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Eymundsson

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Skólavörðustígur 11, Reykjavík, 101 | +354 540 2350, Iceland
Eymundsson Bookstore in Iceland
Courtesy of Promote Iceland
Type of shop
Books or music
Features
Historic

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 on a convenient corner of the country’s larger towns (there are several locations in downtown Reykjavik). If your trip has sparked an interest in the Icelandic Sagas—the tales of Iceland's first Viking settlers—a trip to Eymundsson is a must, if only to peruse the expansive selection of Skaldic poetry. Also worth a look is the work of Icelander Halldor Laxnes (1902-1988), who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1955.

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