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  • Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)
Taste the spirit of Iceland on a guided tour of the Olgerdin Brewery in Reykjavik. Your one-hour brewery tour introduces you to the history of alcohol in Iceland and the unique drinking culture that's fostered there. With plenty of Icelandic beers and a shot of Brennivin schnapps to sample, your Reykjavik brewery tour is guaranteed to put a smile on your face!


  • 1-hour guided tour around the Olgerdin Brewery in Reykjavik
  • Learn about Iceland's prohibition years, and history of alcohol
  • Sample famous Icelandic beers including Gull and Malt & Appelsin
  • Enjoy a shot of Brennivin schnapps
  • Try the beer subsitiute that was produced during prohibition
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from selected Reykjavik hotels

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What You Can Expect

Olgerdin Brewery Tour from Reykjavik

Olgerdin Brewery Tour from Reykjavik

Departing from central Reykjavik, your evening brewery tour will head to the Olgerdin Egill Skallagrimsson Brewery in the east part of the city. The brewery is Iceland's oldest, yet you'll find the renovated site to be stylishly modern.

While you sample classic Icelandic beers such as Gull and Malt & Appelsin, your expert guide will regale you with stories about Icelandic drinking culture through the ages. Learn about mead, a honey wine that was brewed by the Vikings, and down a shot of Brennivin schnapps, Iceland's signature liquor made from fermented potato mash and caraway seeds.

Iceland was one of many Nordic countries where alcohol prohibition was enforced in the early 1900s, and you'll hear plenty about this fascinating era on your Reykjavik brewery tour. Beer was totally banned in the country until as recently as 1989, but the Icelandic drinkers of the time created an interesting beer substitute that you can sample before your guided tour ends.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour was amazing. So much interesting information and a pretty large helping of all the brewery offerings! Our guide, Ana, was very funny and knowledgeable. I highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The beer was good, the host entertaining, and the tour informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Not your traditional brewery tour but loved every minute! Would definitely recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

so much fun!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Landing at Keflavik at 6AM wasn't a problem. Walking around for the next eight hours wasn't a problem either. But going on a brewery tour that night might have been a HUGE problem had it not been for Sylvia and her vast knowledge about the brewery and Iceland's relationship with alcohol. The tour exceeded our expectations and was the perfect way to end our first full day in Iceland. Sylvia was hilarious, moving easily between the different beers and samples which should be noted are full servings of beer! to be had. The evening started with a shot of BrennivĂ­n delicious! and went through the various offerings at the Ă–lgerdin Brewery such as Gull, Brio, Polar Beer, an interesting beer cocktail, and finally one of their craft porters. Completely worth being tired after spending most of the day either traveling or getting accustomed to this uniquely amazing capital city! There were roughly 29 people on our tour, but Sylvia took it all in stride and entertained us all.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was the best beer tour that I have ever been on. I enjoyed learning about the history of beer in Iceland as well as sampling all the different beers. It was well worth the price, and I would recommend any one traveling to Reykjavik to partake of this.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was a super fun tour. Sylvia was great at being both entertaining and informative. Lots and lots of beer to drink so very worth the money. Would totally recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Lots of fun and very informative. Anna was great!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Really fun and you get to meet a group of new people with whom you can get drinks afterwards. Also probably the best drinking deal in town. I personally loved learning all about the history of alcohol and beer in Iceland.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Not your regular brewery tour. This was highly entertaining along with plenty of drinks to sample. Excellent value for money.

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