Laugavegur, Reykjavik

4.1
#1 of 80 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. Use our Reykjavik day trip planner to add Laugavegur and other attractions to your Reykjavik vacation plans.
Create an itinerary including Laugavegur
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Laugavegur Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
2,450 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • With lots of shops and restaurants, this street runs parallel with the harbour and is a great place for a stroll. If you are feeling desperate for a cold Coke Zero that doesn't break the bank, stop at...  more »
  • Luckily, I stayed at a hotel on this street and didn't realize until a few days in that thankfully, I was on the main strip. I don't know if this is the heart of the city but it sure feels like it. Th...  more »
Places to stay near Laugavegur

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.

Popular things to do in Reykjavik

View all >
4.4
Duration: 1​h
3.8
Duration: 8​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h
4.9
Duration: 3​h

Side trips from Reykjavik

3.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h

Hidden gems in Reykjavik

4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 30​min
4.3
Duration: 2​h

Museums in Reykjavik

View all >
4.4
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Shopping in Reykjavik

View all >
1.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 1​h
5.0
Duration: 1​h
5.0
Duration: 1​h

Nearby attractions in Reykjavik

4.9
Duration: 4​h
4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 4​h