Reykjavik Highlights Walking Tour

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 and beautiful landmark and the world famous Viking that stands proud in front. We make our way to the bell tower for panoramic views ot the city.

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 where 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, with views of the impressive Harpa Concert Hall. So you will have seen or visited all the main Reykjavík highlights on this short tour of the city. Plus you will have gained a lot of local knowledge and isight into what it is like to live and survive in Iceland.


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

  • Expertly guided Reykjavík walking tour
  • Guidance by a local knowledgeable English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees