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Sightseeing in Iceland’s nature is best experienced in the privacy, solitude and comfort of a small group, led by a local guide in fully equipped transport. These private tours allow you to get up close and personal with this island’s many natural features whilst enjoying alone time.

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Sightseeing in Iceland’s nature is best experienced in the privacy, solitude and comfort of a small group, led by a local guide in fully equipped transport. These private tours allow you to get up close and personal with this island’s many natural features whilst enjoying alone time.
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Luxurious Private Transfer from Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik

Arrive in Iceland in style and enjoy our personal, private transfer service. We’ll be there to welcome you at the airport, waiting at the arrivals hall with a greeting sign including your name, where our professional drivers will follow you to the car while carrying your luggage. You will then be driven to your desired destination in our luxurious private cars. If the sky is clear you can see the steam from the oldest geothermal power station in Iceland, Svartsengi on your way to Reykjavík. And note that while driving from the airport to the capital, people often feel like they have landed on the moon because of the lava landscape all around. We offer extra stops to be added to this tour if you like. You can choose to have a layover in the Blue Lagoon on the way from the airport, visit museums in Reykjavik city or go straight to your hotel after your flight. Please note that the entrance to the Blue Lagoon or museums is not included in the transfer. And the Blue Lagoon needs to be pre-booked. Our airport luxury transfer includes a guided tour from Keflavik airport to the capital area, Reykjavík. We guarantee all our client’s high standard and professionalism, and we strive to make your journey in Iceland a dream come true. No need to stand in line after a taxi or a bus after you step out of the plane, book a private transfer now and leave the stress behind. Your driver will be monitoring your flight so even if there’s a delay you don’t need to worry. Check availability by choosing a date. Whether it’s a business trip, VIP, family vacation or a trip with a group of friends we’ll make sure to get you to your accommodation in our luxury cars from one person up to eight people.  
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1 hour
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All year
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Into the Glacier, Hraunfossar & Barnafoss Waterfalls, Krauma and Deildatunguhver | Private Tour

Discover Iceland in both comfort and style with this private, luxury tour of West Iceland. Step inside ice cave tunnels in Iceland's second-largest glacier Langjökull, before visiting some of the Borgarfjörður region's most spectacular waterfalls. Those wanting a unique holiday in Iceland should book this VIP sightseeing experience now. Your day's adventure will begin with a pickup from your accommodation in Reykjavík city by a Mercedes Benz V-class luxury minivan. From there, you'll be whisked north-west along Road 1 on your way to the first destination, Langjökull, the second-largest glacier in Iceland.  Until now, what lies under the surface of the Langjökull glacier has been unknown to the public. But in 2010, a couple of Icelanders had a vision; to take people, not just around and on top of the glacier, but also inside glacier ice cap so they could see the blue ice which rests deep inside the glacier. Working to make this possible were engineers, geophysicists, and a presidential candidate. They made it possible to shape the biggest man-made ice cave tunnels, and the first one accessible to the public. You'll follow your guide through these intricate tunnels, witnessing first-hand the ever-changing environment of glaciers. You'll see countless rooms and halls built inside the glacier, including the 'chapel', where both weddings and concerts have been held. On the way to the glacier, we will make a stop at Hraunfossar waterfalls. This cascade is an exceptionally beautiful and unusual natural pearl. The waterfall looks like it magically appears from within the lava, but it actually is a spring that surges through the ground and runs down into the Hvítá river. The waterfall streams out of Hallmundarhraun which is an ancient lava field created in an eruption from a volcano lying under Langjökull glacier. There is a hiking trail that leads from Hraunfossar to another nearby natural pearl, Barnafoss waterfall. This cascade is vastly different from Hraunfossar as it rushes violently through a dramatic canyon. On the way back we will stop at Krauma and Deildatunguhver, Europe’s most powerful hot spring. The hot spring temperature is 100°C (212°F). Kraum is a natural geothermal bath, spa, and restaurant that specializes in Icelandic cuisine from the freshest local farm-produced ingredients. Experience more of Iceland on this fantastic luxury guided private day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.  If the available time for tours does not suit your schedule and needs, please contact us by clicking the “Ask about this tour” link on this page, and we will try and find a time that better suits you. https://guidetoiceland.is/tour-operator-tours-holidays/luxury-tours-iceland/5455
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Duration:
8,5 hours
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All year
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Private Lake Myvatn Day Tour

Marvel over the diverse wonders of the lake Mývatn region on this private day tour. Where you go, and how long you spend at each destination, is all in your hands. This is a perfect excursion for those who seek to immerse themselves in Iceland's natural beauty, without having to worry about travelling on anybody else’s terms. Your guide will pick you up from your Akureyri accommodation in the morning, and transport you to the Mývatn region. En route, you will pass the incredible Goðafoss waterfall, and stop to marvel at its power and learn about its fascinating history. After that, you will continue east, and what you see next is entirely in your own hands. There are many fascinating places to visit in Mývatn. You can observe seething geothermal areas, such as at Mount Námafjall and Hverir, or bathe in naturally heated water in the Myvatn Nature Baths. Those interested in Iceland's raw volcanism would enjoy the lava fortress of Dimmuborgir and the pseudo-craters of Skútustaðagígar, and avid birdwatchers should spend some time at the lake itself to see a wealth of life. How you choose to see these sites is up to you. You could leave it all in the hands of your guide, and get them to show you and tell you about as many places as possible, or you could fully invest in a couple of destinations and spend your day taking them in. If you are a fan of the HBO Series Game of Thrones, you could even tailor your tour to hit as many filming destinations as possible. The only possible limitation on this tour is that some areas can become inaccessible in winter. While most places still can be reached, Mount Krafla and the Víti explosion crater are closed off in bad weather. There is still plenty in the area to entertain yourself with, however. Once you have made the most of your day, you will head back to Akureyri. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Lake Mývatn, and do so on your own terms. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
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All year
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Private Ice Climbing Tour on Solheimajokull glacier

