This week will be a cold and snowy one in Reykjavík, the perfect weather for some indoor activities. We’ve compiled a list of the city’s hottest events of the week. Grab your planner and note these down.

Monday 28th January

MonJazz, Húrra, Tryggvata 22. 21:00. FREE.


Get your weekly dose of live jazz at Húrra. Photo: Húrra facebook.

Every Monday night is Jazz night at Húrra, one of Reykjavík’s best venues for live music. The house band plays a set and then those guests who have a hankering to play can get involved. If you’re a musician or a lover of jazz, this event is for you.

Tuesday 29th January

Boardgame Night, Nexus, Álfheimar 74 Glæsibær. 19:00. FREE.


Die! Or is dice the multiple form? Either way, there are lots of them at Nexus. Photo: Nexus facebook.

Tuesday nights are Boardgame nights at Iceland’s home of all things related to nerd culture, the Nexus store. Everyone is welcome to bring their own games but you can also borrow the games available at the venue. Bring your friends or join in a game and make new friends.

Wednesday 30th January

Mary Oliver Poetry Night, Fischersund 101. 20:20. FREE.


An excerpt from Mary Oliver’s writing. Photo: Mary Oliver facebook, photo by Jessica.

On 17th of January one of the United States’ most beloved poets, Mary Oliver, died at age 83. The Impostor Poets (Svikaskáld) are hosting a memorial poetry night dedicated to the her. Some of Iceland’s best and brightest poets will read works by Oliver either in the original English or translated to Icelandic.

Thursday 31st January

Café Lingua, Stúdentakjallarinn, Háskólatorg Sæmundargata. 18:00. FREE.


Rendezvous. Photo: Borgarbókasafnið facebook.

A date with language. Stúdentakjallarinn hosts an evening for people who are learning languages, want to share their native tongue with others or those who are simply curious about languages and culture. You can come and talk to people from all over the world in languages that perhaps have very few speakers in Iceland.

Friday 1st February

Deff is Not the End, Gaukurinn, Tryggvagata 22. 21:00. 2.500.-isk.


Starr of the show. Photo: Deff Starr facebook.

One of Iceland’s brightest drag starrs is becoming a shooting starr. Deff Starr is leaving Iceland and this farewell show is sure to be an extravaganza to remember. The show is hosted by Australian comedian Jonathan Duffy and also features performers from Drag-Súgur cabaret show. If you arrive early you’ll be able to catch happy-hour and feast on vegan dishes at Veganæs restaurant before the show.

Saturday 2nd February

Thorri Buffet, Múlakaffi, Hallarmúli 1. 10:00-14:00. 3.900.-isk.


Yum, yum! Photo: Múlakaffi facebook.

As we’ve covered on the site, we are currently in the month of Þorri. The tradition of Þorrablót is a unique Icelandic experience not to be missed. For those brave enough to try the traditional food there’s no better place for an authentic Icelandic Þorri buffet than Múlakaffi.

Sunday 3rd February

Dara Ó Briain Voice of Reason, Háskólabíó, Hagatorg. 20:00. 6.990.-isk.


Voice of Reason. Photo: Sena Live facebook.

Irish comedian Dara Ó Briain is coming to Iceland to delight the locals with stand-up. Many Icelanders know the comedian from British panel television shows and now they’ll have a chance to see the funny man live. There are still some tickets available for what is bound to be a hilarious show.