NIGHTLIFE IN REYKJAVIK AND ICELAND
The nightlife is without comparison in the world and must be seen to be believed. If you go out on a Friday night, you are well within your rights to continue partying until 10 am. It happens. A lot.
Whether you want to dress to the nines and dance the night away, listen to live music, find a quiet corner to chat, or mix and mingle with the jet set of Iceland, you´ll find somewhere that suits you. Here´s a quick guide to how to spend the wee hours when in the city:Music
There are more bands than families in Iceland. If you´re adventurous enough to touch down on this glacier-covered island, we recommend you dedicate at least one night to live music.
You can see a band pretty much any evening. From rock to reggae and opera to jazz, virtually every musical style is catered for. There are also several festivals in Reykjavík throughout the year when, you´ll have loads of concerts to choose from.
On a weekend, you´ll usually find live music at several places in downtown Reykjavík.Dancing
On Friday or Saturday nights in Reykjavík, it sometimes seems like everyone between 18 and 50 is out on the town. If dancing is your thing, there are a number of places to choose from, Sitting down for a chat is also possible at a number of places or just take in the seen, a little bit of this and a little bit of that. You´ll also be up late in Akureyri if you so desire.Merriment
If having a conversation is more your thing, you can choose from quiet pubs to trendy cocktail clubs. Icelanders get very friendly as the evening wears on, and you´re sure to find people to chat to if you want to meet locals.Live Acts
If you enjoy live music, you´re in for a treat here. The gigs held in Iceland aren´t just cover bands or struggling young artists. These are the country´s most famous musicians playing to an intimate crowd and chatting with the audience. It´s like Coldplay decided to perform at the local bar. Make the most of the up-close-and-personal approach and keep your eyes open for a chance to see one of these bands or singers live –?Mugison,?Megas,?Thorir,?Jan Mayen,?Singapore, Sling,?Amiina.
VIDEOS, ICELANDIC BANDS
HJÁLMAR live at Nasa
SIGURRÓS live at concert in Iceland summer 2008