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Iceland peddles its own version of sleek, Scandinavian design, be it fashion or furniture. There are plenty of places to check out the latest wares, ... Read More

Iceland peddles its own version of sleek, Scandinavian design, be it fashion or furniture. There are plenty of places to check out the latest wares, especially in Reykjavík, where there is no shortage of woolen capes, Nordic sweaters, and Icelandic novelties. Visitors should also pop in to a local grocery store for chocolate-covered licorice (a local favorite), skyr (a very distinct type of yogurt), and other treats you’ll struggle to find off the island.

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  • 12 Tonar

    Get to the source of Iceland’s most notable export—music—at this record shop that doubles as an independent recording label. Come by their storefront ... Read More

  • Alafoss

    Lopapeysur (Icelandic woolen sweaters) are the best way to stay warm during the short, dark winter months. Best of all, their zigzagging patterns are... Read More

  • Epal

    Like a high-end version of IKEA, Epal’s surplus of household goods are ideal for gifting, and one-of-a-kind accent pieces for your own home. Linens come... Read More

  • Eymundsson

    Iceland’s largest bookstore chain hardly feels corporate. Most shops come with a cool cafe serving plenty of espresso, and all the locations seem to sit... Read More

  • Farmers & Friends

    Husband-and-wife team Joel and Begga started this clothing and design brand in 2005, and their flagship store is located in Reykajvik’s Fishpacking... Read More

  • Geysir

    Hundreds of souvenir shops line the main streets of Reykjavik, but Geysir is a cut above, thanks to its carefully curated selection of women’s knitwear,... Read More

  • Kraum

    An artists’ collective that receives support from a government grant, Kraum (which means "simmering" in Icelandic) showcases the creative output of... Read More

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