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

Olgerdin Brewery Tour from Reykjavik

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 November 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the tour.

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 on....you 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

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

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

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great tour, loads of beer history to learn and loads of beer to drink.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Fun social evening about the history of beer in Iceland rather than about the brewing process.
But very relaxed and enjoyable. Appreciated getting a lift so made the whole experience trouble free.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was really enjoyable. It's a nice way to be introduced to the beers of Iceland. The guides are very entertaining, and you definitely get plenty to drink!!

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.

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