Explore Iceland’s old city center, learn about Viking history of Reykjavik and catch up on current affairs with a local guide.
Explore Reykjavík's Quaint Old City Centre with a Local Guide
The tour begins punctually at the icon of Reykjavik, Hallgrímskirkja church where you will find your guide just outside by the statue of Leifur Eiríksson. Guests are encouraged to check-in with the guide 5-10 minutes before the tour starts. The tour will not go up the bell tower and therefore we recommend early arrivals to take the elevator ahead of the tour start. Please note the opening hours of the church and entry fees are found on www.hallgrimskirkja.is
We will begin our trip at the beautiful Hallgrímskirkja Church at the top of the downtown hill.This is the most popular landmark in the city, and for good reason.
Afterwards we visit the beautiful sculpture park of Einar Jónsson and learn about Norse mythology before strolling through the quaint streets of Þingholt neighbourhood towards the City Pond and Arnarhóll.
We pass by the Parliament building, Dómkirkjan cathedral, the lake Tjörnin and the city Hall before taking a seat in a lovely local restaurant where guests are served delicious traditional lamb soup, which is included in the price. The tour culminates there over lunch with the guide and a casual personal chat.
We expect the walk to take 2 hrs 15 minutes and it is all downhill and easy on the foot as well as being wheelchair accessible. Those with limited time available will have the option to get the soup or alternatives quicker and of course the tour is open to those with dietary restrictions and vegetarians. If applicable, please tell the guide at the start of the tour so we can inform the restaurant early on.
Throughout the tour, the guide will narrate the history of Iceland and the evolution of reykjavík as a town. We will also share with you various local stories of our food, folklore, politics and economy. The tour is run in small groups giving everyone ample time to ask questions about anything! Our guides are very experienced full time city guides and educated in history.
Meeting point for the tour: The statue of Leifur Eiríksson in front of Hallgrímkirkja Church. Please be there no later then 10 minutes before your departure time.
Prices: Children 0-15 years old: FREE
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