edition of cushion covers from Lagdur, is the perfect gift for nature lovers or for those who want to decorate their homes with a unique and beautiful Icelandic design. The cushion covers  from Lagdur, have a zipper and pillows are not included. Comes in a elaborate design gift box with information about each photograph. 100% cotton with printed photograph on the front side and solid color on back. Color variations may occur on the printed photographs.

Shop these unique cushion covers from Lagdur here.

Penguin Children’s Icelandic Wool Sweater

FREE KNITTING PATTERN

This beautiful Icelandic wool sweater with penguin pattern can be found here on Istex’s website.

Penguin - Icelandic Wool Sweater

100% Handmade Icelandic Soap

The Little Icelandic Soap factory, (sapusmidjan.is), is a small soap workshop centered in heart of Reykjavik, Iceland. All their soaps are handmade in small batches; hand-stirred, poured, hand-cut and labeled and cured for four weeks before sold. All of the soaps have natural ingredients, with no preservatives or chemicals and are therefor 100% natural and special, made for sensitive skin.

Alafoss.is offers three types of soaps from The Little Icelandic Soap factory:

Volcano Soap

The Volcano Soap Bar is made with real volcano ash from Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland. The ash gives the soap a mild scrubby effect. This soap will gently remove dead skin cells, leaving your skin fresh, soft and nourished. All natural ingredients. This soap has a mild scent of spices. For all skin types. Ingredients: Olive oil, water, coconut oil, Shea-butter, lye, apricot oil, cocoa butter and volcano ash. Weight approx. 80gr (3oz.)

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Glacier Soap

The Glacier Soap bar is made with pure Glacial water from Snæfellsjökull. With Shea-butter the skin will be smooth and nourished. Good for all skin types. This soap has a mild scent of the fresh mountain air. Ingredients: Coconut oil,Olive oil, water, Shea-butter, lye, apricot oil, cocoa butter. Weight approx. 80gr (3oz.)

Glacier Soap Bar

Birch Soap

The Birch Soap bar is a soap for sensitive skin made with Betula (Birch) oil. Mild scrub effect. Only all natural ingredients are used and no preservatives or chemicals added. Ingredients: Coconut oil, Olive oil, Macadamia-nut oil, Sweet Almond oil, Hemp-seed oil, Birch oil, Shea-butter, Dried Birch leafs, Essential Oils: Sweet Birch oil. Weight approx. 80gr (3oz.)

Birch Soap

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The Little Icelandic Soap Factory is an Official EU Soap Maker and Soapguild.org member.