Top Choice Live Music in Old Reykjavík


Dark and raw, this large bar opens up its back room to create a much-loved concert venue, with a wide range of live music or DJs most nights. It's one of the best places in town to close out the evening. There's a r…
Top Choice Live Music in Akureyri

Græni Hatturinn

Tucked down a lane beside Blaá Kannan, this intimate venue is the best place in town to see live music – and one of the best in the country. If you get the chance, buy a ticket to anything going.
Top Choice Cinema in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur

Bíó Paradís

This totally cool cinema, decked out in movie posters and vintage officeware, screens specially curated Icelandic films with English subtitles and international flicks. It's a chance to see movies that you may not f…
Music in Akureyri


Modern Hof is a cultural centre designed for music and other performing arts. Along with conference and exhibition facilities and a good daytime restaurant (1862 Nordic Bistro), it's also home to Akureyri's tourist …
Live Music in Seyðisfjörður

Blue Church Summer Concerts

On Wednesday evenings from July to mid-August, the Bláa Kirkjan is the setting for a popular series of jazz, classical- and folk-music concerts; see the website for the program. If you’re leaving on the Thursday fer…
Stadium in Reykjavík

Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium

Iceland’s football (soccer) passion is huge. Cup and international matches are played at this national stadium in Laugardalur. See the sports sections of Reykjavík’s newspapers or Football Association of Iceland, an…
Cinema in Old Harbour

Cinema at Old Harbour Village No 2

A tiny theatre perches in the top of one of the rehabbed Old Harbour warehouses. Nature films cover volcanoes (Eyjafjallajökull, Westmann Islands), the creation of Iceland, and the Northern Lights, and are mostly sh…
Theatre in Old Reykjavík


Drama, stand-up comedy, improv and dance all get a showing at this long-standing, independent performing-arts theatre. Look out for the many shows performed in English. The vibrant theatre cafe-bar is open during th…
Theatre in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur

National Theatre

The National Theatre puts on everything from modern Icelandic works to musicals, opera and Shakespeare. The five separate performance areas include the main stage and studio, children's and puppet spaces.
Live Music in Old Reykjavík


Grungy and glorious, Gaukurinn is a solid stop for live music, comedy, karaoke and open mikes. Happy hour is 7pm to 9pm.