Guided tour

Reykjavik: Icelandic Food Tour

4.9 / 5

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Activity provider: Your Friend In Reykjavik

Reykjavik: Icelandic Food Tour

Activity provider: Your Friend In Reykjavik
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From US$ 127.66 per person

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Experience traditional Icelandic food, and learn about real-deal Icelandic cuisine on this exciting tour.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Feel the warmth of the Icelandic lamb soup in your belly - the truly traditional winter broth of Icelanders
  • Dare to try a small piece of fermented shark - you haven't been to Iceland without sampling that
  • Let the Icelandic lobsters melt in your mouth when you try out the great lobster soup
  • Be adventurous and try out a small piece of Minke whale steak
  • Have a delicious and unique Icelandic hot dog
Full description

They say that sharing a meal is the best way to get to know each other but a walking tour with 4 to 6 foodie stops is even better! The stops include the oldest restaurant in Reykjavik, a legendary hot dog stand, the local's favorite food market if open and one of the top restaurants in Iceland.

This tour samples many different Icelandic dishes; both traditional classics and modern favorites. Your guide knows all the best spots to get the famous Icelandic meat soup (just like mamma makes it), flatkake with smoked lamb, delicious lobster soup, and more yummy treats. 

Even try some fermented shark, if you dare. Learn what the Vikings ate and how Icelandic people have survived harsh winters thanks to their special cooking and preserving methods. 

The tour runs everyday and you’ll walk around 2.5 kilometers, making plenty of stops along the way. With no more than 12 people on a tour, you’ll be able to ask any questions about Icelandic food and culture, plus make a few new friends. And, you certainly won’t leave feeling hungry.

  • Plenty of food
  • Expert guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

This tour meets at Ingolfstorg Square in the center of Reykjavik by the two stone high seat pillars (over 2 meters high). The square is at the beginning of Austurstræti (Austurstræti 1) and is squared off by the streets Aðalstræti, Hafnarstræti, Veltusund and Vallarstræti. If you walk down Laugavegur (the main shopping street), please continue until the end. On Ingolfur Square itself, you can see Kvosin, a small grocery market, Citycenter Plaza Hotel, Hlölli (a fast food establishment) and finally a kebab house. It is recommended to use Google Maps as the Icelandic Street names can be tricky.

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Important information

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  • Remember to wear warm clothing.
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4.9 /5

based on 76 reviews

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We did this tour this evening and really enjoyed it! Unnur, our guide, was so knowledgeable and great company. The food was all good (although I won't be rushing to eat the shark again) and it was a great way to get to know a bit about Reykjavik on our first night.

January 26, 2023

We did this on our first day in Reykjavik - it was a great way to see some of the centre of town and to try some Icelandic food ahead of the rest of our trip. Our guide was fantastic - very interesting and veny friendly. We had a brilliant time.

December 29, 2022

Our guide Viktor was fantastic! There were 3 of us and we We all had a blast. Tried foods that were fantastic and some that will remain a once in a lifetime food adventure. Throughout the tour Viktor not only talked about the food but also history of the area and the culture. We highly recommend this experience!

November 21, 2022

Product ID: 156777