Private 3-Hour Folklore & Cat Walk Tour in Reykjavik

Gaze into the mesmerizing sapphire eyes of this stunning feline.
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Reykjavík, Iceland
3,5 hours
All year
Minimum age


Join this private walking tour to discover tales of Reykjavik's folklore and meet many of the friendly cats that call the city home. This extraordinary three-hour journey through Reykjavik will introduce you to Iceland's fascinating legends and the charm of the local felines.

Your adventure begins at the vibrant Ingolfur Square, where you'll meet your knowledgeable guide and fellow explorers. From there, you'll set off on a quest to unravel the secrets hidden within the folklore of Reykjavik. 

The folklore walking route will lead you off the beaten path, guiding you through the tranquil atmosphere of two old graveyards with centuries of stories and legends.

Iceland's folklore is world-famous, featuring elves, trolls, ghosts, witches, and bandits. Even in Reykjavik, many streets and landmarks have fascinating tales dating back centuries.

As you venture deeper into the city's heart, your attention turns to the feline inhabitants that have left their paw prints throughout Icelandic history.  

Your guide will tell stories of cats that have played significant roles in Icelandic folklore. Most famous among these is the Christmas cat, which was said to hunt for children who did not get any clothes over the festive season.

Keep your eyes peeled as you explore the backstreets of Reykjavik, for you may come across some of the city's most loved feline personalities, such as the beloved Baktus, Jonsi, and Ofelia. These charming cats have become local celebrities and famous on the internet.

A highlight of the tour awaits at the renowned Reykjavik Cat Coffeehouse, a haven for cat enthusiasts. Here, you'll have the chance to indulge in a warm cup of coffee or hot cocoa paired with authentic Icelandic pastries as you enjoy the friendly pets.

Your journey finishes at the Einar Jonsson Sculpture Garden and Museum, a serene and art-filled oasis near the iconic Hallgrimskirkja Church. As you take in the tranquil beauty of the garden, you'll reflect on the delightful memories made during this unique exploration of folklore and felines.

This private Reykjavik folklore & cat-walk tour caters to the interests of folklore enthusiasts, cat lovers, and those seeking an offbeat experience in Reykjavik. Throughout the tour, you'll enjoy expert guidance, fascinating stories, and the opportunity to cuddle with adorable cats. 

Don't miss your chance to embark on this extraordinary three-hour city walk that combines the magic of folklore with the irresistible charm of cats. Check availability now by choosing a date. 

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Expert guidance, fun, and some purr-fect cat cuddling
Coffee or hot cocoa and an Icelandic pastry at the Reykjavik Cat Coffee House.


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What to bring

Dress comfortably, preferably with layers.
Wear comfortable walking shoes.

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