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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The Icelandic Hot Dog

Where is the famous hot dog stand in Reykjavik? What's so special about the Icelandic hot dog? What is the Icelandic hot dog made of? Where Can I have an Icelandic hot dog?  This blog is dedicated to one of our most beloved spots in Iceland. The spot is no bigger...

How to spend your stopover in Iceland

Text by : April Harpa Smáradóttir Due to its unique location, Iceland is a popular stopover in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Iceland literally connects the world together. Mmmmhm!   If you have a stopover in Iceland, consider yourself blessed. There are tremendous amounts of things you can do around...

Where to find puffins in Iceland

Text by: April Harpa Smáradóttir Where can I find a puffin in Iceland? When is the best time fo spot a puffin?  Google Iceland and you’ll get a cute little puffin popping your screen but where can I found one that is not a stuffed teddy?  I, for example, have never seen...

Roadtrip in Iceland|Golden Circle

Text by: April Harpa Smáradóttir What is the Golden Circle? What places are visited in the Golden Circle? What should I bring with me on my Golden Circle trip? How long does it take and should I join a operated tour? Or should I drive it myself? Everybody does the famous "Golden...

Roadtrip in Iceland| How to Hire a Car

Text by: April Harpa Smáradóttir Hiring a car in Iceland is very popular among the adventurous ! We always recommend visitors to hire their own cars rather than sharing cramped buses. If you want to get the most of your visit then having an own car can make the world of a difference,...

Icelandic Water: Everything you need to know!

Text by: April Harpa Smáradóttir Obviously, water plays a huge part in our lives. We simply can’t thrive without it. Iceland is a rich country when it comes to water, we can’t be blessed enough! We are one of very few countries in the world that has almost limitless access and...

New Years Eve in Reykjavik: 2017

New Years Eve in Iceland is one of the largest & most fun celebrations of the year! But where is the best place to watch the fireworks? Where should you celebrate? What restaurants in Reykjavik are open on New Years Eve? And what are the top things to do? Visiting Reykjavik...

Top 5: Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Reykjavik

Text by: Apríl Harpa Smáradóttir Are you a vegetarian going to Iceland? And maybe more importantly, are there any good vegetarian restaurants in Iceland?  In this blog I am sharing my local knowledge and recommending the absolute best veggie friendly venues in Reykjavik! I, like many others, thought it would be quite hard...

A FUN Video Blog from our Reykjavik Food Walk – VIDEO

In July 2016 we welcomed Luke Darracott in our fun Reykjavik Food Walk tour. Luke is what we call a “next level” foodie as he seems to totally live for food! He is a writer, photographer, food tour guide and an world wide adventurer. After our tour, Luke sent us a link...

The Icelandic Skyr / Jogurt

SKYR, or as the Icelandic locals pronounce it "skeer" is said to be one of Iceland's most traditional cuisines. Brought to Iceland by the Norwegian vikings when they first settled in the 800s and even though the skyr tradition died out in most of Scandinavia, it lived on in the...

Reykjavik Food Walk | Visit Iceland’s Best Local Restaurants

If you are looking to make the absolute best out of your long awaited trip to Iceland – you should make sure you will experience Reykjavik's exciting and delicious food. Reykjavik has for the past years sparked up a lot of curiosity and fascination from both adventurous foodies and respected chefs from all over for having...