Guide to Iceland

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Frequently Asked Questions

About Culture Tours in Iceland

Culture tours allow you to get to know Iceland’s history, folklore, cuisine, nightlife and art scene. They are conducted largely in Reykjavík and Akureyri, although there are many options which will introduce you to smaller and lesser-known settlements.

1. What are the most popular culture tours available in Iceland?

The most popular culture tours are walking tours of Reykjavík’s attractions, as well as food tasting and beer drinking tours.

2. Is it best to reserve a spot on a culture tour prior to arrival in Iceland?

It is always advised to book beforehand in order to secure your spot and avoid disappointment.

3. What language will the guide speak on a culture tour?

Most tours are conducted in English, but certain walking and bus tours will have options for guidance in another language.

4. Which sites are visited on the Game of Thrones location tour?

You will visit Þingvellir National Park, a settlement era Viking lodge in Þjórsárdalur valley and Fákasel horse park.

5. Can I drink alcohol before or during the tour?

Generally, no. In fact, tour operators reserve the right to turn away anyone they suspect of being intoxicated. However, if you are taking part in a food and beer tasting tour, drinking alcohol is an essential part of the experience. 

6. Can I participate in a beer tour with the locals if I just turned 18?

No, you must be at least 20-years-old to purchase alcohol in Iceland.

7. Do I need to bring my passport on the tour?

No, it is not necessary to bring your passport, as long as you provide evidence of your booking.

8. Can I combine a walking tour with the Golden Circle sightseeing tour?

It might be possible to undertake a culture tour in the evening and a Golden Circle sightseeing tour afterwards, or vice versa. Contact your tour operator to find out your options.

9. Is there a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus that operates around Iceland?

Not across the whole of Iceland, but in Reykjavík there is a fleet of double-decker buses that routinely circle the city's main attractions.

10. Where is the meeting point for the walking tours in Reykjavik?

There are a number of different meeting points in Reykjavík, depending on the travel company you choose. Contact your tour operator directly to find out the specific meeting point.

11. Does the Reykjavik City Card provide discounts for culture tours?

While allowing free entrance to the city’s many museums and art spaces, the Reykjavík City Card only provides discounts on specific activities provided by Reykjavik Bike & Segway Tours.


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