Bars in Iceland

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Icelanders love to party—called djammið—an activity that largely involves drinking at home with friends until late, and then hitting the clu... Read More

Icelanders love to party—called djammið—an activity that largely involves drinking at home with friends until late, and then hitting the clubs well after midnight. During the summer months, when the sun never sets, neither do Reykjavíkers, who often lose track of time. In Iceland’s smaller towns, teenagers perform the rúntur on weekends: repeatedly driving around in circles waving hello to friends.

For those interested in something between those extremes, there are plenty of bars serving craft brews and Icelandic liquor in the capital. Nightlife, however, is quite thin outside of Reykjavík.

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  • Boston

    Live DJ's (Herr Gott, Styrmir Dansson) handle the soundtrack at Boston most evenings, though visitors can find regularly scheduled concerts at this... Read More

  • Kaffibarinn

    A coffee shop by day and thumping dancing house by night, you can't miss Kaffibarinn's iconic London Tube signage—or the lengthy line that forms outside... Read More

  • Kaldi

    Brewed in northern Akureryi, Kaldi beer has become a local favorite, and the brand's dedicated bar on Reykjavik’s main drag has a variety of Icelandic... Read More

  • Kex Hostel

    Typically, a bar inside of a hostel wouldn’t be appealing to every type of traveler, but the owners of Kex have worked hard to create a hip,... Read More

  • Micro Bar

    A worthy choice for travelers who appreciate a good beer, Micro Bar offers some of the most interesting local brews in Iceland—10 of which are always on... Read More

  • Stofan Cafe

    It's easy to see how Stofan (which means living room in Icelandic) got its name: inside this light-filled cafe is a garage sale-like collection of... Read More

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