Reykjavik Walking Tour - Walk with a Viking

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From $45.94

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


Delve into Viking history and heritage in the Icelandic capital on this Reykjavik small-group walking tour. Follow your guide through the streets and parks of Reykjavik, and gain insight into the city’s strong Viking influences. Discover top city attractions including the Harpa Concert Hall and Hallgrímskirkja Church, and pick up insider tips on the best places to eat and drink during your stay.
  • Guided walking tour in Reykjavik city with a group limited to 12 people
  • Explore Reykjavik with your guide and discover sites of interest such as Harpa Concert Hall and Hallgrímskirkja Church
  • Gain insight into Iceland’s rich Viking history
  • Hear handy tips and recommendations on the best places to shop and eat out in Reykjavik

What's Included

  • Expert fun loving guide who knows how to entertain as well as educate
  • Small group tour - 12 people max so it's a more personal experience
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Ingólfur Square
    Austurstræti 4 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    We meet up at Ingolfstorg Square in the center of Reykjavik by the two stone high seat pillars (Over 2 meters high), The square is at the beginning of Austurstræti (Austurstræti 1) and is squared off by the streets Aðalstræti, Hafnarstræti, Veltusund, and Vallarstræti. If you walk down Laugavegur (The main shopping street) please just continue all the way down until you come to the square always walking straight down until you can't continue further. On the Ingolfur square itself, you can see Kvosin a small grocery market and finally Center Hotel Plaza. We recommend for people to use Google Maps or something similiar because the Icelandic street names can be tricky :).

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please be at Ingolfur Square 5 minutes before the starting time
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Easy walk thru the city, now I feel easily can get around without map or google maps and not lost Really worthwhile.
We went on our tour on Iceland's National Day which gave us an added bonus of seeing the President of Iceland, marching bands and other fun events, but would still recommend this tour any day!
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An excellent and informative tour deliver by a friendly and knowledgeable guide
Fred_M, Mar 2023
Snaesa was a wonderful, friendly guide and delivered the tour at a very casual and relaxed pace which we enjoyed. The information and history shared was very interesting and was a great way to start our trip in Reykjavik. Highly recommend.
Interesting and enjoyable!
Karen_M, Mar 2023
Olaf was a wonderful guide! Lots of information presented in a very professional manner. Really enjoyed it!
A must do tour
Roger_P, Mar 2023
We were the only ones there and so had a private tour. Our guide was amazing and has in depth knowledge of Iceland’s history. It was an enjoyable educational experience. Highly recommend!
Great intro to Reykjavik
Ian_H, Mar 2023
Very friendly and knowledgeable guide. Effortless delivery and happy to answer any questions. A good way to get to know the city, a history of Iceland and get a few insider tips on places to visit throughout your stay. An added bonus was the guide took photos for us, meaning we did not have to subject our fingers to the harsh coldness of the day. Photos were also emailed directly to us and were very good.
Do it.
Saumil_P, Mar 2023
Great tour guide and great walkthrough. Highly recommend this amazing tour. The stops were all relevant and helped us explore further.
Walking Tour
Carol_K, Mar 2023
Neil our guide was highly knowledgable on all aspects of our walking tour. Was a couple of hours very well spent. Highly recommended
Great introduction to Reykjavík!
Meghan_K, Mar 2023
Stephan was a great tour guide! We enjoyed learning about some of the history of Iceland and Reykjavík while learning the layout of the city as we walked around. Got some great tips on museums, restaurants and landmarks to check out later. Loved both tours we did with Your Friend in Reykjavík!
Very windy! Stefan gets points for just showing up
Reiko_N, Mar 2023
Our guide was very entertaining and informative. Thank you for helping us to get acquainted with Reykjavik!
Our tour guide Snaesa was...
Jaclyn_D, Mar 2023
Our tour guide Snaesa was amazing, pleasant and very informative! I would definitely recommend this walking tour.
Very knowledgeable guide...
Louise_L, Mar 2023
Very knowledgeable guide who gave us an excellent background on the history of Iceland. Walking pace was perfect. Answered any questions we had and showed us inside the Harpa concert hall
Very fun & Informative tour
Lori_K, Mar 2023
Our Guide Victor was friendly, welcoming and very informative. We had many laughs too! We learned a lot about the formation of Iceland and how it grew to the city it is now.
Friendly and helpful
Season_K, Mar 2023
Snaesa was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly, answering all of our questions and giving us tips about the history of the city, as well as local sights to see on our own!
Worthwhile trip
jemason, Mar 2023
Very good trip the lady was very knowledgable, helpful and presented the information in a very friendly way
Awesome Tour
Tracie_S, Mar 2023
Victor was a great tour guide. I would recommend him to everyone. He was very knowledgeable and made our day memorable. Thank you
great fun and very...
Steven_J, Mar 2023
great fun and very friendly and informative guide, good way to get your bearings and find your way around the city if you’ve just arrived
Wonderful tour
Angela_J, Mar 2023
Wonderfully tour and a great way to get to know the city to find your way around better. Our tour guide, Snaesa was friendly, knowledgeable, and a delight! I would definitely recommend!
Enjoyable Experience
vjwolny, Mar 2023
Our guide, Snaesa, was very knowledgeable and informative. Enjoyed seeing Harpa Hall, Hallgrimskirkja church and learning about Jon Sigurdson, the "father of Iceland". It started to snow'; the atmosphere contributed to the cute stories of her younger years during Christmas season in Iceland. Would recommend the tour.
Great way to see the city!
cdbadami, Feb 2023
Just a great way to get to see the highlights of the city. It’s a very walkable city and this was a great way to learn some history and see all the sites.
Great stroll around Reykjavik
Denise_N, Feb 2023
Really enjoyable and tour guide was very knowledgable and interactive. Definitely recommend!! Two daughters were engaged with the experience (12&10) and were able to ask questions and listen to the answers.
Fantastic Walking Tour
Paul_B, Feb 2023
We had a lovely time exploring Reykjavik with our guide Esther. She was very knowledgeable and told us lots of interesting stories about Icelandic history. Highly recommended.