Iceland has numerous unique traditions during the Christmas period, and, tour provider Reykjavik Excursions is giving visitors the opportunity to discover these cultural customs as part of its popular walking tour.
Reykjavik Excursions’ Reykjavík Christmas Walk offers visitors a one-of-a-kind insight into the Christmas traditions of Iceland, from history, art and architecture, culture and cuisine in Reykjavík.
As part of the tour, visitors will wander through the Christmas setting of Downtown Reykjavík; admire the beautiful lights and Christmas tree in Austurvöllur. Along the way, several stops at various restaurants will give visitors a taste of Iceland’s culinary traditions, including fermented shark, smoked lamb, and Glögg, otherwise known as mulled wine.
The tour ends with a visit to one of Reykjavik’s oldest hotels and a talk with the restaurant’s head chef to learn about Iceland’s culinary history, as well as take a peek at the country’s largest private art collection. At the end of the tour, visitors will receive a little Christmas gift to take home with them.
For visitors wanting to see a little bit more of the country, they can go for the Reykjavík Christmas Walk & Gullfoss, Geysir & Þingvellir tour, which includes the aforementioned, as well as an afternoon tour to the Golden Circle.
The Golden Circle is a beautiful experience in winter, whereby the country’s most well known landmarks are frozen and snow-covered. These include the Þingvellir National Park, the world-famous Geysir geothermal area with spouting hot springs, and the Gullfoss waterfall.
Furthermore, there is a 1000ISK discount on the Reykjavík Christmas Walk & Gullfoss, Geysir & Þingvellir tour throughout December.
For more information about the Reykjavík Christmas Walk, visit https://www.re.is/day-tours/reykjavik-christmas-walk-rvk, and in addition, to learn more about the Reykjavík Christmas Walk & Gullfoss, Geysir & Þingvellir tour, click here.