Magical 1.5 Hour Folklore Walking Tour of Reykjavik with Tales of Trolls, Elves & Hidden People

Tour guides will tell you the historic folklore of Iceland's city center
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Ingólfur Square, Austurstræti 4 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
1,5 hours
All year
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Explore the depths of Icelandic mythology with this amazing folklore walking tour around Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavík, and get a real insight into the lives of the legendary trolls, elves and hidden people that are said to inhabit this land. 

This is a great tour opportunity for all those with an interest in Norse Mythology and the Sagas, as well as those travellers looking to gain an understanding and history of some of the city’s major cultural attractions. 

During this tour, you will learn all about the 13 Yule Lads (the Icelandic version of Santa Clause), as well as listen to numerous tales of the hidden people and their antics, how they have influenced Icelandic culture, storytelling and the psyche of the people. 

On top of that, you will learn the differentiations between trolls and elves, and will come to a great understanding of how such fantasy authors as J.R.R. Tolkien found inspiration in this strange and mysterious land. Game of Thrones fans will also love how close they feel to the dark and haunting land of Westeros. 

You will also gain a deeper insight into why Icelanders are such a literary people. Delving into some of the ancient Sagas, you will come to understand how these legendary stories still permeate throughout Icelandic culture, kept alive in the fabric of their society. Did you know that one in ten Icelanders will write and publish a book in their lifetime? 

During this tour, you will visit some of the city’s most iconic attractions. You will first pay a visit to two of Reykjavík’s oldest graveyards, visit “the Elfstone”, the Catholic Cathedral, Tjörnin (the downtown pond) and finally, Parliament House. 

So don’t waste anymore time pondering! Make sure to secure your place on this brilliant and insightful folklore walking tour in Reykjavík today. Check availability by choosing a date. 

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Please wear layers as the windchill factor can come into play in a walk like this.

Some of the stories can be scary for little children

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