Published September 27, 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 Grocery Store
Hallveigarstígur 1 and other locations
Bónus wins for a number of reasons: location, price and logo. If it were up to some of our writers, it would also win for “best lunch” and “cheapest meal.” You can grab enough food to fill your AirBnB fridge, which you’ll be living out of eventually, when you finally comprehend the exchange rate on day three of your visit. Bónus also gets a few bonus points for managing to have the least rotten avocados and a healthy supply of celery root. What can you do with celery root? There must be something.
Runner up: Krónan
Skarfagarðar 2 and other locations
Krónan might be indistinguishable from Bónus to the untrained eye, but after careful inspection you will realize they have different logos. With a name like Krónan, you would also assume it would be like a “dollar store” in North America. It’s not.
Runner up: Víðir
Víðir has a green logo. This might have meant it had more healthy food inside, but that’s not necessarily true. It sometimes has more luxurious vegetables like daikon or still-firm cucumber. But sometimes it doesn’t have either.
Read more of our Best of 2016 lists here.