Our favorites

To enjoy the time in Iceland like a local, staying in the old part of the town, Vesturbær, you simply have to visit:

Our local Café Kaffihús Vesturbæjar and the Hagamel icecream shop, after taking a swim or relaxing in a hot tub  in Vesturbæjarlaug, outdoor warm swimming pool. Melabuðin is the local favourite grocery store.

Take a Bike tour to Grotta and enjoy a natural little hot spring for your feet in the shore. Ægissiða is also a great path to bike.

Grotta Vaktarab

Kolaportid a colorful flea market with everything between heaven and earth. Fresh products from Icelandic farmers

Take a walk in the old neighbourhood of Vesturbær

Gardens close to Vakta, Grjotagarður and “Rolo”


Austurvollur if the sun is shining it’s a lively spot where Icelanders relax, sunbathe and play.

Hljomskalagardur by the pond is a nice park where to take a walk and let the kids play.

The Pond 

The Old Harbour has taken on a new life with cafés, restaurants, arts and crafts. Walk from Myrargata to Grandagardur where you find Vikin Maritime Museum along with many other attractions like galleries, shops and cafés.

Hverfisgalleri focuses on presenting diverse and ambitious works reflecting the current ethos of art.

Aurum a great design store that also has it’s own jewelry and cutlery design that you can actually find in the kitchen of Vakta

We are in love with brilliant design and teamed up with a few of them to make Vakta absolutely unique. Those designers are:

Guðbjorg Ingvarsdottir

Gulleik Løvskar

Ingibjorg Agustsdottir

Asdis Birgisdottir