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Best Things to Do in Reykjavik

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Michelle's Travel Tips for Reykjavik

What are the best places to eat and drink in Reykjavik?

Bistro 101 Sessions Bar Great service and delicious food and drink!

What are the best things to do in Reykjavik?

Gulfoss, Kerid Crater, Skogafoss

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Reykjavik?

Pack sleeping masks for the summer!

Visited Reykjavik in June

Photo Shoot Location: Harpa

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Neil's Travel Tips for Reykjavik

What are the best places to eat and drink in Reykjavik?

Rok was my favorite restaurant to visit, great tasty food, and amazing service staff.

What are the best things to do in Reykjavik?

Visiting all the waterfalls, espeicially seljalandsfoss!

What is the best tip for solo travel in Reykjavik?

Best to rent a car to get around everywhere and explore!

Visited Reykjavik in June

Photo Shoot Location: Red Hills

Rakel in Reykjavik for Flytographer


kristyn's Travel Tips for Reykjavik

What are the best places to eat and drink in Reykjavik?

Chickpea & Loving Hut were both wonderful options for vegetarians.

What are the best things to do in Reykjavik?

If you get the chance to go to Þingvellir National Park I highly recommend spending several hours there before continuing on the rest of the Golden circle journey. If you're staying in Reykjavik make sure you stop by the Icelandic Punk Museum. It's a quick little stop celebrating the punk/music scene in iceland and is very fun if you're a music lover.

Visited Reykjavik in March

Photo Shoot Location: Harpa

Ernir in Reykjavik for Flytographer


BRAD's Travel Tips for Reykjavik

What are the best places to eat and drink in Reykjavik?

If you're a foodie, Hlemmur Mathöll is definitely a spot to head to. It's an AMAZING food hall full of so many different countertop restaurants, and you absolutely cannot go wrong with whatever choice you go with here.

Visited Reykjavik in July

Photo Shoot Location: Hallgrímskirkja

Rakel in Reykjavik for Flytographer


BRAD's Travel Tips for Reykjavik

What are the best places to eat and drink in Reykjavik?

Skuli Craft Bar absolutely has to be a stop for anyone that's into microbrewies or craft beers. It's a great and trendy hole in the wall spot that serves up pints among the locals.

What are the best things to do in Reykjavik?

If you're a foodie, Hlemmur Mathöll is definitely a spot to head to. It's an AMAZING food hall, and you absolutely cannot go wrong with whatever choice you go with here.

What is your best travel tip for Reykjavik?

When you're in Reykjavik, get ready to do plenty of walking! There's no better way to check out this city than by foot, and it's so easily accessible and pedestrian friendly to check out the bulk of the city. There's plenty of awesome art and graffiti to check out as you wander about too!

Visited Reykjavik in July

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Ernir in Reykjavik for Flytographer


BRAD's Travel Tips for Reykjavik

What are the best places to eat and drink in Reykjavik?

Be sure to stop by Omnom in Reyjavik Harbour and grab something sweet! Not only does Omnom make some great chocolate, but they recently got into making some really delicious ice cream concoctions. You probably wouldn't think about getting ice cream in a spot as cold as Iceland, but it's definitely a worthwhile stop. Afterwards, wandering the harbour is a great way to see Reykjavik.

What are the best things to do in Reykjavik?

Being the tallest thing around Hallgrimskirkja is a hard thing to miss, but definitely head over and check out this amazing building for its unique architecture. If you're looking for a bird's eye view of Reyjavik, be sure to pay the small fee to head up their tower.

Visited Reykjavik in July

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Ernir in Reykjavik for Flytographer


Georgia's Travel Tips for Reykjavik

What are the best places to eat and drink in Reykjavik?

ROK - Amazing foods, cool laid back vibe, lots of options for sharing, incorporates local culture and food

Visited Reykjavik in August

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Ernir in Reykjavik for Flytographer


Amanda's Travel Tips for Reykjavik

What are the best places to eat and drink in Reykjavik?

Apotek was absolutely phenomenal. The food was incredible, the atmosphere made you want to stay all night and the service was top-notch. I had one of the best meals of my life there and the dessert was next-level...best I ever had.

What are the best things to do in Reykjavik?

We loved just walking around the city, popping in and out of cafes and pubs. Ice cream from Eldur og Ís is a must-do. We went twice in one day! We used Reykjavik as our home base for our trip, so we weren't in the city a lot. Thankfully, though, we carved out a day-and-a-half to poke around and we are so happy we did. So, make sure you leave some time to explore this gorgeous city.

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in Reykjavik?

Research and select your dinner spots in advance and make reservations. Even though we visited shortly after Iceland opened up to vaccinated travelers, locals are still going out to enjoy the incredible restaurant scene and if there's someplace you REALLY want to try, make your reservation in advance...even if you have to take an early timeslot.

Visited Reykjavik in July

Photo Shoot Location: Reykjavik Harbour

Ernir in Reykjavik for Flytographer


Lauren's Travel Tips for Reykjavik

What are the best places to eat and drink in Reykjavik?

Cafe Loki, it super authentic, delicious and affordable

What are the best things to do in Reykjavik?

Explore the city and get lost it’s easy to walk

What is your best overall travel tip for Reykjavik?

