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The capital of North Iceland boasts a wide variety of shops. Why not enjoy shopping as there is a short distance between places and a variety of shops within walking distance of most accommodation. Fashion stores, thrift stores, designer stores, grocery stores, home improvement stores, outdoor stores and much more. Something for everyone in Akureyri.
-Click on the names to see their location on Google maps-

Shopping centers

Downtown Shopping
Facebook: Akmidbaer
Instagram: shopakureyri
Downtown Akureyri is home of all kinds of stores: fashion, outdoors, books, souvenirs... much can be found and is where locals like to go for browsing or gift shopping. On a nice weather day, you can enjoy some refreshments on one of the many bars and terraces in the area.
Estimated opening hours: Mon-Fri: 11.00-18.00, Sat: 11.00-16.00 Sun: various opening hours, most stores except a few are closed.

Website: glerartorg.is
The largest shopping center in the countryside. It can be said that most things can be found at Glerártorg, whether you are looking for sporting goods, toys, fashion goods or furniture. There are also restaurants, cafées, an ice cream shop, a dentist, a medical center and a gas station. Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 10.00-18.00, Sat: 10.00-17.00, Sun: 12.00-17.00
NB! other openinghours for Vogue, Nettó, Verksmiðan and Blush.

A service center half way uptown, hosts a convenience store, pharmacy, flower store, together with two fast food restaurants and other health-related services.

Facebook: Sunnuhlíð Verslunarmiðstöð
Mall situated north of river Glerá, home of some stores, bakery, dance studio and soon to open (in 2024) a new healtcare station.
Opening hours of café/bakery: Mon-Fri: 7.30-17.00, Sat: 07.30-16.00 and Sun: 8.30-14.00



Bonus Langholt - Bonus Kjarnagata
Website: bonus.is
Daily: 09.00-20.00

Nettó Glerártorg
Website: netto.is
Daily 09.00-20.00

Nettó Hrísalundur
Website: netto.is
Daily 10.00-21.00

Hagkaup Website: hagkaup.is
Daily 08.00-24.00

      Website: kronan.is
      Daily 9.00-21.00

Convenience stores

Krambúð Borgarbraut
Website: krambudin.is
Open 24/7

Krambuð Byggðavegur
Website: krambudin.is
Weekdays: 8.00-23.30, weekends/holidays 9.00-23.30

Extra24 Kaupangur
Open 24/7

Art and Design 

Akureyri Creative 
The Art and Design scene of Akureyri is rich and varied, we have designers, painters, ceramists, photographers... A list of the studios, workshops and stores open to general public can be found in this map.


The Viking - Souvenirs
Website: theviking.is
Mon-Sun 12.00-18.00

Penninn Eymundsson - Books and Souvenirs
Facebook: penninn eymundsson akureyri
Mon-Fri: 9.00-22.00, Sat-Sun: 10.00-22.00

Icewear - Icelandic outdoors clothing / Souvenirs
Website: icewear.is
Mon-Fri: 09.00-18.00, Sat: 10.00-18.00 Sun: 12.00-17.00

Kista - Design and Souvenirs
Website: kista.is
Mon-Fri: 11.00-18.00, Sat: 11.00-16.00, Sun: 12.00-15.00

Blóðberg boutique - icelandic design and gifts
Brekkugata 5
Facebook: blóðberg
Mon-Fri: 10.00-18.00, Sat: 10.00-16.00, Sun: closed


Camping equipment and outdoors

Gas cylinders and bottles can be purchased at Olís and N1 gas stations.

Útivist og veiði Camping, outdoors, fishing
Kaupvangsstræti 4
600 Akureyri
Phone 461 1516 og 461 1537
Email: utivistogveidi@simnet.is
Website: utivistogveidi.is
Mon-Fri: 10.00-18.00, Saturday: 10.00-16.00 Sunday: closed

Ellingsen - Camping, outdoors, cycling
Hvannavellir 14
600 Akureyri
Sími: 580 8500
Website: ellingsen.s4s.is
Mon-Fri: 10.00-18.00, Saturday: 11.00-17.00 Sunday: 13.00-17.00

66°North - Icelandic outdoors clothing
Website: 66north.com
Mon-Sat: 12.00-18.00, Sunday: closed

Skíðaþjónustan - Outdoors, skiing, cycling
Fjölnisgötu 4b
603 Akureyri
Phone: 4621713
Facebook: Skíðaþjónustan-Akureyri
Mon-Fri: 10.00-18.00, Saturday: 10.00-14.00 Sunday: closed

Útisport - Cycling
Dalsbraut 1
600 Akureyri
Phone: 461 1488
Facebook: utisportakMon-Fri: 10.00-18.00, Saturday: 11.00-15.00 Sunday: closed

Ullarkistan - Woolen clothing
Website: ullarkistan.is
Mon-Fri: 11.00-18.00, Saturday: 10.00-17.00 Sunday: 13.00-17.00

      Skirental and store in Mt. Hlíðarfjall
      Phone 462 2280
      Different small items such as skiigoogles, sunglases, helmets, sunscreen, socks, mittens ect.

      Sportver ehf
      600 Akureyri
      Phone: 461 1445
      Outdoor clothing, googles, helmets ect..

     M sport
     600 Akureyri
     Phone: 462 4002
     Outddor clothing, sports ect. 

     Hafnarstræti 22
     600 Akureyri
     Phone: 571 3188
     Email: pukinnak@gmail.com
     Outdoor clothing, snowboards, bikes ect

     Hafnarstræti 106
     600 Akureyri
     Phone: 4607450

Second hand charity stores

Icelandic Red Cross -  Second hand clothing
Mon-Sat 13.00-17.00

Salvation Army / Hertex  - Second hand clothing and houseware
Mon-Sat 12.00-17.00 

Fjölsmiðjan  - Second hand houseware
Mon-Fri 10.00-16.00

Hardware stores

Website: byko.is
Weekdays: 08.00-18.00, Saturday: 10.00-16.00. Sunday: closed

Website: husa.is
Weekdays: 08.00-18.00, Saturday: 10.00-16.00. Sunday: closed

Tobacco and Spirits

In Akureyri it can be purchased in supermarkets (all except Bonus), convenience stores, gas stations‘ stores, and taxi station.

Vínbúðin - State Alcohol Syndicate
Website: vinbudin.is
Mon - Thu: 11.00-18.00, Fri: 11.00-19.00, Sat: 11.00-18.00, Sun: closed

Tax-Free shopping

Many stores in town, including most of those of interest to our international visitors, offer Tax-Free arrangements. Look for the signs at the doors! For a minimum purchase of 6.000 isk in the same store, you can get a 14% VAT refund. 
Updated information on VAT refund policies for visitors, from the State Tax office.