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Top Nightlife Experiences in Reykjavik

By Viator, April 2018

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While its spectacular volcanic landscape is Iceland’s biggest tourist draw, it’s not its only lure. Reykjavik is fast-gaining a reputation for its excellent nightlife scene. See below for ideas on how to spend those bright summer—or long winter—nights in Iceland’s capital city.

Bar and Club Crawls
Pub crawls are an Icelandic tradition—so much so that there is even a local word for one: rúntur, which translates to “round tour.” Many of Reykjavik’s coolest bars are located in and around Laugavegur, the city’s main shopping street. On Friday and Saturday nights, this busy downtown thoroughfare is elbow-to-elbow with revelers.

Northern Lights Tours
For nighttime entertainment of a different nature, opt for a Northern Lights tour. Cruises, bus, and small-group 4WD tours all depart from the capital, taking you away from the bright city lights to the countryside, where they have a better chance of spotting the aurora borealis. Northern Lights tours typically run only from mid-September to mid-April.

Beer Tours
For a country in which beer was banned until 1989, Iceland sure seems to have a soft spot for the stuff. In the years since the ban was lifted, the Icelandic craft beer scene has prospered with more and more Icelandic brewers getting creative with their alcoholic output. Take a tour of breweries in Reykjavik, and taste the latest craft creations from domestic producers.

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Beer Tasting at Olgerdin Brewery from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, null
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Beer Tasting at Olgerdin Brewery from Reykjavik

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Taste the spirit of Iceland on a guided tour of the Olgerdin Brewery in Reykjavik. Your two-hour brewery tour introduces you to the history of alcohol in ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.03
Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Beer & Brewery Tours
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Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

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The Northern Lights tour from Reykjavík takes you to see a spectacular natural phenomenon which happens during the winter months. The Northern Lights, ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.00
Small-Group Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik in a Super Jeep, Reykjavik, Night Tours
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Small-Group Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik in a Super Jeep

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Escape the reach of tour buses and seek the celestial green glow of the northern lights on a 4-hour Iceland tour in the comfort of a ‘super jeep,’ a spacious ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $193.83
Secret Lagoon, Buffet Dinner, and Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Night Tours
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Secret Lagoon, Buffet Dinner, and Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

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Visit the oldest swimming pool in Iceland, the geothermal, open-air Secret Lagoon. After soaking luxuriously in the warm water, enjoy a delicious buffet-style ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $168.82
Small-Group Deluxe Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Night Tours
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Small-Group Deluxe Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

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Join our Northern Lights Deluxe tour for the exciting hunt of the ‎Aurora Borealis! There will be no more than 18 passengers with you in a comfortable minibus ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $106.29
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Northern Lights Super Jeep Tour from Reykjavik

This northern lights tour in Iceland takes you in an original superjeep out of town to avoid light pollution so as to observe this fascinating natural ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $221.34
Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik by Bus, Reykjavik, Night Tours
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Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik by Bus

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Join our tour for the hunt of the Northern Lights. This 3-5 hour tour will take you out of the light pollution of the city so that you may see the lights ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.52
Northern Lights and Stargazing: Small Group tour with Local Guides from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Night ... 
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Northern Lights and Stargazing: Small Group tour with Local Guides from Reykjavik

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Northern Lights Hunt We pick you up and whisk you away from the city lights to where we predict the best sightings according to the cloud forecast. Our small ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 3 to 5 hrs

From USD $225.39
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Private Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

Go on an exiting hunt for the spectacular Northern Lights with just your private group and your guide. This tour will take you away from the city lights in ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.20
Reykjavik Northern Lights Small-Group Tour by Super Jeep, Reykjavik, Night Tours
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Reykjavik Northern Lights Small-Group Tour by Super Jeep

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Hop on board a super jeep and travel in style on this hunt for the breathtaking Northern Lights 4-hour tour. Take in the stunning scenery of the Icelandic ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $173.82

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