Elves, Trolls and Stories
Easy Walk in Ísafjörður
Would you like to learn more about trolls, elves, ghosts and other other beings around us?
Are you attracted to the mystical and the spiritual?
Do you like listening to legends and stories? Would you like to understand the past times in which they developed?
The small town of Ísafjörður is unique in Iceland. Its unusually well-preserved city centre dates from the 19th century and still reflects its charming history, that remains alive in the legends and stories.
Our guide meets you at the Tourist Information, dressed as a woman from the 19th century, and takes you on a walk through the city. On the way she will show you interesting places, give you an insight into the history of Ísafjörður and tell tales and stories of ancient and modern times.
You will learn about the people and their living conditions, their beliefs and their culture, which is reflected in the legends. You might experience a slight shudder when told of ghosts and, as well, fascination with the mystical creatures you will hear about in the tales.
At the end of our walk you have the unique opportunity to visit our small church with it´s famous big wall picture. Only my company is allowed to open the church to its customers. It is a great feeling to look at 746 ceramic birds mounted on the wall behind the altar. Each bird is unique because made by the people living here.
The walk goes only through the place without gradients.
It is possible to extend the Ísafjörður Walk by one hour with this one at 10:00 and then the walks leads you on the mountain slopes while enjoying the wonderful view of the fjord and surrounding valleys.
Daily in summer at 10:00, 14:00 and 17:00 (On cruise ship days change start times)
in winter at 14:00
Meeting point: Tourist Information Center
Elevation: up to 20 m (as extension into nature up to 80 m)
Duration: 2 hours
Group size: 2-10 people
Price for one: 8.990 ISK (children up to 12 free), for 8-10 people 8.000 ISK
(for only one 17.000 ISK)
To make a booking, please contact me. I will answer you quickly.
Helga is a passionate and very nice person. Historical walk with all the stories around Isafjodur was not only enlightening but also full of emotion. We highly recommend. (2019)
Helga led a Wonderful tour of Ísafjörður -- fun and knowledgeable. A great way to see this special town and environs. She is a great tour guide...a very nice addition to our week in Iceland. (2019)
We had booked a 2-hour walk with Helga. She was dressed in the national costume at the turn of the century to the meeting point. On this walk we learned a lot about the trolls, ghosts and fairies, but also about the development of the place, which she reported with great passion. Also for children certainly an interesting kind of educational walk. We would always book with Helga again. (2019)
Helga appeared over punctually and dressed in the national costume at the turn of the century to the meeting point. On this walk we learned a lot about the trolls, ghosts and fairies, but also about the development of the place, which she reported with great passion. Also for children certainly an interesting kind of educational walk. We would always book with Helga again. (2019)
It was a very interesting walk we had with Lisa. She told us light and funny stories about elves and trolls, just as if she had just experienced that. We also learned a lot about history. We can highly recommend that walk!