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Souvenirs To Bring Back From Iceland: Remember Forever!
Written by Nivethitha Bharathi on August 10, 2021 Share on

15 Souvenirs To Bring Back From Iceland: To Remember Forever!

When you are having a vacation in Iceland, you have to pick some best souvenirs. These souvenirs you buy are not only for your family and friends but also for you to remember all the adventures and beautiful memories of Iceland. Iceland not only offers spectacular experiences, but it also has some of the most peculiar souvenirs that reflect the pride of their culture, history and landscape. Here are the 15 best souvenirs you need to bring back home from Iceland during your vacation.

 

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15 Souvenirs To Bring Back From Iceland

The days you spend in Iceland won’t be easily forgettable. Starting from your memory of climbing the glaciers, riding ATV in the lava fields, swimming in the blue lagoon to your memories of the mesmerising aurora, everything will be etched in your heart forever. Still, you can’t carry them back home. And that’s why there are plenty of souvenirs that exist for you. Take a note of these 15 unique souvenirs that you have to buy to bring back the vibes of Iceland to your home.

  1. Grab An Icelandic Sweater – Lopapeysa
  2. Purchase Some Sparkling Local Sea Salt
  3. Find Your Soul Jewellery in Iceland
  4. Iconic Alcohols Of Iceland
  5. Bring Home The Taste Of Iceland With foods
  6. Buy Personal Care Products From The Blue Lagoon
  7. Buy The Cutest Souvenir Of Iceland: Puffin Plush
  8. Grab Some Icelandic Chocolates
  9. Icelandic Artisan Crafts As A Souvenir
  10. Stock Some Icelandic Pieces Of literature
  11. Bring Icelandic Elf To Your Home
  12. Buy Icelandic Viking Souvenir
  13. Take Iceland Lava As A Souvenir
  14. Find Some Fashionable Clothes Of Iceland
  15. Don’t Forget To Buy Some Postcards

1. Grab An Icelandic Sweater – Lopapeysa

Sweaters, Souvenirs to bring back from Iceland
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The coldness is the emblem of Iceland. And that makes the authentic Icelandic woollen sweaters “Lopapeysa” an ideal souvenir that you need to choose. These iconic sweaters are made from Icelandic sheep’s wool and have a unique colour and design. Visit the Handknitting Association of Iceland in Reykjavik to get your authentic and handwoven Lopapeysa. This place is famous for making these sweaters since 1977. Now, add these quirky sweaters to your must-buy souvenir list.

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2. Purchase Some Sparkling Local Sea Salt

The sea salt from Iceland is exotic than the salt you get from your country. If that doesn’t excite you, there is more. These local sea salts are from the geothermally boosted water. Yes! The salt from Iceland is powered up with minerals and comes in different colours and flavours. Iceland produces these salts sustainably and tries its best to reduce its carbon footprint. Moreover, the cute packaging makes it a perfect gift for your friends or the friendly next-door neighbour.

3. Find Your Soul Jewellery In Iceland

In Iceland, you can find the most eccentric jewellery inspired by the diverse landscape and nature. You can buy some of the alluring necklaces and rings reflecting the zodiacs, mythology and ruins. Buy genuine pieces of lava jewellery. Be aware that some of the stores have polished lava jewels that are from other countries. The lava jewellery with rough stones is authentic Icelandic lava. You can also check out Gullkunst Helgu for some impressive designs incorporating volcanic rocks.

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4. Iconic Alcohols Of Iceland

Alcohol, Souvenirs to bring back from Iceland
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Iceland is not very much known for alcohol, but there is some must-try alcohol with a unique taste that brings fame to the country. Brennivin is one such product that is also an iconic drink of Iceland. And this is why you need to get this as a souvenir. Its unusual taste comes from the mixture of hákarl. This quirky taste is what its name translates to -“burning wine”. You can buy these spirits only from bars or government-owned shops( Vínbúðin) before 6 pm. Stock up one day before if you are planning to get this souvenir. If you buy this or Reyka Vodka at the airport, you don’t have to pay duty taxes. 

5. Bring Home The Taste Of Iceland With Foods

You can also find souvenirs in Iceland that you can enjoy with your senses even after going home. If you are okay with carrying frozen foods, get some frozen Icelandic codfish or smoked salmon at the airport. Or buy some popular dried fish snacks such as harðfiskur, dried haddock or fermented shark(hákarl). Further, if you have freezer packs, buy some Skyr yoghurts and butter from the airport to home.

