Reykjavik Food Lovers Tour - Icelandic Traditional Food

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From $127.44

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Finding authentic places to eat can be tricky in an unfamiliar place. Take the guesswork out of your visit to Reykjavík on this guided walking tour that takes you to a multitude of eateries around the capital, including the city's oldest restaurant and a much-loved hot dog stand. In a small group of no more than 12, learn about Iceland's culinary history and traditions as you sample such dishes as Icelandic meat soup, skyr, and lobster soup.
  • Visit a variety of eateries and sample at least 10 Icelandic foods
  • Small-group tour, limited to 12 people, ensures a personal experience
  • Learn lesser-known details about Icelandic cuisine from your guide
  • Try traditional and modern classic, including Icelandic lamb soup and skyr

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Beverages
  • Food tasting
  • Professional guide
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Please be at Ingolfur Square 5 minutes before the starting time
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We do try our best to accommodate dietary restrictions & allergies
  • 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 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

I recommend this walking food tour, just remember, come hungry!
There was lots more walking involved than advertised, but still fun in the sun!
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Brilliant, excellent value for money
Stuart_H, Mar 2023
We had a fantastic tour guide Urrhu, a very knowledgable lady very enthusiastic. The food was a great introduction to Iceland would recommend this at the beginning of the holiday to kick things off.
Fantastic and well worth the money
David_C, Mar 2023
We had an incredible time, we didn’t know what to expect from this tour but it is well worth the money. We didn’t get our tour guides name but he was great and very informative, we found out a lot of the history of Iceland as well as eating some amazing food! This is definitely a must if you’re planning to visit Iceland!
Great walking tour of Reykjavík with the bonus of trying great new foods!
Meghan_K, Mar 2023
A wonderful tour that included a plethora of things we would have never tried on our own while also learning about the history of Reykjavík and Iceland from our wonderful guide Stephan! Love that Your Friend in Reykjavík keeps the tours small so you get a more personalized experience and get to know your tour guide more. Definitely recommend if you’re looking for a walking city tour with the addition of getting to try some fantastic local cuisine!
Very disappointing - mediocre food, lackluster guide
Dean_P, Mar 2023
Very disappointing. Should have been called the "hole in the wall" food tour. For the price, at least one nice restaurant with a little ambiance would have been nice. Food was mediocre at best, and very small portions. By far the worst fish soup I had so far in Iceland. Description said it included beverages but all we got was water and one shot at the end. Guide provided information that was factually incorrect, and generally condescending. Definitely not worth the money. This was our 5th day in Iceland, and almost everywhere else that we ate was better.
Great experience!
Dianne_R, Feb 2023
The tasting were diverse and so enjoyable. The guide was so knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend.
Trudy_G, Feb 2023
The guide was awesome and told us a lot of history and folklore...he was helpful in getting around the city and was extremely friendly.
Fab food feast!
catherine_y, Feb 2023
Lovely small group of 9. Met Bardi ,our guide. He was great. Very informative, not just about the food we were sampling, but also local history. It made the evening! Food was tasty and gives you a little dip into Icelandic culture. I would definitely recommend.
Great orientation to Iceland
Johanna_K, Feb 2023
A great way to spend our first day in Iceland. The tour gives you a overview of both Icelandic food and the city of Reykjavík. Hlif did a fantastic job of telling us about the food and the city. Very fun, and family friendly too. We even met a few local shop cats and got some souvenir tips.
A good way to start a holiday in Iceland
Sally_D, Feb 2023
This was a great introduction to Reykjavik and Icelandic food. We visited a good variety of places and enjoyed the food and stories.
Fun experience with local...
Amy_B, Feb 2023
Fun experience with local knowledge by our guide! Highly recommend to those who visit Iceland. The food was great!
Great afternoon
Emma_G, Feb 2023
Our first night in the city. Great experience fantastic food. Our guide was very knowledgeable, lots of information about the food and history.
First food tour
Donna_M, Feb 2023
I was able to try delicious food like smoked lamb,whale ,shark and Icelands favorite lamb hotdogs .These are foods that i had never even considered trying .We were greeted by a fabulous tour guide that kept us entertained by educating the group on Iceland and it's history.
Amazing experience
Caroline_S, Feb 2023
Our guide, Hlif, was so knowledgeable and engaging that the time just flew by, and we also learnt so much about the history, people and food of Iceland from her. We loved trying all of the various foods and it was also really interesting visiting each of the venues which were all very different. We also enjoyed the company of our fellow travellers
Do this food tour! So great
Melissa_M, Feb 2023
So fun! What a great way to learn about the town and taste all the great food. And our guide was so great. Absolutely would recommend
Excellent introduction to Iceland!
Arlene_B, Feb 2023
We took our food tour on our first day in Reykjavik. What an amazing way to begin our adventure! Our guide, Hlif, was just wonderful. She told us so much history of Iceland and how it related to the foods we tasted. Loved trying new foods and learning about beautiful Iceland.
I had a great time...
Kimberly_D, Feb 2023
I had a great time meeting people from other parts of the world while learning about and experiencing Iceland.
Very enjoyable
David_H, Jan 2023
It was a very snowy, windy day for our tour. Normally we could get a taxi within about 10 mins. But, because of the weather, it was going to be at least 30-40 mins. So, we decided to walk (run) to our meeting spot. We had the hotel contact the tour company to let them know we were on our way, but might be 5-10 mins late. Our guide waited for us! We were so happy to not miss the tour. Our guide was great! Lots of Iceland info and stories. The food was also surprisingly good (except for the pickled shark - I couldn't get past the smell). But, overall, it was a great time.
Paul_H, Jan 2023
The guide was wonderful and really informative, and the fermented shark was grim, but an experience not to be missed.
Fun & Enjoyable
John_H, Jan 2023
Our guide was informative & helpful at all times… giving us an insight to Icelandic life! Fun & enjoyable.
Friendly and Helpful
Celene_C, Jan 2023
great tour guide, very helpful and friendly. Got a pescatarian option for me when only meat was offered.