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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

Reykjavik City Walking Tour

Take in the top attractions to be found in Iceland's capital on a walking tour. Admire Einar Jónsson's sculptures, Hallgrímskirkja church, the Old Harbour, and City Hall. Learn about Norse mythology, Viking homesteads, Iceland's volcanic history, and more from your local guide. Start your Reykjavik walking tour with a look at the striking Hallgrímskirkja church in the city center. Then learn all about Norse mythology as you stroll through the quaint streets of the Þingholt neighborhood.  Continue to the city pond of Tjörnin pond to visit the geese and swans. Take a look at City Hall and see the super-sized topographical map of Iceland, where your guide will give explanations about the country's fascinating geology and volcanic history. Wind your way into the heart of the city to look at the parliament building, the modest but beautiful cathedral, and the site of the first Viking homesteads. Next, visit the Old Harbour and discover the impressive Harpa Concert Hall with views of the dramatic Sólfar sculpture overlooking the bay and Mount Esja.

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.

The Reykjavik Catwalk

The Reykjavik Catwalk

The Reykjavik CatWalk Join Your Friend in Reykjavik for a Cattastic Walking tour of downtown Reykjavik. This is a City Walking Tour with a firm focus on our feline companions. We will follow in the Paw Prints of cats since the settlement of Iceland. . Together we will explore the myths about Cats in Iceland and the world? We will even explore tails from Cat’s Hiss-story throughout the world. Included in our tour is even a visit to the one and only Reykjavik Cat Coffeehouse to pet some cats while we sip on Coffee or Hot Cocoa and taste Icelandic pastry. If we are fur-tunate enough and the Cat gods allow, there is the Paw-sibility that we catch a glimpse of the most famous Cats of downtown Reykjavik, Baktus, Jonsi, and Ofelia to name a few. We will start up by the pillars at Ingólfur Square and our final destination is the Statue Garden of Einar Jonsson by Hallgrimskirkja Church. This is a Purrfect 2 hour City Walk in Reykjavik for Cat Lovers 10% of the profit from this tour will go towards The Cat Protection Society and its Cat shelter and hotel, called Kattholt (Cathill)

Reykjavík e-Scooter tour with a guide

Reykjavík e-Scooter tour with a guide

Get ready for an unforgettable adventure through the heart of Reykjavík as you glide through the city's vibrant streets on our thrilling 2-hour e-scooter tour. Join our expert guides and explore the captivating beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture of downtown Reykjavík in an eco-friendly and exhilarating way. Our small group sizes ensure a personalized experience, allowing you to interact with our knowledgeable guides and ask questions along the way. We value your comfort and safety, and our guides will provide you with thorough training and guidance on operating the e-scooters, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable ride. Marvel at the iconic landmarks that define Reykjavík's skyline. Cruise past the stunning Hallgrímskirkja church, discover the impressive Harpa Concert Hall, and witness the vibrant streets of Laugavegur, the city's main shopping area. Our expert guides will share fascinating stories and insights about each stop, allowing you to truly connect with the city's past and present. Immerse yourself in the local atmosphere as we explore the charming neighborhoods of downtown Reykjavík. Experience the unique character of the city as we glide through the colorful streets, lined with quaint houses, cozy cafes, and trendy boutiques. From the bustling downtown area to the tranquil waterfront, each neighborhood has its own story to tell. Discover the natural beauty that surrounds Reykjavík, even within the city limits. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Faxaflói Bay, where you might catch a glimpse of seabirds gracefully soaring overhead. As we navigate the city, our guides will also share fascinating facts about Iceland's unique geology and the country's deep connection with nature.

