Within a 10-minute drive for 80% of the capital area's residents, this 80-store mall is understandably a big part of the social fabric here. It is so popular that the word “Kringlan” is now synonymous with “mall” in Icelandic. Most stores are European chain fashion and housewares shops, but it has some nice quirky places, too, plus a liquor store, food court, cinema, and grocery store. The restaurants and cinema stay open after hours. Parents will appreciate Adventureland (tel. 517-9025; maximum 2 hr. for 1,600kr; Mon–Wed 3–6:30pm; Thurs, Fri 2–5pm; Sat 11am–6pm; Sun 1–5pm), a play area where you can leave your 3- to 9-year-olds while you shop. Kringlan has a free shuttle bus that departs from the Tourist Information Centre (Aðalstræti 2) and Harpa every hour (Mon–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun 1–4pm).