Get to know the spirit of Reykjavik on this walking tour of Iceland's capital. Follow your guide to the city's most important landmarks, including the Sun Voyager (Sólfar) sculpture, Harpa Concert Hall, the Old Harbour, the multicolored Þingholt houses and the Hallgrímskirkja Church. Along the way, learn about the city's culture, history and traditions through your guide's entertaining commentary. All entrance fees and light refreshments are included.
Walking tour of central Reykjavik
See some of the city's important landmarks, such as Hallgrímskirkja Church, the Old Harbour and the Harpa Concert Hall
Learn about the history, culture and geology of Iceland from your guide
Meet your guide and tour group at What's On tourist information at Laugavegur 5 in central downtown Reykjavik. Make your first stop at the Hallgrímskirkja Church itself, where you'll climb to the top of the bell tower. Get out your camera to capture incredible views over the red rooftops of the city and Faxaflói Bay beyond. Get an introduction to the city while you catch your breath and enjoy the scenery. Continue to Einar Jónsson's statue garden, where your guide will delve into some of the myths and legends of the Norse gods. Walk through the lanes of Thingholt (Þingholt) toward Reykjavik City Pond. Feed ducks, geese and swans that reside there, a small pocket of nature in the middle of the city. Get a primer on Iceland's volcanology and geology as you contemplate the giant topographical map of the country outside city hall. Walk past Reykjavik's cathedral, the parliament and the site of the city's very first houses. Stroll by the Old Harbour toward the Harpa Concert Hall. Stop at the Sólfar sculpture to admire views over the bay and Mt Esja. Your walking tour finishes at at the Sólfar sculpture in central Reykjavik.
I didn’t really expect to see much more than a few highlights on this tour, but was shocked at how much I learned! Lalli was extremely energetic and knowledgeable which really allowed me to get comfortable in the city. He seems to have facts and a story about nearly everything in the city no matter how small. I did this on my first day and would definitely recommend.
We had difficulty understanding our tour guide. She was a nice person, but spoke in a low tone-of-voice, with a very strong accent, so we missed a lot of what she said. On a number of occasions, we asked a question and she would look up the answer on her phone. We ended the tour early just so we could get away. Perhaps a different tour guide would have made our experience more positive.
Good and informative tour. We were the only ones on the tour, but the guide carried on regardless, which was nice.
Quite a long tour, with a few bits where we seemed to go back on ourselves. And the place where we were meant to finish wasn't available, so we had to go to a new place, which the guide couldn't find not due to lack of knowledge,but because the address she was given was incorrect.
The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. However, she was not easy to find as their was no indincating factor that she was a tour guide. Also, due to other people not being on time she made us wait. It was beyond frigid out and standing outside waiting made us drop off the tour early.