When it comes to the consumption of alcohol, Iceland has an interesting history. The good news is that artisan breweries are to be found all over Iceland in growing numbers, and there is no shortage of inventiveness when it comes to choosing flavours and styles of brewing. It wasn’t always like this! From 1915 until 1935, when wine and spirits were legalised, alcohol was banned completely. Considered particularly dangerous for Icelanders as it was cheaper than other forms of intoxicating liquor, the beer prohibition lasted until 1 March 1989. Needless to say, 1 March is now celebrated in some style in Iceland as Beer Day.
On this entertaining evening tour, you will visit one of Reykjavík’s breweries to learn about Iceland’s drinking culture and taste several of its award-winning products, including Brennivin (“Black Death”), Iceland’s signature spirit. The tour, which includes a pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation, is intended for those of drinking age which, in Iceland, is 20 years old. The evening is informal and entertaining, be prepared to participate!
Tour Code: FF7
Price guide £ – under £100
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