Beer from Borg Brugghus. Celabrate the national beer day in Iceland

The national Beer Day in Iceland

March 1st is the national Beer Day in Iceland and this year we will celebrate 25 years of legally drinking this golden beverage. Book cheap flights to Reykjavik with WOW air and get ready for the beer tasting of a […]



Harlem is the latest in the illustrious line of trendy Reykjavík bars known more for their cool clientèle and great nights out than for their furniture, décor and ambience. Let’s start with the negative and build to the positive, shall […]

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Time for a cold one

Text by Jón Kristinn Snæhólm When Icelanders decide to do something they more or less go to the utmost extreme. In the early 80′s for instance, we discovered the VCR and it took us only four to five years to […]



Ölstofa Kormáks og Skjaldar (the Ale Lounge of Kormákur and Skjöldur) is usually shortened to just Ölstofan. Despite the quirky name, Ölstofan is one of the most down-to-earth bars in Reykjavík. Let’s put it another way: Ölstofan is one of […]


Kaffi Rósenberg

Rósenberg is not really a café, despite its name. Sure you can get coffee there, but it is best described as the lovechild of a jazz lounge and a rural pub. Despite looking singularly uninviting from the outside and being […]



There is one word above all others that screams ‘Reykjavik Nightlife’: Kaffibarinn. Not everybody loves the place, but everyone knows exactly where it is and would be sad if it ever closed down. But there is very little risk of […]



Hressó, as it is known to most people, is a large bar/café/restaurant/nightclub in central Reykjavík with a more fascinating history than any other Reykjavík hangout. We won’t delve too deeply into the long story here; but the house was imported […]

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Bar 11

Bar 11 is a many-fabled wonderland of hot, thumping rock music, inadequate toilets, bad smells, cheap drinks, not having enough personal space to lift your glass to your lips, and of literally everybody thinking themselves lucky to be there. Since […]



In a city where the swankier a bar is, the quicker it tends to be replaced by something even better, b5 has bucked the trend. The pleasant name b5 comes from the street address at Bankastræti 5 and it is […]

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Alcohol in Iceland

Iceland has some pretty weird laws about alcohol. Here we give you the quick low-down you’re going to need to navigate the boozy maze. You’ll notice we have all sorts of alcoholic drinks for sale in bars, restaurants and cafés […]

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