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Reykjavik Food & gourmet tours

Our most recommended Reykjavik Food & gourmet tours

Reykjavik: 3-Hour Foodie Adventure Walking Tour

1. Reykjavik: 3-Hour Foodie Adventure Walking Tour

Join the tastiest sightseeing tour in Iceland, and explore the best of Reykjavík through its food. Sample 8 delicious dishes that you won't find on typical tourist trails. Explore the downtown area of Reykjavik with a knowledgeable and fun local guide. They will take you to six different restaurants and shops for a total of 8 food tastings. Go to famous restaurants and small, family-run businesses. Discover secret hangouts known only to locals. Try some delicious Icelandic lamb soup, and experience what every Icelander grew up eating. Indulge your taste buds with some homemade ice cream made from a secret family recipe. Sample local cheeses and seasonal meats. Get an introduction to authentic skyr, and try a hot dog from Iceland's most famous hot dog stand. Taste the “best lobster soup in the world,” and a unique dessert unlike anything you have ever had before!

Reykjavik: Icelandic Food Tour

2. Reykjavik: Icelandic Food Tour

They say that sharing a meal is the best way to get to know each other but a walking tour with 4 to 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 many 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), flatkake with smoked lamb, delicious lobster soup, and more yummy treats.  Even try some fermented shark, if you dare. Learn what the Vikings ate and how Icelandic people have survived harsh winters thanks to their 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.

Reykjavik: Eimverk Distillery Tour with Tasting

3. Reykjavik: Eimverk Distillery Tour with Tasting

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.

Reykjavik: City Walking Tour

4. Reykjavik: City Walking Tour

Find your guide in front of Hallgrímskirkja Church by the statue of Leifur Eiríksson. This is on a hill and the highest ground of Reykjavík, from which you can get an overview of the area. From that point the walk is downhill and easy on the foot. The guide will take you through various streets of Reykjavík, passing by important buildings of great architecture and will detail their history as you walk by. You’ll get a great introduction to Iceland's history and culture. See the Harpa Concert Hall, beautiful on the inside, which also serves well as a warm stop on cold days which are frequent in Iceland. Continue the walk along the oceanfront before eventually moving inland to parliament and city hall. You can purchase lunch at a restaurant with meat, vegan, and fish options.

Iceland: Beer Tasting and Tapas-Style Local Cuisine Tour

5. Iceland: Beer Tasting and Tapas-Style Local Cuisine Tour

Enjoy a 2-hour beer and food tasting at Bryggjan Brugghús Restaurant in the heart of Reykjavík’s Old Harbour. This activity is perfect for food lovers and beer enthusiasts, and those eager to learn more about Icelandic culture and history. Hear stories of Icelanders and how they survived in Iceland’s harsh environment. Your host will happily discuss anything under the Arctic sun and give advice about exploring and enjoying Iceland. Taste at least 6 different beers and ales, each drink paired with a locally sourced and prepared Icelandic course, served tapas style. Sample fresh fish caught from the pier just outside the window, and lamb from the wild in the mountains.

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What people are saying about Reykjavik

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 179 reviews

The leader of the tour, Thor, was very knowledgeable and informative. The various stops were great. Good food - pulled lamb, char, lamb stew, Skyr with berries, delicious breakfast treats and the rye ice cream at Loki was interestingly tasty. Highly recommend- nice way to walk the city- Tried the fermented shark- it is something that everyone should try once . Enjoy

Fantastic tour with Stevie (Stefan) as our guide. Visited 5 excellent establishments, tasted traditional Icelandic dishes & received excellent info & anecdotes about Iceland. Highly recommend taking early in trip so you get all the food info you need for the rest of your adventure!

We did this on our first day in Reykjavik - it was a great way to see some of the centre of town and to try some Icelandic food ahead of the rest of our trip. Our guide was fantastic - very interesting and veny friendly. We had a brilliant time.

really enjoyed our food tour of Reykjavik on Jan 2nd. Minty our guide was quirky and brought us to really nice restaurants as-well as Iceland's famous hot dog stand. got to taste fermented shark (not to my liking) but when in Rome :)

We had a great guide who was informative, interesting and funny. Many a storey to tell! And the food was great, if you are open minded to trying something different.