See the highlights of the world's northernmost capital city on a guided walking tour of Reykjavik. Marvel at monuments such as Hallgrímskirkja church, see the colorful houses of Þingholt and go to Tjörnin pond to to visit the geese and swans.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 2:00 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Get a stunning view of Reykjavik from the top of Hallgrímskirkja church
  • Stroll to the city pond of Tjörnin and learn the history of Reykjavik along the way
  • Visit the beautiful sculpture park of Einar Jónsson
Full description
Start your Reykjavik walking tour with a look at the striking Hallgrímskirkja church in the city center. Ascend to the top of the bell tower if conditions allow, for an incredible view over the city's multicolored rooftops, Faxaflói Bay and its islands, and the surrounding mountains and volcanoes.

Then, go to the beautiful sculpture garden of the Einar Jónsson Museum and learn all about Norse mythology before strolling through the quaint streets of the Þingholt neighborhood. Continue to the city pond of Tjörnin pond to visit the geese and swans. 

Take a look at City Hall and see the super-sized topographical map of Iceland, where your guide will give explanations about the country's fascinating geology and volcanic history. Wind your way into the heart of the city to look at the parliament building, the modest but beautiful cathedral and the site of the first Viking homesteads. Next, visit the Old Harbour and discover the impressive Harpa Concert Hall with views of the dramatic Sólfar sculpture overlooking the bay and Mount Esja.
Includes
  • Guided Reykjavík walking tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Free Wi-Fi
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

At the What's On tourist information located on Laugavegur 5 in central Reykjavik.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please be at the starting point no later then 10 minutes before your scheduled departure time
• Teenagers aged 12 to 15 years old are entitled to a 50% discount. Children aged 0 to 11 years old can join for free
• This tour is available all year round (depending on weather and conditions)
• The tour is not subject to minimum numbers
• There is no age limit, but children under 6 years old may find the walk a little long, so please make arrangements (strollers etc.) or be prepared to carry them for part of the way
• Dress according to the weather. In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm, waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden, so expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended
• The tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours, including a stop at Hallgrímskirkja church (including the bell tower), the Einar Jónsson Museum and Tjörnin pond
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 27 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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We had such a wonderful time on the walking tour of Reykjavik. Though it was raining, and we had just gotten off of the airplane, we were invigorated when we met our guide. He was so outgoing and bubbly that we couldn't help but have a good time. Not only did we get a tour of the city, we also got some tips and tricks for saving money in Iceland. Overall, we were super impressed by the thoroughness of the tour, the time and attention we were given, the story telling of Icelandic history and old mythology, and the energy of our guide. We could not have been happier. We had a lovely time and I would recommend the walking tour to anyone coming to Reykjavik.

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9 December 2019

We had Lalli as our guide, he was AMAZING! Really knew his information, while making us all feel happy and comfortable. Was able to answer any questions we had! He also had lots of historical pictures which was really helpful when trying to picture the stories and information. Would highly highly recommend. If I’m ever back I would definitely come again!

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6 March 2019

Best city tour !!!

Best city tour we've been on. Even if it was only me and my wife on the tour the guide kept it going. Our guide Hafpor Oli was very knowledgeable and explained a lot of facts about the town and in general any question we've asked. Realy a very good tour guide of the city :)

26 February 2017

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Rvk Sightseeing

Product ID: 73546