Published September 30, 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.
Barber is the best barber. This isn’t a tautology, for all you philosophy buffs out there. It’s a great shop nestled inside the Alda hotel. You can grab a cocktail or a coffee and laugh through your entire appointment with the hilarious antics of the barbers. It’s THE spot for getting your haircut, and there are walk-ins available after 15:00. Just don’t have too much fun, or you might come stumbling out with the impromptu tramlines that seemed like such a great idea.
Runner up: Stjúri
Stjúri is a one man hair-cutting machine. Wherever he is, great haircuts follow. He’s a local hero, saving relationships, and self-confidence, one snip at a time. If you get the chance, get your hair cut and be a part of Reykjavík history.
Runner up: Barbarella
This is a fun hair salon with awesome products and great service. It’s located next to a cemetery, so depending on your mood you can get your hair done and then take an existential stroll. It’s not true that your hair keeps growing after you die.
Read more of our Best of 2016 lists here.