Come along on an ice climbing adventure on Sólheimajökull glacier. Bring your favourite people along on this private tour, where you hike across the white expanse to scale a great wall of ice. Those wanting to add an exciting twist to their holiday should not let this fantastic opportunity pass them by.  Located on the beautiful South Coast, Sólheimajökull is a rugged and raw outlet glacier of the larger Mýrdalsjökull. You can meet your guides at the parking lot of the glacier or, if you prefer, request to be picked up from either Reykjavík or various towns on the South Coast.  Because this is a private tour, you get to decide when you depart for your excursion. Should you wish to begin the day early by breathing in the fresh mountain air, you can start in the morning. But if you prefer to visit the cascading waterfalls or black sand beaches of the South Coast before your climb, you can start the tour later. The choice is yours. At the foot of the glacier, your certified glacier guide will give you all gear needed for your adventures, such as crampons, a helmet and an ice axe, as well as teach you how to use the equipment. They will also tell you a little bit about glaciers, from how they are formed to the dangers they face.  Then there is nothing left but to go on the crevasse riddled glacier, with your expert guide leading you past its unusual ice formations, jagged ridges, and sinkholes. As you trek across the ancient ice, you and your guide will be looking for a perfect location for the ice climbing. Once the right spot is found, you’ll get to scale a massive ice wall or descend into a crevasse with the help of your glacier equipment and your guide.  Combine incredible adventure with the beautiful Icelandic nature on this private ice climbing tour. Secure your spot by booking now! Check availability by choosing a date. Minimum 2 people

Duration:
5 hours
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All year
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Private Photo Tour on Snæfellsnes Peninsula

A private photography day tour to the Snæfellsnes peninsula is a great way to explore the area in a small group. You will be travelling with a landscape photographer who will guide and assist you with your camera settings and compositions. Your guide will provide many helpful tips on improving your photography. Some people have called Snæfellsnes “Iceland in miniature” as it has most of the aspects that Iceland is famous for. These include beautiful mountains, rugged coastlines, sea stacks, volcanic craters, waterfalls, lakes, lava fields and a glacier. Your guide will take you in an anti-clockwise direction around the peninsula. A lot of the landscapes you will visit are lesser-known, hidden gems in Iceland. Visit these alongside the well-known sites on Snaefellsnes, and this is the ultimate photo tour of the area. As this is a private tour, you can also shape your itinerary by speaking directly with your guide. The Snæfellsjökull National Park is at the end of the peninsula with the beautiful Snæfellsjökull glacier towering above. On a clear day, you can see the glacier across the bay from Reykjavik. The black church at Búðir has become an iconic spot in Iceland. There are plenty of great opportunities to capture the fabulous contrast that the black colour gives against the startling environment behind it. The village of Arnarstapi is one of the most quaint locations in the area, with its small harbour and rugged coastline with sea stacks and arches. The small fishing village also has impressive views of the top of Snæfellsjökull glacier. Driving further past Arnarstapi, you will soon come to a deserted farm building called Dagverðará. It stands on the edge of a field with a small creek running next to it, making it a superb location for practising your minimalistic photo compositions. Next stop is the Lóndrangar sea stacks, best viewed from a hill on the coast called Svalþúfa. Djúpalón is another spectacular beach with strange rock formations, sea stacks and millions of pebbles on the shore instead of sand. Öndverðarnes is the westernmost point of Snæfellsnes. Svörtuloft is a nearby lighthouse on the edge of the cliff where the waves of the Atlantic Ocean crash against the cliffs. A natural arch and a stack can be seen in front of the lighthouse. Again, these are incredible positions for photographer lovers to practice a variety of different shots. Driving on to the north side of Snæfellsnes, you go past a couple of fishing villages and see the Svöðufoss waterfall on the right. The mountain Kirkjufell with the waterfall Kirkjufellsfoss is next on the itinerary. It is probably the most photographed mountain in Iceland and makes a perfect final stop on this photo tour. Don't miss out on this opportunity to capture the beautiful natural landscapes on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Choose dates to check availability.

