The Crafty Side of Mosfellsbær
Local craftwork at Handverkshúsið
In the very centre of Mosfellsbær, just across the street from Hotel Laxnes, you’ll find an art and craft giftstore packed with beautiful handmade objects. The store, which also serves as a workshop for its owners, offers a broad selection of craftwork, utility design and decorative ornaments which clearly reflect the diversity of the seven craftswomen who have been running it for the past eleven years. A wide collection of all things pretty
Not only does their work vary in method and material of use but also in style, so there’s quite a lot to choose from and whether you’re looking for a special souvenir or a present, you’re bound to find something that suits.
In its range of products you’ll find beautiful crochet and woollen knitwork, like mittens and sweaters, but wool is also used in a more unusual manner, for example in colourful guestbooks and the prettiest lamps and candleholders that give the most wonderfully soft
There’s also an assortment of ceramics in all shapes and sizes, everything from large bowls and centerpieces to the world’s cutest thimbles! In addition, there are various beautiful glass objects and delicate jewellery.
Handverkshúsið is open all weekdays from 14-18 and on Saturdays from 13-17 but arrangements can be made for other opening hours, especially for groups. Simply call one of the numbers on the front door.