FLEA MARKETS | Reykjavik | Kolaportið

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I’ve been to some funky flea markets, and this one is no exception.

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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.

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Kolaportið Flea Market_Reykjavik_Iceland

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Held every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 to 5:00, you’ll find stacks of old books, displayed with various unrelated items.

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I liked the graphics on this 1955 book cover.

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Old clothes are heaped in piles reaching almost to the lofty ceiling.

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This display of vintage shoes was just, well, baffling – I can’t quite imagine Icelanders walking around in these pointy toes and stiletto heels.

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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.

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This vendor had an abundance of carved wooden animals. Yikes.

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Mannequin heads sat high on a shelf near the ceiling, sporting their fur hats.

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On one end of the flea market was the dried fish. Icelanders eat a lot of dried fish.

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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.

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Kolaportið Flea Market
Tryggvagötu 19
101 Reykjavík
Every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 to 5:00