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Iceland Attractions

Reykjavik by Night -- Bars and Clubs
Reykjavik By Night Reykjavik Harbor - one of the entertainment hubs of Iceland!
Reykjavik Harbor Reykjavik Houses
Reykjavik Houses Iceland rock scene - Reykjavik Record Stores
Reykjavik Record Stores Reykjavik Restaurant Guide
Reykjavik Restaurant Guide Solfar - The Viking style Sun Craft piece pf public art on the shores of Reykjavik
Solfar Sun Craft -- Reykjavik Beauty of South Iceland
Thorsmork & Skogar Shinjuku
Shinjuku Ueno -- Homeless Heart of Tokyo

Rest of Europe

Christiana Free Town Copenhagen Denmark
Christiana Free Town Copenhagen
MASH on Oxford Street, one of the Drum'n'Bass sites of London
Drum'n'Bass Sites of London England
Matsumoto Castle, one of the highlights of central Japan
Yokohama City -- The City By The Bay

Best of the World

Australia Guide
Australia Denmark
Egypt in the 1990s
Egypt Iceland, North Atlantic
Mumbai City Guide
Korea Malaysia Travel Guide

Girl Hunting

Russian Girls in Japan -- Even Better than the Japanese Girls!
Russian Girls in Japan

reykjavik by night or day: restaurants
REYKJAVIK IS NOT THE SORT OF PLACE YOU GO TO FOR THE FOOD. You go to Mumbai for the food, and you go to Taiwan for the food, you go to Reykjavik for the wildlife and the nightlife, in that order of importance. As the Guardian newspaper once reported regarding Iceland food and the Icelandic dining scene in general:

Do you have a taste for rancid blue cheese, but find it can be improved by the added tang of rotten fish? Then try Iceland's great speciality, Hakarl - putrefied shark. Hungry Icelanders found that the uremic acid that renders raw Greenland shark inedible could be removed by burying the meat in gravel for a few months, producing a sort of piscine Jerky with an ammoniac stench so powerful it could blow the doors off a Transit van. If your courage fails you, you could sample Iceland's milder delicacies, such as sheep's head jam, mutton smoked in its own dung, or rams' testicles. To be fair, Iceland's traditional fare reflects its punishing sub-arctic environment more than its inhabitants' warped taste buds. Sadly, though, when it comes to eating out, modern Icelanders have too often replaced stringy puffin or wind-dried cod with grindingly insipid versions of international staples: flabby frankfurters, cardboardy pizzas, admittedly wonderful sushi and sweet, bland curries that resemble nursery puddings. It is enough to make anyone long for a slice of smoked blubber.

The last time I went to Iceland, my diet consisted of nothing more exciting than hot dogs and hamburgers and the mysteriously named drekka samloka ("dragon sandwich"), which I enjoyed at my buddy's corner store in the heart of the capital. That was cool, because I knew I wasn't in Reykjavik for the food -- I was there for the kick ass music and the Midnight Sun! The first time I went to Iceland, I couldn't afford to eat anything at all! That said, if you have the money, there are some gourmet options in the country -- mostly in Reykjavik, but also in other towns and villages. This website is basically the attempt to catalogue all of these aforestated Icelandic dining options.

If you are living in Iceland, or planning to visit for a holiday, it is interesting to take part in all the seasonal festivities which happen here. For example, there is Thorri, a Viking festival held on the Friday in the 13th week of the year. Each February Perlan (one of Reykjavik's most important sites) hosts a Thorri Day of its own for 200 guests. An hour's walk about Öskjuhlíð is followed by servings of hot cocoa and rum, after which a banquet is held with traditional food as it was prepared a thousand years ago. Thorlaksmessa, held two days before Christmas in honor of Iceland's native saint, is another festival you could experience if you were so inclined.

