Goecco Indie Guide To Reykjavík

indie guide reykjavik 2018

Find your way in the jungle of stuffed-puffin-stores and fast food chains.  Here is our selection of favorite places.


 Breakfast


 

Grái kötturinn

Yummy breakfasts! Small, authentic, central.

 

 

Kaffivagninn 

Awesome fish pans for lunch! Great cakes and breakfast too.

 

Brauð & Co

Our #1 place to go in the morning!


Coffee


 

Kaffifélagið

Simply the best coffee in town!

 

Reykjavík Roasters

Roasting their own coffee since 2008! Excellent coffee.

Kaffi Mokka 

One of the oldest cafes in Iceland! Try their huge waffles.

 

Kaffihús Vesturbæjar

Café located in the West side of town. Lovely place after a dip in Vesterbæjarlaug pool.

 


Vegan


 

Vinýl

100% vegan café and cool hangout.

 

 

Gló

THE place to get a healthy, green lunch or early dinner. Menu changes daily.an café and cool hangout.

 

 

Nat.Kitchen

Great healthy food, smoothies to stay or to go.

 


Music


Reykjavík Record Shop

Looking for traditional Icelandic music on vinyl? Look no more!

12 Tones

12 tones is the oldest record shop in Iceland!

Lucky Records

One of the six best record stores in the world” (BA Highlife)

 

Smekkleysa

Bad Taste Records. The label behind Bjork and Sigur Ros. Need we say more?


Swimming


Vesturbæjarlaug

This is our #1 Swimming pool to go to! Best hot tub in town.

Sundhöllinn

Located right in the center. The oldest pool in Reykjavik. Beautiful art deco building.

Sundlaug Kópavogs

A bit out of the way, but one of the most popular swimming pools!


Design Shops 


Aurum

A bit out of the way, but one of the most popular swimming pools!

Hrím

Design shop for hipsters. Check out the selection of Icelandic design.

Epal

Scandinavian design per excellence.


Art/Museums


Listasafn Reykjavíkur

Lots of events and modern art showings. We highly recommend this place!

Dead

Underrated and very different gallery. Definitely take a look at this one!

Hverfisgallerí

A broad selection of Icelandic art.


Clothes


Kiosk

Best of Icelandic design! Currently relocating – check their website for details.

Kronkron

High end Icelandic and International fashion. Famous for their colorful shoes!

Gloria

Sustainable fashion, Really cool store!

Herrafataverslun Kormáks & Skjaldar

Men’s fashion! One of the most interesting stores in town!


Eat


Snaps

Bistro, laid back, really good value for money! Try fish of the day for lunch.

Hverfisgata 12 

You get one of the best pizzas in town! Great cocktails too.

Restó

Famous for their fish!


Cook Your Own Meal


Best Icelandic lamb! Fantastic fish too. Must do if you have access to a kitchen!

Kjöt og Fiskur

Best Icelandic lamb! Fantastic fish too. Must do if you have access to a kitchen!

Búrið

Great for cheese and local delicatessen!

Kaja Organic

Stock up on everything organic!


Icelandic Sweaters/wool


Rammagerðin

Local wool souvenirs and more.

Storkurinn

Really, Really great wool and yarn store. Knit your own souvenir!

HAI

Best place for original Icelandic sweaters. Or simply for supplies to knit your own.


Supermarkets 


Krambúð

Small supermarket right next to the big church downtown! Open from early to late.

Melabúðin

Really offbeat and great staff! Best little supermarket in town with a butcher.

Bónus 

The cheapest grocery store in the city!


The Harbour/Grandi


Valdís 

Really famous for their ice cream flavours!

17 Sortir

Just one word: CUPCAKES!

STEiNUNN

Wool high end fashion. Been working with Calvin Klein and more!

The Coocoo’s Nest

Different menu specials every day and amazing bread!

Good Icelandic music from our tours, enjoy Daði Freyr

indie guide reykjavik 2018