Private Reykjavík Walking Tour: A Journey Through Icelandic Folklore


90 Min


All Year



Minimum Age



Discover lesser-known stories and myths about ghosts, elves, trolls, and other mythical creatures of Iceland on this personalized walking tour. You’ll uncover the hidden stories behind the city’s landmarks and gain a deeper understanding of Icelandic culture. Led by a knowledgeable guide, this folklore walking tour is tailored to your needs, making it perfect for groups or families with young children.

During this private tour, you’ll hear captivating stories about ghosts and ghouls. Your guide will adjust the material depending on the age and interests of the participants, ensuring everyone has a great time.

You’ll meet your guide in Reykjavík’s city centre. They will then take you on a journey to discover the history and mythology behind Iceland’s many mystical creatures and learn how these supernatural beings have shaped this nation’s culture.

Amongst the legends you’ll hear about are the 13 Yule Lads, also known as the Christmas Lads. Each one has its own distinct personality and mischief-making behaviour. They are said to visit children on the 13 nights leading up to Christmas, leaving small gifts for nice children and a potato for the naughty ones.

You’ll also learn about the “hidden people”, believed by many to be real, and their important role in Icelandic culture. You’ll discover the fascinating history of these mystical creatures and how they continue to influence modern-day Icelandic beliefs and traditions.

As you explore the city, your guide will point out famous landmarks and share the fascinating legends behind them. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit some lesser-known spots, such as hidden alleys and parks that are full of stories and secrets.

Share this one-of-a-kind experience with your loved ones, creating unforgettable memories and deepening your connection to this beautiful city. So book your private walking tour of Reykjavík today and prepare to be enchanted by the magic of Icelandic folklore!


  • English speaking guide
  • Private Tour
  • 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
  • Max 12 people in a private group
  • 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 29,900 kr. /pp.

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