101 Hotel: Hverfisgata 10 | 101 Reykjavík | Sími: 580 0101 | Web:
According to the official website: "101 hotel is a boutique hotel and a member of Design hotels, situated in the heart of Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. The luxury design hotel is the the creation of owner and designer Ingibjörg S. Pálmadottir, a graduate from Parsons School of Design in New York.
"The hotel features 38 spacious rooms, including 5 suites / jr. suites. with in-room amenities providing all the modern comfort you need. All rooms are double bed - there are no twin beds. A luxurious basement gym and spa featuring a steam bath and jacuzzi allows you to completely unwind and relax.
"On the ground floor the 101 bar and restaurant offer an effortless combination of contemporary Icelandic and international cuisine."
Iceland Review commented: "The ground-floor restaurant and bar, offering great modern European/Asian food, has already become the hang-out of the hip crowd. It features a stunning, white wall mural of sensual three-dimensional pods, and the bar has a long, black granite top with cool leather high chairs under a glass ceiling. The adjacent library lounge is invitingly warm with a fireplace and comfortable sofas, and there's also a state-of-the-art conference centre. Best of all, the 101 hotel is located in the very heart of the city, within a short walking distance of shops, restaurants, bars, museums and nightclubs."

Nordica Hotel: Suðurlandsbraut 2 | 108 Reykjavík | Sími: 444 5000 | Web:
Julie Register from Your Guide to Spas visited this hotel spa in 2003, and registered this account of her experience: "I had the opportunity to attend the grand opening of the 10-story Nordica Hotel in Reykjavik, Iceland on May 6, 2003 amid ice sculptures, videos and speeches, drinks and hors d'oeuvres.
"Formerly known as Hotel Esja, the hotel's extensive 18-month, $20 million renovation and refurbishment has been primarily geared to the conference and meeting business with the addition of 58 business and executive rooms, the Presidential Suite, a Business Suite, Executive Lounge, a business center, 11 meeting rooms, a Grand Ballroom with seating for 650 and an Exclusive Boardroom - all equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technical and lighting facilities and audio-visual equipment. The hotel has also added items of interest for the leisure traveler -- Vox, a gourmet restaurant, run by internationally acclaimed chef Hákon Már Örvarsson, recipient of the bronze medal from the gastronomical contest Bocuse d'Or and a lovely, new fitness center and spa."
Cocktail Bar
Television Regular
Mini Bar
Television Cable/Satellite
Conference facilities
Television Pay Movies
Modem Connection
Fitness Room
Television Cable
Air Conditioning in Restaurant
Safe in reception
Fitness Facility
Room Service - not 24-hours
Lounge Area
Bathroom with bath
Bathroom with shower
Elevators -4
Cribs on request

r e y k j a v i k : r e s t a u r a n t s

++Asian Restaurants++++Bistros++ ++Brasseries++++'Burgers++++Cafes++++Hot Dogs++++Hotel Restaurants++++Gourmet Restaurants++++Icelandic Home Cooking++++Italian Restaurants++




» Welcome to Rob Sullivan's Reykjavik Iceland!
» Reykjavik By Day: Art Shops & Galleries
» Banks & ATMs
» Cafes & Coffee Houses
» Flower Shops & Gardens
» Grocery Stores: Organic
» Medical Facilities & Medicinal Purposes
» Music Shops & Labels
» Places to Stay in Iceland: Hotels, Hostels, Farmhouses and Campsites
» Things to Eat and Drink in Iceland: Iceland Food
» Restaurant Guide
» Day Trips from Reykjavik: Akranes
» Garthur
» Hafnarfjordur
» Hellisgerði
» Skógar and surrounds
» Skogfellavegur Walk
» Iceland Taxi Tours
» Social Issue: Polar Pop of Greenland

Iceland Music Resources

Bad Taste Records

Bad Taste Records

Rokk Islensk Tonlist

Rokk Islensk Tonlist

Jon MP3

Jon Mp3

Hugi Islensk Tonlist

Hugi Islensk Tonlist


Ulpa Home Page

Icelandic Breakbeat

・スE・スE・スE・スIcelandic Breakbeat

Greenland Music Resources

Polar Pop

Nuuk Posse -- Inuit Hip-Hop