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Thorvaldsens Bazar

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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What a great little shop in the midst of it all! Personally own/run and prices as reasonable as... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
Al J
Fort Worth, TX
My favorite shop

This is my favorite shop that I've ever been to anywhere. Most of the goods are homemade woolens... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2018
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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The Thorvaldsens Association was founded in 1875 by a group of women in Reykjavik with the aim of giving back to the community. Thorvaldsen's first bazaar was held 4th to 5th. November 1876, selling hand-crafted items and other purchased items...more
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Austurstraeti 4, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

I went to this store because of what they stand for (as I am also a full time volunteer to those in need). However, a tip to the older sales lady that was working on 8/3/18. When a woman asks "are these cubby's separated by...More

1  Thank lltravelmel1
Reviewed 4 July 2018

What a great little shop in the midst of it all! Personally own/run and prices as reasonable as anywhere in the central district. Sale items are usually a bargain! Found four coffee mugs at half-price and saved $30US

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

This is my favorite shop that I've ever been to anywhere. Most of the goods are homemade woolens knitted by volunteers. The shop started over a century ago, run by volunteers to raise money for those in need. The woolens are heavenly. We shopped here...More

2  Thank 4thTimeToHI
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

3  Thank mairekennedybooks
Reviewed 30 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

1  Thank Trevor L
Reviewed 29 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 6 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 31 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 13 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
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