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.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: What's On, Reykjavik, Capital RegionThe tour starts at What´s On tourist information located on Laugavegur 5 in central ReykjavikStop At: Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik, Capital RegionHallgrímskirkja 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 minutesStop At: Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), Reykjavik, Capital RegionEinar 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 minutesStop At: Reykjavík City HallOn 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 minutesStop At: Althingi Parliament HouseOur 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 minutesStop At: Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Reykjavik, Capital RegionOur tourthen threads the heart of the city, taking in the parliament, our modest but beautifulcathedral and the site of the first Viking homesteads in the city, before visiting theOld Harbour with views of the impressive Harpa Concert Hall and the popular Sun Voyager sculpture.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Solfar (Sun Voyager) Sculpture, Reykjavik, Capital RegionSun 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 minutesStop At: Domkirkjan, Reykjavik, Capital RegionReykjavík 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