The I Heart Reykjavík Walking Tour
OUR TOURS – MADE FOR YOU BY US WITH LOVE
Reykjavík is a city that is best enjoyed by foot and we are here to make sure you don’t miss any of the important stuff. Led by enthusiastic locals that love their city almost as much as they love showing you around it.
The I Heart Reykjavík Walking Tour is the only daily walking tour in Reykjavík that guarantees small group sizes to ensure a a more personal experience for all. The tour is like a crash course in everything Reykjavík with a new friend that can’t wait to show you their quirky little city. The aim is for you to leave the tour hearting Reykjavík too and with your head full of ideas about what to do next!
Exclusive online price: 5500 ISK
Normal price: 6000 ISK
Discount available for children
Around 2 hours
Length can vary depending on weather
Max: 12 – Min: 4
We welcome solo travelers and almost always reach our minimum so go ahead and book!
Unique local insights
Reykjavík is easy to navigate by foot and you can of course get a map at the tourist information and head out and explore on your own. What you’ll gain from joining the I Heart Reykjavík Walking Tour is a unique insight into the city’s history and local life with a native Icelander that lives and breaths this city every day.
With the “versatile” Icelandic weather it can also be tempting to go on a bus tour around Reykjavík but we feel you miss all the best bits on a bus. Reykjavík’s charm is not about big landmarks or must see tourists spots – it’s about the friendly people, atmospheric bars and cafes and that “je ne sais quoi” you will best experience exploring the city by foot.
Small group sizes – lots of opportunities for your questions
Because the groups are small (max 12 people) there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions about anything that pops into mind during the tour. The guide’s local knowledge and our genuine wish that you get the most our of your visit to Reykjavík will ensure we’ll provide you with all the answers you need. Please remember though that we can’t answer your questions if you don’t ask them. So don’t be shy and take advantage of your time with a local.
The best places to eat, drink and be merry
Apart from visiting some of Reykjavík’s most interesting areas and landmarks your guide will point out great restaurants, charming cafes and happy hour worthy bars along the way. We don’t necessarily recommend the fanciest places in town (we can tell you where they are if you want to know) but just places we enjoy or that have been recommended to us by friends, family and your fellow travelers.
Bookable extra: Síminn SIM card
Because we know how much you like to stay connected (how else are you going to post all those photos to Instagram?) you can add a Síminn SIM card to your booking. The Síminn Deluxe Starter pack comes with 100 minutes, 100 texts and 1 GB of data and you can easily top up online if you run out. You can also buy (some say ridiculously cheap) extra data packages online once you have the card. Easy peasy.
Please note that in order to use the Icelandic SIM card your phone has to be unlocked. If you are not sure, please contact your service provider at home to ask.
Booking this tour on your day of arrival
We have people on the tour every day that are coming straight from the airport after a flight from the US and Canada and under all normal circumstances you have plenty of time to make the tour at 10. It happens very rarely that people are delayed to an extent that they miss the tour, but it does happen, and if you miss the tour because of delayed flight and such we cannot offer you a refund. We will however do our very best to be flexible and re-book you on the next available date.
Private tours and groups
If you have any special requests or you just want to have the guide to yourself we can offer you and your party a private tour. Unless otherwise specified the private tours are a smaller more intimate versions of our group tours and we can be more flexible based on our guests interests and special needs.
For more information about our private tours, please be in touch via e-mail.
Comments from previous guests
“Wonderful Start to a Wonderful Trip”
It is hard to add to a review with a nearly 100% excellent rating other than to say that the previous reviewers got it right. This tour was affordable and informative, it really set the tone for our trip and is a wonderful use of your time for the first few hours of your stay in Iceland. I highly recommend taking this tour in your first days as it will open your eyes to things you want to investigate further and places you never thought about. They mean it when they say small group size and I think it is what sets them apart!
“Feel at home”
Auður's tour is something special. She knows the usual tourist info, but what she adds is the love of her home which she passes on. It was like being taken round by a very knowledgeable friend. She left you feeling like you really knew the place, rather than just knowing the tourist bits. Our only regret was that the tour wasn't the minute we arrived in Reykjavik as she had so many useful tips. She is a fantastic ambassador for her country. Highly recommended.
I would recommend this tour - particularly early on in your stay if you're looking to get your bearings around Reykjavik. Ásta was a wonderful tour guide and very happy to make honest recommendations and she provided a really interesting history of the city. There were only 5 people on the tour I took, which was lovely and it meant we had time to linger and ask questions about what we should do next. Wrap up warm though, because at (at least) 2 hours spent outside, you'll be cold otherwise. It's perhaps not as cheap as the 'free walking tour' some companies provide but I absolutely got my money's worth here.
My husband and I did this tour a few days ago and it was great. We flew in that morning and did the 10 am tour with Audur and she was wonderful. I followed the suggestion of another reviewer and did the tour on our first morning there, even though we were super tired. Audur is friendly, funny and gives you a great walking tour with suggestions for bars, restaurants and things to do. Additionally, she has a fantastic blog for tips around Iceland. We booked a Budget rental car and did the horse tour through her website and they worked out great. This tour is worth it and was a great intro to Reykjavik. Thank you Audur!
The Neon Warriors are happy to report that the I Heart Reykjavik tour was absolutely delightful. Could not recommend it more. Auður is very knowledgeable and happy to make little stops along the way for a picture, coffee or quick bite to eat.
