Meet Zofia, the go-to person at Your Friend in Reykjavik for anything tour-related outside Reykjavik. She wears many hats—brand ambassador, Travel Agent, and the one who answers your calls and emails. If you’re looking to explore Iceland beyond its capital, she’s your guide, setting up private tours and ensuring everything runs smoothly.

Zofia’s about more than just about work, though. She studied geography at the University of Warsaw and is a big fan of Iceland, making her job her passion. When she’s not planning trips or helping travellers, you can find her enjoying football, hitting the outdoors, diving into a good book, or hanging out with her loved ones and her border collie, Lappi.

So, if you’re planning a trip to Iceland and want to know the best spots, Zofia’s got you covered. From the hidden gems outside Reykjavik to the must-see sights, she’s the insider you need to make your Icelandic adventure unforgettable.

Let’s Ask Your Friend in Reykjavik a Few Questions!

If you chose just one thing from Iceland, what would you choose?

Icelandic water

Would you change anything about Iceland if you could? 

Quarantine for dogs after transfer from another country and general approach to dogs.

In Reykjavik, dogs were completely banned until 1984. The rules were changed then, and you could have a dog if you applied for an exemption from the rule.

The application was rarely denied, but dogs were not permitted until 2006. You still must register and pay for them, but today’s rules are much laxer than they were. Read more about lesser-known facts about Iceland on our blog.

What is your favourite place in Iceland?

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is one of the best attractions in Iceland

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon! The Zodiac Boat Tour is my favourite one.

When there, you can also taste one of the best fish and chips in Iceland!

What is your favourite Icelandic food?

Plokkfiskur – Icelandic Fish Stew.

It is one of the “typical” Icelandic home foods and a favourite of many. If you want to try it yourself, you can check out our recipe blog here.

But what is your favourite Icelandic drink?

My favourite Icelandic drink is Icelandic Christmas Beer.

Did you know that beer was banned in Iceland between 1915 and 1989? Since then, beer culture has grown steadily, and especially in the last 15 years. There are over 20 craft breweries in Iceland and many release special Christmas beers every year. Check out our blog on the history of beer in Iceland for more information (and learn about the so-called “beer substitute”).

We also recommend you check out our Reykjavik Beer and Booze tour, where you will taste ten unique Icelandic craft beers from all around Iceland. Or, if you prefer your liquor stronger, you can enjoy a tasting of five snaps, fiery shots of alcohol often enjoyed on special occasions or with meals.

What is the best thing about Reykjavik?

The view of Esja mountain & the bay in winter

Reykjavik and Mt Esja in March

How about Iceland?

The freedom.

What is your favourite Icelandic music?

JóiPé x Króli.

What is your favourite Icelandic clothing brand?

North 66

What is your favourite restaurant?

Salka Valka and The Icelandic Bar

What Icelandic food is most often eaten at home?


For those who don’t know, Skyr is a traditional Icelandic dairy product that resembles yoghurt but is technically a soft cheese due to its production process.

It has been a staple in Icelandic cuisine for over a thousand years. Skyr is made from skimmed milk fermented with specific bacterial cultures similar to those used in yoghurt making. After fermentation, the whey (the liquid remaining after milk has been curdled and strained) is removed, resulting in a thick, creamy, and protein-rich product. Skyr is known for its slightly sour taste and thick consistency. It is often sweetened with sugar or honey and served with fruit or berries.

What is your favourite candy?

Þristur – one of many Icelandic chocolates that include licorice!

It is a favourite of many at Your Friend in Reykjavik – and Icelanders as a whole. Read more about our love of licorice here.

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