• Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Get to know the spirit of Reykjavik on this 3-hour 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.

Highlights

  • 3-hour 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
  • Get scenic views and great photo ops
  • All entrance fees included

What You Can Expect

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 there after 3 hours.

Customer Reviews

Tiffany P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

great tour

Danita H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Great way to get inside scoop, and fun historical facts about the city!

edelucia33

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Amazing tour- very long-- we walked over 8 miles. Very knowledgeable guide.

Raquel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Excellent!

tcmpolo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Our guide was great at sharing the history and culture of the Icelandic people. We met at the church and finished at the waterfront. The pacing was leisurely and he'd pause regularly to answer any and all questions.I t was a great thing to do the day we arrived to get oriented to the city and also to pick his brain about restaurants/eateries to take advantage of during our stay..

Valerie P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Excellent for the knowledge and the travel represents everything was very good in all ways and always seemed interested and answered all questions we asked, would recommend him highly

Angela M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

I loved this walking tour, the guide was so much fun. The weather was really cold and windy but our guide made sure we had some 'inside' stops to refuel and get a coffee. He took us across the city center and provided very thoughtful commentary along the way with some fabulous Icelandic dry humour. I highly recommend this tour as it shows you parts of the town you may miss if you were to do it on your own.

Connie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Our guide was very patient and keen on Icelandic history and key point that are relevant to today's issues climate, ecology, conservation, social, arts, and political issues. He was very kind stopping several times to accommodate the pacing of my aunt who just had femoral surgery a year ago. He was just a wealth of information that gave us a unique insight into a typical Icelandic day - for babies, kids, and adults. If you want to learn about the non-touristy facts that make Iceland what it is today...join this tour. This is not your run of the mill tour that you can read in the web...

We actually went out and followed his advice to dine at the Place with No Name for pizza! Awesome!

I'd go out with him again!

Bharat O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

My girlfriend and I am so happy we booked this tour. Loved every minute of it. Our guide was hilarious, smart, spoke clearly and gave us incredible insight into the history and culture of this beautiful country. I strongly recommend anyone to do this walking tour.

Janine L USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Our tour guide Hilli ? was great. We saw all the quintessential tourist spots Hallgrim Church, Harpa, Parliament House, etc. plus some not-so-famous places with a bit more local flair. Our guide was friendly and informative. We loved learning some Icelandic history and culture. We'd definitely recommend!

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