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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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Thursday night jazz at Jörgensen

Live jazz music from local and touring musicians transforms every Thursday night at Jörgensen Kitchen and Bar into a special occasion. Lose yourself in sound over a meal, or with house cocktails and drinks at the bar. Happy hour prices apply for all drinks and snacks are available with a 20% discount.


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Saturday nights DJ at Lóa

Let the city’s top DJs get you in a spin every Saturday night from 8 pm at Lóa Bar and Bistro. Great snacks, original cocktails and a packed house make this the high point of every weekend.  


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Saturday music at SKÝ

SKÝ bar and restaurant becomes the performance venue for an incredibly talented guitarist every Saturday night. Soak up the atmosphere over dinner or drinks in a venue surrounded by spectacular views of the mountains and the sea.

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Friday jazz at Lóa

Come by for some Jazz and drinks on a Friday night! Live jazz band entertains from 7 - 9 PM every Friday night.

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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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Drinks
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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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Jörgensen Kitchen

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. 

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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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Húrra

Love live music? Then get yourself down to Reykjavik's most vibrant music and events venue.  From jazz to rock to electronic - it's always got something new.  

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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

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

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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