Are you looking for Icelandic souvenirs? There are lots of fun and unique products to buy or bring home as gifts to friends and family.
Souvenirs are one of the best ways to tell your friends and family that you are thinking about them while traveling. And it’s also something that’s fun to buy for yourself as a memory from your trip to Iceland.
So, do you want to know what to buy in Iceland for your loved ones? Then continue reading below, because here’s a list of the top 10 things to buy in Iceland!
Icelandic Design – Kraum
If you’re looking for some Icelandic design products, then I can recommend you to visit the store Kraum in Reykjavik. At Kraum they have some beautiful items for your home with the famous Scandinavian style – minimalistic and clean!
If you’re looking for some homeware, then this is the place to go shopping in Iceland!
Lopapeysa – Icelandic Sweater
Among all the Icelandic souvenirs, the Lopapeysa (Icelandic sweater) is the most popular one.
Icelandic sweaters are one of the most bought Icelandic souvenirs among tourists since it’s both pretty and useful. Iceland is a county that’s super cold during winter and also pretty cool during summer – so warm clothing is a must!
If you’re craving something sweet, then you have to taste the Omnom Chocolate. It’s one of the leading chocolate brands in the country with several delicious and unusual flavors to choose from.
My favorite ones are the chocolate with licorice and sea salt. I can highly recommend trying those flavors.
You can find these chocolate bars in both souvenirs shops and bigger supermarkets in Iceland. It’s also possible to visit the Factory where you can take a guided tour – it’s located in Reykjavik.
Many people like to shop local alcoholic beverages when traveling. Iceland is a country where they produce both schnapps, vodka, and beer – so you wont be dissapointed.
I can recommend buying Brennivin (Icelandic schnapps), Einstok beer, or Reyka vodka. The Reyka Vodka is pretty unique since they use fresh glacier water, and filter it through lava.
At the main street in Reykjavik, you’ll find the Mink Viking Portrait. Here you can dress up in traditional Viking clothing and take some amazing photos that you can bring back home as a souvenir.
The shoot takes about 45-60 minutes in total and you’ll get six photos to bring back home.
Address: Laugavegur 11
As a Swede, Licorice is my favorite candy. So guess if were happy when I found Icelandic licorice in the stores and supermarkets in Iceland.
Some people love it, some people hate it. But one thing is for sure, you have to try it and find out whether you like it or not.
Personally, I’m not a big fan of sweet licorice, but the salty licorice is magical! It’s a must-try when you’re in Iceland.
In central Reykjavik, there’s a shop called Aurum where they create beautiful and unique jewelry pieces There you can shop both necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, and even hair pieces. At Aurum, there are so many beautiful things to buy.
I really love this shop because they create unique and creative jewelry inspired by the Icelandic nature.
If you’re looking for some beautiful Icelandic souvenirs to buy for someone who likes jewelry, then this is the place to go souvenir shopping!
Among all Iceland products, what is the best souvenir for someone who already has everything?
Icelandic salt is always an appreciated Iceland gift to buy for your friends and family since it’s both delicious and useful. There are many different kinds of salt flavors to choose from, but I recommend either the local sea salt or the lava salt!
One of the most useful Icelandic gifts to buy in Iceland!
Blue Lagoon Beauty Products
During your stay in Iceland, you simply have to visit the famous Blue Lagoon to bathe, relax and put on the famous clay mask – the silica found on the bottom of the Blue Lagoon is known to heal and clear your skin.
The Blue Lagoon is not only a spa and hotel but also a manufacturer of beauty products that are enriched with algae, silica, and minerals. You can shop both facial masks, body scrubs, body lotion and day creams that will nourish and heal your skin.
You can shop these products directly at the Blue Lagoon, but also in several souvenir shops and at the airport.
66 North Gear
You might have heard about outdoor brands such as North Face and Patagonia, but have you ever heard about 66 North? I hadn’t heard about it before my trip to Iceland.
It’s an outdoor brand that specializes in stylish gear that will keep you warm and dry in the unpredictable Icelandic weather.
The gear is not cheap, but you also get what you pay for – high-quality outdoor gear. If you have a car I can recommend visiting the outlet shop outside Reykjavik.
Icelandic Souvenirs Online
If you didn’t have time to shop for Icelandic souvenirs or if you simply didn’t have any room in your suitcase, then I can tell you that you can order some great Icelandic souvenirs online.
There are a couple of these souvenirs that I’ve mentioned above that you can buy online. You can buy both Icelandic sweaters, Blue Lagoon beauty products, and outdoor gear from 66 North. Visit their websites for more information about shipping.
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Thanks Christine very interesting and informative.
Thank you Gwen! I’m happy you liked it :)