There are many opportunities for shopping in Reykjavik. The main shopping street is Laugavegur, located in the city centre. Although it is not the cheapest shopping area, there are many exciting stores and craft boutiques to be found here. Situated just off the main street are other good shopping opportunities which offer cheaper alternatives and have become very popular.
If you are planning to go on any nature trips or glacier tours in Iceland there are a number of outdoor shops selling sporting equipment and clothes located in the city centre. Some of Reykjavik’s shopping highlights include Kringlan Shopping Centre, Kolaportið Flea Market and the Handknitting Association of Iceland.
Reykjavik Shops and Brands
Kringlan Shopping Centre is a fairly new addition to the city centre. Housing over 150 shops there is something for everyone, including many designer clothing labels such as Prada and Hugo Boss, restaurants, cafes and bars.
Kolaportið Flea Market is a budget market housed in an industrial building by the harbour in Reykjavik. This weekend market is worth a stroll around for anyone who likes to pick up a bargain. Stalls sell anything from secondhand clothes, antiques, crafts and local produce and fish delicacies.
The Handknitting Association of Iceland makes traditional hats, socks and Icelandic Jumpers or if you fancy making then for yourself patterns and wool are available for purchase. Icelandic Jumpers are probably the country’s most desired souvenir and can be found in most of the larger stores in Reykjavik in all patterns and colours.
Reykjavik Shopping Highlights
Generally shopping hours are Monday to Friday 9am-6pm and on Saturdays shops tend to open at 10am and close a little earlier. Kringlan Shopping Centre is one of the few places open on Sunday afternoons. Reykjavik shopping streets are easily accessible from lavish Reykjavik accommodation at Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel, Reykjavik and guests can return to enjoy premier services and rest after some fun retail therapy.