Reykjavík entertainment

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 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…
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.
Theatre in Reykjavík

Reykjavík City Theatre

Stages plays and musicals, and is home to the Icelandic Dance Company.
Live Performance in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur


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

Icelandic Dance Company

The Icelandic Dance Company is in residence at Reykjavík City Theatre.