As one of the hottest spots on the city’s restaurant and nightlife scene, and the prefered stay for many of the artists performing in the futuristic Harpa concert hall, 101 Hotel is one to count on. The hotel’s public areas – a comfy lounge, a trendy bar and a casual and airy restaurant – showcase a curated collection of art pieces by some of Iceland’s most interesting contemporary artists. There is also a modest basement gym, a steam room and a jacuzzi.
Miðborg, known as Reykjavik 101 after the postal code of this area, is the heart and soul of the city. It is full of music, art and great food. As one of Reykjavík’s most popular neighbourhoods, its residents are given a special name. Nicknamed Miðbæjarrotta, Icelandic for ‘downtown rat’, the artists, creatives and bohemians who live in the area wear the epithet with pride. Some of the highlights of this area include the striking Hallgrimskirkja Church, the National Museum of Iceland, Nauthólsvík Beach, the Volcano House and Harpa Concert Hall.