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Reykjavik Folklore Walking Tour: Meet the Elves, Trolls & Ghosts of Iceland

Visit the Elves and trolls of Iceland on this entertaining walk through the oldest part of Reykjavik.  If you want to experience an exciting and different side of Iceland join us and visit an elfstone in the Reykjavik city center and walk through two of the oldest cemeteries in Reykjavik for a truly haunted walk.

We will tell you about famous Ghosts like the Deacon of Dark River, the unique Icelandic monsters, the 13 Santas or the Icelandic Yulelads / Jólasveinar,

their mother the child eating troll called Grýla and finally the only known serial killer of Iceland in a land where it's easy to get lost in the lava fields.  You will also get an introduction into Icelandic magic (how to wake the undead).

In the long winter nights in Iceland, storytelling has been our the primary entertainment and around 1 in 10 Icelanders writes a book in his lifetime so it's obvious... we love to tell stories and you sure won't be disappointed by joining our walk and hearing a couple.

per adult from

$44

AUD

Duration

1 hour 30 minutes

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Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Professional guide
    • Live entertainment
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Your Friend In Reykjavik, Reykjavik Iceland

    Meet and greet and start our journey with the Mythical Creatures of Iceland.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Skúli Magnússon Fógeti, Fógetagarður, Kirkjustræti, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Our first stop is the oldest graveyard in Iceland which dates back from around 900.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Playground, Grjótagata 7, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Here we visit some Elves

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Cathedral of Christ the King, Túngata 13, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    The Trolls of Iceland really don't like the Church

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Hólavallakirkjugarður, Ljósvallagata, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    At the 2nd oldest cemetery in Reykjavik, we visit the most famous ghost of Iceland. The Deacon of Dark River.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Lake Tjörnin, Tjörnin 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    By the Reykjavik lake we hear stories about Icelandic monsters

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Reykjavik City Hall, Tjarnargata, Reykjavik 101 Iceland

    We walk by the Reykjavik City Hall and sometimes we even visit the great map of Iceland discussing locations of Trolls and other creatures.

    Duration: 10 minutes

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

    Here we visit the Icelandic Guardian spirits

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Austurvollur Square, Reykjavik 101 Iceland

    Our final destination of the Icelandic Mythical Walk.

    Duration: 5 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Ingólfur Square, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
    Return Detail :
    Jón Sigurðsson forseti, Austurvöllur, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Please be at Ingolfur Square 5 minutes before the starting time
    • 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 999 travelers
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Travelers and locals are encouraged to practice social distancing, wash and disinfect hands regularly, and maintain a 2-meter distance from others when possible. Iceland’s Chief Epidemiologist has not recommended the use of masks in public. We only have a handful of active infections in Iceland.
  • 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 Your Friend In Reykjavik

Activity ID: V-42496P4

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