Icelandic Mythical Walk

All year Daily About 1,5 hours Ingólfstorg (Public square in the city center) Very easy

Iceland is often referred to as The Land of Sagas, after all we have a long and rich cultural history, on this walking tour you’ll get to take in many interesting traditonal sagas (folk-tales) about the hidden people and many mythical creatures of Iceland.

Listen to the tales of the Icelandic Elves, Trolls, Viking magic, and Ghosts as well as the chronicles of our 13 Santa Clauses’ and their mother, Grýla, a troll who eats children.

To make the long, cold, winter nights in Iceland slightly more bearable, storytelling became the primary entertainment for the local people, and why we continue to tell our folk-tales even now.

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’ll explain some of the fun similarities between our magical worlds.

This 90 minute walking tour is perfect for those who want a little adventure in their life and want to see stories come alive.

For families, please keep in mind that some of the stories can be scary to little children so it’s also possible to book a private walk where we can dial the scariness down a notch.

Tour highlights

  • Visit two of the oldest graveyards in Reykjavík
  • See an Elfstone
  • Here about the Icelandic Santa Clauses’

Included

  • Guided 1,5 hour walking tour

Good to know

  • Please remember to wear water- and windproof clothing (including sturdy shoes) that will keep you warm and dry.
  • Bring some water to stay hydrated.
  • Please be at our meeting point at Ingolfur Square 5 minutes before the starting time of the tour.

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