Photo courtesy of Kolaportid
Kolaportid Flea Market
One of the best places to feel the local side of Reykjavik life, the Kolaportid Flea Market is set in a spacious industrial warehouse close to the city’s old harbor. Open at weekends only, you can find anything from wool jumpers and vintage fashion garments to fermented fish and licorice, plus plenty of second-hand books and decorative knickknacks. Best to go early to avoid the crowds (it opens at 11 a.m.)—and best to have cash on you since many of the market’s vendors don't accept credit cards.
By Paul Sullivan, AFAR Local Expert
This indoor flea market sells everything from funky vintage threads to jewelry made from the frozen lava of Eyjafjallajökull volcano. It’s also a great place to try fermented shark, a putrid-smelling Icelandic favorite that has been eaten here for centuries.
By Emily Payne
Tryggvagötu 19 , Old Harbour, Grófin, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
+354 562 5030
Sat, Sun 11am - 5pm