Reykjavik Folklore Walking Tour

By Your Friend in Reykjavík

  • Join on an interactive and compelling story telling walk.
  • Learn about Icelandic myths and history.
  • Hear stories about the diversity of Icelandic creatures such as Elves, Trolls, Ghost and more.

On this walk, you hear about the Elves, Trolls, Ghosts, Monsters, 13 Santa's and finally the only known serial killer of Iceland in a land where it's easy to get lost in the lava fields...

What to expect?

Iceland is sometimes called the land of the Sagas, and on this walk, you get the chance to hear many exciting sagas involving the hidden people and creatures of Iceland.

We will tell you all about the Icelandic Elves, Trolls, Ghosts like the Deacon of the dark river, the unique mostly aquatic monsters, the 13 Santa´s (it´s not enough to have just one Santa Claus in Iceland after all their mother the child-eating troll called Grýla and finally the only known serial killer of Iceland in a land where it´s easy to get lost in the lava fields...You will also get an introduction into Icelandic magic and the runes of old.

In the long winter nights in Iceland, storytelling has been the primary entertainment for people. Hence, 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 life. Hence, we like to tell stories, and you sure won´t be disappointed by joining our walk and hearing a couple.

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 that we will explain some of the fun similarities between our worlds. It´s perfect for those who want a little adventure in their life because the story´s come alive on our walk. For families, please keep in mind that some of the stories can be scary to little children, so it's also possible to contact us regarding a private walk where we can dial the scariness down a notch.
Cancellation policy

Cancellation booking with more than 7 days advance you will receive 90% refund of the tour price
Cancellation booking with 3-7 days advance you will receive 70% refund of the tour price
Cancellation booking with less than 48 hours in advance are non-refundable

Meeting point

Ingólfstorg, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland

From € 33
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  • Meals No
  • Suitable for kids? Yes
  • Level of difficulty Low
  • Duration 2h