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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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Icelandic landscape in March

Reykjavik in March – Top tips and Local advice 2019

What can we do in Reykjavik in March? Does Iceland have any special events during March? Is March a good time for us to visit Reykjavik? If you have found yourself on this page because you are asking some of these questions then you are in luck! I have the answers!   [caption...

Icelandic Meat soup

Food in Iceland: How to Eat like a local

What kinds of food do Icelandic people eat? Is traditional Icelandic cuisine still around? What are the “must try” dishes for people visiting the country? The answer to your food based questions will be answered soon! [caption id="attachment_36572" align="alignleft" width="290"] Text by: Sam Daniels[/caption] Greetings friends! My name is Sam Daniels, a writer from the...

Golden Circle Iceland: Best tours, local tips and info!

If you’re in the midst of planning a trip to Iceland, then you’ve probably heard a thing or two about the Golden Circle!  It’s one of the main attractions that makes it onto every traveler’s to-do list while visiting the country. Of course, it’s not just the fancy name that...


Reykjavík, the bustling capital of Iceland, is no doubt a hot spot for unique Icelandic restaurants, bars, and shops! Though known for being the largest Icelandic city, what else makes Reykjavík so magnetizing for tourists in Iceland? Why is it so ​cool ​(and we don’t just mean the weather)? We think...

Best South Coast Iceland tour

Iceland South Coast tour:
Top local things to see & do!

For anyone that is to visit Iceland, the South Coast should definitely be on top of your "Must do Things in Iceland" list. The South Coast is one of the absolute most beautiful regions in Iceland, with natural wonders such as Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Skogafoss waterfall, the Black Sand beach, Vik...

Reykjavik in December: Best tours, average weather and local info 2018!

What to do in Reykjavik in December? How is the average weather in Iceland during winter? What are the best local things to do in Reykjavik in December? How is the temperature? Can you see the Northern Lights in December? Where to see the Northern Lights and all about Christmas and New...

Geysir golden circle top things to do

Top 10 Day Tours from Reykjavik!

[caption id="attachment_31445" align="alignleft" width="156"] Written by: Annemarie Jonsson[/caption] Congratulations! You're on your way to Iceland! I'm so happy for you since I know you have an absolutely wonderful adventure ahead! You're most likely asking yourself: What are the best day tours in Iceland that depart from Reykjavik? There are so many different...

swimming pool down town reykjavik

Sundhollin – Reykjavik’s oldest swimming pool opens again today!

HURRAY! Finally, after almost 6 months of renovations, Sundhöll Reykjavíkur - The oldest swimming pool in ICELAND opens their doors again! I don't know how or why this love for swimming pools began in Iceland but one thing is for sure, we love our pools. In total there are over 170...

Bachelor party

Bachelor Party Weekend
in Reykjavik, Iceland

Is Iceland really a wild Bachelor party destination? What to do on a weekend in Iceland? How is the Reykjavik nightlife? And what in the world should you wear on a night out in Reykjavik? Here is why Iceland is the perfect Bachelor party destination!...