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Reykjavik Food Walk - Local Foodie Adventure in Iceland

By Wake Up Reykjavik
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Explore Reykjavik’s abundance of food spots, and expand your knowledge of Icelandic cuisine on this exciting food walk. No need to worry about stopping to pay at each venue, as food tastings are included. Explore a variety of eateries, including restaurants and food trucks, passing by top landmarks such as Parliament House and Hallgrimskirkja along the way. Tastings may include Icelandic hot dogs, cheeses, homemade ice cream, and lots more.
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Ages 0-120, max of 14 per group
Duration: 3h
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Highlights
  • Taste your way around top Reykjavik foodie spots
  • Hassle-free tour with tastings included
  • A small-group tour means better access to your guide for questions
  • Discover authentic local cuisine, including lamb, cheese, and ice cream
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2023

  • 3 hour walking tour with a local guide
  • Visit 4-6 local establishments from food trucks to fine dining restaurants
  • Taste 8+ amazing & authentic Icelandic cuisine


Start:
  • Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Austurbakki 2, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
    We'll meet by the main entrance of Harpa Concert Hall. The guide will either be waiting inside the lobby or just outside, wearing a blue backpack! We look forward to seeing you there!
End:
  • Option 1
    Lokastígur 28a, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
    We part right next to the famous Hallgrímskirkja church, at the end of the "old town". This is true for almost every scheduled tour we offer.
  • Option 2
    Austurstræti 20, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
    In some cases the tour will end here (specifically if you have a booking at 15:30 or 16:30)!

