This is the traditional wool sweater that you will find all over Iceland. They are easy to spot by their distinct decorative patterns around the neck opening. Whether you are a local or a tourist, everyone wear them proudly in the streets of Reykjavik or in the many trails of this peaceful island.
The Icelandic name Lopapeysa is a literal translation of "wool sweater" ("lopa"=wool, "peysa"=sweater) but they are not made from your average wool. The unique breed of sheep, native from Iceland and protected from centuries of isolation, from where the wool is make these sweater uniques! It will keep you warm whatever the weather.
As their popularity grew, more variety began to appear in stores all over the country. If you want to find the original Lopapeysa, here are some tips that may help you: