Reykjavik: Guided City Walking Tour

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Enjoy a pleasant walk among Icelandic history, street arts, folklore, and colorful dwellings on this guided city walking tour. See Reykjavik's main landmarks and lesser-known tourist spots.

Highlights

  • we focus on small groups, numbers are capped at max. 10 partecipants each tour
  • taste traditional icelandic delicasies such as dried fish, sweets and schnapps
  • city’s main landmarks and other picturesque locations, lesser known to tourists

Description

We start our city tour at Arnarholl hill, next to the statue of Ingolfur Arnarson, the Norseman considered to be the first settler of Reykjavik. After a brief introduction to Iceland’s early history and few interesting facts on Arnarholl hill itself, we move to another historical spot, Lydveldingsgardurinn (The Republic Park), before heading to the old city centre. We stop by the Parliament, visit the Pond, the city Hall and enjoy a peaceful walk through the narrow streets enclosed between the traditional, colourful dwellings of the olden days…a little oasis, almost hidden behind Reykjavik’s main roads t’s definitely worth drawing our attention to some of the area’s most relevant architectures and their curiosities, before continuing the walk toward the famous Hallgrimskirkja church. We’ll make our way up to the well-known city landmark walking by a picturesque neighbourhood where street arts, beautiful backyards, charming homes, modern and old-fashion, piece together a textbook example of local cityscape. We’ll also visit the interesting sculpture park behind Einar Jonsson’s museum, our last stop before walking back to Arnarholl Hill.

Includes

Guidance and storytelling Icelandic schnapp & dried fish, local sweets

Important Information

  • We meet all participates at the meeting point Arnarholl Hill, next to the statue of Ingolfur Arnarson. The tour is approximatly 2-3 hours long. The tour is guided in English.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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