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FAQ

Hi our dear friends!

Here are the most frequently asked questions regarding our awesome local tours in Reykjavik.

You can scroll down the list of questions below or search by categories. If you can’t find the answers you are looking for please don’t hesitate to shoot us a line and we will be happy to help you!

Reykjavik Food Walk

Where does the Reykjavik Food Tour start?

Our delicious Reykjavik Food tour begins right in the heart of Reykjavik and the exact meeting location is sent in a super secret email after booking :) The location is easy to find and very central. It is in walking distance from most hotels, hostels and apartments in Reykjavik and for guests driving their own car, there are multiple parking spots nearby!

How do I book?

The easiest way to secure your spot on our Reykjavik Food tour is always via our website. Here is a link directly to our Food Tour page. If you have any special questions, comments or requirements that we don’t cover here, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line! We are looking forward to hearing from you :)

How long is the Food Tour?

Our delicious Reykjavik foodie tour is approx. 4 hours. It all depends on how fast you eat & walk!

Is the food included in the tour?

Yup! Absolutely everything is included in our tour. So, all you have to do is to show up hungry like a wolf and we will take care of the rest! Usually a visit to 6 of our favourite restaurants and tasting of 13 amazing local cuisines :)

Does this tour include sight seeing of the city or just food?

Yes! In our Reykjavik Food tour we do not only visit our favourite restaurants in Reykjavik and try all our must try local cuisines but we do also walk around the whole down town Reykjavik area and explore the highlights of Reykjavik.

We will explore the main landmarks, beautiful streets and see great street art. You will hear fun stories and have your local guide show you the best of our hometown – As we are also happy to give you any local tips or recommendations you might need.

Is the Food tour suitable for kids or seniors?

Absolutely! Our Reykjavik Food Tour is specially created to accommodate everyone! Foodies of all ages and solo travellers just as large groups. There is definitely some walking in our tour but we are never walking too far at once as we are seeing the best of Reykjavik – While walking between restaurants.

I'm a vegetarian/vegan, can I still participate in the tour?

We always try to do everything we possibly can to accommodate all dietary restrictions and/or allergies :)

If you have any restrictions, please say so in your booking or feel free to get in touch and we will give you all the details!

Vegetarians have no problems with enjoying the best of our tour and the same goes for dairy or gluten intolerants.

Vegans are always more than welcome in our tour but unfortunately, the traditional Icelandic cuisine is not very welcoming for a vegan diet as meat, seafood and diary plays a huge role in our cuisine.

Feel free to shoot us a line and we will do everything we can to accommodate :)

What is included in the Food tour?

Everything is included in our delicious foodie tour! As we explore the best of Reykjavik we will stop at 6 unique restaurants, shops and food trucks. Included is the fun walk in a small group with a local guide + tons of amazing Icelandic cuisines. In most of our tours there are approx. 13 tastings, and yes – You will probably not need a dinner on the day of your tour :)

The only thing that is excluded from our tour is alcohol. Usually there are no alcoholic beverages in our tours but if anyone is interested, you are of course welcome to get something at your own cost at the bar. The reason for this is to keep the price as low as possible to make the experience more accessible – And to make it more family friendly.

How many guests are in each tour?

In our open Reykjavik Food tours we always keep the groups at maximum 10 guests. We do this to make the experience as personal and fun as possible!

For private groups we can accommodate larger groups, feel free to get in touch!

Is the Reykjavik Food Tour a good family activity?

YES! Our Reykjavik Food Tour is the perfect activities for families and groups of friends. Children from 4-12 get 50% off!

Are the guides Icelandic?

Yup! At Wake Up Reykjavik, our whole philosophy is to offer amazing, fun and authentic Icelandic experiences – And one of the single most important things to do that is to have all our team members not only Icelandic, but local legends.

Therefore are all of us locals of Iceland, living in Reykjavik and packed with experience of travelling and experiencing our own country :)

Is the tour in English?

Yes! All our experiences are in English, although we might teach you a word or two in Icelandic :)

How far in advance should I book my Reykjavik Food tour?

We are thrilled of how popular our Reykjavik Food tour has got – but because of that, we also very often get fully booked far in advance.

Therefore we really, really want to encourage our guests to book in advance when they have decided to do our tour to ensure that you get your perfect date and time.

We accept bookings 1 year in advance :)

Is it possible to do a private Food tour?

Yes, it is of course possible to arrange private foodie tours!

For small groups that want to do private tours there is an added fee. Large groups don’t pay anything extra for private expereince.

Is alcohol included in the tour?

