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Thorvaldsens Bazar

Austurstraeti 4, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 3506
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Iceland's wonderful wool

This amazing shop in Reykjavic has a great story: founded by a group of young women in 1875... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2017
County Kildare, Ireland
Excellent selection!

This is the place if you want hand-knit woolen items. Many items (sweaters, scarves, hats, mittens... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2017
Trevor L
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Austurstraeti 4, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Austurstraeti 4, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 3506
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

This amazing shop in Reykjavic has a great story: founded by a group of young women in 1875, volunteers make and sell woollen products and the profits support children's charities. Inside it's a wonderland for knitted sweaters, hats, gloves and other woolly items. The prices...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

This is the place if you want hand-knit woolen items. Many items (sweaters, scarves, hats, mittens) are hand made and the tag give the name of the artist. Prices are the same as anywhere else, but I like the idea of supporting a local person...More

Thank Trevor L
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I found the exact type of sweater that I was looking for here. Many sweaters in other shops that are made from Icelandic wool are not actually knitted/manufactured in Iceland. I was looking for one that specifically said on the label that it was made...More

1  Thank sladana
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This amazing little store has many of the same knit ware as other shops have however, this is a non profit and completely run by volunteers. In fact, it is the oldest continuing run shop in the city and all profits go directly to children...More

1  Thank loganoc
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We visited Thorvaldsens Bazar in Jan, 2017 and my wife purchased two beautiful Icelandic wool sweaters. Ladies were friendly and helpful and the best part is that everything is donated to charity which made the purchases seem fulfilling since we know it was going to...More

1  Thank MarkW55803
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Nice selection of Icelandic sweaters, hats, mittens etc. Prices fair compared to other places and proceeds go to a good cause which is an added bonus. I bought a sweater and my husband a hat which we both enjoy.

2  Thank DebJPA
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Volunteer manned shop donating profits to charity. Lovely hand knitted items from the ladies that run the shop are a great find. The price tags list who made it. They also have made in Iceland wools.

3  Thank D0c
Reviewed 21 December 2016

If you want to buy a genuine hand made Icelandic Sweater go here. The Staff are all volunteers but the lady who served us was lovely. All profits go to charity which is great. Although they are small and have a limited selection, it is...More

2  Thank Jackrabbit1969
Reviewed 5 April 2016

My daughter and I were advised to visit this shop, since we both wanted to buy Icelandic sweaters during our visit to Iceland. The first day we went, it was closed for Easter (totally understandable). So we were very excited to go back later in...More

4  Thank Ann S
Reviewed 22 March 2016

We had looked at Icelandic Wool sweaters many times during our visit to Iceland. On our second to last day we stopped in here and spotted one that my wife really loved. It was mostly pink with a lot of gray designs. She liked many...More

2  Thank QGJohn
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