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  • Location:Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Olgerdin Brewery Tour from Reykjavik

Sample Iceland's resurgent beer-brewing culturing during this 2-hour excursion to Reykjavik's Olgerdin Brewery. Step inside this distinctive Icelandic brewery, learning about the history of alcohol in the country as well as its unique drinking culture. Best of all, you get to down a few frosty mugs of the brewery's own creations, plus a shot of Brennivín. Your Iceland brewery tour also includes a guide and round-trip transport from select hotels.


  • 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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Olgerdin Brewery Tour from Reykjavik

Olgerdin Brewery Tour from Reykjavik

Discover the beer renaissance that's brewing in Iceland during this nighttime brewery visit to Olgerdin Egill Skallagrimsson. During the course of your visit you'll have a chance to get a sense for Iceland's unique drinking culture and its long history of brewing, a culture that thrives once more despite significant legal restrictions that were in place for most of the 20th century.

Start your brewery experience at around 5pm with a pickup at your hotel in central Reykjavik, continuing to the brewery, which is situated on the eastern edge of Reykjavik. Olgerdin Brewery, which is celebrated as the country's oldest, is at once historic yet appointed with stylish modern details.

Get situated at the brewery and start tasting some classic Icelandic brews, including Gull and Malt & Appelsin, listening as your guide shares stories from Icelandic drinking lore that have been passed down through the ages. Discover the history of mead, a wine fermented with honey that dates back to the Vikings, and sample a shot of Brennivín, the country's iconic liquor produced with potato mash and caraway seeds.

During your time at the brewery you'll also hear about Iceland's history of prohibition, which started in the early 1900s. Up until 1989 beer was banned in the country, resulting in some creative concoctions produced by Iceland's residents to help make it up for its absence. Sample this interesting beer replacement before finishing your excursion with drop-off back at your hotel.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Although the bus service was disappointing and the return guide was very very late the tour itself was amazing!

Rochelle H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This was less of a brewery tour and more of a comedy show/brief history of Icelandic booze/beer tasting. My group loved it and would highly recommend. Sylvia was fantastic and left us laughing for days. We all left drunk and happy!

Gregory M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Fantastic! Very informative and plenty of beer. Highly recommend.

Karl S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

A good way to spend a couple of hours.
Plenty to drink.
Especially liked the malt beer at 5.6.
Were a bit rushed due to leaving on a Northern Lights trip immediately after but thoroughly enjoyed it.

Natasha D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We had an absolute blast on this tour. Really it is less of a tour and more of a tasting, though you have excellent views of the facility and get way more than your fair share of samples 5 full size bottles, a shot, and a share of the pitcher of beer substitute. We would gladly do this again. It was well worth the money and we had a lot of fun. Just be sure to set up the shuttle as soon as possible! The information provided to us was outdated so we had some issues, but it all worked out in the end.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the tour.

Gregory L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Wow, where do I start? We had one of the best host I had ever had on any tours, she was fun, she was energic, she was telling us story to make us laugh but also gave us a complete history of beer and Iceland. If you expect to have little cups of beer to sip guess wrong, Talk about FULL bottles and can, and shots of Brenivin. With the price of alcool in Iceland, the price of this tour is paid in full and even more. I would do it again anytime, but I guess my liver won't be able to handle it.

I HIGHLY recommend this tour for all the beer lovers who visits Iceland

Tasha S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

OMG this was by far one of the bet EVER tours I have ever ever ever been on.. Our guide was excellent, beyond excellent an I recommend her both sober and drunk.

Harriet B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great time and made friends saw all week. The beer was excellent .

Jack V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

SO much fun! Anna, our tour guide, was fantastic. Enthusiastic and funny. It wasn't a traditional brewery tour by any means. I appreciated learning about Iceland's alcohol history and industry, and they were very generous with the samples!

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