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Reykjavik City Walking Tour provided by Reykjavik Sightseeing

Reykjavik City Walking Tour

Reykjavik City Walking Tour
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Tour snapshot
Get to know Reykjavik on foot, with your guide leading the way
Duration:
2h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Reykjavik often serves as a base from which to explore Iceland’s natural attractions, but the capital also holds wonders of its own. On this walking tour, explore the city streets and see sides of Reykjavik many visitors miss. With all entrance fees included and your guide leading the way, there’s no need for a map—take in sights including Harpa Concert Hall, Hallgrímskirkja Church, and Thingholt.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • See top attractions: Harpa Concert Hall and Einar Jónsson's statue garden
  • Visit the Hallgrímskirkja Church bell tower, with entrance fees included
  • Panoramic views across the city
What to expect
Meet your guide in downtown Reykjavik, and then set off into the city to begin your walking tour. First, visit Hallgrímskirkja Church—a landmark on the Reykjavik skyline. Climb to the top of the bell tower and admire sweeping views over the red rooftops to Faxaflói Bay and beyond, while your guide sheds light on the capital’s layout. Next, head to Einar Jónsson's statue garden. Here, gain insight into the myths and legends of the Norse gods. Stroll along the lanes of Thingholt and visit Reykjavik City Pond—where ducks, geese, and swans paddle in the shallows. Take in city attractions including Harpa Concert Hall, the harbor, cathedral, parliament building, and other highlights. Enjoy fine views across the bay to Mt. Esja, and finish your tour in central Reykjavik.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See top attractions: Harpa Concert Hall and Einar Jónsson's statue garden
  • Visit the Hallgrímskirkja Church bell tower, with entrance fees included
  • Panoramic views across the city
What to expect
Meet your guide in downtown Reykjavik, and then set off into the city to begin your walking tour. First, visit Hallgrímskirkja Church—a landmark on the Reykjavik skyline. Climb to the top of the bell tower and admire sweeping views over the red rooftops to Faxaflói Bay and beyond, while your guide sheds light on the capital’s layout. Next, head to Einar Jónsson's statue garden. Here, gain insight into the myths and legends of the Norse gods. Stroll along the lanes of Thingholt and visit Reykjavik City Pond—where ducks, geese, and swans paddle in the shallows. Take in city attractions including Harpa Concert Hall, the harbor, cathedral, parliament building, and other highlights. Enjoy fine views across the bay to Mt. Esja, and finish your tour in central Reykjavik.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Guide
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • 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.
Additional information
  • 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 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • Guide
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • 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.
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Old Harbour Souvenirs, Geirsgata 5c, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Additional information
  • 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 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    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.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Hallgrimskirkja
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar)
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Reykjavík's City Hall
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Althingi Parliament House
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Domkirkjan
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Old Harbour Souvenirs
    Geirsgata 5c, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
    See address & details
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
29 reviews
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Ashton S
Atlanta, GA1 contribution
Would highly recommend this tour. Not overly strenuous. The tour lasted ~1.5 hours. Our guide was Tómas and he was great. He lived his entire life here minus 1 year and studied history at the university. Super knowledgeable and he had a few jokes 🤣. Also he had great recommendations at the end. This is why I would recommend the tour at the beginning of your trip so you have time to do some of the recommendations. The tour is free, but donations are welcome. The tour was so great it was worth every bit of a generous donation.
Written June 27, 2021
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Logan
3 contributions
Small group with an intimate feel. We had a younger guide who was very personable and informative. This tour gave us a good feel for the city centre, and how to find nightlife, food, drink, etc. After this tour, we didn't need a map. A lot of information that was very interesting.
Written October 14, 2021
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Airport D
Thank you Logan for taking time in writing us a review. Reykjavik City is worth to explore with a local and we think you made a very good decision by booking this activity. We are happy to see it did not disappoint you and you got the chance have a better feeling of how life in Reykjavik is on a daily basis.
Written October 20, 2021
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Renee F
Ridgefield, CT6 contributions
We did the small group walking tour - our guide Sana??(sp) was fantastic! She was funny, engaging, and provided a great insight into life in Reykjavik. The smaller group (10 people) allowed us time to ask a variety of questions and made the tour more personable. Highly recommend!!
Written July 11, 2022
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Airport D
Thank you for writing us this review. We are happy to see you enjoyed the walk around the city and we hope you will visit us again.
Written July 27, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kathy T
69 contributions
Friends
Excellent! I highly recommend this tour! If you want to familiarize yourself with the city, learn about the city’s history, in the city’s history, and get a little exercise…then this is the perfect tour! Our guide Erik was AWESOME! He was engaging, funny, and full of information. He made the tour a lot of fun…and they only ask for a donation at the end of what you thought it was worth. A great activity to do when in Reykjavik!
