Beer tasting tour

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Did you know that beer was illegal in Iceland during most of the 20th century, and that it was not legalized again until 1989?

Join us on this tour to Ölgerðin, one of Iceland's oldest breweries and learn about the Icelandic drinking saga and drinking habits while tasting Icelandic brews and beverages. Your hosts will tell you about the history of drinking in Iceland in a fun and entertaining way, and how the drinking culture has developed through the ages.

You'll get to taste mead, like our forefathers enjoyed, beer substitute such as was drunk during the prohibition years, the local schnapps Brennivin and more.

You'll be served Gull beer, Malt ale and Appelsin soda and various spirits, as well as some beers from their local microbrewery.

Please note that the legal age for drinking in Iceland is 20 years and that those under that age will not be served alcohol.

As we say in Iceland: Skál!

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Activities: Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 20 years old
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Reykjavík , Ölgerðin Brewery
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : 17:30

Pickup from hotels starts 30 minutes before the scheduled departure of the tour, please be ready outside your hotel.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Beverages

  • English hosts with entertaining and informative commentary about Icelandic drinking traditions

  • Meals

Good to know:

The legal drinking age in Iceland is 20 years, those under 20 years of age will not be served alcohol.


Fantastic! A startling amount and good variety of complimentary beer is made available and the tour guide was a total riot. Highly recommended!

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Complimentary pick up service
We offer complimentary pick up service for our passengers 30 to 60 min prior to tour departure at any hotel/guesthouse in Reykjavik (please see individual tour descriptions for more details). We reserve the right to alter or change the itinerary according to weather and road conditions.

Change of reservation
It is possible to change a reservation up to 2 hours prior to tour departure free of charge.

Cancellations of tours must go through our office and should be sent at least 24 hours prior tour departure to or fax +354 540 1310. Confirmations of cancellations will be sent back within 24 hours during weekdays. 

Tour departure / Complimentary pick up service / Drop off service
All day tours booked start from our office at Hafnarstræti 20, 101 Reykjavík (Lækjartorg) at the departure time given on your voucher. It is the passengers responsibility to arrive at our tour office in time to check in for their tour and to board the tour bus at the tour departure time written on their voucher. 
We offer a complimentary pick up service for all our day tours. Passengers wanting to take advantage of the complimentary pick up service are requested to wait outside their hotel 30 to 60 minutes prior to tour departure (please see individual tour descriptions for more information) in order to board the pick up bus.
Missing the pick up bus does not entitle to a refund of the price paid for the tour. 

Drop off after day tours may sometimes not be right in front of your hotel/guesthouse due to narrow streets and actual coach size used during the tour.

Passengers with special needs
If you have any special needs or requests you should notify the Iceland Excursions sales department as soon as possible. We always try to fulfill our customers wishes at all times.

It is permitted to have foldable wheelchairs in our coaches without charge. Passengers that are unable to sit in a standard coach seat must advise the company´s office prior to tour departure.

Our fleet at Iceland Excursions – Gray Line Iceland includes coaches of all types and sizes, which are all equipped with safety belts. We have a limited number of Children's Safety Car Seats available. These can be provided on request, free of charge. The safety and comfort of our customers is one of our main goals.

Iceland Excursions – Gray Line Iceland reserves the right to alter routes, itineraries or timetables should the necessity arise, including irregularities due to adverse weather or road conditions. No responsibility is taken for losses or expenses due to delay or changes of flights, injury, damaged, negligence, weather, war or other unforeseeable causes. Seats cannot be guaranteed unless booked at least two hours in advance. The estimated duration of tours as indicated on our website are standard times and can vary according to road or weather conditions. Punctuality is a key objective in Iceland Excursions – Gray Line Iceland operation. However, delays may occur for unforeseen reasons. The company cannot be made responsible for losses that a passenger may face due to delay, regardless whether the loss is direct or indirect.

Guide to Iceland cancellation policy:

Guide to Iceland charges a flat fee of 5000 ISK of each customer for online cancellations. 

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