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Reykjavik City Walking Tour provided by Reykjavik Sightseeing

Reykjavik City Walking Tour

Reykjavik City Walking Tour
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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
  • Get to know Reykjavik on foot, with your guide leading the way
  • 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
  • Get to know Reykjavik on foot, with your guide leading the way
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 35149P4
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Hallgrimskirkja
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.
  • 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
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Inclusions
  • Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Hallgrimskirkja
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.
  • Old Harbour Souvenirs, Geirsgata 5c, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
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
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers 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 sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers 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 - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar)
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Reykjavík 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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4.5
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Logan
3 contributions
Great First Day Activity
Oct. 2021
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Trail560652
Goffstown, NH84 contributions
City Tour with Luca!
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Terri M
Chicago, IL128 contributions
Great Walking Tour
We did a tour with Sara as our guide. She was terrific — knowledgeable, animated and engaging. This was a good way to re-orient ourselves to the city.
Written August 24, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Airport D
Hello! Thank you for your time in writing us a review. We are glad to see you enjoyed the city of Reykjavik. Hope that you have nice memories from this experience.
Written September 17, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Morgan E
1 contribution
Fantastic walking tour!
Sara was our guide and she was friendly, informative, and hilarious. I highly recommend this tour on your trip to Reykjavik!
Written July 31, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Morgan! Thank you for your time in leaving us a review. We are happy to see you have enjoyed the tour with us and hope you learned more about life in Reykjavik and Iceland. Hope to see you again on one of our tours for your next visit to Iceland.
Written August 24, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ashton S
Atlanta, GA1 contribution
Excellent Walking Tour… must do at the beginning of your trip.
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

555GRC
Poole, UK41 contributions
Chilly Walk - Informative & Fun
Jan. 2020 • Couples
Outstanding walking tour, led by US-Icelandic history student, Tomas. The best 2 hours of context we have enjoyed for many years. Pitched perfectly for first-time visitors to Iceland, focussed on the historic downtown/harbour area. But we covered social, economic, linguistic, political and many other issues as we sensitively steered our way through Reykjavík.
Written January 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear 555GRC, We are touched by your kind words! Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We are happy to have contributed to your wonderful experience of Iceland. We hope to see you again in the future :-) Kind regards, The Reykjavik Sightseeing Team
Written March 27, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JimBobNi
Dublin, Ireland94 contributions
Excellent Walking Tour With Great Guide
Nov. 2019 • Couples
We had a brilliant time on this walking tour with our guide Lalli. It was a small group which gave plenty of opportunity to ask questions and talk to Lalli, who was a fountain of knowledge, a great storyteller and good fun too! Would highly recommend Funky Iceland to anyone visiting Reykjavik.
Written November 7, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi James A We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour and hope to see you again in the future :-) Kind regards, The Reykjavik Sightseeing Team
Written November 25, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jbguevara2016
9 contributions
Finding Your Way Around Reykjavik
Aug. 2019 • Couples
Being in our 50s, i thought getting around Reykjavik on our own would be a major concern especially after watching a number of YouTube videos and Tripadvisor reviews about the city and it's tourist spots...I was wrong. The experience was surprisingly and pleasingly memorable.

Getting to places we wanted to see or to meet up with organized tours at a given "meet up point" was easy even for people our age. Here are some tips:

1. Most important of all, KNOW where you want to go, beginning from your arrival at Keflavik Int'l Airport. Going from the airport to the city center is actually composed of two (2) rides: a big bus from the airport to their terminal/depot in the city; and a shuttle bus from the terminal to your desired destination or drop-off point.
2. Do PRIOR research on the various modes of transportation on how to get there (including how to get there on foot). Btw, Reykjavik has no trains or subways only buses and (terribly expensive) taxis.
3. For general directions, i found Google Maps to still be of tremendous help. If you do decide to go on foot, take heart. Street names are in English. It is also widely spoken so don't be afraid to ask.
4. Once you've determined where you want to go and decided to take the local yellow city bus, you may want to download their bus APP called STRAETO. This app will tell you: (a) how to get to your destination from your given location; (b) it identifies the nearest bus stop to your present location; (c) let's you buy your bus ticket through the app at a standard 470 ISK one way; (d) even tells you how lobg it takes before the bus arrives at your location.
5. If you don't have any access to the app, you can also: (a) buy the ticket at the bus BUT only with the exact amount. The driver has no change.; (b) buy a CITY CARD good for 1,2 or 3 days. This card also gives you access/entry to all of Reykavik's public
museums, geothermal pools and the Laugardalur Zoo; and (c) buy Straeto daily or 3-day passes.
6. Finally, you may also want to consider taking the "Hop On, Hop Off" buses w/c takes you to all the must-see sights in the city and let's you explore these at your own pace.

