66 North

66 North

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    We discovered 66°North during our first visit to Iceland in 2013. We shopped it heavily on the initial encounter and have returned every time we traveled through Iceland. When we started Aktiv we wrote to the company to gauge their interest but the time wasn't right. After a few additional attempts we are very proud to bring this iconic brand into our shop.

    66°North was founded in 1926 by Hans Kristjánsson with the purpose of making protective clothing for Icelandic fishermen and workers braving the North Atlantic elements. Hans Kristjansson lived in Suðureyri in Súgandafjörður in Westfjords of Iceland where weather conditions were very harsh and suitable clothing was simply a matter of life and death for Icelandic fishermen.

    Today the company makes functional clothing without compromise for all kinds of outdoor activity. Fishermen‘s and workwear clothing is still a fundamental element in the operation but now there is a much wider selection of clothing for all occasions. The style matches the functionality and is as much at home on the side of a volcano as it is out to dinner with friends.