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!

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Non touristy things to do in Iceland

What do locals do in Iceland? What are non-touristy things to do in Iceland? There are many foreign visitors in Iceland and it's so beautiful to see all this flora of...

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What Museums are in Iceland? What are the best museums in Reykjavik and where can I find them? As an idea to spend more time with my father, we decided to...

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How to eat cheap in Iceland

How to eat cheap in Iceland? Where are the grocery stores in Iceland? How to travel to Iceland on a budget? You think Iceland is expensive? Try living here! As an...


Iceland in February

So you're heading over to Iceland during February! Hurray!! What a fun month to visit this gorgeous country of endless possibilities and wonder! Sonar festival is definitely the activity that...


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...