Duration:
1 day
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All year
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Private Walking Tour in Reykjavik

This private walking tour of Reykjavik will introduce you to Icelandic history, folklore and culture. Your guide will help you get your bearings and make the most of your stay in Iceland.  The great thing about doing a private tour is that you can choose the starting time and the sights can be personalised to your interests. This family-friendly walking tour will visit all of the most famous landmarks in the city centre. Your expert local guide will bring the history of Iceland to life with exciting stories and Icelandic folklore. They will also share hidden, local spots with you, which you might not know about if you were walking around the city by yourself without knowing what to look for. Meet us at Ingólfur Square by the two stone pillars. The artwork there is supposed to signify how Iceland was first found and settled. From there, you will walk to Fógetagarðurinn where your guide will continue the story about the first settler of Iceland, the Icelandic Sagas and the father of our capital city, Reykjavik. Our next stop is a stone where Icelandic Elves are rumoured to live. You will hear a little about the folklore of Iceland and how superstitious Icelanders are. Then you will walk towards the Reykjavik harbour, passing by Harpa Concert Hall, Arnarhóll and more. Head up the main shopping street, Laugavegur, and take in Hallgrímskirkja church in all it's glory. Then head down towards the Reykjavik Pond, passing Reykjavik City Hall and the Parliament where your guide will tell you about Icelandic politics, guardian spirits and maybe even about the pots and pans revolution. Finally, this tour will finish up at Ingólfur Square. Your guide is committed to helping you to experience the unique, friendly atmosphere of our quirky little city, not just to see the most popular tourist attractions. Indeed, your guide will share their favourite places to eat, drink and have fun in Reykjavik. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
2,5 hours
Available:
All year
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Private Golden Circle Photography Day Tour

Join this private photography day tour from Reykjavik. Explore the Golden Circle in-depth and photograph the famous locations on the route. Your English-speaking guide is Icelandic and is highly knowledgable about the country, culture and nature of the island. The Golden Circle sights include Thingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall. The route is named because these three locations are considered among the most beautiful and famous attractions to visit in Iceland, both in summer and winter. Thingvellir National Park has an important place in the hearts of the Icelandic people as the Icelandic parliament was formed here in the year 1000. Here, you can witness the incredible geology in Iceland and the effects of volcanic activity on the landscapes. Thingvellir lies on top of the two major tectonic plates, the Eurasian and American plates, which are separating about 2 centimetres every year. The result is evident in the canyon Almannagjá, where you can see how these forces are shaping the landscape, creating broad valleys like Thingvellir. Gullfoss waterfall is part of the river Hvítá. It is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland and is fed with water from Langjökull glacier, which can be seen from the edge of the waterfall.  The Geysir geothermal area is next up and is best known for the famous Strokkur hot spring. Strokkur erupts roughly every 5-7 minutes. Its eruptions can reach up to 30 meters in the air, and the temperature of the water is more than 100 degrees celsius. It's a good idea to stand with your back to the wind when you are waiting for the next eruption. Otherwise, you might be in for a surprise shower when the water comes back down. On the way back from Geysir you will visit a waterfall which is considered more of a hidden gem in Iceland. Called the Faxi waterfall, it forms part of the Tungufljót river. The last stop before coming back to Reykjavik is Kerið crater, a 3000-year-old volcanic crater which has a small lake at its base. In winter, the lake freezes over and makes for a spectacular sight. The Golden Circle Sightseeing route is a must-see while you're in Iceland. Your experienced guide will help you to get the best possible shots on your camera. This tour is ideal for beginner, amateur or expert photographers. Choose dates to check availability. Book your private tour today!

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Private 4x4 Jeep Tour of the South Coast of Iceland

Prepare to explore the natural wonders on the South Coast of Iceland such as waterfalls, black sand beaches, glaciers, and volcanoes. Join this Private Tour by 4x4 Luxury Jeep, where an experienced and knowledgeable guide will introduce you to some of Iceland's most famous sites. The tour will start in the morning as you're picked up from your accommodation in the Reykjavík capital region. Your first stop will be at Skógafoss waterfall, one of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland. You will have the chance to admire this waterfall up close and walk up the staircase located on the side of the waterfall, to see it from above. The hike is somewhat strenuous, but the views are well worth it and make for a stunning picture! Continue your adventure on the Ring Road. Your next stop will be Hekla, which is the most active volcano in Iceland. Next, you will make a short stop at the Lava Centre, where you'll learn some facts about lava. You will also learn about the monitoring of active volcanic systems, earthquake activity and surface movements in Iceland. After, head onwards to see the infamous Eyjafjallajökull volcano that erupted in 2010 and is notorious for affecting air traffic all over Europe. Then you will stop by magnificent Sólheimajökull glacier tongue. There will be time to walk to the edge of the glacier and discover various colours within the ice. Next, you will visit the Dyrhólaey sea cliff and admire the fantastic view over the black sand beaches, the mountains, and the ocean. If you are lucky, during summer months (June-August), you might even spot puffins nesting on the cliffs. You will take a lunch break near Reynisfjara, which is the famous black sand beach. Here you will see basalt columns and sea stacks called Reynisdrangar. Lunch will take place in the picturesque village of Vík. While driving back to Reykjavík, you will stop at yet another beautiful waterfall called Seljalandsfoss. Here you will have the chance to walk behind the waterfall and take an iconic photo. You'll want to wear a raincoat at this stop as many travellers find they get wet during this stop, due to the mist from this mighty waterfall. We will then take a few minutes to walk to see a fantastic waterfall nearby — Gljúfrabúi waterfall, which is usually omitted by tour operators. On this private tour, you will get to explore this hidden gem hidden and take your time to enjoy the area. The comfort of our passengers is paramount so you can take as many coffee and toilet breaks as you need, and take the day at your own pace.  Please note that if you book this tour during winter months (September - March), we might get a glimpse of Aurora Borealis or in other words Northern Lights before driving back to Reykjavík.

