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Reykjavik Folklore Walking Tour

Rated 4.84 out of 5 from 25 reviews.Reykjavík, Iceland

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Experience hosted by Valur Heidar

90 mins
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Icelandic Mythical Walk

MEET THE ELVES, TROLLS & GHOSTS OF ICELAND
Iceland is sometimes called the land of the Sagas and on this mythical walk, you get the chance to hear many interesting sagas involving the hidden people and creatures of Iceland

We will tell you all about the Elves and Trolls of Iceland, Ghosts like the Deacon of the dark river, the unique mostly aquatic monsters and the 13 Santa’s (it’s not enough to have just one Santa Claus in Iceland after all ;)).

We start off in the heart of Old Town Reykjavik talking about Icelandic Vikings and Magic. We walk a few steps to the oldest graveyard in Reykjavik where we learn how to raise a zombie/ghost. From there we walk up to an Elfstone and visit the Elves of Iceland. Next, it's a short walk to the Catholic Cathedral and once there it's stories of the Trolls of Iceland and their mischief. On we walk to the second oldest, spooky and beautiful graveyard Hólavallakirkjugarður where the ghosts of Iceland come and join the tour. We finish walking alongside Reykjavik Pond and end up in front of the Parliament building of Iceland. It's a very short walk from where we end, to where we started our adventure into the myth of Iceland.
Icelandic Mythical Walk

MEET THE ELVES, TROLLS & GHOSTS OF ICELAND
Iceland is sometimes called the land of the Sagas and on this mythical walk, you get the chance to hear many interesting sagas involving the hidden people and creatures of Iceland

We will tell you all about the Elves and Trolls of Iceland, Ghosts like the Deacon of the dark river, the unique mostly aquatic monsters and the 13 Santa’s (it’s not enough to…

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Meet your host, Valur Heidar

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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Hi, my name is Valur and together with my expert local guides, we do the walking tours of Your Friend in Reykjavik. We know how to entertain as well as educate like hundreds of 5-star reviews can confirm. We've got a passion for our country, it's history, food, beer, and mythology and we try to make sure some of the love we have for Iceland rubs off onto our friends from around the world.
You are also in safe hands with us as we are official tour guides and members of the Icelandic Tourist Guide Association which is granted only to those who have passed a comprehensive one-year training program, approved by the Icelandic Ministry of Education. Above all: Our Reykjavik Walking tours are fun but always educational. Daily Food, Beer, City and Mythical Walking tours available.
Hi, my name is Valur and together with my expert local guides, we do the walking tours of Your Friend in Reykjavik. We know how to entertain as well as educate like hundreds of 5-star reviews can confirm. We've got a passion for our country, it's history, food, beer, and mythology and we try to make sure some of the love we have for Iceland rubs off onto our friends from around the world.
You are also in safe hands with us as we are official tour guides and members of the Icelandic Touris…
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Where you'll be

We visit places on this walking tour which normal tourists don't get to see in Reykjavik. Old town Reykjavik, Two of the oldest Graveyards of Reykjavik, an Elfstone, The Catholic Cathedral, Reykjavik Pond and the Icelandic Parliament building.

Rated 4.84 out of 5 from 25 reviews.

Tyler
March 2020
Fun, engaging, and educational! An Icelandic mix of mythology, history, and folklore, the stories were great and added flavor to an otherwise ordinary walking tour. Our host/guide was full of energy and enthusiasm, and the small group size made for a wonderful experience!
Fun, engaging, and educational! An Icelandic mix of mythology, history, and folklore, the stories were great and added flavor to an otherwise ordinary walking tour. Our host/gui…
Becky
February 2020
We had a wonderful Folklore tour with Valur Heidar. Really loved hearing all the myths and legends about Iceland and enjoyed the tour around the cemetery, especially the really friendly cat that decided to join us on our tour there! :D Really friendly and fun guide. Would recommend it!
We had a wonderful Folklore tour with Valur Heidar. Really loved hearing all the myths and legends about Iceland and enjoyed the tour around the cemetery, especially the really fri…
Alena
February 2020
This was a fantastic tour. Our guide, Snædís (i think that's how her name was spelled?) was a masterful storyteller. She was very good at English and her pacing was great. She also was able to answer specific questions we had about the culture and community. Well worth it! Snædís emailed us afterwards with a list of restaurants and other places to check out. Also, the company was super flexible about re-arranging our tour when the original one had to be cancelled because our flight got in late!
This was a fantastic tour. Our guide, Snædís (i think that's how her name was spelled?) was a masterful storyteller. She was very good at English and her pacing was great. She a…
Theresa
February 2020
Loved this tour with Snaedis (Snow Fairy)! I got to walk through Reykjavik and hear mythological Icelandic stories, and meet new people! Our guide was wonderful and warm, and went above and beyond by providing us with recommendations for our stay in the city. Loved this!
Loved this tour with Snaedis (Snow Fairy)! I got to walk through Reykjavik and hear mythological Icelandic stories, and meet new people! Our guide was wonderful and warm, and went…
Angella
January 2020
We had so much fun walking around the city and learning about the different myths and folklore that plays such a big part in Icelandic culture. Our host was super personable and we really enjoyed the time that we got to spend listening to his stories.
We had so much fun walking around the city and learning about the different myths and folklore that plays such a big part in Icelandic culture. Our host was super personable and we…
Matt And Amy
January 2020
Our guide Stefan conveyed his deep knowledge of Icelandic mythology and folklore with humor, vivid details, and sound effects! He was very friendly, remembered everybody's names, and made sure every member in our group could see and hear during our tour. This was a really wonderful introduction to Iceland and Reykjavik!
Our guide Stefan conveyed his deep knowledge of Icelandic mythology and folklore with humor, vivid details, and sound effects! He was very friendly, remembered everybody's names, a…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

Just make sure to use layers of clothes as it can get a little chilly in Iceland and we walk in any weather.

What to bring

We reccommend to wear layers of clothing as we spend all of the 90 minutes of the Mythical Walk outside