Find everything you need for your trip to Iceland!

 

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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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Our favorite cocktail lounges in Reykjavik

Where should I go for cocktails in Reykjavik? Where can I find good cocktails in Reykjavik?What is the dress code for bars in Reykjavik? You probably didn't know but Icelanders do know a thing or two when it comes to cocktail making! Icelanders are HUGE cocktail fans and you would be...

What to wear in Iceland during Winter?

How is the weather in Iceland during winter? What to wear for winter in Iceland? How to dress in Reykjavik during winter? Are you traveling 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 for this time...

Best breakfast restaurants in Reykjavik | Our favorite local places

Where are the best breakfast restaurants in Reykjavik? What to do in Reykjavik early in the mornings? What do Icelanders eat for breakfast? Where to get an early breakfast in Reykjavik and what are the best places to get coffee in the morning in Reykjavik? I don't know about you guys, but...

Top 10 Things to do in Snaefellsnes Peninsula

What to do in Snaefellsnes? What to see in Snæfellsnes? How much can you explore in one day?  Icelanders often say that Snaefellsnes peninsula (Snæfellsnes in Icelandic) is the only part of our beautiful country where you can see most of our unique elements in only a few hour drive.  In other...

Visit Iceland in June: Things to do, Average Weather and the Midnight sun!

HURRAY! Are you visiting Iceland in June? If so the next logical questions are: How is the weather in Iceland? What are the most fun things to do? Are there any festivals or events in Reykjavik in June? And how in the world do Icelanders celebrate the warmest summer months?  To be honest...

Iceland In April | What to expect

What to do in Iceland during April? How is the weather in Iceland in April? Can you see the Northern Lights in Reykjavik?  Oh, April! One of my most favorite months to visit Iceland for so many reasons! This is when we say goodbye to long winter days and welcome brighter...

How To Dress For a Night Out in Reykjavik

Is there a dress code for bars and clubs in Reykjavik? How should you dress for a night out in Iceland? Need some tips regarding Nightlife in Iceland? This blog post will answer all your questions on what to wear on a night out in Reykjavik. And if not, don't hesitate to ask...

Iceland in December: What to expect?

How is the weather in Iceland during winter? What to do in Iceland during winter? How to spend Christmas and New Years Eve in Iceland? Are you thinking about visiting Iceland in December? If so, I would from the bottom of my heart recommend you to GO for it! Book your ticket...

Music Festivals in Reykjavik: Everything you need to know!

What music festivals are there in Iceland? When are the music festivals in Reykjavik? What are the top music festivals in Reykjavik? Thinking about visiting Iceland? Why not attend a music festival while you're at it? The last few years Iceland gradually has become one of the hottest music festival countries...

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 different people on Icelandic grounds! A recent study showed that tourists actually outnumbered locals last summer which we think is...

TOP 5 FAVORITE MUSEUMS IN REYKJAVIK

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 visit one museum in Reykjavik per week for a few months. I've enjoyed this mission as I'm a little culture...

How to eat cheaply in Iceland

How to eat cheaply 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 average university student trying to get by on slim student loans, I've mastered how to get by not only on...