Taste The Saga - Beer Tasting

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From 54.00
Duration 2 hours




Spend an evening learning about Icelandic drinking culture on this fun filled brewery and beer tasting tour of Iceland's oldest brewery, Ölgerðin


  • Learn about Iceland's unique drinking culture and history
  • Taste the many ambitious beers and delicious Icelandic beverages
  • Have shot of Brennivín, Iceland's signature distilled spirit
  • Discover the technology that makes beer so wonderful


  • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off for hotels, guest houses and bus stops in Reykjavik
  • Round-trip transportation
  • English guidance
  • Beer tasting

Please Note

  • This tour is intended for those of legal drinking age, which in Iceland is 20 years

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Apr 13 2018
Excellent value for the price... great experience
Feb 24 2018
Fun, entertaining, learning all while drinking beer!
Feb 12 2018
I was expecting walking down a brewery with someone explaining the machines and giving us a little taste of a beer... on the contrary, we didn’t seee the factory but through a window. As soon as we arrived we had a pint and bowls with nachos ready for us. They gave us a taste of some delicious beers. The guy explaining stuff was very knowledgeable and told us the history of Icelandic beer with a very easy to get
Jan 22 2018
One of the best things we did in Iceland. Anna was our tour guide at the brewery, and she was amazing. Thank you!


Iceland's drinking culture and history with alcohol is interesting to say the least. From 1915 the nation was subject to complete alcohol prohibition that lasted almost a quarter of a century, when in 1935 wine and spirits were legalized.

Odd as it may seem, beer was not legalized. Beer was considered particularly dangerous for Icelanders and was banned for more than half a century, until March 1. in 1989. The theory was that since beer was cheaper than other forms of alcohol it would likely lead to personal deprivation, poverty and violence.

On the brewery tour of Ölgerðin brewery you will journey through history of brewing in Iceland, dive into the local drinking culture, taste beer and other beverages from Ölgerðin's main brewery, as well as a selection of ambitious beers from their award-winning craft brewery, Borg Brugghús.

Established in 1913, Ölgerðin Egill Skallagrímsson brewery employs many world-class champions and has received numerous international awards for beers, including "World's Best Standard Lager″ at the 2011 World Beer Awards and Gold at the 2012 World Beer Cup for best German-style Pilsner.


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Redemption Instructions

Please present your electronic travel voucher / ticket at the time of tour departure.

Tour departure point
The Gray Line Bus Terminal in Holtagarðar is the central departure point for our tours.

Pick up and drop off
Pick up from hotels, guesthouses and designated bus stops starts 30 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.
Check in at Gray Line Bus Terminal is 15 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.

To help ensuring the quickest possible collection we kindly ask you to stand by for pick up in front of your hotel or guest house when pick up starts. Boarding the pick-up coach please present your tour voucher.

Tour status
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Returning from your tour
On return you'll be dropped off at the pickup point you were collected from or at the closest possible point.

Need assistance?
Our call centre is open 24 hours every day of the year. This means that whenever you need, there’s always someone from Gray Line Iceland available to assist. Call: 354 540 1313 or e-mail:

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