Icelandic Mythical Walk

By YourFriendRvk
Reykjavik, Iceland
$35 / person

Iceland has a strong mythical tradition, with all sorts of elves, trolls, and other popular folkloric characters, not to mention 13 iterations of Santa. With this guided tour of Reykjavik, you'll go into the oldest part of town to learn all about these creatures and their stories.

Icelandic Mythical Walk in Action

Icelandic Mythical Walk in Action


Iceland is sometimes called the land of the Sagas and on this mythical walk, you get the chance to hear many interesting sagas involving the hidden people and creatures of Iceland
The Elves & Trolls of Iceland

We will tell you all about the Elves and Trolls of Iceland, Ghosts like the Deacon of the dark river, the unique mostly 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.

Storytelling is a skill
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. 1 in 10 Icelanders writes a book in his lifetime so we obviously love to tell stories and you sure won’t be disappointed by joining our walk and hearing a couple
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

A Reykjavik walking tour to haunt your dreams
This tour is perfect for those who want a little adventure in their life because the story’s come alive on our walk. For families, please keep in mind that some of the stories can be scary to little children so it’s also possible to contact us regarding a private walk where we can dial the scariness down a notch ;).

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