- Reykjavik Walking Tour
- The Cats of Reykjavik
- The Cat Cafe in Reykjavik
Join a small group of fellow cat enthusiasts on a family-friendly 2-hour walking tour of downtown Reykjavik. Wander through the vibrant streets of central Reykjavik and delve into the history and myths surrounding Iceland’s feline friends.
Upon meeting your group at Ingolfur Square, your knowledgeable local guide will lead you on an exploration of Reykjavik. Your journey will take you to some of the city’s most renowned landmarks, including Reykjavik Pond and Hallgrimskirkja Church. As you stroll, you’ll gain insights into the cultural and religious significance of cats in Iceland since the island’s settlement.
During the tour, you’ll visit a local bookstore to learn about the legendary Christmas Cat and explore one of Reykjavik’s hidden gardens, where more tales of Icelandic folklore’s feline protagonists await.
To warm up, you’ll enjoy coffee and quality time with the resident kitties at the Reykjavik Cat Coffee House. The tour concludes in the famous sculpture garden of Einar Jonsson.
While cats are not native to Iceland and were introduced by early settlers to manage the rat and mouse population, they have since become beloved pets, featuring prominently in sagas and stories. This cat-themed walking tour offers family-friendly fun, blending a deep dive into Iceland’s cat history with a local’s perspective on the capital.
Adding to the charm, 10% of tour profits support the Cat Protection Society and its cat hotel, Kattholt. You’ll discover the world of Icelandic cats while contributing to their well-being.
This tour focuses entirely on cats, and you’ll have the chance to meet and interact with some friendly feline companions. If luck is on your side, you might even encounter Reykjavik’s famous cat celebrities, including Baktus, Jonsi, or Ofelia, who have quite the following on social media.
Come rain or shine, this tour operates in nearly all conditions. Dress in layers, wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring a water bottle and your camera. While a hot beverage and snacks are provided, it’s always a good idea to have some extra hydration on hand.
Secure your spot on this one-of-a-kind Reykjavik walking tour by booking in advance. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to explore Iceland’s capital, meet local cats, and learn about their role in the country’s history. Check availability by selecting your desired date.
- Knowledgeable local tour guide
- Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or coffee
- Savor Icelandic pastries
Good to know
- Meet your guide at Ingolfur Square, situated at the heart of Reykjavik, right by the two stone pillars. It’s conveniently located in front of Center Hotel Plaza at Adalstraeti 6. If you’re strolling down Laugavegur, Reykjavik’s primary shopping street, just follow it until you reach the square.
- Please ensure you arrive at Ingolfur Square at least 5 minutes before the tour’s scheduled start time.