5-stars for the Reykjavík Food Walk and its guide
I was really surprised by how great this tour was. I really just signed up for it to kill a few hours the day I arrived in Reykjavik while I was waiting to get picked up by another tour. I guess I was just expecting to kind of learn my way around the area while sampling some small bits of food. It turned out, we went to seven different restaurants/bars/cafés where they fed us generously and I was STUFFED by the halfway point.
I can't say enough about the guide, Egill (pronounced AY-ick), who designed the tour himself based on his own favorite spots around the city. You could absolutely tell how into the subject he was—that this wasn't just a list of places handed to him—and that he truly enjoyed taking us to places where he eats and telling us all about the city and Iceland in general along the way.
I am so glad I picked this as the first thing I did when I arrived in Iceland. It was the perfect way to get introduced to the culture, language, and my way around the downtown area so that when I came back later, I could find my way. He made all the little things we learned about the country and city so interesting and with enough variety without just droning endlessly with information.
For the rest of my week vacationing here, I recommended this tour to a bunch of people. At first, I almost didn't book it because it looked kind of pricey for what I thought would be just a little bit of food sampling, but I have to say it was WORTH EVERY PENNY (or krona, whatever).
Much thanks to Egill for introducing me to some incredible restaurants (one of which I returned to my last day) and starting my vacation off perfectly.
KGLINNEN / TRIPADVISOR
• July 31, 2017