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Alafoss Wool Store

Alafossvegur 23, Mosfellsbaer, Reykjavik 270, Iceland
+354 566 6303
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Online purchase

Alafoss Wool Online Store was an easy to use site... The online payment was efficient and easy. I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wamuran, Queensland, Australia
Worth a stop

If you're interested in all things wool, it's worth stopping. There are a variety of options and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Alafoss wool store is located in an old factory by the waterfall Alafoss in Alafosskvos, Mosfellsbaer. You will find a wide range of traditional Icelandic wool sweaters, knitting yarn, and other wool accessories. You can also experience this important side of Iceland's industrial history by visiting the factory building which exhibits a selection of old knitting machinery and photographs from the early days.
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  • Very good14%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“online shop” (3 reviews)
“lovely store” (2 reviews)
“mail order” (2 reviews)
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Alafossvegur 23, Mosfellsbaer, Reykjavik 270, Iceland
+354 566 6303
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Alafoss Wool Online Store was an easy to use site... The online payment was efficient and easy. I received notification when goods were dispatched which was very prompt.

Thank JulieMarieStephenson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're interested in all things wool, it's worth stopping. There are a variety of options and prices, which was appreciated. There were also sizes and styles for all. Staff were friendly and available to help. There is parking across the street.

Thank JavaHouseMN
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Came in for last minute souvenirs and found some good ones. They had a nice choice of unique souvenirs that weren't typical and some nice clothing. Then of course a lot of yarn/wool items that seemed to be popular with our group and with some...More

2  Thank Billy P
Reviewed 15 May 2017

A friend told me about lopi wool just a week before I visited Iceland, it was a great find. There is a fantastic selection of wool, patterns and knitting gear available along side hand knitted jumpers, hats etc in the old factory alongside a river....More

Thank Alex A
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We stopped in here on the way to Reykjavik from the south east of the island. Loads and loads of yarn, in loads of colours. I bought enough Lopi to knit a lopapeysa each for myself and my husband. Don't forget your tax free form,...More

Thank Jo F
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Bought some of the most gorgeous yarn here! I visited twice last week and both times I came out of there with a bag. Seriously though, the colors are incredible and hard to make a selection. I wanted a whole section, I'm not joking! I...More

Thank gjscollins
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We visited on our departure day, early in the morning in winter and arrived about 9:30 am. We were the only shoppers and very glad to be able to purchase a strong hot coffee for 200 kroner. I came away with 3 Lopi wool sweater...More

1  Thank CCLS
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I visited the Álafoss Wool Store on my trip to Iceland a couple of years ago. Myself and my sister bought hats and some other items which we both love! Our favourite hats for sure though, so cosy and warm, I rarely took mine off...More

Thank Sarah N
Reviewed 4 January 2017

.Lots and lots of lovely wool at really cheap prices for those willing to venture off the beaten track via an easy and scenic bus ride. Also sells a wide range of homemade Icelandic sweaters. The child sizes fit small ladies and are much cheaper...More

1  Thank Caroline99uk
Reviewed 3 January 2017

For anyone who loves to make and/or wear beautiful hand-knitted Icelandic designs, this is absolutely the place for you! I purchased as much yarn as I was able to carry home in my suitcase (and it was a lot because I came prepared). I had...More

Thank Fran M
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Thanks for your review of Alafoss. Would you please share with me more information about the knife place you mentioned in your review? I am a knitter and the knife place would give my husband something to look forward too! than you very much.
15 January 2017|
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Response from Alafoss | Property representative |
Dear Lisa, Thank you for messaging us. Yes you are correct, the knife maker is located just about 50 meters from our store in Mosfellsbær. Your husband can browse through the beautiful knifes giving you plenty of time to... More
Kurt W
Is there any public transportation from Reykjavik to the Alafoss Wool Store?
10 August 2016|
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Response from gg99 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The 15 bus.