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FIRE & ICE “KNITTING” EXPERIENCE IN ICELAND WITH TANIS GRAY!
"Join me on a knitting journey to the land of fire and ice in Iceland! Our adventure begins in Reykjavik, and we will explore this extraordinary country together and be inspired every day. I will teach stranded colorwork techniques throughout our journey as we knit a traditional Icelandic sweater (in Icelandic Lopi wool,) with a design I created just for this tour.  We will explore some of the greatest sights during the day and in the evenings we'll hit up the local nightlife, hang out and knit in our knitting lounge, and just have a great time. It will be an incredible fiber experience you’ll never forget, so be sure to sign up today!" 
- Tanis Gray
9-DAY PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • Round-trip international airfare from New York City to Reykjavik, Iceland. (Fly from your closest international airport for an additional fee. First/Business Class upgrades available.)
  • Transfers to/from the airport/hotel in Iceland for full package guests.
  • Panoramic city tour of Reykjavik with a local professional guide.
  • Traveling with master knitter and Craftsy instructor, Tanis Gray.
  • First class hotel accommodations for eight days in Reykjavik. (Suite Upgrades Available.)
  • Welcome dinner, introductions, and orientation meeting.
  • A special gathering with the Hand-knitters Association of Iceland.
  • Daily buffet breakfasts and a delicious farewell dinner.
  • Visiting an Icelandic working sheep farm and learning about wool production.
  • A wool & yarn "shop-hop" throughout the city of Reykjavik.
  • A multi-course dinner prepared in the days of the Vikings.
  • The possibility of viewing the sensational Northern Lights.
  • Private deluxe motor coach and professional driver the entire time.
  • Touring the amazing Istex Wool Factory in Reykjavik.
  • Photograph opportunity and stop at the magnificent Gullfoss Waterfall.
  • Opportunities for sightseeing and shopping on your own.
  • Viewing the Njalurefill Saga Tapestry, the longest tapestry in the world.
  • “Sit and knit” most evenings with our guest instructor, Tanis.
  • Professional Craftours escort throughout the entire journey.
  • Touring a geothermal bakery for a demonstration in making Rύgbrauꝺ.
  • Three hands-on Icelandic knitting workshops with our guest instructor, Tanis. 
  • A photo opportunity at the picturesque Kerid Crater.
  • An optional experience at the thermal mineral waters of the Blue Lagoon.
  • A tour of the Golden Circle to see landmarks of nature's beauty.
  • Learning more about the Vikings in the village of Hafnarfjörꝺur.
  • Visiting the Textile Museum Blondous and their “Icelandic Knitting Exhibition.”
  • All taxes are included in this package and insurance is highly recommended.
  • A Craftours lanyard, luggage identifier and commemorative gift.

Total cost of this knitting experience in Iceland is:

$5,448.00

Reserve your Space Now!
Call Toll-Free 877-887-1188
Any questions please e-mail: [email protected]

Space is based on first-come/first-served. Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Travel insurance is highly recommended. Land only and single rates are available upon request. Please consult our Terms & Conditions as they apply once your first deposit is made. A 3% discount is offered if the expedition is paid in full by check within 7 business days of the invoice date.




TANIS GRAY

Tanis Gray believes that we are stronger together. When we respect each other, listen, learn, and educate, we can lift each other up and thrive as humans. All are welcome here, regardless of gender identity, race, age, belief system, or crafting style.

A graduate of RISD, Tanis lives in Fairfax, VA with her Mechanical Engineer husband and two children. She has been in the creative field for many years, including roles at Martha Stewart, HBO, Focus Features, Hungryman Productions, and as the Yarn Editor at Vogue Knitting/Sixth & Spring and co-editor of Knit.1. She has worked on projects with Warner Brothers, Lucasfilm, and Disney.

With over 550 published knitting designs in her portfolio, her work has been featured in many major publications and books worldwide. Tanis had her own regularly-featured TV spot on PBS' Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell and has taught multiple online Fair Isle classes for Craftsy/Bluprint. It is her goal to help anyone who wants to learn how to knit accomplish their fiber goals.

