Icelandic Sagas and Folk Tales Walking Tour - Folklore and Wonders

Price

ISK 3,900 per person

50% discount per child 15 to 7 years old

Free of charge for children 6 years old or younger

Availability

Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 pm
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 5:30 pm and 8:00 pm

Duration

1.5 hours 

 

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.

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.

This tour runs every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday at 8:00 pm in the summertime and 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 ;)

 

Language

English

Other booking options

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

Weatherproof

This activity takes place rain or shine

Recommendations

Dress for the weather and wear comfortable outdoor walking shoes. 

About the hosts

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 travelling, 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 with you when you come to my country.

I’m always happy to share tips and advice to help you make the most of your trip to Iceland.

 

Meeting at/location

Downtown Reykjavik. Meeting location will be provided after booking.

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