The Best Shopping in Iceland
Collected by AFAR Editors , AFAR Staff
Iceland's shops sell plenty of goods worth packing into your suitcase for your trip home. Best bets include traditional wool handknits and plenty of Icelandic wool, high-end Scandinavian design, local records and books, art, and more. From shopping streets to flea markets and art galleries, you can browse for days and days.
Vesturgata 4, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Run by 11 female artists, Kirsuberjatréð (the cherry tree) is an innovative, inviting, and inspiring design shop where you pretty much can’t fail to find something you'll like. Spanning local artworks, ceramics, and other beautiful handmade...
Skólavörðustígur 15, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
12 Tónar is one of Iceland's longest-serving record stores and is also a local record label. Housed in a traditional wooden house in downtown Reykjavik, it's the best place to find all kinds of Icelandic music—from classical and pop to rock and...
Ingólfsstræti 6, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
This chic boutique is famous city-wide as one of the top spots for local fashion. Conveniently located on Ingólfsstræti, close to Laugavegur shopping street, it’s owned by four Icelandic fashion designers, some of whom sell their work exclusively...
45, Laugavegur, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
After launching as an online-only project in 2010, Myconceptstore now has its own brick-and-mortar home on Reykjavik’s main street, Laugavegur. As before, it sells a varied selection of cool objects and design pieces, ranging from vinyl, Marshall...
Tryggvagötu 19 , Old Harbour Grófin Reykjavik Kvosin, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
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...
Laugavegur 28, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
This much-loved secondhand and vintage clothing store is one of the oldest in the city—if not the oldest. Set inside a charming wooden house in Laugavegur, the interior is quirkily decorated and full of colorful garments of all kinds, many of them...
Laugavegur 18, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Icelanders take their books seriously (writing them as well as reading them), to the point where they are one of the most literate nations on the planet. Mál og Menning (language and culture) is one of two big bookstores in Reykjavik, and one of...
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