Mosfellsbaer Walking Tour | Visit Like a Local

Meeting Icelanders is the best way to learn about the country's folklore and history.
Enjoy some traditional Icelandic food on this tour to Mosfellbær in the Greater Reykajvík Area.
Mosfellsbær is one of the small towns outside Reykjavík, which are infinitely better at watching the Northern Lights from.
Although in the capital area, Mosfellsbær is much quieter than Reykjavík.
Mosfellsbær is only about twenty minutes drive from downtown Reykjavík.
Visit like a local to Mosfellsbær with the sense of adventure imbued into the Sun Voyager sculpture in Reykjavík.

Take a serene walk with a local around the beautiful Mosfellsbær town, in the stunning nature of Mosfellsdalur valley. This tour should not be missed by those who are seeking an easy, pleasurable adventure in which you will learn all about Icelandic folklore and get to enjoy some tasty treats.

You will meet your guide in the town of Mosfellsbær. She will introduce herself to your group before leading you, on foot, out into the nature. Your path will take you along the banks of the river Varmá, one of the best fishing rivers in the country, bountiful with trout and salmon. At parts, it is rapid and foaming, but for most of its length, incredibly serene.

This serenity will be matched by the surrounding landscapes. Mosfellsbær is separated from the rest of the capital region by fertile farmland and fields of wildflowers; you will see fauna such as the native Icelandic horse and if it is summer, flora such as lupins. This trip is still more than enjoyable in winter, when, in lieu of flowers, you will be surrounded by beautiful frosted landscapes.

Beyond the countryside, you will see mighty mountains such as Mosfellsdalur and Mount Esja and have great views of Faxaflói bay, the bay that extends from Reykjavík city to the Snæfellsnes peninsula.

After a pleasurable ninety minute hike, you will arrive at your guide’s house. Here, she will show you Icelandic hospitality, and present you with some national delicacies. As you dine, feel free to ask her any questions you have about the country, people, folklore, history and nature; she is an expert who is more than willing to inform you about Iceland.

With your meal and guided tour complete, you will return to Reykjavík, with enough time to organise a later excursion or other activities in the capital.

Book this quirky tour, for a fascinating experience with a local in an area off the beaten track. Check availability by choosing a date. 


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing, Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 6 years.
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Highlights: Reykjavík, Mosfellsdalur, Mosfellsbær, Varmá
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 14:00

You meet us at the departure location.
Reykjahvoll, Mosfellsbær
Included:
  • Local Guide

  • Traditional Icelandic Refreshments

  • Transport to/from Mosfellsbær


What to bring:
  • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking



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