Álafoss | Location in Reykjavik - LikeALocal Guide

Coffee and wool - lots
of it!


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Why locals love it

This exciting area is the residence for local artists. The last few years the area has bloomed and is now one of the most cozy areas around. The coffeehouse is great and the Álafoss factory store is a treasure.

Why you should visit it

It's a lovely area on the outskirts of the Reykjavík Greater Area with coffeehouses, artist workshops and a lovely shop where you can buy some quality handmade wool products.

Special tip

The old swimming pool in the area has been transformed to a recording studio, owned partially by the Indie rock band Sigur Rós.

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what is this area called?
December 10, 2017
Stav: It's called Álafosskvos in Mosfellsbaer City. It's about 15 km from the Reykjavik city center - and I'd recommend going there by bus or with a car.
Local Guru
December 10, 2017
do they sell the icelandic sweater? how much?
November 29, 2016
Anita: That's one of their specialties. Their hand-knitted wool sweaters are from 20.000-25.000 Isk.
Local Guru
November 29, 2016
Just wondering what 20.000 converts to in US dollar? Is this true $0.18 cents?
October 4, 2018
20.000 ISK is around 175 USD. The rate (currently) is 1 USD is 113 ISK
Local Guru
October 4, 2018
I have no car and am staying in the city. Is there a bus to Alafoss? How long of a trip?
February 14, 2016

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