There are many opportunities for shopping in Reykjavik. The main shopping street is Laugavegur, located in the city center. Although it's 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 center. 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 center. Housing over 150 shops, Kringlan has 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 harbor in Reykjavik. This weekend market is worth a stroll for anyone who likes to pick up a bargain. Stalls sell anything from secondhand clothes, antiques and crafts to local produce and fish delicacies.
The Handknitting Association of Iceland makes traditional hats, socks and Icelandic sweaters, or if you prefer making them for yourself, patterns and wool are available for purchase. Icelandic sweaters are probably the country’s most desired souvenir and can be found in most of the larger stores in Reykjavik in all patterns and colors.
Reykjavik Shopping Highlights
Generally, shopping hours are Monday to Friday 9 am – 6 pm. On Saturdays, shops tend to open at 10 am 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 the lavish Reykjavik accommodation at Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel, Reykjavik, where guests can return to enjoy premier services and rest after some fun retail therapy.