Durability is the motto of nightlife in Iceland. Seems, that in this country people know the sense of fun and entertainment. The parties in Iceland are just endless, lasting the whole night. Nightlife in Iceland offers a great selection of dance clubs, festivals, bars, shows, restaurants, and live music bands. However, if you want, you can just go out and have a good old-fashioned local entertainment.
Nightlife in Iceland can fulfill everybody's dreams about resting - independent of the age and number of persons in the group. If you prefer a good communication during the long night, find one of conversation and socializing pubs in downtown. If you want to listen to the live music, find one of night clubs in Reykjavik and enjoy the singers singing.
One can say that Iceland nightlife is spotted in lots of local pubs and nightclubs, which offer great dancing and live music. On weekends, however, be ready to wait in line to get in. The entrance fee is usually not too large and drink might be included into it also. During summer period, if the weather is good, participate in Icelanders party, which takes place around Laekjartorg, the so called Spring square, in the center of the oldest part of Reykjavik.
Reykjavik is known as the north nightlife capital. There are over 100 different bars and clubs in Reykjavik; most of them are located on Laugavegur and its side streets. For Icelanders is a rule to continue resting after the midnight. Seems, that the entire population of the town is settled in many of the bars to get its portion of the Reykjavik entertainment.
Be aware, that alcohol is rather expensive in bars. Beer is considered Icelanders` drink of choice and, like other alcoholic beverages, is quite expensive. For instance, a half litre of beer can cost an Icelandic bar about 4 to 9 Euros (350 to 800 Icelandic Krona). To this reason, people tend to drink at home before going out and are already drunk when they arrive at the bars downtown.
Further, keep in mind that on weekends it is rather difficult to get into some of the hottest nightclubs. Therefore, if you are not a VIP person or do not have friend in the club or bar, you have to get in early. Remember about the dress code - if you are in a full hiking gear, you will not be able to get in. However, for foreigners the rules might be not so strong, but to feel comfortable, dress a smart-casual style. At some places, jeans and sneakers are not allowed as well - gather the precise info before going to relax.
Reykjavik has a very interesting and changing music life. The scene covers a large number of genres from hardcore punk rock and indie to chamber music and hip-hop. So, visitors in bars can practically listen to a concert every night of the week. And especially on weekends.
Nightlife in Iceland features ongoing parties, fun and spectacular entertainment. Icelanders are open for conversation and friendly to tourists. They love people who get interested in them and their country and are ready to show and tell you about this great nation and its history during one of these nights in some bar or club.