Reykjavik folklore walking tour
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Activities

Reykjavik folklore walking tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Enjoy a tour around the magical city of Reykjavik
  • Learn about the interesting sagas of the city
  • A perfect experience for kids - spark their imaginations
What to expect

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 in and visit an elf stone in the Reykjavik city center and walk through two of the oldest cemeteries in Reykjavik for a truly haunted walk.

Your guide will tell you about famous Ghosts like the Deacon of Dark River, the unique Icelandic monsters, the 13 Santas or the Icelandic Yule lads/ Jólasveinar and their mother the child-eating troll called Grýla. You will also get an introduction to Icelandic magic (how to wake the undead).

During the long winter nights in Iceland, storytelling has been the primary entertainment and around 1 in 10 Icelanders write a book in their life, so it's obvious... they love to tell stories and you sure won't be disappointed by joining the walk and hearing a couple.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • What's included
    • Expert local guide
    Reduced price
    • Children (ages 7-15 years)
    • Infants (ages 0-6 years): Free
    Where

    Ingólfur Square, Reykjavík, Iceland

    Meeting point:

    Please meet your guide at Ingolfstorg Square in the center of Reykjavik. They will be wearing a Your Friends in Reykjavik jacket and will be standing by the two stone high seat pillars, which are over 3 meters high with smoke coming up from the top.

    What to remember
    • This tour is wheelchair accessible
    • Please note some of the stories may be a little scary for little children, if you have young kids with you please contact the local tour operator to advise before the walk
    • It is recommended you dress for the Icelandic weather, wearing layers when necessary
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Your Friend In Reykjavik
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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