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Our duvets are inspected by the Icelandic government and come with a certificate of authenticity and quality.

Ten-year warranty

Your duvet is fully-covered for ten years for free repairs or replacement if there are any manufacturing issues.

Icelandic Eiderdown Pillow

(4.92)   12 Reviews

The luxuriously soft yet surprisingly resilient Eiderdown Pillow offers years of blissful sleep. Every pillow is handmade to order by local artisans following a 1000-year-old tradition of Icelandic craftsmanship in perfect harmony with nature.

2-4 weeks Manufacture time
1-2 weeks Estimated delivery

The crème de la crème of duvets

Our eiderdown duvets are an investment. Each one is handmade to your preferences, and can offer up to 50 years of blissful sleep. Eiderdown is also sustainably hand-gathered, and the rarest, most valuable source of down on the planet.

You’ll receive a government certificate with your order, proving our eiderdown’s quality and authenticity.

We like to think that investing in your sleep is the best kind of investment you could make.

Learn more about our process.

Fill Weights

Choose between three fill weights depending on your climate and preferences:

  • Soft - Excellent for warm climates and warm sleepers.
  • Medium - Our most popular weight. Ideal for most temperate climates.
  • Firm- Great for chilly rooms and cold sleepers.

Eiderdown contracts and expands to keep you at the perfect temperature. Choose 'Medium' if you are uncertain.

You can see the amount of eiderdown in each size and fill combination on this page.

Choose your size

Can’t find your size?

We can fully-customise the duvet to your exact specifications. Contact us for a custom quote.

Need help?

Contact Ragna, our founder. She would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

The Eiderdown Pillow

Sustainably & traditionally handcrafted in the wild fjords of east Iceland.

Soft Yet Resilient For Blissfully-Supported Sleep

The Icelandic Eiderdown Pillow is handmade in Iceland’s most remote fjords. Filled with eiderdown – luxurious, quill-free down – our pillows are wonderfully soft, molding to the shape of your head as you sleep.

It’s also surprisingly resilient. It springs back into shape when you get up, and maintains its fluffy, volumous form for years of blissful, well-supported sleep.

Every pillow is made-to-order and can be 100% customized to your exact needs and preferences.

Pure eiderdown

Eiderdown is Iceland's Most Prized Natural Resource

From Iceland’s first viking settlers to European royalty, eiderdown has been prized throughout history for its astounding physical properties. It’s pure, quill-free softness – it maintains its shape and form for years. It’s also temperature-regulating; when it’s warm, it shrinks to keep you cool. When it’s cold, it expands to warm you.

Only 4000kg of eiderdown is produced each year. It’s scarcer than gold, platinum and diamonds – combined and multiplied. 75% of the world’s eiderdown comes from our native Iceland.

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Product Details
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Materials & Construction

Every eiderdown pillow is custom handmade to order by local artisans with the highest-quality ethically-sourced materials.

Fill Material
100% pure Icelandic eiderdown. Sustainably collected in Iceland’s eastern fjords. Certified by the Icelandic government for quality and authenticity.

Cotton Cover
Hypoallergenic, 100% down-proof sateen cotton. 475 thread count. Weight 94 g/m2. From Germany.

Silk Cover
Hypoallergenic, 100% down-proof silk. 442 thread count. Weight 120 g/m2. From Germany.

A single cotton cover hand-filled with eiderdown and stitched by hand for an even spread and lasting insulating properties.

Sizing & Fill Weight

Pick from several sizing options ranging from Standard (20″ x 26″) to King (20″ x 36″). We can also make pillows in custom dimensions.

Fill Weight
Choose between three firmness levels depending on your sleeping preferences:

  • Soft – Quite literally cloud-like – moulds to your head. Pick for maximum comfort.
  • Medium – Our most popular firmness. Works well for most sleepers and climates.
  • Firm – Ideal if you need a lot of support. Firm is very resilient and retains its form for years.

Choose ‘Medium’ if you are uncertain.

Clockwise from Left:
Baby Eiderduck; Eiderduck nesting; the Eiderduck Sanctuary

Sustainably Sourced from Wild Eider Ducks

Protected by the Icelandic government since 1847, Icelandic eider ducks enjoy the best of both worlds – freedom and protection. In the fjords of Loðmundarfjörður, we provide the birds with safe sanctuary from predators, where they voluntarily nest during summer.

In return, they’re rewarded with a nestful of highly-prized eiderdown when the birds leave for the Arctic seas. No birds are harmed in the process. Eiderdown farming finds the perfect, symbiotic balance between bird and man.