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Private Golden Circle Tour in a 4x4 Jeep

Experience the Golden Circle in luxury on a best-selling premium tour. The main attractions are Geysir, Gullfoss waterfall and Thingvellir National Park, although your knowledgeable guide will show you some hidden gems as well. You will stop by Kerið Crater and see its vibrant volcanic lake and stop by Secret Lagoon, the oldest natural pool in Iceland for a relaxing bath far from the crowds. If you are a stopover traveller, this tour will suit you perfectly as you will get to witness some of the most stunning places in the country, while enjoying all the comforts of a private tour in 4x4 luxury jeep. The tour will start with a pick-up from your hotel in the Capital Region. If you're visiting Iceland during the summer season, we will drive towards South to the most scenic routes in Iceland - spectacular Nesjavallaleið that goes between beautiful mountain ranges, vibrant volcano craters and the largest natural lake in Iceland - Thingvallavatn. Please note that the availability of this attraction is limited to only the summer months due to weather restrictions and road closures. If you're visiting Iceland during the winter season, will pick you up and head straight to the Golden Circle - the most popular and visited area in Iceland. The first stop will be at Thingvellir National Park, where you will see the rift between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. These are continually drifting apart due to the tectonic movements. When walking around the area and gazing at the breathtaking nature, you'll discover Oxarafoss waterfall. There will be enough time to enjoy and to take photographs.  Next, you will continue to Geysir geothermal area where you will witness the eruptions of the infamous geyser Strokkur which happens approximately every 10 minutes.  Our next destination will be magnificent Gullfoss waterfall - the golden waterfall. You will walk down the nearby canyon to witness those mighty falls at close range.  After that, your guide will take you to explore some of the hidden natural gems in the area. First, we will stop by Faxi and the little town of Fluðir, where we will find Secret Lagoon. The Secret Lagoon is one of the oldest natural pools in Iceland, with beautiful surroundings and a very authentic feel to it. Please note that the entrance fee is not included but can be purchased at the pool for 2800 ISK.  To end this experience in the best way, you will make some extra stops while driving back to Reykjavik. First stop at Efstidalur Organic Farm and Restaurant, where the ice cream is a best seller. Head on to our final stop at the stunning red pumice hills. You'll also have a chance to meet the Icelandic horse en route. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Private Jeep Tour | Reykjanes Peninsula, Blue Lagoon, Lava Tunnel & the Northern Lights

The private Reykjanes, Blue Lagoon, Lava Tunnel and the Northern lights by jeep is a perfect tour for all the geology lovers. During this tour, you will be amazed by various types of Icelandic landscapes. From black sand deserts, basalt cliffs, blue geothermal Blue Lagoon, volcanoes, steaming geothermal areas, colourful lava caves and much more.  In the morning you will be picked up from your accommodation in Reykjavik with a comfortable 4x4 jeep and head South to visit the fantastic Raufarhólshellir lava cave. You will spend 1h in the lava tunnel where an experienced local guide will share with you all the knowledge about the various lava formations, how the lava caves are created, different types of minerals and about volcanic nature of Iceland. You will also have enough time to take breath-taking photographs of the colourful lava formations and shinning bacteria that cover the walls.   The next highlight of this incredible tour will be the Reykjanes UNESCO Geopark, one of Iceland’s geological gems where tectonic movements are always present. The main attractions of the Reykjanes Geopark are the mesmerizing Kleifarvatn and Grænavatn lakes, the steamy geothermal hills of Krýsuvík and Seltún.  On your next stop, you will have a walk on the paths between hot springs and mud pools in the Gunnuhver geothermal area. You will also visit one of the oldest lighthouses in Iceland - Reykjanesviti. Later you will cross the bridge between two continents between the North American and the European tectonic plates which are continually spreading.  After a day full of attractions, you will visit one of the most popular natural pools in Iceland - the famous Blue Lagoon (approx. 1,5 hours of geothermal relaxation). Please note that the Blue Lagoon ticket is not included in the price and must be booked at least two weeks in advance at www.bluelagoon.is. The visit to the Blue Lagoon is optional, and it is possible also take a walk around the geothermal area and take photos of steamy blue pools and green lava fields. It is also possible to have a coffee at the Blue Lagoon’s cafe.  At the end of the tour, you will try your luck and hunt for the fantastic Northern Lights. During the trip, your guide will be continually checking the aurora forecast to find the best as possible spots for you to see this spectacular natural phenomenon away from the city light pollution and in the middle of the Icelandic breath-taking nature. Please note that the Northern Lights are the natural phenomenon and can never be guaranteed and the aurora season in Iceland is from mid-August to mid-April. Don’t miss the chance to take in all of these attractions in comfort. Secure your place by selecting a date.

