Reykjavík “Free” Walking Tour

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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 an absolutely amazing guide, so informative and funny at the same time. Two hours just flew by in his company. I would definitely recommend this tour to see the main sights of Reykjavík and also to get some ideas on what to do next.
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Highlights

  • 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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Description

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

Meeting point

Austurvöllur

Reviews from travellers (89)

4.8/5

Great walking tour
Our guide, Naana was excellent, very funny and informative. Was a great way of kicking off our stay in Reykjavik.
Free walking tour
Eric was an absolutely amazing guide, so informative and funny at the same time. Two hours just flew by in his company. I would definitely recommend this tour to see the main sights of Reykjavík and also to get some ideas on what to do next.
Lovely tour on not so lovely weather
Although wind in Reykjavik was really harsh, Nanna did her best to make us forget about it. She was very fun and interesting, we learnd a lot about Reykjavik and Iceland.

This operator has 4 reviews for other tours

5.0/5

MUST DO!
This was a super fun tour with 3 guides for our group of 12. We got a taste of different nightlife around the city and a discount at each stop. The walking distance was minimal. Eat before you go...there’s no food stops and we had a lot to drink!!!
Meet some great people
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Fun time drinking through Reykjavik
The guides were great, teaching us lots of interesting facts about living in Iceland. The pub variety was nice, starting in a craft beer bar and moving through various local spots, sampling cocktails and liquors. Try the Tópas!

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  • Full refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the tour
  • No booking fees
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Tour operated by: Citywalk Reykjavik