Kringlan by Kringlumýrarbraut
36 years ago, in August 1987, the first shopping center in Iceland opened, and is now the second largest in the country behind Smáralind in Kópavogur. Kringlan has grown and expanded, and today there are about 180 shops, restaurants and service providers and a cinema, in 40 thousand square meters. In addition to this there are indoor passages leading over to Borgarleikhúsið (the City Theatre), and one of the City Libraries from Kringlan. The shopping center has been in constant renovation, all these years, Icelandic Times / Land & Saga went out on the town and took a look at Kringlan as it looks today. It was Pálmi Jónsson, a merchant most closely linked to the store Hagkaup, who was the promoter of the construction of Kringlan.
Photographs & text : Páll Stefánsson
27/01/2023 : A7C : FE 1.4/24mm GM