Back away from the stuffed puffin. These Icelandic products are where it’s at.
Remember in the good old days, when you’d go on holiday and pick up a mighty fine stamp? Me neither, but if you’re scrambling for space in your hand luggage, pick up a stamp from Iceland Post. Now’s a great time to start your collection (before the hipsters get wind and stamp prices go through the roof). They’re pretty charming, and can be yours for just over 100 ISK (if you’re feeling really crazy, you can get a subscription).
Maybe summer isn’t the best time to buy an Icelandic sweater—but fear not. Take home an Icelandic sheepskin rug to inject instant scandi-chic into your home. Icelandic wool is notoriously hardy, and sheep come in all shapes and sizes, so we guarantee you’ll find something to suit your style. Need a quick costume? Throw it over your shoulders and pretend to be someone from ‘Game of Thrones’ (tried and tested).
Fjallagrasa Icelandic Schnapps
Throughout the centuries, Icelandic moss has been used to a host of medicinal purposes. Steeped in alcohol, Fjallagrasa Icelandic Schnapps is presented as a “true Viking drink” that tastes “purely of Iceland.” Hand-picked in the Highlands, the moss is blended with booze to draw out active ingredients that have been proven to keep your gut healthy. Disclaimer: health benefits may subside with heavy use.
Omnom Gourmet Chocolate
Icelanders hide liquorice in everything—booze, chocolate, coffee, gum… the list goes on. If you’ve had just about enough, get your hands on gourmet goods from Reykjavík-based chocolatier Omnom. Into role play? Dress up as Willy Wonka on the factory tour and take a look inside the test kitchen. There’s a lot to choose from. Chocolate flavours include sea salted almonds, milk of Madagascar, coffee and liquorice (sorry).
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