The Reykjavík Food Walk

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114 EUR

We’re a small group of proud Icelandic foodies who are passionate about sharing our incredible local cuisine with adventurous, fun, and curious travellers. If you’re any of the above, you’ve found the perfect way to explore our beautiful Reykjavík!

Duration: 4 hours
    Available in
  • English
Really good experience, everyone in the party enjoyed it very much! Excellent guide, Gudny, who was knowledgeable about Iceland, Reykjavík and Icelandic food, as well as really fun and easy to listen to. It was a nice way to learn about and get to try some authentic Icelandic food (without the weirdest parts...). Highly recommended!
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Reviewed by Elin

Highlights

  • Have fun with a local guide and discover the very best of Reykjavík
  • Taste grass-fed and free-roaming Icelandic lamb that every Icelander grew up loving
  • Enjoy homemade Icelandic ice cream made from a secret family recipe
  • Sample the best local cheeses of the season
  • Try our traditional skyr
  • Visit the famous Icelandic hot dog stand for a hot dog “with everything”
  • Savour our local specialty – an authentic seafood soup

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Description

Our food tour involves walking in and around downtown Reykjavík with a knowledgeable local guide for approximately 3–4 hours. You’ll see Reykjavík’s most beautiful attractions but, first and foremost, you’ll discover the city through its food. You’ll visit 5–6 unique restaurants to taste 13 mouthwatering Icelandic dishes.

The restaurants are a variety of casual, fine dining, and cosy family-run businesses. Some are well-known “must-visit” places, while others are secret local hangouts.

For this tour we decided to focus on the most delicious Icelandic dishes and leave behind some less tasty traditional ones: fermented shark, ram testicles, and sour sheep heads! Your guide will, however, be more than happy to suggest where you can find such things.

This tour is safe, family-friendly, and the perfect introduction to Iceland’s tastiest food.

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What’s included & not included

  • Local foodie guide
  • Visits to 5–6 unique eateries
  • 13 delicious tastings
  • Transportation

Meeting point

Our meeting location is right by the main entrance of Harpa, our music & concert hall (Harpa)

Reviews from travellers (7)

5.0/5

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Excellent!
Really good experience, everyone in the party enjoyed it very much! Excellent guide, Gudny, who was knowledgeable about Iceland, Reykjavík and Icelandic food, as well as really fun and easy to listen to. It was a nice way to learn about and get to try some authentic Icelandic food (without the weirdest parts...). Highly recommended!
wonderful guide Thor, personal experience and excellent food
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A great introduction to Reykjavik!
Our guide, Alexandra, introduced us to a number of fabulous dishes. We started with a meat (lamb) soup, went on to a cheese shop for samples of cheese and meats (including horse and goose), continued to a cafe for a unique rye-bread ice cream (it sounds odd if you have American rye in mind, but this is a dark, somewhat sweet molasses-rich rye -- the ice cream was excellent!), and moved on from there to a seafood restaurant for a sampling of arctic char and fish mash (also unique and wonderful). These were followed by Icelandic yogurt outdoors by Reykjavik's "pond," a hot dog (mostly lamb) with all the fixings at the oldest hot dog stand in the city, and finally a wonderful pair of desserts -- a chocolate concoction in the shape of a rose, and an apple sorbet -- with coffee.

Alexandra was a wonderful guide. She answered all our questions about life in Reykjavik and Iceland, about local traditions, about must-see parts of the city, and of course about the food. By the time the tour was over, we felt as if we'd learned a lot and made a new friend.

We did this tour on our first day in Iceland. It was a great way to orient ourselves and get through our jet lag, as well as to find great places to eat! We actually returned to two of the tour spots later in our week; had we stayed longer, I'm sure we would have gone back to more. Thank you, Alexandra and Like a Local!
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Tour operated by: Wake Up Reykjavik