Walk with a Viking: Private Tour of Reykjavik's Top Sights and Local Spots

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From $131.10

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get acquainted with Reykjavik on a private tour that shows you the city’s highlights and hidden gems. The perfect way for new arrivals to get to know the city, this tour introduces you to Iceland’s culture and history through exciting stories, myths, and historical details. Plus, your guide provides recommendations for local-favorite restaurants, bars, and shops so you can get off the tourist path.
  • Discover Reykjavik with a local guide to lead the way
  • A private tour enables the guide to shape the tour to suit your interests
  • Learn your way around the city without worrying about getting lost
  • A walking tour enables you to slow down and see things you would otherwise miss

What's Included

  • Knowledgeable Local Guide

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Ingólfur Square
      Austurstræti 4 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

      We meet up by the two stone pillars at Ingólfur Square in old town Reykjavik.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    Excellent walking tour of Reykjavik
    Paul_K, Mar 2023
    Excellent overview of Reykjavik’s and Icelands history. Walked through the whole old town, very interesting and informative. Teenage kids also found it very interesting. I would definitely recommend.
    Fantastic tour
    bianca_m, Mar 2023
    Olafur was such a great tour guide. The tour was extremely interesting and we learnt so much about Reykjavik, the icelandic people and culture
    Diccovering Rejkjavik
    Christine_M, Feb 2023
    It was a nice way of getting to know the city. Snaisa, our guide, was very knowlegable and told us a lot of the history of Rejkjavik and places of interest. I would surely recommend this tour!
    Great walking tour of city.
    Carlos_S, Dec 2022
    Very nice tour guide. Knowledgeable and friendly. Tour was very thorough. City was well represented.
    Great tour of Reykjavik and how it is special!
    Pamela_T, Aug 2022
    I didn't take a lot of photos during this tour, but it was a really good introduction to Reykjavik, its history, and our host was really able to give us a sense of how Reykjavik came to be like it is now. One of my first impressions of the city was that it all seemed pretty new, and that's still true, but our guide started the tour in a location that was quite a bit older than my generalization and walked us through how the city grew up, how Icelandic government works and interacts with the populace. (It's pretty amazing to see just how "personable" their national government is towards/with its citizens!
    Best guide = Best tour
    CHERYL_C, Aug 2022
    Gunnar, our guide was outstanding. He tailored his tour to our interests and answered our many questions. He had a great command of history and shared information in an interesting way.
    Best intro to Reykjavik
    Amanda_B, Jul 2022
    We had a wonderful time! Gunar was so knowledgeable and insightful. We had booked the tour for our first day in Reykjavik hoping it would help orient us and give us some historical context. It did all of that and more! Gunar is a high school social studies teacher— we couldn’t have asked for a better guide. Also, it can be hard to meet Icelanders in Reykjavik, so meeting a local was a joy. He pointed out some places for us to eat that made the rest of our stay perfect.
    100% recommend
    mike_v, Jul 2022
    Stefan was a fantastic story teller and funny. We had a great time and learned a lot. It was a great way to get familiar with the city on our first day
    Viking or just history?
    Maggy_L, Dec 2021
    Lovely guide with a lot of history and knowledge about Reykjavik. Not sure how much related to Viking this visit was but still very interesting!
    Bardi is awesome
    David_F, Oct 2021
    Bardi is a knowledgeable and fun guide. We really enjoyed the personalized service. HIGHLY recommend taking a tour with Bardi!
    Response from Host, Oct 2021
    Barði is brilliant ;) Thank you for leaving us a review and I will pass this on to him Regards Valur Your Friend In Reykjavik
    Tolle Tour
    Michael_K, Aug 2022
    Eine sehr interessante und kurzweilige Tour durch Reykjavik mit vielen Informationen und Ecken von Reykjavik wo man sonst nicht hingehen würde
    Histórica y Entretenida
    ana_a, May 2022
    La visita guiada amena y perfecta.Las explicaciones de nuestro guia Bordi nos vinieron muy bien para conocer la história de Islandia y concretament de Reikiavík. Recomiendo la visita totalmente con guia local y en Español.