reykjavik city walking tour
PRICE: 5.000 Isk per person
DURATION: 2.5 - 3 hours
PARTICIPANTS: Min. 2 - Max. 10 people
MEETING POINT: Arnarholl Hill
DEPARTURES: From 1st April to 30th Sept., daily at 10:00am, 02:00pm, 05.00pm
From 1st Oct. to 31st March, weather allowing, daily, flexible schedules
INCLUDED: Icelandic schnapps & dried fish, local sweets.
We start our city tour at Arnarholl hill, next to the statue of Ingolfur Arnarson, the Norseman considered to be the first settler of Reykjavik.
After a brief introduction to Iceland’s early history and few interesting facts on Arnarholl hill itself, we move to another historical spot, Lydveldingsgardurinn (The Republic Park), before heading to the old city centre.
We stop by the Parliament, visit the Pond, the city Hall and enjoy a peaceful walk through the narrow streets enclosed between the traditional, colourful dwellings of the olden days…a little oasis, almost hidden behind Reykjavik’s main roads with their prominent stone buildings and large timber-framed houses.
It’s definitely worth drawing our attention to some of the area’s most relevant architectures and their curiosities, before continuing the walk toward the famous Hallgrimskirkja church.
We’ll make our way up to the well-known city landmark walking by a picturesque neighbourhood where street arts, beautiful backyards, charming homes, modern and old-fashion, piece together a textbook example of local cityscape.
We’ll also visit the interesting sculpture park behind Einar Jonsson’s museum, located just next to Hallgrimskirkja church.
We continue down, bordering the lively Skolavordustigur, one of Reykjavik’s main shopping streets and
zing-zagging through curious back-alleys we get to our last stop: the “Sun voyager”, a remarkable artwork just by the sea.
Here, even though we are only few minutes away from the busy city centre, the stunning views over Reykjavik’s fjord and its islands, backdropped by Mt. Esja create an amazing scenery of beautiful
We return to Arnarholl hill following the coastal path in the direction of Harpa Concert Hall.