Sumptuous souvenirs in Iceland

1) Omnom Chocolate Factory

Located at the far end of the Grandi district, Omnom Chocolate Factory has been responsible for concocting some of Iceland’s most unique and delicious sweet products since 2013. Founded by childhood friends Kjartan Gíslason and Óskar Þórðarson, flavours such as ‘Black n’ burnt Barley’ and ‘Liquorice and Sea Salt’ have since immortalised Omnom Chocolate as a local favourite, and a palatable surprise for visitors.

shop interior of the Omnom Chocolate Factory

Hólmaslóð 4, 101 Reykjavík

+354 519 5959

2) Móðir Jörð

Móðir Jörð (Mother Earth) focusses on growing outstanding organic products such as sweet pickled vegetables and chutneys, vegetarian burgers, breakfast barley porridge and local dried herbs. While these make for lovely souvenirs in their own right, there is perhaps no better takeaway than any one of the many jams curated at the farm, with the most popular flavours being blackcurrant, blueberry and rhubarb.

home-made jams with berries from Móðir Jörð

Vallanes 701, Egilsstaðir

+354 471 1747

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3) Tulipop

Half-fantasy dreamscape, half-lifestyle brand, the nature-inspired creatures of Tulipop were first created by two friends, Signý Kolbeinsdóttir and Helga Árnadóttir. Without shying away from life’s complexities, characters such as Gloomy the Mushroom Girl and the bear, Miss Maddy, populate a world that has since branched out into a Youtube animation show and book series. Picking up a Tulipop souvenir will not only spark your little one’s imagination but also serve as an endearing reminder as to the magic and storytelling for which Iceland has become known.

clothes and gadgets at Tulipop Shop

Skólavörðustígur 43, 101 Reykjavík

+354 519 6999

4) Bera Icelandic Hot Sauce

With its distinct fruity flavour, Iceland’s first hot sauce, Bera, has proved an instant hit, providing a tingling Caribbean spice that complements a litany of meals. Cooked up by East Iceland local, William Óðinn Lefever, Bera hot sauce is made using the freshest ingredients sourced from Karlsstaðir farm in Berufjörður. Recently, they have added to their roster the new Dreki Hot Sauce, inspired by both Scandinavian and East Asian culinary traditions.

four bottles of Bera Icelandic hot sauce

available at various shops. Created at: Brekka 5, 765 Djúpivogur

+354 820 0371

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