Iceland

Taste The Saga - Beer Tasting

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Learn about Icelandic drinking culture on an entertaining brewery and beer tasting tour of Iceland's oldest brewery, the award winning Ölgerðin

Highlights

  • 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

Inclusions

  • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off for hotels and guest houses 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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May 30 2017
Lysande!! Mycket kunnig och rolig guide. Hur bra som helst!
Mar 30 2017
We went with a group of five and had an amazing time. Very fun and knowledgeable guide. Great beers!!!
Mar 14 2017
So much fun and very informative. Also, lots of yummy beer.
Jan 29 2017
It was a great activity to do while in Iceland!
Itinerary

ITINERARY

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 a printed copy of your electronic travel voucher / ticket at the time of tour departure. If for any reason you cannot print your voucher, then show your digital copy or e-mail confirmation.

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

Pick up and drop off
Our pick up coaches collect passengers from over 160 hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik and deliver to the Gray Line Bus Terminal in Holtagarðar for check in.

Pick up from hotels and guesthouses 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: iceland@grayline.is

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