Private Reykjavik Folklore Walking Tour

Location: Reykjavík
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 90.0 minutes
Trip difficulty:
Max Group Size:
Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/London
Highlights Experience the mythical side of Iceland
Visit two of the oldest graveyards in Reykjavik
Learn Icelandic Magic
See hidden parts of Reykjavik
Stories and myths
 Meet Iceland’s elves, trolls, and ghosts on our private walking tour, learning the dark, supernatural secrets of Iceland.

Iceland is called the Land of the Sagas because of our incredible tradition and passion for telling stories.   On this private Reykjavik city tour, you will delve into our fascinating folklore, getting the chance to hear many interesting sagas involving the so-called hidden people and creatures of Iceland. 


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

The Elves & Trolls of Iceland

We will tell you all about the Elves and Trolls of Iceland, 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.

Storytelling is a skill

In the long winter nights in Iceland 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.

Commentary English: Guide
Danish: Guide
French: Guide
German: Guide
Icelandic: Guide
Norwegian: Guide
Spanish: Guide
Swedish: Guide
Included Guided Walking Tour of Reykjavik with an Icelandic storyteller
Excluded Transport, we meet up in the old Reykjavik city center
Hotel Pickup / Dropoff unless the hotel is very central in 101 Reykjavik
Know before you book Some of the stories can be scary for little children
Know before you go Please be on time
Operates Rain or shine, we walk in any weather.
Wear layers
Health Items Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Guides required to regularly wash hands, Regular temperature checks for staff, Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off No booking cut-off applies
Valid Only on date on reservation


Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 64.1479704, -21.9420545
Address: 8 Aðalstræti, Reykjavík, 101
Start Location Notes 8 Aðalstræti, Reykjavík, 101
Type: Redemption location
Lat & Long: 64.1483469, -21.9415645
Address: 4 Aðalstræti, Reykjavík, 101
Start Location Notes 8 Aðalstræti, Reykjavík, 101


Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund. Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund


Other Information

Terms and Conditions

If you cancel your booking with more than 24 hours in advance you will receive a 100% refund of the tour price.
Cancellations less than 24 hours in advance are non-refundable.

By accepting these terms you agree to participate in the activities offered on tour at your own risk and that you take responsibility for your own safety.
Your Friend in Reykjavik does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers, which can be traced to their own actions or are caused by factors outside of human control (Force majeure).

Voucher Info

Thank you for booking with us

We sincerely hope you will enjoy your walk with Your Friend in Reykjavik and please don't be afraid to ask any questions during the tour.

Please dress according to the weather, because it can change very quickly in Iceland. We have a saying here that: If you don't like the weather, wait five minutes.

Please be at Ingolfur Square at least 5 minutes before the start time of the tour. It's very hard to guide people to where the guide is located if you are late and the tour has started.

We recommend our Facebook group for tips on food, drinks, and things to do while in Reykjavik & Iceland - You can ask us anything

Valur and Hilda
Your Friends In Reykjavik

Confirmation necessary? No
Redemption Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption