The tour starts at What's On tourist information centre located on Laugavegur 5 in central Reykjavík. We start by walking towards Hallgrímskirkja Church, a prominent landmark. We will go up the bell tower for an incredible view over the city with its multi-coloured rooftops, Faxaflói Bay with its islands and the surrounding mountains and volcanoes.
Next we visit the lovely Einar Jónsson sculpture garden where we will learn the basics of Norse mythology before strolling through the quaint streets of Þingholt neighbourhood towards the City Pond. From there we continue on into the Reykjavik City Hall we view the super-sized topographical map of Iceland and your guide will explain a little bit about Iceland’s fascinating geology and volcanic history.
Our tour then threads the heart of the city, taking in the Alþingi Parliament House, our modest but beautiful cathedral and the site of the first Viking homesteads in the city.
Next up is the Old Harbour, an up-and-coming city centre. Strolling along the north shore from the harbour we visit the impressive Harpa Concert Hall and Sólfarið Sculpture (Sun Voyager) before our final stop at the Volcano House where our guests will enjoy a short presentation and discounts from the store and exhibition.
DETAILS ON THE REYKJAVÍK WALKING TOUR
Meeting point: What´s On tourist information located on Laugavegur 5 in central Reykjavik. Please be there no later then 10 minutes before your departure time.
Prices & availability: See booking window on right. Teenagers 12-15 years old: 50% Discount. Toddlers 0-11 years old: FREE Available all year round (depending on weather and conditions).
Min: No minimum number of participants.
Max: Small groups with the maximum number of 15 participants
Age limit: No age limit but children under 6 years old might find this tour a little long to walk so make arrangements (stroller etc), or be prepared to carry them for part of the way.
Bring with you: Dress according to 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.
Duration: Approx. 2.5 hours.
Total length of tour: 5 km
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- Expertly guided Reykjavík walking tour
- Guidance by a local knowledgeable English speaking guide
- Entrance fees