Guided tour

Reykjavik: Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Viking

4.9 / 5

77 reviews

Activity provider: Your Friend In Reykjavik
Guided tour

Reykjavik: Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Viking

Activity provider: Your Friend In Reykjavik

From US$ 48.49 per person

This is your fun introduction to Reykjavik. It will help you get your bearings and make the most of your stay in Iceland. Your guide will also point out great places to eat and drink at on your walking tour but also what places to avoid.

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Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible
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  • See the beautiful Harpa Concert Hall
  • Experience the old Reykjavik city center
  • Enjoy the birdlife at the Reykjavik Pond
  • Have fun with your guide and don't forget to ask questions about anything and everything Icelandic
  • Get the true local feeling walking in Reykjavik with an old friend whom you haven't seen in a while
Full description
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.
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Meeting point

Meet up at Ingolfstorg Square in the center of Reykjavik by the two stone high seat pillars (over 2 meters high). The square is at the beginning of Austurstræti (Austurstræti 1) and is squared off by the streets Aðalstræti, Hafnarstræti, Veltusund and Vallarstræti. If you walk down Laugavegur (the main shopping street), please just continue all the way down until you come to the square. Walk straight down until the end. On the Ingolfur square itself you can see Kvosin, a small grocery market, Citycenter Plaza Hotel. Hlölli a fast food establishment and finally the Kebab house. It is recommended to use Google Maps because the Icelandic street names can be tricky.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • It is recommended to wear layers
  • You have the option to book a private tour and choose the tour's start time, allowing you to make the most of your time in Iceland
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4.9 /5

based on 77 reviews

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Our tour guide was lovely and knowledgable; we were given a full historic view of Reykjavík mixed with detail about the importance of folclore from the old to the modern Icelandic times. Our guide was also very thoughtful as she offered to take picture mementos of us thought the city which made the experience even more special.

March 26, 2023

Had a great tour with Stefan on our 1st morning in Reykjavik. Great to hear the history of Iceland and the elves, tour was nice and easy to walk and there was only 4 of us so had time to chat to Stefan who was super friendly and informative. Highly recommend.

March 26, 2023

Lovely walking tour full of history from a very friendly local. Stefan (apologies if spelling is incorrect) was nice and welcoming to our group of 5 weary and hungry travelers and provided a warm environment with plenty of history and some comedy to top it off.

March 26, 2023

Product ID: 156774