Immersive 3-Hour Food and History Walking Tour of Traditional Selfoss in South Iceland

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Selfoss, Iceland
2,5 hours
All year
Minimum age


Embrace Iceland’s rich culture and history with this immersive three-hour food and walking tour in Selfoss town. Those eager to try traditional Icelandic food while learning about the history of Selfoss in South Iceland will appreciate everything this tour offers.

Your walking tour begins late afternoon in front of the Tryggvaskali restaurant, the oldest house structure in Selfoss. You’ll meet your friendly tour guide here, wearing yellow for easy recognition, who will take you to the best landmarks and restaurants in town. 

To be as comfortable as possible on this South Iceland culture tour, wear warm clothes with layers and comfortable walking shoes. The walking portion is accessible with paved roads and gentle path slopes. 

You’ll get the first taste of your traditional Icelandic cuisine and local beer at Tryggvaskali, which offers a wide selection of dishes made of fresh ingredients, from starters to desserts. After enjoying your meal, you’ll visit four other places to eat more delicious food.

As you enjoy a peaceful walk, your guide will share fascinating stories and information about Selfoss. The quaint town lies on the banks of the beautiful Olfusa river and serves as one of the commercial and tourism hubs outside the Greater Reykjavik region.

Part of this history and culture tour in Iceland is a visit to some of the oldest areas and houses in town. While admiring these structures and landmarks, don’t forget to take photos to commemorate the experience. 

Throughout the trip, you’ll also be able to try some locally grown herbs, prepared fresh and fragrant with your dishes. You might even be able to see your meals prepared by the chef. If not, your guide will be more than happy to share details on how the meals are prepared.

In addition, for those 20 years old and above, you can sample either beer or wine at two restaurants you’ll visit. Besides these beverages, you’ll pair up your food with an Icelandic liquor that is an essential part of the local cuisine. 

The final stop of the small-group tour is for a delicious dinner at Messinn, which serves up some of the best seafood in town. If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, inform your guide beforehand so they can accommodate your needs.

The tour lasts three hours, but it can be longer depending on how long you linger at your dinner. After you’ve tasted some of the best Icelandic delicacies and learned more about the country’s history, you’ll return to your meeting point at the Tryggvaskali restaurant. 

Experience this unique small-group tour in Selfoss, where you can visit some of the best restaurants in town while learning about Icelandic culture and history. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Tasting of Icelandic cuisine from five different places
Two tastings of beer or wine
Icelandic liquor
English-speaking guide
Small group tour (maximum of 15)




Cultural Activity
Walking tours
Food & Drinks

What to bring

Comfortable and warm clothing
Walking shoes
Hat, gloves, and scarf

Good to know

This tour doesn't include a pick-up and drop-off, please meet at meeting point in Selfoss.

Guests are encouraged to inform the guide of any dietary restrictions or food requests before the day of the tour.

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