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Experience Nordic Nightlife In Reykjavik

In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat and stay at in every country of the world!

This week we visit: Iceland

Despite the fact that Iceland’s capital is a rather small city, in recent years Reykjavik has become worldwide known for its bustling nightlife.

Although there are few places to party compared to huge metropolitan cities, Reykjavik has a lot to offer in the fun division. All the clubs and bars are very close to each other, everyone knows everyone and most of the venues work all night. However, don’t expect to find real clubs in Iceland. All the cafes and bars basically become dance venues during the night and there are no venues on several floors with different genres of music.

If you like going from place to place, Reykjavik is actually the ideal city for you since all the bars are within walking distance. They are all located in and around Laugavegur, the city’s main shopping street. And the best part? There are no entry fees, except when something really special is happening.

Since people usually go from one bar to another, the streets are always crowded. Also, don’t be surprised when you see completely wasted Icelanders doing god-knows-what as some people tend to get ridiculously drunk during the weekend.

When it comes to working hours, most clubs stay open till 1 in the morning on weekdays but the party never seems to end on weekends. Fridays are great but Saturdays are huge.

During your stay in Iceland make sure to try the amazing selection of Icelandic beer and remember that ‘Cheers’ in Icelandic is ‘Skál’!

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