Done with sightseeing? It’s time for shopping and in Iceland you have a great choice of shops and galleries.
Reykjavík’s size makes shopping easy and pleasurable as the main shopping streets are within walking distance of each other, so once you are in town, there’s no need for transport. Just a big, reusable shopping bag.
Downtown Reykjavik consists of a mixture of galleries, jewellers, fashion designers, handcraft galleries and second-hand stores. In fact, when shopping in Reykjavik, everything you need is always close by.
Walking along Laugarvegur, the main shopping street, you can find souvenirs, books and charity shops as well as many restaurants. It’s the hub of downtown.
Skólavörðurstigur, graced by Hallgrimskirkja at the top, is the street of galleries and specialty shops. Here you can buy your woollen goods, taste Icelandic cheese or listen to some good Icelandic music at the record store.
Further down, in Bankastræti, there are high-end jewellery stores, Icelandic outdoor clothing and excellent coffee.
The Old Harbour Area and Grandi District are the hip places to be with designer workshops and delicatessens taking over disused baiting sheds and fishermen’s garages. It is the new social hub of museums, restaurants and speciality shops for the eager consumer who is looking for something slightly different.
There are also two main shopping centres in Reykjavík, which house a good selection of well-known clothing stores, coffee shops and a supermarket as well as other specialist stores. Kringlan is close to the city centre whereas Smáralind is situated in Kópavogur. Both shopping centres offer a free shuttle service from downtown.
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Farmers Market is an Icelandic design company and clothing brand, founded in 2005. With strong ties to the vibrant Icelandic music and design scene. There are two Farmers & Friends shops, One in Laugavegur and the other in the Grandi district.
Near to the big church Hallgrímskirkja, you can find the notable Lana Matusa art ceramic studio gallery. Lana Matusa´s gallery offers a range of art works. The unique ceramics, sculptures, oil and acryl paintings, unique ceramic pictures, drawings are all designed and hand made by the artist.
Lyfja is one of the oldest private pharmacies in Iceland, having first opened its doors in 1996. Today Lyfja runs and operates more than 30 pharmacies all over Iceland. Lyfja strives to provide excellent services, a good selection of products and fair pricing that is the same everywhere.
When shopping in Iceland, don´t miss Kirsuberjatréð, or The Cherry Tree, one of Reykjavik´s hidden secrets. They are 10 artists, all ladies, that run this contemporary collective full of art, design & handicrafts.
“If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute...” is the popular and alarmingly accurate phrase Icelanders use to describe their ever-changing environment. People here know that it’s always best to be prepared for the worst. And when the south east wind comes howling in carrying its precious cargo of rain, you can forget about opening an
Fjallakofinn aka. "The Mountain Hut" is one of the largest outdoor retail stores in Iceland offering all types of high quality outdoors equipment. The company and its staff have extensive experience in traveling in the outdoors and outdoor activities in Iceland.
Feldur Versktæði is a family run fur brand that specializes in design and production of classic products that can last you a lifetime. Their goal is to make high quality fur products for everyone to enjoy.
JS Watch Company Reykjavik is a small Icelandic watch manufacturer and probably one of the world’s smallest manufacturers of stylish, quality watches. All the watches are designed and assembled by hand in Iceland.
Furrier Eggert Jóhannsson has been running a workshop and showroom in Reykjavík since 1977. A great of emphasis is placed on making environmentally friendly, light, comfortable and high quality clothing.