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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Top 10 Day Tours from Reykjavik!

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 guided tours around Iceland, the choices can...

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!...

Natural hot springs and geothermal pools in Iceland

Need some ideas for your natural hot spring exploration in Iceland? Where are the best natural hot springs in Iceland? What natural hot springs and geothermal pools are near Reykjavik?  Welcome to the country of limitless access to both cold and hot water! You can find hot water springs basically everywhere and...

Iceland in summer things to do

Iceland in Summer: Top 10 things to do!

What are the top things to do in Iceland during summer? What is the best time to visit Iceland? What is the Iceland summer temperature like? And is it possible to see the Northern Lights in the summer? ...

What to wear in Iceland during Winter?

How is the weather in Iceland during winter? What is the average temperature in Iceland? What to wear for winter in Iceland? And 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...

Visit Iceland in August | What to expect and things to do

What to do in Iceland in August? How is the average temperature? Can you see the Northern Lights & what are must top things to do in Iceland in August? Alrighty! August is the last official month of summer in Iceland! And this is the time when we, locals try our very...

Fun group activities in Iceland

Some like traveling solo, others like sharing memories with their friends and families! Are you coming to Iceland and looking for fun group activities? Great! You have come to the right place! Here, we have gathered together some awesome ideas for you and your group!   Reykjavik Food Walk For all the Foodie...