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Reykjavik: Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Viking

1. Reykjavik: Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Viking

This walking tour is your introduction to Reykjavik. It will help you get your bearings and make the most of your stay in Iceland. Your guide will be your friend in the city with the goal to make sure you have the best time while in Reykjavik. This family friendly tour brings the history of Iceland to life with interesting stories and Icelandic mythology. You’ll visit all of the famous landmarks in the city center such as Harpa concert hall, Hallgrímskirkja Church (your guide will teach you how to pronounce that) and the Reykjavik pond. Your guide will also share hidden, local spots with you; things you’d miss if you didn’t know what to look for. Your guide will show you their favorite places to eat, drink and visit plus insider info on the best happy hour deals, should you be interested. The tour lasts approximately two hours and you’ll walk around 4 kilometers. This is a small-group tour, meaning there will never be more than 12 people on a tour at a time so that your guide can answer all of your questions and you can get to know each other a bit better. The aim of this tour is for you to experience the unique, friendly atmosphere of Reykjavik, not just to see the most popular tourist attractions. You'll even get a small lesson on the Icelandic language from your guide so that you can not only walk like a viking, but talk like one too.

Reykjavik City Walking Tour

2. Reykjavik City Walking Tour

Take in the top attractions to be found in Iceland's capital on a walking tour. Admire Einar Jónsson's sculptures, Hallgrímskirkja church, the Old Harbour, and City Hall. Learn about Norse mythology, Viking homesteads, Iceland's volcanic history, and more from your local guide. Start your Reykjavik walking tour with a look at the striking Hallgrímskirkja church in the city center. Then, go to the beautiful sculpture garden of the Einar Jónsson Museum and learn all about Norse mythology before strolling through the quaint streets of the Þingholt neighborhood.  Continue to the city pond of Tjörnin pond to visit the geese and swans. Take a look at City Hall and see the super-sized topographical map of Iceland, where your guide will give explanations about the country's fascinating geology and volcanic history. Wind your way into the heart of the city to look at the parliament building, the modest but beautiful cathedral, and the site of the first Viking homesteads. Next, visit the Old Harbour and discover the impressive Harpa Concert Hall with views of the dramatic Sólfar sculpture overlooking the bay and Mount Esja.

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What people are saying about Lake Tjornin

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 91 reviews

We enjoyed our walking tour through Reykjavik. Unfortunately it was drizzling the whole time, so make sure to bring your jacket and don't trust sunny skies! The tour had a nice balance between Icelandic history, mythology, and interesting insights into current Icelandic culture and attitudes. There were a few points when it was difficult to hear the guide as he would speak in another direction, and that's my only complaint. The pace is good, especially because you don't want to stand in one spot for long when the weather is cold or rainy.

Stephan was our Viking guide for the two hour tour. He was on time, took his time & did not rush through the tour. He was knowledgeable and had recommendations for places to see & eat. Was also helpful to other lost traveler’s who were looking for places. Over all great experience.

Thomas was definitely a great guide, lots of interesting and funny stories + great recommendations at the end! Go for it on your first day so that you know where to go afterwards when you are not visiting Iceland elsewhere.

Our guide, Martin (sp?) was spot on with his presentation and delivery skills…informative…relaxed…direct. Most enjoyable

Oli was excellent. Tour size was just right. Great time. Glad we booked this.