From Iceland — Happening Now: Christmas Markets

Happening Now: Christmas Markets

Happening Now: Christmas Markets

Published December 9, 2015

The holidays are here, and that means it’s time for those traditional Christmas markets, woot! Grab your cash-swollen wallets and get ready to find good offers on junk you didn’t know you (or your loved ones) needed!



The annual Elliðavatn Christmas Market features a market (obviously) and is frequently visited by those Yule Lads everybody keeps talking about. You can also pick and cut down your own Christmas tree!

December 11-13 and 19-20 from 11:00-16:00

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Photo by Eli Petzold

Photo by Eli Petzold

Loft Hostel (Bankastræti 7)

The Icelandic Academy of the Arts (Listaháskóli Íslands) runs a Christmas market at Loft Hostel, where art students sell their wares.

December 12 from 15:00-20:00

Loft Hostel is located at Bankastræti 7. See our listings page for more information. 

christmas market by Rebecca Conway


In addition to having its own skating rink, Ingólfstorg also plays host to a Christmas market that’s running throughout December.

December 9-13 from 12:00-20:00 and December 14-23 from 12:00-22:00

Photo by Gulli

Photo by Gulli

Kolaportið (Tryggvagata 19)

While technically not a Christmas Market, the Kolaportið flea market turns Christmas-themed each December, and always has a varied selection of goods.

December 12-13 and 19-20 from 11:00-17:00

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