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 116425P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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  • You'll start at
    Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre
    Austurbakki 2, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
    We'll meet by the main entrance of Harpa Concert Hall. The guide will either be waiting inside the lobby or just outside, wearing a blue backpack! We look forward to seeing you there!
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre
    Arnarholl Statue
    Laugavegur
    Hallgrimskirkja
    The Reykjavik Food Walk
  • You'll end at
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  • Wake Up Reykjavik
    10,919
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    Joined in August 2015
  • tracylA9731XH
    0 contributions
    Great experience
    Loved this food tour! Burger our guide ( not real name but I couldn’t even try to spell or pronounce it) was charming, informative and funny, the food we had was delicious, but Burger also tells you about Icelandic life and it was all interesting; I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it
    Written 22 February 2024
  • alexyw3
    0 contributions
    A must for all foodies
    This is a must for all foodies. We had a great time with David sampling local cuisine! Thanks David for a great evening and for introducing us to a great range of local food!
    Written 4 February 2024
  • rondrake
    0 contributions
    Well guided tour of delicious foods and places to eat
    Utterly fantastic, informative and perfectly paced Alexandra was a perfect guide The best stay to our first and not last visit to Iceland
    Written 2 February 2024
  • Jessica P
    0 contributions
    Plokkfisker Forever!
    Vaka gave us a wonderful experience. Not only was the food delicious but she was so knowledgeable about the culture and engaged our group with wonderful conversations about the traditions and people of Iceland. My favorite was the plokkfisker and I’m determined to make it at home! Vaka if you’re reading this, send your grandma’s recipe!! Don’t miss this!!
    Written 26 January 2024
  • 696melm
    0 contributions
    Fabulous showcase of Iceland’s food and drink
    Really fantastic food and drink tour showcasing Icelandic food, drink and culture. Our guide Stevie was fabulous! Sharing a lot of Iceland’s history, folklore and culture both old and new with us all. We visited five different food places with drinks at each place. I’d highly recommend this tour, and as it’s a night tour, you’re able to complete activities during the day first.
    Written 24 January 2024
  • judywU7508YT
    0 contributions
    Walk with Tanja Lif Traustadöttir
    We visited 5 locations and tried everything that was offered. I myself a usually apprehensive about trying new foods but to my surprise enjoyed all that night. The locations included Fjalkonan, Messinn, Baejarins, Islenki barinn & Karri Loki. Be prepared for a filling evening if you are adventurous enough to try all that is offered. Items offered were Arctic Char, lamb, cod stew, a hot dog, lamb soup, fermented shark, a Einstok beer and finally a rye bread ice cream and kleina Tanja was an absolute delight and very informative. Would definitely recommend the tour as well as our guide Tanja.
    Written 20 January 2024
  • rwthr
    0 contributions
    A fab and fun evening
    A fab evening with our tour Emma and guests. We soon got chatting, trying different and delicious meals together with drinks to match. Emma was informative and was eas to talk and listen to. Best evening I've had for a long time. 5*****
    Written 15 January 2024
  • HikeOnColumbus
    0 contributions
    Great Job Wake Up Reykjavik!
    We used WakeUp for multiple tours. All were wonderful experiences but the topper of them all was the New Year’s Eve Party on the rooftop of the Petersen Bldg. So well put together and the view of the most outstanding fireworks display we’ve ever seen from the rooftop was incredible! My daughter and I have done the Times Square experience and this blew that away. Thanks so much for a memorable evening.
    Written 11 January 2024
  • HanAb2828
    0 contributions
    Tanja was great!
    Tanja was amazing! I loved the mix of great food and great facts. I would highly recommend this tour.
    Written 9 January 2024
  • eddie8Worcester
    0 contributions
    Great food tour with Stevie
    A great way to experience Icelands food and culture. The tour was great made better by our guide Stevie, who was really engaging and funny. He had lots of stories around the food, city, and Icelandic culture, which was really interesting. The food lets you experience all the dishes without having to commit to one on a night out. Yes, it includes the fermented shark, which is not pleasant, but fun to try. I highly recommend this as a must do.
    Written 5 January 2024
  • shannonm194
    0 contributions
    Stevie is the best tour guide
    The food, drinks and locations are amazing with this tour, and the best part is the tour guide, Stevie. Stevie knows everything about Iceland; food, drinks, history and every person, and his personality & humor are phenomenal! Thank you Stevie for being a highlight to my trip in Iceland!
    Written 1 January 2024
  • jonadoc
    0 contributions
    Delicious food your
    We had a truly special good tour of Reykjavík with our guide Thor. 5 stops each was delicious. Breakfast good first with pancakes, thin bread with lamb and skyr. Then several lunch/dinner stops with lamb, cheeses, char, cod and the famous Icelandic hotdog. And it really is better than ours. Finished with a hot donut for dessert. Highly recommend
    Written 31 December 2023
  • Ian W
    0 contributions
    Food and Drink Experience
    Just got back from the Food and Drink tour. The title does not do this experience justice. Whilst the food and drink catered for a variety of tastes, Stevie’s vast knowledge, sense of humour and enthusiasm took the evening to another level. This really is a must do tour that will make a great holiday even better.
    Written 30 December 2023
  • Berban8r
    0 contributions
    Personal touch for a group tour
    Marín was our host and she was VERY personable! She not only gave us a great tour, but she also took the time to get to know our plans for the rest of our Icelandic adventure and wrote a lengthy email detailing all the must-sees on our route. This was far beyond anything she needed to do, but this seemed to be her personality. She also waited for us as we were about 5 min late since we had just landed a little earlier in the day and were all a little tired and running behind. We also got to try a plethora of foods and drinks that were on our "hit list" for things to try -- puffin, horse, whale, Harkarl, Brennavin... the list goes on! All in all would totally recommend.
    Written 22 December 2023
  • kim d
    0 contributions
    Perfect for a wet day !
    We booked this food walking tour because the reviews were so great. However, we could never have expected just how good it really was. It was a terrible day, pouring with rain, but we met with our guide Emma, who was so enthusiastic. We were lucky in that there were just 6 of us on our tour and everyone was lovely. We walked to the first restaurant and it was so cosy and welcoming. It set the scene for the whole tour. Beautiful start and we learned from Emma some Icelandic traditions etc. We then went to the famous hotdog stand... they don't disappoint! Time for photos , then onto the next place. This was the main event really and was excellent, we will return to the restaurant ( Messin) the fish pans were just amazing.we also tried the Rye bread... sooo good ! Next stop... Icelandic Christmas beer, wonderful and beautiful lamb soup with vegetables. Just kept getting better...until...Emma told us we had to try the dreaded fermented shark! We were all dreading it, but being good sports, the whole group did it. Thank goodness for the Icelandic shot afterwords . The shark...let's say, never again ! Finally we finished with the rye bread ice cream, tea or coffee. Despite the rain, walking through the streets with Emma explaining so many facts, then sharing such great food,it really was the perfect way to spent a wet day. Thoroughly recommend this tour and Emma, thankyou, great job.
    Written 14 December 2023
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Milano19
Orange, CA6 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
I had booked this tour on a whim 2 hours before the meeting time as my group headed out to ice climbing & I had a whole day to myself. I researched a little bit & realized that this tour was going to hit all the food places I had wanted to try, so it would be easier to just do this with a guide, instead of me trying to navigate a new city on my own.