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Traditionally Handmade in Iceland's Fjords

It’s our passion to preserve our ecosystems and support our communities. In keeping with our Icelandic heritage, our pillows are produced with local materials and labour in Borgarfjörður, a town nestled in the majestic fjords of east Iceland.

The finest-quality German-made 475-thread cotton satin pillow casings are carefully-filled and spread with Icelandic eiderdown. Everything is done by hand, with no detail left untouched.

Eiderdown pillow details; certificate of quality
issued by the icelandic government

Custom-Made for a Lifetime of Comfort

Ordering one of our pillows is a unique experience. You’ll be in direct contact with our founder, Ragna Oskarsdottir. She will guide you through the ordering process and help you customise every single detail of your pillow to fit your preferences.

Evert product is certified by the Icelandic government, and can last up to 50 years. An investment in an eiderdown pillow is an investment in your sleep – arguably the most important thing in life for your health and wellbeing.

Need help?

Contact Ragna, our founder. She would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Orders, Shipping & Returns

Ordering Process

Ragna, our founder, will reach out to you after you place your order to confirm your details. You will receive your pillow within 6 weeks of ordering (2-4 weeks manufacturing, 1-2 weeks shipping).

Global Shipping

Tracked, first-class international shipping with DHL, TNT, FedEx or UPS to your country of residence. Shipping takes 1-2 weeks depending on the destination.

Warranty & Returns

Ten years of free repairs if there is a manufacturing flaw. Due to production costs, we can offer a partial 70% refund on returns made within 60 days.

Customer Stories

Average rating

I bought my first pillow from Ragna as a treat during covid. One is just simply not enough- so I've added a European pillow and a light duvet. Such a luxury! I could not be happier with Icelandic Down and Ragna. Thank you!!

8 May, 2024

Such a cool, comfortable, soft pillow. Go ahead and spoil yourself.

Jan Lunn
8 May, 2024

A dream come true

9 January, 2024

We bought 3 pillows and received them as requested in Florida. These pillows are indeed great and I have no hesitation in recommending Ragna and this company for personal service and a very high quality product.

30 November, 2023

Eiderdown always has fascinated me since first I discovered it! Finally I made it happen the purchase was a pleasure, communication with Ragna was great and very professional The pillow is every bit what I was expecting and more! Thanks for the education on such a fine product.

Danny Minikus
7 April, 2023

Thank you very much for the service. I ordered two pillows. I received the excellent service. Communication with Ragna was effective with no delays. I highly recommend the pillows.


5 January, 2023

I wanted a down pillow that was produced sustainably, that smelled clean, and that would be comfortable. The duck-friendly harvesting process and fact that ID is a woman-owned business sealed the deal. I am very happy with my new pillow.

23 November, 2021

I thought to give my partner something special, something that she would look at every evening and feel a bit more loved, a bit more special. I wanted to tell her that I want her to have the very best, and I think she is the very best. That was why I chose her all those years ago and that was why I chose Eiderdown for her. And the process was easy and friendly.

10 September, 2020

Hi Ragna. I found Icelandic down by accident while searching for eiderdown products. I purchased a pillow from them. I was impressed with the fine quality and cleanliness of the product. I will buy from them in the near future. Thanks a lot.

20 July, 2020

Ragna and her team make you part of the journey to collect eider down from start and past end of transaction. Any questions she’ll answer with pertinent information and guide you to make sure your purchase will be right for you. It’s been a great experience all round, which not least is around the eider down product - other reviews I’ve read here say it so well, it’s difficult to add, but if I could - there’s nothing else like it - its a considerable purchase but an investment in ethics and a practicality which will serve for many years and most probably save costs in the long term.

The temperature regulating properties and physical comfort and relief offered by this down are really what one would term a health item - much like a “NASA" bed, but one made by nature and humble, beautiful creatures which are only too happy to share their warmth and protection in exchange for two months’ shelter and security-guarding. Last but most certainly not least the quality of workmanship is no less than the best one would expect from the region.

Going back to what I said about there being nothing else like eider down? Try it.

30 June, 2020

My fancy pillow! I like it!

It kind of flattens down quite quickly but I feel pampered and spoiled with such a fancy pillow!

Also I feel it helps with my sensitivities, although I still haven’t found a clothes soap that completely washes out of my pillowcases!

