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Best Things to Do in Reykjavik

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


Julia's Travel Tips for Reykjavik

What is your best overall travel tip for Reykjavik?

WALK around! You'll get to know Reykjavik so well if you do this. But also, get out of the city and experience the countryside. Expect the weather to be unpredictable, but embrace the fresh air and cool rainfall.

Visited Reykjavik in June

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Rakel in Reykjavik for Flytographer


Katherine's Travel Tips for Reykjavik

What is your best overall travel tip for Reykjavik?

Reykjavík is pricey, but there’s a lot to do for free! We joined a free walking tour, went to the Harpa, saw the beautiful church, and more! We also took advantage of the “Appy Hour” app to find the best places for cheaper drinks. ;)

Visited Reykjavik in May

Photo Shoot Location: Harpa

Ernir in Reykjavik for Flytographer


Erin's Travel Tips for Reykjavik

What is your best overall travel tip for Reykjavik?

If you are there during the winter months, the northern lights are a must see! Get out and explore other parts of the country. There are so many beautiful sites throughout the country, and each area is so unique.

Visited Reykjavik in April

Photo Shoot Location: Harpa

Rakel in Reykjavik for Flytographer


Emilee's Travel Tips for Reykjavik

What is your best overall travel tip for Reykjavik?

Rent a car so you can wake up, explore, and see where the road takes you! There are so many beautiful landscapes as your journey up and down the roads of Iceland.

Visited Reykjavik in March


Amy's Travel Tips for Reykjavik

What is your best overall travel tip for Reykjavik?

Visit the Svarta Kaffið - best soup in Reykjavik!

Visited Reykjavik in February

Photo Shoot Location: Red Hills

Rakel in Reykjavik for Flytographer


Sarah's Travel Tips for Reykjavik

What is your best overall travel tip for Reykjavik?

Travel outside of it too! We loved the views both in the city and in the more rural parts of our self driving tour.

Visited Reykjavik in January

Photo Shoot Location: Red Hills

Ernir in Reykjavik for Flytographer


Priscilla's Travel Tips for Reykjavik

What is your best overall travel tip for Reykjavik?

Make sure you spend at least 5 days in Iceland, so much to see!

Visited Reykjavik in November

Photo Shoot Location: Hallgrímskirkja

Ernir in Reykjavik for Flytographer


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