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Things to do in Reykjavík

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Church
“Take the elevator to the top and enjoy the view from the tallest building in Iceland”
  • 361 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“An amazing building located on the water, just short walk away. Take some time and walk around the building and enjoy the views.”
  • 235 locals recommend
Pool
“Soak in the hot tub to relax after a day of sightseeing or a night of partying... and dip into the cold one if you dare!”
  • 235 locals recommend
Pool
“The local swimming pool. Swimming pools are a big part of Icelandic culture. We love to go hang out and chat in the hot tubs and relax in the steam baths and sauna. Take your own swimsuits and bath towels and be prepared to shower before and after in a shared locker room. This one is my personal favorite due to the circular steam room and variety of temperatures in the hot tubs. After you can grab a burger at Hagavagninn, a coffee at Kaffihús vesturbæjar, get one of the best cinnamon buns in town at Brauð og co. or go to Ísbúð Vesturbæjar for an ice cream. Icelanders are also crazy for their ice cream and the swimming pool / ice cream combo is popular all year round!”
  • 266 locals recommend
History Museum
“The story of Iceland’s past, from the medieval days of Viking settlements to current contemporary culture.”
  • 151 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Kringlan is the largest shopping mall in Reykjavík. Kringlan offers a wide variety of over 180 shops, a selection of places to eat and a range of services. At Kringlan you will find everything from a public library and a cinema to some of the finest fashion shops and restaurants in town. We are situated in the heart of Reykjavík, but don’t worry - there’s plenty of parking space Kringlan offers free rides from Reykjavik center to Kringlan on every hour from 10am - 5pm - Kringlan´s shuttle bus departures from Tourist information at City Hall.”
  • 111 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Reykjavík Art Museum is a dynamic and progressive scene which gives guests an opportunity to get to know diverse art and gain a deeper understanding of the historic, social, cultural and artistic context of different artworks. The museum exhibits work from Icelandic and international leading artists in Modern and Contemporary Art. ”
  • 124 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Welcome to the Grillmarket At the heart of the culinary experience that is the Grillmarket is Iceland´s pristine nature. A close working collaboration with dedicated local farmers guarantees the very best in local produce and allows us to create a menu that´s a magical fusion of tradition and modern cuisine. Just some of the local products that feature on the menu are lamb, beef, trout, quail, skyr and honey. At the Grillmarket our aim is to work closely with local farmers. We buy most of our produce directly from the farm. They tell us what’s in season, then we cook the product our own special way and the customer gets to enjoy the end result. Through our cooking we strive to highlight the origin of each product while using fire, smoke, fire logs and coal. The outcome is an unexpected and exciting culinary treat for our customers where our Icelandic heritage and the modern age meet.”
  • 159 locals recommend
Pool
“Fun outdoor swimming pool with slides, volleyball fields and more. The kids will love it!”
  • 206 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“As well as the great views, there is also a fantastic exhibition about ice cave and Northern lights.”
  • 184 locals recommend
Bistro
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“A very lively French themed bistro which we love to visit again and again. ”
  • 175 locals recommend
Route
“Main street for shopping souvenirs and other thinks also restaurants and bars”
  • 157 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Located in a beautiful green area,perfect for a walk or a picnic. One of the cities best art museum. A nice café at the museum.”
  • 124 locals recommend
Bar
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“Kaldi serves everything from the Kaldi brewery. The Kaldi Dark is especially good.”
  • 132 locals recommend
Bar
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“Kaffibarinn is one of the oldest bars in town. The tourist to local hipster ratio has understandably shifted in favour of the tourists in the last decade or so. But that does not seem to make Kaffibarinn any less hip. In fact it sort of adds a new level of coolness. Kaffibarinn at the weekends is an experience you will either love or hate. But if you don´t fancy the partying crowds at night, but you like the sound of Kaffibarinn´s warm, dingly charm, then check it out in the daytime for a cosy coffee or draught beers on offer.”
  • 100 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Smáralind is in a 5 min driving distance (20 min walking). One of our two biggest shopping malls. Smáralind has a varied selection of stores.”
  • 79 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Steakhouse
“Welcome to the Grillmarket At the heart of the culinary experience that is the Grillmarket is Iceland´s pristine nature. A close working collaboration with dedicated local farmers guarantees the very best in local produce and allows us to create a menu that´s a magical fusion of tradition and modern cuisine. Just some of the local products that feature on the menu are lamb, beef, trout, quail, skyr and honey. At the Grillmarket our aim is to work closely with local farmers. We buy most of our produce directly from the farm. They tell us what’s in season, then we cook the product our own special way and the customer gets to enjoy the end result. Through our cooking we strive to highlight the origin of each product while using fire, smoke, fire logs and coal. The outcome is an unexpected and exciting culinary treat for our customers where our Icelandic heritage and the modern age meet.”
  • 159 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“As well as the great views, there is also a fantastic exhibition about ice cave and Northern lights.”
  • 184 locals recommend
Bistro
“A very lively French themed bistro which we love to visit again and again. ”
  • 175 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Colours and scents and sounds mingle when fish is traded fresh off the boat. The cold air is heavy with potential; it invites discovery. Wander, hear the fishmongers and seamen, allow for the unexpected. Take a moment.”
  • 107 locals recommend
Café
“Local restaurant and coffee house in West part of Reykjavik, breakfast, lunch, coffee, dinner. Mostly Icelanders. ”
  • 117 locals recommend
Hostel
“It is a very nice, lively place to hang out with friends. They often have live music playing and they have a blackboard full of house brewed beers that you must try! There is a great mix of both tourists and locals. The food is also amazing. Must try the Kex Burger! ”
  • 106 locals recommend
Café
“Wonderful family restaurant perfect - itlian inspired and lovely vegetarian dishes. Luna flórens bar is located beside it !”
  • 106 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“A vegetarian place I recommend. I love their vegetarian lasagne with pesto sauce.”
  • 100 locals recommend

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