Guidebook for Reykjavík

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Guidebook for Reykjavík

Food Scene

Only 2 minutes away, this cosy and popular café that offers great coffee and a small menu (croissants, toast etc)
96 locals recommend
Reykjavik Roasters
1 Kárastígur
96 locals recommend
Only 2 minutes away, this cosy and popular café that offers great coffee and a small menu (croissants, toast etc)
Gló restaurant (on 2nd floor) - excellent raw and vegeterian food, also serve soup and chicken
99 locals recommend
Gló
20b Laugavegur
99 locals recommend
Gló restaurant (on 2nd floor) - excellent raw and vegeterian food, also serve soup and chicken
Excellent fish for lunch. For sunny days, we highly recommend this place, nice patio and view over the harbour.
33 locals recommend
Reykjavík Maritime Museum
8 Grandagarður
33 locals recommend
Excellent fish for lunch. For sunny days, we highly recommend this place, nice patio and view over the harbour.
bistro - great food, relaxed atmo but usually quite busy.
179 locals recommend
Snaps Bistro
1 Þórsgata
179 locals recommend
bistro - great food, relaxed atmo but usually quite busy.
Great indian food! Approx. 5 min walking distance from the apartment. You can also go to Austurlanda hraðlestin on Lækjargata; same owners and similar food but cheaper.
65 locals recommend
Austur-Indíafélagið
56 Hverfisgata
65 locals recommend
Great indian food! Approx. 5 min walking distance from the apartment. You can also go to Austurlanda hraðlestin on Lækjargata; same owners and similar food but cheaper.
Asian fusion
113 locals recommend
Fiskmarkaðurinn
12 Aðalstræti
113 locals recommend
Asian fusion
good food - using Icelandic ingredients from local farmers.
163 locals recommend
Grillmarkaðurinn
2a Lækjargata
163 locals recommend
good food - using Icelandic ingredients from local farmers.
A popular bakery and coffea house, 4-5 min from the apartment
69 locals recommend
Sandholt
36 Laugavegur
69 locals recommend
A popular bakery and coffea house, 4-5 min from the apartment
Lobster and fish, and a bit of fusion. Located in a busy spot on the corner of Ódinsgata and Skólavördustígur
55 locals recommend
Sjávargrillið
14 Skólavörðustígur
55 locals recommend
Lobster and fish, and a bit of fusion. Located in a busy spot on the corner of Ódinsgata and Skólavördustígur
Nice for brunch/lunch, for example soups and such. Cosy, in the upcoming harbour area, in the old fishermen's working houses, popular by the locals
114 locals recommend
The Coocoo's Nest
23 Grandagarður
114 locals recommend
Nice for brunch/lunch, for example soups and such. Cosy, in the upcoming harbour area, in the old fishermen's working houses, popular by the locals
Also a nice spot to have a drink, close to the harbour and the upcoming Grandi area, right on the waterfront
43 locals recommend
Bryggjan Brugghús
8 Grandagarður
43 locals recommend
Also a nice spot to have a drink, close to the harbour and the upcoming Grandi area, right on the waterfront
We recommend it, lively and exotic small dishes
28 locals recommend
Public House Gastropub
24 Laugavegur
28 locals recommend
We recommend it, lively and exotic small dishes
Nice for breakfast or lunch. Close to the Pond down town
46 locals recommend
Bergsson Mathús - Taco by Night
3 Templarasund
46 locals recommend
Nice for breakfast or lunch. Close to the Pond down town
Pizza, dine in or take away
16 locals recommend
Eldsmiðjan
81 Laugavegur
16 locals recommend
Pizza, dine in or take away
