Reykjavík City Library hosts free literary walking tours in downtown Reykjavík every Thursday in June, July and August at 3pm. The walks start from the library's main branch in Tryggvagata 15. Icelandic crime fiction, ghost stories and various dark phenomena are introduced at various stops by two guides from the library.
The walk is at an easy pace and is meant to suit everyone. It is a fun way to get to know Icelandic literature with a bit of history mixed in. The program takes just over an hour.
The walk can also be booked for groups throughout the year for a fee of ISK 30.000.
Also each Thursday at 2pm there is a screening of Spirits of Iceland: Living With Elves, Trolls and Ghosts, in the library's 5th floor screening room, Kamesið. This is a 45 min. film on Icelandic folklore, and a fine warm-up for the walking tour.
Arnaldur Indriðason Crime Story Walk:
We also offer walking tours focused on Arnaldur Indriðason's crime stories. He is without a doubt Iceland's best known crime writer. These walks are only offered for groups, and need to be booked in advance. The fee is ISK 40.000 pr. group.
Further information and booking:
You can also enjoy our electronic literature walk in English - either on your computer or on your smartphone. Browse the walk here, on cityofliterature.is or download the smartphone app for either Android or iPhone/iPod touch.