Guidebook for Reykjavík

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Guidebook for Reykjavík

Food Scene

My favourite restaurants in Reykjavik.
A small family owned restaurant where you can get the best fish in town. Its cozy and relaxed - amazing food. I highly recommend this place. My favourite.
17 locals recommend
Restó
17 locals recommend
A small family owned restaurant where you can get the best fish in town. Its cozy and relaxed - amazing food. I highly recommend this place. My favourite.
A very popular bistro style restaurant. Good for lunch and dinner - serves brunch on weekends. Its not possible to book in advance.
179 locals recommend
Snaps Bistro
1 Þórsgata
179 locals recommend
A very popular bistro style restaurant. Good for lunch and dinner - serves brunch on weekends. Its not possible to book in advance.
Nice food - possible to eat in or take out.
9 locals recommend
Ramen Momo
16 Tryggvagata
9 locals recommend
Nice food - possible to eat in or take out.
This is a café and a restaurant. Popular with the locals in the west side.
124 locals recommend
Kaffihús Vesturbæjar
20 Melhagi
124 locals recommend
This is a café and a restaurant. Popular with the locals in the west side.
Its not a restaurant, its a hamburger place. You can eat in, also take out. Really good burgers, both the beef and also the vegan ones.
Hagavagninn
Its not a restaurant, its a hamburger place. You can eat in, also take out. Really good burgers, both the beef and also the vegan ones.
Best pizza place.
34 locals recommend
Flatey Pizza
11 Grandagarður
34 locals recommend
Best pizza place.
Good food and a nice bar. Just across the street - perfect location!
53 locals recommend
Forréttabarinn
14 Nýlendugata
53 locals recommend
Good food and a nice bar. Just across the street - perfect location!
Good burgers - also nice veggie burger. One minute walking distance.
90 locals recommend
Hamborgarabúlla Tómasar
Geirsgötu 1 Geirsgata
90 locals recommend
Good burgers - also nice veggie burger. One minute walking distance.
the best bred and buns
142 locals recommend
Brauð & Co.
142 locals recommend
the best bred and buns
Really good and beautiful muffins and cakes
9 locals recommend
17 Sortir
19 Grandagarður
9 locals recommend
Really good and beautiful muffins and cakes
A popular ice-cream shop. Might have to stand in a queue for a little bit, but its worth it
117 locals recommend
Valdís
117 locals recommend
A popular ice-cream shop. Might have to stand in a queue for a little bit, but its worth it
A food hall - at Grandinn. Different types of food, nice atmosphere. Within 5 min walking distance.
44 locals recommend
Grandi Mathöll
16 Grandagarður
44 locals recommend
A food hall - at Grandinn. Different types of food, nice atmosphere. Within 5 min walking distance.
A new bakery, just around the corner from the flat. Really nice bread and pastry.
8 locals recommend
BRIKK brauð & eldhús
31 101 Mýrargata
8 locals recommend
A new bakery, just around the corner from the flat. Really nice bread and pastry.
The best vegan food.
Veganæs
22 Tryggvagata
The best vegan food.

Drinks & Nightlife

Normally crowded. Would recommend to get there quite early to get a table. Good beer on draft. Popular with people from ca 30 - 50.
139 locals recommend
Kaldi Bar/Café
20b Laugavegur
139 locals recommend
Normally crowded. Would recommend to get there quite early to get a table. Good beer on draft. Popular with people from ca 30 - 50.
This is a legendary bar in Reykjavik - popular with the artists and musicians in Reykjavik.
106 locals recommend
Kaffibarinn
106 locals recommend
This is a legendary bar in Reykjavik - popular with the artists and musicians in Reykjavik.
Great beer. Cozy place.
42 locals recommend
Skúli Craft bar
9 Aðalstræti
42 locals recommend
Great beer. Cozy place.
B5. Popular nightclub. Rather young crowd 20-30 years.
Bankastræti
B5. Popular nightclub. Rather young crowd 20-30 years.
The bar in this hotel is amazing - perfect for happy hour. Original furniture and beautiful art by one of Icelands most loved artists, Jóhannes Kjarval
20 locals recommend
Hotel Holt
20 locals recommend
The bar in this hotel is amazing - perfect for happy hour. Original furniture and beautiful art by one of Icelands most loved artists, Jóhannes Kjarval
Just across the street. Good cocktails - also nice food. Not to young crowd, between 30 - 60.
86 locals recommend
Slippbarinn
2 Mýrargata
86 locals recommend
Just across the street. Good cocktails - also nice food. Not to young crowd, between 30 - 60.
If you like karaoke this is the place to on Wednesday nights
26 locals recommend
Sæta Svínið Gastropub
26 locals recommend
If you like karaoke this is the place to on Wednesday nights

