Serene student suburb
Noteworthy for: The oldest and most successful football club in Iceland, KR, calls this neighbourhood home.
Despite being just a ten-minute walk from downtown, this peaceful self-contained neighbourhood is still referred to as a suburb, and is seen as a respite from the hip 101 postcode. There are plenty of green open spaces where local children come to play football, and even when the winter snows cover the grass, they just put on their thick coveralls and have a kick about despite the cold.
The quiet remains intact regardless of the large student population surrounding the University of Iceland here. The university grounds are home to one of the largest movie theatres in the city, as well as the Vesturbær baths, which have a fantastic series of thermal pools for what is called 'hotpot hopping', the perfect cure for a hangover.