Folklore Walking Tour
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If you like mysteries, mythology and culture, this is your tour!
We will talk about elves, trolls and ghosts of Reykjavik, you will have the opportunity to listen many interesting sagas that involve the people and hidden creatures of Iceland, from the hand of one of our master storytellers. We will also talk about the 13 Santa Claus (after all, it is not enough to have only one Santa Claus in Iceland;)) and his mother, the troll named Grýla who eats children, and finally the only known Icelandic serial killer in a land where it's easy to get lost in lava fields...
You will also receive an introduction to Icelandic magic and the runes.
J.R.R. Tolkien was heavily influenced by Norse mythology and Icelandic sagas when he wrote The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, so we'll explain some of the fun similarities between our worlds.
On the long winter nights in Iceland, storytelling has been the main entertainment for people, so there are reasons Icelanders love books and have the highest literacy rate in the world.
1 in 10 Icelanders writes a book in her life, so obviously we love to tell stories and you won't be disappointed to join us on our walk.
What is included
- Expert guidance
- Fun and maybe some goosebumps
What do I need to bring
- Just dress according to the weather, but please wear layers
Good to know
- Please be at our meeting point at Ingolfur Square 5 minutes before the starting time of our walking tour together
- Some of the stories can be scary for little children.