There is really something for everyone in this place, whether you are hunting for towels of bikini clad biker chicks, limited print LPs, necklaces with giant bejewelled crosses, second-hand clothing or just some great harðfiskur and candy. The whole place is a bustling affair welcome to all and swarming with people from all types of life here in Iceland, so it’s also a great place for social observation and fun eavesdropping. A must go for locals and visitors alike.
On a good weekend stroll in downtown Reykjavík there is an indispensable stop that any sensible (and batshit insane) person will not miss: Kolaportið. The huge market down by the harbour has been running every weekend since 1989 in the lower level of the customs house on Tryggvagata. It has since become a staple shopping tradition for anyone looking to score some hidden gems or just plain crazy crap.