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All over Iceland, you’ll see locals and visitors wearing warm knit sweaters with a distinctive pattern around the neck. The sweater is called a lopapeysa, which came into fashion in the middle of the 20th century and has lately seen a resurgence in popularity among the younger generations. What once was something generally given as a gift by a doting […]

The Best Icelandic Souvenir: A Lopapeysa


If there’s one souvenir that embodies Iceland, it’s the lopapeysa – a traditional Icelandic sweater with a distinctive pattern. These sweaters are made by hand with sheep’s wool and incredibly warm. They can also be incredibly expensive, going for over 30,000 ISK in the stores that line Laugavegur street, Reykjavik’s main shopping drag. For a cheaper (but still high-quality) version, […]

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