The oldest supermarket in Reykjavík

It is 90 years since the southerner Jón Jónsson from Rangárvallasýsla founded the store Rangá on Hverfisgatan in Reykjavík in 1931. The store moved in 1948, more than 70 years ago, to Skipasund, in the Laugarneshverfi district and is still there. It is traditionally a family-owned store and is now owned by a third family. Rakel Ólafsdóttir and Bjarni Þór Logason bought the store two and a half years ago. “Everything is available here for everyday use; this is a shop for that missing dinner ingredient for the people in the neighbourhood.” Says Bjarni Þór in a conversation with the Icelandic Times. The store is open 12 hours a day, every day of the week, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The merchant on the corner, one of the owners, Bjarni Þór Logason, behind the counter in Rangá, the capital’s oldest supermarket.

The Rangá store has been in Skipasund for around for over 70 years.

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Photo and text: Páll Stefánsson