Guided tour

Reykjavik: Eimverk Distillery Tour with Tasting

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44 reviews

Activity provider: Eimverk Distillery

Reykjavik: Eimverk Distillery Tour with Tasting

Activity provider: Eimverk Distillery

From US$ 31.52 per person

Visit Eimverk Distillery and sample a selection of Icelandic spirits. Learn about the processes involved in creating Icelandic spirits from Icelandic barley as well as tasting Flóki Iceland's first and only whiskey, Vor Premium Gin, and Víti Brennivín.

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Duration 75 minutes
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Live tour guide
English, Icelandic
Wheelchair accessible


  • Taste Iceland's first and only Whiskey Flóki, as well as Vor the premium pot distilled Gin and Víti the old style Icelandic Brennivín
  • Learn about the short but admirable history of Icelandic spirit making and native botanical hand crafting
  • Walk through the distillery and be inspired by the creation of premium spirits from 100% Icelandic barley
  • Enjoy a cozy personal tasting session with other curious travelers
Full description
The tour begins with an introduction to the distillery and a welcome drink. Following the introduction, listen to your guide reflect upon the history of whiskey in Iceland and how it came to be produced at Eimverk distillery. Guests are encouraged to participate with questions, so don’t be afraid to interact if there’s something you want to know. After you’ve learned a bit about the history of the distillery, it’s time for the tasting to start. As you go through the products, your guide will explain and reminisce everything from the initial thought process to the current state of development of Eimverk’s spirits. When the first half of the tasting is over, head towards the distillery’s production facility. Learn about the steps of the process right from the beginning of the barley harvesting, to the delicious glass of liquor at the end. Take some photos of the fascinating production area, and then head back to the tasting room for the second half of the sampling. As you taste the spirits, listen to your guide share interesting stories and explanations about the drinks, and mingle with the other guests on the tour.
  • Guided tour through the facility and tastings of Eimverk's products
  • Hotel pickup
  • Food
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  • Children under 18 years

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Directions to Eimverk Distillery: Lyngás 13, 210 Garðabær, Iceland. Eimverk Distillery on Google Maps: If you are taking a cab we recommend the Hreyfill Taxi App. Download the Hreyfill Taxi App here: If you are taking the bus then you should take the nr. 1 bus from downtown Reykjavík to Ásgarður and then you need to walk for 8 minutes. Here are walking direction from the bus stop:

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4.9 /5

based on 44 reviews

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This was literally an unexpected gem on the last day of our Iceland vacation. My girlfriend Cecilia and I arrived a bit early and our guide Ritchie made us feel comfortable while finishing a tour with a previous group and offered us a drink while we waited. Ritchie is extremely competent and you can see how passionate he truly is about his job and the world of spirits. We had a full lesson on how to taste a spirit, tips and tricks to recognise flavour notes, plus historical anecdotes on Iceland, the Eimverk brewery, Viking mythology and I don’t even remember what else! All this accompanied by something like 8 to 12 tasting (you start loosing count after the first few) of their delicious locally produced gin, aquavit and (star of the show) whisky, indeed. All things that you can obviously buy straight there at the end. Finally, we even got recommended where to fill our bellies to recover from the session! Top notch service, absolutely worth it a visit. 110% recommended!

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November 3, 2022

We walked in and were immediately greeted with a smile and a gin & tonic. The tasting commenced and was well worth the price of admission! I've done lots of different tastings in the US and this one was definitely one of the best we've ever done. Now if only they would ship products to the Northeast in America!

July 24, 2022

It was really awesome! Whether gin or whisky, all varieties had a unique and fantastic taste. You can literally taste the "fire and ice" every time you wet your lips. And for the price, you can't complain about the amount of samples either. I had a completely different experience there. Everything could be tasted and the favorites were served twice. On top of that, we were lucky enough to have received a tour directly from the founder. Here, too, you could really feel the passion for history and the art of production. So a clear recommendation for anyone who has even a little taste for gin or whiskey.

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July 12, 2022

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