reykjavik food Tour, Traditional and Modern Favorites - Culture And food


ISK 14,900 per person

50% discount for children 15 to 7 years old

Free of charge for children 7 years old or younger


Everyday at 11:30 am
and 5:00 pm
Weekends at 11:30 am, 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm

Not available from Dec. 23rd to 27th and January 31st and 1st.


3.5 hours approx. (2.5 km long)


Samples of at least 15 different Icelandic dishes both traditional and modern


About The Reykjavik Food Tour, Traditional and Modern Favorites

If you’re a bit of a food lover, then a casual stroll around Reykjavik, sampling traditional dishes from some of our favorite spots, is going to be your little slice of heaven.

In our Reykjavik food walk tour you will sample at least 15 different Icelandic dishes; both traditional classics and modern favorites. You get to taste treats like smoked puffin, Icelandic lamb soup, the one and only hot dog of Iceland, fish jerky, unique Icelandic candy, fermented shark (if you dare :)), lava bread, lobster soup, Minke whale steak and finally a skyr dessert. There are even more secret treats that made this list.

They say that sharing a meal is the best way to get to know each other, we think a walking tour with at least 6 foodie stops is even better! Our stops include the oldest restaurant in Reykjavik, a legendary hot dog stand, our favourite food market and one of the top restaurants in Iceland. We’ll walk around 2.5km, making stops along the way.  You’ll also learn what the Vikings ate and how Icelandic people have survived harsh winters thanks to our special cooking and preserving methods. And we visit the wonderful food stalls of the Reykjavik Flea market during the weekends (only included on the 1.00pm tour on weekends).

Icelandic food isn’t well known by the rest of the world, but we’re hoping to change that.  We have long, dark winters where we spend a lot of time indoors, and we have an abundance of fresh meat, fish and dairy, so we’ve kinda perfected this whole ‘cooking’ business. 

With no more than 12 people on a tour, you’ll be able to ask any questions about Icelandic food and culture. And, you certainly won’t leave feeling hungry!

Consider us your friends, here to show you around and make sure you have a great time. Join us and share in our passion for history, food and making new friends. Bon appetite! Or, as we say in Iceland ”Verði þér að góðu.”




Other booking options

Available as private on any day and could be fully customized from 1 person to groups of all sizes. Please contact us to arrange it, for details and price.


This activity takes place rain or shine


Dress for the weather and wear comfortable outdoor walking shoes. Keep warm with a belly full of good food!

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.

Plan a great day

Walk the city of Reykjavik with a Viking everyday at 5:00 pm.


Meeting at/location

Downtown Reykjavik. Meeting location will be provided after booking.


"Great Tour"

"We did the food tour and the beer tour with Valur back-to-back, and I can't imagine a better introduction to Icelandic culture, history, and culinary traditions."

"All the Tastes of Iceland"

"My husband & I took the foodie tour with Valur the day after we arrived in Reykjavik. It was a great introduction to not only the food but the history & local culture as well. Valur was a great guide - very knowledgeable & highly personable. We definitely recommend this tour. If you love to experience new things (Puffin, Shark, Seaweed.....and yes, Lamb Stew, Lobster Soup & much more) than this tour is for you. My favorite was the minke whale & my husband's was the hot dogThank you Valur for starting our trip off with a bang!"

"Best experience(s) of our trip"

"We went on three tours with Valur, the history, food, and beer tours, and I have to say they were the best part of our week in Reykjavik. Other tours were not as relaxed, comfortable, and informative as a day out with You Friend in Reykjavik. Valur is warm, welcoming, and charismatic, and truly gave us a local's feel for the town. We returned to sites on the tour and were the only non-locals. I highly recommend starting your trip with a tour; we learned so much information and history, and knew where to go to eat and hang out the rest of our time there! I can't recommend this enough, huge thanks to Valur- we really did have a friend in Reykjavik."