Welcome to Galleria Alþýðulist, a local handcraft shop in Varmahlíð, in the heart of Skagafjörður. Located in an old turf fashioned house. Alþýðulist is mostly selling wide variety of handcraft proucts made by artists living in Skagafjörður.
The galleria Alþýðulist is a store with that has a good quality of handmade products, wool products and other items from Icelandic materials.
Our aim is that all the products that we provide are of exemplary quality.
Alþýðulist was established 8.10.1995 and got the name Alþýðulist which is the basic translation for the products made by the people. Alþýðulist is self-owned association which the owners are the local people in Skagafjordur with that aim in mind to promote their products in Varmahlid.
The resident of the association is in Varmahlid where the store is also located. The first formal meeting of the association was held in Lundi 21.10.1995.
At that meeting the logo was in debate amongst the members which was then finally designed by Bryndís L. Siemsen.
Characteristic of the Icelandic wool
Unique in its composition, Icelandic wool consists of two types of fibres:INNER FIBRES – INSULATING: Fine, soft, highly insulating.
OUTER FIBRES – WATER-REPELLENT: Long, glossy, water-repellent. Together, these two distinctive fibres create a wool that is: Lightweight – lighter than most other wools, keeps you warm and comfortable. Water-repellent – repels rain and stays feeling dry.
Breathable – moisture passes through the fibres away from the skin, keeping you dry and comfortable.
Washable – see manufacture´s instructions. It is often enough to air the garment thouroughly, rather than washing it. The natural choice