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Viking Adventure Tour – Sailing tour from Reykjavik

A unique Viking ship sailing tour from the old harbor in Reykjavik on an authentic replica of the Gaukstad ship from 900 AD. The crew consist of Vikings and the passengers will act as their crew members for 1 - 1 1/2 hours on the Reykjavik Bay.

Type of tour:Day Tours
Season:01 June - 31 August
Duration:1,5 hours
You will learn the Viking way to navigate on sea and how to maneuver the sail like Ingólfur did when he settled in Reykjavik in 874 AD. We offer tours on a regular basis as well as private tours upon request. Completely unique experience and the only place to sail a Viking ship in Iceland. 
  • Highlights:
  • Connect with the wild marine life of Iceland
  • Get a great panoramic view of Reykjavik city
  • Experience the atmosphere of the first Viking settlers who sailed to Iceland
  • Be a part of a Viking crew, learn about shipbuilding, sailing technique and the navigation of the Vikings
  • Listen to stories from the Icelandic sagas about settlers and Vikings alike
All the crew members are experienced sailors and guides. They have all undergone a thorough maritime safety and training program with the Icelandic Maritime Safety and Survival Training Centre.
The Viking ships has all necessary safety equipment, including a life boat for 25 people. 


Please be at the old harbour in Reykjavik, min. 15 prior to departure.

What to bring:

  • Shoes with good grip
  • Gloves
  • Warm clothes

Minimum age:

Children under 6 years old generally can not join the tour unless they have sailing experience and are approved by the staff.


  • Viking Sail with authentic crew dressed as Vikings
  • Life jackets
  • Viking shoulder robes

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