The only thing that is excluded from our food tour is alcoholic beverages. Usually there are no alcoholic beverages in our tours but if anyone is interested, you are of course welcome to get something at your own cost at the bar. The reason for this is to keep the price as low as possible to make the experience more accessible – And to make it more family friendly.

For private groups, please get in touch and we are more than happy to costumize your experience with a tasting of local beers or cocktails.

Is shark or whale included in the tour?

In our delicious Reykjavik food tour, our passion is to show our guests the absolute best of our local cuisine. With that being said, we try to avoid the traditional cuisines fermented shark, sour sheep heads, rams testicles etc.

This is done mostly to make our guests experience more enjoyable … and we believe cuisines such as the fermented shark might just num your senses a little bit and therefore affect the next tastings haha!

However, we really recommend all our guests that are interested to taste our local delicacies and we would love to give you the right recommendations.

Reykjavik Bar Crawl

Where and when does the Reykjavik Bar Crawl start?

Our Reykjavik Bar Crawl starts at 10pm, at one of our very favourite local bars right in the heart of Reykjavik and the exact meeting location is sent in a super secret email after booking :) The location is easy to find and very central. It is in walking distance from most hotels, hostels and apartments in Reykjavik and every cab driver know the location.

How long is the Wake Up Reykjavik Bar Crawl?

Our awesome Bar Crawl is from around 10pm and usually lasts for approx. 3-4 hours. In that time we try our best to experience all the best of the Reykjavik nightlife and visit all our most favourites nightlife venues.

Our night ends at the largest nightclub in town and from there it is up to you if you want to head home to sleep, visit any of our previous bars or stay in the club – And drink and dance until the break of dawn!

What is included in this experience?

Everything is included in our Reykjavik Bar Crawl!

You will meet a new local friend that will show you all of our favourite nightlife spots in Reykjavik and all the drinks are included + a tasting of Icelandic shark + a delicious hot dog at the famous hot dog stand and finally a VIP entry to the largest club in Reykjavik. Find everything about it here: https://wakeupreykjavik.com/tour/reykjavik-nightlife-bar-crawl/

Allergies or dietary restrictions, can I still join the fun?

Absolutely! In all our experiences we always do everything we can to accommodate every dietary restriction. And on a night out, that is usually easy. We have some drinks that we try but if you can’t have something or if there is something you don’t like, simply ask your local host to help you find an alternative choice :)

Please note though that unfortunately we can’t arrange alternative options for the shark tasting or the hot dog.

What is the average age of Bar Crawlers?

Our awesome guests from around the world are literally of all ages. The drinking age in Iceland is 20 years and our guests are everything from 20-80 years old. The average age however on the Bar Crawl is everything from 20-50 years old and we are so lucky that most of our guests are super fun, thirsty and ready for a fun night out in Reykjavik.

Can I pay on spot?

Unfortunately not. To ensure a personal and fun expereince for all our guests we limit our tours to 20 guests. For this to work we require all our guests to book in advance to minimize no shows.

Is it safe for solo / female travellers?

Absolutely! Iceland is one of the safes countries in the world and the nightlife scene is probably as safe as it gets. A big percentage of our guests are solo travellers.

Furthermore, we are happy to offer our guests the best tips on how to get to our meeting location and back home. In special conditions, we are always more than happy to walk our guests to towards the next taxi station :)

What is the drinking age in Iceland?

The legal drinking age in Iceland is 20 years and that is therefore the age limit to join our fun Reykjavik Bar Crawl.

Is there a dress code for the Reykjavik nightlife?

Icelanders usually dress to look their best for a night out in Reykjavik. Most bars in Reykjavik do not have a strict dress code but most nightclubs do and we therefore always recommend our guests to look their best :)

Here is a blog on the topic that might help:

https://wakeupreykjavik.com/how-to-dress-for-a-night-out-in-reykjavik/

How many persons are in each Reykjavik Bar Crawl?

For our open Reykjavik Bar Crawls we limit the groups by 20 guests.

We do this because we believe 20 is the perfect number to create an awesome party atmosphere but still keep the expereince personal & authentic :)

We also host private Reykjavik Bar Crawls for groups and then there is no limit on participants!

Is the Reykjavik Bar Crawl a good group activity?

YES! Absolutely.

Our guests in the Reykjavik Bar Crawl are everything from solo travellers and couples and up to large groups of friends, family or colleagues. It’s the perfect way to go out, meet other awesome travellers and experience the best of the Reykjavik nightlife!

We also host private Bar Crawls for larger groups. Feel free to get in touch :)

What about solo travellers?

