Faroe Islands Shopping

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  • Shopping
    by gordonilla
  • Shopping
    by gordonilla

Faroe Islands Shopping

  • Faroes jumper

    If you can you must buy a Faroes jumper however, you will need to save up for one as the cheapest we found was £85. This may sound like a lot but they are worth every penny as they are warm, hard wearing and can be waterproof to a degree. If you can try and buy locally produced ones that have been made by local women rather than the main stream...

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  • Faroes jumper

    If you can you must buy a Faroes jumper however, you will need to save up for one as the cheapest we found was £85. This may sound like a lot but they are worth every penny as they are warm, hard wearing and can be waterproof to a degree. If you can try and buy locally produced ones that have been made by local women rather than the main stream...

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  • "Tax Free" Shopping

    A stuffed puffin will set you back £70.Otherwise shops are awash with local woollens.Beware of falling clocks!Given that a lot of towns have no restuarants or cafes it's worth taking some food with you on journeys (unless you're off to a large "city" such as Klakvik).The SMS shopping centre in Torshavn has a good supermarket amongst the plethora...

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  • Faroe Islands sweaters

    An old Faroese saying goes "wool is the gold of the Faroes". From the Viking age up to this century, wool and wool products have been of major importance for the existence of the Faroe Islanders. Tøting is the Faroese word for “wool work”. In the village of Gøta you will find the knitwear factory Tøting, a small family business that has been buying...

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  • high fashion, traditional knits

    There are a few high-fashion knitwear shops in the Faroes that combine tradition with cutting edge. One such place is Sirri, in Tórshavn. http://www.sirri.fo/default.asp You can find incredible blankets, sweaters, hats, jackets, and other knitwear for men, women, and children. (They also sell wool yarn) They specialize in a semi-deconstructed look...

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  • Wool !

    To buy a pullover woven in local wool that has kept, at least partly, it's suint is a must. They are nearly waterproof (at least drizzleproof) and will last a lifelong !Look at this brand new one ! It is in perfect condition and seems to be brand new, doesn't it ? Actually, it was bought 25 years ago and I wear it every winter, especially for...

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  • Knitwear

    The Faroe Islands are famous for it's woollen wear and you will find examples on sale in various shops in the capital Tórshavn and the airport at Vágar. There is also the Töting factory shop at Gøta. Traditional Faroese design sweaters which will keep the worst of the inclement weather at bay and keep you warm too. They are not cheap, expect to...

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  • Shopping fun...

    SMS is the mall in the Faroe Islands. Yes, there is a mall. It's great, but don't forget to check out all the other little shops. SMS is a great place to go check out books on the Faroes, and see all the different goods available there. There is also a music store upstairs that has lots of contemporary and traditional Faroese CDs. Just like any...

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