Reykjavik Walking Tour

Hallgrimskirkja cathedral church in the center of Reykjavik downtown Iceland. White winter streets covered in snow on the sunset sunrise aerial drone view
Reykjavik Walking Tour
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Duration: 3 hours
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Available languages: English
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Explore Iceland’s old city center, learn about Viking history of Reykjavik and catch up on current affairs with a local guide.

Explore Reykjavík's Quaint Old City Centre with a Local Guide

The tour begins punctually at the icon of Reykjavik, Hallgrímskirkja church where you will find your guide just outside by the statue of Leifur Eiríksson. Guests are encouraged to check-in with the guide 5-10 minutes before the tour starts. The tour will not go up the bell tower and therefore we recommend early arrivals to take the elevator ahead of the tour start. Please note the opening hours of the church and entry fees are found on www.hallgrimskirkja.is

We will begin our trip at the beautiful Hallgrímskirkja Church at the top of the downtown hill. This is the most popular landmark in the city, and for good reason.

Afterwards we visit the beautiful sculpture park of Einar Jónsson and learn about Norse mythology before strolling through the quaint streets of Þingholt neighbourhood towards the City Pond and Arnarhóll. We pass by the Parliament building, Dómkirkjan cathedral, the lake Tjörnin and the city Hall. 

We expect the walk to take 2 hrs 15 minutes and it is all downhill and easy on the foot as well as being wheelchair accessible. Those with limited time available will have the option to get the soup or alternatives quicker and of course the tour is open to those with dietary restrictions and vegetarians. If applicable, please tell the guide at the start of the tour so we can inform the restaurant early on.

Throughout the tour, the guide will narrate the history of Iceland and the evolution of reykjavík as a town. We will also share with you various local stories of our food, folklore, politics and economy. The tour is run in small groups giving everyone ample time to ask questions about anything! Our guides are very experienced full time city guides and educated in history.

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  • Never cancelled due to weather, tour is altered to more indoor visits.

What is included?

  • Expertly guided Reykjavík walking tour
  • Small group experience 

Excluded:

  • Gratuities 
  • Umbrella 
  • Transfer & pick up.

Additional info

For your comfort: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always smart to dress in warm and waterproof clothes, weather changes are swift so prepare expect the unexpected. Dress from the feet up, warm socks and waterproof shoes or boots along with a waterproof jacket will be perfect. 

Trip Itnerary

  • 1
    Hallgrímskirkja Church

  • 2
    Einar Jónsson museum

  • 3
    Þingholt

  • 4
    The Pond

  • 5
    The Parliament building

  • 6
    The Old Reykjavík Harbour

Please note that all times are approximate and depend on traffic conditions and guides availability.

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Frequency

Tour operates daily at 14:00 (local timezone).

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Pickup point

You can book a pickup service and be transferred to the meeting point from your hotel. If you want to get to the meeting point on your own, remember to be at Reykjavik Terminal 15 mins before the tour departures.

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Cancellation policy

We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 1 day or less before the event

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