From Iceland's fjords to the warmths of your bed

We lovingly make sustainable eiderdown products
that’ll keep you cozy for years to come.

This is our story

It all began in Loðmundarfjörður, a remote fjord in Iceland...

Picture a lush valley surrounded by magnificent volcanic mountains. It’s one of Iceland’s most spectacular fjords – only accessible by 4×4 vehicle during the summer. There, Ragna and her family visited an eiderdown sanctuary where Oli and Johanna, two farmers, follow the millenia-old Icelandic tradition of eider duck farming.

Ragna noted, “There were eiderducks everywhere! In the fields, on the roof, at the doorstep. What struck me was how comfortable they were living alongside humans.” 

Oli’s one regret was sending the raw Eiderdown abroad – allowing foreign businesses to profit from Iceland’s most prized natural resource. 

And so the idea for Icelandic Down was born.

We follow in the sustainable footsteps of our ancestors

Now, Icelandic Down partners with Oli and Johanna to produce some of the world’s finest eiderdown duvets and comforters.

No birds are harmed – in fact, they voluntarily leave their down behind when they abandon their nests.

In keeping with our Icelandic traditions, nearly everything is sustainably produced with local materials and local labour – all in the quaint, picturesque town of Borgarfjörður Eystri.

And to guarantee its quality, our eiderdown is inspected and certified by the Icelandic Government.

What's important to us?

The Environment

Our native Iceland is special. That’s why we use sustainable, environmentally-friendly practices to preserve it.

Quality Craftsmanship

We take pride in doing everything by hand – from gathering eiderdown to cleaning and processing to every single duvet thread that we stitch.

Icelandic Traditions

Man and the eider duck have had a peaceful, symbiotic relationship in Iceland for 1000+ years. We aim to keep it that way.

Strength of Family

Our company is a small, family-run operation. This means we’re in it for the long haul – and you receive better, more personal customer service.

Two families form Icelandic Down

Two families are involved with the company. Both families have talented individuals with unique skills that are extremely valuable in the making of the high-quality products we produce and sell.

Oli and Johanna take care of the eider ducks by protecting and preserving their nesting area. They also harvest the down when the ducks have left the nest.

Ragna is the CEO and takes care of the day-to-day operations. Ragna’s daughter, Astros, handles photography and design.

Ragna’s son, Kristjan, is an experienced online marketer. Thorir, Ragna’s partner, is an engineer who is in charge of processes and equipment.

Meet the Team

Ástrós

Photography & Design

Ragna

CEO

Jóhanna and Óli

Eider duck farmers

Photographs from Instagram

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The common eider. It’s a bird that, throughout history, has captivated humanity – from Viking settlers through to the world’s royalty and elite – with desire for its’ precious, luxury eiderdown.

In fact, the eider duck’s scientific name, Somateria Mollissima, even means ‘very soft wool body’.

But there are more reasons to be impressed by the eider duck than how well its’ down can warm our beds. As a business, Icelandic Down relies on this down, and we’ve all been touched by these remarkably resilient, resourceful animals.
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Eider ducks and Icelanders have a peculiarly symbiotic relationship that dates back to over 1000 years. During spring, farmers create sanctuaries for the birds to nest in, where they’re safe from foxes, minks, and seagulls. They return to the same farm (and even the same nest), year after year, and become accustomed to the farmer and his family.
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Silky-soft & light as cloud, eiderdown is magical!

Holding eiderdown in your hand is a strange experience. Its’ near-weightlessness and glowing warmth is unlike any other material on the planet.

It has no quills or feathers, meaning it’s just pure softness. And when you stuff it into your fist and then release, it’ll spring up to 10 times its own volume 😳🤩
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The eiderbabies first swim! 😍
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Borgarfjordur Eystri!

​Where our headquarters are.

​There are only about a 120 people who live here the whole year round. 😅

​If you're looking for an extraordinary place to visit, I recommend coming here. Don't forget to come visit us! 😁
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Oh, what a feeling! ☺️  
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We have some awesome news!

Finally our new website is finished! The last couple of months, we at Icelandic Down and with great help from tobiascopywriting.com, character.is, pes.is, Steinrún Ótta (photographer), have worked on the redesign of our website. It’s taken a lot of hardwork and patience but we are very happy with the outcome. We hope you are too so don’t hesitate to visit our website at the link in our bio. 😁
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Having a little fun playing with our amazing eiderdown!
Want to learn more about eiderdown ? Check out our website icelandicdown.com
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We at Icelandic Down wish you a merry Christmas and a wonderful new year! ...

In this segment from channel N4 Sjónvarp, we go over all the steps necessary to make our amazing eiderdown products. Unlike other down, eiderdown is 100% animal and eco-friendly when harvested the right way at the right time, like we do.

Full length here: https://bit.ly/2DR2uLk
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This is taken on the shore of Eskifjodur. A fjord in east Iceland.

Did you know that the eiderduck spends two months a year on land? The other ten months it spends at sea!
Those ten months you can find it all along the coast of Iceland.
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Interested in learning more about Eiderdown?

Feel free to reach out to Ragna to learn more about Eiderdown, our company, or how to order a duvet.

  • +354 892 3342

Concierge Customer Service

Throughout the purchasing experience, you'll be in direct contact with Ragna, our founder and CEO. She'll make sure everything goes smoothly.

100% Custom Made

Each of our products are made-to-order. From fill weight to dimensions, we can customise nearly anything you require for the perfect night's sleep.

Quality Certificates

All of our eiderdown duvets and comforters have quality certificates provided by the Icelandic government. You will receive a copy of the certificates with your order.