2015 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence

We are very pleased to announce that Alafoss Wool Store has just been awarded the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence for 2015. This prestigious award recognises businesses that consistently earn top ratings from TripAdvisor travellers and have have continually delivered a superior customer experience.

2015 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence

Thank you to all our friends that have taken the time to review our store after visiting us in Iceland – we truly appreciate it! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Best regards,

Alafoss Wool Store

Hekla Aurora – a northern lights theme Icelandair airplane!

Icelandair just introduced Hekla Aurora, a northern lights themed airplane and the newest member of their fleet. Not only is this Boeing 757 wrapped in this exquisite livery, but in addition, Hekla Aurora’s interior is illuminated with beautiful one-of-a-kind mood lighting recreating the fabulous display of the northern lights (Aurora Borealis).

Pictures from Icelandair’s website:
hekla-aurora (1) hekla-plane
We had the opportunity to view this amazing airplane and go on board – truly amazing!
hekla aurora Icelandair northern lights airplane

You can read more about the Hekla Aurora on Icelandair’s website here and make sure you watch the video of the how they created this amazing northern lights themed airplane. It is truly amazing!!

We hope you will be able to visit Iceland one day – and hopefully on board this awesome airplane with a true Icelandic northern lights experience. If you have already been on board, make sure you post pictures of your experience and mark them with the hashtag #mystopover.

Traveling through Iceland, make sure you include a stopover in Iceland so you can come and visit us in our store. 🙂

We look forward to meeting you!

Álafoss Wool Store

Small Eruption North of Vatnajokull Glacier

Key points at this time: 

  • No immediate threat to people or populated areas
  • Airspace and all airports, international and domestic, are open.
  • No volcanic ash has been detected with radar systems
  • There are no signs of flooding

Volcanic Activity

An eruption has started North of Vatnajökull Glacier. No volcanic ash has been detected with the radar system at the moment. The wind conditions in the area are wind blowing toward NW at 12 m/s at 5 km altitude. Seismic eruption tremor is low indicating effusive eruption without significant explosive activity.

At this time there are no signs of immediate danger or flooding in the area, and nothing to indicate that this will affect flight traffic.

The aviation warning area has been reduced to 5.000 foot altitude. All Icelandic airports in Iceland are open. The Icelandic Transport Authority has issued a restricted area three nautical miles around the volcano and up to 5000 ft. over the ground.

Precautionary measures

Because of this The Police authorities have decided to close and evacuate the area North of Vatnajökull. This decision is a safety measure. The eruption is in an uninhabited area, but there are hiking trails in the area. No civilians are considered to be in any danger at this time.

The Icelandic Met Office has raised the aviation color-code to red over the eruption site, in accordance with procedure. The National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police, has decided to raise the Civil Protection phase to emergency phase, due to the eruption. This is also in accordance to procedure.

All roads leading into the area are closed as they have been since the seismic activity began in Bardarbunga on the 19th of August. Anyone travelling in the area or planning travels in/close to the area is referred to Safetravel.is.

Follow updates on Iceland.is for further developments.

Alafoss Wool Blankets

Great selection of Icelandic Wool Blankets

Alafoss Wool Blankets by the beautiful waterfall Álafoss

Deaf Reykjavík: Alafoss is her favorite place!

Kolbrún Völkudottir introduces us to the Deaf Culture in Iceland and gives us the opportunity to know the beautiful Icelandic Sign Language. In this part one of her Deaf Reykjavík series, Kolbrún shows us her favorite place – our Álafoss wool store in Mosfellsbær. Please enjoy the video and I recommend you clicking on the CC in the video to get closed caption (subtitles) of the video.

Learn more about Kolbrún by clicking here.

Lopapeysa – the Icelandic Wool Sweater

Plan Iceland – an all in one travel guide for travelers visiting Iceland

Icelandic Wool Sweater


We came across this article about the traditional Icelandic wool sweater that we call “Lopapeysa”.

They are spot on that we truly love our wool sweaters and it’s both a fashionable clothing and a very practical one at the same time. Many have multiple sweaters in different colors and patterns. I have at least four “lopapeysa” –  a pullover, a wool sweater with buttons, a wool sweater with a zipper and a wool vest that is perfect for hiking.

We wanted to share this article with you – you may want to read a little bit more about the traditional Icelandic wool sweater.

All of the traditional Icelandic wool sweaters from Alafoss are of course hand knitted in Iceland with 100% Icelandic wool 🙂

Traditional Icelandic Wool Sweaters from Alafoss

Click on the picture to see Traditional Icelandic Wool Sweaters from Alafoss

Visit Iceland: Best Natural Wonders


Gullfoss in located in South Iceland and is a part of the Golden Circle

We were excited to see the 2013 Travelers’ favorite award winners on the gogobot website. In the category of Best Natural Wonders, the beautiful waterfall Gullfoss was #5 on the list!  – Read more about it here. We do have some awesome Gullfoss Mug and Gullfoss Tile Magnet souvenir items. 

Follow us on Pinterest

Hi everyone, thanks for following our blog – we truly appreciate it 🙂

We are now also on Pinterest – where you can see more knitting yarn, traditional Icelandic wool sweaters, gift ideas and even some more knitting jokes we have found from other pinners.

Are you on Pinterest? Follow us – and we will gladly follow you back 🙂

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Pink October

October is a breast cancer awareness month and we want you to help us pass it on!

To celebrate pink October, please enjoy a 15% off your total order at alafoss.is – Simply use the coupon code pinkoctober at checkout.


Coupon code valid until October 31st 2013 – online exclusive at alafoss.is.