Top 52 Culture Tours

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 Reykjavik and Akureyri, although there are many options which will introduce you to the smaller, lesser-known settlements.

1. What are the most popular Culture Tours available in Iceland?

The most popular Culture Tours are walking tours of Reykjavik’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 Thingvellir National Park, a settlement era Viking lodge at Thjorsardalur and Fakasel 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 the 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 Reykjavik 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 depending on which company you decided to go with. Contact your tour operator directly to find out the specific meeting point.

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

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

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