Find everything you need for your trip to Iceland!


We at Wake Up Reykjavik are a tiny group of happy locals and we are super passionate about showing travellers from all round the world the absolute best of what our beautiful hometown has to offer! In our tours we explore Reykjavik through authentic experiences involving incredible Icelandic food, beer and cocktails – and all the best local venues in town.


Planning a trip to Iceland can be confusing – As there are A LOT of things to see and do. Our main goal with this blog is to simplify the process for you – letting you in on all our awesome local tips, recommendations and secrets about Iceland. Basically everything you’ll need to know to ensure that you will make the absolute most of your Iceland trip and hopefully love our country as much as we do!


TOP 5 Must Try Icelandic Beers

For Icelandic beer lovers, it is no secret that the local beer culture has been absolutely skyrocketing for the past few years. For those who don't know, beer used to be...


Family Friendly Activities in Reykjavik, Iceland

Iceland is the perfect travel destination for all kinds of group dynamics- families too! We have already written a few blogs for solo travelers, females, and couples- but what about...


Dating in Iceland

Text by: Kristina Daisy Rácz Are you single and planning on traveling alone to Iceland? Do you maybe think it´s lonely, frightening or strange traveling alone to Iceland? DON’T! By the...

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How to Party in Reykjavik

Have you heard about the Icelandic way of partying? You don't know anything about partying until you have experienced a night out in Reykjavik city! It's a small city, but...


Icelandic Beer: Everything you need to know!

Text by: Egill Fannar Halldórsson Our Icelandic beer culture has literally been booming for the past few years but our local beer history goes way, way back! In this blog I will...


What to wear in Iceland during Winter?

Text by: Egill Fannar Halldórsson Are you travelling to Iceland in the winter? If so, you are doing a great job by looking up what to wear and how to dress in Iceland...


Iceland in November: Things to do in and around Reykjavik

[caption id="attachment_24084" align="alignleft" width="150"] Text by: April Harpa Smáradóttir[/caption] How is Iceland in November? What is the weather like and what to do in Reykjavik during this time of the year? To...

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How to spend your evening in Reykjavik during winter

Text: Apríl Harpa Smáradóttir The long, glorious Icelandic summer nights have come to an end and the darker days have already presented themselves here in Reykjavik! But that's fine, because we...


Things to do While Travelling Solo in Iceland

Text by: April Harpa Smáradóttir Iceland is the last place on earth to get bored in. Like we have mentioned before in our previous blogs on solo travelling in Iceland, Iceland...