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If you’re a fan of the mythical “Game of Thrones” series, a drama as deep and dark as some of Iceland’s glacial lakes, you’ll love this tour that traces the footsteps of your favourite characters through the mysterious landscape of Iceland. The Game of Thrones tour takes you to some of the filming locations in Iceland where you’ll get to experience Icelandic nature just like the cast members; take in the majestic, sweeping views, feel the spray of the dancing waterfalls, capture the......
Game of Thrones location tour
Apr. - Dec.
Skál, my friend! (that’s ‘cheers’ in Icelandic). One of the best ways to get a feel for a new city is to sit down and Have a few beers with the locals. Our Reykjavik Beer Lovers’ Tour is your chance to get a heads-up on the best Icelandic craft beers to enjoy on your trip. Icelandic people have a short, but proud history of making beer (we need to put our lovely, fresh water to good use). We’ll fill you in on the history of beer, from the Vikings, right through to the resurgence of......
Reykjavik Beer Tour
Apr. - Jun.
Enjoy Reykjavík's food on foot! Take this walking tour to try some of the city's best restaurants. You'll enjoy traditional Icelandic food while at the same time learning about Icelandic culinary traditions. As well as visiting restaurants for tastes of traditional and sometimes bizarre Icelandic food, you'll get to explore the streets of Reykjavík. Along the way on your adventure, our guide will introduce you to Icelandic food customs and suggest different restaurants along the way that you......
Reykjavík by Food Walking Tour
Apr. - Dec.
Jump into the history and culture on this 'Icelandic Herring Adventure' to the charming town of Siglufjörður. This tour is for anyone who wants to know more of Iceland’s faraway past, a fight for survival in the frozen North Atlantic, which often depended on the size and quality of fishing hauls. You'll begin in Akureyri, the northern capital of Iceland, and travel down the coast as you enjoy the breathtaking views of the North Atlantic along the way. Siglufjörður is one-time “herring......
Siglufjordur Coastal Culture Tour from Akureyri
Walk with a Viking – your crash course in everything Icelandic Your Friend in Reykjavik is just that – your friend in the city. And, as your new friend, it’s our goal to make sure you have the best time in Reykjavik. That’s what friends are for. Our walking tour is your introduction to Reykjavik. It will help you get your bearings and make the most of your stay in Iceland. We recommend it as your first stop in Reykjavik (well, maybe check into your accommodation and drop your bags off......
A Walk With A Viking
May. - Dec.
Treat your taste buds to the tastiest tour in Iceland! They say that sharing a meal is the best way to get to know each other, we think a walking tour with at least 5 foodie stops is even better! Our stops include the oldest restaurant in Reykjavik, a legendary hot dog stand, our favourite food market and one of the top restaurants in Iceland. If you’re a bit of a food lover, then a casual stroll around Reykjavik, sampling traditional dishes from some of our favourite spots, is going to be......
Reykjavik Food Lovers
Apr. - Aug.
Treat yourself to an adventure that combines a Whale Watching Tour and a theatrical show in which the ancient Icelandic Sagas are twisted and turned in the merciless thresher of English comedy. Meet us by the Old Harbour at 12:30 or 13:30 (depending on your chosen time) where your guide will welcome you into the Whale Watching Centre, which is on board an old fishing vessel that is permanently anchored by the pier. The summer season is ideal for whale watching, as this is the time when the......
Whales & Icelandic Sagas
Apr. - Dec.
Eat and drink with the locals, on this relaxing and informative evening. Try six different Icelandic beers, dine on the national cuisine, and chat with locals about the history, culture, and current affairs of their great country. This tour should not be missed by foodies or anyone who wants an interesting start to their night out partying in Reykjavík. You will meet your host and your new drinking buddies at the bar, 'Bryggjan Brugghús', which is located in one of the most picturesque......
Cheers to Reykjavik! Locally hosted beer and food tour
Do you want to experience the legendary Reykjavik nightlife like the locals? In the 3 hour Reykjavik Bar Crawl you will crawl from one bar to another with a local nightlife professional by your side and experience the best of what Reykjavik nightlife has to offer through premium Icelandic beer, unique cocktails, the infamous Black death and so much more! Whether you are travelling by yourself, with friends, colleagues or a bachelor group – This tour is the perfect way to explore the wild......
The Reykjavik Bar Crawl
Hop on a cherry-red City Sightseeing bus to get around the city! See all the best attractions, shops and restaurants Reykjavik has to offer, and let the day take you wherever you like. The bus tour with City Sightseeing allows you to explore the city at your leisure, with the opportunity to hop on and off at any of the convenient bus stops placed at some of Reykjavik's best locations. For example, hop off at Stop 2 for the chance to partake in some whale watching. Spot minke and humpback......
