Hand-knitted woolen sweaters, jewelry inspired by the country’s nature, work by local artists – the shopping scene in Iceland is sophisticated and even radical.
Chic fashion, designer jewelry and sturdy outdoor wear – Iceland’s got it all. Reykjavik has developed into a sophisticated and even radical shopping city with a cluster of boutiques ranging from tres-chic to avant-garde trendy. Alongside international fashion brands dwell a highly creative and artistic collection of Icelandic designers, who add new dimensions to the image of fashion. Jewelry inspired by the country’s nature and pagan history are often made from lava stones or other local minerals and can be specially designed for you.
Of course you won’t want to forget to bring home some traditional Icelandic souvenirs! Hand-knitted Icelandic woolens, sheepskin outerwear, lava-laced pottery, Viking inspired novelty gifts, stunning photographic books, music and artwork from local artists are available in shops throughout the country.
Laugavegur and Skolavordurstig are the favorite streets for downtown shopping. On rainy days shoppers head to the indoor shopping centers Kringlan in Reykjavik and Smaralind in Kopavogur as well as Kolaportid flea market located on the harbor in downtown Reykjavik which is open on weekends.
INSIDER TIP: Did you know that high-end goods such as designer labels and fine jewelry are typically 10-35% less expensive in Iceland than in Europe and the US? The 15% tax-free refund for tourists on a minimum purchase of 4,000 ISK adds even more savings. Let Iceland Travel arrange a private shopping tour for you of the city center with a famous Icelandic designer!
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