Reykjavik hints and tips

Some random advice we have gathered from our time in Iceland’s capital…

  • It can get very noisy in the centre of the city on Friday and Saturday nights. If you want a peaceful night’s sleep, choose a hotel away from the main roads.
  • Reykjavik is one of the safest cities in Europe but all usual advice about keeping yourself safe still applies. The emergency services can be reached on 112.
  • Bonus is a supermarket chain and can be identified by the scary/drunken pink pig logo on a yellow background.
  • In winter many of the main streets/pavements in the city have underground heating, preventing the build up of ice. However, be aware that not all pavements have this, and for much of winter untreated areas can be icy and very slippery.
  • Tipping is not necessary in Iceland, and usually you go to the bar to pay when you’re finished rather than waiting for the cheque to be brought to your table.