The Reykjavik Food Tour

  • Availability

    All year


    3-4 hours

  • Difficulty


  • Pickup


  • Minimum Age


  • Price

    ISK 13.900

Tour Highlights:

  • Authentic Icelandic Food
  • Free roaming Icelandic Lamb
  • Homemade Ice Cream
  • Seasonal Meat & Cheese tasting
  • Fresh fish, catch of the day
  • The famous Icelandic hot dog


  • Walking tour in Reykjavík with a local guide
  • English speaking guide
  • Delicious food tasting
  • A tasting of local beer

The Reykjavik Food Tour

Take your taste buds out for an adventure on the Reykjavik Food Tour! On this tour, you will learn about food in Iceland and experience the local cuisine at it’s best. You’ll visit some of the best restaurants in Reykjavik and see the highlights of the downtown area. This tour is guided by local foodies with a passion for sharing the local cuisine with fun and curious travelers.

During this 3-4 hour tour, you will explore Reykjavik with a local and other food-loving travelers. You’ll visit some of the best restaurants in Iceland, from the well-known “must visit” restaurants to the small, family-run businesses and secret local hangouts. Here you will taste the best of what the local cuisine has to offer. This includes grass-fed and free-roaming Icelandic lamb, homemade ice cream, the best local cheese of the season and of course, the Icelandic Skyr. Additionally, you’ll visit the famous hot dog stand in Reykjavik and try the famous Icelandic hot dog. And of course, no Icelandic tasting is complete without some authentic Icelandic fish. Additional tasty treats will also be on offer, all depending on the day and season.

If you like unique cuisines, local restaurants and making new friends you should definitely join our Reykjavik Food Tour. Just make sure you show up hungry!


Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the meeting point for this tour?

The Reykjavik Food Tour right in the heart of Reykjavik. The exact meeting location is sent in a super secret email after booking.

The location is easy to find and very central. It is in walking distance from most hotels, hostels and apartments in Reykjavik. For guests driving their own car, there are multiple parking spots nearby – and underneath the building (meeting location).

What should I wear on this tour?

Suitable outdoor clothing, depending on weather conditions. And if course, good walking shoes.

Is this tour suitable for families with children?

Yes! This tour is a great experience for travelers of all ages, and children under 12 years old get a 50% discount. As for families with infants, if you feel comfortable going on the tour with your baby, you will be welcomed with a smile!

Does this tour include sightseeing in Reykjavik?

Yes! On the Reykjavik Food tour, some of the highlights of Reykjavik are visited. You’ll explore the main landmarks, beautiful streets and see the colourful street art. The guide is a local, so he’ll also tell you stories about Reykjavik and be more than happy to give you any tips and recommendations you may need.

How much walking is involved in the Food Tour?

The walking distance in our Reykjavik Food tour is approx. 2 km or 1,2 miles but it can vary between tours. The tour is very easy as you are never walking further than to the next restaurant where you’ll sit down for your next delicious tasting.

Furthermore, the walking is usually slow paced you’ll be exploring Reykjavik as you go.

How many guests are on each tour?

This is a small group experience, the maximum number of guests on each tour is 10 – 12. If you have a larger group, contact us for a private tour.

Is alcohol included in the tour?

A small tasting of local seasonal beer is included at one of the restaurants visited. Guests on the tour can, of course, buy drinks at any of the restaurants visited, at their own expense.

For private groups, the tour can be customized to include a tasting of local beers or cocktails.

Is shark or whale included in the tour?

No, this tour generally does not include traditional cuisine such as fermented shark, sour sheep heads, ram testicles and so on. Instead, this tour focuses more on modern cuisine and tasty family recipes.

If you are interested in the traditional cuisine, your guide will be happy to give you recommendations on where to find it.

I have dietary restrictions and/or allergies. Can I still go on this tour?

Yes, your guide will do everything he can to accommodade all dietary restrictions and/or allergies.

Alternative options for vegetarian and pescatarian guests and for gluten and lactose intolerants. Nuts, seeds, fruits & shellfish are also easy to avoid.

If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, please let us know in the comment section when you book.

Vegans are welcome on this tour, but unfortuneatly the Icelandic cuisine is not very welcoming for a vegan diet. Vegans can unfortunately not enjoy 90% of the cuisines in this tour.

What is the cancellation policy for this tour?

15% of the tour price is non-refundable.

Reservations can be canceled 24 hours prior to departure for an 85% refund. Cancellations received less than 24 hours prior to departure are non-refundable.

Cancellations must be submitted in writing to

Please be mindful of possible time zone differences. Iceland is in the GMT time zone and cancellations must be submitted at least 24 hours before departure in Icelandic local time (GMT).

If you do need to cancel your tour, we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible. 

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Price from 13.900 ISK per person.


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