Small-Group 2-Hour Cat Walking Tour in Reykjavik with Snacks

One of Reykjavik's resident cats in front of Hallgrimskirkja church
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Tour starts
Ingólfur Square, Austurstræti, Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration
2 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
All year
Minimum age
None

Description

Join a small group of fellow cat lovers for a family-friendly walking tour of downtown Reykjavik. This two-hour city walk winds through the lively streets of central Reykjavik and allows you to learn about the history and myths of Iceland's felines.

Once you've met your group at Ingolfur Square, your knowledgeable local guide will start your tour of Reykjavik. You'll stop at some of the city's most famous attractions, such as Reykjavik Pond and Hallgrimskirkja Church. At the same time, you'll learn about the cultural and religious impact that cats have had since the settlement of Iceland.

You'll stop at a local bookstore during the tour to learn about the legendary Christmas Cat. You'll also visit one of Reykjavik's secret gardens to hear more stories about the cats of Icelandic folklore.

Next, you'll warm up with a coffee and some kitty cuddles at the Reykjavik Cat Coffee House before finishing your tour in the famous sculpture garden of Einar Jonsson. 

Cats aren't native to Iceland. They were brought to the country by early settlers to help control the rat and mouse population. But since their introduction to Iceland, they have been a popular pet, and they feature in many sagas and stories.

This cat-themed walking tour is fun for the whole family. As you learn about the history of cats in Iceland, you'll also discover Iceland's capital through the eyes of a local.

This tour is even more tempting because 10% of the tour profits will be donated to the Cat Protection Society and its cat hotel, Kattholt. You'll learn about Iceland's cats while funding their care — it's a win-win!

The tour and all of its stops are cat-focused. You'll even have the chance to meet and cuddle some friendly felines. If you're lucky, you might even have the honor of seeing one of the city's animal celebrities, such as Baktus, Jonsi, or Ofelia. Some of them are very popular on social media.

This tour goes ahead in almost all conditions, so dress in layers and wear sensible shoes for walking. A hot beverage and snacks are provided, but it's recommended that you bring a water bottle and, of course, your camera. 

Book in advance to guarantee your spot on this unique and fun tour of Iceland's capital. 

Don't miss this unique, family-friendly Reykjavik walking tour with the opportunity to meet some local cats and learn about their history in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Included

Expert local tour guide
Hot chocolate or coffee
Icelandic pastry

Activities

Cultural Activity

What to bring

Warm layers
Comfortable shoes
Water bottle
Fully charged camera

Good to know

You'll meet your guide by the two stone pillars in Ingolfur Square, in the center of Reykjavik. The square is in front of Center Hotel Plaza, Adalstraeti 6. If you walk down Laugavegur (the main shopping street), continue all the way down until you come to the square.

Please be at Ingolfur Square at least 5 minutes before the start time of the tour.

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