Private 3-Hour City Walk of Reykjavik with Expert Local Guide and Optional Icelandic Delicacies

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Description

Summary

Tour starts
Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration
2,5 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese
Available
All year
Minimum age
None

Description

Explore Iceland's capital city and get a taste of its local food and drinks with this private three-hour city walk of Reykjavik. The tour is perfect for people new to Reykjavik who want to see the city's top attractions and get a taste of the local culture with the help of an Icelandic expert.

The walking tour of Reykjavik begins with a pick-up from your accommodation or a meeting point of your choice. All you have to do is show up at the meeting area in the city center, where your guide will be waiting, and the tour will begin. 

You can see many places in downtown Reykjavik, from iconic landmarks to quaint shops. Fortunately, a private walking tour allows you to customize what you want to see and visit. With the help of your guide, who is also an expert in the history of Iceland, you'll learn more about these tourist attractions as you see them.

The Hallgrimskirkja church is a must-see city center attraction. This 20th-century Lutheran church has a striking design inspired by the hexagonal basalt columns of an Icelandic waterfall. The church towers 245 feet (75 meters) overhead and sits on a hill at the end of Skolavordustigur street, making it visible in most areas of the city.

Just a mile from the church is the Harpa Concert Hall. Harpa is an architectural and cultural wonder, providing a location for theater plays and concerts like the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Icelandic Opera. 

Other popular attractions in the area include the Sun Voyager sculpture, Lake Tjornin, the Althingi Parliament House, and the old harbor of Reykjavik. While Tjornin lake is an excellent place for recreation, the old harbor will give you the best vantage point of Faxafloi bay.

While in the city, you will have a chance to taste the best local cuisines of Iceland. One of the best ways to experience the culture of Iceland is through food and drink sampling, which is why this tour offers it as an add-on option. 

Food and drink sampling comes with an extra charge based on what you want to try. While it may take away from your walking time, it is an excellent addition to your tour.

Icelandic food options on the tour include licorice, hot dogs, lamb or lobster soup, pan-fried salmon, and tapas plates. Or, you may request to try controversial samples like puffin or horse dishes.

Perhaps you'll also choose to sample Icelandic drinks such as Black Death schnapps or local craft beers to complete your experience.

The ending point for the tour is flexible depending on what other plans you have for the day, and your guide can take you back to the starting point or give you directions. 

Try some Icelandic delicacies, see famous landmarks, and learn about the culture of Reykjavik with this private city walking tour. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Included

Experienced and English-speaking guide (Tours in Spanish, German, French, and Portuguese languages also available)
Private tour experience
Food and drinks sampling (for an extra cost)

Activities

Sightseeing
Cultural Activity
Walking tours

What to bring

Rainproof and lightweight clothing
Sturdy walking shoes
Camera

Good to know

The added cost for food sampling depends on the food and drinks you choose.

The tour runs for three hours. The itinerary is customizable with the time you spend on the food tour.

This private tour is wheelchair accessible.

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