Local life

It would not be a proper stay in the city of Reykjavik if the local life wasn’t explored. Reykjavik has a long reputation for an outstanding nightlife during the 24 hour summer sun but the small city is also culturally colorful and the Exeter Hotel is just about in the best possible location to enjoy it all. 

Across from the Old Harbor of Reykjavik there are only short walking distances to all the hot spots. Restaurants anywhere from the famous Bæjarins Beztu (hot dog stand) to top quality are all around. Try set menus, they provide a lot of bang for the buck, and don’t forget to try the on location LeKock street food. The Old Harbor area is also where you book whale watching, plan your excursions with tour operators, check the many local design shops and experience some of the quirkiest museums around. 

The main shopping street, Laugavegur, is close by as is Harpa Concert hall, the Parliament, City Hall, the Icelandic Phallological Museum, to name a few. 

Ask us for directions or book activities through our website.




Probably one of the most famous bars in Iceland and known for its artsy and intellectual crowd. When night takes over the volume goes up and you can expect the newest electro-house-indie music along with golden classics like Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart.



Lebowsky Bar

Named after the famous main character in the Coen brothers film The Big Lebowsky, the bar has food, beer and music in abundance until late night in this retro styled American flavored bar. 



Whales of Iceland

It is hard not to be impressed as you can explore in detail real size whale models of many of the species found around Iceland. This is literally a big task – well worth the visit before you go on actual whale watching to see them in their natural habitat.