On the Reykjavík Walking Tour, get to know the northernmost capital city in the world with an expert guide at hand. Among the spots you'll visit is the top of the famous Hallgrímskirkja, the colorful houses of Þingholt and the City Pond with its birdlife.
What to Expect
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 baywith its islands and the surrounding mountains and volcanoes.
Afterwards you'll visit the beautiful sculpture park of Einar Jónsson and learn all about Norse mythology before strolling through the quaint streets of Þingholt neighborhood towards the City Pond. 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, view the super-sized topographical map of Iceland and your guide will explain a little bit about Iceland’s fascinating geology and volcanichistory. The tour then threads into the heart of the city, taking in the parliament, the 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 harbor, you'll visit the impressive Harpa Concert Hall before our final stop at the beautiful Sólfar sculpture, overlooking the Bay with Mt Esja in the background.
- Expertly guided Reykjavík walking tour
- Entrance fees
- Tasting of Icelandic delicacy
- Free WiFi
Know Before You Go
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.
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