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Reykjavik City Walking Tour

Explore the history and culture of the Icelandic capital on this 2.5-hour Reykjavik walking tour. Follow a guide through the streets of Reykjavik and take in top attractions including City Hall, the Harpa Concert Hall, the Old Harbour, and the Sólfar sculpture. Climb Hallgrímskirkja Church’s high bell tower for panoramic views out to the coast, and gain insight into Iceland’s Norse mythology at the statue garden of Einar Jónsson. Along the way, find out what sets Reykjavik apart from the world’s other capitals.

per adult from

$70

AUD

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

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Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Guide
    • Entry/Admission - Hallgrimskirkja
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: What's On, Laugavegi 5, Reykjavik 101 Iceland

    The tour starts at What´s On tourist information located on Laugavegur 5 in central Reykjavik

    Stop At: Hallgrimskirkja, Hallgrimstorgi 1, Reykjavik 101 Iceland

    Hallgrímskirkja looks over Reykjavík as the most recognisable building standing above all the rest. Its stepped concrete facade is a reminder of the Icelandic landscape and the church’s interior minimalist with a grand organ. The church is named after Hallgrímur Pétursson, a 17th-century clergyman and author of a famous series of Hymns of the Passion.

    If conditions allow, we will go up to the bell tower for a magnificent view over Reykjavik City.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), Eiriksgata, Reykjavik 101 Iceland

    Einar Jónsson, was a famous Icelandic sculptor, born in 1874 in Galtafell. In 1909, after living abroad for almost 20 years, he made an arrangement with the parliament to provide him with a home and studio in Reykjavík, that still stands today.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Reykjavík City Hall, Tjarnargata 11, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    On our way to Reykjavik city hall, we walk through Þingholt, which is the centre of Reykjavík and one of oldest neighbourhoods in the city of Reykjavík. It gets its name from the street of Þingholtsstræti, where a small townhouse stood from the year 1765-1771. Today it is known for it's colourful corrugated iron houses.

    We walk across the city pond and into the City Hall we view the super-sized topographical map of Iceland and your guide will explain a little bit about Iceland’s fascinating geology and volcanic history.


    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Althingi Parliament House, Kirkjutorg, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Our tour then threads the heart of the city, taking in the parliament, our modest but beautiful cathedral and the site of the first Viking homesteads in the city, before visiting the Old Harbour

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Austurbakki 2, Reykjavik 101 Iceland

    Our tour

    then threads the heart of the city, taking in the parliament, our modest but beautiful

    cathedral and the site of the first Viking homesteads in the city, before visiting the

    Old Harbour with views of the impressive Harpa Concert Hall and the popular Sun Voyager sculpture.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Sun Voyager, Saebraut 101, Reykjavik 105 Iceland

    Sun Voyager is a sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason, located next to the Sæbraut road in Reykjavík, Iceland. Sun Voyager is described as a dreamboat, or an ode to the sun.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Domkirkjan, Austurvollur, Reykjavik 101 Iceland

    Reykjavík Cathedra is a cathedral church in Reykjavík, Iceland, the seat of the Bishop of Iceland and mother church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland, as well as the parish church of the old city centre.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Laugavegur 5, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
    Departure Time :
    2:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Tryggvagata 11, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers 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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Reykjavik Sightseeing

Activity ID: V-35149P4

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