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Certified Operator     Tour Operator: Reykjavik Sightseeing     3 hours     Travel method: Walking     Region: Capital Region

Explore Reykjavík's Quaint Old City Centre with a Local Guide

The tour begins punctually at the icon of Reykjavik, Hallgrímskirkja church where you will find your guide just outside by the statue of Leifur Eiríksson. Guests are encouraged to check-in with the guide 5-10 minutes before the tour starts. The tour will not go up the bell tower and therefore we recommend early arrivals to take the elevator ahead of the tour start. Please note the opening hours of the church and entry fees are found on www.hallgrimskirkja.is

We will begin our trip at the beautiful Hallgrímskirkja Church at the top of the downtown hill.This is the most popular landmark in the city, and for good reason.

Afterwards we visit the beautiful sculpture park of Einar Jónsson and learn about Norse mythology before strolling through the quaint streets of Þingholt neighbourhood towards the City Pond and Arnarhóll.

We pass by the Parliament building, Dómkirkjan cathedral, the lake Tjörnin and the city Hall before taking a seat in a lovely local restaurant where guests are served delicious traditional lamb soup, which is included in the price. The tour culminates there over lunch with the guide and a casual personal chat. 

We expect the walk to take 2 hrs 15 minutes and it is all downhill and easy on the foot as well as being wheelchair accessible. Those with limited time available will have the option to get the soup or alternatives quicker and of course the tour is open to those with dietary restrictions and vegetarians. If applicable, please tell the guide at the start of the tour so we can inform the restaurant early on.

Throughout the tour, the guide will narrate the history of Iceland and the evolution of reykjavík as a town. We will also share with you various local stories of our food, folklore, politics and economy. The tour is run in small groups giving everyone ample time to ask questions about anything! Our guides are very experienced full time city guides and educated in history.

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Difficulty: Very easy

What is included

  • Expertly guided Reykjavík walking tour
  • Local lunch, choice of lamb soup, fisherman's favourite, shellfish soup or vegetarian optionLocal english speaking guide
  • Small group experience 

Important information

Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always smart to dress in warm and waterproof clothes, weather changes are swift so prepare expect the unexpected. Dress from the feet up, warm socks and waterproof shoes or boots along with a waterproof jacket will be perfect. 


Never cancelled due to weather, tour is altered to more indoor visits.

  Meeting Point Information

Our tour departs daily from What´s On Tourist information and booking center, Laugavegur 5, 101 Reykjavik. Please be there no later than 10 minutes before your departure time.

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