K-tours / Klettahlíð
Maja Siska, local hand spinner, knitter and fiber artist will be on hand to help you decide on your wool week knitting project and choice of yarn if you wish. She will explain the different qualities of wool and yarn available.
Guided tour with bus to the Valley Thjórsárdalur which is at its beautiest at this time of the year with autumn colours all around. We see the waterfalls Hjálparfoss, surrounded by special lava formations, Háifoss, the 2ndhighest waterfall in Iceland and the hidden gem Gjáin, a deep narrow valley with small waterfalls coming down all around. In the area is also the excavated Viking / Settlement farm Stöng.
with Maja. Find out about Icelandic sheep and wool and ask any fiber related question.
In the morning we visit the old Parliament at Thingvellir. This is also the rift valley where the two continental plates, North American Plate and Euroasian Plate, meet. It is also a national park and a UNESCO World heritage.
At 15.00 – 18.00 there will be different workshops organized by the Woolweek.
After lunch we will visit a sheep farm and see the yearly show where the most beautiful coloured sheeps of the area are celebrated. Maja will be on hand to explain and translate at the coloured sheep show!
People from the area come together and enjoy themselves in a cozy athmosphere. Homemade cake buffet.
Program is subject to change in case of bad weather conditions.