Duration:
12 hours
Available:
Aug. - Mar.
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Duration:
8 hours
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Apr. - Dec.
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South Coast & Glacier Lagoon Private Tour

Private South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Tour takes you on an amazing adventure. If there would be 1 tour to show you the true beauty of Icelandic nature – it would be this one. We will make it a day to remember. Hellisheiði – Drive On Top Of An Active Volcano – Hengill After free pick up, we will drive on road no 1 toward the south of Iceland. Since the moment we leave Reykjavik behind, you will be greeted with wild lava landscapes. Literally, the city ends, wilderness begins. Your noses will be glued to the window looking at the amazing lunar scenes. We will be passing through an active volcano Hengill, where Hellisheiði Power Station is located. The whole area is spitting columns of steam into the air. You can definitely tell something is going on under this mountain and being an eyewitness to this untamed force of nature would be a great memory for you! Seljalandsfoss After leaving mountains we will be driving through Hveragerði, Selfoss, Hella and Hvolsvöllur to get to the famously spectacular Seljalandasfoss. This breathtaking waterfall will leave your jaw dropped. You have definitely seen pictures of Seljalandasfoss but nothing beats the experience of getting a little wet when walking behind the falling water! Skógafoss Shortly after visiting Seljalandasfoss we will make a stop near another Icelandic gem – The Skógafoss. This waterfall is a completely different beast! A huge amount of water is dropping down with tremendous force forming an everpresent water mist that creates beautiful rainbows. It feels like you can almost touch them. Vík We will make another stop in this charming little town. It has plenty to offer. First of all: FOOD! After all that excitement, you probably got hungry! We will stop at a restaurant here where you can buy food and gifts. We will also visit the famous black beach in Vík and if we are lucky, we can encounter some puffins on the cliffs. Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach Oh my, oh my… This is certainly one of the brightest highlights of this tour. Named one of the top 10 beaches in the whole world by National Geographic, this spectacular location will leave you speechless. Basalt stacks, roaring waves and stunning scenery! But be careful not to come to close to the waves as the can be extremely dangerous! Jökulsárlón – The Glacier Lagoon A glacier lagoon filled with floating icebergs! Condensed beauty in one spot. Every time we come here we are amazed by the changing grace of this place. Here you can go on a boat tour on the glacier lagoon which is an amazing experience! (extra cost is 5 700 kr.  per adult person and 2000 kr. for children) The Diamond Beach Located just next to Jökulsárlón, this amazing location is breathtaking! If Iceland were an artist (and a person of course) this would be her canvas. Be prepared to use “WOW” a lot. Ice chunks glistening in the sun like diamonds tossed around by Atlantic waves make a fabulous spectacle! 

Duration:
13 hours
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All year
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Golden Circle Private Tour

On this Private Golden Circle Tour, you will experience all the best that Iceland has to offer. Everything between the mountains and the ocean: glacial rivers, beautiful landscapes, waterfalls, geothermal areas and wild Icelandic scenery. We set off on this tour by travelling through mountains that separate Reykjavik area from the south. The drive itself will be a feast for your eyes. Lava fields, distant summits, geothermal plant spitting out huge columns of steam. Simply stunning! Hveragerði Our first stop would be in Hveragerði when you can get some freshly brewed coffee and  Icelandic sweets at a local bakery. In the same building, you can visit the Earthquake Museum which simulates the earthquake that rolled over the south of Iceland in 2008. Kerið Now we will be travelling through fields, meadows and be crossing few glacial rivers until we stop at beautiful  Kerið, a volcanic crater lake. You can have a walk around the ridges or even go down and touch the gleaming surface of the water. Geysir At  Geysir, you will witness an eruption of hot water going almost 20 or so meters up into the air. The whole area is a geological wonder covered in steam coming from the geothermal activity – an experience you will never forget! Gullfoss When visiting the Gullfoss waterfall you will be stunned by the scale of this famous waterfall. Many cascades of fast pacing water dropping down to a canyon while producing amazing rainbows (with the right weather) is just a jaw-dropping experience! This is also a great place for lunch and for shopping. We can recommend the traditional Icelandic soup (there is always an option without meat): it will keep you full and warm for the rest of the day. Þingvellir Our last stop on Private Golden Circle Tour would be the famous Þingvellir. This is the oldest working parliament in the world. There you will walk on old battlegrounds where the Vikings fought among each other in countless battles. Þingvellir is also a place where 2 continents meet. Imagine yourself strolling through a canyon which walls are made from 2 tectonic plates: European and American. A truly remarkable experience! After the last stop, we will drive to Reykjavik ( around 60 mins) and drop you off at your hotel (or the right bus stop) This is a private tour. It means there will be only you and your group on the bus with our driver/guide. We can customize this tour for you within the estimated time, free of charge.  