Enjoy Reykjavik...enjoy the Northern Lights!
Written November 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lynn B
1 contribution
Great overview of Reykjavik. History and sights.
Oct. 2019
Our friendly tour guide, Lalli, from Funky Iceland led us on a 2.5 hour walking tour. We learned so much about Iceland and Reykjavik that we would have never known otherwise.The tour starts midway up Laugavegur and travels up to Hallgrimskirkja cathedral. The view from the bell tower is outstanding. From there we worked our way down to the Old Harbor, stopping along the way for interesting sights and information. I recommend taking this tour early in your stay in order to get the "lay of the land".
Written October 24, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dave B
Pickerington, OH21 contributions
Great way to kick off a week in Iceland.
Sep. 2019
We booked this tour on our first afternoon in Iceland after arriving that morning following an overnight flight. It was a great way to get a good feel for the city right away. There were only four people in our tour group plus our guide, Lalli from Funky Iceland. He was fun and informative and took us around to see all the best sites in the area, including the beautiful overhead view of the city from the top of the tall church in the middle of town. He provided great insight into the Icelandic culture as well as stories form it's past and hopes for it's future. We thought it was a fantastic way to start our week in Iceland. Thanks Lalli.
Written October 9, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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uncvcutraveller
uncvcutraveller
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Great tour
Bus was late but that was okay. Simon was a great tour guide and Isaac was an excellent driver. I almost lost my
l9eew
l9eew
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We will remember this day for the rest of our lives!
We booked via Viator the day before for this trip - and it was the experience of a lifetime. We were collected fro
michellewE391GX
michellewE391GX
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Excellent tour
Good amount of time at each stop. Excellent tour guide very nice. Shout out to Ragna . The food at the restaurant s
M4114DUmatth
M4114DUmatth
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Exceeded expectations
Our South Coast day trip experience was one I won’t ever forget. From waterfalls to volcanoes, we saw a wide variet
Y3055FOoscars
Y3055FOoscars
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Really great crew in Transportation
Jojo and Farooq. Thank you. Great storytelling. Great driving as well. I liked the tour a bit short time
EfnaF
EfnaF
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Fabulously poetic and inspiring
The whole tour was breathtaking and humbling, our guide Raga (not sure about the spelling) was really nice and info
Toes23
Toes23
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0/5 awful!
If I could give this company a 0/5 I would. The worst experience with Reykjavik Sightseeing. We booked 4 tours in t
D3462ALcarineb
D3462ALcarineb
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Great experience and amazing tourguides
It was a great experience and tour with many highlights. I had my prejudices about big group excursions by bus but
RandiieB
RandiieB
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Beautiful, Scenic, Humbling
Petra was my tour guide, she was incredibly knowledgeable about Iceland, and Icelandic culture. She was a very intu
elysiiaa10
elysiiaa10
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Fantastic Tour with a Fantastic Guide
Fantastic tour! Absolutely no faults whatsoever. The guide YoYo was so informative and knew a lot about the Sagas w
Slabigail
Slabigail
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HORRIBLE SERVICE/ Beautiful Sites - choose a different company and don’t waste your money!
The best part of this company’s service was the shuttle bus driver from the hotel… it was downhill from there. The
867clairek
867clairek
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Great way to see the sights
A lovely day with some great sights. Tour guide was great with very good knowledge of the area. Really would like
DanielFPope
DanielFPope
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One of the best experiences in Iceland
A must visit if you evyfo to Iceland. I would recommend going with friends as it makes it more interesting. This is
Gemmalouise93
Gemmalouise93
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Really good
Eight of us booked the golden circle tour for our final day of our visit. When we arrived unfortunately there was a
LisaA64
LisaA64
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Superb, fun, exciting
I have to say that my day touring the Golden Circle was absolutely awesome! My friend and I were lucky enough to be
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