Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Marina. Photo: Getty Images & Alloverpress
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Marina. Photo: Getty Images & Alloverpress

Food & Drink

Where to stay, eat and drink in Reykjavik

Reykjavik is truly a city that's buzzing with life - here are some of the best places to have a really good time!


Hótel Frón

A mid-sized hotel with a great location in downtown Reykjavik. It offers comfortable single and double rooms as well as studios and apartments.

Laugavegur 22A, Reykjavik

Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Marina

Located in the harbor district, close to the boat tours, restaurants, and museums. There’s local art throughout the lobby, restaurant, and rooms.

Myrargata 2, Reykjavik

Hótel Borg

An elegant four-star hotel in central Reykjavik. The rooms feature custom-made furniture and very comfortable beds.

Posthússtræti 9-11, Reykjavik

Kex Hostel

A great place for music lovers, with live bands regularly playing in the front lounge. Accommodation ranges from private rooms to shared dorms, all with shared bathroom facilities.

Skulagata 28, Reykjavik

Kex hostel. Photo: Getty Images & Alloverpress


Fiskfelagid (Fish Company)

Flawless fresh fish, ranging from blackened monkfish to fried langoustine with lobster spring rolls. The interior is modern and relaxed. Enjoy a drink in one of the lounge’s comfy couches while waiting for your table.

Vesturgata 2a, Reykjavik

Sægreifinn (The Sea Baron)

It may not look like much from the outside, but locals and tourists alike flock to this harborside hut for fresh fish and the famous lobster soup. You can sample scallops, cod, and monkfish kebabs. Strong stomach? Try whale or rotten shark meat.

Geirsgata 8, Reykjavik

Steikhúsið (Steak House)

A fine array of cuts served with a variety of savory sauces. There are also fish dishes on offer. Feeling adventurous? Try minke whale or horsemeat cooked in a charcoal oven.

Tryggvagata 4, Reykjavik

Kaffibarinn. Photo: Getty Images & Alloverpress



Known for being featured in the indie film Reykjavik 101, and for being part-owned by Damon Albarn of Blur fame at one time. It’s a cool place with good music, where you can mix with the beautiful people of Reykjavik. 

Bergstaðastræti 1, Reykjavik

Micro Bar

Here you can try around 80 different beers from around the world. But the big draw for tourists is the wide selection of Icelandic craft beers.

Austurstraeti 6, Reykjavik

Húrra. Photo: Getty Images & Alloverpress


This hip place has only been open for a year, but it already attracts some of Iceland’s hottest bands and DJs. You can hear everything from rock, dance and pop to hip hop.

Hverfisgata 50, Reykjavik


This bar attracts local artists, writers, hipsters, and tourists. The music of choice is rock, and the bar is always packed at weekends. Expect good drinks and loud music.

Laugavegur 28B, Reykjavik

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Last edited: January 23, 2017

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