Þórsmörk since 2006

Þórsmörk Parka

Þórsmörk is one of our most classic and beloved parkas.

For over 15 years, Þórsmörk has kept thousands warm through Arctic winters. This year, we’re adding a new chapter to its saga. Þórsmörk is updated with a 2-layer GORE-TEX INFINIUM fabric outer layer, providing superb weather resistance in both rain and snow. Behind it, premium 700-fill recycled down keeps out the cold. The return of signature details like oversized hand pockets proves that no matter what changes, good design endures.

Materials & shell

100% recycled polyester shell fabric backed with 2-layer GORE-TEX Infinium and insulated with 700-fill power recycled white down.

Þórsmörk capably resists rain, wind, and snow thanks to its thoughtful construction. The interior lining features an aerial image of the unique landscape of the Þórsmörk region, one of Iceland’s natural treasures shot by Benjamin Hardman.

“Þórsmörk is the first place I visited in the highlands. It also the name of my first ever Parka. It’s a classic jacket that has proven its place in Icelandic society for over a decade. It was one of the reasons I felt comfortable tackling my first winter in Iceland and has been with me ever since. Having the opportunity to have one my images from the area printed inside the parka is a huge honour.”

Benjamin Hardman, 66°North ambassador and photographer 

Since 2006, Þórsmörk has been as much a part of Icelandic everyday as the challenging weather. This special anniversary edition honors its legacy while adapting it to the present. Sustainable performance materials and a removable down trim translate Þórsmörk’s legendary traits for the modern era. Yet, when winter storms appear, its time-tested warmth needs no interpretation. GORE-TEX Infinium provides surprising breathability for a winter parka. Adjustment points on the cuffs, hem, and interior allow wearers to customize fit for their precise needs. Six front pockets ensure Þórsmörk has room for whatever your story requires.

We take pride in making quality outdoors garments from sustainable materials, helping the very Earth they’re designed to explore. For more about our Circular initiative, please visit 66north.com/circular.

Technical details

Designed and proven in Iceland since 2006



At the time we at 66°North were making several kinds of down jackets. We had created Tindur which was a traditional mountain down jacket as well as Laugavegur jacket and vest which were designed as streetwear. Then there was Þörsmörk, which was very close to my heart. It was designed from my experience of being a teenager in Iceland wearing a popular down jacket from a French brand called Millet. These French jackets were traditional, light down jackets with an outer layer filling made from down protected nylon. They were designed for cold and snowy conditions and not at all for Icelandic explorers.

In heavy rain the jacket became soaking wet, the down lost all isolation and became a wet mess so that when the weather got freezing cold again the jacket would turn into an ice armour. Þórsmörk was supposed to be a combination of an anorak and a down jacket with a completely waterproof outer layer filling with glued waterproof sewing but also a traditional isolating down jacket in the inner layer. When designing how the jacket should look I seeked inspiration from anoraks in the north and the appeal of general outerwear, using their formed elbow design and few other technical executions. Þórsmörk Parka along with other pieces I designed at 66°North was done in collaboration with a team of professionals that specialise in tailoring and creative sewing.

— Bergþóra Guðnadóttir, Designer

Fit & Size

Designed for winter layering.

Þórsmörk is designed to be worn comfortably over mid-layers like fleeces and vests. Its oversized cut fits all genders comfortably. Those seeking a snugger fit should size down.


Six zipped front pockets. 

Glove-friendly two-way zipper.

Adjustable drawcords at hem and waist.

Zipped interior chest pocket.

Removable down trim.

Taped seams.

NORDUR Journal

Wearing Þórsmörk since 2006

The 66°North team sat down with three Icelanders from different walks of life who have stayed true to their Þórsmörk úlpa for years. Whether they‘re zipping around the city or traversing glaciers, Þórsmörk is always there.

Eva Thu Huong Jóhannsdóttir

„I wore it everywhere. When I went to parties I just wore it over my dress. Camping, nights out, work. Just everywhere. I used it for eight years straight and it completely saved me.“

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