Guided tour

Reykjavik: Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Viking

4.9 / 5

49 reviews

Activity provider: Your Friend In Reykjavik

Reykjavik: Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Viking

Activity provider: Your Friend In Reykjavik
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From US$ 46.44 per person

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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.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • Expert guide
  • Food or drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 49 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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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.

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August 12, 2022

Daniel was an excellent tour guide and really brought Reykjavic to life for us. He is very knowledgeable and personable. We saw all the typical highlights and some lesser known sites really added to the experience. It was a perfect amount of time and highly recommend this tour. We did it the day after doing the Golden Circle tour and before boarding a cruise ship right after our walking tour.

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June 24, 2022

We had a great guide when we went on the tour on our first day and Reykjavik. The tour was a great way to introduce ourselves to the city, and it gave us a good idea of where all the main points of interest were. Our guide was able to give us a good overview of the history of Reykjavik which really helped us along for the rest of our time in Reykjavik.

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July 16, 2021

Product ID: 156774