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Local Guide

If it’s happening in Reykjavik, it’s happening right here. From art to music to food, keep an eye on everything taking place in Iceland’s vibrant capital. Have a look through the activities to get a taste of the city.

Events
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Wine & Food Tasting in November

A good wine tasting and learning how to pair wines with food is absolutely something you shouldn't miss out on if you are staying in Reykjavik on November 6th.  Especially since one of the leading sommeliers of Iceland, Stefán Guðjónsson will be joining us and teaching us about a trick or two to select the best of wines at each time. 

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Wine & Food tasting in December

Get yourself into the true holiday spirit while joining us in our wine- and food tasting evening with one of the top sommeliers of Iceland.  Stefán Guðjónsson will visit us at Jörgensen on December 4th and will teach us everything about the world of wines.  

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Food
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Baejarins bestu

Nevermind the sheep heads and rotten shark, our unofficial national dish is actually the humble hot dog and this outdoor stand is the best place in town to get one. 

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Stökk food on the go

Going out exploring?  Whether it's in the city or further afield, this grab 'n' go place has everything you need to keep you fuelled up throughout the day. 

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Hlöllabátar

This sub shop is a real institution for hungry locals looking for a heart attack inducing bite to eat after a long night out partying.  As expected, it's open late. 

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SKÝ Restaurant

Like a bit of eye candy with your meal?  This rooftop restaurant has great food, plus the best sea and city views in Reykjavik.  Book the best seats in the house. 

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Jörgensen Kitchen & Bar

The menu at Jörgensen includes a good selection of Nordic cuisine mixed with international flavors.  With pasta, fish, meat and good options for vegetarians and vegans along with a comfortable atmosphere and beautiful settings, Jörgensen has it all!  Open for lunch, dinner and drinks every day of the week from 11:30 am to midnight.

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Lóa Restaurant
Lóa Bar-Bistro

This buzzing and charming restaurant is located on Laugavegur, the main shopping street in the center of Reykjavik.  The menu consists of a good selection of small and larger dishes made from fresh and tasty ingredients.  Ideal to share and enjoy while visiting Reykjavik city center.

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Drinks
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Jörgensen Bar

A great buzzy bar, especially on Thursdays when there is live jazz.  Plus there is a kitchen in case you need food to soak up those drinks.  Happy hour is daily from 4 - 6 pm, plus extra long Happy Hour until 8 pm on Thursday nights.  

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Bravó

Here's a wonderful choice if you are longing for a fun night out.  Bravó offers a great variety of cocktails and drinks along with true Italian pasta and pizzas. 

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Kaffibrennslan

This coffee shop transforms into an evening bar, with one of the best happy hours in town.  Cheap beer and a great atmosphere, what more could you want? 


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Plaza bar
Plaza bar

If you are looking for a cozy and comfy bar located right in the heart of the action, then Plaza bar is what you might be looking for.  Good selection of drinks served to guests in comfy seats right in front of the fireplace.  With Happy Hour daily from 4 - 6 pm. 

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Lóa Bar

If you're in the mood for some tasty drinks in the buzzing city center then Lóa Bar is something you should check out.  With Happy Hour every day from 4-6 pm and lively atmosphere you can really get a glimpse of how the authentic Reykjavik lifestyle is. And if you get hungry, you can choose from a list of small courses to go with your drinks. 

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SKÝ bar

A tasty selection of cocktails, beers and wines is what you get when visiting SKÝ, the top floor bar located right in the center of Reykjavik.  And good drinks is not the only thing you are getting at SKÝ since you also get to enjoy one of the most spectacular city center and sea view you can get while visiting Reykjavik.  Definitely something you should check out!

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Music
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Harpa conert hall

You can't visit Reykjavik without going to this spectacular icon.  Even if you are not going to a concert, the architecture alone is worth the trip. 

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12 tónar
12 tónar

Record store and indie music label under one roof offering coffee, live gigs, specialist literature and even a cosy corner to sample the music. 

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Lucky records
Lucky Records

If you're into your music then don't miss out on Iceland's biggest record store.  An eclectic mix of Icelandic and international artists brought to you by fellow music lovers. 

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Art
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Berg Contemporaty

The place to go if you want to see some contemporary Icelandic art - featuring a mixture of both emerging and established artists, it's time to get cultural. 

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Marshall House

This old factory has been transformed into a one-stop-art-shop with three galleries under one roof.  There is even a restaurant in case looking at all that art makes you hungry. 

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"Ode to Mother" Carotes

This trippy music inspired "wall poetry" is pretty hard to miss - taking over the whole building slap bang in the middle of Laugavegur. 

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"Furry flight" Sara Riel

Is it a fish? Is it a bird Is it made out of wool?  This psychedelic mural is one of the most selfied pieces of street art in the city, by prolific street artist Sara Riel. 

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Centertainment
wine tasting_wine week
Wine & Food Tasting in November

A good wine tasting and learning how to pair wines with food is absolutely something you shouldn't miss out on if you are staying in Reykjavik on November 6th.  Especially since one of the leading sommeliers of Iceland, Stefán Guðjónsson will be joining us and teaching us about a trick or two to select the best of wines at each time. 

More info
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Wine & Food tasting in December

Get yourself into the true holiday spirit while joining us in our wine- and food tasting evening with one of the top sommeliers of Iceland.  Stefán Guðjónsson will visit us at Jörgensen on December 4th and will teach us everything about the world of wines.  

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