Shopping

A beautiful little shop. Hildur Yeoman is a local designer - a popular shop with the fashion crowd.
Hildur Yeoman boutique
22 Skólavörðustígur
A beautiful little shop. Hildur Yeoman is a local designer - a popular shop with the fashion crowd.
A very fashionable shop with brands like danish designer Henrik Vibskov and British designer Katharine Hamnett.
Stefánsbúð/p3
2b Ingólfsstræti
A very fashionable shop with brands like danish designer Henrik Vibskov and British designer Katharine Hamnett.
Geysir has three shops on Skólavörðustígur, for men, women and home. They have their own brand - but also sell many Scandinavian and French designers.
33 locals recommend
Geysir
16 Skólavörðustígur
33 locals recommend
Geysir has three shops on Skólavörðustígur, for men, women and home. They have their own brand - but also sell many Scandinavian and French designers.
Very trendy and popular with the fashion crowd in Reykjavik.
Kvartýra №49 Concept Store
Very trendy and popular with the fashion crowd in Reykjavik.
Street fashion. Brands like Stussy, wood wood, Stone Island and Nike. Great selection of sneakers. There is a Hurra for men and one for women.
26 locals recommend
Húrra
26 locals recommend
Street fashion. Brands like Stussy, wood wood, Stone Island and Nike. Great selection of sneakers. There is a Hurra for men and one for women.
A local jewellery designer - she designs beautiful things often inspired by Icelandic heritage. Also a gift shop with all sorts of beautiful things.
6 locals recommend
Aurum by Guðbjörg Jewellery
4 Bankastræti
6 locals recommend
A local jewellery designer - she designs beautiful things often inspired by Icelandic heritage. Also a gift shop with all sorts of beautiful things.
Kringlan is a shopping mall very close the centre, about 5 - 10 min driving distance. Different shops and restaurants.
Kringlan
Kringlan is a shopping mall very close the centre, about 5 - 10 min driving distance. Different shops and restaurants.
This is a local jewellery designer. She also stock different brands, a lovely shop to visit. Located at Grandinn.
Hlín Reykdal
This is a local jewellery designer. She also stock different brands, a lovely shop to visit. Located at Grandinn.

Arts & Culture

An open air museum. See Reykjaviks old houses - and the way of living.
77 locals recommend
Árbær Open Air Museum
77 locals recommend
An open air museum. See Reykjaviks old houses - and the way of living.
They have a great collection and interesting exhibitions.
128 locals recommend
Reykjavík Art Museum Hafnarhús
17 Tryggvagata
128 locals recommend
They have a great collection and interesting exhibitions.
Beautiful building - and art
52 locals recommend
The National Gallery of Iceland
52 locals recommend
Beautiful building - and art
Amazing house and sculptures.
64 locals recommend
The Einar Jónsson Museum
64 locals recommend
Amazing house and sculptures.
Contemporary art by local artists - and also Ólafur Elíassons studio.
20 locals recommend
Marshallhúsið
20 locals recommend
Contemporary art by local artists - and also Ólafur Elíassons studio.
A museum beautifully located in a park close to the central. Ca 20 min walking distance from the flat. Check out the exhibitions. Has a lovely cafeteria - I recommend having lunch there.
128 locals recommend
Reykjavík Art Museum Kjarvalsstaðir
24 Flókagata
128 locals recommend
A museum beautifully located in a park close to the central. Ca 20 min walking distance from the flat. Check out the exhibitions. Has a lovely cafeteria - I recommend having lunch there.

Parks & Nature

Beautiful. Recommend a trip to Þingvellir, a must see.
113 locals recommend
Thingvellir National Park
113 locals recommend
Beautiful. Recommend a trip to Þingvellir, a must see.
Great hiking! Make sure the weather is ok - before going
24 locals recommend
Glymur Waterfall
24 locals recommend
Great hiking! Make sure the weather is ok - before going
Beautiful.
19 locals recommend
Reynisfjara Beach
19 locals recommend
Beautiful.

Essentials

A good grocery store with everything you need. Also nice vegan section.
79 locals recommend
Krónan
15-21 Fiskislóð
79 locals recommend
A good grocery store with everything you need. Also nice vegan section.
One minute walking distance. Expensive though.
32 locals recommend
Pétursbúð
15 Ránargata
32 locals recommend
One minute walking distance. Expensive though.
This pharmacy is within 2 min walking distance away
Reykjavíkur Apótek
2 Seljavegur
This pharmacy is within 2 min walking distance away
Nice grocery shop in Grandi. It takes less than 5 min to walk there. In Nettó there is also Lyfja a pharmacy that is open 09.00 - midnight every day.
41 locals recommend
Nettó
41 locals recommend
Nice grocery shop in Grandi. It takes less than 5 min to walk there. In Nettó there is also Lyfja a pharmacy that is open 09.00 - midnight every day.

Entertainment & Activities

Old and charming swimming pool. About 10 minutes walking distance.
288 locals recommend
Vesturbæjarlaug
107 Hofsvallagata
288 locals recommend
Old and charming swimming pool. About 10 minutes walking distance.
The swimming pools are the gems of our city
274 locals recommend
Sundhöllin
45a Barónsstígur
274 locals recommend
The swimming pools are the gems of our city
Nice swimming pool and there is also a gym - where you can by a day pass
49 locals recommend
Sundlaug Seltjarnarness
13 Hrólfsskálavör
49 locals recommend
Nice swimming pool and there is also a gym - where you can by a day pass
The biggest pool in Reykjavik. Also a gym there (world class) where you can buy a day pass - they also have a nice spa ( costs extra)
98 locals recommend
Laugardalslaug
98 locals recommend
The biggest pool in Reykjavik. Also a gym there (world class) where you can buy a day pass - they also have a nice spa ( costs extra)
Amazing yoga studio. About 10 min walking distance - here you can choose from different kinds of hot yoga classes.
8 locals recommend
Sólir Yoga
53 Fiskislóð
8 locals recommend
Amazing yoga studio. About 10 min walking distance - here you can choose from different kinds of hot yoga classes.
Here you can bathe in geothermal baths - beautiful surroundings, about 70 - 90 min drive from Reykjavik
24 locals recommend
Krauma
24 locals recommend
Here you can bathe in geothermal baths - beautiful surroundings, about 70 - 90 min drive from Reykjavik