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6. Buy Personal Care Products From The Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon Iceland
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The Blue lagoon has some classy and top-notch skin care products that you can carry back home to pamper yourself. Since it’s close to Reykjavik and the Airport, dip yourself in this geothermal spa and buy products like a silica body scrub or mud masks that suit your skin type. Or buy some of their clothing and gift sets. You can also avail of these products at the airport for cheap.

7. Buy The Cutest Souvenir Of Iceland: Puffin Plushy

Puffins are one of the most adored birds of Iceland. You can find these wild birds if you travel beyond the city. At present, these birds are also the football mascot of Iceland. For this reason, Puffin Plushy is an ideal gift to get back home that reminds you of Iceland. You can find these toys almost everywhere around Iceland. You don’t have to hunt to get this toy.

8. Grab Some Icelandic Chocolates

Chocolates Souvenirs to bring back from Iceland
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Iceland has lots of chocolates with liquorice and sea salt. If you want to avoid it, look at the labels for Lakkrís before buying. Apart from that, you can buy some delicious chocolates from the Omnom chocolate store. It is one of the famous chocolate brands in Iceland that has some unique and tasty confectionery. You can also visit the Omnom Chocolate factory to buy your souvenir, where they also conduct a tour around the factory.

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9. Icelandic Artisan Crafts As A Souvenir

Regularly, Iceland’s artisan crafts are the most chosen by the tourists as a souvenir. You can see many small independent shops in Reykjavik where they sell lots of artisan crafts. Find some of the authentic Iceland products and kitchenware as souvenirs which you can bring back home as a remembrance of Iceland.

10. Stock Some Icelandic Pieces Of Literature

If you are an avid reader, grab on some of the Sagas. Yes! Iceland’s folklore and mythologies are some of the worthy souvenirs with impressive plots. These works have some incredible detail on their culture and history. These iconic works of medieval literature are written beautifully and compiled artistically. You can find them in all the bookshops. For starters, buy the Saga of Egil. 

11. Bring Icelandic Elf To Your home

The people of Iceland have a soft corner for the elves. Even though the nation takes pride in their intellectual strength, their belief in the elves in their backyards is kind of cute. They treat them as if they are real. Fun fact, there is also a designated road for elves so that they don’t get disturbed. Visit the shops and take an elf to your home and protect like Icelanders.

12. Buy Icelandic Viking Souvenir

Viking, Souvenirs to bring back from Iceland
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Iceland has some traces of Nordic culture. Because of this, you can find the cultural tracks of Vikings around the country. Visit the Viking museum in Reykjavik harbour and Listvinahus and purchase some exquisite souvenirs and crafts like horns and beads that reflect the Viking culture.

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13. Take Iceland Lava As A Souvenir

When you are in Vik, make sure to attend a lava show where you can watch and learn about volcanic activity. You can witness boiling lava poured on ice. Additionally, you can also get a piece of lava. This piece of lava will be the best souvenir you can get in Iceland.

14. Find Some Fashionable Clothes Of Iceland

Find Some Fashionable Clothes Of Iceland
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Icelandic fashion is so appealing to the eyes and sensible to the taste if fashion is your passion. For women, María Lovísa Design is the best place to get wool and leather clothes as souvenirs that reflect the style of Iceland. Buy some stylish boho outfits from some of the hot boutiques in Laugavegur. You can also get men’s clothing like Kormáks and Skjöldur in the Herrafataverzlun Kormáks & Skjaldar. Get some pretty hats and gloves as a souvenir in Kringlan Shopping mall in Akureyri

15. Don’t Forget To Buy Some Postcards

Postcards, Souvenirs To Bring Back From Iceland
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Postcards as souvenirs may sound a bit cliche. But, Iceland offers some of the artistic postcards that you shouldn’t miss. Being a country with an enchanting landscape, the postcards here are very impressive. Because of this reason, you will find it hard to ignore them. Moreover, they are very cheap and occupies less space in your baggage. At the same time, melts your heart whenever you see them.

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Now that we have revealed some of the best souvenirs, you can bring them back home on your Iceland vacation. It’s time for you to start planning the Iceland trip to visit naturalistic sites and participate in festivals and adventure activities. Look at some of the likeable Iceland tour packages from India in Pickyourtrail. You can also customise the Iceland itinerary so that you can experience Iceland at your pace.

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