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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  • Street main, very pleasant shopping, restaurants very numerous and very varied. In short street inescapable.
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  • This is Reykjavik's main street for bars, restaurants and shops that runs through the city so you're bound to walk down it a couple of times during your stay. We vistsed during the Winter Lights Festi...  more »
  • Lovely main shopping street, but... all the gift shops sell the same thing and prices don't vary much either.  more »

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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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