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Guided 4 Hour Reykjavik Shopping Tour of Laugavegur & Kringlan or Smaralind Mall

Smáralind shopping mall, in Kópavogur, Reykjavík Capital Area.
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Iceland
Duration
4 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
All year
Minimum age
None

Come and shop around in Reykjavík in the company of a local shopping assistant. This shopping tour is perfect for those who want to browse the stores while getting to know a little more about Reykjavik at the same time.

The tour starts in Reykjavik city center where your guide will meet you. Throughout the trip, your guide gives a commentary about the early trade in Iceland, the history of Reykjavik, information about Iceland's population, urban development, and shopping in modern times. He will also assist with information on tax-free reimbursement and discounts offered on purchases.

The first stop is Reykjavík's oldest shopping street: Laugavegur. For a long time, this was the city's trendiest street for shopping and café culture as well as a place where artists resided and lived. After Kringlan was constructed in 1987 most everyday shopping moved to Kringlan, leaving Laugavegurinn open for design, small boutiques and curiosity shops.

First, we visit the Gilbert the watchmaker. The smallest watchmaker in the world who produces and sells the only designer watch sold in a single store in the whole world and worn by the likes of Yoko Ono, Ben Stiller, and the Dalai Lama.

Further up Laugvegurinn is a health store that sells Icelandic organic food. There is also a music store that sells CDs and vinyl with Icelandic popular music, and a Christmas shop open all year.

Walking up Skólavörðustígur towards Hallgrímskirkjan church is Reykjavik's oldest café, Mokka, where you could stop for a cuppa and get a glimpse of the Icelandic art scene.  Of course, no Icelandic shopping spree is truly over without a visit to the Hand Knitting Association for a traditional, certified granny-made Lopapeysa woolen sweater.

With transportation included we transfer to Kringlan shopping mall or Smáralind shopping mall.  Your guide will tell you about which Icelandic produces and goods available in the shopping malls and where to get the best deals on everything from food to designer products. You could opt to visit some of the brands of Icelandic outdoor clothing, such as 66 North, Cintamani, Icewear and Don Cano. 

In the supermarkets, the unique Icelandic food products that can be purchased are dilled and smoked salmon and dried fish (Icelandic fish jerky). The guide gives additional commentary on Icelandic foods and milk products such as skyr. There is also a large selection of jewelry designers to visit, as well as international chains, such as H&M and Zara.

After the mall visit, a special request for lunch can be made, and we offer anything from sandwiches, snacks, sushi, or arrange a restaurant visit that suits your tastes. Please contact us if you have specific requests for lunch.

After a day of exploration, it is time to head home with all your shopping bags. Don't miss this opportunity to get a city tour and a guided shopping trip all in one. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Included

Guided shopping trip

Activities

Sightseeing
Cultural Activity

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Guided 4 Hour Reykjavik Shopping Tour of Laugavegur & Kringlan or Smaralind Mall - day 1

Reykjavik shopping tour

Starting point at the tour at the statue of Skúli Magnússon father of Reykjavik at 10 am. On the way to the next location the guide gives commentary about Reykjavik and its surroundings.  This is the story of the early trade in Iceland and shopping in modern times. Also, some information about the population and urban development.

The first location is Laugavegurinn

Reykjavik´s oldest shopping-street Laugavegurinn was for long time the cities trendiest street for shopping café culture and a place where artists resided and lived. After Kringlan was constructed in 1987 most of the shopping moved to Kringlan. But now a number of souvenir shops, bars and hotels are in the area. In the beginning of Laugavegurinn we visit Icelandic souvenir-shops can visit including health-stores some of which sell Icelandic organic food. As well as a music store that sells CD´s and vinyls with Icelandic popular music. Walking up Skólavörðustígur towards Hallgrímskirkjan church Reykjavik´s oldest Café and art-scene can be visited as well as a store that sells Icelandic handwoven wool sweaters and garments.

Finally we visit the Gilbert watch store that produces and sells the only designer watch sold in a single store in the whole world and worn by the likes of Yoko Ono, Ben Stiller and the Dalai Lama.

Icelandic souvenir-shops can visit including health-stores some of which sell Icelandic organic food. As well as a music store that sells CD´s and vinyls with Icelandic popular music. Walking up Skólavörðustígur towards Hallgrímskirkjan church Reykjavik´s oldest Café and art-scene can be visited as well as a store that sells Icelandic handwoven wool sweaters and garments.

The second stop is either be Kringlan shopping-mall or Smárinn shopping-mall. The guide gives information on tax-free reimbursement and discounts that we offer on purchases. In the shopping malls stores that can be visited sell Icelandic outdoor clothing such as: 66N, Cintamani, Icewear and Don Cano. All brands originally designed by the Swedish Designer Jan Davidson. The guide gives information on Icelandic produces and anything available in the shopping malls. In the supermarkets, the unique Icelandic food products which can be purchased are: dilled and smoked salmon and hard-fish (Icelandic fish jerky). The guide gives additional commentary on Icelandic foods and milk products. Introduction on Icelandic milk products such as skyr.

Stores that can be visited are: Icelandic Designer jewelry, gold and silver: Meba, Jón & Óskar, Icewear, Cintamani, 66N, Hagkaup supermarket, as well as possibility to shop clothing in H&M and Zara.

A special request for lunch can be made: anything from: sandwiches, snacks, sushi or visit a restaurant of choice. Please contact us for any special food requests.

What to bring

Good walking shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather

Good to know

Shopping tour in various locations on foot with one transport route included. Maximum participants is 6 people plus one that is the guide

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