Shopping in Iceland

Shopping in Iceland is a unique experience given the variety of shops located in downtown Reykjavik as well as outside of the central square. Shops in Iceland consist of many top designers and international name brands that make shopping in Iceland a fabulous and memorable experience.

As tax-free shopping is widely available in most shops in Iceland, your shopping outings will be guilt-free, thus creating a most pleasurable experience. Given that Icelandic shops are very welcoming to tourists, make sure to include shopping in Iceland as a part of your trip agenda.

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Downtown Shopping in Reykjavik

Laugavegur is the main shopping street in downtown Reykjavik. 

Flea Market Shopping

The Kolaportid flea market is located in the old harbor area, a few minutes from the city center. It is indoors and open every weekend from 11am – 5pm. 

Online Shopping

Even if you can't be in Iceland, you can still find some of the nation's finest products through several online shops. If you want an online store that carries a diverse range of goods you should try  to find everything you could possibly want or need. 

Shopping Malls

Malls in Reykjavik - Malls in Iceland. There are two large centrally located shopping malls in the Reykjavík area. One of them, Kringlan, is located within walking distance of several of the city's main hotels. Smaralind, a new and popular shopping mall that opened in November 2000, is located somewhat further from downtown Reykjavik, in the adjoining town of Kopavogur. Both of these shopping malls are easily accessible by bus from the old city center and have ample free parking.

Tax-Free Shopping

VAT (Value Added Tax) on most goods in Iceland is 25.5%. A VAT refund when you leave allows you to recover taxes you originally paid when shopping.