The Lopi Mountains reach high behind tiny houses and ice-coated landscapes. Iceland is an island of mountains. For centuries, the people of Iceland have knitted their country together with yarn combined from storytelling and wool from the long haired Icelandic sheep. This mixture has proven to be both warm and waterproof making it ideal for the northern climate. More recent variations on this tradition include the use of “lopi”, the unspun wool of the Icelandic sheep, to create the warm, patterned landscape that has come to symbolise Iceland today. Mountains of this variety have become a very popular souvenir for tourists.