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Reykjavik Walking Tour

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On the Reykjavík Walking Tour you get to know the most northern capital city in the world with an expert local guide at hand. Among the spots we will hit is the top of the famous Hallgrímskirkja, the colourful houses of Þingholt and the City Pond with its birdlife.

Departures

14:00

Availability

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Duration

Approx. 2:30 hours

Guiding language

English

Explore Reykjavik´s quaint old city centre with a local guide

We will begin our trip from the Hallgrímskirkja Church at the top of the downtown hill, we first go up the bell tower for an incredible view over the city with its multi-coloured rooftops, Faxaflói bay with its islands and the surrounding mountains and volcanoes.

Afterwards we visit the beautiful sculpture park of Einar Jónsson and learn all about Norse mythology before strolling through the quaint streets of Þingholt neighbourhood towards the City Pond. We feed the ducks, geese and swans found on the northern end of the pond. Great fun for kids and grown ups alike.

Continuing across the pond and into the City Hall we view the super-sized topographical map of Iceland and your guide will explain a little bit about Iceland’s fascinating geology and volcanic history. Our tour then threads the heart of the city, taking in the parliament, our modest but beautiful cathedral and the site of the first Viking homesteads in the city, before visiting the Old Harbour.

Strolling along the north shore from the harbour we visit the impressive Harpa Concert Hall before our final stop at the beautiful Sólfar sculpture, overlooking the Bay with Mt Esja in the background.

Details on the Reykjavík Walking Tour

Starting point of tour: From the Viking statue of Leif Erikson at Hallgrímskirkja Church (the landmark church with the impressive tower in the centre of town). Please be there no later then 10 minutes before your departure time.
Prices & availability: See booking window on right.
Teenagers 12-15 years old: 50% Discount. Toddlers 0-11 years old: FREE
Available all year round (depending on weather and conditions).
Min: No minimum number of participants.
Age limit: No age limit but children under 6 years old might find this tour a little long to walk so make arrangements (stroller etc), or be prepared to carry them for part of the way.
Bring with you: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm, waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden so expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.
Duration: Approx. 2,5 hours including a stop at Hallgrímskirkja church with a visit to the belltower, Einar Jónsson Sculpture Museum, City Pond, Reykjavík City Hall, the National Parliament and the city´s Cathedral. There are also stops where you can buy refreshments.
Total length of tour: 5 km

What's included:

  • Expertly guided Reykjavík walking tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Tasting of Icelandic delicacy
  • Free WiFi
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Tour Highlights

Hallgrímskirkja

Hallgrímskirkja guards over Reykjavík. Its stepped concrete facade is a reminder of the Icelandic landscape and the church’s interior is stark yet dynamic. The church is named after Hallgrímur Pétursson, a 17th-century clergyman and author of a famous series of Hymns of the Passion.

Harpa Concert Hall

Harpa is a concert hall and conference centre in Reykjavík, Iceland. Harpa was designed by the Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects in co-operation with Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. Look out for events in Harpa while in Iceland.

Þingholt

Þingholt is a neighbourhood in the centre of Reykjavík and one of the oldest neighbourhood in the city of Reykjavík. Þingholt get their name from the street of Þingholtsstræti, where a small townhouse stood from the year 1765-1771. Today it is known for it's colourful corrugated iron houses.

Reykjavík Old Harbour

The Reykjavík harbour was built between the years of 1913-1917 and is becoming a boom area. With the new addition of the Harpa Concert Hall and a growing number of other interesting places and businesses in addition to beautiful ships and boats.

Sculpure Museum of Einar Jónsson

Einar Jónsson, was a famous Icelandic sculptor, born in 1874 in Galtafell. In 1909, after living abroad for almost 20 years, he made an arrangement with the parliament to provide him with a home and studio in Reykjavík, that still stands today.

Dómkirkjan

Reykjavík Cathedra is a cathedral church in Reykjavík, Iceland, the seat of the Bishop of Iceland and mother church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland, as well as the parish church of the old city centre. It is located at Austurvöllur, and next to it is The Parliament House.

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