Hop On - Hop Off - City Sightseeing
Apr. - Dec.
Learn all about Reykjavík, the capital city of Iceland, on this guided walking tour. Visit its iconic landmarks, immerse yourself in its art and architecture, and discover the history of the Icelandic people. This tour begins when you meet your guide and group at Hallgrímskirkja Church, the most dominant feature of the city's skyline, at 14:00. You will start by entering the building and ascending the church tower, to get some gorgeous views over Reykjavík's multicoloured tin roofs, Faxaflói......
Reykjavik walking tour | Explore Iceland's capital with a local guide
Jun. - Aug.
Come visit a private island in the glacial river Þjórsá. Participate in catching wild salmon in the tradition of local farmers, using a net. Traustholtshólmi is a place of stunning beauty, untouched by modern development. Experience the sustainable and restricted island in the wide andhistoric Þjórsá river. Get close to the Island’s unspoiled nature and participate in island life. The owner and inhabitant of Traustholtshólmi, Hákon, and his sheepdog Skuggi will welcome you to the island.......
Experience a private island in the glacial river Þjórsá.
You will learn some little known facts about our village, like the stories of the oldest houses & some local folklore. We will walk along the black sand beach and enjoy the view of Hvammsfjörður and listen to a local musician. Then we will end the trip at a local home with some good 'treats'. Find out about Iceland's folklore and history. Check availability by choosing a......
Village walk & visit a local
Walk on in to this guided nature walk, 15 minutes by bus or car from Reykjavik. You‘ll take a relaxing walk of about 90 minutes on a trail through an area of geothermal history and geological terrain followed by a visit to Anna‘s house for a taste of traditional Icelandic treats served with coffee, tea or hot chocolate. First, you‘ll wend your way past the Varmá river, whose waters are fished for trout and char, but carefully regulated so that the natural ecology is not damaged. The river is......
Mosfellsbær Tour | Visit Like a Local
After an early morning flight to Egilsstaðir you will be greeted by your local tour guide who will spend the day with you. The trip to Norðfjörður is a beautiful drive over one of Iceland´s highest mountain roads, through a one lane tunnel, to the charming seaside village where you will see the avalanche defenses that protect the town. We will visit the three floor museum in the middle of the town (paintings, natural history museum and maritime museum). You will be invited to a local home......
Trip To Fishing Villages
Jun. - Aug.
The Freezer presents a summer premiere of 2016. Aðalheiður the clown takes the audience through her own personal and carefully thought-through version of how our world was created. When asked why she picked Genesis Aðalheiður answered: 'WHAT! Well, I like to tell stories and ... this one seemed pretty straightforward to me ... Aaaaand... everyone has read the bible so... Everyone knows it ... sooooo ... It sells... BOOM!' Her main critic, God, says, 'I forgive her'. Don't miss out on this......
Genesis - A clown performance based on the story of creation
Jun. - Aug.
The Freezer presents a summer premiere 'One Night Stand ( Up ) with Grandma Dídí', a one woman comedy show with the brilliant bingo queen and tour guide Grandma Dídí where she lets us in on her secrets. Sexy after sixty? Shockingly hot after seventy? Grandma Dídí tells us how! Don't miss this hysterical show. Check availability by choosing a......
One night stand(up) with Grandma Dídí - A comedy where local grandmother tells all.
Jun. - Aug.
HERO is a critically acclaimed one-man comedy based on the saga of Bárður Snæfellsás, the first settler of the Snæfellsnes peninsula and his family of humans, trolls and vultures. The style of the performance is energetic and exaggerated, where dozens of characters, as well as the audience itself, play a big part. The critics said: ★★★★ "This show exudes playfulness and richness of idea. You won´t be bored for one second" J.V.J. – DV newspaper ★★★★ "The children had just as much fun as the......
HERO - One man comedy based on Bárðar Saga, the first saga of The Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Jun. - Aug.
21:07 is an exciting comedy situated around a presumed landing of aliens on Snæfellsjökull glacier on the 5th of November 1993. The show is based on a true story of an extraordinary event in the history of Iceland. Most of the main characters in the play still live in close proximity of The Freezer. They joyfully granted the actors permission to portray them in a “slightly” exaggerated way in the show. 21:07 happens in "real time" and goes through the last hour before, and the minutes after......
21:07 - A comedy based on the true story of a presumed alien landing on Snæfellsjökull glacier
Jun. - Aug.
