Reykjavik Food Lovers Tour - Icelandic Traditional Food
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Reykjavik Food Lovers Tour - Icelandic Traditional Food

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Stop At: Your Friend In Reykjavik, Reykjavik Iceland

We meet up at Ingolfur Square to start our foodie adventure. Please be at the square 5 minutes before the start of your tour.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Sæta Svínið Gastropub, Hafnarstræti, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

We start of with a great appetizer : A smoked Puffin with Crowberry liquor sauce.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Hressó, Austurstræti 20, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Our next stop is the oldest restaurant establishment in Iceland (1932). There we feast on the delicious Icelandic Lamb Soup.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur, Tryggvagata 1, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

No Reykjavik Food Tour is complete without the Icelandic Lamb hot dog. But you must go to this food stall as it's the original one from 1937.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Sægreifinn, Geirsgata 8, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

The Seabaron restaurant is very authentic and here we sample the best lobster soup in the world according to many. To top it off we try out a little Minke Whale steak and maybe a small piece of the fermented shark if you are adventurous .

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Icelandic Fish and Chips, Tryggvagata 11, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

One of the best things about Icelandic cuisine is the fresh fish. We experience 3 pieces of fish of the day, with new potatoes and Skyr sauces in this gem of a restaurant.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sæta Svínið Gastropub, Hafnarstræti, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

We end up where we started our journey through Icelandic cuisine at this great Gastropub. Now it's time for a dessert made out of Skyr the unique Icelandic dairy product. We also celebrate our food journey together with an non alcoholic or alcoholic drink Icelandic drink of your choosing. We recommend a special beer or maybe Black Death the one and only Icelandic snaps.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kolaportið, Tryggvagötu 19 , Old Harbour Grófin Reykjavik Kvosin, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

If you are so lucky to be walking with us during the day at weekends we add a fun stroll through the authentic small food market inside the Reykjavik Flea Market. There we discover all kinds of very traditional Icelandic Foods together. Keep in mind the Reykjavik Flea Market is only open Saturday's and Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm.

Duration: 30 minutes

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Included
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Beverages
  • Food tasting
  • Light refreshments
  • Snacks
  • All activities
  • Professional guide
  • Alcoholic Beverages - We end our food journey together with an Icelandic drink
Not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Additional
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please be at Ingolfur Square 5 minutes before the starting time
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Features
Tourism
85%
Cultural
80%
Food
65%
Original
40%
Reviews
4.5
12
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Rachel Z
3 | 2018-07-09

This was a good tour. We had a ton of food and learned a lot. The reason for only 3 stars was this did not feel like an official tour. The tour guide just showed up at the restaurant and places with no prior arrangements...so we had to wait in line for almost all the places and wait for our food. To this point it was a little stressful and LONG - it lasted almost 4 hours!! We also added it up and we could have gone on our own food tour and just did what our tour guide did for cheaper. But the guide was very insightful to Iceland and we got a lot of culture, insights and information we could not have gotten without the tour. All in all I would recommend this tour but just align your expectations to be crowded and wait in line and that it might take much longer than mentioned. The other thing to note is the meeting point was very confusing. We were told to meet in front of a certain Hotel however the others in our group were told to meet in front of the Pillars in town square.

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sahistory
3 | 2018-02-18

You HAVE to be hungry to take this food tour. I THOUGHT I was hungry but by the third stop I was full and the remaining stops didn't have the same appeal. I would recommend that when the tour guide stops to purchase the food selections, if you're with another person--SHARE one order at each stop. After the third stop my wife and I were sharing one selection. Some of the foods were much more enjoyable than others. The hots dogs are top notch, the lamb soup is excellent, and the lobster soup and bread is outstanding. The puffin I did NOT care for--extremely salty, cold, and not to my liking. I could have passed on that. The rolled pancakes were not bad but nothing special, literally rolled pancakes with sugar. The fermented shark meat proved to be the single most distasteful food item I've eaten in my lifetime. Not in this trip, not in my adulthood, not in my married life, but in my entire 59-year lifetime. I would counsel all future Food Lovers Small Group Walking Tourists to PASS on this selection. It is a sample of fermented shark meat about the half the size of a die you'd roll in a game of chance. But believe in THIS game EVERYONE loses. It smells like ammonia, and tastes like a chewy piece of flavorless meat SOAKED in AMMONIA and URINE. I had an upset stomach for the rest of the day. Ignore what the guide tells you and trust someone that tried it....PASS!!!! Our guide was extremely friendly and he will answer any and all questions you pose about the food or the culture in Iceland. The way is works is you walk around to various pubs, restaurants, and street vendors and the guide pays for each of you to sample one item commonly enjoyed in Iceland. But again I'd counsel that you SHARE one item each place, excluding the fermented shark, that way you won't be so full so fast and you'll enjoy the later selections must more.

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vincent s
5 | 2018-01-29

Valor is an amazing guide. He was able to encompass history with food. We tried many food groups, some of which I never would have tried. Some we liked and some we didn't, sheep testicles. My husband and I even went back to the restaurant , Hressingarskal Inn Bistro Pizzeria, for dinner one nite. This tour is a great way to see the city from a local perspective. I have a better appreciation for Icelandic food and preparation. Thanx for a wonderful experience in Reykjavik food.

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jrmcdon13
5 | 2017-10-17

We thank our guide Valur for the wonderful time we had. The food was delicious. Your willingness to answer our questions and friendly manner made the tour very special. We will highly recommend your tour. Thanks

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Kerry T
5 | 2017-09-23

This food lovers tour was definitely the hi-light of our trip. Our guide Valor was personable, knowledgeable on both the history and customs of Iceland and educated us on these as well things as well as the food. The food choices were excellent. We ate some extremely interesting foods from puffin to lamb soup to fermented shark to Icelandic version of hot dogs to pastries to whale to lobster soup and finishing off with beer and skyr. Outstanding value for the money, good education and all around a fantastic afternoon. We would highly recommend this tour.

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