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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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...

Top Must See Waterfalls in Iceland

Where are the best waterfalls in Iceland? Where to find them and how to get to the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland?   Look no further, we at Wake up Reykjavik are deep and passionate waterfall lovers! Iceland is the home of hundreds and thousands of waterfalls, big and small, spread all...

ICELAND | The perfect destination for the female solo traveller

Looking for solo female travel destinations? Is Iceland safe for female solo travelers? What do in Iceland for females.  Iceland has been ranked as the best place for female travelers to visit again and again. Traveling alone as female can raise some eyebrows as it's sometimes considered dangerous and risky for...

Top 10 Cheap things to do in Reykjavik

Looking for some cheap things to do in Reykjavik? Are there any free activities in Reykjavik?  Would you like to try some unusual things in Reykjavik? Looking for some non-touristy things to do in Reykjavik? Iceland can get expensive, that’s true. Even for us locals! But the myth that you can’t visit...

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Nightlife in Reykjavik | Everything you need to know!

Need some Reykjavik nightlife tips?  How is the nightlife scene in Reykjavik? How to dress for a night out in Reykjavik? Have you heard about the Icelandic way of partying? You don't know anything about partying until you have experienced a night out in Reykjavik city! It's a small city, but...