Air in a can and ancient ice cubes! These souvenirs are uniquely Norwegian
Most tourists might bring a miniature troll or a fenalår (leg of lamb) home from their visit to Norway. But it’s definitely possible to find even more unique memorabilia.
Scandinavian fashion and design has experienced a resurgence the past few decades. Most Norwegian cities open up for exciting shopping experiences, where you can find exotic, innovative and surprising products.
However, for some that’s not enough. If you really want to find something truly Norwegian (and you’re flush with cash), it’s definitely feasible to find exclusive products that we guarantee you won’t find anywhere else.
Here are some of the rather unusual products available out there. Please note that a few of them may be more unique than useful, and we can’t guarantee that they are good investments in any way.
1. Air from Preikestolen
A company called Pulpit Air offers bottled and fresh Norwegian air, according to the Norwegian newspaper VG. The unique part is that it’s from Preikestolen and Norwegian forests. The best and freshest air in the world! On a more serious note, the health benefits from breathing bottled air is highly debated.
Svartisen. Photo: Avani / Visitnorway.com
2. Ice cubes from the Svartisen glacier
“The world’s most exclusive ice cubes”, claims the producer Svaice. That’s probably not an exaggeration, since the expensive ice cubes originate from the Svartisen glacier – the second-largest glacier in Norway. A taste of history, indeed.
3. Craft beer from the northernmost brewery in the world
The newly established Svalbard brewery is the world's northernmost craft brewery. Their website claims that “It’s far easier to enjoy a Polar Beer than a Polar Bear”, which it is hard not to agree with. You can purchase products from the brewery many places in Norway.
4. Moose droppings as jewelry
According to the Finnskogen tourist and nature center, moose poop is sought after by many tourists. German and Dutch tourists are said to be especially interested in anything related to moose. Most definitely an organic product straight from the Norwegian wild …
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