Art & Design in Iceland
Icelandic design is fresh, varied and often inspired by the surrounding nature. Cultural traditions are also given a contemporary twist, whether in fashion, furniture or product design. Every year the DesignMarch festival shows off the best of contemporary local design with a number of exhibitions around town. But whatever time of year you visit, you'll have no problem finding great Icelandic design to discover or purchase.
Shopping for Icelandic design
Downtown Reykjavik offers plenty of opportunities to find inspiring Icelandic design products. A city break to Reykjavik is the perfect chance to explore the main shopping street of Laugavegur, and the design and product shops along Skolavordurstigur. Throughout the city you'll find wool goods, jewellery, furniture and design products of all kinds.
From high-end to ready-to-wear, Icelandic fashion is booming. Downtown you'll find fresh and exciting Icelandic designers with their own shops – and design stores that bring together the best Icelandic fashion in one place. From reworkings of the traditional Icelandic loppapeysur jumper, to cool and contemporary clothing of all kinds, there is something for everyone. The annual Reykjavik Fashion Festival (RFF) is a great opportunity to see what Icelandic design has to offer.
Contemporary Icelandic art
With so many artists in Iceland, the art scene is exciting and always busy. From openings to festivals there is always something buzzing – which makes Reykjavik perfect for a cultural break.
The Reykjavik Arts festival is just one of many throughout the calender, where you can explore the diverse range of work on show in Iceland. Meanwhile there are many other cultural events, museums and galleries to explore and enjoy during your visit.
Putting art and design at the heart of your trip, from shopping advice to planning a cultural itinerary to suit you, we can help you discover the creative heart of Iceland.
HIGHLIGHTS ART & DESIGN