Reykjavik Folklore Walking Tour

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    All our guides are expert locals so they really know the heart of Reykjavik. Being raised in Iceland makes a difference as we know firsthand our customs and cuisine. 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 you will love Iceland like us.

    • 90 Minutes
    • Off the beaten path
    • Reykjavik, Iceland

    A Legendary History Tour of Reykjavik

    Meet the elves, trolls & ghosts of Reykjavik and delve into Iceland’s mysterious mythology with one of our master storytellers.

    Iceland is sometimes called the land of the Sagas. On this folklore-centric Reykjavik day tour, you get the chance to hear many exciting sagas involving the so called hidden people and creatures of Iceland.

    Some tales will amaze you, and others will chill your soul… This walking tour is a deep cultural dive into our unique country, and it’s great when paired with our Reykjavik Food Tour or our Reykjavik Walking Tour.


    • Visit an elf home in downtown Reykjavik
    • Hear the ghost story called “the Deacon of Dark River”
    • Learn about Icelandic magic
    • The 13 Santas of Iceland
    • Talse of Norse Mythology

    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.  This is a Reykjavik walking tour off the beaten path. With a considerable sprinkling of monsters and magic! Our Expert local guides know how to entertain as well as educate.


    In Iceland’s long winter nights, 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 love to tell stories. You sure won’t be disappointed by joining our walk and hearing a couple.  All excellent tours are storytelling in motion and this Reykjavik Walking Tour is the perfect authentic look into Iceland’s myths and legends. 

    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.  We will explain some of the fun similarities between our worlds.

    This haunted Reykjavik walking tour is perfect for those who want a little adventure in their life.  The stories come alive on our walk, making it ideal 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.

    Prices Includes

    • Stroller and Wheelchair friendly
    • Children 6 and younger are complimentary
    • Children 7 to 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
    • Learn about Tolkien’s connection to Iceland

    Departure Times

    • 13.00
    • 17.30