the nylon guide to reykjavik
summer or winter, meet your new go-to getaway.
Although you should most definitely add an extra day for all of the “nature” aspects of the country (like hunting the Northern Lights, visiting geysers, and duh, soaking in the world-famous Blue Lagoon), for those who want to hang in Reykjavik proper, see our guide below. Then, grab your laptop and start plotting your next long-weekend adventure. (And when you do...let me know! I’m already counting down until when I can go back.)See our favorite spots and the best Icelandic designers in the gallery! WHERE TO STAY: If you want to be in the center of everything....Center Hotels Plaza
If you don’t want to spend a lot of money....Reykjavik Downtown Hostel
If you want to meet people... KEX Hostel
WHAT TO SEE:If you want to relax and bliss out in a geothermal spa...Blue Lagoon
If you want to get your Icelandic art fix on... Einar Jonsson Museum
If you want Scandinavian design inspiration...Spark Design Space
If you want to cruise along the waterfront, check out... HARPA
If you want to make your friends jealous... document all the street art.WHERE TO SHOP: If you love Opening Ceremony, then you’ll love...KronkronIf you want the coolest vintage....Spuutnik
If you want to get schooled on the coolest Icelandic bands, visit.....Tonar 12
If you want to see art/music/and visual awesomness all rolled into one....Dead Skeletons
WHAT TO EAT: If you want to eat raw/vegan/totally healthy...Glo
If you’re hungover from the night before...Prikio
If you want a true Icelandic hot dog (yes, they exist!), go to... Bæjarins beztu pylsur
If you want the best seafood...The Sea Baron
If you want really great coffee...Mokka Kaffi
WHERE TO DRINK:
photo by birta ranKnitwear with a twist (and radical styling) at Magnea.
photo by birta ranCool-girl separates (and tons of eye-popping prints) at Sigga Maija.
photo by birta ranHitchock heroine for the 21st century at Rey.
photo by birta ranOut-of-this-world patterns at Ziska.