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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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 the Reykjavik Bar Crawl! You're hungry and hungover and you want nothing else but to have that burger to straight yourself out.  The...

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 100% Icelandic. On our Reykjavik Pub Crawl, we get to know some of our amazing local beers and spirits that...

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 activity to do in Iceland. Seeing those beasts in all their glory is a magnificent experience. I can't recommend highly...

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 within it's charming villages. There we have little boats rugging next to old, colorful sheds that have been turned into...

Northern Lights in Iceland | Where and when to see them

What are the Northern Lights? When is the best time to see the Northern Lights? How can I see the Northern Lights? Should I book a Northern Lights tour?   Iceland offers some incredible things to do and see. The magical Northern Lights are without a doubt one of them! Witnessing them seems...

Icelandic Food|The Fermented shark

[caption id="attachment_24084" align="alignleft" width="150"] Text by: April Smaradottir[/caption] What is a fermented shark? Where can I try it and is it as bad as they say? Six days of the week, we get the privilege to host 2-3 groups each day of hungry travelers on The Reykjavik Food Walk. We believe we have...

See how Reykjavik changed from 1974 to 2016 with these amazing photos!

Reykjavik has certainly changed radically over the years. Since the changes happen slowly you won't always notice them - but when photos from past years are examined - the changes become very, very drastic. We've gathered a variety of different photos from Wikipedia taken by Christian Bickel around the year 1974...

Must Try Icelandic Beers & Spirits

Text By: Apríl Harpa Smáradóttir You're in Iceland. You've taken our Amazing Food Walk and experienced the best of the Reykjavik cuisine with us. Unsurprisingly enough, our alcohol scene is also something you can't miss out on! Did you know that we have proudly won many awards for our beer and liquors? No?...

How to| Party Cheap in Iceland

Text by: April Harpa Smáradóttir We have the second highest alcohol tax in Europe (Approx. 90%.). This is the reason why we Icelanders party late, to save a buck. Instead of spending everything we have on barely anything at the local bars, we like to make some measurements to be able to party...

The Icelandic Hot Dog

Where is the famous hot dog stand in Reykjavik? What's so special about the Icelandic hot dog? What is the Icelandic hot dog made of? Where Can I have an Icelandic hot dog?  This blog is dedicated to one of our most beloved spots in Iceland. The spot is no bigger...

How to spend your stopover in Iceland

Text by : April Harpa Smáradóttir Due to its unique location, Iceland is a popular stopover in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Iceland literally connects the world together. Mmmmhm!   If you have a stopover in Iceland, consider yourself blessed. There are tremendous amounts of things you can do around...

Where to find puffins in Iceland

Text by: April Harpa Smáradóttir Where can I find a puffin in Iceland? When is the best time fo spot a puffin?  Google Iceland and you’ll get a cute little puffin popping your screen but where can I found one that is not a stuffed teddy?  I, for example, have never seen...