So you are heading to Reykjavik? There are so many awesome and fun things to do in Reykjavik. We created this secret guide to give you access to the best activities we've enjoyed here.

On top of that, here are the 3 top things to do in Reykjavik.

For some of these activities you HAVE to get your ticket in advance. Don't miss this!

Update October, 2018: How to find flight deals to Reykjavik?

Still looking for cheap flights to Reykjavik? We LOVE Kiwi.com.

You can search here with a so-called "radius search". It is incredible easy to find sweet flight deals to Reykjavik and area.

Read our full review of Kiwi.com here

Kiwi Review - Flights to Reykjavik

Anyway, back to our secret tips and things to do in Reykjavik.

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

Now that you found this amazing hostel, make sure you pack the right away and the right things.

Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 smart items you need to pack.

The main things to pack are:

  1. earplugs
  2. eye mask
  3. key chain flashlight
  4. the right backpack, the Lowe Alpine Lightflite 40 Pack
  5. packing cubes
  6. generic padlock
  7. quick-dry travel towel
  8. universal power adapter
  9. travel-sized toiletries
  10. The hostel address – written down
Read the full packing list here.Download Hostel Packing List