Your day will consist of visiting some of Reykjavik's most beautiful sights to see and some historic places in the city. On top of this, you will be able to learn about the history, culture and food of Iceland and visit a hidden traditional Icelandic restaurant.
Icelandic food tasting and city walk in the heart of Reykjavik with a local and professional guide. Take a walk with a local professional guide in the heart of Reykjavík, and try some of our traditional food and drinks.
Your tour will start with visit to Hallgrímskirkja Church which is a Lutheran church, named after the Icelandic poet and clergyman Hallgrímur Pétursson. It is 74.5 metres (244 ft) and is the city’s best known landmarks. The design is inspired by Iceland´s nature, geysers, mountains and basalt columns.
Then you will move onto the food tasting where you will visit a very prestigious old family run restaurant where you will taste traditional food, e.g. salmon, herring, haddock and the famous free range lamb, that we are so proud of. We will stop at the oldest café in town, where you will have a taste of some Icelandic pastries and a cup of hot drink. We will visit a fantastic ice cream shop. On the way we will pass the famous hot dog stand, that has been serving the best hot dog in town for over 60 years. They call it “Bæjarins Bestu”, which means “The best in town”. The tour will end in the old harbour.
In the old harbour you will see the Government’s House and the National Parliament Alþingi is the oldest surviving parliament in the world. Alþingi was founded in 920 at Thingvellir but the present parliament building Alþingishús was built in 1881. With the tour ending with a visit to Reykjavik City Hall.
Several food stops to try traditional local dishes
Reykjavik City Hall
Your Local Host:
I am a geologist with a doctorate in micropaleontology, with a special emphasis on past climatic and oceanic changes. Meeting people from all over the world and sharing the beautiful nature that exists in abundance in Iceland is my passion.