What is this thing called lopapeysa?

The Icelandic sheep’s unique, warm and water-repellent wool is what makes the Lopapeysa sweater great. It has been perfected by generations of Icelanders who know everything about staying warm.

You’ll find the original Lopapeysa along with a wide selection of gifts at Rammagerðin.

Meet Sveinbjörn

Sveinbjörn is just like his stuffed birds;
           soft on the inside



Flugstöð Leifs Eiríkssonar
235 Keflavíkurflugvöllur

Opening Hours:
4:30am - until the last flight has departed

Always open when there are passenger flights

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Bankastræti 9
101 Reykjavík

Opening Hours: 
9:00am - 22:00pm

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Skólavörðustígur 20
101 Reykjavík

Opening Hours: 
09:00am - 22:00pm

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Hafnarstræti 94
600 Akureyri

Opening Hours: 
Mon - Fri   10:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun   10:00 - 18:00
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Handcarved birds

Handcarved birds from Holmavik, West fjords by Jón Ólafsson
7.500 ISK


Flower of Life, a pattern from old icelandic saddle cloth by Hugrún
from 1.400 ISK


Eyjafjallafjökull designed by Védís. 100% Icelandic wool
25.400 ISK


Woolen scarfs by Varma
6.590 ISK


Woven of icelandic wool by Stefanía
6.900 ISK


100% icelandic woolen blankets by Rammagerðin/Iceland Gift Store
14.900 ISK

Puffin hat

100% icelandic wool handknitted puffin hat by Guðvarður
6.500 ISK

Salt cellars

Thrown ceramic salt cellars by Aldis
3.200 ISK

Wool cardigans

100% icelandic wool cardigans, named after the first women settlers: Móbjörg and Þjóðbjörg by Margrét
37.990 ISK


Iceland Giftstore / Rammagerðin was established in 1940 by Mr. Johannes Bjarnason. Prior to that, Mr. Bjarnason had started framing pictures and paintings at Laugavegur 53, with a staff of two.

The year after, he moved the business to the cellar of Hotel Hekla where he stayed for the next three years, before moving to Hafnarstraeti 17, also in downtown Reykjavik. Finally, Iceland Giftstore / Rammagerðin moved to its current location in Hafnarstraeti 19 in the year 1972.


As the name implies in Icelandic, the mainstay of the business in the beginning was making frames and framing pictures. It was a small business in the beginning, but grew steadily after 1949 when Iceland Giftstore / Rammagerðin hired a trained frame maker from Germany. He worked at the company for two years, teaching the staff to make and decorate frames.

Around that time, Iceland Giftstore / Rammagerðin bought specialized machinery for frame making. The business was booming at the time, but the frame making had to be on a large scale to be profitable. Ideally, the company would have needed to export its products. As time passed, the production of frames ceased, and the company focused on selling souvenirs, crafts and woolens. Those form the backbone of our business today.


Get in touch

+354 535 66 90
Bankastræti 9, 101 Reykjavík
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