1. Iceland
  2. Capital Region of Iceland
  3. Reykjavik

Reykjavik: Icelandic Food Tour

Product ID: 156777
On this truly traditional Icelandic food tour, you get to try the real deal Icelandic cuisine. Smoked Puffin, lamb soup, hot dogs, fermented shark, Minke whale, Langoustine soup and the excellent Skyr dessert all await you.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
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English, Spanish, French, German
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Feel the warmth of the Icelandic lamb soup in your belly - the truly traditional winter broth of Icelanders
  • Have a sweet dessert made with the unique Icelandic Skyr
  • Dare to try a small piece of fermented shark - you haven't been to Iceland without sampling that
  • Let the Icelandic lobsters melt in your mouth when you try out the great lobster soup
  • Be adventurous and try out a small piece of Minke whale steak
  • Have a delicious and unique Icelandic hot dog
Full description
They say that sharing a meal is the best way to get to know each other but a walking tour with at least 6 foodie stops is even better! The stops include the oldest restaurant in Reykjavik, a legendary hot dog stand, the local's favorite food market if open and one of the top restaurants in Iceland.

This tour samples at least 15 different Icelandic dishes; both traditional classics and modern favorites. Your guide knows all the best spots to get the famous Icelandic meat soup (just like mamma makes it), Skyr (a type of yoghurt) and delicious lobster soup. You can even try some fermented shark, if you dare. You’ll learn what the Vikings ate and how Icelandic people have survived harsh winters thanks to theri special cooking and preserving methods. 

The tour runs everyday and you’ll walk around 2.5 kilometers, making plenty of stops along the way. With no more than 12 people on a tour, you’ll be able to ask any questions about Icelandic food and culture, plus make a few new friends. And, you certainly won’t leave feeling hungry!
Includes
  • Plenty of food
  • Expert guide
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
Know before you go
Remember to wear warm clothing.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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I took this tour as a solo Traveller on my birthday. Im not sure which was better, the food, the entertaining stories from Bardi, or the excitement from the fellow tour goers. They all wholeheartedly celebrated their trip and made the experience fantastic! I enjoyed learning more about Iceland through food!

22 October 2019

Great fun and the opportunity to try food you probably would'nt try

There were six of us that met up with Ester for a great tour of some lovely restaurants in Reykjavik. Ester was a perfect host telling us about the origins of the food and other interesting facts about life in Iceland. The walk is not far as it concentrates around the old part of Reykjavik and you are very full afterwards.

30 September 2019

We had a wonderful day with Snaedis who showed us parts of the city we wouldn't have seen otherwise. The food was lovely and the tour paced so as to give us time to digest what we'd eaten. I'd recommend them for this trip.

9 December 2019

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Product ID: 156777