Hlynur Örn Gestsson
Student / Autodidact photographer
Born and bred in the capital of Iceland, 20-year-old Hlynur spends most of his time with his camera in hand capturing the mind blowing landscape of his country. You’ll find him cruising the streets shooting and immortalizing his city, his surroundings, the people. Follow him to his top pick hang outs in Reykjavik.
It’s not about size
It might be one of the smallest capitals in the world but don’t let that fool you. From music festivals to fashion shows and writers retreats – this city never sleeps. Year round the city calendar is packed with exhibitions and happenings surrounded by spectacular nature framing the city. It’s different from anything you’ve ever seen. That’s a promise.
“The combination of a café, bar and restaurant is just spot on. The best thing about this place is the atmosphere – cozy and cool. It’s just a place us locals keep coming back to. But it’s not just the vibe. They have a great selection of drinks and the staff makes you feel right at home. And I think the vibe is enhanced by the music. They always seem to hit it just right. To me that makes a difference.”
“This all Icelandic burger place serves great authentic burgers. When you’re there it’s like being brought back in time. The interior decorating and the music combined make this place a great hang out. Oh, and the burgers! Celebs come here just to get a bite of these juicy, well-prepared burgers.”
“This bar/nightclub is simply named after its location on Bankastraeti 5. Since I’m into music I go there on week nights to just hang out and have a drink and listen to the live music. And if you’re looking for a party on weekends, this is the place! Take your pick from their mouth-watering drinks menu – I really like the drink selection they offer – and prepare for a night of dancing, partying and fun!”