Supermarkets in Iceland


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Many travelers are often concerned where they can find Supermarkets in Iceland to buy their groceries. Restaurants in Iceland can be expensive so many travelers like to shop their food and snacks in grocery stores instead of eating out all the time.

There are a lot of Supermarkets in Iceland, spread around the country, but they are not all created equal. Reykjavík has a pretty good selection of supermarkets in all price ranges but once you drive out of the city the options are somewhat lacking. Although there are many Supermarkets scattered all around Iceland, some find them too expensive or rather out of their selection contents. Going to each of the places would be too time-consuming so we listed some stores for you to visit while you are in Iceland. Most stores have a great selection of goods, such as fresh fish & meat as well as fruits and vegetables.

When going on a road trip in Iceland we highly recommend that you stop at a grocery store in Reykjavik and buy some snacks for the road and even some food to cook lunch or dinner on your own.

If you are feeling overwhelmed with planning your road trip in Iceland, or just need any help, you might want to have a local plan your itinerary. Check out the personalized road trip plans and make your itinerary the best one.

Supermarkets in Iceland

Supermarkets in IcelandClick on the photo to see the Supermarkets in Iceland

bonus supermarket

1. Bónus 

The cheapest supermarket

The Bonus supermarket chain operates around 30 grocery stores all over Iceland. The groceries are kept in simple shelves and giant fridges. They have the most affordable food items in Iceland and buying groceries in Bónus is a breeze with their huge selection of local and imported goods. No more awkward moments asking what kind of meat they are selling because of they label (in English) meat varieties. Their stores are open on weekdays and weekends. You can easily recognize the Bonus branches as their logo is a pink piggy bank with a yellow background.

Opening hours:
Monday – Thursday : 11.00-18.30
Friday : 10.00-19.30
Saturday : 10.00-18.00
Sunday : 12.00-18.00 (closed in Skútuvogur)

kronan supermarket

2. Krónan


Just like Bónus, you can get affordable groceries at Krónan supermarket. There are many Krónan supermarkets in Iceland and their logo is a yellow smiling coin. They usually serve a huge healthy selection of groceries.
netto supermarket

3. Nettó

Cheap – food and everyday stuff

Nettó is also one of the most affordable supermarkets in Iceland and sells not only food items but some everyday stuffs as well. This is also known as the budget shop in Iceland because they do have the most affordable items especially on the fresh food selections.
Opening hours:
Mjódd, Grandi : 
24 hours every day
Salavegi, Búðakór, Hrísalundi, Selfoss : 10-21 every day
Grindavík, Glerártorg, Borgarnes, Höfn, Egilsstaðir : 10-19 every day
Reykjanesbær :
Monday – Friday : 9-20
Saturday – Sunday : 10-20

hagkaup supermarket

4. Hagkaup 

Hypermarket – food, clothes, toys, cosmetics

Hagkaup supermarket is like a hypermarket similar to those you can find in most countries. They have other items such as cosmetics, clothes, toys and appliance prior to food selections. Although they are a bit more pricey than Bónus and Krónan, they are always open with staff that is friendly enough to serve you even in the middle of the night but many of the Hagkaup stores are open 24 hours.
Opening hours:
Skeifan, Eiðistorg, Garðabær, Spöngin : 
24 hours every day
Smáralind and Kringland (shopping centers):
Monday – Wednesday : 10-19
Thursday : 10-21
Friday : 10-20
Saturday : 10-19
Sunday : 12-19
Akureyri : 
Monday – Saturday : 10-24
Sunday : 12-24
Borgarnes, Njarðvík, Selfoss
Monday – Thursday : 11-18.30
Friday : 10-19.30
Saturday : 10-18
Sunday : 12-18
Monday – Thursday : 10-19
Friday : 10-20
Saturday : 10-19
Sunday : 12-19

6. Costco

The U.S. wholesale giant Costco opened in Iceland in May 2017. In Costco you can find good quality products for a lower price, but you have to buy larger packs of each products. It might be the perfect stop if you have a Costco card and are staying in Iceland for longer than a weekend. If you are traveling in Iceland with a group you could also save some pennies and get good quality food.

Opening hours:
  • Monday – Friday: 10 am to 9 pm
  • Saturdays: 9.30 am to 8.30 pm
  • Sundays: 10 am-6 pm
Location: Kauptún 3, 210 Gardabaer, Iceland
noatun supermarket

7. Nóatún

great meat & fish counter

Nóatún supermarket chain in Reykjavík is has a great selection of groceries but it´s not the cheapest one you can choose. They offer hot meals at lunch which can be very convenient and at a reasonable price, but the rest is rather pricey. Their meat & fish counter is well known for a great selection.

Opening hours:

every day : 8-20

Location: Háaleitisbraut 68, 108 Reykjavík

8. Melabúðin

Melabúðin is one of a few stores in Reykjavík that are reminders of the times when little corner shops were all over town.
They were and are privately owned with personal service and a unique charm. Just going there is an experience.

Opening hours:
Monday – Friday : 9-20
Saturday : 10-20
Sunday : 12-20

Location: Hofsvallagata, 107 Reykjavík

samkaup supermarket

9. Samkaup

Samkaup Úrval and Samkaup Strax are among supermarkets that you don’t see in Reykjavik but you can find in the small villages out in the country.

Opening hours: 

Locations & Opening hours:

  • Stigahlíð, Reykjavík
    • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 10 pm
    • Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 10 pm
  • Selfoss
    • Monday – Friday: 7.30 am – 11.30 pm
    • Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 10 pm
  • Hófgerði 30, 200 Kópavogur
    • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 10 pm
    • Saturdays: 8 am – 11.30 pm
    • Sundays: 9 am – 11.30 pm
  • Dalbraut, Laugarvatn

Supermarkets in small villages

In those small villages all over Iceland you will find supermarkets of some sort and it is often a nice experience just to browse and mingle with the locals.

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