Reykjavík “Free” Walking Tour



Our famous 2-hour walking tour focuses on the history of Iceland, Reykjavík’s evolution as a city and Icelandic culture in general. It’s presented in an informative and entertaining way by English-speaking Icelanders and history majors. You can pay as you please after the tour.

Duration: 2 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish
Eric was very knowledgeable. Without the tour we could have missed some local spots and understanding the history behind them. Great way to learn about Reykjavik/Iceland.
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  • Pass the 19th-century House of Parliament
  • Learn some local history at the Arnarhóll public park
  • See the Tjörnin lake in the centre of the city
  • Admire the award-winning Harpa Concert Hall
  • Wander the streets of the historical Grjótaþorpið district
  • Visit Menntaskólinn í Reykjavík – one of the oldest schools in Iceland

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The famous two hour walking tour focuses on the history of Iceland, the evolution of Reykjavík as a town and Icelandic culture in general, laid out in an informative and comic way by either Marteinn (Martin), Eiríkur (Eric), Sara (Sarah), Jóhannes (Joe) or Tómas (Tom) english speaking Icelanders and history majors.

This tour has no fixed price, instead it runs on the great Free Walking Tour model found allover the world where each participant sets the price of the tour afterwards instead of in advance. As a result, the guide relies solely on your contribution and works hard for his share in the donations.

The "Free" classic tour departs multiple times a day all year around. Occasionally on holidays we take a day off.

This tour is completely non-commercial and non-sponsored. There are no meals included, there’s no shopping involved and there will be no toilet breaks or food stops. In the case of bad weather, construction, parades etc., the route will be adjusted accordingly. Indoor stops are frequent in winter.

The total walking distance is around 2 kilometres.

We've only open for bookings for one week at a time.

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What’s included & not included

  • Friendly and professional English-speaking guide
  • Coffee or lunch breaks

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Reviews from travellers (81)


Very informative and cheerful guide
Great tour!
I enjoyed this tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable!
Erik was awesome !
Great tour filled with awesome facts about Iceland. So happy we did this & our guide Erik was the absloulte best!!!
Ty again!!
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  • Full refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the tour
  • No booking fees
  • Pay by credit card or PayPal

Tour operated by: Citywalk Reykjavik