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About Tour

Christmas time is when all the streets in Reykjavik turn festive. Explore them with this Reykjavik Christmas Walk tour!

Highlights

  • Reykjavík Sightseeing
  • Christmas Stories and Folklore
  • Christmas Market
  • Hallgrímskirkja Cathedral

On this Christmas-themed walking tour, you'll learn more about Icelandic Christmas traditions that are unique to Icelanders alone. 

You will learn about the 13 Icelandic Santa Clauses and other folklore characters, such as Christmas Cat and children-eating mother troll Grýla. It is probably something you haven't heard before. Our friendly tour guides will make these stories engaging and appropriate for all age groups. 

During this tour, we'll also explore Icelandic Christmas foods and drinks. You'll even get to sample some local delicacies along the way! 

While taking a Christmas walking tour, you'll see the city's places often overlooked by tourists. You'll experience Reykjavik through a local's eyes during the most magical time of the year!

Availability 12/31/2019 12:00:00 AM
Duration 2 hours
Departs From Reykjavik
Level Very Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age No limit
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No

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Adult(16+)
  • Small Group Experience
  • Expert Guides
  • No Booking Fees
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What's included

Included

  • Guided Experience
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking Tour

What to bring

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Headwear & Gloves
  • Camera

Not Included

  • Meals

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Itinerary

Explore Reykjavík in Christmas

Our tour will begin at the meeting point in Fógetagarðurinn, and when we'll continue walking through downtown Reykjavik. 

In the beginning, we'll admire the holiday decorations at the Christmas market at Ingólfur Square and the ice skating rank. 

Afterward, we'll continue towards the famous Oslo Christmas Tree Austurvollur. On our way, we'll keep an eye out for Icelandic Santa Clauses – Yule Lads – hiding in the city center. 

We'll stop by the bookstore to look at unique Icelandic Christmas books and talk more about Icelanders' love for books. You'll discover why Christmas Eve is a special day for all bookworms.

We'll continue onwards to the famous Reykjavik shopping street, Laugavegur. Here we will visit Litla Jólabúðin, 'The Little Christmas Shop', where Christmas is on all year round. 

Finally, we'll walk the beautiful Skólavörðustígur and towards the iconic Hallgrímskirkja church, where we'll end our Christmas walk. 

As a bonus to our Reykjavik Christmas Walk tour, you'll get exclusive discounts at some Christmas shops! It's an amazing opportunity to get unique souvenirs for you or your loved ones!

FAQ

Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Elding has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summertime).

Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our super jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.

There is a saying in Iceland if you don’t like the weather just wait 5 minutes. This might sound like a joke but it is strangely true! Thanks to the beloved Gulf Stream, our country enjoys a cool, temperate maritime climate, this means refreshing summers and fairly mild winters. So basically, Iceland maintains a surprisingly moderate temperature all year around. For further information about the weather in Iceland and how to dress for it.

The drive from KEF airport to Reykjavik takes around 45 minutes. If your flight is delayed, please call our customer service team to go over what options you may have.

These are the two most common ways to get from the airport to Reykjavik city:

Airport Shuttle

The cheapest and most convenient way of getting to and from Keflavik International Airport. The shuttle drops you off at the BSI Bus Terminal downtown or takes you all the way to your hotel or the closest drop off location. If you’re arriving on the same day as your tour departures we highly recommend to pick BSI Bus terminal as your pick up location.

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Iceland is a very high-tech country and we actually have one of the highest rates of Internet usage in the world. Many restaurants and cafés, especially in Reykjavik, have free Wi-Fi access, so if you have a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone you can get Internet access almost anywhere. All of our vehicles also have free Wi-Fi.

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