H.N. Jacobsen's book shop is located within a protected 3-winged building in a beautiful garden. It was built in 1860, and was initially a "realskúli" - a secondary school until 1918. It has been a bookshop since it ceased to be a school.
It is one of the best in town for foreign language publications.
Mánadag - Mikudag: 09.30 - 17.30
Hósdag - Fríggjadag: 09.30 - 18.00
Leygardag: 09.30 - 14.00
Fyrsta leygardag í mánaðinum: 09.30 - 16.00
I am sure you have started to understand Faroese by this point!
What to pay: next to the tourist information offices
Clothes store for male and female styles. Staff pleasant, professional and well dressed.
Mánadag - Fríggjadag: 10.00 - 18.00
Leygardag: 10.00 - 16.00
This is one of the few city centre shops open later - by that I do mean 16.00.
Good array of knitted goods and a wide range of other Faroese and Nordic gifts. Partipates in the VAT Free scheme. Offers knitwear, Faorese design from Diana Borgnyardóttir, Snældan, Tøting and others.
Mánadag - Fríggjadag: (uml) 08.00 - 17.30
Leygardag: (uml) 08.00 - 14.00
Handlin hevur opið, tá ið ferðamannaskib eru á havnini
The shop is open when cruiseliners are visiting Tórshavn
This was an ineresting experience, I was surprised by the number of shops the centre contained. It was enjoyable to do the normal saturday thing - going shopping and see what was happening down town. There was a buzz and it was a great atmosphere - seels everything from books to clothes to plants to medicines.
Sirri is the Faroese clothing company - and they use organic, all natural dye free yarn from pure Faroese wool.
Their products can be bought in the Faroes as well as Denmark and Norway.
What to buy: Try a wonderfully warm jumper or scarf.
Remember to ask for your VAT free cheque. I think if you spend more than 300 DKK you are entitled to the VAT free offer.
I came across this galerie by accident, I called in and saw an interesting exhibition of the works of Hanni Bjartalið - it was an interesting series of pieces.
Framsýning í Galerie Focus er opin: týsdag til fríggjadag kl. 15 til 18, leygardag kl. 16 til 18
Fernisering er fríggjadag kl. 16 til 18
Tuesday to Friday - 15.00 - 18.00 Saturday 16.00 - 18.00
Holidays and Fridays 16.00 - 18.00
What to pay: Does art have a price? Yes, it has the value the purchaser precsribes to it.
A big souvenir shop in Torshavn is 'Andreas i Vagsbotn'. It is near the harbour of Torshavn and offers a lot of local craftwork and all other typical Faroese souvenirs. So you will find puffin-stuff, Faroese flags, clothes, cards and much more... We did not find the people of the shop too friendly, when we did not buy much... hahaha..... But I am sure every tourist to the Faroe Islands will love the people, who are usually extremely friendly!
The main shopping street in Tórshavn is Niels Finsens Gøta (incidently named after Faroese Doctor Niels R Finsen, who won the nobel prize in 1903)
There are a number of touristy shops along here, as well as the Tourist Information Centre. There's also an excellent bookshop, selling books in English, Faroese and Danish.
The rather dreary looking SMS Shopping Centre (or SOS Shopping Centre as it's occasionally known) contains Tórshavn's largest supermarket Miklagarður, a few fast food outlets and a few other interesting stores.
shop and recording facilities - and of course the Tutl lable!
Shop has a wide range of music from across the Nordic region and elsewhere.
The Niels Finsens Gota is the big shopping street in Torshavn. It is not that special, but it has a nice atmosphere!!