Tales of Trolls and Elves: A Folklore Walking Tour of Reykjavik


90 Min


All Year



Minimum Age



Immerse yourself in the world of folklore, learning about the mysterious and supernatural beings that have shaped Icelandic culture for centuries. Experience a side of Reykjavík that few visitors see with this fantastic Reykjavík Folklore Tour.

Reykjavík is a city rich in history and folklore! On this walking tour, you will meet a guide in the city centre who will lead you around the streets of Reykjavík to uncover the secrets of Iceland’s enchanting creatures.

During this tour, you’ll hear fascinating stories about elves, ghosts, trolls, and the 13 Yule lads. You’ll discover these mystical creatures’ history and role in Icelandic traditions and beliefs.

Did you know that JRR Tolkien, the author of The Lord of the Rings, was inspired by Icelandic folklore? On this tour, you’ll explore this connection and learn how Norse Mythology and the Icelandic Sagas helped shape one of the most popular book series of all time.

As you walk through the city, your knowledgeable guide will point out famous landmarks, such as the iconic share fascinating legends behind them.

Please note that some of the stories of Iceland’s ghosts and ghouls can be a little scary for young children. If that’s the case, no worries! We have an alternative option – a Private Folklore Walking Tour. This way, the tour guide can customize the experience for your group, making it less scary for the kids.

Whether you’re a fan of fantasy literature or simply want to immerse yourself in the captivating world of Icelandic folklore, this walking tour is an experience not to be missed. So book your tour now and join a journey into the mystical world of Icelandic legends and tales.


  • English speaking guide
  • Insight into Iceland’s history and culture
  • Live entertainment

Not included

  • Hotel pickup/drop off
  • Meals & refreshments

Good to know

  • This tour is wheelchair/stroller accessible
  • Please note that there is no age limit to this tour. However, some of the stories can be a little scary for young children.
  • Provider charges a 100% cancellation fee if cancelled less than 24 hours prior to departure

What to bring

  • Warm and waterproof clothes
  • Good walking shoes

From 4,980 kr. /pp.

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