Shopping Walking Tour of Reykjavik, Reykjavik

Shopping in Reykjavik is mainly centered around Laugavegur Street. There are many art galleries that sell the work of Icelandic artists, and there are some specialty shops that sell warm, winter clothes made in Iceland. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most noteworthy Icelandic shops:
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Shopping Walking Tour of Reykjavik Map

Guide Name: Shopping Walking Tour of Reykjavik
Guide Location: Iceland » Reykjavik (See other walking tours in Reykjavik)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Author: vickyc
Laugavegur Street

1) Laugavegur Street

To experience the charm of Reykjavik shopping, visit Laugavegur - the city's historic shopping district. On this street you will find specialty stores that sell clothes made by local and international designers, bookshops and souvenir stores. There are also many cafes, bars and restaurants along this street.
Gallery Fold

2) Gallery Fold

Gallery Fold probably has the largest collection of contemporary Icelandic art in the country. There are more than 1,500 paintings by outstanding Icelandic artists. The gallery offers art for sale at very reasonable prices. In the main gallery you can always find a variety of oil paintings, sculptures, textiles and other art forms.

Hours: Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; Sat: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm; Sun: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Eggert Feldskeri

3) Eggert Feldskeri

Eggert Feldskeri is a famous Icelandic designer of fur clothes for men and women. He creates clothes from mink, lamb, and the skin of wild animals. If you like fur clothing, you must visit this Reykjavik store, as Eggert Feldskeri is one of the best designers of fur clothing in the world. His clients make special trips to Reykjavik just to spend some time in his atelier.
Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Saturday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Handknitting Association of Iceland

4) The Handknitting Association of Iceland

The Handknitting Association of Iceland sells different handmade products made from warm and comfortable Icelandic wool. They have clothes for different occasions to wear during the winter. Icelandic wool is of high quality and is both warm and waterproof. In addition to the high quality of the wool, the Association's sweaters, mittens, scarves and hats are quite beautiful and are of traditional Icelandic design.

Hours: Mondays to Fridays 9 - 21; Saturdays 09 - 18; Sundays 10 - 18

5) 66°North

66°North is a well-established company, founded in 1926, that mainly makes clothes for difficult weather conditions. 66°NORTH Ltd. has won many awards for the design and high quality of their clothing. It sells jackets, coats,and accessories for women, men and children. Here you can find clothes of the best quality for sports and leisure, as well as clothes for the summer that will withstand all kinds of inclement weather.

Hours: Mon - Fri: 10-18; Sat: 10-18; Sun: 11-17

6) Rammagerdin

Rammagerdin is a 60-year-old tourist shop that stocks high-quality Icelandic products. The whole family can find something here to fit their needs, as the store offers a vast variety of goods. They sell jewelry, winter wear, books, mugs and toys. It is also a nice place to buy Nordic souvenirs and gifts for those at home, who could not come along. The shop also offers unique Icelandic crafts and Reykjavik glass-work.

Hours: Mon – Fri 9:00 - 22:00; Sat – Sun 10:00 - 22:00

7) Kirsuberjatred

Go to Kirsuberjatred to buy exclusive gifts and souvenirs. At this store you will find beautiful, hand-painted ceramics, trendy jewelry and clothes, and unique handbags made from fish skin. The store is owned by ten female artists and stocks products created by local artists.

Hours: Mon - Fri 11-18; Sat 10-17

Walking Tours in Reykjavik, Iceland

Create Your Own Walk in Reykjavik

Create Your Own Walk in Reykjavik

Creating your own self-guided walk in Reykjavik is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Churches Walking Tour of Reykjavik

Churches Walking Tour of Reykjavik

Icelandic churches are unique, and much of the best architecture of Reykjavik can be found at its religious sites. Most churches in Reykjavik do not intrude on the picturesque and dramatic scenery surrounding them. The exception to this rule is Hallgrímskirkja, the most impressive church of the city. This self-guided tour will lead you to the religious sites of Reykjavik:

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Art Galleries Walking Tour of Reykjavik

Art Galleries Walking Tour of Reykjavik

Reykjavik is a city rich with art and history. In its galleries you can find Icelandic arts dating from the time of the Vikings through to the modern age. Visual art is very popular in the capital. This self-guided tour will lead you through the best art galleries of Reykjavik:

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Reykjavik is a wonderful city set on a small island in the enormous ocean. It is the northernmost capital in the world. This city, close to the Arctic Circle, probably boasts the most beautiful landscape in the world. In Reykjavik you will see some great and unique Viking monuments, churches, and museums, as well as a lake in the middle of the city and geysers. This self-guided tour offers you an interesting stroll through the splendid capital of Iceland:

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
South Reykjavik Walking Tour

South Reykjavik Walking Tour

Reykjavik attracts tourists, first of all, with its unique, picturesque sunsets and views of the sky and also with its thermal waters. The southern part of Reykjavik has some interesting tourist attractions, including a geothermal beach with a magnificent and unforgettable skyline, geysers and museums. This self-guided tour will lead you to these amazing places:

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km
Museums Walking Tour in Reykjavik

Museums Walking Tour in Reykjavik

Reykjavik, a city of Viking heritage, offers a great variety of museums where you can see the artifacts that remain from the time of the Vikings. This self-guided tour will lead you through the most interesting museums of Reykjavik, revealing the rich Icelandic culture:

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Reykjavik Everyday Life Walking Tour

Reykjavik Everyday Life Walking Tour

Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, is set very close to the Arctic Circle. Today it is a very clean city with many colorful houses. The locals' everyday life depends mainly on fishing and sewing warm clothes. Their everyday food includes a variety of fish products. The people of Iceland live in a very picturesque place, where sunsets and seascapes are of unimaginable beauty. This self-guided tour will lead you to the places where typical residents of Reykjavik pass their day:

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Reykjavik for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Reykjavik has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Reykjavik, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.