- 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
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.
Reviewed by Elizabeth F, April 2013
Brilliant little tour. SKALL! (hic).
Reviewed by aluminiumfrank, March 2013
One of the best tours I have ever done, normally a brewery tour will start with a tour and end with a small glass..this one started with "drink as much as you like, and then we'll do the tour. The host was like a stand up comedian, fine figure of a lady as well, and the 6 people on our table (3 tables in all) I don't know if it was a compliment but we couldn't have wished for better companions on a brewery tour, so than you to Sam and Nana from Holland, Melissa and Alison from NY and Bost and Usey from Seattle...10/10 and good beer (for non British real ale)