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Reykjavik: Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Viking

Reykjavik: Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Viking

Your crash course in everything Icelandic! Our Reykjavik walking tour is your introduction to our country. It will help you get your bearings and make the most of your stay in Iceland. We recommend it as your first stop in Reykjavik (well, maybe check into your accommodation and drop your bags off first). Our family-friendly tour brings the history of Iceland to life with exciting stories and Icelandic mythology. We’ll visit all of the famous landmarks in the city center, such as Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavik Harbour, and Hallgrímskirkja Church (we’ll teach you how to pronounce that), Reykjavik Pond, and the Parliament building. But, we’ll also share hidden, local spots with you like a visit to an Elf home; things you’d miss if you didn’t know what to look for. We want you to feel the unique, friendly atmosphere of our quirky little city, not just to see the most popular tourist attractions. We’ll even have a small lesson on the Icelandic language so you can not only walk with a Viking but talk like one too. We’ll be showing you our favorite places to eat, drink and visit (we also have an intimate knowledge of happy hour deals that we’re happy to share).

Reykjavik: Guided Folklore Walking Tour

Reykjavik: Guided Folklore Walking Tour

Iceland is sometimes called the land of the Sagas and on this walk, you get the chance to hear many interesting sagas involving the hidden people and creatures of Iceland We will tell you all about the Icelandic Elves, Trolls, Ghosts like the Deacon of the dark river, the unique mostly aquatic monsters, the 13 Santa (it's not enough to have just one Santa Claus in Iceland after all ;)) their mother the child-eating troll called Grýla and finally the only known serial killer of Iceland in a land where it's easy to get lost in the lava fields... You will also get an introduction to Icelandic magic and the runes of old On the long winter nights in Iceland storytelling has been the primary entertainment for people so there are reasons why Icelanders love books and have the highest literacy rate in the world. 1 in 10 Icelanders writes a book in his life so we obviously love to tell stories and you sure won't be disappointed by joining our walk and hearing a couple J.R.R. Tolkien was heavily influenced by Norse mythology and the Icelandic Sagas when he wrote The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit so we will explain some of the fun similarities between our worlds It's perfect for those who want a little adventure in their life because the story's come alive on our walk. For families, please keep in mind that some of the stories can be scary to little children so it's also possible to contact us regarding a private walk where we can dial the scariness down a notch ;).

Reykjavik: City Walking tour in Small Group with Local Guide

Reykjavik: City Walking tour in Small Group with Local Guide

Find your guide in front of Hallgrímskirkja Church by the statue of Leifur Eiríksson. This is on a hill and the highest ground in Reykjavík, from which you can get an overview of the area. From that point, you will walk downhill. The guide will take you through various streets of Reykjavík, passing by important buildings of great architecture, and will detail their history as you walk by. You’ll get a great introduction to Iceland's history and culture. See the Harpa Concert Hall, beautiful on the inside, which also serves well as a warm stop on cold days which are frequent in Iceland. Continue the walk along the oceanfront before eventually moving to the oldest part where the parliament and city hall is located. We finish the walking tour by the Parliament building in the main square. The walk is Wheelchair accessible and adjustable in bad weather as the small group size ensures we can take shelter in buildings and exhibitions. Make sure you tour with CityWalk Reykjavík for a guaranteed great experience with a local.

Reykjavik: Guided City Walking Tour

Reykjavik: Guided City Walking Tour

We start our city tour at Arnarholl hill, next to the statue of Ingolfur Arnarson, the Norseman considered to be the first settler of Reykjavik. After a brief introduction to Iceland’s early history and few interesting facts on Arnarholl hill itself, we move to another historical spot, Lydveldingsgardurinn (The Republic Park), before heading to the old city centre. We stop by the Parliament, visit the Pond, the city Hall and enjoy a peaceful walk through the narrow streets enclosed between the traditional, colourful dwellings of the olden days…a little oasis, almost hidden behind Reykjavik’s main roads t’s definitely worth drawing our attention to some of the area’s most relevant architectures and their curiosities, before continuing the walk toward the famous Hallgrimskirkja church. We’ll make our way up to the well-known city landmark walking by a picturesque neighbourhood where street arts, beautiful backyards, charming homes, modern and old-fashion, piece together a textbook example of local cityscape. We’ll also visit the interesting sculpture park behind Einar Jonsson’s museum, our last stop before walking back to Arnarholl Hill.

