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!


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...

Evening in reykjavik

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...


Best places for a hangover burger in Reykjavik

Text by: Apríl Harpa Smáradóttir Where is the best burger joint in Reykjavik? Where should I go for the perfect hangover meal?   You're waking up after a wild night with us on...


5 Must try Icelandic foods that no one told you about!

Text By: Apríl Harpa Smáradóttir It is absolutely incredible how many delicious things Icelanders have thought of, seriously. On our awesome Reykjavik Food Walk, we explore all the main local cuisines that are...


Whale Watching in Iceland

Text by April Harpa Smáradóttir Where Can I do Whale Watching? When is the best time for Whale Watching? Is Whaling legal in Iceland?   Whale Watching is a popular, cheap and fun...

the old harbor in Iceland

The Old Harbor in Reykjavik

Text by: April Harpa Smáradóttir I, like probably everybody else, have been growing very fond of our old harbour for the past few years. It's hard to resist to wander around...


Good Places for Breakfast in Reykjavik

Text by: Apríl Harpa Smáradóttir Where is the best places to get breakfast in Reykjavik? Don't know about you guys, but I need my breakfast to function. For those who are looking...