Guided 3 Hour Walking Tour of Reykjavik City With a Local Guide
Live Commentary in English.
What's included, what's not
Know before you book
- Children 11 and younger are complimentary.
- This activity is wheelchair accessible. A paying adult must accompany you for assistance with the wheelchair.
- This tour covers approximately 3 miles (5 km) on easy terrain.
- Tour stops vary.
- Check-in is 10 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
What you can expect
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 lift ahead of the tour start. Please note the opening hours of the church and entry fees are found on www.hallgrimskirkja.is We start by learning all about Norse mythology as we stroll through the quaint streets of Thingholt area towards the City Pond. We watch 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.