Guided tour

Reykjavik: City Walking Tour

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Reykjavik: City Walking Tour

From US$ 50.91 per person

Enjoy a VIP small-group walking tour of Reykjavík with a local for 3 hours. Your guide is a local expert in the city, working full time as a city guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Meet up with your guide at Reykjavik's iconic Hallgrímskirkja
  • Explore the quirky streets of Reykjavík, Laugavegur Main shopping Street and Skólavörðustígur, a street of arts and handicraft
  • See the inside of Harpa and its jaw-dropping design
  • Photograph the Alþingi Parliament building from 1881
Full description
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.
  • Professional licensed local guide
  • Water to drink at restaurant
  • Lunch
  • No headsets available, but the group is small so you shouldn't need headsets
  • Hotel pickup is not available, you'll meet your guide on location
  • Gratuities are not included and not necessary, only optional
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  •  The tour is very easy and all downhill
  •  Total elevation is about 100 meters, or 300 feet
  •  The tour is wheelchair accessible
  • You mostly walk on geothermal heated or salted sidewalks, free of ice and snow
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

based on 22 reviews

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We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Erik. We walked about 5 miles in 3 hours but the pace was slow and very informative.

November 22, 2021

Informative and interesting ...... err , are the same thing ?

November 20, 2021

Tomas was excellent and the tour was really good and gave us lots of information on the history.

November 6, 2021

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