Looking for cool and authentic tips for things to do in Reykjavik? We got you covered!

Reykjavik is the cultural center of Iceland, the land of fire and ice, famous for its colorful buildings in an eclectic design. Make sure you start your Iceland experience on the right foot. We are keen to present you the 5 best things to do in Reykjavik. The most northern capital of the world is a beautiful, cosy city and the perfect starting point to get a glimpse of the Icelandic lifestyle.

We also wrote a brand new hostel guide to Reykjavik. In this guide we cover the 3 BEST hostels in Reykjavik for solo-travellers, backpackers and all travel styles.

In a nutshell:

  1. KEX Hostel – the top choice
  2. Bus Hostel – fun for backpackers
  3. Galaxy Pod Hostel – posh and hip

Our blogger Kelly started here her bike tour around Iceland, and here is where love stories happen as well: Read the love story from Mona and Jakob at Bus Hostel Reykjavik!

All our secret tips and local things to do in Reykjavik are authentic, and 100% non-touristic. The Geeky Guide Reykjavik is as always for free to download.

Download the 5 local things to do in Reykjavik here:

You can download the guide completely for free, no strings attached! Enjoy the guide and Bus Hostel, Anna&Matt

Our travel guide to Reykjavik covers:

  1. This is a local Market with Icelandic food
  2. Pool and Spa recommendation and what to bring to save some coins!
  3. Dance & dance: Bar with Live Music
  4. Cozy Café to rest and recharge your battery
  5. How about Fish and Chips? This Restaurant is a local secret.

Honeymooning in Iceland? The Two Scots Abroad put together 23 reasons why Iceland is perfect for a honeymoon.

A cool Hostel in Reykjavik

Currently, there is no 5 Star Hostel in Reykjavik. No worries, we are here for you. We are happy to share our recommendations and insights.

Here is our brand new guide to the coolest hostels in Reykjavik.

In a nutshell:

  1. KEX Hostel – the top choice
  2. Bus Hostel – fun for backpackers
  3. Galaxy Pod Hostel – posh and hip

Boutique Hostels in Reykjavik; The KEX Hostel

Hostel Packing List

It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.

The most important things to pack are: Read the full packing list here. Download Hostel Packing List