Explore Iceland’s old city center, learn about Viking history of Reykjavik and catch up on current afairs with an local guide.
EXPLORE REYKJAVIK´S QUAINT OLD CITY CENTRE WITH A LOCAL GUIDE
The tour starts at What´s On tourist information located on Laugavegur 5 in central Reykjavik. We will begin our trip at the beautiful Sun voyager sculpture, overlooking the bay with Mt Esja in the background. Next stop is 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 Harbor.
Strolling along the north shore from the harbor we visit the impressive Harpa Concert Hall before our final stop at the Volcano House where our guests will enjoy a short presentation and discounts from the store and exhibition.
DETAILS ON THE REYKJAVÍK WALKING TOUR
Starting point of tour: What´s On tourist information located on Laugavegur 5 in central Reykjavik. 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.
Total length of tour: 5 km
Expertly guided Reykjavík walking tour
Guidance by a local knowledgeable English speaking guide
Your tour starts at the whatson tourist info located at Laugavegur 5, 101 Reykjavík
Full refund if cancelled due to weather. Cancellation fee can be witheld if cancelled with short notice.
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