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, we’re Valur and Hilda your new friends in Reykjavik.

I´m a certified tour guide, the manager & co-owner, alongside my wife Hilda, and our boys Óðinn and Trausti.

Consider us your friends, here to show you around and make sure 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 interesting stories. We want you to enjoy Icelandic hospitality at its finest, but most importantly, we want you to have fun! Join us and share in 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 Guides of Your Friend In Reykjavik

Addy-Viking -Guide

Addy

Certified Tour Guide

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

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

Astor

Food and Beer Tour Guide

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

Bardi Viking Guide

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.

Ester - Viking - Guide

Ester

Certified Tour Guide

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

EsterH-Viking-Guide

EsterH

Certified Tour Guide

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

Fanney grew up in a tiny seaside village in the North of Iceland, but she moved to Reykjavik at 17 and has stayed here ever since, enjoying everything the big city has to offer.

Fanney

Certified Tour Guide

Fanney grew up in a tiny seaside village in the North of Iceland, but she moved to Reykjavik at 17.

Gardar-Viking - Guide

Gardar

Certified Tour Guide

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

Gudni Viking Guide

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.

Gummi-Viking - Guide

Gummi

Certified Tour Guide

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

Hanna - Viking - Guide

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.

HelgaDis-Writer-Viking

Helgadis

Multimedia Boss

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

Ingibjorg-Viking -Guide

Ingibjorg

Certified Tour Guide

Ingibjörg is a Certified Tour Guide and Your Friend In Reykjavik

Perla is a certified tour guide from Iceland who loves showing curious travelers around her country.

Perla

Certified Tour Guide

Perla is a certified tour guide from Iceland who loves showing curious travelers around her country.

Snædís (translates to Snowfairy) is a graduate from The Icelandic Tourist Guide School, a part of that was to learn first aid so she is always prepared and also a member of The Icelandic Tourist Guide association.

Snædís

Tour Guide

Snædís (translates to Snowfairy) is a graduate from The Icelandic Tourist Guide School. She is young and ambitious.

Soffia-Viking-Guide

Soffia

Beer Tour Guide

Soffía is a Beer Tour Guide, she might not be a trained tour guide, but what she lacks in experience she makes up for in boundless enthusiasm.

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!

TinnaG-Viking - Guide

Tinna

Tour Guide

Tinna was born and raised in downtown Reykjavik. She is a member of ICE-SAR

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.