Our guide Eyglo was simply wonderful. She was very kind and patient, waited an extra 10 minutes for the late comers before we started the tour, as well as wanting to make sure we enjoy the experience as not to rush us along even though we started running about 30 minutes behind at our 2nd to last stop. Eyglo made everyone feel at ease & made the entire tour feel like you are simply grabbing some really good food with a friend that you haven't had a chance to catch up with in awhile.

Food tour is a great way to get to know a city, & I would highly recommend this one.
Written 6 January 2020
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Karen K
1 contribution
Mar 2020
I cannot say enough good things about this tour. I will start with how incredible and responsive the staff is about any questions or concerns you may have. We had 1 afternoon available in order to do the tour on our visit. Unfortunately the only slot open started at 12:30 and their 1:30 slot was not open for that day. Since we had already booked a lava tube tour for that morning we were afraid we may not make it back in time. Therefore, I emailed and asked their advice if they felt we would be able to make it. Their response time was incredible and just so we wouldn't stress, they were able to open the 1:30 time slot to fit us in. Already a great feeling and haven't even started the tour.
The tour itself is Amazing! The food is delicious and believe me you will not leave hungry - these are good size portions with a very relaxed atmosphere. Our guide, Gudny was extremely knowledgeable, personable and would answer any question whether food related or not.
What makes this tour stand out even more is the fact that while you are walking around from restaurant to restaurant you get a mini tour of the city. I learned so many fun facts about Reykjavik - it really is 2 tours in one. For those who are wondering the walking was not difficult and not once do you feel rushed. Please book this tour, you will not regret it, and ask for Gudny.
Written 9 March 2020
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Jenni L
Young, Australia1 contribution
Went on the Food Walk tour on the 2nd of March with our guide Eyglo
She is an amazing guide with a wealth of knowledge of all things Icelandic and a wonderful personality.
Loved all the food but didn’t try the shark due to the smell and the reactions of other people on the tour.
Loved all the other food especially the Artic Char with honey and Almonds at Messin and the Dessert at Apotec
I would highly recommend the Reykjavik Food Walk tour with Eyglo as your guide,it was so much fun with delicious food and the walking was a wonderful way to introduce you to the city of Reykjavik
Written 4 March 2020
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DeMar N
Raleigh, NC27 contributions
My partner and I took our first food tour in 2016 and were eager to return as Iceland began to reopened. I’m happy to report that the experience was and is as enjoyable and flavorful as ever. We were Dave’s first solo tour and he did an exceptional job. With a mish mash of Americans from various places and stages of life, he was able to connect with everyone and facilitate an engaging experience. The evening tour we took was a bit different than our initial afternoon based experience, but still thoroughly entertaining. It definitely centers on icelandic cuisine so expect fish and lamb aplenty! Some of the restaurants were new but others were a welcome return, so all in all a good mix. Dan also went above and beyond for us behind the Scenes by making restaurant recommendations and booking a special birthday reservation for us!
Egill remains a 🤴🏻! Whether this is your first or tenth visit to Reykjavík, this is the food tour you should do.
Written 24 June 2021
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Jennifer W
6 contributions
Feb 2020
I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Reykjavik, it was a great way to try a variety of the local cuisine. You better go hungry though as you get generous portions at each of the 5 different stops. Maggie did an awesome job and we appreciated the recap of the restaurants and other helpful information she provided.
Written 21 February 2020
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Rachel
Washington DC, DC2 contributions
Oct 2021
We had an amazing food tour with Wake Up Reykjavik! The food selected for the visit was top notch and with Ben as our guide, we had an informative, entertaining and simply enjoyable tour of food and the city. I highly recommend the Reykjavik food Walk to get a sample of Icelandic cuisine (lamb, fish, and other treats - my favorite was the dessert at the very last stop) and tour some wonderful sights around the city- an easy way to kill two birds with one stone! If the price of the food tour is at all a deterrent, don’t let it be, you will get enough food to fill you up and I’m sure you would not be able to get this variety at this cost in any other way.
I like doing food tours as a way of getting acquainted with a city, and this is one of my absolute favorites after the many I have been on - we had a great guide and food!
Written 26 October 2021
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mce321
Mokena, IL32 contributions
Wonderful first day experience with our amazing guide EYGLO! I would highly recommend this tour as a way to explore the city and taste the foods. Our tour guide was amazing with explaining things and showing us around at a great pace. She made the tour SO excellent! We are thrilled we did this! Even our tweens enjoyed it!
Written 16 March 2020
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Stan W
18 contributions
Jan 2020
Food! Is there a better way to explore and get to know a new place, a new culture, a new country?

