Iceland // Reykjavík //

Drinking and nightlife


Thanks to some cunning publicity from the Icelandic Tourist Board, Reykjavík is now deservedly known across Europe and the US for its nightlife. Although the scene is actually no bigger than that of any small-sized town in most other countries, what sets it apart is the northerly setting and location for all this revelry – during the light nights of summer, it’s very disorientating to have entered a nightclub in the wee small hours with the sun just about to set, only to emerge a couple of hours later (and several thousand krónur poorer) into the blinding and unflattering daylight of the Icelandic morning.

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