One of the best things about Reykjavík is the many little local shops you can pop into. Foodies can forage through Búrið in Reykjavík’s Grandi Harbor (Old Harbor) and shoe fanatics can try on different soles Cinderella style at Kron. There’s one super hip entrant on the local Reykjavík fashion scene that is a collective run by a group of talented female artists. In Icelandic Kirsuberjatréð translates to “the cherry tree.” Lots of sweetness falls from this little tree located on Vesturgötu in Reykjavík, Iceland.

 

Treasure Room - Kirsuberjatréð in Reykjavík, Iceland Features Fun Finds From Local Icelandic Artisans
Treasure Room – Kirsuberjatréð in Reykjavík, Iceland Features Fun Finds From Local Icelandic Artisans

 

Inside the shop you’ll find upcycled baskets and bowls…

 

Bowled Over by Beautiful Radish Paper Bowl Designs at Kirsuberjatréð in Reykjavík, Iceland
Bowled Over by Beautiful Radish Paper Bowl Designs at Kirsuberjatréð in Reykjavík, Iceland

 

…there’s also loads of artwork, candles, cards, clothes, furniture, glasses, handbags made from Icelandic fish skin, handmade ceramics, journals, lamps, music boxes, scarves, unique jewelry and, oh, don’t forget the magical elves.

 

Neck Candy - Beautiful Designs From Icelandic Artist Helga Ragnhildur Mogensen at ​Kirsuberjatréð in Reykjavík
Neck Candy – Beautiful Designs From Icelandic Artist Helga Ragnhildur Mogensen at ​Kirsuberjatréð in Reykjavík

 

Basically Kirsuberjatréð has everything you need to fill a jewelry box, closet or a home.

 

Makers Market - ​Kirsuberjatréð in Reykjavík, Iceland Features Unique Handcrafted Goods From 11 Female Icelandic Artists
Makers Market – ​Kirsuberjatréð in Reykjavík, Iceland Features Unique Handcrafted Goods From 11 Female Icelandic Artists

 

While we were exploring this hip contemporary collective, we met local ceramicist Ólöf Erla Bjarnadóttir. Bjarnadóttir just happened to be the artist on shop duty that day. In fact, she designed the gorgeous cards you see in the featured photo of this post. Bjarnadóttir clued us into the history behind this gem of a shop in Reykjavík.

 

Bits and Bobs - ​Kirsuberjatréð in Reykjavík Sells Everything From Handmade Cord Holders to Mittens and Shoulder Bags
Bits and Bobs – ​Kirsuberjatréð in Reykjavík Sells Everything From Handmade Cord Holders to Mittens and Shoulder Bags

 

Kirsuberjatréð opened 24 years ago and features crafts from 11 Icelandic female artisans including Bjarnadóttir.

 

Locks of Love -  Jewelry Woven From Icelandic Horse Hair by Local Artist Ásta Vilhelmína Guðmundsdóttir as Seen at ​Kirsuberjatréð in Reykjavík, Iceland
Locks of Love – Jewelry Woven From Icelandic Horse Hair by Local Artist Ásta Vilhelmína Guðmundsdóttir as Seen at ​Kirsuberjatréð in Reykjavík, Iceland

 

Each of the 11 women have a different area of expertise. For example, Ásta Vilhelmína Guðmundsdóttir focuses primarily on designing items crafted out of Icelandic horse hair.

 

One of a Kind - The Handmade Clothing at Kirsuberjatréð in Reykjavík is Much More Unique Than the "Icelandic" Sweaters You'll Find for Sale in Tourist Shops Across Iceland
One of a Kind – The Handmade Clothing at Kirsuberjatréð in Reykjavík is Much More Unique Than the “Icelandic” Sweaters You’ll Find for Sale in Tourist Shops Across Iceland

 

It’s worth noting that Kirsuberjatréð doesn’t charge tax on any of its items because it’s a designated shop run by artists and craftswomen.

 

Accessories of Color - One of the Wall Displays Filled with Bracelets, Candlesticks, Earrings and Necklaces by Local Designers at ​Kirsuberjatréð in Reykjavík, Iceland
Accessories of Color – One of the Wall Displays Filled with Bracelets, Candlesticks, Earrings and Necklaces by Local Designers at ​Kirsuberjatréð in Reykjavík, Iceland

 

Whether you’re on the hunt for a pretty piece of jewelry or a crazy cool candlestick to add a pop of color to your dining room, Kirsuberjatréð is a lovely place to shop and support local Icelandic artists.

 

​Kirsuberjatréð in Reykjavík, Iceland
​Kirsuberjatréð in Reykjavík, Iceland

Kirsuberjatréð
Address: Vesturgötu 4
Reykjavík, Iceland 101
Hours:
Winter – Monday Through Friday 10:00am to 6:00pm, Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Summer – Monday Through Friday 10:00am to 10:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Phone: +354 562 8990
Email: kirsuberjatred@gmail.com
Prices (All in Icelandic Króna or ISK): Many Treats Range in Price from 495 to 1,950