One of the best, excellent food and service. a bit pricy
38 locals recommend
Fish Company
38 locals recommend
One of the best, excellent food and service. a bit pricy
one of the best ice cream stores
118 locals recommend
Valdís
118 locals recommend
one of the best ice cream stores
Nice cool bistro/café/restaurant/bar, close by. Just on the corner by Hallgrimskirkja church. Small dishes of all kinds of food.
32 locals recommend
ROK
26a Frakkastígur
32 locals recommend
Nice cool bistro/café/restaurant/bar, close by. Just on the corner by Hallgrimskirkja church. Small dishes of all kinds of food.
Great food, trendy new restaurant/bar on the middle of Laugavegur, ground floor of Ion City hotel
29 locals recommend
Sumac Grill + Drinks
28 Laugavegur
29 locals recommend
Great food, trendy new restaurant/bar on the middle of Laugavegur, ground floor of Ion City hotel
Icelandic food served in a new, and somewhat bold way
50 locals recommend
Matur og Drykkur
2 Grandagarður
50 locals recommend
Icelandic food served in a new, and somewhat bold way
Great fish, one of the best, relaxed and not to pricey. Also at Grandi old harbor
36 locals recommend
Messinn
36 locals recommend
Great fish, one of the best, relaxed and not to pricey. Also at Grandi old harbor
Great fish, really nice fish buffet and fish soup at lunch. Not to fancy, right on the water at the old harbor
10 locals recommend
Messinn Granda
8 Grandagarður
10 locals recommend
Great fish, really nice fish buffet and fish soup at lunch. Not to fancy, right on the water at the old harbor
corner of Hverfisgata and Smidjustigur, new, small trendy place, small courses, nice food, relaxed
32 locals recommend
Mat Bar
26 Hverfisgata
32 locals recommend
corner of Hverfisgata and Smidjustigur, new, small trendy place, small courses, nice food, relaxed
great Indian food, also take away.
6 locals recommend
Hraðlestin
6 locals recommend
great Indian food, also take away.
great Indian take away
13 locals recommend
Hraðlestin
Hverfisgötu 64a Hverfisgata
13 locals recommend
great Indian take away
Nice local cafe/restaurant close to the popular swimming pool Sundlaug Vesturbaejar. Nice 20 min stroll from the center
122 locals recommend
Kaffihús Vesturbæjar
20 Melhagi
122 locals recommend
Nice local cafe/restaurant close to the popular swimming pool Sundlaug Vesturbaejar. Nice 20 min stroll from the center
restaurants, bakery, ice cream and more. Really nice relaxed food hall, and by the Bus stop nr 10 (drop off/pick up)
85 locals recommend
Hlemmur Mathöll
85 locals recommend
restaurants, bakery, ice cream and more. Really nice relaxed food hall, and by the Bus stop nr 10 (drop off/pick up)
food hall - by the harbor in the Grandi area, Grandagardur. All kinds of food booths, really nice, relaxed and not so costly
44 locals recommend
Grandi Mathöll
16 Grandagarður
44 locals recommend
food hall - by the harbor in the Grandi area, Grandagardur. All kinds of food booths, really nice, relaxed and not so costly
simplest kind of quick food - simple menu, cheap and small, grab, eat and go:-)
Icelandic Street Food
simplest kind of quick food - simple menu, cheap and small, grab, eat and go:-)
good icecram - on Frakkastigur, close to Laugavegur - 4min walk
Valdís
good icecram - on Frakkastigur, close to Laugavegur - 4min walk
quick nice soups, homemade noodles, close to the old harbor, - very small friendly place
9 locals recommend
Ramen Momo
16 Tryggvagata
9 locals recommend
quick nice soups, homemade noodles, close to the old harbor, - very small friendly place

