Published September 24, 2016
Reykjavík is a relatively small city, but even so, sometimes you need a bit of local advice to find what you’re looking for, whether it’s a good people-watching spot, somewhere to see some contemporary art, or the best place to catch an Icelandic movie. Don’t worry, friends—we’ve got you covered via our Best of Reykjavík 2016 series. Here are some of our favourite spots in Reykjavík, for all kinds of super-fun days and nights out. Enjoy! And if you try our list, you can let us know what you thought of the selections via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best Late Night Bite
Winner: Fish And Chips Truck
Fish And Chips Truck brings comfort and quality to the quagmire that is Lækjargata late at night. Whether you need something to do while waiting for the taxi, or you just remembered you forgot to eat before heading out on the town, this food truck offers the best of British cuisine, enhanced by the use of Icelandic fish. Ignore the fighting couples and dead-eyed public urinators. Grab your food and dig in. You’ll thank us in the morning.
Runner up: Deli
Deli is not just a place to grab a slice of pizza. It is one of the main relationship-causing venues in Reykjavík. People have met their future partner there. It usually doesn’t last, but they might get a couple of kids out of the deal.
Runner up: Lobster Soup Truck
Sometimes you need piping hot soup in the middle of the night. Downing a half pint of cream at three in the morning is always a good idea–especially salty, fishy cream. It can also keep your hands warm while you wait for a cab.
2015: Chicken wings at Dirty Burger & Ribs
Read more of our Best of 2016 lists here.