Beyond Bankastræti and on up the small hill is Laugavegur (hot spring road); local washerwomen once walked this way to the springs in Laugardalur. This is Iceland’s major commercial artery, holding the main shops and a fair sprinkling of cafés, bars and restaurants. Not surprisingly therefore, on Friday and Saturday evenings in summer it’s bumper to bumper with cars, horns blaring and with well-oiled revellers hanging out of the windows. However, before you give yourself over to extensive retail therapy, there are a couple of more cerebral attractions worthy of your time and attention in this part of town.

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