Reykjavik by Food Walking Tour

Reykjavik by Food Walking Tour
MAR Bar and Restaurant is one of Reykjavík's fine-dining establishments.
A coffee and a cake in a Reykjavík cafe is an authentic Icelandic experience.
Fermented shark, or hakarl, is an Icelandic delicacy, and the palette is traditionally cleansed with the national spirit, Brennivín..
Dried fish is a standard Icelandic snack, eaten with generous scoops of butter.
Úlfur Indian Pale Ale is just one of many Icelandic craft beers.
The English Pub is one of the venues you may go to on the Reykjavík by Food Walking Tour.

Enjoy the awesome cityscapes of Reykjavík while filling up on traditional Icelandic food with this walking and eating tour of the capital city. This is a perfect opportunity to book if you want a fun and interactive introduction to this quirky nation.

You will meet your guides downtown at the beginning of this tour, and with a small group, set off to explore Reykjavík. This town, with a thousand years of history and a thriving culture, is a marvellous place to explore.

You will, for example, see Hallgrímskirkja church, the largest monument in the city, and the modern concert hall, Harpa. The parliament, called the Alþingi, is also on the agenda, an institution that has existed in some form since 930 AD, and the Höfði House will be visited too, a place where negotiations to end the Cold War began.

As you travel through the city streets, you will note a wealth of street-art, both commissioned and uncommissioned as graffiti has a long tradition in Iceland.

You will also, if the weather is clear, have some beautiful natural views. Across Faxaflói Bay, you can often see the flat-topped mountain Esja, the volcanoes of the Reykjanes Peninsula, and even the distant, snowy Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

As for the food you will be trying, expect some delicious treats as well as some revolting morsels. Icelanders have a fascinating food culture, based on dairy products, lamb, fish, root vegetables and native herbs. Some are sweet and lovely, like the yoghurt Skyr, while some seem entirely unfit for human consumption, like the reeking fermented shark ‘hákarl’.

Of course, at many of these venues, you will also be able to try some Icelandic craft beers (the home brewery industry is booming) and traditional schnapps, Brennivín.

After enjoying many little courses of Icelandic food and seeing the classic sites of Reykjavík, the tour will come to a close, although you are more than welcome to check out more bars and destinations downtown, which your guide will have recommended to you.

Eat your way through the main sites of Iceland’s capital. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Reykjavík, Hallgrímskirkja, Höfði, Reykjavík Harbour, Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Tjörnin
Pickup information:
    ITM information centre

    Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure. If you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

    • Expert, friendly guidance around the city

    • A taste of several traditional dishes

    What to bring:
    • Warm clothing and outerwear suited to rainy or chilly weather

    • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking

    • Your appetite!

    Good to know:

    Some dishes will include alcohol, meat and fish. A vegetarian/vegan option, and options for those with allergies, will available upon request, so be sure to contact your tour provider before taking the tour about any dietary concerns you may have. Minimum of 2 persons on the tour.

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