Greinasafni: Icelandic Times
Víkurprjón: Iceland‘s Oldest Wool Factory
Víkurprjón in Vík í Mýrdal is one of the oldest wool production companies in Iceland and now celebrates its 30th year of quality production. While travelling through the south of Iceland a stop at Víkurprjón‘s factory shop is an absolute must.

Víkurprjón puts special emphasis on providing authentic products made entirely in Iceland. In fact if you have any doubts you can simply look over the factory floor from the second floor of the shop. There you can see the production process and the complex machinery used to process the wool –be it knitting, cleaning, steam pressing, cutting or sewing.

The production is extremely varied but the largest part involves sewing all kinds of clothing from the Icelandic sheep wool. Víkurprjón uses traditional methods with the original colours and national patterns as well as designing and producing clothes. Víkurprjón‘s collection includes almost all types of clothing needed to keep you warm, or stylish for that matter, including socks, long underwear, tank tops, sweaters, blankets, jackets, mittens, scarves and caps. Víkurprjón‘s products are so popular that the factory can only supply its own factory shop, but since it is a factory shop Víkurprjón can offer very reasonable prices to its customers.

Víkurprjón has also established an exciting design project named Víkprjónsdóttir where young designers present their unique wool designs. Among those is The Beardcap, which is based on a traditional cap which covers both the neck, but with an amusing twist. The Víkprjónsdóttir collection also includes the Sealpelt which is based on old Icelandic myths about seals and many other insightful variations of blankets and ponchos.

Vík í Mýrdal is the southernmost village in Iceland, located on the main ring road around the island, around 180 km from Reykjavík. It is a place of astounding landscapes and majestic ocean views, making the Víkurprjón Factory an essential stop on your tour of Iceland.

For more information and online store visit www.vikurprjon.is or www.vikprjonsdottir.is

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