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Beer and Food Tasting Tour in Reykjavík

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Reykjavík, Iceland
Beer and Food Tasting Tour in Reykjavík

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Join a fun group of foodies and beer lovers at a hip, contemporary bar in the heart of Reykjavík’s Old Harbor for a tasting tour through Iceland’s food, culture and customs. Enjoy six pairings of craft beers and locally-sourced foods that tell a story about Icelandic terroir and traditions. Immerse yourself in the flavors of the far north while listening to stories, legends and insider tips from your local host.
  • Icelandic ale pairing meal
  • Sample local beer
  • Enjoy six locally-sourced small plates
  • Learn about traditional and modern Icelandic cuisine
  • Receive discounts at select restaurants, shops and attractions
  • Get inside tips from a local
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Local host/guide
Beer tasting of six different Icelandic beers
Six Icelandic courses served tapas style
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Bryggjan Steakhouse , Grandagarður 8, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Our tour is hosted at Bryggjan Brugghús, Address: Grandagarður 8, 101 Reykjavík. Please be there no later than 10 minutes before the event starts. Please let us know prior if you have any dietary restrictions/allergies.

6:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
Meet your host at Bryggjan Brewery in the heart of Reykjavik’s Old Harbour. For two hours of food and drink that celebrate local culture. Learn about the history of Iceland’s brewing as the host brings Iceland’s past to life, illustrating how locals survived and thrived in the harsh conditions of the far north. Taste a series of traditionally-brewed Icelandic ales along with more modern craft beers.

Try six courses of tapas style small plates, from fish that was caught just steps away from the restaurant to Icelandic lamb that was raised free-range in the northern mountains. Enjoy an informal and friendly atmosphere, with plenty of time to ask questions about eating, drinking and traveling in Iceland.

Meet fellow travelers and foodies, start conversations about Iceland’s current affairs and culture, and get the perfect overview of the Icelandic food scene in one perfect meal. After your meal is over, take time to explore the Old Harbor on your own or with new friends—this colorful, vibrant neighborhood is a wonderful place to browse shops, visit galleries and watch fishing boats come and go.
Itinerary
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Bryggjan Steakhouse
Our tour is hosted at Bryggjan Brugghús, Please be there no later than 10 minutes before the event starts. Meet your host at 6pm at Bryggjan Brewery (Address: Grandagarður 8, 101 Reykjavík) in the heart of Reykjavik’s Old Harbour. The tasting is informal, but your host will be on hand to walk you through each course, answer questions about eating, drinking and traveling in Iceland. During the tasting you will try at least six different beers and ales, brewed in Iceland. Each beer is paired with a locally sourced Icelandic course served tapas style. Taste fish that was caught the same day from the pier outside the window and lamb that was raised free-range. Savour each bite and sip of the traditional and modern pairings. After your meal is over explore Old Harbour on your own or with new friends from the tour.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 20 years
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Reykjavik Sightseeing
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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  • "Dont expect a meal .6 different dishes a spoonful of each." See review
  • "They serve whichever beers they've brewed most recently and whatever is freshest from the land and sea." See review

