Reykjavík has become one of the most visited places on the planet with millions of people walking down Laugavegur, the city’s main drag, every year. Today, gleaming new buildings line the waterfront and modern hotels rise across the city.
But veer off the main streets of Reykjavík, and you’ll uncover a different side of the city: Small alleys, whimsical murals, rundown apartments, and old-school bars. These won’t last forever (in fact, they might be already gone by the time you read this), so I thought it was worth posting these photos of the Icelandic capital that you might not find in a guidebook.
Special thanks to Toby Wikström for helping to identify the locations and artists.