This trip is custom made with a focus on introducing the history, culture, and rich tradition of knitting in Iceland. Our group will meet local Icelandic women who are experts in working with Icelandic wool, visit a local mini mill, and learn about the production of lamb wool. We will also participate in a workshop where we hand dye our own yarn with Icelandic herbs. There will be time to visit the more popular tourist sights on the Golden Circle and soak in a natural hot pool.
Anne (UWSP CE Associate Director) is excited to co-lead her second Iceland: Knitting Under the Northern Lights Trip and has hosted several trips for Continuing Education, including New York, New Orleans, Acadia National Park, and Charleston. When not working, Anne can be found hiking with her husband and dogs; in 2022 she became an official Thousand Miler after completing the Ice Age Trail.
Heidi was born and raised
on a farm in South Iceland, and has been involved with the tourism industry in Iceland since 2005. She lived in the US for 2 years and has two grown sons. She is a trained hair designer, make-up artist and nail technician. Heidi has her BA in English and MA in Culture and Communication from University of Iceland. Her glass is always half full and she has made it a goal in her life to have fun and see the bright sides of life. Heidi loves meeting people and showing off the beautiful and wonderful Iceland.