Explore Reykjavík and get into the spirit of the holidays with this fantastic Christmas Walking Tour. Learn about traditional Icelandic Christmas traditions like the Yule Lads and the Christmas Cat, see famous landmarks cloaked in sparkling Christmas lights, and visit Christmas markets.
On this tour, you’ll meet your friendly guide at a small square in downtown Reykjavík. After introductions, they will take you on foot around the streets of Reykjavík, showing you all the things that make Christmas in Iceland so magical.
Your first stop on this tour is Ingólfstorg Square, home of the seasonal ice skating rink and Christmas Markets. After browsing the goods found at the market, you will continue to Austurvöllur Park.
Since 1951, the people of Oslo, Norway, have gifted the citizens of Reykjavik a large Christmas tree as a symbol of the two cities’ friendship. The illuminated tree is prominently displayed in front of the parliament building at Austurvöllur Park, serving as a fantastic photo spot.
From there, you’ll travel to Lækjartorg Square, where you’ll find the infamous Christmas Cat. Your guide will tell you about this fierce creature and its owner, the horrible troll Grýla who eats naughty children! You’ll also learn about Grýla’s sons, the 13 delightful Yule Lads. Unlike their mother, the Yule Lads are actually good and bring presents to the nice children.
You will then stop at the Little Christmas Store, a shop open year-round and dedicated to this festive season. From there, you’ll travel to Hallgrímskirkja Church, where the tour ends, learning along the way about Christmas Beers and Icelandic Christmas music.
Take a walk through Reykjavík and discover what makes the city special during the holiday season! Book now to secure your spot on this popular tour.
- English-speaking guide
- Pick-up and drop-off
Good to know
- This tour is wheelchair/stroller accessible
- The meeting point is in downtown Reykjavik. If you are staying further away and don’t have a car, there are public transportation stops nearby
What to bring
- Warm and waterproof clothes
- Good shoes
From 5,990 kr. /pp.