Enjoy Reykjavik’s Shopping
There are many opportunities for shopping in Reykjavik. The main shopping street is Laugavegur, located in the downtown area but throughout the city you will also find markets, malls and more. Be sure to pick up an iconic Icelandic sweater before you leave.
A trip to Kringlan and Smaralind Shopping MallsKringlan Mall is one of the newest shopping additions to the city. Housing over 150 shops, there is something for everyone, including many designer clothing labels such as Prada and Hugo Boss, restaurants, cafes and bars. This mall is outside of the city center but there is a free shuttle bus service right outside the hotel. Smaralind is another center, which has great transportation links and is Iceland’s largest mall.
Reykjavik shops and brandsOne of your first stops will be Laugavegur Street. Although it is not the cheapest area, there are many exciting stores and craft boutiques to be found here. Situated just off the main street are other great stores, which offer cheaper alternatives and have become very popular.
Kolaportið Flea Market is a budget market housed in an industrial building by the Reykjavik harbor. This weekend market is worth a stroll around for anyone who likes to pick up a bargain. Stalls sell anything from second hand clothes, antiques and crafts to local produce and fish delicacies.
The Hand Knitting Association of Iceland makes traditional hats, socks and Icelandic sweaters. If you fancy making your own Icelandic sweater, patterns and wool are available here too. These iconic 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.
Purchasing highlightsGenerally, shopping hours are Monday to Friday 9am-6pm and on Saturdays shops tend to open at 10am and close a little earlier. Kringlan Mall is one of the few places open on Sunday afternoons.
The city’s shopping streets are easily accessible from the lavish Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel, Reykjavik. Return to the hotel to enjoy modern amenities and get some rest after a spot of fun retail therapy.