Part 2: 10 gifts and souvenirs from Iceland

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Posted On August 12, 2015 / Posted In Gift Guides / Tagged Iceland, Souvenirs, Icelandic gifts, Gift Guide

By Sarita Rajiv

It’s been fun to do a ‘Piece of a Place’ post after such a long gap since the last Italian one. So I’m back with part 2 of my Icelandic gift guide. If you liked the gift ideas and souvenirs I shared in part 1, you’ll definitely like the ones coming up next. 

Part 2: 10 gifts and souvenirs from Iceland

6. Rock figurines and magnets

Icelandic rock figurine souvenirs for kids

After the molten lava in jewellery, it’s time for some decked up Icelandic stones. Take them as cute little Icelandic figurines or fridge magnets; either ways they will add a bit of spunk in your home. The little figurines of Icelandic people would be a fun Icelandic souvenir for kids. 

7. Icelandic Lego

Icelandic Lego for kids is available online Iceland shopping

Something Fishy is Iceland’s version of Lego. Only instead of plastic blocks, kids use fish bones (yes, real!). This fishbone modelling kit has over 50 clean, odourless and sterile pieces of fishbone, paints and a paintbrush. ‘Skepnusköpun’, as she calls it, is the brain child of Icelandic designer, Roshildur Jonsdottir. The idea came from a thesis Roshildur was working on and she became inspired by to create something sustainable from locally available material. 

icelandic lego or fish bone modelling kit for kids

8. Icelandic puffin decoration

Icelandic puffin decoration

I bought this metal Icelandic puffin which would work as a pretty cool Christmas tree decoration. It’s reasonably priced and you can get in different versions like: Map of Iceland, Flower of Life and Hammer of Thor

Puffin Christmas tree decoration

9. Handcrafted Icelandic chocolate

OmNom, a hand crafted Icelandic chocolate, is a good gift to take home for friends and family

After the Icelandic salt in part 1 of my guide, these sweet souvenirs fight right in (after all, 'A lil salty, a lot sweet' is one way to describe The Orange Gift Bag). Enter Iceland’s delicious handcrafted chocolate by OmNom. Om Nom’s got it pat, right from the name - Dirty Blonde and Milk of Madagascar anyone?- to the taste. And with its one-of-a-kind packaging, it’s just right for gifting friends and family. 

10. Coffee table book on Iceland

Iceland coffee table book

Iceland Small World by Sigurgeir Sigurjónsson is a photo book with gorgeous, breathtaking images. It offers a peek into Icelandic culture and its natural beauty. In addition to a regular size, the book also comes in a mini version measuring 10 cm X 10 cm. 

With that, I wrap up this Icelandic gift guide. I hope these ideas inspire you to take home a piece of Iceland from your travels.  

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Sarita Rajiv is a writer, gifting specialist and founder of The Orange Gift Bag. She’s on a mission to uncover the ‘best gifts after love’. When she isn’t dreaming up unique gift ideas, she writes for The Copenhagen Post and The National Geographic Traveller India among others.

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30/03/2016 at 15:38

Hi Sarita...I would like to know where I can buy those decked up icelandic stones i.e., #6 rock figurines and magnets. I'll be visiting Iceland in may. Would love to buy those.


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31/03/2016 at 07:06

Ania these were from a store located in the main shopping area/street in Rejkjavik. Unfortunately, I don't remember the name of the store. I was just browsing through when I spotted this.


12/08/2015 at 15:11

I am very intrigued by the fish bone lego! Definitely an interesting concept. Have you played with it? How hard is it to use and how versatile is it?


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14/08/2015 at 06:25

Hey Anne. The kit comes with a basic instruction gluing manual. But there are no instructions for template designs and each kit has different bone pieces. So what you create totally depends on your can get as creative as you want!The bones itself are strong and easy to work with. But they don't fix together like a Lego, you have to glue them.