Reykjavik Folklore Walking Tour
Visit the Elves and trolls of Iceland on this entertaining walk through the oldest part of Reykjavik. If you want to experience an exciting and different side of Iceland join in and visit an elf stone in the Reykjavik city center and walk through two of the oldest cemeteries in Reykjavik for a truly haunted walk.
- Enjoy a tour around the magical city of Reykjavik
- Learn about the interesting sagas of the city
- A perfect experience for kids - spark their imaginations
- Local guide
Please note: The tour starts from Ingolfstorg Square. This tour is wheelchair accessible. Please note some of the stories may be a little scary for little children, if you have young kids with you please contact the local tour operator to advise before the walk. It is recommended you dress for the Icelandic weather, wearing layers when necessary. Children 0-6 y.o. are free.
Your guide will tell you about famous Ghosts like the Deacon of Dark River, the unique Icelandic monsters, the 13 Santas of the Icelandic Yule lads/ Jólasveinar and their mother the child-eating troll called Grýla. You will also get an introduction to Icelandic magic (how to wake the undead).
During the long winter nights in Iceland, storytelling has been the primary entertainment and around 1 in 10 Icelanders write a book in their life, so it's obvious... they love to tell stories and you sure won't be disappointed by joining the walk and hearing a couple.