Duration:
9 hours
Available:
All year
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Private Snaefellsnes Peninsula Luxury Day Tour

Join this amazing private tour of the Snæfellsnes peninsula and enjoy pretty villages, fascinating rock formations, the majestic Snæfellsjökull glacier volcano, the world-famous Kirkjufell mountain and much more. Taking a private tour means your guide can focus on your interests and answer all of your questions in attentive depth. Departing from Reykjavík, you will be driven north through the beautiful town of Borgarnes where you will have the chance to make an extra stop at the Settlement Centre. There you can view the settlement exhibition and get acquainted with the history of Iceland. Your first stop on the Snæfellsnes peninsula will be the Gerðuberg cliffs which are made from columnar basalt; a rare and beautiful natural phenomenon. It’s possible to walk up to the cliffs and get a better view of the picturesque peninsula in all its glory. There will be a pitstop at Ölkelda, where you can fill your water bottle with mineral spring water straight from the ground before moving on to Langaholt beach; a beautiful stretch of coastline made up of golden sands with majestic mountain views. Your next stop will be the black church at Búðir, a striking structure that makes for an excellent photo subject. Once you’ve finished at Búðir, you’ll move on to the settlement of Arnarstapi where you will find the rock arch Gatklettur; known for its beauty and inhabited by several different species of seabird. During the booking process, you can opt to visit Vatnshellir cave for the unique opportunity to explore a dormant lava tube. You will then proceed to Djúpalónssandur beach, characterised by its black sands, historical lifting stones and breathtaking rock formations. Your next stop is Hellissandur, where you will get to see traditional turf houses. The tour continues to the famous Mount Kirkjufell, an elevation you may recognise as it is considered the most photographed mountain in Iceland. At 463-meters high, this symmetrical and beautifully shaped free-standing mountain makes for quite the sight. You have the option to add a stop at the farm, Bjarnarhöfn to visit the shark museum and taste traditional fermented shark followed by a shot of Brennivín (Icelandic schnapps), an old Icelandic tradition, dating all the way back to the Viking era. Entrance to the museum is not included in the tour price but can be added during the booking process. Book today and embark on an incredible exploration of Iceland's Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
9 hours
Available:
All year
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Private South Coast Day Tour with Optional Activities

Travel through the wild Icelandic nature, between majestic glaciers and black sand beaches on this tour of the South Coast. Those looking to experience the best of Iceland on a private tour need to look no further.  After being picked up, you'll be driven out of the capital area, straight to the south shore of Iceland. Your first stop is the amazing waterfall Seljalandsfoss, where you are able to walk behind the stream of falling water.  Your journey will continue to Reynisfjara black sand beach, known for its unusual rock columns. These columns form the Reynisfjara cliffs which overlook the powerful Atlantic Ocean. The tour proceeds to the village of Vík in Mýrdal valley, where you will be able to enjoy a nice lunch at a local restaurant. Here you will also be able to see the beautiful rock formations of Reynisdrangar that rise up from the sea. A sight everyone should see in their life. You will then proceed to Dyrhólaey, a beautiful peninsula known for its unique arch-shape and rich birdlife. Keep an eye out for puffins, you might spot a few if you are visiting in the summer. Then it is time to head back to the capital. However, you will make one final stop before you do at the majestic Skógafoss waterfall. This cascade streams down from the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. Here you can follow a staircase to the top of the waterfall to enjoy the scenic view over the south shore's black sand beaches and beautiful glaciers. If you want to add a few adventures to your day, you can do so during the booking process. You could visit the Skógar Museum or the Lava Centre to learn about Icelandic history and nature. Alternatively, you can go snowmobiling or glacier hiking on Sólheimajökull glacier or take a ride to the DC Plane Wreck on the Sólheimasandur desert. Join this fantastic journey of the South Coast and create memories that will last you a lifetime. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Westman Islands Super Jeep Day Tour from Reykjavik

Book this tour and you can explore remote volcanic islands off the South Coast of Iceland. The Westman islands have a unique history and many traditions; you won’t want to miss them on your visit to Iceland. After being picked up in Reykjavík, your adventure will begin with a drive along the South Coast, with its spectacular and ever-changing landscape.  You will be headed for Landeyjahöfn, a small harbour close to Seljalandsfoss waterfall where you will hop on the ferry to Heimaey, the largest of the Westman Islands.   The ferry ride will only last 30 to 40 minutes, but the views from the ferry as you approach the islands are spectacular.  You will be able to spot a few different islands and will be amazed by the shapes and colours of their cliffs and rock formations. With a population of about 4.500 people, Heimaey is the largest and the only inhabited island of the archipelago. Here a huge volcano eruption occurred in 1973, which forced the Islanders to flee and some of them never returned to their homes. The eruption of Eldfell volcano destroyed many houses and changed the shape of the islands. Today, there exists a museum, which was built around the ruins of one of these houses that were covered by lava during the eruption. The Eldheimar museum tells the unique story of the 1973 eruption, a story of hope and determination, a story that everyone should learn when visiting these islands. Your day will continue with a hike to the top of Eldfell volcano, from where you will have a very beautiful view of the islands and the new lava fields that were created during the last eruption.  You will then drive to Stórhöfði, the windiest place in Europe, for more great views and to spot some puffins! You will then visit Herjólfsdalur valley, the Elephant Rock and the ruins of a typical farmhouse from the first settlers of the Westman Islands.  Last but not least, you will visit Sæheimar Museum and Aquarium, where you will learn about the islands' unique geology, about the different animals that populate them and, with some luck, you might have a close encounter with a puffin. At the end of the day, you will take the ferry back to Landeyjahöfn harbour and drive back to Reykjavik.  If there is enough time, you will pay a quick visit to Seljalandsfoss waterfall on the way. Explore the unique Westman islands on this amazing day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Duration:
14 hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Private Luxury Diamond Beach and Glacier Lagoon Day Tour