15 May, 2020

I received my Icelandic Down Company Eiderdown pillow as a Christmas gift and it is absolutely wonderful! I have never had a better nights sleep. Pure comfort, softness, support and restfulness! And I understand the ordering process was uncomplicated and the company very friendly and efficient. I highly recommend this pillow to anyone seeking a totally new experience in sleep!

Dr. James Busch
13 January, 2020

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Icelandic Eiderdown expensive?

Eiderdown is a rare natural resource, and the world’s most prized out of all duvet fillings for its luxurious softness, lightness, and insulating properties. Our Icelandic down is also painstakingly collected and processed by hand. This combination of factors adds a premium price tag to our products.

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How is Icelandic eiderdown better than other down?

Iceland is one of the cleanest countries in the world with fresh air and little pollution. The nesting area where our eiderdown is hand-gathered is far away from any sort of human activity, so it’s as natural and peaceful as it gets. 

We also have strict quality controls with government-appointed inspectors. This guarantees that our eiderdown is of the highest quality and authenticity, which can often be an issue with other suppliers.

Why is eiderdown better than other duvet fillings?

Eiderdown is unique in that it has no hard quills or feathers. It’s softer and springier than the likes of goose down, so it resists compression and can warm your bed for decades. It’s also thermo-regulating, meaning it adjusts to to keep you warmer or cooler depending on the ambient temperature.

Holding Eiderdown in your hand is magical; all you’ll feel is a glowing warmth – it weighs practically nothing. And when you stuff it into your fist and then release, it’ll spring up to 10 times its own volume.

Oh, and unlike other bird downs (goose or commercial duck down) which often involve cruel processes like live plucking, Eiderdown is 100% sustainable and animal-friendly – the birds voluntarily leave their down behind in their nests. No birds are harmed in the process!

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How do I know that the eiderdown is genuine?

You’ll receive two certificates with your order.

One is a veterinary certificate guaranteeing the origin of the eiderdown and stating that the eiderdown is collected from healthy birds.

The second certificate comes from one of twelve quality inspectors who have been appointed by the Icelandic government to oversee that all eiderdown sold and exported in Iceland is pure, quality eiderdown and that the weight described is accurate.

Which fill amount should I choose?

We offer three different “fills” — light, medium and warm. This determines how much eiderdown we put inside.

If you tend to get cold at night, then you should choose the warm option, which has plenty of eiderdown to keep you warm at night.

However, if you tend to feel hot at night, then you may want to consider the light option. It has less eiderdown. If you are familiar with the TOG rating, then these are the TOG numbers for our duvets/comforters:

Light: 6-7 Tog
Medium: 9-10.5 Tog
Warm: 12-14 Tog

If you don’t know which one to choose, then we recommend the medium option. It should work fine because eiderdown tends to adapt to your temperature by expanding when it’s cold and compressing when it’s warm.

We can also add custom fill amounts if you want more or less eiderdown.

For a full list of fill weights, click here for duvets/comforters, and here for pillows.

What if I don’t see my preferred size listed?

We can make duvets/comforters in any size, with any fill amount.

Just email Ragna at or via our contact page and tell us which size you want.

We will give you a quote based on the size and amount of eiderdown needed.

How do I care for my eiderdown duvet/comforter/pillow?

Eiderdown bedding requires very little in terms of product care. But these are our guidelines:


Eiderdown loves fresh air. Every few days, shake the product to fluff it up. You can also air it outside every few months. This gets rid of dust and helps the eiderdown recover its fluffiness. Best done on fresh and low-humidity days.


Avoid washing unless absolutely necessary. We recommend professional cleaning. Gently machine wash at 40°C with a high-quality down soap. Air dry thoroughly leaving no dampness (damp can damage the eiderdown).

What guarantees do you offer?

All of our bedding is covered by a ten-year warranty. If the product breaks due to a flaw, then you can send it back to us for free repair or replacement. You'll also receive a lifetime of customer support from Ragna herself.

Where do you ship to?

We offer tracked, first-class shipping to nearly any country in the globe. Our partners include DHL, TNT, FedEx or UPS, but we can use another carrier if you prefer.

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How long does it take for my order to arrive?

Product manufacturing takes 2-4 weeks, and shipping takes 1-2 weeks. It depends on a few factors, including our back orders and shipping distance. A good estimate is - you’ll receive your product 3-6 weeks from ordering.

I have an unanswered question. What do I do?

You can ask Ragna, our founder, anything. Contact her via email (, phone (+354 892 3342), or instant message (click the chat icon in the bottom-right of your screen).

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