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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Traveling Solo In Iceland: A Guide

If you are thinking about traveling to Iceland solo, then this guide is for you! Iceland is the perfect destination for solo travelers, and this guide will ensure that your solo trip to Iceland is unforgettable!...

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Traveling In Iceland With Kids: A Guide

Iceland has been a top travel destination since around 2012. The country is a temporary home to millions of tourists every year. From couples to solo travelers to big families, Iceland is the perfect destination for everyone!...

Reykjavik Food Tour: All You Need To Know!

Are you looking for a fun tour to do in Reykjavik? ​Do you want to learn about Icelandic history and culture, but normal guides bore you? Are you obsessed with Netflix's Street Food (I wouldn't blame you)? Then the Reykjavik Food Tour is for you!...

Icelandic Language: A Guide

Oh, the Icelandic language. The tourist's biggest foe! Or is it? One of the biggest concerns of tourists is how they are going to communicate on their trip to Iceland. After all, it's not as if you can learn the Icelandic language in a few weeks!...

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Top 10 Summer Festivals In Iceland

Are you coming to Iceland this summer and want to have a true Icelandic experience? Then this guide is for you! Icelandic summers are graced with mild, warm weather and endless, sunny days. It's no wonder that there are so many summer festivals in Iceland, both in Reykjavik and in other cities around the country!...

A Guide to Creative Souvenirs In Iceland

A Guide To Creative Souvenirs In Iceland

Coming to Iceland is an unforgettable experience. However, you might want to get some souvenirs, just to make sure that you hold the memories forever! Or maybe you want to bring a little piece of Iceland back to your loved ones!...

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Top Five Things To NOT Do In Iceland!

You've heard of everything you must do in Iceland. From waterfalls to glaciers and ice caves to volcanoes, Iceland has the most incredible sights in the world. However, have you heard of things to not do in Iceland?...

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A Guide To Hidden Gems In Iceland’s Touristy Areas!

Is this your second (or third? or fourth?) time in Iceland? Or maybe it's your first time in Iceland, but you want to go where most tourists don't? Do you want to visit some hidden places and see some hidden gems in Iceland? I've got you covered!...

Easter in Iceland

Easter In Iceland: A Comprehensive Guide

Are you coming to Iceland during Easter? You might want to hear some suggestions! In Iceland, Easter is an important time for many people, especially for families....