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Wool Week Programme

The program below has been adapted as closely as possible to the program of the individual activities and seminars of the Wool Week. It will be adapted even more precisely when we know which courses and seminars the participants choose, see www.ullarvikan.is. 

Day 1: 

Arrival, pick up from Reykjavik - BSI air bus terminal at 6pm and transfer to hotel in Selfoss. Travel time one hour.

Day 2: 

In the morning we visit the interesting LAVA Center in Hvolsvöllur and the historic caves near Hella. In the afternoon, the color exhibition "Litasýning" takes place: colored sheep are presented at the Árbæjarhjáleiga farm in the riding hall: Breeding test and fun meeting of local sheep breeders. Maja Siska, a local hand spinner, knitter and artist, explains the breeding criteria and what makes this annual gathering so special. There will be home-baked goods and coffee, fleece sales and much more.

Day three: 

In the morning we visit the historic Thingvellir site. This is also the place where you can clearly see that the two continental plates (the North American and Eurasian plates) are drifting apart. Thingvellir is also a national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We stop on the way to have lunch in a tomato greenhouse and get interesting information about tomato growing in Iceland. In the afternoon we visit the most famous natural beauties in South Iceland, the Geysir area with the fountain "Strokkur", which regularly shoots hot water into the air, and the "golden waterfall" Gullfoss. In the evening at 20.00 we meet for the first knitting evening in Hespa (in Selfoss). A knitting book will also be presented there (in English).

Day four: 

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 five: 

Today we drive into the beautiful Thjórsárdalur valley, which is adorned with warm autumn colors at this time of year. The route leads along the mighty glacial river Thjórsá, the longest river in Iceland, first to the Hjálparfoss waterfall, which is surrounded by special lava formations. We continue to Háifoss waterfall, the second highest waterfall in Iceland, and the small valley of Gjáin, a hidden natural gem with many small waterfalls. In this area is also the excavated Viking farm Stöng, which we visit. We then drive to the Secret Lagoon for a swim. 

Day 6: - Day 7: 

On these days, the main Wool Week program takes place with workshops, exhibitions, knitting meetings at Thingborg Community Centre and an open day at Uppspuni. The knitting café in Thingborg will be open all day.

On Friday evening we meet for a farewell dinner at Hotel Selfoss.

Detailed information about the program will be online in May (see also www.ullarvikan.is!)

  1. Day: 

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.


In general, it must be assumed that the lectures and workshops will be held in English and/or Icelandic, as indicated in the course description.


Subject to change, e.g. due to unpredictable weather conditions or changes in the course schedule.