Embrace Iceland and get to know the country the right way: through its native foods, stories, and friendships with local people on a food walk in the city centre. This tour is perfect for those who want to get well-acquainted with Reykjavík, Iceland’s history, as well as traditional Icelandic food and locally brewed beers.
Traditional Icelandic cuisine is famous for being quite funky; you may have already heard stories of rotten shark and sheeps’ heads which can, at first, seem alarmingly unfamiliar. Although some Icelandic food may seem quite unappealing, they have served as staples in the local diet since the time of the first Viking settlers.
Alongside the more extreme samples (such as fermented shark) you will get to sample some more appetising bites such as the famous Icelandic hot-dog, heart-warming traditional lamb soup and dried fish. Each new flavour brings you a little closer to understanding the inside life of a local.
Icelanders are also enthusiastic about brewing delicious, and sometimes funky meads which we now call beer. The craft beer scene in Iceland has recently exploded giving rise to an increasing number of pioneers in the native brewing industry. Breweries are experimenting with spices, fruit and different local ingredients, so you are bound to taste some unique beers on this tour.
During this 3-hour tour, your group will make at least five foodie stops where you will be introduced to at least nine local dishes and five locally brewed craft beers. It doesn‘t get much better than this!
Your guide will also take you to some of Reykjavik‘s main landmarks and let you in on some insider stories about Iceland and Icelanders. You will visit Hallgrímskirkja Church and go up the bell tower, visit the subtle and beautiful Einar Jónsson Sculpture Garden, stroll along the Old Harbour with views of Harpa Concert Hall, and view the Alþingi Parliament House. We will share with you some not-so-common stories and tell you about our favourite places to visit, eat and drink.
This is a small group experience, with no more than 8 people per tour, because we want you to be able to shoot us any and all questions you might possibly have and make new friends.
Book now to secure a genuine Icelandic experience on this food and beer tour of Reykjavík. Check availability by choosing a date.
Some of the foods may seem and taste funky but try to bring an open & adventurous mind.
The weather in Iceland is notoriously changeable so please keep this in mind & be prepared.