Guidebook for Reykjavík

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Guidebook for Reykjavík

Essentials

Groceries etc.
Budget supermarket for stocking up on groceries. Open Mon-Thu: 11:00 - 18:30 Fri: 10:00 - 19:30 Sat: 10:00 - 18:00 Sun: 12:00 - 18:00
59 locals recommend
Bónus
59 Laugavegur
59 locals recommend
Budget supermarket for stocking up on groceries. Open Mon-Thu: 11:00 - 18:30 Fri: 10:00 - 19:30 Sat: 10:00 - 18:00 Sun: 12:00 - 18:00
Drug store. Open Mon-Fri 9-18 and Sat 11-16
12 locals recommend
Lyfja
12 locals recommend
Drug store. Open Mon-Fri 9-18 and Sat 11-16
This is the late night small cornershop in the neighbourhood.
Blahornid
12 Grundarstígur
This is the late night small cornershop in the neighbourhood.
State Monopoly Wine store with a fairly good selection. The friendly and knowledgable staff is ready to answer any question you might have regarding the selection or give recommendations.
49 locals recommend
Vínbúðin
10a Austurstræti
49 locals recommend
State Monopoly Wine store with a fairly good selection. The friendly and knowledgable staff is ready to answer any question you might have regarding the selection or give recommendations.
The closest grocery store. Open 9-20 all days of the week.
10 locals recommend
Krónan
1, 101 Hallveigarstigur
10 locals recommend
The closest grocery store. Open 9-20 all days of the week.

Food Scene

The local winebar with great and inexpensive original tapas. Ask Augustin what he has for today.
Spánski barinn
8 Ingólfsstræti
The local winebar with great and inexpensive original tapas. Ask Augustin what he has for today.
The classic haunt of poets and writers. Like a time capsule from mid last century.
53 locals recommend
Mokka Kaffi
3A Skólavörðustígur
53 locals recommend
The classic haunt of poets and writers. Like a time capsule from mid last century.
179 locals recommend
Snaps Bistro
1 Þórsgata
179 locals recommend
The Cat café for all cat lovers. Pet the resident cats while enjoying a good cup of coffee.
13 locals recommend
Kattakaffihúsið
10a Bergstaðastræti
13 locals recommend
The Cat café for all cat lovers. Pet the resident cats while enjoying a good cup of coffee.
Great seafood in a old residential house.
53 locals recommend
Þrír frakkar
53 locals recommend
Great seafood in a old residential house.
Great pizzas from a real large wood kindled oven. Now open under a new name but the same great oven.
10 locals recommend
Eldsmiðjan
38 Bragagata
10 locals recommend
Great pizzas from a real large wood kindled oven. Now open under a new name but the same great oven.
Indian street food
Austurlandahraðlestin
Indian street food
A bustling food hall. Look out for the happy hour.
86 locals recommend
Hlemmur Mathöll
86 locals recommend
A bustling food hall. Look out for the happy hour.
Great new foodhall with lot of choice.
44 locals recommend
Grandi Mathöll
16 Grandagarður
44 locals recommend
Great new foodhall with lot of choice.
Small café, full of books. Great for breakfast.
18 locals recommend
Grái kötturinn
16 Hverfisgata
18 locals recommend
Small café, full of books. Great for breakfast.
Reykjavik Roasters
41 Freyjugata
Fish Market GF
12 Aðalstræti
39 locals recommend
Fish Company
39 locals recommend
Great seafood
36 locals recommend
Messinn
36 locals recommend
Great seafood
142 locals recommend
Brauð & Co.
142 locals recommend
78 locals recommend
Sushi Social
5 Þingholtsstræti
78 locals recommend
Shell fish market - by a new square .
Skelfiskmarkaðurinn
Shell fish market - by a new square .
A classic restaurant.
20 locals recommend
Hotel Holt
20 locals recommend
A classic restaurant.
Reykjavik's smallest café. Our daughter works there after school and we buy the great Ottolina coffee beans from there.
14 locals recommend
Kaffifélagið
10 Skólavörðustígur
14 locals recommend
Reykjavik's smallest café. Our daughter works there after school and we buy the great Ottolina coffee beans from there.

Arts & Culture

The National Gallery of Iceland
52 locals recommend
152 locals recommend
National Museum of Iceland
41 Suðurgata
152 locals recommend
Tjarnarbíó Theatre
12 Tjarnargata
The National Theatre of Iceland
19 Hverfisgata
12 locals recommend
The house itself is wort a visit.
31 locals recommend
Harpa
31 locals recommend
The house itself is wort a visit.
16 locals recommend
The Culture House - Museum
15 Hverfisgata
16 locals recommend
33 locals recommend
Reykjavík Maritime Museum
8 Grandagarður
33 locals recommend
22 locals recommend
Reykjavík Art Museum
22 locals recommend
The Nordic cultural house. Library, restaurant, concerts, exhibitions etc.
39 locals recommend
Nordic House
11 Sæmundargata
39 locals recommend
The Nordic cultural house. Library, restaurant, concerts, exhibitions etc.
Beautiful sculpture with a view.
80 locals recommend
Sun Voyager
14 Rekagrandi
80 locals recommend
Beautiful sculpture with a view.
Excavation of possibly the first farm in Reykjavik. Great exhibition with lots of interactive display.
37 locals recommend
The Settlement Exhibition
16 Aðalstræti
37 locals recommend
Excavation of possibly the first farm in Reykjavik. Great exhibition with lots of interactive display.
The main library on three floors and the Reykjavik museum of photography with various exhibitions.
6 locals recommend
Borgarbókasafnið | Menningarhús Grófinni
6 locals recommend
The main library on three floors and the Reykjavik museum of photography with various exhibitions.
Probably the smallest museum you will ever visit. It is installed in a former public toilet, nicknamed Nullid or "The Zero", referring to the imaginary house number, Bankastraeti Zero.
7 locals recommend
The Icelandic Punk Museum
2 Bankastræti
7 locals recommend
Probably the smallest museum you will ever visit. It is installed in a former public toilet, nicknamed Nullid or "The Zero", referring to the imaginary house number, Bankastraeti Zero.
One of the world's quirkier museums.
44 locals recommend
Icelandic Phallological Museum
116 Laugavegur
44 locals recommend
One of the world's quirkier museums.
Reykjavík Museum of Photography
15 Tryggvagata
Tveir Hrafnar
Harbinger
The open and sheltered sculpture garden is always worth a visit and if you are interested there is plenty more inside the museum. This house used to be Einar's home and study.
64 locals recommend
The Einar Jónsson Museum
64 locals recommend
The open and sheltered sculpture garden is always worth a visit and if you are interested there is plenty more inside the museum. This house used to be Einar's home and study.

