Reykjavik City Walking Tour

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get to know the spirit of Reykjavik on this small group walking tour of Iceland's capital. Follow your guide to the city's most important landmarks and attractions, such as Hallgrímskirkja church, Harpa concert hall, city hall, parliament and more! Learn about the general history of Iceland and Reykjavik's evolution as a town, as well as stories about vikings and elves in addition to recommendations on the best museums, bars and restaurants
  • Walking tour of central Reykjavik, with entrance fees included
  • See some of the city's important landmarks, such as Hallgrímskirkja Church, the Old Harbour, and the Harpa Concert Hall
  • Learn about the history, culture, and geology of Iceland from your guide
  • Get scenic views and great photo ops

What's Included

  • Guide
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Hallgrimskirkja
    Hallgrímstorg 1, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Our tour departs daily from Hallgrímskirkja Church in Reykjavik. Please be there no later than 10 minutes before your departure time.

Start time

10:00 AM

End point

  • Old Harbour Souvenirs
    Geirsgata 5c, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

What To Expect

Meet your guide and tour group in central downtown Reykjavik.

Make your first stop at the Hallgrímskirkja Church itself, where you climb to the top of the bell tower. Get out your camera to capture incredible views over the red rooftops of the city and Faxaflói Bay beyond. Get an introduction to the city while you catch your breath and enjoy the scenery.

Continue to Einar Jónsson's statue garden, where your guide delves into some of the myths and legends of the Norse gods. Walk through the lanes of Thingholt (Þingholt) toward Reykjavik City Pond. Feed ducks, geese, and swans that reside there, a small pocket of nature in the middle of the city. 

Get a primer on Iceland's volcanology and geology as you contemplate the giant topographical map of the country outside the city hall. Walk past Reykjavik's cathedral, the parliament, and the site of the city's very first houses. 

Stroll by the Old Harbour toward the Harpa Concert Hall. Stop at the Sólfar (Sun Voyagers) sculpture to admire views over the bay and Mt. Esja.

Your walking tour finishes in central Reykjavik.


Hallgrímskirkja looks over Reykjavík as the most recognisable building standing above all the rest. Its stepped concrete facade is a reminder of the Icelandic landscape and the church’s interior minimalist with a grand organ. The church is named after Hallgrímur Pétursson, a 17th-century clergyman and author of a famous series of Hymns of the Passion. If conditions allow, we will go up to the bell tower for a magnificent view over Reykjavik City.

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Reykjavík's City Hall

On our way to Reykjavik city hall, we walk through Þingholt, which is the centre of Reykjavík and one of oldest neighbourhoods in the city of Reykjavík. It gets its name from the street of Þingholtsstræti, where a small townhouse stood from the year 1765-1771. Today it is known for it's colourful corrugated iron houses. We walk across the city pond and into the City Hall we view the super-sized topographical map of Iceland and your guide will explain a little bit about Iceland’s fascinating geology and volcanic history.

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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

Depends on time of year, you take your chances with the weather, overall I enjoyed it as I think did our group.
We took the walking tour the first day we arrived in Iceland and it was a great way to see the city with an excellent guide.
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Mother daughter trip
jenhume1117, Mar 2023
Excellent guides; very easy pace and interesting. Learned a lot about the city and saw the highlights. Excellent lunch recommendation for Messinn
Very interesting historic...
Kandise_W, Aug 2022
Very interesting historic information. Would recommend to anyone traveling this way!! Guide was very knowledgeable of history and was native to Iceland. Had great information and stories of fact and myth.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thank you for taking time in writing us this feedback. We are glad to see you enjoyed the walk around city of Reykjavik and we hope to see you again to explore even more.
Charming Reykjavik
Cathy_A, Jul 2022
Lots of history and Icelandic lifestyle info as we walked around. Augusta, our guide, was very friendly and patient. Not that far to walk to see most of the downtown sites.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thank you for writing us this review. We are glad to see you have enjoyed the magic of Reykjavik and we hope to see you again in Iceland.
Good city tour
William_T, Jul 2022
The tour guide gave very good context to the sites and history of the city and each of the sites visited.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thank you for taking the time in writing us this review. We are glad to see you enjoyed the place we call home, the city of Reykjavik.
Fabulous Reykjavik city walking tour
Lynne, Mar 2020
Lalli was amazing tour guide on our walking tour. Lalli was so passionate about his city and country and the culture. I would highly recommend this tour and make sure you get Lalli. Tom and lynne Denver CO
Reykjavik Walking Tour
Nancy_L, Feb 2020
Awesome tour, a must do. Our tour guide, Lalli is a wealth of knowledge, we learned a lot about Reykjavik and Iceland's history. The tour includes admission to the church tower with the most amazing view of Reykjavik and its surrounding areas.
Awesome Tour!!
Stefan A, Jan 2020
We had a wonderful tour. Lalli, our tour guide, was amazing. He was well versed in local history, gave us good shopping advice, and even bought ice cream cones for everyone.
Reykjavik jan'20
Lawrence H, Jan 2020
Guide was very good, lot of enthusiasm and lot of stories to tell about history of Iceland. Depends on time of year, you take your chances with the weather, overall I enjoyed it as I think did our group.
Great tour
Michael_F, Jan 2020
We really enjoyed this tour, our guide was really well informed and told us really interesting background about the sights as we walked around the city.
Wlaking City Tour
Abdulwahab F, Nov 2019
Very informative and good overview of the city. Highly recommended.Guide was knowledgeable and very friendly
Highly recommend
Michael L, Oct 2019
Would recommend this tour. The guide was very fun and knowledgeable about the sights around the city. They take you to some pretty interesting places you might not get to see if you venture out on your own. Would take this tour again.
Fun, informative tour
LarryP126, Sep 2019
Our guide did a great job describing fun and useful info about Reykjavik and Iceland. His hints on how to save money were good to know, too. Good sense of humor, too.
Great experience
Juan_S, Sep 2019
Our guide was very pleasant and explained to us a lot of the Islandic traditions and city history , must do if you visit Rykjavik
Great Introduction to Reykjavik
Shelvie_C, Sep 2019
We took the walking tour the first day we arrived in Iceland and it was a great way to see the city with an excellent guide. We would highly recommend it for anyone who would like an up close visit to the beautiful city of Reykjavik.
walking tour
kapa7186, Sep 2019
it was very informative and our guide was very knowledgeable - it rained the majority of the tour, but the guide provided an umbrella
City Walking Tour
Carel_S, Aug 2019
The guide gave a very animated and informative tour of Reykhavik. It gave us great insight into Icelandic history and culture.
Absolutely Wonderful Walking Tour
Diane_S, Aug 2019
Lalli (owner of Funky Iceland) was excellent. He provided a very comprehensive walking tour with lots of information. This was enhanced by his delightful personality. This walking tour was a “do not miss.”
Great tour!
Jim K, Aug 2019
Lalli was our tour guide and we had a great time! We learned so much about Iceland and there wasn't a question, Lalli couldn't answer! Highly recommended.
Thank you, Lalli!
Raymond_B, Jul 2019
I didn’t really expect to see much more than a few highlights on this tour, but was shocked at how much I learned! Lalli was extremely energetic and knowledgeable which really allowed me to get comfortable in the city. He seems to have facts and a story about nearly everything in the city no matter how small. I did this on my first day and would definitely recommend.
Good Value
Angus T, Jun 2019
Excellent tour with a friendly guide. Took us to areas in the city which we would have not found by ourselves. Good historical background information.