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things in reykjavik that we love

reykjavík has more good things that you will ever have time to experience, so it’s important to get recommendations and spend your time wisely. that’s why we have collected a list of our favorite places to go eating, drinking, shopping, banking and driving. where possible these great companies are offering a 10% discount to wristband holders and a 20% discount to VIP wristband holders. (subject to conditions, please check each place for full details.). enjoy reykjavík!


food & drink

American Bar
Smack bang in the heart of downtown Reykjavík, American Bar stocks a dizzying array of beers and a menu of tasty American classics - from hamburgers, ribs and chicken wings to shakes and fries.

Lebowski is the Reykjavík bar that rocks. Come grab a beer, delicious burger, milkshake or try their very own cocktail specialty 'White Russian’.

Tommi's Burger Joint
Since 1981 Tommi’s have made a lot of burgers! Their no nonsense combination of fantastic beef, fresh vegetables, and freshly baked buns makes for an optimal classic burger choice.

Hressingarskálinn (Hresso)
We feature a wide selection of brunch, lunch and dinner courses, all fresh from out kitchen and from local sources.

Sólon Bistro
From their fresh fish to salads, hamburgers, sandwiches and steaks, Sólon Bistro is a downtown must, also boasting an extensive wine list all within a stately old building.

Hard Rock Cafe
Welcome to the Rekyjavík edition of Hark Rock. Featuring favourites like their bruschetta, ribs, and grilled chicken, Hard Rock also delivers an extensive menu of cocktails and alcohol-free drinks.

Bryggjan Brugghús
For a great place to dine and drink in Reykjavík’s harbour, Bryggjan Brugghús serves gourmet seafood courses and quality craft beers served straight to the glass from the brewery.

Skúli - Craft Bar
Skúli Craftsbar hosts an excellent variety of beers on tap as well as a great selection of premium bottled craft brews in a warm and relaxed atmosphere.

A 101 classic, Prikið is Rekyjavík’s one of the city’s oldest pub and coffee houses, and boasts a great selection of diner classics from breakfast right through to late dining.

Located inside Gaukurinn bar and venue, Veganæs is a vegan diner serving you the best comfort foods and hangover cures like burgers, vegan steaks, grilled cheese and more.

Inside Kex Hostel you’ll find Sæmundur í Sparifötunum, serving excellent pub grub and drinks, their Icelandic inspired menu focusing on meals using fresh, local ingredients.

Grillmarket is a magical fusion of tradition and modern cuisine, where locally sourced produce such as lamb, beef and skyr are enchanted through the use of fire, smoke, fire logs and coal.

IÐNÓ is a restaurant, café and a cultural centre by the Pond in Reykjavik. At IÐNÓ, you can spend your day enjoying delicious food, coffee or a fabulous cocktail all while watching swans land on the pond. What could possibly beat that?

Ísafold Restaurant
Ísafold Restaurant brings together seasonal cooking, local produce and quality drinks in an intimate and beautifully decorated space, nestled away on Þingholtsstræti in the heart of downtown.

Jörgensen Kitchen & Bar
Jörgensen Kitchen & Bar is a Nordic fusion restaurant, bringing together a taste of Iceland's finest modern cooking with an unexpected twist, in a memorable and welcoming atmosphere.

A top floor restaurant located in the center of down town Reykjavik, Ský offers delicious food, fun drinks and spectacular views over the city center, harbour, Harpa Conert Hall and more.

Reykjavík Roasters
Reykjavík Roasters import good beans, roast them with care and brew them to the best of their abilities for the enjoyment of everyone who appreciates great coffee.

A classic for excellent coffee, cake and more, Kaffibrennslan is located in a charming, free standing house located on Laugavegur in downtown Reykjavík.


Cintamani Bankastræti
Cintamani’s outdoor wear is technologically advanced and totally fashionable. Check out their Bankstræti store to see their fantastic Iceland Airwaves collaboration for 2018.

Landsbankinn offers a full range of financial services with the country’s largest branch network and 17 ATMs located all around Reykjavík.

A globally recognised brand, from budget to luxury travel, Hertz has all options for vehicle hire during your Iceland stay covered. Enjoy great service and savings.

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