Written November 19, 2021
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Airport D
Thank you Kathy for taking time in writing us this review! We are happy to see you got the best out of this tour and you enjoyed your Reykjavik experience.
Written November 24, 2021
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Nimmy37
Chester, UK251 contributions
Amazing place. Such lovely painted buildings and the cathedral was an impressive centrepiece. Rainbow road was great and the Viking sculpture on the sea front was impressive. Lucky to see the Christmas decorations as we
Visited January 2nd and also the Christmas cat who fortunately didn’t eat us. Great shops and places to eat. Inside the cathedral is worth a visit as the organ is huge. Good to walk in daylight and at night as different experience.
Written January 29, 2022
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Airport D
We couldn't describe the city tour better! Thank you for choosing us to be part of this experience and we hope Reykjavik impressed you enough to come back and visit again. Be careful with the Christmas cat, you never know!
Written February 4, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Trail560652
Goffstown, NH86 contributions
Luca was absolutely AMAZING! We booked this tour months in advance and Luca reached out to make sure we that we were all set and if we had any questions to let him know. The tour was on our first day and very of our stay. Luca is very detailed, not rushed but went at a great pace! He brought us local food, drink and sweat treat to try.
I would highly recommend Luca. We even have reservations for one of the restaurants he suggested.
Written September 25, 2021
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Airport D
Thank you kindly for taking time in writing us a review. We are very happy you had the chance to discover Reykjavik through our walking tour and that you enjoyed it. Hope you now have more reasons to come back and visit Reykjavik or Iceland again
Written October 4, 2021
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aliceknoxxy
Solihull, UK29 contributions
Family
What a disappointment. This was our first full day in Reykjavik and we had booked this tour to get our bearings and get to know the city. We arrived not just 10 mins early, as requested, but 25 mins early. We waited in the correct location and our tour guide did not arrive. We looked inside the church and all the way around the statue just to be sure, but no. The tour was supposed to depart at 14:00 and we waited until 14:10, but given the very cold weather we did not fancy waiting around any longer. I have been on many walking tours, most of them free, and have never been let down in this way. Very frustrating as we could have spent our limited time in Iceland on another tour or activity.
Written February 21, 2018
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lanty2017
Minneapolis, MN1 contribution
Couples
We just got back from Iceland, and this was supposed to be the first day tour of our trip. But the tour operator didn't show up. We were at the church on 1:45pm (there was a family there 1:30pm for the same tour), and we waited until 2:45pm....In between, we called Reykjavik Sightseeing for 5 times and they was not able to locate the tour operator of that day (Unbelievable!!!!!)...I have to request refund through Viator since Reykjavik Sightseeing didn't initially process this booking...My husband and I ended up just walking around the city (relatively small and walkable place) by ourselves....
Written November 22, 2017
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Hi there Thank you for taking the time to review Reykjavík Sightseeing, despite your review not being in our favor. To clarify, we are only resellers of the Reykjavík Walking tour tour as there is another company that operates the tour. That being said, we are just as disappointed as you and extremely sorry for this. When you called our office our staff member immediately tried to reach the operators and help you out. We later found out that this was a last minute cancellation, due to unforseen circumstances. We completely understand your frustration. Regarding the refund process, when you book a tour through a third party (e.g. Viator) and the tour is cancelled, you need to contact your booking channel directly to claim a refund. We cannot issue refunds for bookings made through a third party, as we do not have any creditcard details for those customers. Once again our apologies. We hope that the rest of your Iceland holiday went smoothly. All the best, Reykjavík Sightseeing
Written November 24, 2017
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Dave W
Branford, CT158 contributions
Couples
We went on this tour the day we arrived in Reykjavik for our one-week visit to Iceland. It was a great way to get to know the city and get some good recommendations of things to do and places to eat. Our guide was excellent and a great representative of the Icelandic people. Highly recommended.
Written October 16, 2018
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Hi davey314 Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour and hope to see you again soon! :-) All the best, The Reykjavik Sightseeing team
Written October 23, 2018
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Ian W
Warrington, UK34 contributions
Family
How fortunate we were to book a walking tour with Lalli of Funky Iceland on our first afternoon. Lalli is funny and engaging and also very knowledgeable. From the history of Iceland to saving money in Reykjavík we spent a fascinating three hours with him (he was only meant to do two). He obviously loves his job and his subject and as a group aged from 18 to 58 we enjoyed every minute. We knew little about Iceland at the start and a lot more by the end. We recommend that everyone does this tour.
Written July 18, 2019
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Hi ianwG7977FQ Thanks for your thoughtful review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the tour and that Lalli was able to provide an entertaining experience! Hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, The Reykjavik Sightseeing Team
Written July 19, 2019
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Mesmerizing
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Lovely trip
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Directions is poor
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It was fun!
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