Essentials

expensive! but open 24 hours. (about 10-15 min walk from the apartment
Hverfisgata 10
10 Hverfisgata
expensive! but open 24 hours. (about 10-15 min walk from the apartment
low priced supermarket in Laugavegur- about 10 min walking distance from the apartment
136 locals recommend
Bónus Reykjavík
1 Hallveigarstigur
136 locals recommend
low priced supermarket in Laugavegur- about 10 min walking distance from the apartment
a littlebit more selection than Bonus,
79 locals recommend
Krónan
15-21 Fiskislóð
79 locals recommend
a littlebit more selection than Bonus,

Entertainment & Activities

Just renovated, in the middle of the city. Indoor/outdoor swimming pool, outdoor hot tubs, sauna - 10 min walk from the apartment
273 locals recommend
Sundhöllin
45a Barónsstígur
273 locals recommend
Just renovated, in the middle of the city. Indoor/outdoor swimming pool, outdoor hot tubs, sauna - 10 min walk from the apartment
a popular and nice outdoor pool, with several outdoor hot tubs. Steambath
286 locals recommend
Vesturbæjarlaug
107 Hofsvallagata
286 locals recommend
a popular and nice outdoor pool, with several outdoor hot tubs. Steambath

Shopping

monopoly in sale of alcohol! Open from 11 until18 monday - saturday - Closed on sundays
49 locals recommend
Vínbúðin
10a Austurstræti
49 locals recommend
monopoly in sale of alcohol! Open from 11 until18 monday - saturday - Closed on sundays
Hidden gem! In our opinion, the best gentleman store in Reykjavík
13 locals recommend
Herrafataverzlun Kormáks og Skjaldar
13 locals recommend
Hidden gem! In our opinion, the best gentleman store in Reykjavík
Clothes,accessories and shoes, high fashion. Mostly their own icelandic design
6 locals recommend
KronKron
6 locals recommend
Clothes,accessories and shoes, high fashion. Mostly their own icelandic design
Icelandic design with emphasis on recycling. Also nice brands such as Rachel Allegra. Really nice and trendy store
12 locals recommend
Aftur clothing
39 Laugavegur
12 locals recommend
Icelandic design with emphasis on recycling. Also nice brands such as Rachel Allegra. Really nice and trendy store
A few Icelandic designers run this design store at Barónsstigur, nice items - cheramic, textil and more
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33 Barónsstígur
A few Icelandic designers run this design store at Barónsstigur, nice items - cheramic, textil and more

Drinks & Nightlife

Down to earth neighborhood bar - place to drink and chat (low music) We recommend Brio beer - their own production
27 locals recommend
Ölstofa
27 locals recommend
Down to earth neighborhood bar - place to drink and chat (low music) We recommend Brio beer - their own production
Kex is a bar, restaurant, and a hostel. Beautifully furnished, vintage decoration, Nice patio outside for sunny days! Great atmo, and you may even expect live music
107 locals recommend
Kex Hostel Reykjavik
28 Skúlagata
107 locals recommend
Kex is a bar, restaurant, and a hostel. Beautifully furnished, vintage decoration, Nice patio outside for sunny days! Great atmo, and you may even expect live music
Small and friendly bar very close to the apartment
140 locals recommend
Kaldi Bar/Café
20b Laugavegur
140 locals recommend
Small and friendly bar very close to the apartment
Nice decoration
26 locals recommend
Mikkeller & Friends
12 Hverfisgata
26 locals recommend
Nice decoration
Rooftop bar, nice view! On the top of the old Opera house
23 locals recommend
Petersen svítan
23 locals recommend
Rooftop bar, nice view! On the top of the old Opera house
small, cozy bar
19 locals recommend
Vedur
33 Klapparstígur
19 locals recommend
small, cozy bar

Getting Around

An idea for a pick-up / drop-off place, for tours etc
Hotel Leifur Eiriksson
45
An idea for a pick-up / drop-off place, for tours etc
The Bus Terminal BSÍ - Flybus terminal. Car rental
8 locals recommend
Bus Terminal Reykjavik
8 locals recommend
The Bus Terminal BSÍ - Flybus terminal. Car rental
Bus stop nr 10
52 locals recommend
Hlemmur Square
52 locals recommend
Bus stop nr 10

Sightseeing

The landmark church on the hill
388 locals recommend
Hallgrimskirkja
101 Hallgrímstorg
388 locals recommend
The landmark church on the hill