No trip is complete without bring back some goodies from your vacation. If you heading to Iceland then you will no doubt want to know what the best souvenirs from Iceland are. Much of Icelandic design and fashion is inspired by landscapes and Icelandic nature. What better way to remember all the cool things to do in Iceland than by bringing back authentic gifts from Iceland for family and loved ones, of course, something for yourself too.
- 1 Top 10 Iceland Souvenirs to Bring Back Home With You
- 2 Souvenirs to Buy at Iceland Airport
Top 10 Iceland Souvenirs to Bring Back Home With You
You can shop for many of the Iceland souvenirs below in many stores across Iceland but I have also shared details of things you can also get at the main Iceland airport in Reykjavik. If you forget something, I have also linked some of the stores you can get Iceland souvenirs online.
While you are in Reykavik, also check out the main shopping streets in the city centre which in Laugavegur, Bankastraeti, Skolavordustigur, Hafnarstraeti, Klapparstigur and Vesturgata. In addition to these shopping places in Reykjavik include the fish-packing district where you can find designer stores, museums and restaurants, selling fashion, jewellery, homeware, handicrafts and much more. Below are some of the things you can pick up as souvenirs from Iceland. If you are wondering just what are the best souvenirs from iceland, wonder no more as I have included the best gifts to bring back and also included the best food souvenirs from Iceland. If you are looking for cheapest souvenir shop in Reykjavik, also make sure to check out the markets but you can get reasonably priced souvenirs as well as luxury priced items.
Hand-knit Lopapeysa (sweaters, scarves)
Lopapysa are warm, the course wool repels water and if well made they last for years and nothing says Iceland like hand-knit souvenir. One of the best souvenirs to bring back from Iceland, as nothing says Iceland than the famous sweaters or knitted wear. For protection against the harsh bite of cold be sure to get yourself one at the Icelandic Hand Knitting Association on Skolavordustigur street.
The unique taste (Caraway and cumin), high alcohol content and signature black label make a bottle of Brennivin one of the best pass time pleasures, party poppers and a great souvenir. For an experience of “ Black Death” as it is sometimes referred to grab a bottle at the duty-free at Keflavik Airport.
Blue Lagoon face mask
I have shared tips on visiting the Blue Lagoon and why it’s not to be missed. When you visit, you have to make sure you bring back some products from your visit. Used in tandem, silica and algae unlock the door to healthy, luminous, ageless skin. Silica enhances the skin’s barrier function, bringing strength, protection, and radiance. Algae increase collagen production, nourishing the skin from within and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. With natures caress in your bag why not? bring this back home for fresh glowing skin! You can get this now on Blue Lagoon online shop. The even do travel size products.
A favourite among Icelandic chocolate addicts, with superb quality and stylish packaging. Omnom is the perfect take-home present for all friends who love design and/or chocolate, conveniently located on the old Harbour on Grandi the Omnom factory is open to tours too!
Great with meat, seafood and fruits. The black lava salt is an Icelandic geothermal flaky sea salt blended with activated charcoal. Its dark colour brings great contrast and finish to your dish and is sure to surprise your guests. If you dont manage to get some while in Iceland you can actually buy them online via SaltVerk where you can get free worldwide delivery when you spend $100. There is also the option of Urta Salt, which is cheap and you also get free delivery when you spend $50 but they also have more products beyond the lava salt.
Most of the lava from the 1783 Laki eruption is covered with wooly fringe moss that reminds us of the catastrophe following the eruption and the Mist hardship. Icelandic moss and reindeer moss are some of these and as an added health benefit, tea, bread or porridge with Icelandic moss is a great curative for a sore throat and cold. For more and where to get some check out Islensk Hollusta.
The spring water used in Glacier Gin has been filtering slowly through layers of lava rock for centuries, resulting in exceptionally pure water. With the five botanicals, Juniper Berries, Coriander seeds, Dandelion, Lemon and Bergamot all blended together in a beautiful bottle that people can be proud to own. Making this the perfect souvenir/gift. You can actually buy this at the Iceland airport before leaving. While I haven’t been able to find Glacier Gin outside of Iceland I have found Reykja Vodka which is handcrafted in Iceland. You can get it on Amazon.
Icelandic stockfish can be stored for years and is usually made from cod, haddock or Atlantic catfish. Not only is it ideal for long term storage but it gives a variety of fish to choose from, plus it is a great way to start a “back from vacation “dinner. Easy to find at the Kolaportio flea market in downtown Reykjavik or any supermarket. You can also buy some fish products online from Iceland, such as caviar,
Lava coasters and Whisky stones
The Lava Coasters are made from ancient Icelandic lava rock. The bottom part is made out of metal that is covered in velvet, so they make a sophisticated addition to any table without damaging delicate furniture.
Lumo Casa, an online store brings you the wonderful Scandinavian tradition of chilling spirits with frozen stones without diluting your drink. The Lava Whiskey Stones are packaged in a stunning gift box and include 6 whiskey stones made out of Icelandic lava. The Lava Whiskey Stones also include a velvet storage bag for the stones and a tong for your convenience. Wash the lava stones in warm water and dry them. Put the stones into the velvet storage bag and place it in the freezer for at-least 4 hours. For optimal cooling, use 3 stones for every 6CL/2OZ, place them in the drink and let it cool for 5 minutes before consuming it.
Souvenirs to Buy at Iceland Airport
Blue Lagoon products
The Blue Lagoon has for years been regarded as one of the world’s best health spas and has won numerous awards for its excellent facilities and unique experience. Their products are processed from the unique Blue Lagoon geothermal water and its natural elements – silica, algae and minerals.
Most scrubs and masks over 75mls go for about 8.000ISK, while those under 75mls go for about 6.350ISK and less. Day cream goes for about 9.600ISK, Body oil for about 6.350ISK for a 100mls and 3,150ISK for 30mls.
Blue Lagoon products can be found at Keflavik Airport, open with accordance with flight schedule and is located in the main building second floor after security.
Rammagerðin – Iceland Airport gift store
Rammagerðin is a shop with several locations in Iceland, including a shop in the heart of downtown Reykjavik, on Skólavörðustígur. Rammagerðin/Iceland Gift Store has emphasized on offering a variety of products made by Icelandic craftspeople and designers, along with products made from Icelandic materials, handicrafts and souvenirs.
Get handmade pottery from only 4.900ISK, Puffin crafts and hand-made birds from only 5.900ISK. Pick out warm Gloves, sweaters, head socks and woollen blankets all in the ranges of 1.550ISK TO 20.900ISK. Conveniently located at the Keflavik airport in the south building first floor (pass passport control) and open with accordance with flight schedule.
Duty-Free Iceland keeps abreast of trends so it can offer you what’s “hot” at any given time, classic brands and popular products are certainly available at all times. Also, on offer products that are exclusive to duty-free locations and therefore unavailable in shops in Reykjavik. The store can be found in the South building first floor (after passport control),
Baggage hall main building first floor and is open in accordance with flight schedule.
If your looking into getting some alcoholic beverages, from vodka to gin then look no further for you can get them at 1.599ISK to 3.499ISK. If you prefer sweets and candy then grab a box from anywhere between 1.299ISK to 999ISK.
Prefer cosmetics? From moisturizer to serums, hand lotions and balms, get them at the range of 2.999ISK TO 13.999ISK!
So have you been to Iceland before? What did you bring back from your trip to Iceland?
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