PRIVATE FOLKLORE TOUR IN REYKJAVIK

Your private folklore tour in Reykjavik.


Meet Iceland’s elves, trolls and ghosts on our private walking tour, learning the dark, supernatural secrets of Iceland.

Iceland is called the Land of the Sagas because of our incredible tradition and pasion for telling stories.   On this private Reykjavik city tour, you will delve into our fascinating folklore, getting the chance to hear many interesting sagas involving the so called hidden people and creatures of Iceland.

This is the private version of our Reykjavik Folklore Walking Tour.  It’s great if you prefer a smaller, intimate tour, or if you have children with you.  You’d like your guide to tone down the scarier stories on tour?  This is your private tour, and we tailor it to your needs and preferences.  If you prefer, we can ramp up all-things-scary, giving you the creepiest possible private tour of Reykjavik!

  • Visit an Elfstone in downtown Reykjavik
  • Hear the ghost story called the Deacon of Dark River

  • Learn about Icelandic magic

  • The 13 Santas of Iceland

  • Tolkien’s connection to Iceland

  • Norse Mythology

By doing a private Mythical Walk you control the starting time and how scary the stories are.

We will tell you all about the Elves and Trolls of Iceland, Ghosts like the Deacon of the Dark River, the unique monsters, the 13 Santa’s, their mother the child eating troll called Grýla and the monstrous Christmas Cat.

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A Reykjavik walking tour to haunt your dreams

Iceland’s winters are long and dark, so storytelling has been our primary source of entertainment for generations.  Storytelling is woven into our culture,  primary entertainment for people so there are reasons why Icelanders love books and have the highest literacy rate in the world.

1 in 10 Icelanders writes a book in his lifetime so we obviously love to tell stories and you sure won’t be disappointed by joining our walk and hearing a couple.

J.R.R. Tolkien was heavily influenced by Norse mythology and the Icelandic Sagas when he wrote The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit so we will explain some of the fun similarities between our worlds

Alison Garcia
Alison Garcia
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Great tour guide and lovely tour - Great tour of Reykjavik and we had an excellent tour guide! She was very knowledgeable and shared a lot of wonderful information with us. The tour even lasted longer than expected because she told us so many great stories and facts about Reykjavik, which we loved! She was also kind enough to answer our questions and give us recommendations after the tour on where to eat and shop.
Karimoberg
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Great Introduction to Reykjavik - We had a great experience on this tour with our guide. He was knowledgable, friendly and humorous. I would highly recommend taking this tour on your first day in Reykjavik, especially if you plan to drive the Ring Road. We learned a lot about the city but also an overall history of Iceland. The information shared gave us a great foundation for our entire travel through Iceland. This one is worth the time and money. Thank you!
William P
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Terrific experience - We were three couples on a tour extension and we loved the experience. Pace was right, interesting stops and insights into the city and it’s history. Definitely would recommend and the price was reasonable.
Rick G
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An engaging "viking" tour guide made this trip interesting and fun. - Our guide and he had a lot of fun energy and knew his history and culture well. He had excellent English and a great sense of humor. It was about a two-hour excursion and covered the major site. If you have a couple of hours and want an enjoyable introduction to this…
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What’s included & Need to know
  • You control the starting time

  • Stroller and Wheelchair friendly

  •  Expert fun loving local guides

  • Some of the stories can be scary for little children

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