MAR is a five-star performance based on two true and local stories. One is a tale of tragedy, the other a tale of an epic rescue operation, under the harshest of circumstances. The world of the performance is a dreamlike one. where both stories come alive in one space, disconnected from the conventional time and space relationship. in MAR the audience is presented with real personal stories and actual recordings from radio communications during one of the accidents. The critics said: ★★★★★......
MAR - A performance based on two true stories of boating accidents near Snæfellsnes.
Sep. - Apr.
Join us for a unique 3 course seafood dinner at the small local seafood restaurant Vitinn. You can choose between our specialities the Grand Crab and Shellfish Feast. Other options are Icelandic lobster (langoustine) or fried cod with shrimps. Please let us know the menu you choose when you are picked up. We will pick you up at your accommodation between 19:00 – 19:30 anywhere in the greater Reykjavik area. We will drive you to Vitinn Seafood Restaurant. After dinner, we will start the hunt......
Northern Lights and a 3 course dinner
Nov. - Jan.
Join this tour for an insight into Iceland's Christmas culture and a chance to hear some great live music by a well known Icelandic musician - in his own living room! We will drive to the charming town of Eyrarbakki, full of old, quaint, wooden houses -especially picturesque before and during the holidays. For centuries the harbour there was the main port in the south of Iceland and its trading centre as well. We will visit the couple Ásta Kristrún Ragnarsdóttir and Valgeir Guðjónsson at......
An Enchanting Christmas and New Years Adventure
Jun. - Aug.
Two days bike tour around the crown Snæfellsjökull. Like other crowns Snæfellsjökull is surrounded by precious adornments, though mainly made and crafted by nature itself. On this tour you will experience lava, caves, valleys and hollows, rocks and stones in many different colours and shapes. You will also learn how the community has coped with this environment through the ages, sometimes caring and nurturing and in other times harsh and punishing, brutal and violent. On this tour you will......
Bike tour - The Crown from all sides
Jun. - Dec.
This tour takes you through the cultural life and literary history of Reykjavik and Iceland as a whole. After pick-up we begin the day in Hljómskálagarður, the park south of the Reykjavik pond. Our guide is Mr. Pall Valsson, holder of the Iceland President´s Literature Award for his biography of the writer and poet Jonas Hallgrimsson, the main writer of the 19th century´s Romantic era. Mr. Valsson is also the author of former president Mrs. Vigdis Finnbogadottir´s biography. Our first stop......
Reykjavik Cultural Tour
Jun. - Dec.
This is a one day tour through the sagas of the Vikings. You´ll see and feel how they lived, loved, hated, fought and died. We´ll start our day in the Settlement Exhibition in Reykjavik where you can see the first inhabitants of Reykjavik from around the year 871. This is to get a glimpse of the early years and see the land and the conditions the first Norwegian immigrants came to. We then head for Thingvellir, where the Vikings founded the Parliament, Althingi, and Icelanders met every......
The Vikings & the Sagas
Apr. - Dec.
To increase our appetite the tour includes a short hike, where we visit natural attractions such as waterfalls, ravines and lava fields. Waterfalls in Iceland are perhaps the country's most recognizable features. The famous waterfalls you can find in most available tours, by us you visit the less known ones, yet impressive and definitely off the beaten track.We stop for lunch near Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful hot spring, providing 180 l/sec of 100°C hot water. The lunch is......
Taste of Nature - Food Tour
Jun. - Sep.
Driving out of Reykjavík we soon leave the main road to enter Kjós area by the back door. The area name, Kjós, means “in the shelter of mountains” and this shelter has become a favourite spot of locals taking time out. On our way we stop by an horticulture farmer and pioneer in local Farmers Market, where we witness the surprisingly bountiful harvest of crops in Iceland. While crisscrossing towards the coastline of Hvalfjörður we stretch our legs by a short hike and along the way we will......
Bite by Night - Food Tour
Jun. - Aug.
Embark on a whale watching excursion before setting sail for the Viking age. This combo tour presents you with the unique opportunity to see both the whales of Faxaflói Bay and Reykjavík's landscapes from the perspective of Iceland's original Viking settlers. The tour starts with a short stop at our ticket office by Reykjavík's Old Harbor at 8:45 where you collect your tickets for the whale watching tour starting at 9:00. After a close encounter with the gentle giants of Faxaflói Bay,......
Whale Watching & Viking Adventure
Welcome to Iceland, where nature is as innovative as the future masters of Startup. This package is created for guests attending the Startup Iceland conference in Harpa on the 31st of May. The package is arranged so that you will land in Iceland on Saturday, May 27th. The trip will start with a relaxing soak in the Blue Lagoon, preparing you for some amazing adventures before you join the best and the brightest at the beautiful Harpa concert- and conference hall. You'll have the chance to......
Startup Iceland 2017 - A week in Iceland
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