I’m flying in for a backpacking trip and would like to pick up a gas canaster near my hotel before leaving the city. Where can you get isobutane/propane mix canisters (i.e. for Jetboil or MSR Pocket Rocket) in Reykjavik, within walking distance of Laugavegur.

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    I don't have an answer to your question per se, but in my experience grocery stores in Iceland are more like a "general store". Like in the same aisle as the milk, you might also find windscreen wipers, kids toys, and knitting wool. I wasn't specifically looking for cooking gas, but if you ask they'll either have it or be able to tell you where to find it. Nov 14, 2022 at 1:11
  • Voting to reopen: question is not about price-shopping, but about whether/where these bottles are available at all. Considering those canisters are mostly/exclusively used for travel, it's a travel and not a shopping question.
    – gerrit
    Feb 21, 2023 at 8:18

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I can't speak from personal experience, but according to this old reddit thread, these canisters are readily available at most gas stations in Iceland. Iceland Camping Equipment also says they can sell them to you at their shop in the BSÍ, the main bus terminal in Reykjavík, which is a fairly short walk from the Laugavegur and which you may pass through anyway on your way to and from the city.

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