Bring warm and comfortable shoes. Also be prepared to walk on the ice

Visited Reykjavik in March

Photo Shoot Location: Old Town

Rakel in Reykjavik for Flytographer


Marissa's Travel Tips for Reykjavik

What is your best overall travel tip for Reykjavik?

The Dill Restaurant is amazing. The Kvosin Hotel is very welcoming and in the perfect spot in the city. The Blue Lagoon is worth it! Rent a car and explore!!

Visited Reykjavik in November

Photo Shoot Location: Thufa

Ernir in Reykjavik for Flytographer


Laurie's Travel Tips for Reykjavik

What is your best overall travel tip for Reykjavik?

Dress in layers...windproof and waterproof coats and pants when traveling in the winter are a must! If you dress appropriately, you will be comfortable to enjoy your day's activities. Foot warmers on the horseback riding tours are helpful!

Visited Reykjavik in November

Photo Shoot Location: Hallgrímskirkja

Ernir in Reykjavik for Flytographer


Sarah's Travel Tips for Reykjavik

What is your best overall travel tip for Reykjavik?

Icelandic Streetfood, downtown not far from the presidential home, has wonderful, all you can eat soup (lamb, seafood or vegan) in homemade bread bowls. The owner also owns the bar two doors down, so free beer often accompanies each meal! It’s a fun and friendly place.

Visited Reykjavik in August

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Ernir in Reykjavik for Flytographer


Ann-Marie's Travel Tips for Reykjavik

What is your best overall travel tip for Reykjavik?

If you have the time, visit the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Stunning landscape and fewer people (off the beaten path)

Visited Reykjavik in August

Photo Shoot Location: Harpa

Ernir in Reykjavik for Flytographer


Ashley's Travel Tips for Reykjavik

What is your best overall travel tip for Reykjavik?

We had wonderful meals at Flatey pizza and the Geysir Bistro while in Reykjavik. For any married couples, we would also recommend the "happy marriage" cake at the Restaurant Reykjavik that is said to bless a marriage (it was also delicious!).

Visited Reykjavik in August

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Ernir in Reykjavik for Flytographer


Kelly's Travel Tips for Reykjavik

What is your best overall travel tip for Reykjavik?

Walk through Harpa Lobby, hot dogs at BBP, Braud & Co pretzel croissants, soak in the Blue Lagoon and Book Flytographer!

Visited Reykjavik in May

Photo Shoot Location: Red Hills

Ernir in Reykjavik for Flytographer


Cheryle's Travel Tips for Reykjavik

What is your best overall travel tip for Reykjavik?

Must see the Golden Circle and forget about the costs ...just go with the flow.

Visited Reykjavik in December

Photo Shoot Location: Hallgrímskirkja

Ernir in Reykjavik for Flytographer


Penni's Travel Tips for Reykjavik

What is your best overall travel tip for Reykjavik?

My top travel tip would be to rent a car and explore of the beaten path. You'll be amazed at what you will find

Visited Reykjavik in October

Photo Shoot Location: Harpa

Ernir in Reykjavik for Flytographer


Melissa's Travel Tips for Reykjavik

What is your best overall travel tip for Reykjavik?

Take your time and enjoy the scenery!

Visited Reykjavik in October

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Ernir in Reykjavik for Flytographer


Kelly's Travel Tips for Reykjavik

What is your best overall travel tip for Reykjavik?

Renting a car is very expensive but it is really the only way to see much of what Iceland offers.

Visited Reykjavik in September

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Ernir in Reykjavik for Flytographer


Zoe's Travel Tips for Reykjavik

What is your best overall travel tip for Reykjavik?

The glacier adventure was incredible and we loved the blue lagoon as well.

Visited Reykjavik in September

Photo Shoot Location: Red Hills

Ernir in Reykjavik for Flytographer


Clariza's Travel Tips for Reykjavik

What is your best overall travel tip for Reykjavik?

Dress warmly, the wind is something fierce in Reykjavik and really everywhere in Iceland! Try the Skyr, an Icelandic dairy product similar to yogurt (but so much healthier and with less sugar!) and make sure to at least learn how to say thank you ("takk fyrir!"), hello ("halló) and bye ("bless"). It goes a long way with the locals! :)

Visited Reykjavik in September

Photo Shoot Location: Hallgrímskirkja

Ernir in Reykjavik for Flytographer


Nina's Travel Tips for Reykjavik

What is your best overall travel tip for Reykjavik?

Don't spend all your money on the food at the restaurants-- the hot dogs are so good for a quick bite!

Visited Reykjavik in July

Photo Shoot Location: Red Hills

Ernir in Reykjavik for Flytographer


Alexandra's Travel Tips for Reykjavik

What is your best overall travel tip for Reykjavik?

Go for as long as you can. There is so much to see and do!

Visited Reykjavik in July

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Rakel in Reykjavik for Flytographer


Courtney's Travel Tips for Reykjavik

What is your best overall travel tip for Reykjavik?

Leave time to explore. Don't fill your itinerary with too many "have to's". Let the roads and waterfalls and volcanoes and glaciers and hot springs lead you.

Visited Reykjavik in June

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Rakel in Reykjavik for Flytographer


Molly's Travel Tips for Reykjavik

What is your best overall travel tip for Reykjavik?

Horseback riding in Reykjavik, exploring the Snaefellsnes peninsula and exploring for as long as the sun allows.

Visited Reykjavik in July

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Ernir in Reykjavik for Flytographer


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