Walking Tour and Whale Watching
COMBO TOURS – CHERRY-PICKED FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE
Explore Reykjavík with a local before you head out to sea to meet some of Iceland’s biggest and beautiful inhabitants
Spend some time getting to know Reykjavík with an enthusiastic local that will share with you some secrets spots and information that your guidebook won’t tell you about. After getting to know the people and neighborhoods of Reykjavík you carry on after lunch to learn more about the beautiful whales that live all around Reykjavík. If you’re lucky you might even see a puffin or two.
Exclusive online price: From 15.400 ISK
Normal price: 16.000 ISK
Discount available for children
Walking Tour: 2-2.5 hours
Whale watching tour: 3-3.5 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
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, born and raised in Iceland. The I Heart Reykjavík Walking Tour and the Whale Watching Express fit together perfectly which makes sure you maximize your limited and precious time in Reykjavík.
We start the walking tour at Hallgrímskirkja church and then we’ll zig zag around the charmingly colorful streets of Reykjavík until we reach Austurvöllur square – right in the heart of Reykjavík. Along the way we see famous landmarks, interesting street art and coffee shops that hit right spot.
Our walking tour ends in comfortable walking distance from the old harbor where you will leave for a fun whale watching tour at 13:00 (17:00 if you are booked on this combo tour at 11:00 or 13:00), leaving you time to grab a quick lunch between tours.
Don’t know where to eat lunch? No problem, we have you covered and will give you lots of great suggestions for yummy and quick lunch spots.
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 walking tour. The guide’s local knowledge and our genuine wish that you get the most our of your visit to Reykjavík will hopefully enrich your whole Iceland experience.
The best places to eat, drink and be merry
Apart from visiting some of Reykjavík’s most famous landmarks your walking tour guide will point out great restaurants, charming cafes and happy hour worthy bars along the way. If you are not convinced, check out these comments from our previous guests
What to wear
The weather in Iceland is ever changing but we’ll do our best to work with the conditions the weather gods present to us on each day. Dress accordingly (a rain jacket and a hat in the back pack has never hurt anyone) and wear comfy shoes. If you get really cold we can always stop for warm refreshments along the way.
On the whale watching tour you will be out at sea and it tends to be colder there than at land. Some warm clothing can be provided on the tour but you’re advised to dress well too.
You might want to check out these posts on the blog about dressing for winter and spring and summer in Iceland.
Comments from previous guests
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!
“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.
“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!
“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!
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!
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