I’ve been to some funky flea markets, and this one is no exception.
Housed in a large warehouse building on the harbor, the Kolaportið Flea Market offers an eclectic mix of antiques, those famous sweaters, fur, potatoes, and dried fish.
Held every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 to 5:00, you’ll find stacks of old books, displayed with various unrelated items.
I liked the graphics on this 1955 book cover.
Old clothes are heaped in piles reaching almost to the lofty ceiling.
This display of vintage shoes was just, well, baffling – I can’t quite imagine Icelanders walking around in these pointy toes and stiletto heels.
Scary masks? I’m not quite sure what the occasion would be for these in the middle of winter, but it’s just another one of those inexplicable flea market finds.
This vendor had an abundance of carved wooden animals. Yikes.
Mannequin heads sat high on a shelf near the ceiling, sporting their fur hats.
On one end of the flea market was the dried fish. Icelanders eat a lot of dried fish.
I bought a pair of hand-knit mittens from the elderly woman who made them. Even at the most outrageous flea markets, there’s always a treasure to be found.
Kolaportið Flea Market
Every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 to 5:00