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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Most Romantic Things to do in Reykjavik!

Welcome to the lovers' Guide to spending a Romantic Getaway in Reykjavik! In this article, you will find out all the best and most romantic things to do with your partner!...

Best museums in Reykjavik Perlan

Must-Visit Museums In Reykjavik

Are you looking for the best museums to visit in Reykjavik? Look no further! I have compiled this guide just for you, with all the museums you must visit while in Iceland!...

Visit Iceland in May

Visiting Iceland in May: What To Do And Everything You Need To Know!

Are you visiting Iceland in May? You must have a lot of questions! That's why I have compiled the ultimate guide for your trip to Iceland in May! So, you are planning to visit Iceland in May. You might have made the best decision! May is still off-season for Iceland, meaning...

15 Amazing and Weird Facts About Iceland!

Do you want to know some crazy and interesting facts about Iceland? Read these and be amazed! [caption id="attachment_36893" align="alignleft" width="151"] Travel Writer, photographer and Guide![/caption] Iceland is an amazing country. So if you are coming to Iceland and you want to impress your friends and family with some knowledge, read these facts...

Best restaurants to eat puffin, whale and foal in reykjavik

Puffin, Whale, Foal: Best Icelandic Food In Reykjavik

Do you love eating? Do you want to try local cuisine?  Where are the best places to eat traditional Icelandic food?Are you happy to eat anything adventurous? Do you love trying new foods? Are you looking for some local Icelandic treats that you can't find anywhere else in the world?...

Jewellery Brands in Reykjavik: 5 best brands

5 Best Craft Jewellery and Accessories Brands in Reykjavik

If you have come to Reykjavik in hopes of finding something really special for yourself or to bring home for a special one, this article is for you! Here is a list of just a few craft jewellery brands in Reykjavik I came across which you should definitely check out! [caption id="attachment_36893"...

Esja hiking trails Reykjavik

Best Hiking Trails In And Around Reykjavik

Do you enjoy hiking? Are you looking for some hiking trails in Reykjavik? Do you want to experience Icelandic nature like a local? Are you looking for a fun activity to do in Reykjavik? Are you searching for something free to do in Reykjavik?  [caption id="attachment_36951" align="alignleft" width="197"] Text by: Angie...

5 photography spots around Reykjavik that you have to check out!

Are you a keen photographer spending a few days in Reykjavik? Do you want to know of a few photography spots which will seriously help your photography in Reykjavik?  We all know Iceland for its immeasurable beauty offered by its mountains, glaciers, waterfalls… The list goes on! Let’s face it, it’s one...

Layover in Iceland for Photogrpahers

A Layover in Reykjavik: Ten Best Things to See as A Photographer

What can you do in Reykjavik during a layover? Are you a traveling photographer with a layover in Iceland? Can you only spend a few hours in Reykjavik? Are you a photographer traveling around Iceland and only have a few hours in Reykjavik? [caption id="attachment_36951" align="alignleft" width="197"] Text by: Angie...

Seeing the Northern Lights when in Reykjavik

Northern Lights in Reykjavik:
When, How and Where?

What is the best month to see the Northern Lights in Iceland? Can you see Northern Lights in Reykjavik? When can you see the Northern lights in Iceland? And what are the best places in Reykjavik to see the Northern Lights? [caption id="attachment_36893" align="alignleft" width="185"] Author[/caption] As you may already know, Reykjavik is the...