Top Choice Clothing in Borgarnes


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 Greater 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. A food section sells traditional eats …
Top Choice Clothing in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur


This is where Reykjavík goes high fashion, with labels such as Marc Jacobs and Vivienne Westwood. But we really enjoy its Scandinavian designers (including Kron by KronKron) and their offering of silk dresses, knit …
Top Choice Market in Borgarnes


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 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 Cosmetics in Tálknafjörður


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


If you're looking for traditional Icelandic clothing and unique modern designs, Geysir boasts an elegant selection of sweaters and blankets, and men's and women's clothes, shoes and bags. There's also a branch down …
Top Choice Clothing in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur

Handknitting Association of Iceland

Traditional handmade hats, socks and sweaters are sold at this knitting collective; you can also buy yarn, needles and knitting patterns and do it yourself. The association's smaller branch sells made-up items only.