Authentic Iceland Hiking and Knitting Tour
Highlights: sheep round up, Northern lights, wilderness, Icelandic lace dresses
Departure: 2020, September 9-16
This enchanting tour takes us to an authentic and peaceful hideaway, located right by the edge of Northern Europe’s biggest wilderness. There, we will experience the spirit of the Old Icelandic culture, participate in a sheep round up, hike in the untouched wilderness and colorful landscape in the East of Iceland and knit delicate lace. The unique accommodation, in delightfully renovated and preserved old buildings, will make us feel as if we are taking part in an adventure from the past and are “sleeping in a museum.” Our hosts will make all of the food in an old kitchen in front of us with mostly local ingredients. Hélène will give us a thoughtful insight into the Icelandic knitting heritage and we’ll learn new and Old techniques during the knitting workshops throughout the tour. The focus will be on Icelandic lace and more specifically on the klukka, the traditional women slip knitted in fine wool and decorated with undulating lace patterns, and the lace dresses of Aðalbjörg Jónsdóttir, inspired by the klukka. This is an unforgettable journey that will give us a unique insight on how people used to live in the most isolated parts of Iceland. Along with knitting and hiking, it is possible to go horseback riding (optional, not included in price) in your free time.
See pictures from previous tours here.
Booking will open next week! Keep an eye on this page or register to my newsletter to be kept informed!