Iceland and its weather can be challenging for any ardent shopper. The city centre is a delightful place to shop but when the weather is unfriendly, being indoors is more appealing. There are several shopping centres in the Reykjavik and the Kopavogur that provide warmth and comfort for your buying experience. If you are interested in international brands, the shopping centres Kringlan, Smáralind and the new downtown shopping area Hafnarborg are the places to visit.
Kringlan Shopping Centre
Kringlan Shopping Centre in Reykjavík is located a 10-minute drive from the city centre. Over 170 shops offer an excellent variety of fashion, jewellery, arts and handicraft as well as restaurants and coffee houses, a bar, various services and a cinema.
Smáralind Shopping Centre
Smáralind Shopping Centre has around 90 stores and is located in Kópavogur, a 15-minute drive from the centre of Reykjavik. You will find a large variety of clothing stores, several speciality stores, restaurants and coffee houses as well as Iceland’s largest cinema.
Glæsibær Shopping Centre
Glæsibær Shopping Centre is located a 10-minute drive from the city centre.
You will find here restaurants, bakery, pharmacy and stores, like the popular eyeglass store Sjón.
Hafnarborg or “the harbour Square” is the newest shopping area and is located downtown, near Harpa Concert Hall. Therefore, this is the most accessible shopping area for the ones who want to go shopping without leaving downtown.