Nightlife and bars in Reykjavik

Nightlife in Reykjavik

If you would like to enjoy the unique nightlife in Reykjavik, it is only a short walk, or an even shorter cab ride, away. You can start with a couple of drinks at the Ölvisholt Microbrewery bar at the hotel before heading to Laugarvegur, the city’s main shopping street that transforms into the central party street during the weekends. With a high concentration of bars and pubs, the street is guaranteed to be crowded with people of all ages, every weekend.


None of the establishments in down town Reykjavik charge entry fees (unless there is a live band playing or something special going on). This means that you can casually stroll from one bar to another, changing your location if you don’t like a song in the bar you’re currently in. It literally takes from about 10 seconds up to a minute to walk to the next bar.


From Sundays to Thursdays all the bars will close at 1am. Fridays and Saturdays, however, the bars usually don´t get busy until around midnight and most of them don’t close until 5.