Reykjavík is a relatively small city, but even so, sometimes you need a bit of local advice to find what you’re looking for, whether it’s a good people-watching spot, somewhere to see some contemporary art, or the best place to catch an Icelandic movie. Don’t worry, friends—we’ve got you covered via our Best of Reykjavík 2016 series. Here are some of our favourite spots in Reykjavík, for all kinds of super-fun days and nights out. Enjoy! And if you try our list, you can let us know what you thought of the selections via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best Shop To Pick Up Local Fashion
KIOSK has a filtered selection of clothing by the best local designers. The cash register is manned by a rotation of the designers themselves. They’ll not only know where the inspiration for the clothing originated—chances are, they designed some of it. KIOSK is the rite-of-passage boutique for 101 fashionistas. If you’re a person who likes to take home something unique when you travel, this is the place. You’ll get a garment, a story and probably a Facebook friend. Take your time and find a hidden gem.
Runner up: Jör
Jör is one of the most popular design stores in Iceland. Their clothing can be seen on the streets of Reykjavík or the red carpets of Hollywood. It’s a must-visit for fashionistas and fans of fine clothing. You’ll get compliments on anything you buy.
Runner up: Steinunn
STEiNUNN boutique is tucked away on Grandi, next door to Valdís ice cream store. . It’s owner, Steinunn Sigurðardóttir, is a renowned designer who takes inspiration for her line of unique and stylish womenswear from nature. Here you’re sure to find a one-of-a-kind piece of distinctively Icelandic fashion.
Read more of our Best of 2016 lists here.