Also, we loved meeting other folks visiting Iceland who joined us on the tour. We met up with them later in the week which we couldn't have done without I Heart Reykjavik.
“Perfect first day activity!”
The walking tour was absolutely wonderful. Excellent pace for the sleep-deprived traveler and so informative. History and tourist tips all wrapped up into one very fun tour. I really loved that she pointed out unique features throughout the city that we never would have noticed otherwise. We only had a few days in this gorgeous city and I'm certain that taking this walking tour just a few hours after landing helped us have a fantastic time. Can't wait to travel back so we can take all of the other tours they offer!
“Great tour and even better resource!”
I was recommended to this company by friends who love going to Iceland. Audur was an amazing guide, and kept us laughing the entire time. She is also an amazing resource for everything Reykjavik and much of the rest of Iceland. I definitely recommend signing up for the Icelandic lessons given by Ásta. She was incredible and we ended up staying at her house until 1:30am because the conversation was incredible. Do it toward the beginning of your stay in Iceland and you won't regret it. We also did the glacier walk your with their partner company, and had the BEST time!
The iheartwalkingtour with Auður was amazing! I highly recommend going on the tour upon arriving at Reykjavik because she points out all the great places to eat, drink, shop, and sightsee. She is also incredibly knowledgeable of the city and she adds personal anecdotes to the tour that make it a truly authentic Icelandic experience. She even spends some time at the end to teach some Icelandic catch phrases. She is very funny and you will absolutely have a wonderful time! Highly recommend!
Not what you are looking for? Here are some more great options
Food and culture
Snæfellsnes is one of the most beautiful and overlooked areas in Iceland and it has everything you’d wish for: Glaciers, volcanoes and waterfalls....More Info // Book Now
If you want to experience the northern lights in new surroundings this is a great tour for that. You also don’t have to travel far to see the lights....More Info // Book Now
Amazing views while whooshing around Mýrdalsjökull glacier on a snowmobile. Great addition to a self-drive tour around the south coast. ...More Info // Book Now
Brilliant tour, brilliant guides and amazing view. Where else are you going to snorkel between two tectonic plates? Nowhere, that’s where....More Info // Book Now
A convenient and affordable way to get to know the Icelandic horse, which is known around the world for its five gaits and mild temperament....More Info // Book Now
A great way to experience the amazing ice caves of Vatnajökull glacier with great photo opportunities to make all your friends at home jealous!...More Info // Book Now
A great addition to your self-drive holiday around south east Iceland where you get to explore a magnificent glacier without it taking up a whole day...More Info // Book Now
A beautiful riding tour on a black sand beach in south Iceland. For medium and experienced riders. ...More Info // Book Now
An affordable food tour of the golden circle on smaller buses (25 passengers max) ...More Info // Book Now
Visit the Golden Circle in Super Truck and add an unforgettable Snowmobile tour on Langjökull glacier to an already amazing day...More Info // Book Now
This tour boast a whopping 90% sightings success rate in summer and up to 70% in winter. Express tours also available....More Info // Book Now
If you want to combine seeing some of Iceland’s less explored highlights and a super jeep this is the tour is definitely the tour for you...More Info // Book Now
Take a break from long bus tours with a fun 2 hour ATV tour on the outskirts of Reykjavík. Amazing views and heaps of fun. ...More Info // Book Now
If you are not doing a self-drive tour around the south coast this is the easiest and most affordable way to do a glacier walk from Reykjavík...More Info // Book Now
This tour is a must for all divers that visit Iceland. The bluest water and a completely unique diving experience at a UNESCO World Heritage site....More Info // Book Now
As you head out of town, in a cool jeep convoy, you feel like you're part of a mission. You mission is the Aurora and these jeeps mean business...More Info // Book Now
A horse riding tour in a small group to the beautiful Reykjadalur valley. Soaking in hot river included....More Info // Book Now
A quick and easy way to see the peculiar puffins that live on the islands just off the coast of Reykjavík. Great tour for families and bird lovers....More Info // Book Now
A simple and easy riding tour for the whole family in a small group. With pickup from Reykjavík...More Info // Book Now
A great way to combine two essential items on anyone's Iceland itinerary: Glacier walk and and the northern lights. Simply a great tour!...More Info // Book Now
A perfect indoor activity for a rainy day in Reykjavík! Super fun and you get to eat what you cook. And wine. ...More Info // Book Now
This tours combines the Golden Circle on a small bus with a visit to the Secret Lagoon. Personal and budget friendly....More Info // Book Now
If you just want something simple, without any extra frills, that is also affordable – this tour is definitely a worthy contender....More Info // Book Now
Enjoy snorkeling in Silfra with professional guides and then an exclusive small group tour of the Golden Circle...More Info // Book Now
A great mix of sightseeing and exciting glacier activities. Great for solo travelers! ...More Info // Book Now
The best way to explore the south coast in winter without renting a car. Oh, and ice caves! ...More Info // Book Now
One of the best ATV tours we've done in Iceland. Beautiful views, friendly guides and that elusive plane wreck in Sólheimasandur....More Info // Book Now
The south coast is spectacular and this is an easy, affordable and safe way to experience it. Black sand beaches, waterfalls and glaciers !...More Info // Book Now
An easy and affordable way to visit the Golden Circle and Fontana Spa. Big bus tour. ...More Info // Book Now