Reykjavik Christmas Walking Tour

Reykjavik Christmas Walking Tour

This Christmas, join Your Friend in Reykjavik for a walking tour through the Christmas lit and festive streets of Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. Together we will explore the Icelandic Christmas traditions and discover the 13 Santas of Iceland, their mother, the Troll Grýla that eats naughty children, and finally, the ferocious Christmas Cat. This family-friendly tour brings Icelandic Christmas traditions brought to life with exciting stories and Icelandic folklore. We will also come to know the delicious food and drinks that Iceland considers Christmassy and maybe sample some on our walk. Our meeting point is in Fógetagarðurinn for this Christmas Walking Tour through downtown Reykjavik. First, we admire the Ice skating rink, holiday decorations, and Christmas market stalls at Ingólfur Square. Then we move on to take a look at the famous Oslo Christmas Tree at Austurvollur. While we walk, we will try to find some of the unique Icelandic Yulelads or Santa Clauses hiding around the Reykjavik city center. We make a short visit to a book store to see unique Icelandic Christmas books and discover the love Icelanders have for books, especially during Christmas time. Then it's up to the main shopping street of Reykjavik called Laugavegur, and there we check out the one and only little Christmas store. You can be sure we have some fun surprises along the way. Finally, we walk up the beautiful Skólavörðustígur towards the majestic Hallgrímskirkja church, where we end our wonderful walk together, taking a peek at select stores along the way for Christmas related things. As a bonus to our Christmas Walking Tour, you will get discounts at a couple of Christmas stores, stalls, and even restaurants to make it even more worthwhile to join us. This tour is only operated in December and is also available as a private tour.

Reykjavik: Private 3-Hour Walking Tour for Seniors

Reykjavik: Private 3-Hour Walking Tour for Seniors

This private tour of Reykjavik was designed with the help of experts to accommodate senior visitors. On this 3-hour walking tour see the city's top attractions and learn what made Reykjavik such a popular destination. Explore Reykjavik and visit its charming old town. The vibrant and cosmopolitan city offers you the chance to discover some of the richest examples of Nordic history. Be stunned by streets full of history and beautiful architectural examples. Experience Iceland from a different perspective. Follow your guide as they reveal secrets and interesting facts about Reykjavik.

Reykjavik: The Icelandic Woman Private Walking Tour

Reykjavik: The Icelandic Woman Private Walking Tour

Welcome to The Icelandic Women Walking Tour in Reykjavik, a fascinating exploration of the city's history, culture, and the inspiring women who have helped shape it. Over the course of this 3-hour walking tour, we'll delve into Reykjavik's & Iceland’s rich past, visiting some of its most iconic landmarks and hidden gems. Along the way, we'll hear the stories of Icelandic women who have made history, broken barriers, and shaped the country’s culture and society. Learn about powerful women like Vigdís Finnbogadóttir; yes, the Icelandic names are easy, but she was the world's first democratically elected female president. And about the laws passed in Iceland, where Icelandic companies have to prove to the government that you pay equally to both men and women. Our journey will take us to some of Reykjavik's most famous landmarks, including the stunning Hallgrímskirkja church, the colorful houses of the Old Town, and the bustling harbor.

Explore Reykjavik's Legacy: In-App Audio Tour

Explore Reykjavik's Legacy: In-App Audio Tour

Embark on a self-guided journey through the heart of Iceland's capital with this audio tour designed for enthusiasts of history, culture, and architecture. Wander at your own pace while the voices of Reykjavik's past and present guide you through the city's main attractions and its lesser-known secrets, right from your device. The adventure begins at the awe-inspiring Hallgrimskirkja Church and concludes at the historic charm of Austurvöllur Square, encompassing the majestic Althingi Parliament House. Along the way, discover the enduring significance of Reykjavik's old town, serene Tjörnin lake, and the modern vibrancy of Laugavegur, the city's famous shopping street. Experience landmarks like the Sun Voyager sculpture and Harpa Concert Hall as stories and insights provide context and color. This immersive tour invites you to brave the winds of change and ground yourself in the enduring spirit of this northern metropolis. Prepare to be embraced by the city's intimate alleyways adorned with street art, and savored moments at Dahlia’s thriving eateries. A walk down Reykjavik's lanes is a testament to the city's saga – a blend of antiquity and contemporaneity that'll leave lasting impressions on all who traverse its paths. HOW IS THE TOUR GOING — Stay flexible: join the tour whenever you want and explore the sights as long as you like. — Enjoy the tour even offline: all audio tours are tested for high quality and easy navigation.

