Reykjavik is best for...

Bar hopping: All bars are located on the main shopping street Laugavegar, making it easy to stroll from one to another

Weekend nights out: Saturdays and Sundays are the best nights to go out, with many bars staying open till 5am

Live music: From the cultural Harpa concert hall to the live music hotspot Hurra, there are venues and acts for all tastes

Fast facts

Language: The language spoken in Reykjavik is Icelandic

Currency: The currency used in Reykjavik is the Iceland Krona

Local time: Reykjavik is 1 hour behind GMT/UK time

Fly to: Reykjavik's main airport is Keflavík International Airport

Reykjavik nightlife is unlike any other. Iceland’s mix of dark winter nights, long summer days, and seriously strong local schnapps make Reykjavik a great place for you to party. With the perfect mix of cosy bars and bustling clubs, every night on a holiday to Reykjavik is a different story.

Reykjavik nightlife doesn’t take itself too seriously. The city’s small size means everything’s within walking distance and you won’t find long queues, insanely expensive entry fees, or strict dress codes. There are tons of bars along Laugavegur, the main shopping street, and this is the best place to start on your holiday to Reykjavik.

There aren’t too many clubs and instead cafés and restaurants turn into bars and then into dance venues as the night goes on. The clubs that are here are the kind where you won’t stop dancing, and the doors don’t close until dawn, if the sun has gone down at all.