Hafnarstræti, in the centre of town, is Akureyri's main shopping street. Shops there include an Eymundsson book store with a café, several souvenir shops, clothing stores and the curiosity shop Frúin í Hamborg.

For local art and design, head to Grófargil, colliqually known as Listagil "art canyon". It's a steep canyon by the street Kaupangsstræti and home to several studios galleries and shops.

A small shopping mall, called Glerártorg (http://www.glerartorg.is), is a short distance north of the town centre.