|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. It is the second largest in the country, after Smáralind in Kópavogur, with over 180 shops and restaurants. 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.
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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