Andreas i Vagsbotn: Souvenir shopping
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!
Niels Finsens Gøta: The main shopping street
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.
SMS Shopping Centre: The Faroe Islands only shopping centre
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.
Sirri: "A treasure from the Vikings"
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.
Andreas í Vágsbotni: Shopping by the harbourside
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
SMS Shopping Centre: Downtown at the mall
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.
Handilskjarnin: Open later on a Saturday - until 16.00 even!
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.
Galerie Focus: Art for everyone - well those that like it!
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.
N H Jacobsen: A long term seller of books
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
Shopping in Niels Finsens Gota: One big shopping street!!
The Niels Finsens Gota is the big shopping street in Torshavn. It is not that special, but it has a nice atmosphere!!
Tutl: Music old and new!
shop and recording facilities - and of course the Tutl lable!
Shop has a wide range of music from across the Nordic region and elsewhere.
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