The sights and sounds of Reykjavik are best experienced on a walking tour of the city. Hallgrímskirkja is one of the main attractions on this tour. The stepped concrete facade is modeled to resemble the landscape of Iceland. It is named after a famous 17th Century author and clergyman named Hallgrímur Pétursson. Designed by Henning Larsen Architects, the Harpa Concert Hall managed to bag the Miss van der Rohe Award for Contemporary Architecture in 2013. The Old Harbour of Reykjavik was built almost a century ago. Today, it has grown into a bustling business and tourist hub.
Your tour will begin at the elegant Sun Voyager Sculpture that overlooks the bay. Mount Esja can be seen in the background. Your guide will then lead you to the famous Hallgrímskirkja Church that is known for its stepped concrete facade. Climb to the bell tower of the church and savor the incredible view of the multi-colored rooftops of Reykjavik’s buildings. You can see all the way up to Faxaflói bay and the surrounding islands, mountains, and volcanoes. This will be followed by an informative visit to the Sculpture Park of Einar Jónsson. Here, you will learn about Norse mythology. Stroll through the charming streets of Þingholt until you reach the City Pond. You are free to feed the geese and swans that inhabit this part of town. Admire the enormous topographical map of Iceland at City Hall. Your guide will give you a brief account of the geological and volcanic history of the country. On the way to the Old Harbour, you will pass through the parliament building and the first Viking homesteads. You can then visit the Harpa Concert Hall and witness its incredible architectural complexity. The tour will end with a small presentation at the Volcano House.
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This tour is available on all days of the week. The duration of the tour is 2½ hours. It starts at 2 PM every day.
Rules and Regulations
You are advised to wear warm, waterproof clothes at all times during your visit to Iceland. You will need to make arrangements for a stroller if you feel your kid will not be able to walk for the entire duration of the tour.
Tickets can be canceled up to 24 hours prior to the tour for a full refund.
You will receive an email confirmation along with your mobile voucher shortly. You can display your voucher on your mobile device along with some valid photo ID at the meeting point.
Please be present 10 minutes prior to the commencement of the tour at What´s On tourist Information located on Laugavegur 5 in central Reykjavik.
How to Get There
Get onto route 49 to Snorrabraut. Take the exit towards Route 40 from Route 49. Take Eiríksgata and Skólavörðustígur to Laugavegur. Your destination should ideally be on your right when you turn left at the first cross street from Bergstaðastræti.
The ticket is valid only for the scheduled date and time.