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Where to Buy Alcohol in Iceland?

There are rather strict rules about liquor stores in Iceland and the sale of alcohol. And you should also know that the sale of alcohol is heavily taxed so prices are high.

Supermarkets are not allowed to sell alcohol of any kind but most restaurants are allowed to sell alcohol. You can only buy alcohol in the government owned liquor stores named ÁTVR, usually called Ríkið or Vínbúðin in Icelandic. Twelve stores are operated in the capital area and one is located in the city centre.

Alcohol age in Iceland: People under the age of 20 are not allowed to buy alcohol of any kind in Iceland.

In most cases it is possible to buy take-away beers in most bars in most towns and villages. Admittedly, this is strictly speaking illegal but no one is paying any notice and local police is short-staffed and not likely to make fuzz. However, expect to pay much more for the bear from bars around Iceland, than in the ÁTVR store.

There are some areas of the country where you will have to drive quite a distance to find a state liquor store (ÁTVR). We therefore advised you to buy drinks before heading into the country.

TIPS: We definitely recommend that you buy alcohol in the Duty Free when you arrive in Iceland.  Every person can buy a certain amount of alcohol duty free. The rules about how much alcohol are clearly stated in the duty free store at the airport. The alcohol in the duty free is so much cheaper than in the liquor stores in Iceland!

Price of alcohol sold duty free at Keflavik airport
  • Stella Artois beer 6x33cl (6×11.15oz) 9€
  • Heineken beer 6x50cl (6×16.9oz) 10€
  • Absolut vodka 1 liter (33.8oz) 18€
  • Frescobaldi Romelo red wine 750ml (25.36oz) 11€

 

Liquor Stores in Iceland

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Liquor Stores in Iceland – Opening hours

The Capital Area

Austurstræti

Mon. – Thu.11-18
Fri.11-19
Sat.11-18

Álfrún (Hafnarfjörður)

Mon. – Thu.11-18
Fri.11-19
Sat.11-18

Borgartún

Mon. – Thu.11-18
Fri.11-19
Sat.11-18

Dalvegur

Mon. – Thu.10-20
Fri.10-20
Sat.11-18

Eiðistorg

Mon. – Thu.11-18
Fri.11-19
Sat.11-18

Heiðrún

Mon. – Thu.11-18
Fri.11-19
Sat.11-18

Kringlan

Mon. – Thu.11-18
Fri.11-19
Sat.11-18

Mosfellsbær

Mon. – Thu.11-18
Fri.11-19
Sat.11-18

Skeifan

Mon. – Thu.10-20
Fri.10-20
Sat.11-18

Skútuvogur

Mon. – Thu.10-20
Fri.10-20
Sat.11-18

Smáralind

Mon. – Thu.11-18
Fri.11-19
Sat.11-18

Spöngin – NEW

Mon. – Thu.11-18
Fri.11-19
Sat.11-18

Stekkjarbakki

Mon. – Thu.11-18
Fri.11-19
Sat.11-18

Countryside

Akranes

Mon. – Thu.12-18
Fri.11-19
Sat.11-14

Akureyri

Mon. – Thu.11-18
Fri.11-19
Sat.11-18

Blönduós

Mon. – Thu.14-18
Fri.14-19
Sat.closed

Borgarnes

Mon. – Thu.12-18
Fri.11-19
Sat.11-14

Búðardalur

Mon. – Thuesday : 16-18
Friday : 14-18
Sat: closed

Djúpivogur

Mon. – Thu.16-18
Fri.14-18
Sat.Closed

Dalvík

Mon. – Thu.14-18
Fri.12-19
Sat.closed

Egilsstaðir

Mon. – Thu.12-18
Fri.11-19
Sat.11-14

Fáskrúðsfjörður

Mon. – Thu.16-18
Fri.14-18
Sat.Closed

Flúðir

Mon. – Thu.14-18
Fri.14-18
Sat.12-16

Grindavík

Mon. – Thu.14-18
Fri.12-18
Sat.Closed

Grundarfjörður

Mon. – Thu.16-18
Fri.14-18
Sat.Closed

Hella

Mon. – Thu.14-18
Fri.14-19
Sat.11-14

Hólmavík

Mon. – Thu.16-18
Fri.14-18
Sat.Closed

Húsavík

Mon. – Thu.14-18
Fri.11-19
Sat.11-14

Hvammstangi

Mon. – Thu.16-18
Fri.14-18
Sat.Closed

Hveragerði

Mon. – Thu.12-18
Fri.11-19
Sat.11-16

Hvolsvöllur

Mon. – Thu.14-18
Fri.14-19
Sat.11-14

Höfn

Mon. – Thu.14-18
Fri.14-19
Sat.Closed

Ísafjörður

Mon. – Thu.12-18
Fri.11-19
Sat.11-14

Kirkjubæjarklaustur

Mon. – Thu.16-18
Fri.14-18
Sat.Closed

Kópasker

Mon. – Thu.16-18
Fri.14-18
Sat.Closed

Neskaupstaður

Mon. – Thu.14-18
Fri.14-18
Sat.Closed

Ólafsvík

Mon. – Thu.14-18
Fri.14-18
Sat.Closed

Patreksfjörður

Mon. – Thu.14-18
Fri.13-19
Sat.Closed

Reyðarfjörður

Mon. – Thu.14-18
Fri.14-19
Sat.11-14

Reykjanesbær

Mon. – Thu.11-18
Fri.11-19
Sat.11-16

Sauðárkrókur

Mon. – Thu.12-18
Fri.11-19
Sat.11-14

Selfoss

Mon. – Thu.11-18
Fri.11-19
Sat.11-16

Seyðisfjörður

Mon. – Thu.16-18
Fri.14-18
Sat.Closed

Siglufjörður

Mon. – Thu.14-18
Fri.12-19
Sat.Closed

Stykkishólmur

Mon. – Thu.14-18
Fri.14-18
Sat.Closed

Vestmannaeyjar

Mon. – Thu.12-18
Fri.11-19
Sat.11-14

Vík í Mýrdal

Mon. – Thu.16-18
Fri.14-18
Sat.Closed

Vopnafjörður

Mon. – Thu.16-18
Fri.14-18
Sat.Closed

Þorlákshöfn

Mon. – Thu.16-18
Fri.14-18
Sat.Closed

Þórshöfn

Mon. – Thu.16-18
Fri.14-18
Sat.Closed

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