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Reykjavik Folklore Walking Tour: Meet the Elves, Trolls & Ghosts of Iceland

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Reykjavík, Iceland

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Iceland has a strong mythical tradition, with all sorts of elves, trolls, and other popular folkloric characters, not to mention 13 iterations of Santa. On this guided tour of Reykjavik, go into the oldest part of town to learn all about these creatures and their stories, with stops at the oldest graveyard in the city, an elf stone, and to the Reykjavik Pond, where aquatic monsters are believed to dwell.
  • Walk through the oldest part of Reykyavik
  • Learn about local myths through a professional guide
  • Visit the oldest operational cemetery in the city
  • Stop by the local pond, where you may spot a water monster
Professional guide
Live entertainment
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Ingólfur Square, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Return Details

Jón Sigurðsson forseti, Austurvöllur, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please be at Ingolfur Square 5 minutes before the starting time
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Reykjavik Folklore Walking Tour: Meet the Elves, Trolls & Ghosts of Iceland?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Reykjavik Folklore Walking Tour: Meet the Elves, Trolls & Ghosts of Iceland.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Reykjavik Folklore Walking Tour: Meet the Elves, Trolls & Ghosts of Iceland?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Reykjavik Folklore Walking Tour: Meet the Elves, Trolls & Ghosts of Iceland.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Reykjavik Folklore Walking Tour: Meet the Elves, Trolls & Ghosts of Iceland?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Reykjavik Folklore Walking Tour: Meet the Elves, Trolls & Ghosts of Iceland.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Reykjavik Folklore Walking Tour: Meet the Elves, Trolls & Ghosts of Iceland?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Reykjavik Folklore Walking Tour: Meet the Elves, Trolls & Ghosts of Iceland.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Reykjavik Folklore Walking Tour: Meet the Elves, Trolls & Ghosts of Iceland?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 999 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Reykjavik Folklore Walking Tour: Meet the Elves, Trolls & Ghosts of Iceland.

Traveler Tips


  • "Try it yourself if you like stories of elfes, trolls, Odin, Thor, 😊" See review
  • "If you are arriving to Reykjavik in the morning, I suggest this tour." See review

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Great way to start our vacation
Rhonda_B
, Feb 2020
We did the 1:00pm tour on our first day and really enjoyed it...even the kids age 13 and 8. Our tour guide was great and told us about the history, folklore, and even a lesson on the Icelandic language. Plus the tour helped us get familiar with our surroundings. If you are arriving to Reykjavik in the morning, I suggest this tour. Especially if your hotel check in is after 2pm.
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Elves, trolls, and curses... oh my!
Kelsey_C
, Feb 2020
This tour was a lot of fun! You see interesting places in the city and our guide Snædís was super fun and so sweet to recommend places to eat/see. Overall, I’d recommend this tour to anyone (hell I’ve already mentioned it to some people we’ve met through other excursions).
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Walking tour
jmaxon41
, Jan 2020
This tour was very fun and we learned a lot about Iceland's stories. Great way to walk around Reykjavik on our first day.
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Great Tour
Ivy_DUS
, Dec 2019
Our Tour guide Bardi was great (informative and funny). It is a City Tour of a „different kind“. Try it yourself if you like stories of elfes, trolls, Odin, Thor... 😊
star-5
Great Tour
FellowTraveler531504
, Nov 2019
Even on a chilly November afternoon, we enjoyed our tour and loved Baldi's anecdotes. The tour gave us a different view of typical tourist places, and gave us a chance to venture out to areas we wouldn't have visited otherwise.
star-5
Snædís Rocks!
Jessica A
, Nov 2019
Really enjoyed the mythical tour. Snædís was an awesome guide, and made it really fun. Iceland has some wacky lore, so it was cool to hear about it from a local. Highly recommended!
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This tour was super cute
Amanda M
, Oct 2019
Great tour to get fun history of Iceland. Lots of great stories and background information. Snaedis was a great guide!!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you for the kind words, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review Regards Valur
star-5
Fun tour
mikemiller777
, Oct 2019
Our tour guide was great we learned a lot about the mythical people of Iceland. Our 10 year old son loved it.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank for taking the time to leave us a review Glad your 10 year old loved it ;) Regards Valur Your Friend In Reykjavik
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Fun
Angelgrl0716
, Sep 2019
This tour was great! Our guide was very funny and told us several stories along the way. Not only did we learn about the myths and legends of Iceland, we also learned a little history as well. Definitely a good tour!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thank you so much for the kind words ;) Regards Valur Your Friend In Reykjavik
star-5
Necropants!!
Pioneer16836517568
, Jun 2019
Really fun tour with an interesting and funny guide. And he can sing. We had a great time learning about the different folktales of Iceland. We were all kept fully engaged and entertained the entire time. Want to know about necropants? You'll have to take the tour and find out. Highly Recommend!

Product code: 42496P4

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