About Your Friend In Reykjavik

Consider us your friends, here to show you around and make sure you have a great time.

All of our guides are expert locals, most of whom graduated from the tour guide school in Iceland, so please don’t be shy! Ask us anything and everything when you join any of the Reykjavik walking tours.

So much care and expertise have gone into all of our tours, and we sincerely believe they are some of the best city walking tours you can do while visiting Iceland.

Hi, I'm Valur Your Friend in Reykjavik.

I´m a certified tour guide, manager & owner.

Consider the team of Your Friend In Reykjavik,  your friends, here to show you around and ensure you have a great time.

Our tours are designed to show you the best of our city and to teach you about our country through exciting stories. We want you to enjoy Icelandic hospitality at its finest, but most importantly, we want you to have fun! Join us and share our passion for history, food, beer, and making new friends.

Your Friends in Reykjavik

All our guides are expert locals so they really know the heart of Reykjavik. Being raised in Iceland makes a difference as we know firsthand our customs and cuisine.

We know how to entertain as well as educate like hundreds of 5-star reviews can confirm. We’ve got a passion for our country, it’s history, food, beer, and mythology and we try to make sure you will love Iceland like us.

You are also in safe hands with us as all of us are official tour guides and / or with years of experience guiding in Iceland.

Nearly all of us are also members of the Icelandic Tourist Guide Association which is granted only to those who have passed a comprehensive one-year training program, approved by the Icelandic Ministry of Education.

The Expert Staff & Guides of Your Friend In Reykjavik

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Addy

Certified Tour Guide

Addý is a certified tour guide in English and French, a graduate from the Iceland Tourist Guide School.

Asta

Certified Tour Guide

Asta is a Certified guide from EHÍ and speaks Icelandic, English, French and German.

Asthor Beer Guide

Astor

Food and Beer Tour Guide

Meet Ástþór (or just Astor, if the spelling scares you), your food and beer guide.

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Barði

Certified Tour Guide

Bardi is a certified tour guide graduated from The Iceland Tourist Guide School. He was born and raised in a small fishing village near the international airport.

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Birna

Service & Operations Manager

The name of Birna means “female bear” and rightly – she is not to be crossed

Einar Steinn

Experienced guide

Einar was born and raised in Reykjavík and is a full-time tour guide, seasoned tourism writer, and translator.

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Ester

Certified Tour Guide

Ester is a certified tour guide and was born and brought up in Iceland but lived abroad for several years.

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EsterH

Certified Tour Guide

Ester is certified tour guide both in Iceland and in Luxembourg. She is a member of the Icelandic Touristguide Association.

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Gardar

Certified Tour Guide

Garðar is a certified tour guide graduated from The Iceland Tourist Guide School. He was born in Norway

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Gudni

Certified Tour Guide

Gudni is a certified tour guide, born and raised in Reykjavík. Hiking, cross-country skiing and volleyball are among his hobbies.

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Hanna

Certified Tour Guide

Hanna Kristín is in the guidance school in Kópavogur and will graduate now in May 2022. She was born in the north of Iceland in Akureyri, the capital of the north.

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Helga Dís

Multimedia Boss

Helga is a journalist specialising in content writing for social media. She was born in Copenhagen but raised in downtown Reykjavik.

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Hlif

Certified Tour Guide

Hlif (Shield or Protection) is a Certified guide from MK and speaks Icelandic, English and Italian

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Ingibjorg

Certified Tour Guide

Ingibjörg is a Certified Tour Guide and Your Friend In Reykjavik

Kevin

Operations & Product Manager

Kevin is our Product Manager and the guy who makes technical magic happen behind the scenes.

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Neil McMahon

Certified Tour Guide

Neil is a Certified guide from MK but has also been a teacher at this guiding school in Iceland for around 35 years.

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Ólafur Sveins

Certified Tour Guide

Olafur is a Certified guide from MK. Like the majority of Icelanders, he enjoys singing and is a member of two Choirs.

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Snæfríður Tinna

Certified Tour Guide

Snaefridur tinna is certified tour guide but also an artist and an active crossfitter, owning her own Crossfit Gym. She loves the outdoors

Sólveig is a certified tour guide and a middle school teacher who was born and raised in Reykjavík.

Sólveig

Certified Tour Guide

Sólveig is a certified tour guide and a middle school teacher who was born and raised in Reykjavík.

Stefan loves walking around town, talking to people and telling stories!

Stefan

City Tour Guide

Stefan loves walking around town, talking to people and telling stories! So after thinking about which job he could do for fun, tour guiding was a perfect fit!

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Stefán Örn

Experienced Tour Guide

Stefan Orn or Stefan the Eagle is an experienced professional tour guide. He is also a musician, radio host, actor and director

Valur is a name for Falcon in Icelandic and he is the manager & chief guide with Your Friend in Reykjavik.

Valur

Manager & Chief Guide

Valur is a name for Falcon in Icelandic and he is the manager & chief guide with Your Friend in Reykjavik.

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Zofia

Brand Ambassador

Zofia is a geographer (University of Warsaw), foodie, and Iceland lover