REYKJAVIK FOLKLORE WALKING TOUR

  • Duration - 90 minutes
  • Off the beaten path

MEET THE ELVES, TROLLS & GHOSTS OF ICELAND

Iceland is sometimes called the land of the Sagas and on this folklore walking tour, you get the chance to hear many interesting sagas involving the hidden people and creatures of Iceland

  • 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

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 and their mother the child eating troll called Grýla.

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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
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
A Reykjavik walking tour 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 it’s also possible to contact us regarding a private walk where we can dial the scariness down a notch 😉

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!
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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

  • Stroller and Wheelchair friendly

  •  Expert fun loving local guides

  • Some of the stories can be scary for little children

  • It’s a relatively easy 90 minute walk

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