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Iceland, often called 'the Land of Sagas', is known for its myths and stories. Join a professional storyteller and take a mystery walk through Reykjavik, dwelling deep in Iceland's mythology. You'll hear original folklore stories about Iceland elves, otherwise known as 'the hidden people.' 



  • Visit an elf home in downtown Reykjavik
  • Hear the ghost story called “The Deacon of Dark River”
  • Learn about Icelandic magic
  • The 13 Santas of Iceland
  • Tales of Norse Mythology
  • Learn Viking history


  • Stroller and Wheelchair friendly tour
  • Children aged 7-15 pay half price
  • Expert, fun-loving local guides
  • Some of the stories can be scary for little children
  • It’s a relatively easy 90-minute walk
  • Learn about Tolkien’s connection to Iceland

What to bring

  • Just dress according to the weather, but please wear layers
  • Camera

Tour Snapshot

Availability All Year
Duration 1.5 hours
Departs From Reykjavik
Level Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age No limit
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No




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During the long and dark Icelandic winters, storytelling was actually the main form of entertainment. That could explain why Icelanders are some of the biggest book lovers in the world, with surprisingly high literacy rates. That's why Icelanders are natural-born storytellers – hearing and telling stories are part of their heritage.

During the folklore walking tour in Reykjavik, you will learn more about Norse mythology, which influenced J.R.R. Tolkien while he wrote his world-famous Lord of the Rings and Hobbit series. During this walking tour, you can actually find out more peculiar similarities between these two distinct worlds.

This walking tour is suitable for all ages and the professional guide will tailor the whole experience based on the group's interests.


No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.

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Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.

Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.

After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.

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.

Book your airport transfer in Iceland.

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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