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Guided Crime Story Tours in Reykjavík

arnaldurindrida_visitrvkReykjavík City Library offers guided literary tours for groups which focus on thrillers by Iceland’s uncrowned King of Crime Arnaldur Indridason.

He is the country’s most popular crime writer and his books have been translated into numerous languages. Indridason has also won several international awards for his work, including the Golden Dagger, as stated on

The guided tour focuses on his series about investigator Erlendur Sveinsson and his team. Several sites that play a role in the novels are visited and participants learn about the connection of place and text, hear short excerpts from the novels and get to know a different side of Reykjavík.

Guests stroll through the neighborhood depicted in Jar City where parts of the film based on the book were shot, see the site where some old bones and a well-kept story were dug up in the novel Silence of the Grave, and much more.

The tour takes about two hours, ending at a local hotel depicted in two of Indridason’s novels. Having refreshments at the hotel buffet or bar, as Erlendur enjoys in Voices, is optional.

For bookings and further information, email Kristín Vidarsdóttir: [email protected]

Click here to watch an audio slideshow of another of the library’s literary tours.

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