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Top Choice Clothing in Borgarnes

Ullarselið

Find your way to off-the-beaten-path village Hvanneyri, 12km east of Borgarnes, and in among fjordside homes you'll find this fantastic wool centre. Handmade sweaters, scarves, hats and blankets share space with ske…
Top Choice Clothing in Reykjavík

Álafoss

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

KronKron

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 Market in Borgarnes

Ljómalind

A recent collaboration between local producers, this packed farmers market sits at the edge of town near the roundabout. It stocks everything from fresh dairy from Erpsstaðir and organic meat to locally made bath pr…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur

Kraum

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

Kirsuberjatréð

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 Cosmetics in Tálknafjörður

Villimey

This renowned Icelandic company is family run, and makes a line of excellent organic balms and ointments from wild-gathered Icelandic herbs. There are no set opening hours, so call if the shop is closed and someone …
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.