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

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

Beer Tasting at Olgerdin Brewery 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

Mona P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This was one of my favorite nights in Reykjavik. I signed up for the day I arrived so I I could get out of the hotel without too much thinking... and it turned out to be a blast. The event itself was really great, fun event, lots of beer and good laughts... but the best part was that I ended up making friends and continuing the beer tasting out on the town. Highly recommended.

Irina M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

was great tour! unusual and lots of fun! the barman told us so much history of Iceland and beer and we tried so many different varieties and combinations. Thank you very much!!

jrbritt73

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Not your normal brewery tour, but would recommend to all beer lovers. The host at the brewery was very informative about the history of beer and alcohol in Iceland. You get to sample many of their beers and was even given a can to go. Check it out !!

Nathan W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Frickin' awesome

Jo United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Plenty to taste! More than I could finish... and the presenter was very funny.

stories

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was my second time on the tour and it was fantastic once again. Normally, I wouldn't have gone back to something like this. I had been there only about a year ago, but I had a friend with me that had not gone, so we wanted him to experience it. I'll say it again...if you're looking for a brewery tour where they talk about the brewing process, this is not for you. This is an education in Icelandic alcohol history with lots of humor and fun. This is also a great place to meet like minded individuals. We ended up hanging out with two other groups after the tour when we got back to city center. Skal!

wiebera1

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Best tour I’ve ever been on! Our host was amazing and the beer was good too!

ant

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Being from a brewing background we go into tours etc with a slight bit of trepidation thinking is it going to be an hour on the same process you get in all the other brewery tours? With this there is none of that, so if you need to know how beer is made I'd look elsewhere for that info... but still go on this tour! This is more of an in depth insight into the drinking culture of Iceland, how things turned out the way they did like the prohibition and why some bars are named as such. All done with a great sense of humour and fun and dare I say it beer! I am a seasoned drinker and I must say it was almost hard to keep up with the different types and styles of beer being sent down for you to try.
If you want an insight into the history of alcohol in Iceland, how certain breweries were started up and called how they are. Why certain beers are made and the reasons behind their creation. Plus a good 4 or so pints worth of beer to taste in about 6-7 different styles backed up with an almost comedic, frank and deeply good willed host you cant fault this trip.
Just do it. Seriously. Thank me later.

MichaelMurphy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Was a lot of fun, one of us loves beer and the other doesn't but we both enjoyed it. It was a different experience and I'm glad we went

Quitapassmore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This was a fab tour. The ‘Guide’ Happy was very entertaining and knowledgable! Not so much a tour but a walk through whilst tasking a lot of beer!!! Two of which I’ve had nothing like before! My partner and I really enjoyed this and would highly recommend it!!!

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