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  • ROKK Í REYKJAVÍK OG ÍSLAND

    despite its diminutive size, icelanders live large. reykjavik is a fun, raucous outpost, small enough that one can walk across it in less than an hour.

    • Feb 2017
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  • Prikið

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    Bar

    i love this legendary café for its beautiful curving counter, its beat-up vintage decor and its wonderful soups. a good late night dining spot.

  • Kaffibarinn

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    Bar

    good coffee, small-town elegance and a late night vibe where anything can happen, especially the spontaneous bursts of manic behavior that define icelanders.

  • Gló Laugavegi

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    Vegetarian / Vegan

    vegetarian and raw food on the menu. highly rated. helps mitigate the less healthy habits you might pick up while in iceland.

  • 12 Tónar

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    Record Shop

    the record shop and café is considered responsible for launching many of iceland’s new bands.

  • Iðnó

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    Bar

    i once saw the finnish screaming choir perform the danish national anthem at this former opera house. it was organized by einar of the sugarcubes. recognize.

  • The Laundromat Café

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    Café

    the original (there are 3 of them in copenhagen as well). washing machines and books organized by color, with very serviceable food (especially for iceland).

  • Fiskmarkaðurinn | Fish Market

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    Seafood

    dine on puffins and minke whales at this lovely fish market! they also offer less unusual species. menu ranges from the traditional to the very inventive.

  • Sægreifinn

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    Seafood

    ah, the sea baron's divine fish shack. cheap and delicious lobster soup with a basket of bread satisfies the budget travelers. try the grilled cormorant!

  • i8 Gallerí

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    Art Gallery

    started in 1996, an important gallery that reps artists who regularly feature in art fairs around the globe, art basel and armory art show included.

  • Harpa

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    Concert Hall

    designed by danish-icelandic artist olafur eliasson, it’s the new concert hall. a major addition to iceland's cultural scene.

  • Café Loki

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    Café

    offers lots of old-school icelandic cuisine with a modern interpretation. caveat emptor, know what you are eating. savage beauty might be diplomatic.

  • Café Konditori

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    Coffee Shop

    a treat for someone who's biased towards danish confections is this slightly out of the way bakery. the closest one gets to proper danish pastries in iceland.

  • MUSIC and ELVES (nisser)!

    don't pass up a chance to experience sigur rós, múm, emilíana torrini, or a rare performance by gus gus! that said, these artists are more likely to be in NYC or london! • beware, icelanders believe in elves: straight roads suddenly swerve around invisible objects before re-aligning themselves. it's to avoid elf homes.

  • Viðey

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    Island

    a nice excursion from reykjavik is a day-trip to the island of viðey. take the ferry, see the seals, take in yoko ono’s imagine peace tower.

  • Þingvellir National Park (Þingvellir þjóðgarður)

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    National Park

    less for its historical significance but more because the rift valley itself is simply astonishing – where tectonic plates meet and ragnarok begins and ends.

Christian Svanes Kolding

Christian Svanes Kolding