REYKJAVIK FOLKLORE WALKING TOUR
A Legendary History Tour of Reykjavik
Meet the elves, trolls & ghosts of Reykjavik and delve into the mysterious mythology of Iceland with one of our master storytellers.
Iceland is sometimes called the land of the Sagas and on this folklore-centric Reykjavik day tour, you get the chance to hear many interesting sagas involving the hidden people and creatures of Iceland.
Reykjavik Folklore Tour Description
We will tell you all about the Elves and Trolls of Iceland, and about ghosts like the Deacon of the Dark River, the 13 Santa’s and their mother the child eating troll called Grýla.
Storytelling is a skill
In the long winter nights in Iceland storytelling has been the 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. All good tours are storytelling in motion and this Reykjavik Walking Tour is the perfect authentinc look into Iceland’s myths and legends. For even more stories, check out our Iceland Travel blog.
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.
This is a history tour of Reykjavik to haunt your dreams
This tour is perfect for those who want a little adventure in their life because the story’s come alive on our walk. For families, please keep in mind that some of the stories can be scary to little children so you may like to consider our Private Folklore Walking Tour instead. Here the tour guide will be able to tailor the experience to your group’s needs and interest, toning down the scary bits for kids.
What’s included & Need to know
Stroller and Wheelchair friendly
Children 6 and younger are complimentary
Children 7-15 pay half price
Expert fun loving local guides
Some of the stories can be scary for little children
It’s a relatively easy 90 minute walk