Literary Walks

The Reykjavik City Library offers a variety of literary walks. Our goal is first and foremost to promote Icelandic literature in a lively manner, but we discuss the city as a backdrop for old and new literature, thereby casting a new light on our daily surroundings.

The subject of the walks varies widely. For example, there have been crime walks, pub walks, poetry walks, and “underground walks.” 

Literary Walks for Groups

Literary Walks are perfect for groups of people who want to break up their everyday routine with a fun activity and enjoy the outdoors at the same time. Available by appointment, and the fee is listed in the tariff.

Audio-Guided Literary Walks

The Reykjavik City Library and the Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature have, in partnership with the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, created an app, Reykjavik Culture Walks, featuring audio-guided literature walks. It’s available for iOS (through iTunes) and Android (through Google Play). The walks are narrated in Icelandic, English, Spanish, and German.   

Summer Evening Walks

The Reykjavik City Library, the Reykjavik City Museum, and the Reykjavik Art Museum host evening walks around the city every week over the summer. The walks usually begin around 20:00 on Thursday evenings from June to August, and the summer's programme is usually announced around late May.

Contact us:
Guðrún Baldvinsdóttir, Project Manager - Literary Events