Icelandic jewellery design is slowly gaining recognition for striking imagery and bold design. The work of Hansína Jensdóttir has become known for its bold finish and style. Hansína is both sculptor and goldsmith, and in her jewellery she uses combination of various metals, such as gold and steel. This conflict of unlike materials enhances the contrast in her work, which sometimes takes on the symbolic hues of ice and fire. In addition to metal Hansína uses Icelandic stones to add a further resplendence to her designs.
Heilsuhúsið is the oldest and best health-food store in Reykjavík. You'll find a great variety of vitamins as well as natural and organic food at Heilsuhúsið. Wheather you prefer to eat macrobiotic or organic, or simply follow a healthy diet, this is the right place to go.
At Aftur, they buy old clothes - but not just to resell them. They cut the fabrics into small pieces and sew them together into wonderfully new high-fashion creations. It is no coincidence that the name of the store, "Aftur," means "again" in Icelandic. The concept that clothes get to live again is the boutique's biggest appeal.
‘Wise Men's Clothing', is what the name really means, which is ironic, for Spaksmannsspjarir is an exclusively women's boutique. Enigma may well be the theme of these designs, for they have mystically deep hues and imperial cuts. Not all can carry off the almost ethereal look, but they do have much to select from. Strong, deep materials moulded into feminine works of grace and teamed with just the right accessories: every creation is in a class of its own.
Thorvaldsens Bazar is located in an old timber house in the heart of Reykjavík. It was initially opened in June 1901 by the Thorvaldsens society (est. 1875) which still runs it. The society's main purpose is to assist children in need, financing facilities in children's hospital wards etc. The bazaar offers traditional Icelandic souvenirs, cuddly toys, carved wooden objects and handknitted woollen clothing in classic Icelandic patterns, sweaters, gloves, etc. The fact that the staff is completely composed of volunteers is reflected in an exceptionally friendly and welcoming athmosphere.
Bakarameistarinn delights you by offering several decadent delights on its menu that are a pure treat to your taste buds. This bakery offers a plethora of delicious freshly baked products like breads, cakes, pies and more for you to enjoy and is touted to be one of the best spots for relishing delectable pastries. In case you planning a birthday party for your loved one, the Bakarameistarinn offers a menu of delightful cakes for the same. Besides, this place also serves a scrumptious take-away menu like baguettes, pasta salads, focaccias and more, just ideal for private parties and meetings.
At Jack & Jones they offer very basic, casual and comfortable clothing for the modern man. Maybe the clothes are not all trendy and smart but here you can find cool T-shirts and khakis. The prices are also very fair so this is a shop for young men who are not loaded with money.
Suðurver is a tiny local shopping/service centre. They have an excellent baker's here and a very good tea and coffee shop. There is also a hairdresser, a fast food restaurant, a cosmetics shop and a supermarket. Opening hours vary, depending on each shop.
Penninn Kringlunni stocks a good selection of stationery for all purposes; for the home, the student and for business purposes. There is also a reasonably good selection of Icelandic and foreign magazines, as well as the popular tourist books. In front of the shop you can find stands with beautiful Icelandic postcards. The shop is located on the first floor of Kringlan shopping center and is bright and with good access.
Polarn O. Pyret is an excellent label which makes classic clothes mostly in cotton. Their winter lines consist equally of clothing in cotton and wool. These are clothes for those who prefer classic designs.
Hans Petersen is a household name in Iceland, almost as clearly related to photography as the camera itself. Hans Petersen focuses primarily on films, developing pictures, frames and photo albums. However, you can also buy amateur cameras for most purposes. The Hans Petersen company has prided itself in being modern and offering services of the best quality. You can therefore for instance get your photos developed on paper or have them on CD-rom or a diskette.