Coffee and wool - lots
of it!

Álafoss

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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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3 Comments

what is this area called?
Stav
Traveller
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.
Jonas
Local Guru
December 10, 2017
do they sell the icelandic sweater? how much?
Anita
Traveller
November 29, 2016
Anita: That's one of their specialties. Their hand-knitted wool sweaters are from 20.000-25.000 Isk.
Jonas
Local Guru
November 29, 2016
I have no car and am staying in the city. Is there a bus to Alafoss? How long of a trip?
c.m.mitchell1@comcast.net
Traveller
February 14, 2016

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