Local attractions

Álafosskvos - Stekkjarflöt
Álafosskvos, the old factory of the Álafoss woolens company, was converted some years ago into a colony of artists' studios. Some artists open their studios to the public - prospective visitors should always contact in advance the artists they are interested in. Works by most of the artists with studios there are on show at the Álafoss Factory Warehouse Sale. One of the main tourist attractions in Mosfellsbær, the Álafoss Factory Sale is a good place to pick up bargain woolen goods and also houses a small exhibition about Iceland's woolens industry which flourished there. Works by artists from Mosfellsbær are also exhibited at Álafoss-föt bezt café. At Stekkjarflöt there is a small lake with a jetty - it is a popular place for boating in summer and ice skating in winter.



Verksmiðjusala Álafoss Álafosskvos
Museum - wool industry
Factory outlet
Álafossvegi 23
270 Mosfellsbæ
Tel: + 354 566 6303
Fax: + 354 566 8330
e-mail: alafoss{hja]isl.is



gljúfrasteinnGljúfrasteinn – The House of Halldór Laxness

Gljúfrasteinn was the home and workplace of Halldór Laxness (winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1955) and his family for more than half a century. It has now been opened to the public as a museum, unchanged from when Laxness lived there. In the reception building you can watch a multimedia presentation dedicated to Laxness’s life and work. Tickets for admission, books and souvenirs are also sold there. In the beautiful countryside right next to Gljúfrasteinn, visitors can take walks as part of their visit, to see where Laxness spent his childhood and, in later life, sought his inspiration.

Gljúfrasteinn – Laxness museum
For further information or booking of tours tel: 586 8066 or e-mail: gljufrasteinn[hja]gljufrasteinn.is

Artists' studios in Álafosskvos
Studios are open by special arrangement with each artists. For phone numbers and further information contact the Library of Mosfellsbær tel: + 354 566 6822.

Artists´ studio Helga Jóhannesdóttir
270 Mosfellsbæ
tel: 566 8228 / 695 6694

knivemakerThe Knifemaker
270 Mosfellsbær
e-mail: palli[hja]knifemaker.is

Artists´ studio of Hildur Margrétardóttir
Álafossvegur 31
270 Mosfellsbær
tel: 5667818  mobile: 6990808
e-mail: hildur[hja]hildur.com

Artists studio of Inga Elín Kristinsdóttir
Álafossvegur 18
270 Mosfellsbær
tel: 566 8081

Bryndís Brynjarsdóttir
Álafossvegur 23
270 Mosfellsbæar
tel: + (354) 659 7392

Stekkjarflöt park
"Hús tímans - hús skáldsins" by the famous Icelandic sculpturist  Magnús Tómasson

Mosfellsbær town centre
Most of the shops in Mosfellsbær are located in the town centre on Háholt and Þverholt. Kjarni includes the municipal offices, healthcare centre, library, shops and a café. Another café, Draumakaffi, is located at Háholt 14, and coffee is also served at Mosfellsbakarí bakery at the end of Þverholt. Áslákur country pub and KFC are ideal places for refreshments after a vigorous walk or biking trip. Not far from the town centre is Hlégarður community centre, where dances are held.


Hulduhólar Arts Studio and Gallery
Steinunn Marteinsdóttir, artist
270 Mosfellsbær
Open on a special request
Tel: + 354 566 6194


Local handicraft centre
Háholti 14
270 Mosfellsbæ
Tel: 898-1795 / 898-5980
Open Tuesdays - Sundays from 14:00 - 18:00


Tel: + 354 566 6165

Tel: + 354 566 6113