Solo Travellers are a huge % of our guests and we know exactly why, we believe our Reykjavik Bar Crawl is perfect for solo travellers to meet new friends in Iceland and experience the absolute best of the Reykjavik nightlife!

Wanna join the fun?

Are the guides Icelandic?

Yup! At Wake Up Reykjavik, our whole philosophy is to offer amazing, fun and authentic Icelandic experiences – And one of the single most important things to do that is to have all our team members not only Icelandic, but local legends.

Is the tour in English?

Yes! All our experiences are in English, although we might teach you a word or two in Icelandic :)

How far in advance should I book my Reykjavik Bar Crawl?

We are thrilled of who popular our Reykjavik Bar Crawl has got – but because of that, we also very often get fully booked far in advance.

Therefore we really, really want to encourage our guests to book in advance when they have decided to do our Bar Crawl to ensure that you get your perfect date and time.

Is it possible to do a private Bar Crawl?

Yes, it is of course possible to arrange private Bar Crawls!

For small groups that want to do private tours there is an added fee. Large groups don’t pay anything extra for private experience.

Is alcohol included in the tour?

Yes! Everything is included in our awesome Reykjavik Bar Crawl. In total there are 5 drinks – Ranging from amazing and unique cocktails at our favourite cocktail lounge in Reykjavik, beers at a local bar, local shots & unique off menu drinks!

Also, included is a tasting of our traditional fermented shark and a stop at the famous hot dog stand!

Where and when does the Reykjavik Bar Crawl end?

Our Reykjavik Bar Crawl expereince always ends at our favourite nightclub in town. However we always play our nights by ear so there is no exact time schedule. We simply enjoy our drinks at each place, talk, laugh and maybe dance a little, and hop to the next venue when we feel like it!

Usually our Bar Crawls are arriving at the nightclub at around 01am when the clubs are getting really busy.

Reykjavik Beer Tour

Where and when does the Reykjavik Beer tour begin?

Our awesome beer tour begins at 5pm, right in the heart of Reykjavik and the exact meeting location is sent in a super secret email after booking :) The location is easy to find and very central. It is in walking distance from most hotels, hostels and apartments in Reykjavik and for guests driving their own car, there are multiple parking spots nearby!

How long is the tour?

The Reykjavik beer tour is approx. 3-4 hours and the duration mostly depends on how fast you drink … there is a lot of drinking to do!

What is included in this experience?

Everything is included! As we explore the best of Iceland’s beer culture we usually stop at 3-4 unique bars and included is the fun walk in a small group with a local guide + tastings of over 10 Icelandic beers, a traditional Icelandic shot and ba snacks. In total there will be plenty to drink and you will become an expert of local beers before you know it!

Allergies or dietary restrictions, can I still join the Reykjavik Beer Tour?

Of course! Everyone is welcome on our beer tour and we always try to do everything we can to accommodate any dietary restrictions or allergies.

However, if there is any doubt feel free to send us an email and we will figure things out :)

What is the average age of guests?

Our guests for the Reykjavik Beer Tour are from all around the world and of all different ages. Everyone is welcome but most of our guests are 20-50.

Can I pay on spot?

Unfortunately not. To ensure a personal and fun expereince for all our guests we limit our tours to around 10 guests. For this to work we require all our guests to book in advance to minimize no shows.

Is it safe for solo / female travellers?

Absolutely! Iceland is one of the safes countries in the world and the nightlife scene is probably as safe as it gets. A big percentage of our guests are solo travellers.

Furthermore, we are happy to offer our guests the best tips on how to get to our meeting location and back home. In special conditions, we are always more than happy to walk our guests to towards the next taxi station :)

What is the drinking age in Iceland?

The legal drinking age in Iceland is 20 years and that is therefore the age limit to join our fun nightlife tours.

Is there a dress code for this tour?

Nope, not at all. However, Icelanders like to look pretty good when they go out and we recommend you to do the same :)

How many persons are in each group?

For our Reykjavik Beer Tour we make sure to keep the groups rather small to ensure a fun and personal experience for everyone. Our average groups are from 5-12 persons.

Is the Reykjavik Beer tour a good group activity?

YES! Our Reykjavik Beer Tour is perfect for groups that want to have an awesome night out in Reykjavik.

Join us to make sure you will hit the best bars in town and try both the must have Icelandic beverages and the new, trendy seasonal beers. Perfect to make the most out of your stay in Reykjavik and experience our awesome nightlife scene!

Is it possible to do a private beer tour?

Yes it is. For any private enquires, please get in touch with us here with information on what dates you have in mind and how many there are in your group.