Parks & Nature

The main park with a nice playing area for kids. Popular for hiking/running around the Pond.
47 locals recommend
Hljómskálagarður
47 locals recommend
The main park with a nice playing area for kids. Popular for hiking/running around the Pond.
Parliament Square, the heart of Reykjavik.
Austurvöllur
101 Pósthússtræti
Parliament Square, the heart of Reykjavik.
Landakotstún Park
One of Reykjavik's oldest public parks with beautiful old houses around, e.g. Frikirkjuvegur 11 and then of course Laufasvegur 22!
Hallargarðurinn
One of Reykjavik's oldest public parks with beautiful old houses around, e.g. Frikirkjuvegur 11 and then of course Laufasvegur 22!
A yellow sand geothermally heated beach in the North Atlantic. Hot tubs for the less adventurous.
137 locals recommend
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach
137 locals recommend
A yellow sand geothermally heated beach in the North Atlantic. Hot tubs for the less adventurous.

Everything Else

Reykjavik City Hall with a large relief map of Iceland
51 locals recommend
Reykjavík City Hall
11 Tjarnargata
51 locals recommend
Reykjavik City Hall with a large relief map of Iceland
Embassy of the United States
21
Embassy of Germany
British Embassy Reykjavik
31 Laufásvegur
Embassy of France
22 Túngata

Drinks & Nightlife

139 locals recommend
Kaldi Bar/Café
20b Laugavegur
139 locals recommend
Great selection of craft beer
26 locals recommend
Mikkeller & Friends
12 Hverfisgata
26 locals recommend
Great selection of craft beer
42 locals recommend
Skúli Craft bar
9 Aðalstræti
42 locals recommend
In the pavement, just outside, is a small metal work of art in one of the tiles. That is the hub of Reykjavik. Everywhere in the city, the numbering of houses begins in the end that is geographically closer to this spot.
19 locals recommend
Micro Bar
2 Vesturgata
19 locals recommend
In the pavement, just outside, is a small metal work of art in one of the tiles. That is the hub of Reykjavik. Everywhere in the city, the numbering of houses begins in the end that is geographically closer to this spot.
106 locals recommend
Kaffibarinn
106 locals recommend
47 locals recommend
Prikið
12 Bankastræti
47 locals recommend
26 locals recommend
Húrra
26 locals recommend
43 locals recommend
Bryggjan Brugghús
8 Grandagarður
43 locals recommend
Enjoy watching the drydocked ships in front of the entrance.
86 locals recommend
Slippbarinn
2 Mýrargata
86 locals recommend
Enjoy watching the drydocked ships in front of the entrance.
Enjoy the view from the balcony.
16 locals recommend
Reykjavik Loft HI Hostel
7 Bankastræti
16 locals recommend
Enjoy the view from the balcony.
A hidden gem. Go to the top floor and start exploring the rooftop balconies.
23 locals recommend
Petersen svítan
23 locals recommend
A hidden gem. Go to the top floor and start exploring the rooftop balconies.
A place to meet the locals and the regulars.
26 locals recommend
Ölstofa
26 locals recommend
A place to meet the locals and the regulars.
This place is truly hidden and out of the beaten path.
15 locals recommend
Port 9
15 locals recommend
This place is truly hidden and out of the beaten path.
A very cozy place. Boardgames in the basement section.
28 locals recommend
Stofan Café
28 locals recommend
A very cozy place. Boardgames in the basement section.
6 locals recommend
BrewDog Reykjavik
8 Frakkastígur
6 locals recommend

Entertainment & Activities

The classic swimming hall has now got a brand new outdoor pool with a great outdoor spa, hot tubs and steambaths. Highly recommended.
274 locals recommend
Sundhöllin
45a Barónsstígur
274 locals recommend
The classic swimming hall has now got a brand new outdoor pool with a great outdoor spa, hot tubs and steambaths. Highly recommended.
Reykjavik Whale Watching / WW Centre
10 locals recommend
Reykjavik's Arthouse cinema with a cozy bar/café in the foyer. Always something exciting being screened.
66 locals recommend
Bíó Paradís
52 Hverfisgata
66 locals recommend
Reykjavik's Arthouse cinema with a cozy bar/café in the foyer. Always something exciting being screened.
Volcanic exhibition, ice cave to visit etc. Great views over the capital area.
30 locals recommend
Perlan
30 locals recommend
Volcanic exhibition, ice cave to visit etc. Great views over the capital area.
Outdoor geothermal swimming pool. The locals of the old West end of Reykjavik are regulars in the early morning sessions.
288 locals recommend
Vesturbæjarlaug
107 Hofsvallagata
288 locals recommend
Outdoor geothermal swimming pool. The locals of the old West end of Reykjavik are regulars in the early morning sessions.