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Coordinates 64°07′50″N 21°53′37″W / 64.13056°N 21.89361°W / 64.13056; -21.89361Coordinates: 64°07′50″N 21°53′37″W / 64.13056°N 21.89361°W / 64.13056; -21.89361
Opening date 13 August 1987
No. of stores and services 180+
Total retail floor area 52,000 square metres (560,000 sq ft)
No. of floors 3

Kringlan is a shopping mall located in the Icelandic capital region.[1] It is the second largest in the country, after Smáralind in Kópavogur, with over 180 shops and restaurants.[2] It was constructed in 1987, and includes a Hagkaup supermarket, a library, a theatre, a cinema, as well as a selection of well-known restaurants and retailers. It has seen multiple waves of expansion since its construction and is occasionally claimed to have reduced footfall along the central shopping street Laugavegur and the surrounding area.

Kringlan lies on the busiest traffic intersection in Reykjavík. Icelandic state television RÚV’s headquarters are also nearby. Reykjavík City Theatre lies adjacent to the shopping centre.[3]


The name is derived from the Kringla marsh or Kringlumýri. A literal translation into English could either be 'circle' or 'pretzel', though the mall is neither circular nor has it anything to do with pretzels.

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  2. ^ Kringlan. "All Shops & Services - Kringlan-EN". Retrieved 2017-05-08. 
  3. ^ Kringlan. "Reykjavík City Theatre - Kringlan-EN". Retrieved 2017-05-08. 

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