Must-see entertainment in Reykjavík

  • Top Choice
    Bíó Paradís

    This totally cool cinema, decked out in movie posters and vintage officeware, screens specially curated Icelandic films with English subtitles and…

  • Top Choice

    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…

  • Tjarnarbíó

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • National Theatre

    The National Theatre puts on everything from modern Icelandic works to musicals, opera and Shakespeare. The five separate performance areas include the…

  • Gaukurinn

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

  • Mengi

    It may be small, but Mengi offers an innovative program of music and visual and performing arts.

  • Smárabíó

    Iceland’s biggest cinema, in Smáralind shopping centre. In summer a free shuttle connects Smáralind with Reykjavík's Main Tourist Office.

  • Iðnó Theatre

    Music and Icelandic theatre, tending towards the comedic.

  • Let’s Talk Iceland

    Comedic play about Icelandic lore. Shows are only arranged for group bookings (50,000kr).