Explore Iceland’s old city center, learn about Viking history of Reykjavik, and catch up on current affairs with a local guide.
The tour starts at the What’s On tourist information center located on Laugavegur 5 in central Reykjavik. We will begin our trip at the beautiful Sun Voyager sculpture overlooking the North-Atlantic waters of the bay with Mt Esja in the background. The next stop is Reykjavík’s iconic landmark, Hallgrimskirkja church at the top of a hill. We will go up the bell tower for an incredible view overlooking this small city with its multi-colored rooftops, Faxaflói bay with its puffin islands, and the surrounding mountains and volcanoes.
Afterwards, we will visit the beautiful sculpture park of Einar Jonsson and learn all about Norse mythology before strolling through the quaint streets of the Thingholt neighborhood towards the City Pond. We’ll feed the ducks, geese and swans at the northern end of the pond. It’s great fun for kids and grown-ups alike and a common activity for the local families on weekends.
Continuing across the pond and into the City Hall, we will view the super-sized topographical map of Iceland. Your guide will explain a little bit about Iceland’s fascinating geology and volcanic history.
Our tour then threads the heart of the city, taking in the parliament, our modest but beautiful cathedral and the site of the first Viking homestead in the city. We will then visit the busy Old Harbor. Strolling along the north shore from the harbor we’ll visit the impressive Harpa Concert Hall where the tour comes to an end. Note: The total length of the tour is 3-5km (1.8 – 3miles).
- Hallgrimskirkja Church
- City Hall and the Pond
- The Old Harbor
- Harpa Concert Hall
- Einar Jonsson Sculpture Garden
- Sun Voyager Sculpture
- Walking tour with expert local guide
- Small group experience
- Tour pick-up and drop-off
- Meals, beverages, refreshments