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Reykjavik Nightlife: TOP 6 Bars & Nightclubs

Reykjavik Nightlife: TOP 6 Bars & Nightclubs

Updated on May. 17, 2019 by

This is my ultimate Reykjavik nightlife guide in Iceland featuring the Top 6 bars & nightclubs which I carefully selected including places such as B5, Den Danske Kro, Kaffibarinn, Boston and the best nightclub in town called Austur where Icelandic girls go absolutely wild!

Tips & Advice
  • Why: Capital of Vikings' Nightlife.
  • Last Call: 4:00am
  • Accommodation: Airbnb ($46 OFF) near the city center (Laugavegur).
  • Best Reykjavik Bar: Den Danske Kro (Friday night)
  • Best Reykjavik Nightclub: Austur (Saturday night)

cool stairways at club Austur in Reykjavik in Reykjavik, Hofuoborgarsvaeoi, Icelandmy new buddies Darri & Biggie Smalls in Reykjavik, Hofuoborgarsvaeoi, Icelandmaking new friends in Iceland in Reykjavik, Hofuoborgarsvaeoi, Icelandthe vibrant party crowd in Reykjavik in Reykjavik, Hofuoborgarsvaeoi, Iceland

If you thought Reykjavik, Iceland was filled with whale eating maniacs, think again! This beautiful country has so much to offer especially during their incredible nightlife. I created a bucket list of the top rated night clubs and bars in this tiny town of 120,000 inhabitants.

Places

  • 1. Austur

    Absolutely the best nightclub in Iceland located in the heart of Reykjavik with the hottest people. (map)

  • 2. B5

    Young Icelandic people come here to drink and party hard, located on the main shopping street. (map)

  • 3. Den Danske Kro

    Like the Kaffibarinn, another great bar but with a younger crowd often with long waiting queues to get in. (map)

  • 4. Kaffibarinn

    Dark, cozy bar with an older crowd but great for an enjoyable night out. (map)

  • 5. Lebowski Bar

    One of the better bars in Reyjavik with a massive dance floor. (map)

  • 6. Boston

    Located on the 2nd floor, great to start off the night with a few cold brewski's. (map)

Darri and Reyka Vodka in Reykjavik, Hofuoborgarsvaeoi, Icelandcool staircase at Dolly Bar, Reykjavik in Reykjavik, Hofuoborgarsvaeoi, Icelandthe Dolly bar on the second floor in Reykjavik, Hofuoborgarsvaeoi, Icelandthe DJ at Austur, Reykjavik in Reykjavik, Hofuoborgarsvaeoi, Iceland

Why not call a friend to show you around town instead of trying to figure everything out by yourself during a short stay or layover in Iceland. My buddy Darri McMahon from rvkbynight.is is the master of the Reykjavik nightlife. He showed me some of the best bars and nightclubs in Reykjavik and introduced to some of the coolest and hottest people in Iceland.

meeting the strongest man of Iceland and 3rd of the world in Reykjavik, Hofuoborgarsvaeoi, Icelandmeeting the strongest man of Iceland and 3rd of the world

The streets run wild on Saturday night and let me tell you these Icelanders truly know how to party hard and have a good time. We had VIP at the best night club in Reykjavik called Austur which had two floors and a large dance floor.

biggie smalls exploring the streets of Reykjavik in Reykjavik, Hofuoborgarsvaeoi, IcelandI love Iceland - kindest people on earth in Reykjavik, Hofuoborgarsvaeoi, Icelandmatt in the VIP in Reykjavik in Reykjavik, Hofuoborgarsvaeoi, Icelandspinning out of control at Austur in Iceland in Reykjavik, Hofuoborgarsvaeoi, Icelandbeards are very popular in Iceland - a true viking town in Reykjavik, Hofuoborgarsvaeoi, Icelandmassive lineup at B5 bar in Reykjavik in Reykjavik, Hofuoborgarsvaeoi, Icelandthe late night crowd at Austur in Reykjavik, Hofuoborgarsvaeoi, Icelandmaybe too many straws? in Reykjavik, Hofuoborgarsvaeoi, Iceland

Darri introduced me to traditional Icelandic shots called Brennivin, also known as Black Death which is a liqourish tasting vodka. The Icelandic folks in Reykjavik are incredible; they are polite, smart, friendly and above all have a good sense of humor. While enjoying our drinks at Austur we ran into Thor aka The Mountain (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson) from the series Game of Thrones, he is the strongest man in Iceland and World's Strongest Man. Thor's hands are absolutely massive, look at the photo comparison to my hand. Thor is an awesome dude, very humble and fun to talk to.

the fun filled streets on Saturday night in Reykjavik in Reykjavik, Hofuoborgarsvaeoi, Icelandthe fun filled streets on Saturday night in Reykjavik

Other  fantastic bars & nightclubs we checked out where the Danish pub called Der Danske Kro and a cool hipster bar called Dolly (now closed). The ratio of guys to girls in Reykjavik on a Saturday night is excellent. I wish I could stay longer but after this intense experience I am already thinking of making a comeback next time on route to Europe. If you are looking for an incredible night in Reykjavik, than contact Darri to be your guide at RVKBYNIGHT.is.

Darri & Biggie in Reykjavik, Hofuoborgarsvaeoi, Icelandanother lineup at the next bar - Den Danske Kro in Reykjavik, Hofuoborgarsvaeoi, Icelandamazing nightlife of Reykjavik in Reykjavik, Hofuoborgarsvaeoi, Icelandhaving a drink at Den Danske Kro in Reykjavik, Hofuoborgarsvaeoi, Icelandone night in Reykjavik at the VIP area at Austur in Reykjavik, Hofuoborgarsvaeoi, Icelandsnackies in Iceland in Reykjavik, Hofuoborgarsvaeoi, Icelandrocking it out in the VIP area in Reykjavik, Hofuoborgarsvaeoi, Icelandtime for another shot in Reykjavik, Hofuoborgarsvaeoi, Iceland

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