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

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Stop At: Ingólfur Square, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

We meet up by Ingólfur Square in old town Reykjavik by the artwork of the two stone pillars with smoke coming up from the top. Here we start off talking about the Settlement and the Icelandic Sagas.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Settlement Exhibition, Adalstraeti 16, Reykjavik 101 Iceland

We stop on top of the museum and peer down at the first Viking house in Reykjavik and talk about Vikings. We don't enter the museum.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Settlement Exhibition, Adalstraeti 16, Reykjavik 101 Iceland

In a secret location close to the Settlement museum there is an Elfstone / Home of Elves. We talk about Mythology and how quirky Icelanders are in that regard.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: The Settlement Exhibition, Adalstraeti 16, Reykjavik 101 Iceland

Close by the Settlement museum is the oldest house in the center of Reykjavik dating back to 1762.

Pass By: Sæta Svínið Gastropub, Hafnarstræti, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

We walk past favorite restaurants and bars and give you tips on where to eat, drink & be merry.

Pass By: Kolaportid Flea Market, Tryggvagata 19 Old Harbour, Reykjavik 101 Iceland

We walk past the Reykjavik Flea Market which is only open during the weekends from 11 am - 5 pm. Tip: There is a small food market there that's fun to visit.

Pass By: Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur, Tryggvagata 1, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

We point out the one and only hot dog stand, Bæjarins Bezu pylsur where you can get the wonderful Icelandic lamb hot dogs. Beware of copycats all around the city center. We could grab a hot dog if the group is hungry.

Pass By: Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Austurbakki 2, Reykjavik 101 Iceland

We walk together down by the old Reykjavik harbor and soak in the beauty of the coastline and Mount Esja in the far. Down by the harbor we marvel at the beauty of the architecture of Harpa Concert hall.

Pass By: Arnarholl Statue, Arnarholl, Reykjavik 116 Iceland

We walk past Arnarhóll (Eagle's hill) where people from the capital area come together for special occasions like celebrating the national holiday of 17th of June.

Stop At: Stjornarradid, Laekjargata, 101, Reykjavik Iceland

Pass by the offices of the prime minister of Iceland. Talking about the fight for independence.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Laugavegur, Reykjavík, Iceland

We walk up the main shopping street in Reykjavik. This was the old path people walked from old town Reykjavik to the hot springs of Laugardalur to go clean their clothes.

Stop At: Hallgrimskirkja, Hallgrimstorgi 1, Reykjavik 101 Iceland

We admire Hallgrímskirkja church and talk about its history and of religion in Iceland in general.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Lake Tjornin, Reykjavik Iceland

We walk down to the beautiful pond or lake in the middle of Reykjavik. Rich with birdlife and a fun visit to feed the birds. During winter the pond freezes over and then it's fun to walk across the pond itself.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Reykjavik City Hall, Tjarnargata, Reykjavik 101 Iceland

We admire the architecture of the Reykjavik City hall

Stop At: Parliament House (Althingishus), Austurvollur Sq., Reykjavik Iceland

At the end of our great Reykjavik walking tour, we check out the Icelandic parliament building and talk about things like politics, gender equality and the guardian spirits of Iceland.

Duration: 5 minutes
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a great tour around Reykjavik, and so many historical stops. We had young children with us and Snædís was so patient with us as we had many random questions and the children were easily distracted. But the tour went smoothly and never missed...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We experienced a lovely tour with my family of 5 on Friday afternoon August 2, with a lovely woman (sorry, jet lagged brain did not remember her name). She was pleasant, thorough, and best of all, grew up in Reykjavik and had all kinds of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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