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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

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

What's included:

  • Expertly guided Reykjavík walking tour
  • Guidance by a local knowledgeable English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
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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.

"So good!"

We went on two tours with Reykjavík Sightseeing - The Golden Circle and South Coast - and everything was amazing! Very professional and sweet guides, great selection of tours, easy pick-up options and beautiful scenery (of course). Would definitely recommend!

- Cruiser55193666164, October 2018

"Northern Lights"

Elizabeth and the bus driver who’s name I did not catch were amazing tour guides. They were both very personable and made a great team. Elizabeth has such an outgoing personality and was able to make the trip super exciting, even though seeing the lights was not a guarantee. We were about to call it a night when the lights came out to give us a beautiful show.

- kstarz5, October 2018

"Great tour, great tour company"

We took the Golden Circle plus Secret Lagoon tour, it was the perfect day trip and Alex our tour guide was fantastic. Learnt a lot about what we were seeing but also lots of other nuggets about Iceland. They even made a few unscheduled extra stops to show us other sights and to let us get out and take photos of the incredible sunrise.

- Paradise36196097486, October 2018