Grocery Shopping in Iceland: I Visited Hagkaup, the Walmart of Iceland
Founded in 1959, Hagkaup (pronounced HOW-kup) is an Icelandic retailer with seven locations across the country.
Travel bloggers, Iceland travel guides, and sites like Globe City Guide have compared Hagkaup to Walmart for its wide-ranging selection of food, housewares, clothes, cosmetics, crafts, toys, and other items.
But as I found out during a recent trip to Iceland, the chain also offers items and experiences I've never seen in a US store before, like an entire section filled with pick-your-own candy.
I visited a Hagkaup in Kópavogur, Iceland, about 5 miles outside of Reykjavík. Take a look inside.