Reykjavik

Reykjavik

Our most recommended Austurvöllur National parks

Reykjavik: Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Viking

Reykjavik: Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Viking

Your crash course in everything Icelandic! Our Reykjavik walking tour is your introduction to our country. It will help you get your bearings and make the most of your stay in Iceland. We recommend it as your first stop in Reykjavik (well, maybe check into your accommodation and drop your bags off first). Our family-friendly tour brings the history of Iceland to life with exciting stories and Icelandic mythology. We’ll visit all of the famous landmarks in the city center, such as Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavik Harbour, and Hallgrímskirkja Church (we’ll teach you how to pronounce that), Reykjavik Pond, and the Parliament building. But, we’ll also share hidden, local spots with you like a visit to an Elf home; things you’d miss if you didn’t know what to look for. We want you to feel the unique, friendly atmosphere of our quirky little city, not just to see the most popular tourist attractions. We’ll even have a small lesson on the Icelandic language so you can not only walk with a Viking but talk like one too. We’ll be showing you our favorite places to eat, drink and visit (we also have an intimate knowledge of happy hour deals that we’re happy to share).

Reykjavik: Guided Folklore Walking Tour

Reykjavik: Guided Folklore Walking Tour

Iceland is sometimes called the land of the Sagas and on this walk, you get the chance to hear many interesting sagas involving the hidden people and creatures of Iceland We will tell you all about the Icelandic Elves, Trolls, Ghosts like the Deacon of the dark river, the unique mostly aquatic monsters, the 13 Santa (it's not enough to have just one Santa Claus in Iceland after all ;)) their mother the child-eating troll called Grýla and finally the only known serial killer of Iceland in a land where it's easy to get lost in the lava fields... You will also get an introduction to Icelandic magic and the runes of old On the long winter nights in Iceland storytelling has been the primary entertainment for people so there are reasons why Icelanders love books and have the highest literacy rate in the world. 1 in 10 Icelanders writes a book in his life so we obviously love to tell stories and you sure won't be disappointed by joining our walk and hearing a couple J.R.R. Tolkien was heavily influenced by Norse mythology and the Icelandic Sagas when he wrote The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit so we will explain some of the fun similarities between our worlds It's perfect for those who want a little adventure in their life because the story's come alive on our walk. For families, please keep in mind that some of the stories can be scary to little children so it's also possible to contact us regarding a private walk where we can dial the scariness down a notch ;).

Reykjavik: City Walking tour in Small Group with Local Guide

Reykjavik: City Walking tour in Small Group with Local Guide

Find your guide in front of Hallgrímskirkja Church by the statue of Leifur Eiríksson. This is on a hill and the highest ground in Reykjavík, from which you can get an overview of the area. From that point, you will walk downhill. The guide will take you through various streets of Reykjavík, passing by important buildings of great architecture, and will detail their history as you walk by. You’ll get a great introduction to Iceland's history and culture. See the Harpa Concert Hall, beautiful on the inside, which also serves well as a warm stop on cold days which are frequent in Iceland. Continue the walk along the oceanfront before eventually moving to the oldest part where the parliament and city hall is located. We finish the walking tour by the Parliament building in the main square. The walk is Wheelchair accessible and adjustable in bad weather as the small group size ensures we can take shelter in buildings and exhibitions. Make sure you tour with CityWalk Reykjavík for a guaranteed great experience with a local.

Reykjavik: Guided City Walking Tour

Reykjavik: Guided City Walking Tour

We start our city tour at Arnarholl hill, next to the statue of Ingolfur Arnarson, the Norseman considered to be the first settler of Reykjavik. After a brief introduction to Iceland’s early history and few interesting facts on Arnarholl hill itself, we move to another historical spot, Lydveldingsgardurinn (The Republic Park), before heading to the old city centre. We stop by the Parliament, visit the Pond, the city Hall and enjoy a peaceful walk through the narrow streets enclosed between the traditional, colourful dwellings of the olden days…a little oasis, almost hidden behind Reykjavik’s main roads t’s definitely worth drawing our attention to some of the area’s most relevant architectures and their curiosities, before continuing the walk toward the famous Hallgrimskirkja church. We’ll make our way up to the well-known city landmark walking by a picturesque neighbourhood where street arts, beautiful backyards, charming homes, modern and old-fashion, piece together a textbook example of local cityscape. We’ll also visit the interesting sculpture park behind Einar Jonsson’s museum, our last stop before walking back to Arnarholl Hill.

