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Shopping

As capital of the North, Akureyri is the shopping center for all the towns in the Area. From Supermarkets, fashion stores, to second hand items, Akureyri has something for everyone.

-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

Glerártorg
Website: glerartorg.is
The flagship mall of Akureyri. Pretty much follows the saying "if you can't find it there, you won't find it anywhere". Fashion, sports, toys, furniture, farmacy, electrical shop and hardware together with 2 restaurants, ice-cream parlour and a gas station. 
Mon-Fri: 11.00-18.00, Sat: 10.00-17.00 Sun: 13.00-17.00

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

Sunnuhlíð
Facebook: sunnuhlidverslunarmidstod
Mall situated north of river Glerá, home of several cute and quirky stores: quilting, games, baby, pets, polish food... and a daily Icelandic handicraft market on the second floor.
Mon-Fri: 10.00-18.00, Sat: 11.00-16.00 Sun: Closed

 

Supermarkets

Bonus Langholt - Bonus Kjarnagata
Website: bonus.is
Mon. – Thu: 11.00 – 18.30, Fri: 10.00 – 19.00, Sat: 10.00 – 18.00, Sun: 11.00 – 18.00

Nettó Glerártorg
Website: netto.is
Daily 10.00-19.00

Nettó Hrísalundur
Website: netto.is
Daily 10.00-21.00

Hagkaup 
Website: hagkaup.is
Daily 08.00-24.00

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.

Souvenirs

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

 

Camping equipment and outdoors

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

Útivist og veiði Camping, outdoors, fishing
Website: utivistogveidi.is
Mon-Fri: 10.00-18.00, Saturday: 10.00-16.00 Sunday: closed

Ellingsen - Camping, outdoors, cycling
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
Facebook: Skíðaþjónustan-Akureyri
Mon-Fri: 10.00-18.00, Saturday: 10.00-14.00 Sunday: closed

Útisport - Cycling
Facebook: utisportak
Mon-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

 

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

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

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

Tobacco and Spirits

Tobacco
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.