Snæfell Parka - Inspired by the Icelandic Explorer Vilhjálmur Stefánsson, born in 1879
The Snæfell Down Parka is the fantastic newcomer to 66°NORTH‘s line of parkas.
With its waterproof shell and 70% goose down insulation, this parka is guaranteed to keep you warm in the coldest of climates.
The Snæfell Down Parka’s design was inspired by a garment worn by Icelandic/ Canadian explorer and anthropologist, Vilhjálmur Stefánsson who was born in 1879 in Manitoba, Canada to Icelandic parents.
Vilhjálmur was reknowned for his expeditions across Iceland, North America, Alaska and North Canada where he explored the Canadian Arctic and lived among the Inuit. Vilhjálmur was the first “white man” that some Inuit had ever seen!
Vilhjálmur was inspired by the people living in the harsh Arctic conditions and his legacy has inspired the team at 66°NORTH. The result is this high quality and fashionable parka that has been engineered to withstand the elements.
66°NORTH’s chief designer Jan Davidsson and his team continually look for direction and inspiration from Iceland’s traditions, history and its historic figures.The Snæfell Down Parka, with its classic polar explorer hood with detachable daux fur and smart details like real leather button straps on the zipper wind
flap, is the perfect example of this. There is no doubt that Vilhjálmur Stefánsson would have been proud to wear it!
Hjördís María Ólafsdóttir
Project Manager, Marketing