The Reykjavik Food Walk is a perfect way to spend a few hours exploring the city and sampling the cuisine. Three-hours may seem like a lot, but the time flew by.

Our guide for the day was Karen, who was so friendly, open and funny. She was an excellent guide. We stopped off at five locations.

Our group sampled a variety of things, including the (in)famous fermented shark and the cod jerky. Both were quirky and something that tourists just need to sample.

However, the best dishes (for me) were the classic and rustic plokkfiskur (fish mash), rye bread ice-cream and a local beer.

My husband and I loved the plokkfiskur so much, we went back and had it a second time during our trip.

Many thanks to Karen and the Reykjavik Food Walk for a great time.
Written 4 February 2020
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Dave M
6 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We took the tour today and I have to say it was the most wonderful and delightful experience, and certainly enhanced our visit to this amazing country. The eateries we visited were very well chosen and I believe reflected exactly what the tour promotes. However, it has to be said that a tour of any kind can be significantly effected by the guide, and today we were fortunate to have Tinna. She provide so much information on the history and culture of Iceland and it's food that we definately understood about the meals and ingredients, not just the flavours, which were by the way superb. This included some personal family stories to explain key elements that we may not otherwise have understood as fully. We learnt so much and enjoyed the variety of food and the culture over hundreds of years and were all the richer for it. Nothing was too much trouble as we made our way through each course and specific dietery needs and requests were met with ease and care. Iceland is known for its fire and ice, but today took us beyond that in a way I was not expecting. I will go back to England in a few days time very much more informed about a wonderful country and it's people with a passion and desire to return and experience it all again.
Written 28 February 2020
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Noreen T
Portrush, United Kingdom3 contributions
Feb 2020
We joined the Food Walk on our first day in Reykjavík and it proved an ideal intro to the city and to some of the variety of food which it offers. Liked the fish and the hotdog and the ice cream but everything we were offered was worth sampling. Eyglo, our guide, also found time to tell us some interesting facts about life in Iceland and we learned a little about which restaurants we might subsequently wish to visit. It was fun to meet others visiting Reykjavík too and hear their experiences, Highly recommended!
Written 1 February 2020
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