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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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!...

Top five things to not do in Iceland

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?...

Hidden gems in Iceland

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....

8 Bucket List Adventures You Can Do In Iceland!

Did you know that you can do all these bucket list ideas right here in Iceland? You have been dreaming about doing some of these experiences, so come check them out and learn how you can do them on your next trip to Iceland!...

Top 20 Things To Do In Reykjavik In 2019

Top 20 Things To Do In Reykjavik in 2019

Are you traveling to Iceland in 2019? Here you will find all the best things to do in Reykjavik from top-rated tours to completely free activities, this guide has it all!​...

Movies filmed in Iceland and their Locations!

We all know and love Iceland for its crazy terrain and amazing landscapes. Its beauty has also attracted some of the world's leading actors and producers to shoot various scenes and films in Iceland. Check out this list of movies that were filmed in Iceland and find out how you can visit these locations!...

What Language is Spoken in Iceland?

Does Iceland have a language? What Language do they speak in Iceland? Do people in Iceland speak English? This blog post will cover all of these questions so that you can come to Iceland and know exactly how to communicate with the locals!...

Best Day Trips from Reykjavik

​Would you like to know what are the best 1-day tours and 1-day trips that you can do from Reykjavik? You might be in Reykjavik for just a few days so you will want to make the most of your days whilst you're here right? Well, read this guide for the answers to...