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new in town - december 2021

New in Town – December 2021

Every month, we tell you about Reykjavík’s newest restaurants, bars, hangouts, and more. What is hip and happening in and around the city? In this month’s edition: AUTO, Tiki Taka, FlyOver Iceland – The Real Wild West, and Mál og Menning.

Mál og Menning


Located at Lækjargata 2A in downtown Reykjavík, AUTO is the newest addition to Reykjavík’s vibrant nightlife. AUTO offers a nightclub experience unheard of before in Iceland by offering excellent service, the best dance music, and delicious drinks. They also offer bottle service for a first-class experience, with bottle tables for 8-10 people. You don’t have to wait in line to get your drinks and you have the best spot in the club. Visit AUTO for an unforgettable time and to dance the night away.

Tiki Taka

Nachos, tacos, quesadillas, and cocktails are on the menu of mezcal and taco bar Tiki Taka, located on Hverfisgata. It’s a family-run business emphasising authentic food, friendly service, and a cosy atmosphere. You recognise the restaurant by the large mask on their front window of Blue Demon, a Mexican wrestler who is considered a legend of freestyle wrestling. Stop by for the best tequila and mezcal cocktails. They are open every day from 16:00 until 23:00. 

FlyOver Iceland – The Real Wild West

Imagine hanging suspended, with dangling feet, before a huge wraparound screen showing breathtaking sceneries. State-of-the-art technology and special effects including wind, mist, and scents combined with the ride’s motion create an unforgettable experience. You could already enjoy the best of Iceland in FlyOver Iceland’s first movie. In their second movie The Real Wild West, you can experience Lake Tahoe, Zion National Park, the Las Vegas Strip, and the Grand Canyon without leaving Reykjavík! 

Mál og Menning

For over half a century, Mál og Menning was a popular bookstore and landmark in the centre of Reykjavík, before closing down last winter. The building wasn’t empty for long, as this summer, it was reopened as a venue for music, literature, and art. And now, the Mál and Menning bookstore will return and take over the bottom two floors of the building at Laugavegur 18. Over six thousand titles from all publishers will be available at the bookstore, just in time for the Christmas Book Flood, the annual publication of new books occurring during the months before Christmas in Iceland.

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