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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Iceland in July | Things to do and what to expect

Coming to Iceland in July? Buckle up because you have some serious places to visit, events to attend and sunlight to soak up! July honors us with super long sunlight hours, music and colorful people. The weather should stay pretty decent with the occasional rain drop but generally free from...

Top 5 Must Try Icelandic Beers

What is the most popular Icelandic beer in Iceland? What beers are an absolute must try in Iceland? There is no secret that the local beer culture has been absolutely skyrocketing for the past few years! For those who don't know, beer used to be illegal in Iceland for 74 years...

Iceland for the first time | Tips and tricks!

Is Iceland expensive? How much does it cost to go to Iceland? How should I plan my trip to Iceland? Nothing is more exciting than arriving in a new country! If you are like me, EVERYTHING becomes interesting- the atmosphere, the water, the people and even the super boring things like road...

Our favorite coffee shops in Reykjavik

Reykjavik has awesome coffee - and we drink a lot of it! But where are the best coffee houses in Reykjavik? Where are the unique coffeehouses in Reykjavik? Where are good spots to sit down and soak up the Icelandic culture?  VUHU! You have arrived in Iceland and you are ready...

What is Black Death, and will it kill me?

What is Brennvín or "Black Death"? Where can you try black death in Iceland? Is black death dangerous? Hooray! You're on vacation in Iceland, one of the world’s most beautiful and exotic places to visit! Time to try something different right? Correct! Introducing the Black Death...

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...

Best breakfast restaurants in Reykjavik | Our favorite local places

Breakfast in Reykjavik: Where are the best breakfast restaurants in Reykjavik? What to do in Reykjavik early in the mornings? What do Icelanders eat for breakfast and what are Icelandic breakfast foods? Lastly, where to get an early breakfast in Reykjavik and what are the best places to get coffee in...

Top 10 Things to do in Snaefellsnes Peninsula

What are the top things to do in Snaefellsnes? What can you see in Snæfellsnes during a day trip from Reykjavik? Where is the glacier 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...

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

HURRAY! Are you visiting Iceland in June? Then the next logical questions are: How is the temperature in Iceland in June? What are the top things to do during summer in Iceland? Are there any festivals or events in Reykjavik in June? And how in the world do Icelanders celebrate the warmest summer months?  To...

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...

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...