Flateyri Store

The Old Bookstore in Flateyri.

The Old Bookstore in Flateyri is the oldest original store in Iceland, started in the year 1914. The Store has always been in the same building with the same interior and shopping equipment. Even all the ledger has been kept and is on display in the store.

In the Old Bookstore in Flateyri you can meet the family and buy second hand books by weight, Icelandic books and saga in english and many other languages, local products and luxury goods from around the world, from companies that are all more than 100 years old.

You can also visit the merchant apartment of Jón, the founder of the Old Bookstore, and his wife, Guðrún. They lived in the apartment from the year 1915, and nothing has been change since 1950, when Jón past away. – It is a truly an unforgettable experience to take a step into the past, by visiting the old apartment in the Old Bookstore.

The Old Bookstore is featured in the books: "150 Bookstores You Need to Visit Before you Die" and "The world´s best shops"


The Old Bookstore in Flateyri is open:

Easter – 31. May: Every day from 10:00 – 16:00
1. June – 31. August: Every day from 9:00 – 17:00
1. September – 30. September Every day from 10:00 – 16:00
1. Oktober – Easter: Saturdays from 12:00 – 16:00 (Or just give us a call)

For request to visit the store in Flateyri any other time you are welcome to give Eythor a call: + 354 8400600 or Agusta +354 8665954 or contact us trough mail: ej@gamla.is

Address: Hafnarstraeti 3, 425 Flateyri.