Guided tour

Reykjavik: Eimverk Distillery Tour with Tasting

Activity provider: Eimverk Distillery

Reykjavik: Eimverk Distillery Tour with Tasting

Activity provider: Eimverk Distillery

From US$ 29.07 per person

Visit Eimverk Distillery and sample a selection of Icelandic spirits. Learn about the processes involved in creating Icelandic spirits from Icelandic barley as well as tasting Flóki Iceland's first and only whiskey, Vor Premium Gin, and Víti Brennivín.

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Duration 75 minutes
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Live tour guide
English, Icelandic
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Taste Iceland's first and only Whiskey Flóki, as well as Vor the premium pot distilled Gin and Víti the old style Icelandic Brennivín
  • Learn about the short but admirable history of Icelandic spirit making and native botanical hand crafting
  • Walk through the distillery and be inspired by the creation of premium spirits from 100% Icelandic barley
  • Enjoy a cozy personal tasting session with other curious travelers
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Guided tour through the facility and tastings of Eimverk's products
  • Hotel pickup
  • Food
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Directions to Eimverk Distillery: Lyngás 13, 210 Garðabær, Iceland. Eimverk Distillery on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/LDGLGuTKaV62 If you are taking a cab we recommend the Hreyfill Taxi App. Download the Hreyfill Taxi App here: http://www.hreyfill.is/en/download-taxi-hreyfill-app/ If you are taking the bus then you should take the nr. 1 bus from downtown Reykjavík to Ásgarður and then you need to walk for 8 minutes. Here are walking direction from the bus stop: https://goo.gl/maps/B3wcR7c9xo12

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 33 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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We walked in and were immediately greeted with a smile and a gin & tonic. The tasting commenced and was well worth the price of admission! I've done lots of different tastings in the US and this one was definitely one of the best we've ever done. Now if only they would ship products to the Northeast in America!

July 24, 2022

It was really awesome! Whether gin or whisky, all varieties had a unique and fantastic taste. You can literally taste the "fire and ice" every time you wet your lips. And for the price, you can't complain about the amount of samples either. I had a completely different experience there. Everything could be tasted and the favorites were served twice. On top of that, we were lucky enough to have received a tour directly from the founder. Here, too, you could really feel the passion for history and the art of production. So a clear recommendation for anyone who has even a little taste for gin or whiskey.

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July 12, 2022

Our guide was very informative and entertaining. We could taste as much as we liked and there were many options of liquors to taste. In addition, we learned about the distilling process in Iceland. There were only 7 people in our tour and we received lots of personal attention. The distillery is a bit far from downtown Reykjavík and the taxi fare is about 40 US dollars one way. Overall we are glad we booked this tour!

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February 19, 2022

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