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 Place To Shop Organic
Winner: Frú Lauga
Frú Lauga is one of the only places in Reykjavík where you can shop local and organic. It is located in Laugardalur, a little bit outside of downtown, with a greenhouse for growing fresh produce right on the spot. You can find a wide variety of enticing and delicious organic products, such as tomatoes, salad greens, garlic, milk, cream, meat, and olives. It doesn’t get more greenhouse-to-table than this—who can argue with that kind of quality?
Runner up: Heilsuhúsið
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Heilsuhúsið sells a variety of health products, cosmetics, toiletries, natural foods and vitamins. The store’s goal is to nurture the body and soul by helping you maintain a healthy, eco-friendly lifestyle. The store has grown and is now located in five different locations, all of which have a juice bar. We recommend trying a shot of ginger or wheatgrass while you shop.
2015: Frú Lauga
2014: Frú Lauga
2013: Frú Lauga
2012: Frú Lauga
2011: Frú Lauga
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