How much does a lopapeysa cost?

The used ones start at about 8,000 ISK which is dollars comes down to $65 (2019) but they do go up to about 20,000 ISK ($165) when bought new in downtown Reykjavík.

Are Icelandic sweaters worth it?

There is no doubt that Icelandic sweaters are a good quality and worth investing. They are made from the Icelandic yarn called lopi which makes them very resistant and soft. Since the old days they were used to keep Icelanders warm in all kinds of weather that you can get on this island.

Are Icelandic sweaters made in Iceland?


What is an Icelandic jumper called?

The Icelandic lopapeysa, also known as the Icelandic sweater, is an iconic wool jumper made from native Icelandic sheep wool. Literally meaning “sweater made from unspun yarn,” the lopapeysa is traditionally made with a yoke pattern at the top of the sweater.

Why is it illegal to have a dog in Iceland?

In 1924, the city of Reykjavik banned keeping dogs as pets. The city’s residents aren’t all cat people—rather, the measure was meant to prevent echinococcosis, a type of tapeworm that can be passed from dogs to humans.

How do you wash lopapeysa?

As we have already mentioned, this hand-knitted piece of clothing should always be washed by hand in lukewarm water. The first thing that you need to do is soak it in the water with a few drops of laundry detergent.

Are Icelandic jumpers itchy?

Short answer; no, not for the vast majority of people. Wool products have been used for hundreds of years! Unlike other typical wools produced in other parts of the world, Icelandic wool stands out.

Is LOPI yarn itchy?

Think Lopi is itchy? Lopi softens with washing and wearing—give your finished garment a bath in warm water with a little lanolin soap so the fibers will relax and soften. I use the brand Eucalan, which is available at my grocery store as well as at many local yarn shops, but there are several others.

Is lopapeysa itchy?

The best way to wear a lopapeysa is to wear it as a second or outer layer and not directly on your skin, in case you find it to be itchy.

What do you wear under lopapeysa?

Fun Facts about the Lopapeysa They can sting a bit so you might want to buy a turtleneck to wear underneath.

Why is beer illegal in Iceland?

Even today alcohol sales in Iceland are highly regulated and government run liquor stores (Vínbúðin) are the only places to buy alcohol in Iceland. The somewhat shaky logic behind the beer ban was that access to beer would tempt young people and workers into heavy drinking.