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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.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off (central Reykjavik); Brewery Tour with English Guidance; Beer tasting.
Hours of operation
Available daily at 6:00pm, pickup at 5:30pm.
Approximately 2 hours.
Departs from hotels located in central Reykjavik.
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.
The legal drinking age in Iceland is 20 years, those who have not reached the legal age will not be served alcohol.
Cancellation: 1 day prior 100% penalty. No show 100% penalty.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**