Come along on the journey of a lifetime with this private tour. Those looking to see Iceland's stunning Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon in style and luxury should grab this opportunity now. The tour will begin at your desired pickup location in the capital area. From there will be whisked away to the South Coast of Iceland to enjoy the scenic landscape along the shore. You will stop at a restaurant of your choosing along the route where you will be able to enjoy a nice warm meal should you wish. After the meal you will proceed with the journey towards Vatnajökull glacier and into Skaftafell nature reserve where we will find Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the Black Diamond Beach. At the lagoon, you will have the time to walk around and breath in the fresh glacier air and enjoy the picturesque landscape surrounding you. After strolling around the glacier lagoon, you will head down to the Black Diamond Beach where you will get to see the breath-taking sight where the glacier lagoon meets the North Atlantic Ocean in all it’s glory.  The beautiful diamond ice sculptures lying in the black volcanic sand is a sight you will always remember. Here you will have the chance to walk around and enjoy the landscape before heading back to the capital area. The tour proceeds back to Reykjavik but you can stop at a restaurant or a café on the way back, where you will be able to enjoy some refreshments. There is the possibility to add extra stops along the route while choosing a date and booking the tour such as visiting the famed Skógar museum or the Lava center.  Book today and go on an incredible adventure of Iceland's Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Black Diamond Beach with your favourite people. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
12 hours
Available:
All year
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Private Snaefellsnes Peninsula Day Tour | Small Group Experience

Snæfellsnes Peninsula – Dramatic Landscape and Tranquil Nature.  Visiting Snæfellsnes is a shortcut to getting to know Icelandic Nature. With its stark contrast of green mossy grown lava fields, thundering waves of the North Atlantic Ocean and glacier covered Volcano Snæfellsjökull there is so much to see in one day and difficult to cover in one day, but we do our best.  The tour heads from Reykjavik through the town of Borgarnes. From there we head towards the Snæfellsnes peninsula. The peninsula is the home to 7 different municipalities with population of few dozen up to few hundred people. The tour includes stops at highlights like Djúpalónssandur beach where lava fields and the ocean have been clashing onto each other for thousands of years.  The Snæfellsnes Glacier is one of Iceland’s best-known glaciers and visited by many each year. The Icecap hides a summit crater at 4700ft high. The last eruption took place about 1800 years ago, but the volcano has been dormant since and hopefully stays that way.  Arnarstapi village is a very pretty little town where we stop to soak in the beautiful harbour area and basalt cliffs with nesting birds in the summer.    On the northern side of the peninsula we stop at Kirkjufell Mountain and give everyone a chance to photograph the well-known mountain that served as a backdrop in the HBO series Game of Thrones   The driving distance of the day is around 400 kilometres and total driving time is around 4 hours 30 minutes, but this is divided into shorter journeys between the stops.  Lunch is not included but you will be able to buy something to eat at a cafe/restaurant during the day  The weather is always a major player when traveling in Iceland, so a good idea is to bring with you warm clothes, waterproof jacket and trousers and sturdy shoes. bring warm hat, scarf and gloves.  

Duration:
1 day
Available:
All year
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Private Diamond Circle Tour in North Iceland | Visit Dettifoss and Lake Mývatn

The Magical Nature and Diversity of the North  The Diamond Circle Classic is a tour that covers a lot of ground and includes most of North Iceland’s highlights in one day. Europe's most powerful waterfall Dettifoss, Lake Myvatn one of the world’s most diverse nature reserves in terms of unique geology. The north coastline where the Arctic Circle almost touches a shore and birds' nest in the cliffs during summer.  The tour starts with looking at the Godafoss waterfall, some say it’s the most beautiful waterfall in Iceland. From there a short drive to the Lake Myvatn area where one can see volcanos resting and waiting patiently until next eruption, fumaroles and steam vents and proof of how geothermally active the area is. After taking a short brake for restrooms and refreshments the tour heads towards the dramatic and captivating landscape of Jokulsa Glacier River formed by glacier floods thousands of years ago after a catastropic volcanic eruption in Vatnajokull Glacier.  After a drive along the scenic Arctic coastline we stop in Húsavík, a quaint fishing village, and have a look at what many consider the most charming harbour area of Iceland, before driving to Akureyri.  Diamond Circle gives you access to the best Iceland has to offer. Dynamic waterfalls, stunning nature, active geothermal areas and lively bird life. An expert local guide will take you through this magical and rough terrain as you sit back and relax.  From June to the middle of August, we stop at Tjörnes Peninsula where you'll be able to observe puffins nesting in the impressive cliffs by the coastline.  Lunch is not included but you will be able to purchase something to eat at a cafe/restaurant during the day  The weather is always a major player when traveling in Iceland, so a good idea is to bring with you warm clothes, waterproof jacket and trousers and sturdy shoes. bring warm hat, scarf and gloves.

