Icelandic Sagas and Folk Tales Walking Tour - Icelandic Mythical Walk

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About The Icelandic Sagas And Folk Tales Walking Tour 

Iceland is sometimes called the land of the Sagas and on this Icelandic sagas and folk tales walking tour you get the chance to hear many interesting sagas involving the hidden people and creatures of Iceland.

We will tell you all about the Icelandic Elves, Trolls and Ghosts like the Deacon of the dark river, the unique aquatic monsters, the 13 Santa’s (it’s not enough to have just one Santa Claus in Iceland after all ;)), their mother the child eating troll called Grýla and finally the only known serial killer of Iceland in a land where it’s easy to get lost in the lava fields.

In the long winter nights in Iceland, storytelling has been the primary entertainment for people so there are reasons why Icelanders love books and have the highest literacy rate in the world.  One in ten Icelanders write a book in his or her lifetime so we obviously love to tell stories. So you won’t be disappointed by joining our Icelandic sagas and folk tales walking tour.

Things you will learn and experience in the tour are, visit two of the oldest graveyards in reykjavik, see an elf stone in downtown reykjavik, be haunted by the ghost called deacon of dark river, experience Icelandic magic, hear about the 13 Santas of Iceland, discover the relationship trolls and the catholic church have in Iceland.

J.R.R. Tolkien was heavily influenced by Norse mythology and the Icelandic Sagas when he wrote The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit so we will explain some of the fun similarities between our worlds.

The Icelandic Sagas and Falk Tales Walking Tour is perfect for those who want a little adventure in their life because the stories come alive on our walk. For families, please keep in mind that some of the stories can be scary for little children so it’s also possible to contact us regarding a private walk where we can dial the scariness down a notch ;)


Sunday through Thursday at 1:00 pm, 5:30 pm and 8:00 pm
Friday and Saturday at 1:00 pm and 5:30 pm


1.5 hours 


ISK 3,900 per person

50% discount per child 15 to 7 years old

Free of charge for children 6 years old or younger

About the host

I graduated from the Icelandic Tourist Guide School and I’m also a member of the Icelandic Tourist Guide Association.

I’ve worked in the tech industry for many years as well as a touring musician in Iceland.

I love traveling, meeting new people, trying different things and enjoying food and beverages from different countries. I love Iceland and I’m really happy to get the chance to share my knowledge, tips and advice to help you make the most of your trip to Iceland.



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This activity takes place rain or shine


Dress for the weather and wear comfortable outdoor walking shoes



Other booking options

Available as private on any day. Please contact us to arrange it, for details and price.

Meeting at/location

Downtown Reykjavik. Meeting location will be provided after booking.


“Excellent Way to Learn Icelandic Folklore”

“We had the most delightful tour with Stefan tonight! If you enjoy tours with an otherworldly dimension to them and/or learning folklore history, this is well worth your time. We do these types of tours in every location we visit, and this was among the best we've attended.

Stefan took us to unique, off-the-beaten-path locations in Reykjavik that one might not otherwise encounter but for this tour, and he shared an Icelandic tale at each location. He is a gifted storyteller; he conveys both the myth itself as well as the magic intended behind the myth. Stefan is kind, funny, lighthearted, and knowledgeable about Icelandic history and culture. Although it was a very cold night, we left with the warm feeling of having been out with a friend for the evening. Strongly recommend this tour!”

“Literally Perfect”

“We met with Stefan on Tuesday and he led us around Reykjavik talking about a ton of super interesting folktales and myths from Icelandic history and present time! Had an absolute blast and would heartily recommend it to anyone looking to get a local and special insight into the country's legends.”

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