Day tours 2012
Join us for fun and inspiring knitting day tours !
We know the places and the people and we’ll take you straight to the most interesting and inspiring knitterly locations. Let us do the planning so that you can use your energy on being inspired by the wooly wonders our country has to offer. By joining us you can avoid the time consuming planning and plotting and make sure you’ll get to the knittyest places around.
All knitters are fabulous, but they have different interests and different fiberly needs, that’s why our tours are always customized depending on your interests and where you have already been on your journey.
Please note that all our tours are subject to availability. In the summer we often go on longer tours… and we have a limited number of specialized knitting guides. The prices listed here are based on tours for 2-4 participants. We offer special rates for groups. Please send us a request to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our very best for you and/or your group.
Reykjavík designs and fiber on foot, 2.5 hours
Price: 60 USD per person*
Join us for a walk in down town Reykjavík, the wooliest capital in the North. On our little city tour you will meet some of the main players behind the Icelandic knitting craze. We’ll start by inviting you into the Knitting Iceland workspace and then head off on foot around the bustling streets of Reykjavík centre.
Greater Reykjavík tour, 4 hours
Price: 110 USD per person*
This tour includes places outside Reykjavík centre such as the Álafoss Lopi factory outlet, the Ístex spinning mill**, designer’s workspaces etc. All tailored to your liking.
The Woolen Circle tour, 7-8 hours
175 USD per person including lunch
A personalized fiber focused tour that includes three of the main natural attractions in Iceland, Geysir, Gullfoss and the ancient parliament site Þingvellir.
Hop into the Knitmobile and head off with your knitting guide out of Reykjavík and into the wild. The tour includes stops at inspiring places tailored to your fiberly interest. We visit Þingborg, a wool collective where you can learn about and purchase the most luxurious type there is of Lopi and unique hand dyed and hand spun wool by the members of the collective. You can even put your spinning skills to the test if you are up for it!
If you have already been on a regular Golden Circle tour (probably the most popular day tour among tourists traveling to Iceland), don’t worry, we can offer you the Woolen West tour that takes you in a different direction to see things that are just as exciting. Wool collectives, hand spinners, plant dyeing and of course a HUGE dose of spectacular nature are on the itinerary in both cases. A light lunch is included in the day tour.
The Woolen West tour, 7-8 hours
175 USD per person including lunch
This tour takes you deep into one of the most creative and crafty parts of Iceland, the West. This beautiful area has a rich history dating back to the settlement around 1100 years back.
We’ll visit people that dye with Icelandic plants, make beautiful buttons and pieces of art from horns, spinners and of course master knitters. We’ll also visit Jóhanna, the visionary who is fighting to save the Icelandic goat from becoming extinct. On her farm Jóhanna has some 160 Icelandic Cashmere goats, one of the oldest goat breeds in the world. She knows each one by name and they are super curious and cuddly animals. A light lunch is included in the day tour.
*A minimum number of participants for all tours is 2 persons – if 1 person chooses to come on a tour the fee is as if 2 people were paying.
** Visits to the Ístex spinning mill are subject to coordination with Ístex employees and opening hours of the spinning mill.