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Plastic bag free community


Districts on the Westfjords have worked together on the project to promote a plastic bag-free society and aim to be mostly Carrier bag-free in 2017. Vínbúðin encouragages customers to select reusable and offers three different types of reusable bags.

Commerce day in Vínbúðin


All Vínbúðin stores will be closed on Monday 1. August due to Commerce day. This is one of the busiest weekends in Vínbúðin. Most of the customers arrive on Friday between 16-18, or up to 6.500 customers per hour. Every effort is made to assist the customers to avoid long lines and those that want to avoid the lines are encouraged to be timely.

Product recall - Green Islands Stout


Föroya bjór has in consultation with the Health Control, recalled Green Islands Stout beer because of a foreign object which was found in one bottle of the product....

ÁTVR's climate goals for 2030


The first three months of this year broke all the heat records, according to The World Meteorological Organization. It warns that the climate is 'changing with unprecedented speed.'

Closed June 17


Vínbúðin is closed June 17, Iceland National Holiday. Thirsday June 16 all stores are open as if Friday.

Changes to Vínbúðin Sauðárkrókur


Vínbúðin Sauðárkróki has been totally renovated over the last few weeks. Vínbúðin is in the same location, but has been entirely refurbished and the

Annual report


Annual report for ATVR has now been published, for the first time in electronic form. The report is in Icelandic, and can be found here.

Rosé and food


Summertime is the perfect time to enjoy rosé wine. It‘s light and refreshing and best served chilled on a hot day. Rosé works well with barbeques and light summer dishes, and the possibilities of pairing it with food are almost limitless.

Closed on thirsday


On Wednesday April 20th all our stores will have Friday opening hours. That means that in the capital area Vínbúðin stores will be open until 7 PM, exept for the stores in Skútuvogur, Skeifa and Dalvegur were it will be open until 8 PM. All our stores will be closed on Thursday April 21st, the first day of summer.

The last issue


Our wine magazine, Vínblaðið, has been published four times a year since 2003. Now the last issue has been released. Customers will still be able to find informative articles and other educational material on our website.