Wool Week Programme
The program below is similar in structure to the last Wool Week. The more exact compilation for 2024 will be ready only in April 2024, because it is then clear when which seminars will take place. The content of the framework program will remain the same, but the timing may be different, it will be adapted to the wool activities.
Arrival, pick up from Reykjavik - BSI air bus terminal at 6pm and transfer to hotel in Selfoss. Travel time one hour.
In the morning we visit the interesting LAVA Centre in Hvolsvöllur and the historic caves at Hella. In the afternoon, the colour exhibition "Litasýning" takes place: coloured sheep are presented at the Árbæjarhjáleiga farm in the riding hall: Breeding prüand fun meeting of the local sheep tusksüchter. Maja Siska, a local hand spinner, knitter and artist, explains theäThe breeding criteria and the special features of this jäof a dangerous get-together. There is homemade food and coffee, fleece sales and much more.
In the morning we visit the historic Thingvellir site. This is also the place where you can clearly see the two continental plates (the North American and Eurasian plates) drifting apart. Thingvellir is also a national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We stop on the way at a tomato greenhouse for lunch and get interesting information about tomato growing in Iceland. Afternoon We visit the most famous natural beauties in South Iceland, the Geysir area with the fountain "Strokkur", the regularßig hotßit pushes water up into the airßt, and the "golden waterfall" Gullfoss. Afterwards we drive to the Secret Lagoon for a swim.
Today we drive to the beautiful valley Thjórsárdalur, which is adorned with warm autumn colours at this time of year. The route leads along the mighty glacier river Thjórsá, the longest river in Iceland, first to the waterfall Hjálparfoss, which is surrounded by special lava formations. We continue to the waterfall Háifoss, the second highest waterfall in Iceland, and to the small valley Gjáin, a hidden natural pearl Gjáin with many small waterfalls. In this area is also the excavated Viking farm Stöng, which we visit.
We take a tour to the picturesque south coast. We visit the black beach, see beautiful waterfalls Skógafoss etc. - which waterfall and how far we go depends on the program of the wool week.
Day 6: - Day 7:
On these days, the main program of Wool Week takes place with workshops, exhibitions, knitting meeting at Thingborg Community Center and open house at Uppspuni. In Thingborg, the knitting café is open all day.
On Friday evening we will meet for a farewell dinner.
Detailed information about the program will be online in April!
In the morning there will be a craft market in Thingborg. Afterwards departure towards Keflavik Airport (for late afternoon or evening departure) or to the hotel in Keflavik...
We are happy to assist with booking an extra night.
COMMENT ON THE PROGRAMME:
In general, it must be assumed that the lectures and workshops will be held in English and/or Israeli.äThe dates of the courses in German and English are indicated in the course description.
With reservation for changes, e.g. due to unpredictable weather conditions or because of changes in the course schedule.