Reykjavik Christmas Walking Tour

Reykjavik Christmas Walking Tour

This Christmas, join Your Friend in Reykjavik for a walking tour through the Christmas lit and festive streets of Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. Together we will explore the Icelandic Christmas traditions and discover the 13 Santas of Iceland, their mother, the Troll Grýla that eats naughty children, and finally, the ferocious Christmas Cat. This family-friendly tour brings Icelandic Christmas traditions brought to life with exciting stories and Icelandic folklore. We will also come to know the delicious food and drinks that Iceland considers Christmassy and maybe sample some on our walk. Our meeting point is in Fógetagarðurinn for this Christmas Walking Tour through downtown Reykjavik. First, we admire the Ice skating rink, holiday decorations, and Christmas market stalls at Ingólfur Square. Then we move on to take a look at the famous Oslo Christmas Tree at Austurvollur. While we walk, we will try to find some of the unique Icelandic Yulelads or Santa Clauses hiding around the Reykjavik city center. We make a short visit to a book store to see unique Icelandic Christmas books and discover the love Icelanders have for books, especially during Christmas time. Then it's up to the main shopping street of Reykjavik called Laugavegur, and there we check out the one and only little Christmas store. You can be sure we have some fun surprises along the way. Finally, we walk up the beautiful Skólavörðustígur towards the majestic Hallgrímskirkja church, where we end our wonderful walk together, taking a peek at select stores along the way for Christmas related things. As a bonus to our Christmas Walking Tour, you will get discounts at a couple of Christmas stores, stalls, and even restaurants to make it even more worthwhile to join us. This tour is only operated in December and is also available as a private tour.

Reykjavik: Private 3-Hour Walking Tour for Seniors

Reykjavik: Private 3-Hour Walking Tour for Seniors

This private tour of Reykjavik was designed with the help of experts to accommodate senior visitors. On this 3-hour walking tour see the city's top attractions and learn what made Reykjavik such a popular destination. Explore Reykjavik and visit its charming old town. The vibrant and cosmopolitan city offers you the chance to discover some of the richest examples of Nordic history. Be stunned by streets full of history and beautiful architectural examples. Experience Iceland from a different perspective. Follow your guide as they reveal secrets and interesting facts about Reykjavik.

Reykjavik: The Icelandic Woman Private Walking Tour

Reykjavik: The Icelandic Woman Private Walking Tour

Welcome to The Icelandic Women Walking Tour in Reykjavik, a fascinating exploration of the city's history, culture, and the inspiring women who have helped shape it. Over the course of this 3-hour walking tour, we'll delve into Reykjavik's & Iceland’s rich past, visiting some of its most iconic landmarks and hidden gems. Along the way, we'll hear the stories of Icelandic women who have made history, broken barriers, and shaped the country’s culture and society. Learn about powerful women like Vigdís Finnbogadóttir; yes, the Icelandic names are easy, but she was the world's first democratically elected female president. And about the laws passed in Iceland, where Icelandic companies have to prove to the government that you pay equally to both men and women. Our journey will take us to some of Reykjavik's most famous landmarks, including the stunning Hallgrímskirkja church, the colorful houses of the Old Town, and the bustling harbor.

Explore Reykjavik's Legacy: In-App Audio Tour

Explore Reykjavik's Legacy: In-App Audio Tour

Embark on a self-guided journey through the heart of Iceland's capital with this audio tour designed for enthusiasts of history, culture, and architecture. Wander at your own pace while the voices of Reykjavik's past and present guide you through the city's main attractions and its lesser-known secrets, right from your device. The adventure begins at the awe-inspiring Hallgrimskirkja Church and concludes at the historic charm of Austurvöllur Square, encompassing the majestic Althingi Parliament House. Along the way, discover the enduring significance of Reykjavik's old town, serene Tjörnin lake, and the modern vibrancy of Laugavegur, the city's famous shopping street. Experience landmarks like the Sun Voyager sculpture and Harpa Concert Hall as stories and insights provide context and color. This immersive tour invites you to brave the winds of change and ground yourself in the enduring spirit of this northern metropolis. Prepare to be embraced by the city's intimate alleyways adorned with street art, and savored moments at Dahlia’s thriving eateries. A walk down Reykjavik's lanes is a testament to the city's saga – a blend of antiquity and contemporaneity that'll leave lasting impressions on all who traverse its paths. HOW IS THE TOUR GOING — Stay flexible: join the tour whenever you want and explore the sights as long as you like. — Enjoy the tour even offline: all audio tours are tested for high quality and easy navigation.

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