What about solo travellers?

Solo travellers are the most welcome in our tours! A huge % of all our guests at Wake Up Reykjavik are solo travellers that join us not only to get a brilliant local insight of Reykjavik – But to meet new friends from all over the world.

We can’t wait to see you!

Are the guides Icelandic?

Yes. Everyone working for Wake Up Reykjavik are Icelandic. We love meeting people from all over the world but to make sure that we provide the best possible local experience, everyone at Wake Up Reykjavik are from Iceland.

Is alcohol included in the tour?

Of course! Everything is included in the experience :)

You can book your tour here.

How far in advance should I book my Reykjavik Beer Tour?

Great question! We are thrilled of who popular our Reykjavik Beer tour has got – but because of that, we also very often get fully booked far in advance.

Therefore we really, really want to encourage our guests to book in advance when they have decided to do our tour to ensure that you get your perfect date and time.

Is the tour in English?

Yes! All our tours are in English.

Bachelor Parties in Iceland

Can you help me a plan an awesome Bachelor Party?

ABSOLUTELY! We at Wake Up Reykjavik are proud to be the no.1 Bachelor party planner in Iceland.

We would love to hear when you are visiting Iceland, how many there are in your group and what you are the most interested in doing. We can then use our local expertise to help you plan the weekend to perfection. Just get in touch with us here.

How to book a Bachelor weekend with Wake Up Reykjavik?

To book your Bachelor experience in Iceland, just shoot us a line directly and we will help you plan your experience to perfection.

We have ready made Bachelor packages that you can choose from or we can tailor make your experience from A-Z. Get in touch here!

Bookings

How can I book my experience with Wake Up Reykjavik?

All bookings for our fun local experiences are made through our website, www.wakeupreykjavik.com.

However, if you have any further questions, special requests or if you are booking for a private group – You can always feel free to get in touch with us directly and we will be happy to help you :)

How can I make a booking for a group of people?

You can always book through our simple booking system under each tour on www.WakeUpReykjavik.com

We also take great pride in planning private tours for groups. For private group bookings and special requests, get in touch with us.

Can I change the date/time of my booked tour?

If anything comes up and you would like to change your reservation – Then we do of course want to do everything that we can to accommodate you. If we have an available tour that you can join at another time, then yes, it is no problem :)

Please note: Your date change must be requested at least a day before scheduled departure.

I haven’t received an email with all the details and meeting location for my tour. What is wrong?

As soon as you make your booking with Wake Up Reykjavik you will receive a simple confirmation email with your booking details.

However, we want every single experience to be as unique and good as possible, so send all our guests a personal email after booking with more details such as meeting location, things to keep in mind etc. Because we do this all manually, it might take a few hours after your booking is made :)

If more time has passed, you have lost your email or if you are unsure about anything and would like our help, we are always available to help you. You can always get in touch with us here and we will get back to you asap.

What is your refund policy?

If your plans change, we will always do our very best to reschedule your tour if possible. For cancellations, a 15% booking fee is always non-refundable. And bookings cancelled with more than 48 hours are refunded full 85%.

Bookings cancelled within 48 hours are charged full price.

You can see our Cancellation & Refund policy in more detail here.

How far in advance should I book my tours online?

AWESOME question! All our tours are with small groups to ensure the perfect personal experience for our guests. With that being said, we normally get fully booked far in advance.

You can book whenever you like, but we always recommend our guests to book early in advance to secure their perfect dates :)

Prices & Payments

Is it possible to show up at tour and pay with cash?

Unfortunately not. We would love to welcome everyone in our tours and accept last minute sign ups but unfortunately we can’t.

The reason is that we are visiting some of the best restaurants and bars in Reykjavik in our tours that are forever popular, so that we have to reserve tables for each group. Also, we want to provide a unique, personal experience for our all our guests and to do that, we limit each group with 10 people. Our tours are usually fully booked in advance.

However, if you want to join our tours last minute, don’t hesitate to contact us directly here.

Do you offer group discounts?

If you are planning a special trip for a large group of people, please contact us for an offer :)

Do you accept American Express?

No. Unfortunately Wake Up Reykjavik and many other Icelandic businesses don’t accept AMEX cards.

How much is the tour in USD, EUR or GBP?

All our tour prices are in ISK, our local currency. We have not changed any of our prices for the past two years even though some restaurants / bars have increased their prices because we want to give all our guests the best possible experience in the best price that we can offer.

However, the price is USD / EUR / GPB or any other currency changes every day depending on each days currency exchange with the ISK. You can see todays currency rate here.

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