Laugavegur, Reykjavik

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Shop at numerous local stores selling clothing, art, and jewelry from Icelandic designers at Laugavegur, one of the oldest shopping streets in the city. The street leads to hot springs where city women once took their laundry--hence the name "wash road." The street is also home to many cafes, bars, nightclubs, and restaurants. Keep an eye out for interesting street art, too. Note that this is one of Reykjavik's more expensive shopping areas. Use our Reykjavik day trip planner to add Laugavegur and other attractions to your Reykjavik vacation plans.
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  • Laugavegur is the main shopping street in Reykjavik with a large variety of shops, restaurants and bars. Iceland sweathers seemed to call my wife's name.  more »
  • GREAT PLACE TO GO ON BIRTHDAY...Had a great meal then strolled and shopped on the Laugavegur during sunset. Good shops with cool stuff. MAKE SURE YOU ASK FOR THE 14% OFF RECEIPT.  more »
  • Car-free shopping street in Reykiavik. International and local shops offer their products to the buy. Sure, everyone will buy the one or other souvenir, bulk purchases, however, are probably made in cheaper countries. You will find here also cosy cafés with fine cakes, small hotels and a restaurant, which offers even fondue and raclette.
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In this highly walkable capital, many of Reykjavik's hotels and guesthouses offer close proximity to the city's popular attractions, bars, and restaurants. The waterfront offers an exciting dose of activity. Although Reykjavik provides plenty of accommodations to its flocks of visitors, there is a dearth of budget options in the city. Price-conscious visitors should consider staying in a hostel, with both private and dorm rooms available, or a nearby campsite. Although the campground is not as centrally located as some hotels, guests are better positioned to take advantage of the natural surroundings.
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