"Kolaportiğ - The flea-market." Top 5 Page for this destination Reykjavík Things to Do Tip by Regina1965
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Kolaportið is Reykjavík's only market, and of course the weather not being so great here, it is indoors. It was first opened in another place in 1989, across the street at the bottom of the hill, Arnarhóll, but moved to its current location in 1994 to the first floor of the building we call "Tollhúsið" - The Customs building.
The opening hours are weekends from 11-17 and a lot of people visit Kolaportið every weekend, it is always buzzing with life. It has a very popular café, a meeting place for a lot of people. Nowhere in town will you be able to find a better assortment of all kinds of stuff. You can find new and vintage clothes here, VHS and DVD, antique, jewelry, a lot of books, booths from China and Thailand and a lot of other interesting booths. People just rent a booth here and sell their stuff.
There is a food-section as well, selling Icelandic candy, newly baked rye cakes (flatkökur) and rye bread (rúgbrauð) Icelandic potatoes, meat, and fish. You can find all kinds of fish here, fresh fish, shark, beaked whale, and our national dried variety of haddock, cat-fish and halibut.
If you are ever in Reykjavík during the weekend pay Kolaportið a visit as this is the liveliest place down-town. You might run into me as I visit Kolaportið every weekend.
Address: Tryggvagata 19, 101 Reykjavík
Directions: Kolaportið is located next to the Reykjavík harbour (Reykjavíkurhöfnin), right down-town in the center of Reykjavík.
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