Top Choice Clothing in Reykjavík


One of the best places in Iceland for hand- or machine-made lopapeysur (Icelandic woollen sweaters) and other wool products, this factory-outlet in Mosfellsbær, one of Reykjavík's outer suburbs, can be an add-on to …
Top Choice Market in Old Reykjavík

Kolaportið Flea Market

Held in a huge industrial building by the harbour, this weekend market is a Reykjavík institution. There's a huge tumble of secondhand clothes and old toys, plus cheap imports. There's also a food section that sells…
Top Choice Clothing in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur


This is where Reykjavík goes high fashion, with the likes of Marc Jacobs and Vivienne Westwood. But we really enjoy its Scandinavian designers (including Kron by KronKron) offering silk dresses, knit capes, scarves …
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur


The brainchild of a band of local artists, Kraum literally means ‘simmering’, like the island’s quaking earth and the inventive minds of its citizens. Expect a fascinating assortment of unique designer wares, like f…
Top Choice Books in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur

Mál og Menning

This friendly, popular and well-stocked independent bookshop carries great English-language books for getting under the skin of Iceland. Check out Thermal Pools in Iceland by Jón G Snæland and Þóra Sigurbjörnsdóttir…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Old Reykjavík


This women’s art-and-design collective in an interesting 1882 former bookshop sells weird and wonderful fish-skin handbags, music boxes made from string, and, our favourite, beautiful coloured bowls made from radish…
Top Choice Clothing in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur

Handknitting Association of Iceland

Traditional handmade hats, socks and sweaters are sold at this knitting collective, or you can buy yarn, needles and knitting patterns and do it yourself. The association's smaller branch sells made-up items only.
Top Choice Clothing in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur


For traditional Icelandic clothing and unique modern designs, Geysir boasts an elegant selection of sweaters, blankets, and men's and women's clothes, shoes and bags. There's also a branch down the street at Skólavö…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur


Ten local designers create these unique handmade porcelain items, women's and kids' clothing, paintings and cards. It's in a recently renovated large gallery beautifully showcasing their creative Icelandic crafts.
Top Choice Shoes in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur


Kron sells its own outlandishly wonderful handmade shoes with all the flair you'd expect of an Icelandic label. Colours are bright, textures are cool, and they're even wearable (those practical Icelanders!).