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Wake Up Reykjavik

Reykjavik, Iceland
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About Wake Up Reykjavik
We believe travellers want to experience new destinations like locals. Not in a touristy way. Not in a bus. We don’t want to see the typical highlights, we want to discover the hidden gems. Travellers want to experience local food, people, language, places & traditions. We are here to deliver just that! In our awesome city, history & food tour you’ll experience Reykjavik in the funnest way possible, through your belly! You will explore all the best of our hometown, visit 5+ authentic restaurants and have more than 10 delicious local cuisines!
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Explore Reykjavik’s abundance of food spots, and expand your knowledge of Icelandic cuisine on this exciting food walk. No need to worry about stopping to pay at each venue, as food tastings are included. Explore a variety of eateries, including restaurants and food trucks, passing by top landmarks such as Parliament House and Hallgrimskirkja along the way. Tastings may include Icelandic hot dogs, cheeses, homemade ice cream, and lots more.
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J S wrote a review Jun 2022
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Love took us to several places. We were FULL, happy, and learned a lot. We would NOT have experimented with some of these things ourselves, so to have a local help us know what we were eating and the traditions surrounding them was a wonderful experience. Your tour may involved different places, but we went to Fjallkonan for Icelandic flatbread with slow cooked lamb, carrot pure, pickled red onions and pepper cream sauce - A small pancake (made from chickpeas), ligthly cured char, salmon roe, lentils and yuzu flower dressing. Next we went to Messinn (delish!) for Arctic char baked in honey, butter and lemon with cherry tomatoes and almonds. We also had Plokkfiskur, which was loved by all on the tour. It was boiled cod with mashed with potatoes, onion, garlic, celery, lime, white wine, cream and butter Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur was next for a lamb hot dog. It was an interesting and tasty variety of hot dog. Íslenski Barinn gave us three Icelandic traditions, meat soup, fish Jersey, and fermented shark. Many options about these traditional foods among the tour group. :) We finished at Café Loki for some DELICIOUS rye bread ice cream. Thank you, Love, for a fabulous experience!!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Elina & Nela wrote a review Jun 2022
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It was an amazing experience. We discovered local food and history by the amazing tour guide Gudny. We met with other tourists as well and talked about our experience visiting the country and exchanged some tips. I highly recommend this tour to eat well and get a first introduction with Iceland.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Owen K wrote a review Jun 2022
Canberra, Australia7 contributions
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Thor was by far the best tour guide I have ever come across. Very knowledgeable and friendly, and being a local able to convey the meaning and significance of each cultural dish. I highly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Kathryn L wrote a review Jun 2022
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So much delicious food with a very charismatic and informative tour guide. Did a great job tailoring the tour to the group and engaging in conversation. Thank you Dagur!
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Michael R wrote a review Jun 2022
Chula Vista, California3 contributions
Without much time in Reykjavik, we really wanted to get a "taste" of local food and culture. Having never been on a food walk before, we found Wake Reykjavik and thought our family would give it a try. And boy are we glad we did! Our family of four met our guide Tinna at the music hall and walked to some great eateries around the downtown area. Everything went smoothly and was absolutely delicious! We even got to see and hear about some of the main attractions of the area along the way. Tinna was the first native Icelander that we met on our trip and her insight, funny stories, and historical information was absolutely great. She kept things fun, light and enjoyable, engaging all of us on the tour, including my two teens! The food was fantastic with a wide variety of high-end and fast-food styles, but all delicious! We even got to eat some traditional items to make us true Vikings! (If you go, I'm sure you'll get the option to do so as well...if you dare!). We even received a follow-up email describing the foods we ate, places we went and details about the tour so we didn't have to keep notes. A true highlight of our time in Iceland. Can't say enough great things about Tinna and the tour. Thank you for a wonderful time! Now all I have to do is figure out how get some Icelandic lamb, Arcitc Char and Icelandic hot dog condiments imported to the US to relive the experience!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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