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Alicja Lei

Hotel's guide to the city

Our front desk as put together this list of recommendations for you to help you find your way around Reykjavik ūüďćūüóļÔłŹ

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Bakeries and coffee shops

You may or may not know this, but Icelanders do baked goods really really really well. Here's where you will be sure to sample from the .

Image - Brau√į & Co
Brau√į & Co
Alicja:Try the cinnamon buns...they are life changing!
Image - Sandholt
Alicja:Open early for breakfast if you needed to catch a bite before your day
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Our favorite places to stuff our face

Image - The Coocoo's Nest
The Coocoo's Nest
Alicja:A small and cozy restaurant that have daily specials. They also have a great brunch.
Image - Grandi Mathöll
Grandi Mathöll
Alicja:Can't pick just one cuisine? Visit this food hall and choose from a variety of quality stalls.
Image - Hlemmur Mathöll
Hlemmur Mathöll
Alicja:Can't pick just one cuisine? Visit this food hall and choose form a variety of quality stalls.
Image - J√≥mfr√ļin - Scandinavian Kitchen
J√≥mfr√ļin - Scandinavian Kitchen
Alicja:Open face sandwiches. Get ready to try some snaps with your meal!
Image - Mai Thai Market and Bistro
Mai Thai Market and Bistro
Alicja:The back is supermarket and the front is very tasty and Thai food that won't break the bank.
Image - Messinn
Alicja:A restuarant that serves the freshest fish in skillets. Try the dish called Gellur.
Image - Ostab√ļ√įin
Alicja:Come here for lunch and order fish of the day. You won't regret it.
Image - Snaps Bistro
Snaps Bistro
Alicja:A French take on on Icelandic Cuisine. They only do first come first serve in the evenings so get there early to put your name on the list.
Image - Sumac Grill + Drinks
Sumac Grill + Drinks
Alicja:A Middle Eastern take on Icelandic cuisine. I'd definitely make reservations.

Drinks & Nightlife

Local beers, fancy cocktails or places to shake your booty.

Image - Kaldi Bar/Café
Kaldi Bar/Café
Alicja:A true locals hang out...especially at HH on Thursday and Fridays
Image - Kaffibarinn
Alicja:A nice quiet place before 10 for drink, but quite popular after 1am!
Image - Kíkí Queer Bar
Kíkí Queer Bar
Alicja:The best place to pull out your dancing shoes

Arts & Culture

From viking legends to modern art, get to know the deeper side of Iceland.

Image - Einar Jónsson Sculpture garden and museum
Einar Jónsson Sculpture garden and museum
Alicja:This is right next to Hallgrimskirkja and its really worth checking out...especially the garden (which is free).
Image - Saga Museum
Saga Museum
Image - Perlan
The Most Remarkable Buildings in Reykjavik
Alicja:Special call out to the view point at Perlan in this article!


For everything from Icelandic design to souvenirs

Image - The Handknitting Association of Iceland
The Handknitting Association of Iceland
Alicja:This is the one and only place we suggest buying a Lopapeysa as they are guaranteed to be made here in Iceland.
Image - Laugavegur Street: A Hip Guide
A Guide to Laugavegur, Iceland’s Single Coolest Street
Alicja:You can spend all day wandering in and out of the shops on this street.
Image - Kringlan
Alicja:The closest mall to the city center...and there is a free shuttle bus that picks up in front of city hall.
Image - Farmers & Friends / Farmers Market - flagship store & design studio
Farmers & Friends / Farmers Market - flagship store & design studio
Alicja:Icelandic design fashion and accessories
Image - 66¬įNorth
Alicja:Iconic Icelandic outdoor apparel
Image - V√≠nberi√į
Alicja:I'll take you to the candy shop

Grocery stores and other necessities

The best places to stock up. TIP: The beer sold in grocery stores is only have to purchase alcohol at the nation run liquor stores.

Image - V√≠nb√ļ√įin
Alicja:The nation run liqure store chain. This is just one location but there are hundreds scattered throughout Iceland
Image - Bónus Reykjavík
Bónus Reykjavík
Alicja:The nearest budget grocery store
Image - Krónan
Alicja:Grocery store chain
Image - Nettó
Alicja:Grocery store chain that focuses on health foods
Image - 10-11
Alicja:The nearest 24 hour convenience store that sells groceries for really really expensive
Image - Landsbankinn

Getting Around

No car? No problem! From airport transfers to taxis to bus stops

Swimming inside and outside

Our local pool and the closest beach

Image - Sundhöll Reykjavíkur
Sundhöll Reykjavíkur
Alicja:Our local swimming pool. Be sure to follow the pool rules that they give you!
Image - Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach
Alicja:Go for a swim in the sea but warm up in an outdoor geo thermal pool that's located right on the beach.

Rental Cars

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Wonderguide map

  1. Brau√į & Co
  2. Sandholt
  3. Reykjavik Roasters - Kárastígur
  4. The Coocoo's Nest
  5. Grandi Mathöll
  6. Hlemmur Mathöll
  7. J√≥mfr√ļin - Scandinavian Kitchen
  8. Mai Thai Market and Bistro
  9. Messinn
  10. Ostab√ļ√įin
  11. Snaps Bistro
  12. Sumac Grill + Drinks
  13. Kaldi Bar/Café
  14. Kaffibarinn
  15. Kíkí Queer Bar
  16. Einar Jónsson Sculpture garden and museum
  17. Reykjavík Art Museum
  18. Saga Museum
  19. The Handknitting Association of Iceland
  20. Kringlan
  21. Farmers & Friends / Farmers Market - flagship store & design studio
  22. 66¬įNorth
  23. V√≠nberi√į
  24. V√≠nb√ļ√įin
  25. Bónus Reykjavík
  26. Krónan
  27. Nettó
  28. 10-11
  29. Landsbankinn
  30. Taxi Reykjavík BSR
  31. Strætó
  32. Sundhöll Reykjavíkur
  33. Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach
  34. √ě√≥rsm√∂rk Hike with a Local Guide
  35. The Cave Explorer
  36. Krauma nature bath
  37. Northern Lights Tour By Bus
  38. South Coast Classic: Guided in 10 languages
  39. South Coast Classic: Guided in 10 languages

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