Things to do in Reykjavik

  • Brauð & Co.

    Simply the best bakery in Iceland, addictive sour dough bread and cool hipster atmosphere. Expect a long queue of hungry people...

    16,, Frakkastígur, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

  • Esjan

    Esjan is a popular mountain amongst locals to go for a hike as it’s just a 20 minute drive from Reykjavík. The trail is actually fairly easy so you’ll do fine with sneakers. It shouldn’t take more than a hour or two to get to “the Rock” so pretty much anyone should be able to go. The view of Reykjavík from the top is great.

    Esjan, Iceland

  • Sundlaug Seltjarnarness

    Go swim in a heated outdoor pools. You’ll find a few of these scattered around the city and all over Iceland. The entrance fees are low, they are clean and not overly crowded. You can soak in the hot tubs, relax in the steam rooms and pretend to swim, most people don’t. If you are feeling adventures go swim in the ocean!

    Hrólfsskálavör 13, Seltjarnarnes, Iceland

  • Valdís

    Go grab some ice cream, this is the best in Iceland. Doesn't matter if it's snowing or if the sun is shining there is always room and time for ice cream... especially after swimming in a hot pool!

    Grandagarður, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

  • Nauthólsvík Beach

    Swimming in the ocean is great fun and supposedly good for your health as well. From Nauthólsvík you can dip or swim in the cold ocean (yes it will be really cold) then after a few minutes dive back into the hot pool... so refreshing.

    101 Reykjavík, Iceland


Einar Þór Gústafsson Reykjavík, Iceland


Espresso and whisky drinking foodie that likes run up mountains and swim in the cold ocean. Co-founder of Getlocal