Taste the Saga

AH150 Taste the Saga

Ölgerðin (e. The Brewery), Iceland’s oldest brewery invites you on a unique journey through the drinking saga. Taste the quirkiness of Iceland while listening to stories about the drinking culture as it once was in the past and is today.


  • Ölgerðin (e. The Brewery)
  • 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

Tour Description:

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.

A Friendly Note: This tour is intended for those of legal drinking age, which in Iceland is 20 years
And so, if you haven’t experienced Icelandic alcoholic beverages you are in for a treat!


If you are not still convinced this is the tour for you, read this blog and you will end up booking it! :) 

Taste the Saga that is Iceland! by A Six Pack of Stories

Tour availability and details

  • Fri
  • Sat

Departure: 17:30
Pick-up: 16:45
Duration: 1,5 - 2,5 hours

Complimentary hotel pick-up service. 

Travelling with children? Sorry, only available for > 20 years

This tour is operated via Gray Line Iceland -- A leading tour operator in Iceland. 

Tour is available: All year round (2017-18)

Price: 7.500 ISK
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Itinerary Details:

Tour Departures:
Thursday to Sunday at 5:30PM (pick-up at 4:45) 
1,5-2,5 hours


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

4 passengers per tour
Fridays and Saturdays, all year round (2017-18)

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.

Pickup from hotels and guesthouses starts 45 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.

Need assistance?
Grayline Iceland 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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