Laugavegur
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One of Reykjavik's oldest streets, this stretch of road is the capital's main shopping attraction—with lots of shops, restaurants, and bars.
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  • Gary W
    Richmond, Australia870 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Eclectic Street
    An eclectic mix of bars, restaurants and shops. Pedestrian friendly and interesting variety of wares. Prices extremely high which makes me wonder who would purchase the goods. Comes alive in warmer weather.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 14 June 2023
  • Nick Spooky
    Glasgow, United Kingdom10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nightlife
    Aaw, man. I was in the Vintage Hotel apartments with a street view. It was really cool. Lots of restaurants and a wee alternative pub. Merchants. The bars are open until 3am and the souvenir shops are open near midnight as it is daylight 24hrs when I went. One of the best bakeries I've been in was just across from my flat
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 July 2023
  • traveltheworld012
    Rochester, Minnesota15,703 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The central shopping, dining, entertainment street in Reykjavik.
    We have always wanted to explore Reykjavik and see Iceland beyond the boring layovers at Keyflavik Airport. This time May 30-June 2, 2023 we made it a stay in the city center right on Laugavegur. At one end of this street is a lovely central square with lively businesses surrounding it. The other ends in a more or less residential area. In between are many colorful buildings, street art, great restaurants, unique shops and bars. Yes, of course it can be touristy with lots of tourists, but don't you find this in any big city? Accentuate the positive, there is plenty of it here.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 July 2023
  • Tom J
    London, United Kingdom1,693 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Th Shopping District!
    Laugavegur is THE place in Reykjavik for shopping, whether you are looking for the bits you’ve forgotten to pack, some souvenirs to take home or some additional camera kit - you’re likely to find it here. The street itself has a lot of the main cafes, hotels and shops meaning a stroll along it will likely find you window shopping or popping in and out of the weather is a bit cooler. It’s also a really great way to see the town centre - just be sure to look up and around as there is some amazing street art to be admired as well!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 August 2023
  • EmeraldDiva
    3,664 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Street with a vibe.
    Such a cool street! Lots of touristy shops all selling the same things, but also lots of interesting and arty shops, cool cafes and bars. The area has a great vibe, and seems always to be busy and cheerful. Not to be missed.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 10 September 2023
  • SnooksintheDesert
    Phoenix, Arizona562 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shopping
    Our hotel bordered this shopping street & we traveled its entire length more than once. Lots of cool shops, also tourist traps. Found our best price on souvenirs at a convince shop
    Visited August 2023
    Written 12 September 2023
  • Nadina P
    New York City, New York526 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    More shopping than I expected!
    I didn't go to Iceland expecting to shop--I was there for the scenery, and I did that. Plus, I was told it was expensive. However, I was fortunate enough to go in June 2022, when the economy was not in the best place for Iceland. That plus coming from another expensive city made it shockingly affordable to shop. Secondly, I was very surprised by what I found in Iceland; there's great fashion, beautiful handmade jewelry and crafts, and incredible artwork. Reykjavik is an incredible metropolitan city that is not overwhelming, loaded with culture, and much more posh than you would think. This area changed my thinking: I would recommend doing a little shopping here, if you can afford it.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 November 2023
  • tinylass
    Sheffield, United Kingdom5,795 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely shops
    A long street filled with shops, cafes and restaurants. There were lots of similar tourist shops but also some selling traditional Icelandic items which were very nice. It was nice to stroll up and down and pick up some souvenirs.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 November 2023
  • Lynda E
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lunch for 800 krona in central Reykjavik
    Fabulous trip . So many things to see and do. So many excellent places to eat but prices are eye watering. If you fancy a light lunch this cafe on the main Laugavegur road is simple, friendly and warm. Cup of tea and an excellent toasted ham and cheese sandwich all for 800krona
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 November 2023
  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice murals, cute shops, bars, restaurants and friendly Icelanders
    Without a doubt everyone visiting Reykjavik will pass this street. Reykjavik is a small town and this is one of the main and oldest streets. It has plenty of souvenir shops, bars, restaurants,... Best are the colorful houses in the area with vivid colors and nice murals and graffiti.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 November 2023
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Tracey
Perth, UK112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Family
What a lovely street to wander along. It’s pretty long and as someone else has said you can wander down one side and up the other and still see things you didn’t see. Lots of bars, cafes, shops and restaurants with something for everyone. I particularly loved all the street art on the side of the buildings and little alleyways, it’s a really effective way to brighten up the street and this is reflected in the shops etc.too. It looked great no matter the weather! Would recommend slow stroll down and back up this street to really take it all in.
Written 9 June 2024
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Jai G
Hadleigh, UK283 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This a great area to be, lots of bars, food stores gift shops. We were very lucky our hotel was on this road. We walk up and down and found new places every time.
Written 19 April 2024
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Lainie L
New York City, NY468 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
This is the 'main street' of Reykjavik filled with tourists and locals looking for a place to eat, drink, and shop.

There's a little something for everyone and what's great about Reykjavik is how all the businesses are local since it's so expensive for chain stores to establish a store here.

That means a ton of souvenir shops which, not surprisingly, all carry pretty much the same items for exorbitant prices. I didn't buy anything since I didn't see anything I could live without and enjoyed walking in and out of each store, mostly to get out of the cold.

There's a Bonus, the supermarket where prices are marginally better if you're looking to buy a snack, sweets, drink, or quick meal if you want to save a few bucks and don't have time for a sit down meal in a restaurant.
Written 30 March 2024
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Pablo V
Santiago, Chile30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Great soups and great shopping stores
The area is really nice to walk... if the weather is good, but we were lucky and we walked all the downtonw
Written 5 March 2024
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Stephen K
Connecticut6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Love the ambience and the culture of downtown reykjavik, loved the 66 north and my favourite was the nordic market, with amazing handcrafts and gift ideas. Recommend.
Written 25 December 2023
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Bandit-One
Lucerne, Switzerland10,043 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
If you're in town, chances are high that you will walk this street. We came down from the Hallgrímskirkja and had some time left.

It's filled with lots of shops from fashion, sports gear, arts & crafts to the big chains. Lots of restaurants, cafés and quirky bars as well. Surely at night this is a very lively place. But we prefer it more quiet nowadays and came here in daytime. And it was pretty quiet, despite it being a pic-perfect sunny day. It was ok. But streets like these in big towns are all a bit the same. Didn't really do it for us. Surely a must-do for first visits. But nothing to come back to. At least for us.
Written 23 November 2023
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Wanderer
Holbeach, UK396 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Any stop in Reykjavik will likely mean you come across this colourful street, worth a wander if simply to admire the pretty shops, eateries and houses!
Excellent cafes, restaurants and shops down here to explore.
Written 15 November 2023
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Without a doubt everyone visiting Reykjavik will pass this street.
Reykjavik is a small town and this is one of the main and oldest streets. It has plenty of souvenir shops, bars, restaurants,... Best are the colorful houses in the area with vivid colors and nice murals and graffiti.
Written 12 November 2023
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Lynda E
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Fabulous trip . So many things to see and do. So many excellent places to eat but prices are eye watering. If you fancy a light lunch this cafe on the main Laugavegur road is simple, friendly and warm. Cup of tea and an excellent toasted ham and cheese sandwich all for 800krona
Written 12 November 2023
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tinylass
Sheffield, UK5,795 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
A long street filled with shops, cafes and restaurants. There were lots of similar tourist shops but also some selling traditional Icelandic items which were very nice. It was nice to stroll up and down and pick up some souvenirs.
Written 10 November 2023
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