Walking Tour and Golden Circle
COMBO TOURS – CHERRY-PICKED FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE
Maximize your time in Reykjavík by combining our walking tour and a visit to the Golden Circle on the same day – with enough time to hit the bars upon your return.
Start your morning with a fun and informative walking tour with an accommodating local on the I Heart Reykjavík Walking Tour. This tour is designed to help you get the most out of your visit to Reykjavík and the aim is for you to leave the tour with your head full of ideas about how to spend your time in Reykjavík. After an optional quick lunch (not included but we’ll help you find the perfect spot) you will jump on express minibus tour of the Golden Circle.
February till September 15th
Walking Tour: Approx 2 hours
Golden Circle tour: 6 hours
Length can vary depending on weather
Walking tour Max: 12 – Min: 4
Golden Circle: Max 18
About this tour
About this tour
The I Heart Reykjavík walking tour is not your typical run-of-the-mill walking tour. We designed it to help you make the most of your stay in Reykjavík and get you ready to explore on your own after the tour.
In our view, Reykjavík’s charm is not about big landmarks and must-see tourists spots, although it can be nice to see those too. To us, it’s about the friendly people, atmospheric bars and cafes and all charming little details. And that’s exactly what we want to show you on this tour.
In the afternoon you’ll visit Iceland’s most popular tourist destination: The Golden Circle. You’ll explore this beautiful area in a minibus and will be back in time for dinner.
What to expect on the tour
We start every tour by Hallgrímskirkja church and we always end by Austurvöllur square. While we walk (at a comfortable and leisurely pace) we will tell you a little bit about the history of Reykjavík, show you a few of our favorite places and point out cozy restaurants, charming cafés and happy hour worthy bars along the way. We don’t necessarily recommend the fanciest places in town (we can tell you where they are if you want to know) but just places we enjoy or that have been recommended to us by friends, family and your fellow travelers.
On the tour, you will see important landmarks such as Hallgrímskirkja church, Harpa music hall and the House of Parliament but you will also meet friendly cats, see amazing murals and learn about what it is that we think makes Reykjavík so special.
Because our tours are small you can ask endless questions about anything and everything connected to Iceland. It also gives you a unique opportunity to connect with an enthusiastic local that is more than happy to tell you all about what it’s really like to live in Reykjavík.
The Golden Circle afternoon tour starts at 13:00 at a convenient downtown location – giving you enough time to grab quick lunch before you continue your adventure. On the tour you will visit the three main sites of the Golden Circle: Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir geothermal area. If all goes according to plan you should be back to Reykjavík around 19:00 or just in time for a delicious dinner and drinks into the night.
The walking tour is small with maximum 12 guests and the Golden Circle tour is a minibus tour with maximum 18 guests.
Bookable extra: Síminn SIM card
Because we know how much you like to stay connected (how else are you going to post all those photos to Instagram?) you can add a Síminn SIM card to your booking. The Síminn Prepaid Starter pack comes with 50 international minutes (you can call home!), 50 texts and 5 GB of data and you can easily top up online if you run out. You can also buy (some say ridiculously cheap) extra data packages online once you have the card. Easy peasy.
Please note that in order to use the Icelandic SIM card your phone has to be unlocked. If you are not sure, please contact your service provider at home to ask.
Is there any food included on this tour // Will there be stops to buy snacks?
No food is included on this tour. You will have time to get lunch between the two activities as the pickup for the Golden Circle doesn’t start until 13:00. If you need to spend the hour on something else, you can always grab snacks at 10/11 before the tour or buy something at either Gullfoss or Geysir. If you have food allergies or any other dietary restrictions, we recommend you pack your own snacks. You also save money that way!
What do I need to bring with me on this tour?
We don’t ask you to print out your ticket for our walking tour but you’ll need it for the Golden Circle tour in the afternoon. You can also have it available on your phone if you don’t want to print it out.
Other than that, we recommend you bring your camera or smartphone to snap some photos to make your friends and family at home super jealous of your fabulous jet-setter life!
How should I dress for this tour?
We always recommend you dress in layers. It can be really cold outside, especially in winter, and then the bus is kept quite warm so you need to be able to remove layers as well if it gets too warm.
Standard equipment for any day tour out of Reykjavík in winter is a good hat, mittens and warm socks!
I don’t see an option to book my child on this tour, do you not accept children under 6?
Unfortunately, our partner that does the minibus tour has a 6-year-old age limit for their tour and therefore this combo is not suitable for children under 6. We do welcome children of all ages on our walking tour though and we have other partners that do afternoon Golden Circle tours where kids of all ages are welcome so just be in touch with us and we’ll help you find the right combo for you.
The Fine Print
The fine print
If you are booking our walking tour, our Icelandic courses or any other activities provided by I Heart Reykjavík our cancellation policy is as follows:
10% of the price of your tour is non-refundable. The 10% will be used to cover fees connected to your booking. Refunds will only be issued to the card used to purchase the tour.
- if you cancel your booking with more than 7 days notice we will refund 90% of the tour price.
- if you cancel your booking 3-7 days in advance we will refund 70% of the tour price
- cancellations less than 48 hours in advance are non-refundable.
All cancellations must come in writing via e-mail. If you call us with your cancellation, we will ask you to follow up via e-mail to make sure we have all the correct information.
If you are delayed, for whatever reason
The sooner we know that you are running late, the likelier it is that we can help you. We can’t make any promises though so try to make sure you are on time for the tour.
If you have booked our walking tour and you are not at the meeting place 15 minutes past the meeting time we will consider you a no-show. Once the tour has started, and you haven’t been in touch with us, you cannot join the tour as it is impossible for us to know where the guide is located at any given moment, as every tour is different. We also turn off our phones when the tour has started so we can give our guests our undivided attention.
Please observe that this is a no smoking flight
The I Heart Reykjavík walking tour is a no-smoking tour and we kindly ask our guests to respect that. If the guide will make a coffee/bathroom break on the tour, you are welcome to use the opportunity to smoke, as long as you respect those around you who would prefer a smoke-free environment. Please remember to pick up your cigarette butt and dispose of it in an appropriate manner.
Any guest that is visibly under the influence of drugs or alcohol can be asked to leave the tour. If we ask you to leave because of those reasons, it is for your own safety and the comfort of our other guests. No refunds will be given.