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star-5
Fun, pre-dinner micro beer tasting
Carmen_A
, Jun 2022
Delicious, fun and educational tasting of Icelandic local Reykjavik micro brew coupled with hearty food pairings shared family style. Joel was highly knowledgeable and made the tasting super fun. Highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for these kind words. We are happy to see you had such a great time and we hope you liked the beer and food. Skal!
star-5
Fun night out
Robin_S
, Apr 2020
Delicious food and beautiful beer in atmospheric surroundings. A wonderful way to kick back and enjoy a taste of Iceland. Our guide/storyteller, DomByrd, was cheerful, informative and entertaining. We had great time
star-5
what a surprise
vengalauren
, Dec 2019
Loved my experience!!! Delicious small plates (yet filling) with beer pairings and I was closely guided by charming Santino who was so knowledgeable about the tasting, cuisine, his brewery and Iceland itself. I cannot imagine a better way I could have experienced the local healthy foods and delicious beers while learning and having fun. THANK U!!
star-5
Amazing!
Linda_W
, Nov 2019
We had a wonderful evening of great beer, food and tour with a wonderful host. We also enjoyed meeting our tour mates from Scotland. Highly recommend.
star-5
Great Tour
DAVINA_E
, Nov 2019
Great beers and amazing food, alot of food. Tour takes place within the brewery which was fine with us.
star-5
Best Gastropub in Reykjavik
DOUGLAS_G
, Sep 2019
Our "tour" was hosted by Santino at Bryggian Bugghus, down by the wharf. The tour involved no walking, just eating and drinking, making it my kind of tour. We were treated to six of their craft brews and six small tastings of Icelandic foods. Our beers included a dubbel, pilsner, lambic, ESB, pale ale and IPA. The pairings included shrimp, mussels, lamb, beef, salmon and ice cream made from one of their beers. YMMV. They serve whichever beers they've brewed most recently and whatever is freshest from the land and sea. We had about 20 people from all over the place on our tour. The tour lasts about 2 hours. Santino is a most amiable host. His explanations in English are clear and understandable, and comprehensive. If I make it back to Reykjavik I will take this tour again. And again.
star-4
One stop microbrewery experience
Tammy_J
, Aug 2019
Excellent beers paired with great dishes. I was misguided in thinking it was a tour when in fact it was just one location for the event. I enjoyed our host and even got a tour of the brewing process! As a tour operator, I would change the name of this experience.
star-4
Tasting food
Global754227
, Jan 2019
Tasting it is. Dont expect a meal .6 different dishes a spoonful of each. Plenty of beer to get you drunk .I would do it again, but dont come too hungry .
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star-5
A Fun evening
Ross_J
, Dec 2018
So much fun and a little too much beer. Meet some really interesting people and enjoyed the whole experience, would definitely recommend it.
star-4
First Night In Iceland
Mark_W
, Oct 2018
This is a great way to get to know other people who have traveled to this country. The beer and the food were good and our host Candy was nice. We were expecting more information regarding your country so that was the only thing missing from the evening.
star-5
We had an amazing time on the beer and...
Anna S
, Sep 2018
We had an amazing time on the beer and food tasting tour. The amount of beer you get is well worth the price you pay. The information you get from the host and just by conversing with her is also unmatched. This was one of the highlights of our trip.
star-5
A raucous, fun filled experience
Matt_P
, Jul 2018
We had a wonderful experience on this trip. Candy, our guide, was knowledgeable and exuberant as she helped us all become acquainted both the beer and our fellow tasters. Thoroughly enjoyed this tasting tour!
star-5
Very fun night in the city. It was...
Christina F
, May 2018
Very fun night in the city. It was my husband's birthday so we got to enjoy dinner and drinks with a lovely group of travelers and share stories on the sights so far.
star-3
the best part about this tour was...
Olivia O
, Mar 2018
the best part about this tour was that i met some amazing people!! the food and beer were great but the woman running the event was i believe filling in for someone else and didn't really have time to explain the beers and pairings to us. all in all, great time however she did not check out vouchers so we kept joking we would come back another time! -
star-5
This was great! We had quite a lot...
Laura_C
, Mar 2018
This was great! We had quite a lot of beer and the sizes of the glasses surprised me. The lady who lead it made everyone socialise with each other and me as my partner actually ended up going out with another couple the night after.
star-3
We arrived at meeting place Mar Bar...
Stuart F
, Mar 2018
We arrived at meeting place Mar Bar to be told that we had to go to the Bryggian Brewery which was about a 10 minute walk. This tour takes place in the Brewery so it is rather misleading. However we had a good time along with about 14 others and our hostess was very good. Overall we had a fun couple of hours but the meeting place instructions need to be amended and Tour removed from description.
star-4
Not a brilliant start - the address...
Eleanor K
, Jan 2018
Not a brilliant start - the address for the venue wasn't clear on the booking. We ended up quite lost and arrived late. The bar / brewery weren't expecting us, as they hadn't been informed of the booking - slightly awkward. We were sat in the restaurant area, which was a bit odd, but the atmosphere of the restaurant is lovely. There were only two of us on the 'tour' but the guide was friendly and informative. Generous samples of beer, and really nice tapas-style food. We stayed afterwards for dinner because we loved the atmosphere of the restaurant. Good value considering the cost of alcohol / food in Iceland, but the organisation / communication let it down somewhat.
star-5
This was a great experience. The...
Angela M
, Nov 2017
This was a great experience. The servings are very generous and the six beers were very crisp to taste, must be the water! The six food pairings ranged from salmon, roast goose to ice cream. I would do it again as the value for money was very good considering how expensive food and drink is in Iceland.
star-2
There were far too many people for...
Wayne B
, Oct 2017
There were far too many people for one event - about 28. It wasn't a tour at all. We stayed in one bar the entire time. The beer tasting was fine, but the tapas were minimal. We stopped for a decent meal on the way home. The event was way overpriced for the experience.
star-4
The tour was really great. The beer...
Barbara R
, Sep 2017
The tour was really great. The beer and the food were tasty. Need to improve on the directions on how to get to the facility. People leading the tour were really easy to talk to and with. I would recommend this tour.

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