Laugavegur, Reykjavik

4.1
#1 of 39 in Shopping in Iceland
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. Our Reykjavik trip builder makes visiting Laugavegur and other Reykjavik attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
map
Create an itinerary including Laugavegur
Laugavegur Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
1,864 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • August 16, 2017
    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 »
  • August 15, 2017
    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 »
  • August 14, 2017
    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.
    View original

Plan your trip to Reykjavik

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Reykjavik

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.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Reykjavik by other users

9 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM CANADA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in London, Scotland & Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in London, Scotland & Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, teens, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM CANADA February, culture, relaxing, romantic, museums, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, relaxing, romantic, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans