Smáralind Hagkaup Geographic coordinate system
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Coordinates64°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 date13 August 1987[1]
No. of stores and services180+
Total retail floor area52,000 square metres (560,000 sq ft)
No. of floors3

Kringlan is a shopping mall located in the Icelandic capital region.[2] It is the second largest in the country, after Smáralind in Kópavogur, with over 180 shops and restaurants.[3] 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.

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.[4]

Kringlan has some department stores which are H&M, Hagkaup, Next, 66North and Bónus.

It was featured in the film Dreamland (2010).[5]


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.

See also


  1. ^ "Morgunverður í Kringlunni" [Breakfast in Kringlan]. Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic) (181/1987). 14 August 1987. p. 45.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-26. Retrieved 2009-04-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Kringlan. "All Shops & Services - Kringlan-EN". Retrieved 2017-05-08.
  4. ^ Kringlan. "Reykjavík City Theatre - Kringlan-EN". Retrieved 2017-05-08.
  5. ^ Conolly, Jez and Caroline Whelan. World Film Locations: Reykjavik. Intellect Books. Page 86. ISBN 9781841506418.