Free City Walk was launched by me, Marteinn (Martin), on may 7th 2014 and I‘m still guiding full time. Occasionally a Private group Tour but usually The “Free” Classic Tour. Eiríkur (Eric) a good trusted friend, backpacking motorcyclist, and also a football fanatic and a history graduate like myself has been with me since march 2015. Sara (Sarah), a hardcore feminist, mother, hippie and a high school history teacher joined the gang in March 2016 and brought in much needed diversity. In addition to the Free Walking Tour, we also run The Pubcrawl together and have a vast number of local friends willing to come with us every weekend on a Barcrawl to mingle with visitors for their own enjoyment. Finally there is Magnús, an economic historian who joined the team in the summer months of 2015. He is our expert running The “Walk-the-Crash” Tour which details The Financial History of Iceland with emphasis on the recent economical collapse in 2008. We emphasize the characteristics of our guides, a mixture of performers, mentors and stand up artists with solid educational background. We realize that our guides are representing a country, hence we choose our words carefully and show the utmost respect we can to everybody. Whilst still trying to walk the thin line of humor.
Today, CityWalk Ltd. receives over 1500 guests monthly year around. After few months in operation in 2014 we got listed as one of the top things to do in Iceland by Tripadvisor, GuidetoIceland, GoScandinavia, among endless travel bloggers. Our tours have been featured in Washington Post, Easy Jet in-flight magazine and the Daily Beast. We have a vast network of friends all over the world and we are a well-known brand locally in Iceland.
We offer various kinds of services and accommodate personal inquiries of all kinds. We have experience with tailor made Luxury Private Tours in and out of the city, hikes outside Reykjavík, driving on gravel and ice and even horseback riding tours. Organizing a wedding, stag or hen party, daytime activities, nightlife barcrawl and also beer tasting tours through micro breweries. If you think we are the ones you want to organize your day trip, Please check out the Private Tour we offer and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. CityWalk Ltd. is expanding, but yet will always hold on to the original classic free walking tour and the style of it.
If you want to read a Cindarella story on how a momma‘s boy came to be one of the most famous guides in Iceland and how my Reykjavik City Walk enterprise has evolved into being one of Iceland‘s best rated tourism companies, read the history of CityWalk Ltd. here