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Reykjavik City Walking Tour provided by Reykjavik Sightseeing

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Reykjavik City Walking Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 20-08-20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-08-20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Laugavegur 5
    Laugavegur 5, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
    The tour starts at What´s On tourist information located on Laugavegur 5 in central Reykjavik.
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  • Pass by
    What's On
  • 1
    Hallgrimskirkja
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar)
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    Reykjavík City Hall
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 4
    Althingi Parliament House
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 5
    Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 6
    Sun Voyager
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 7
    Domkirkjan
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Tryggvagata 11
    Tryggvagata 11, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
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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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Laugavegur 5, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Tryggvagata 11, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Inclusions
  • Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Hallgrimskirkja
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Samantha S wrote a review Apr. 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
My husband and I went on this tour our first day in Reykjavik and we are so glad we did! Siggi was our tour guide and he was fantastic. He not only did a great job of orienting us to the city but also provided so much information about Iceland's history. If you have never been
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from Sara_Hardardottir, Director of Sales at Reykjavik City Walking Tour
Responded May 7, 2019
Hi Samantha S Thank you 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
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BHARAT K wrote a review Mar. 2019
Leicester, United Kingdom18 contributions12 helpful votes
Our consisted of of around 6 people and started in the main street. The Guide was really good, extremely knowledgeable and helpful. He gave a great overview of the history of Iceland as well as taking us around the main sights of the city whilst at the same time giving us a
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from Sara_Hardardottir, Director of Sales at Reykjavik City Walking Tour
Responded Apr. 29, 2019
Hi 875bharatk Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on the Reykjavik Walking tour. We are happy to have been part of a great day! Hope to see you again in the future :-) Kind regards, The Reykjavik Sightseeing Team
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Doug B wrote a review Feb. 2019
Brookville, Ohio119 contributions62 helpful votes
We took the VIP tour in mid Feb 19. It is a great wey to see the city. The value of the VIP tour vs the free tour is group size. our group was about 15 while the free walking tour was about 50 persons. The VIP tour also included lunch. About 3 hours, you get to see most of
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from Sara_Hardardottir, Director of Sales at Reykjavik City Walking Tour
Responded Mar. 7, 2019
Hi 727dougb Thank you truly for your kind words here on Tripadvisor. We will hopefully see you again in the near future :) All the best, The Reykjavik Sightseeing team
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Dave W wrote a review Oct. 2018
Branford, Connecticut161 contributions51 helpful votes
We went on this tour the day we arrived in Reykjavik for our one-week visit to Iceland. It was a great way to get to know the city and get some good recommendations of things to do and places to eat. Our guide was excellent and a great representative of the Icelandic people.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Sara H, Sales coordinator at Reykjavik City Walking Tour
Responded Oct. 22, 2018
Hi davey314 Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour and hope to see you again soon! :-) All the best, The Reykjavik Sightseeing team
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DSNAustin wrote a review Oct. 2018
Austin, Texas209 contributions76 helpful votes
This Reykjavik walking tour is the perfect way to begin your visit to Reykjavik and Iceland. Our guide (Siggi) was friendly, articulate, knowledgeable, and personable. We walked to all of the nearby sights, and he shared interesting descriptions, pertinent history, and even
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from TrailBlazer786605, Manager at Reykjavik City Walking Tour
Responded Oct. 16, 2018
Dear DSNAustin, Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the Reykjavik Walking Tour and hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Iceland :-) Kind regards, Reykjavik Sightseeing Team
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Toss Up
I’m torn between the overall experience. We saw everything we were supposed to see and got a chance to see the wate
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recommend
I feel if you get a hire car which we did regardless you could have done this on your own time and terms. The tour
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Lousy service upon cancellation
The operator cancelled our planned tour via e-mail and didn't even try to contact us on the phone. And they were ve
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Thank you for i had a wonderful time in Iceland. There's no boring moment i could say as all your staff knows how t
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Amazing!
We took part in the Into the Ice and Lava combined tour. In both locations the guides were amazing. Very knowled
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Driver "forgot to pick us up"
After two earlier tours were cancelled due to weather conditions (which I totally understand) we were booked on one
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Sightseeing in Iceland
We had a very memorable trip with these guys. Fabulous Hans, and Seational Ziggi. What a team. The commentary
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Very disappointed with trip advisor
I cancelled my trip on government advise that stated over 70s shouldn’t travel but got no refund because it was dec
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Joep G
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Great tours and guides!
During our stay in Iceland we did 2 tours with Reykjavik Sightseeing. The Northern Lights tour and the Golden Circl
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Under the circumstances
Despite the circumstances the tour operator went ahead with the tour. We were kept up to date on cancellation and r
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Terrify arrangement
First stop they will send you to bus terminal and group you into a big bus around 50 people in a group. We found o
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Great View of Northern Lights
Overall we had a great view of the northern lights but the experience was not as listed. There was no wifi on the
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A mixed bag
Our Golden Circle excrusion was uneventful. We had several interesting places to visit, even though I fell asleep m
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GeorginaL0
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Good photographs but that’s about it
We travelled around 20-30 mins out of Reykjavík to what can only be described as an off road parking spot where the
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ewanc152020
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Won't regret it
Iceland is anything but boring, nothing is too far away. Great culture, very kind locals all with perfect English.
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