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.

Kringlan has great areas both for grown ups and children

Kringlan might not look impressive from the outside, but there are plenty of free parking spaces at Kringlan

A new food court, Kúmen, just opened in Kringlan 


Both Icelandic and foreign brands compete for the customers

180 stores and service providers can be found in Kringlan

Photographs & text : Páll Stefánsson
27/01/2023 : A7C : FE 1.4/24mm GM