Reykjavík: City Exploration Game and Tour

Reykjavík: City Exploration Game and Tour

Combine the excitement of a sightseeing city tour with a game fun on this self-guided smartphone walking tour in Reykjavik. Find attractions easily with the app's navigation function. Download the app and start the game by going to the first location. Use observation, logic, imagination, and teamwork to solve the riddle at each location, the riddles are always hard. Pause the app at any point if you want to take a break, stop for coffee, or spend some more time visiting one of the sights. Play the game at your own pace. Start your tour at the imposing sculpture 'Solfar'! Learn about Harpa an attraction with many visitors every year. Learn about Ingólfur Arnarson the founder of Reykjavík at the beautiful monument in his honor, and admire Culture house, one of Reykjavík's finest buildings. Reykjavík Cathedral will leave you speechless with its serene beauty. Visit Parliament House with its elegant appearance. Then Reykjavík City Hall awaits you, don't forget to take pictures, it's a beautiful modern building with an incredible 3D map of Iceland! The unrivaled National Gallery will be your next step, with its unique exhibits. Smile at rainbow street, made to embrace diversity. The icing on the cake of this unique tour will be Hallgrímskirkja the ultimate symbol of all of Reykjavík !!!

Reykjavík Tuk Tuk Tour

Reykjavík Tuk Tuk Tour

Join us for an exhilarating one-hour sightseeing ride in Reykjavik aboard nimble electric Tuk-tuks! Our eco-friendly vehicles can comfortably accommodate up to four adult passengers. Alternatively, if you have two or more children in your group, the Tuk-tuk can seat up to six passengers. With our expert local guides leading the way, you'll explore the city's captivating landscapes and iconic landmarks. During the tour, we'll make two delightful 10-15 minute stops at Þúfa, an artistic mound, and Hallgrímskirkja, the magnificent church offering panoramic views of the city. Experience the charm of Reykjavik in a fun and sustainable way. Book your Tuk-tuk adventure today, and create unforgettable memories with your loved ones!

Reykjavík: Private LGBTQ+ Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Reykjavík: Private LGBTQ+ Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Private Reykjavik LGBTQ City Walk Join Your Friend in Reykjavik for a city walk of all the most remarkable places in downtown Reykjavik with a focus on the LGBTQ culture and history of Reykjavik. This is a longer private version of our Walk With a Viking, Reykjavík Walking Tour where we add information and fun facts about the Icelandic LGBTQ scene. From Nightlife to Politics through music and literature, we will learn about the Gay Culture of Reykjavik while getting a great introduction to Reykjavik and Iceland in general. We will also take a closer look at a few we'll know Icelandic gay individuals. We will visit beautiful Insta photo-worthy places like Hallgrímskirkja church and its tower, the Sun Voyager, Harpa Concert hall, and more.

Reykjavik: Private City Tour

Reykjavik: Private City Tour

Your adventure begins at the striking Sun Voyager sculpture. Meet your local guide who will accompany you throughout the tour. From there, delve into the architectural marvels of the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre. Admire its mesmerizing glass facade reflecting the surrounding beauty of the city. Continue your exploration to the charming Old Harbor. Soak in the maritime atmosphere and capture stunning views of the surrounding coastline. Next, visit Reykjavík's City Hall, nestled against the picturesque backdrop of Tjörnin Lake. Afterward, stroll along Rainbow Street and marvel at its colorful buildings and vibrant atmosphere. Then, ascend to the towering heights of Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik's iconic church. Take in panoramic views of the city from its observation tower. Take a relaxing break to indulge in a hot drink and dessert, savoring Icelandic flavors and hospitality. Then, as the tour draws to a close, your guide will accompany you back to the starting point at the Sun Voyager sculpture.

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What people are saying about Lake Tjornin

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I recently took a walking tour of Reykjavik with Luca, and it was fantastic. Luca’s deep knowledge of the city’s history and culture, along with his engaging storytelling, made the tour truly enjoyable. We visited major landmarks, as well as hidden gems like local cafes and street art. Luca’s passion for Reykjavik was evident and made the tour special. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to explore the city!

It was nice and relaxed. We were a small group of 7 people and I learned a lot about the different sights in the city. It was more like a getting to know the neighborhood type of tour. I was hoping to learn more about Reykjavik's history through the sites and I learned a bit about it. The food tasting at the end of the tour was particularly fun for me.

Fantastic! Our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining throughout the walk. It was the perfect way to get a feel for the city and we capped it off by taking our guide’s suggestion for lunch. Excellent sushi 🍣!

Excellent information on Reykjavik. Tomas was friendly and extremely knowledgeable and gave great insight on so much about the history of the city and answered all questions. Highly recommend!

Very informative. The guide whose name I can't remember was very engaging and explained things very well and answered questions and overall was a fun time.