The I Heart Reykjavík Walking Tour


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!

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

“Fantastic tour”

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.
Belfast / United Kingdom
“Great tour!!”

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!
Kelly N
Newmarket / New Hampshire
“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!
New York City / New York

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!
Valley Stream / New York
“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!
Ann P
Washington DC / District of Columbia
“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.
Hertfordshire / England
“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!
Evergreen / Colorado

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. Xo!
Portland / Maine

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