Art and Souvenirs
Art and handicraft souvenirs
They make various kinds of embroidery items based on old Icelandic
tradition as well as embroidery kits for beginners. They sell quality
Icelandic crafts from the famous south Iceland wool center in
Þingborg. They also import directly high quality Indian handcrafts.
Address: Eyravegur 23, 800 Selfoss - tel: 892 4410
Art Gallery Fold has the finest selection of contemporary Icelandic art
available in Iceland. Located at the two biggest shopping areas Art
Gallery Fold makes it easy for everyone to enjoy and acquire Icelandic
contemporary art. We pride ourselves in selling good art by recognized
Icelandic artists at a reasonable price.
Address: Rauðarárstíg 14-16 & Kringlan Shopping Mall in Reykjavik
Kaolin is an art gallery and shop located in the heart of Reykjavik run by various ceramic artists who work with a broad spectrum of artworks and crafts, including functional objects as well as unique objects and sculptures.
Address: Skólavörðustíg 22, 101 Reykjavík - tel: 555 2060
Galleri Smidja is locaded in a shopping center in Hveragerdi, one of
Icelands most interesting town only 40 kilometers away from Reykjavík.
In Galleri Smidja you can have unique hand made silver jewelry,
glasswork and ceramics made by the artist Hrönn Waltersdóttir among many
other various things and all on a reasonable prices.
Address: Sunnumörk 2, 810 Hveragerði - tel: 483 4426
Leaving Reykjavík and venturing out into the unspoilt beauty of
Icelandic nature does not mean leaving civilisation behind – or luxury
at that. Akureyri, the capital of the northern part of the country, has a
brand new jewellery store which opened in October 2004. The only store
of its kind in the northern regions, Studio 6 offers Northerners
jewellery at its best.
Address: Haukadalur, 800 Selfoss - tel: 480 6800
IÐA is a spacious and contemporary, independently run bookshop, stocking a range of Icelandic and English language paperbacks, travel literature, magazines and an excellent selection of photography books with great pictures of Iceland and Icelandic nature and wildlife.
Address: Lækjargata 2a, 101 Reykjavík - tel: 511 5001
Located in the shopping mall Kringlan, Islandia’s ambition is to provide
anything Icelandic the tourist might desire. But it is not solely a
souvenir shop for visitors - locals also frequent the premises in search
of gifts in form of splendid Icelandic artwork. From miniature Vikings
to paintings by Icelandic artists, everything in the store is associated
to Iceland in some way.
Address: Kringlan Shopping Mall, 103 Reykjavík - tel: 568 9960
If you are looking for a truly Icelandic experience, what better place
is there than the National Museum? Its recently renovatedpremises, close
to the University of Iceland, also hold the new and alluring museum
store - a destination in its own right. The store has an air of culture
and education about it.
Address: Suðurgata 41, 101 Reykjavík - tel: 530 2200
The West Nordic Culture House is in an old forge, which has recently
been renovated. It has a museum store and it serves the purpose of
enhancing the cultural co-operation between the West Nordic countries,
the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland. It also places an emphasis on
introducing the cultural inheritance of the countries.
Address: Strandgata 55, 220 Hafnarfjörður - tel: 565 1213