She is the author of Knit Local: Celebrating America’s Homegrown Yarns (2011, Sixth & Spring), the winner of a gold IPPY Award; Capitol Knits, (2012, Self-Published) a knitting and history book inspired by Washington, DC and national winner of the DAR American Heritage Women in the Arts Award; Knitting Architecture (2013, F&W/Interweave), a collection of designs inspired by well-known architecture; Cozy Knits (2013, F&W/Interweave); From Mama, with Love, (Self-Published) an ebook collection from designer friends and mothers; 3 Skeins or Less – Fresh Knitted Accessories (2014, F&W/Interweave), a modern collection of garments and accessories all knit in 3 or fewer skeins of yarn; Wanderlust – 47 Modern Knits for Bohemian Style, (2015, F&W/Interweave); Modern Baby Knits (2016, F&W/Interweave), a collection of knits for babies and children on the go with fuss-free designs; Gradient Knits (2017, Barron's) a complete course of beautifully and profusely illustrated instruction under one cover using gradient yarns, Knitting Magic: The Official Harry Potter Knitting Pattern Book (2020, Insight Editions), the first and only official knitting book based on the Harry Potter films by Warner Brothers, and Knitting the Galaxy: The Official Star Wars Knitting Pattern Book (2021, Insight Editions), the first and only official knitting book based on the original 9 Star Wars films by Lucasfilm.

Tanis is a proud member of the Creative Knitter’s Guild, Martha Washington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the Washington DC Chapter of the Mayflower Society. She volunteers at Sanctuary for Families, Project Knitwell, local Boy Scouts troops, her local prayer shawl ministry, and in her son’s school, teaching crafts and knitting. Certain pattern proceeds are donated to The National Center for Transgender Equality, NAACP, The Union of Concerned Scientists, Doctors Without Borders, Friends of Notre Dame, and Project Semicolon.

She has won first place nationally for the American Heritage Award and the National Women in the Arts Award numerous times for Fiber Arts.



Blue Lagoon Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland’s most popular attractions, and it’s little wonder as to why. The beautiful milky-blue water is unlike anything else found on earth and makes a stark contrast to the surrounding black lava fields and creeping grey moss. The water sits at 39°C (102°F) year-round, making it the perfect bathing temperature. The lagoon is on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwest Iceland, a region renowned for its barren landscapes and cone-shaped volcanoes. Due to its excellent location, soothing waters, and rich skin nourishment, the Blue Lagoon quickly became Iceland’s most visited attraction, rivaled only by the Golden Circle sightseeing route.

Cost of this optional experience at the thermal mineral waters of the Blue Lagoon is $137.97 per person.


TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST ICELAND TOURS:

Elaine Edwards, Coronado, California - "The crafters were amazing warm wonderful people and very talented. The local guide was very knowledgeable about geography and the history of the country. The hotel staff was very accommodating and the location was perfect."
Kathie Vaughn, Carmichael, California - "This is my second tour and I have enjoyed both experiences immensely. Craftours is a new way to travel and a unique way to craft. A true adventure in 5-star, craft-oriented, culturally enhanced small group travel. I'm a fan!"
Jo Ann Dickerson, Wichita, Kansas - "Very good tour thanks to our local guide & tour escort."
Dorothy Rezac , Prairie Village, KS- "The tour was excellent. It was so refreshing to see so many beautiful sites and to hear how progressive the country is. The photographic insight and tips were helpful even to me as a novice."
Susan Downing , Lake Villa, IL- "The country is beautiful, the picture that can be captured don’t do it justice!"

Full Package Price: $5,448.00 | Air from New York City

Land Only Price: $4,804.00 | Land only rate does not include airport/hotel transfers

(per person, based on double occupancy)

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To make your reservations call us at +1-815-663-4046 or Toll-Free at: +1-877-887-1188 - USA, Canada or Spain, 001-882-887-1188 - Mexico, 0808 134 9500 - UK, 18 0010 6424 - Australia, or submit your reservations online.

For additional questions regarding airfare, transfers, insurance, pre-night packages, or our convenient payment plan, please call our toll-free number or use our contact form.

This itinerary, pricing and escorts are subject to change. Insurance is available and highly recommended. Single rates are available upon request. Please consult the Terms and Conditions, as they apply starting with the first payment. A 3% discount applies off the cost of the trip, if the trip is paid in full by check with in 7-10 business days of invoice date. Gratuities are additional and will be collected with final payment. All prices listed are in USD unless otherwise noted.