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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- Nightlife In Reykjavik
- Northern Lights
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February 21, 2017
What do locals do in Iceland? What are non-touristy things to do in Iceland?
There are many foreign visitors in Iceland and it's so beautiful to see all this flora of different people on Icelandic grounds! A recent study showed that tourists actually outnumbered locals last summer which we think is...
February 14, 2017
What Museums are in Iceland? What are the best museums in Reykjavik and where can I find them?
As an idea to spend more time with my father, we decided to visit one museum in Reykjavik per week for a few months. I've enjoyed this mission as I'm a little culture...
February 10, 2017
How to eat cheaply in Iceland? Where are the grocery stores in Iceland? How to travel to Iceland on a budget?
You think Iceland is expensive? Try living here! As an average university student trying to get by on slim student loans, I've mastered how to get by not only on...
January 19, 2017
So you're heading over to Iceland during February! Hurray!! What a fun month to visit this gorgeous country of endless possibilities and wonder! Sonar festival is definitely the activity that stands out in this cold month, but it's also quite a romantic one as well as February is also when...
January 4, 2017
What are good things to do in Reykjavik for families? What family friendly activities are there?
Iceland is the perfect travel destination for all kinds of group dynamics- families too! We have already written a few blogs for solo travelers, females, and couples- but what about the whole families that have...
December 12, 2016
Yes, Iceland is truly awesome. Yes, Iceland can be expensive, AND yes, there are definitely ways to enjoy the awesomeness without getting totally broke! Believe us, we live here! Are you looking for some local hacks on how to enjoy the country without breaking the bank? Look no further! Here is how...
November 21, 2016
Text by: Kristina Daisy Rácz
Are you single and planning on traveling alone to Iceland? Do you maybe think it´s lonely, frightening or strange traveling alone to Iceland? DON’T! By the end of this blog I ensure you, that whatever fear you might have will be gone. I will in this...
November 7, 2016
You're heading to Iceland! Congratulations! You are going to have a FANTASTIC time! Coming to Iceland, you are going to want to experience as much as you can and SEE as much of you can. So, we are here to help!
Here we have put together the ULTIMATE Bucket List for...
October 30, 2016
Text by: Egill Fannar Halldórsson
Our Icelandic beer culture has literally been booming for the past few years but our local beer history goes way, way back!
In this blog, I will do my very best in giving you a super brief introduction on everything that matters on the topic of Icelandic...
October 26, 2016
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What are the top things to do in Iceland in November? How is the weather / temperature in Iceland during November? And can you see the Northern Lights in November?
To answer your questions, November is a wonderful time to visit Iceland!
Don't let the darkness and...
October 20, 2016
Text: Apríl Harpa Smáradóttir
The long, glorious Icelandic summer nights have come to an end and the darker days have already presented themselves here in Reykjavik! But that's fine because we LOVE wintertime!! Iceland is filled with exciting activities all day long, ranging from river rafting to glacier hiking, from horse riding...
October 10, 2016
Iceland was one of the last places on earth to be settled by humans.
At about 39,000 square miles, Iceland is small – close to the size of Ohio.
There is a volcanic eruption every 4 years on average.
There are no forests in Iceland.
Beer remained illegal in...