Private 2.5-Hour Viking Age Walking Tour in Reykjavik with Settlement Exhibition

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Ingólfshöfði, Islandia
3 hours
All year
Minimum age


Immerse yourself in Iceland's rich history and culture by joining this private walking tour in Reykjavik. Families and groups of friends who want to learn more about the Viking history of Iceland while visiting popular attractions should book this private tour today.

This walking tour in Reykjavik with sightseeing begins as you meet your local guide in Ingolfur Square by the downtown area. You can also request a pick-up from your hotel if you're staying near the meeting point.

For the next 2.5 hours, the guide will take you to the city's best landmarks related to the Vikings, notably the Settlement Museum and the statue of Leifur Eiriksson. Your guide is knowledgeable about the epic voyages of the Vikings, the Icelandic Sagas, and even Norse mythology.

As you explore each site, they will tell exciting stories and trivia about these subjects. At any point during the excursion, you can ask them questions and get assistance.

Parts of your itinerary are stops at the Sun Voyager, the statue of Leifur Eiriksson, and the iconic Hallgrimskirkja church. These statues and works of architecture are must-visit in Iceland because of their beautiful appearance and rich history.

The Sun Voyager is a striking stainless steel sculpture representing a dreamboat or an ode to the sun. Its sleek, abstract design evokes the image of a Viking ship, with its curved lines and silhouette.

Not far from here are the statue of Leifur Eiriksson and the breathtaking Hallgrimskirkja church. 

Hallgrimskirkja church is Iceland's biggest and most famous church, standing at 244 feet (74.5 meters). Meanwhile, the monument of Eiriksson in front of the church is a tribute to the Norse explorer who played a big part in the history of Iceland and North America.

The highlight of this private tour is a visit to the famous Settlement Museum of Iceland, also called the Reykjavik Settlement Exhibition. Inside the museum, you'll see artifacts, interactive displays, and models of Viking-era constructions.

By visiting the Settlement Museum, you can immerse yourself in the history of Reykjavik and gain a deeper understanding of the city's Viking roots, including the challenges and accomplishments of its early settlers.

As this is a private walking tour, you'll also see other places of interest in Reykjavik. For example, the journey passes through downtown Reykjavik where you can visit excellent shops, scenic streets, and historical areas.

In addition, this private tour offers a better experience and convenience compared to group tours. You, your family, or your friends will be the only participants during the excursion. Apart from questions about Iceland's Viking history, the guide can also assist you in finding the best food places in the city.

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to learn more about Iceland's Viking culture and history with the help of a local expert in Reykjavik. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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English-speaking and history expert guide
Entrance fee to the Settlement Museum
Pick-up from hotel (if near Ingolfur Square)
Private tour experience


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What to bring

Warm clothing with layers
Good outdoor shoes

Good to know

Ingolfstorg Square, also known as Ingolfur Square, is the meeting point of this walking tour. This area is located along Austustraeti street in downtown Reykjavik.

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