Live, Play & Work in Iceland

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Shakhina Pulatova

Live, Play & Work in Iceland

My favorite places and experiences in Iceland, especially when nomading in Reykjavik.

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WORK: Best cafes in Reykjavik

Laptop friendly cafes and coffee shops in downtown Reykjavik where you can get work done in a creative environment.

Image - Kaktus Espressobar
Kaktus Espressobar
Shakhina:A true hidden jem. Charming, chic, the best soup ever.
Image - Kaffibrennslan
Shakhina:Delicious oat latte, cozy environment, extended hours.
Image - Sandholt
Shakhina:Comes with a fresh bakery. A bit more on the expensive side, but worth it.
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Reykjavik Roasters
Shakhina:This location near the church is lesser known, but the best one frequented by locals. Check out the gallery upstairs.
Image - Kaffitár
Shakhina:Delicious latte, spacious, great music.
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Café Babalú
Shakhina:Homey, cozy, great place to focus all day long. Sit upstairs. Coffee is not the best, so be warned.
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Joe & the Juice
Shakhina:For the days when you crave juice. Amazing tuna+avocado sandwich.
Image - Gló
Shakhina:Not quite a coffee shop, but you can use it as such. Charming scandinavian decor, great coffee and tasty healthy food when you get hungry.
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PLAY: Creative culture of Iceland

Explore the creative side of Iceland by taking in the local music and art.

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Shakhina:Cozy venue run by artists featuring experimental music by local artists. Catch as many shows as you can.
Image - Harpa
Shakhina:Stunning architecture housing classical concerts. Learn "How to be Icelandic in 60 minutes".
Image - Reykjavik Loft HI Hostel
Reykjavik Loft HI Hostel
Shakhina:A hostel that hosts live music and other types of fun events.
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Kex Hostel Reykjavik
Shakhina:A hostel that hosts great music events.

GO: Magical nature of Iceland

Oh the places! My favorite activities in nature. Explore, breathe, feel alive.

EAT: My favorite restaurants in Reykjavik

Delicious and "more" affordable places to eat in downtown Reykjavik.

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Shakhina:Healthy and affordable vegan restaurant where you can hang out with friends or get some laptop time.
Image - ROK
Shakhina:Delicious tapas-style meals with a modern vibe.
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Hlemmur Mathöll
Shakhina:An upscale food court with so many delicious food options at reasonable prices. A local favorite.
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Café Loki
Shakhina:Stop by a delicious traditional Icelandic meal after exploring the church.
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Fish Company
Shakhina:"Catch of the day" is great for lunch.
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Hi Noodle
Shakhina:For the days when need something non-Icelandic. Delicious vegan ramen.

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  1. Kaktus Espressobar
  2. Kaffibrennslan
  3. Sandholt
  4. Reykjavik Roasters
  5. Kaffitár
  6. Café Babalú
  7. Joe & the Juice
  8. Gló
  9. Mengi
  10. Harpa
  11. Reykjavik Loft HI Hostel
  12. Kex Hostel Reykjavik
  13. Gló
  14. ROK
  15. Hlemmur Mathöll
  16. Café Loki
  17. Fish Company
  18. Hi Noodle

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