Duration:
1 day
Available:
Jun. - Oct.
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Luxury Private Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

Witness the magic of the Northern Lights in style on this private aurora hunting tour. This expedition is perfect for those looking to catch a celestial show in style, away from the bright lights of the city and in a luxury vehicle; all for a lower price than you’d imagine. Your expert guide will chauffeur you out of the city into the dark, frozen winter night to explore the night sky gazing for stars and Northern Lights. They will carefully select a quiet dark spot away from traffic and ambient lighting so you can fully appreciate the wonders in the sky above. You will be whisked away from the city in a comfortable tour bus free from any worries about driving. Your guide will be supported by a very dedicated operation manager assisting with real-time data on weather and on Northern Lights activity to maximize the chances of viewing the celestial lights. Once immersed in darkness, the night sky really pops out and the stars and northern lights light up the surroundings. It is said that on a night with strong northern lights they can emit as much light as a full moon. It is a good idea to layer up in warm clothes including gloves, hat and a scarf, as well as a waterproof jacket, trousers and sturdy shoes. Your guide will also be able to help out with an extra boost of warmth with some homemade hot chocolate. If you hope to capture the aurora on camera, it is recommended that you familiarise yourself with your camera settings beforehand and bring a tripod. It is worth noting that since the aurora is a natural phenomenon, it can not be guaranteed that you will see the Northern Lights as visibility depends on solar storm activity and cloud cover. Maximise your chances of seeing one of nature’s most amazing light shows and sign up for this tour today. Check availability by choosing a date

Duration:
1 day
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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Private Sightseeing Along Iceland's South Coast | Day Tour

Join this fantastic private tour to see some of the most beautiful natural attractions in Iceland, including waterfalls, glaciers and black sand beaches. This tour is an amazing opportunity for guests looking to maximise their sightseeing on the South Coast by ensuring their privacy, and the professionalism of their guide.  Your guide will pick you up at your location and drive straight to Hvolsvöllur where you will make your first stop at the Lava centre, an exhibition about volcanoes, eruptions and earthquakes. A visit here is sure to get you in the mood for discovering more of Iceland’s nature.  Next, you will pay a visit to Seljalandsfoss, a powerful waterfall which you can walk behind, thus providing a brilliant and unique perspective of the falls. You will also see Skógafoss, another powerful waterfall on the South Coast. Skógafoss is known for its wider cascade and the legends that tell of treasures hidden behind the cascade. Soon enough, you will arrive at the domineering Sólheimajökull glacier, truly one of Iceland’s most staggering spectacles. From the ice cap, you will drive towards the black sand beach known as Reynisfjara where you can appreciate the wild surrounding scenery, particularly Reynisdrangar rock stacks. Vík í Mýrdal is a small, yet picturesque village beside Reynisfjara beach. The guide will make sure to show you around, recommending the best spots for a bite to eat or a spot of souvenir shopping.  Finally, you will head to Dyrhólaey, a towering rock arch that has become one of the South Coast’s most iconic attractions. Not only do visitors here gain an impressive vantage point over the surrounding landscape, but they can also watch the wide variety of bird life that nests in the cliffsides. After your time here is done, you will head back to your accommodation.  Don’t hesitate to join this tour today and you too will experience the beauty and majesty of Iceland’s South Coast in privacy. Check availability by choosing a date.  

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Private Luxury Tour in a Mercedes Benz | Reykjanes Peninsula with Lava Tunnel & Blue Lagoon

Join this thrilling private tour exploring the natural attractions found within the Reykjanes Peninsula, including stops at Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel and the world famous Blue Lagoon Spa. This is a fantastic choice for those looking to discover Reykjanes, but who wish to do so with both privacy and solitude.  The tour begins in Reykjavík or at the Keflavík International Airport. You will first be picked up from your accommodation, before being driven to the first site of the day,  Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel. This is one of the longest and most famous cave systems in Iceland, providing a true insight into how lava solidifies after an explosive volcanic eruption.  During the winter, extraordinary ice sculptures form inside the entrance of the tunnel and, a little further inside, you will see firsthand the detail and dazzling colour of the various rock faces.  Your next stop will be Kleifarvatn, the largest lake on the Reykjanes Peninsula. Its southern section is warmed by hot springs that run into the lake but is otherwise very cold. Despite being no good for a swim, Kleifarvatn is the perfect place for taking photographs because of its stark volcanic surroundings and bright blue water. After that, you will make a stop at the geothermal springs of Krýsuvík, located within the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Dramatically coloured hills create a beautiful view over the volcanic vents and boiling springs, making this one of the most prized travel destinations in the area. The one and only Blue Lagoon will be your final destination on this private day tour. Thankfully, it is one of the most rewarding, allowing you to lay back, soak and relax your muscles after a hard day's adventuring.   At the Blue Lagoon, water is pumped from the depths of the earth by the adjacent geothermal power-plant and contains within it strains of healing algae and bacteria that can be found nowhere else. The water's opacity and vivid blue colour reveal these unusual properties, all the while complimenting the lagoon's luxurious aesthetic. Other than its pools, the Blue Lagoon boasts hot and cold tubs, saunas and steam rooms, as well as various skin and massage treatments that can be purchased at extra cost. All guests can use the silica masks provided, but those on the premium package can also expect algae masks, a free welcome drink and use of the facility's bathrobes and slippers. The admission to the Blue Lagoon and the Lava Tunnel is included in the tour price. The driver will wait for you, before returning your party to their accommodation. Book this fantastic private tour and experience all of the attractions that make the Reykjanes Peninsula so beloved. Check availability by choosing a date.    If the available time for tours does not suit your schedule and needs, please contact us by clicking the “Ask about this tour” link on this page, and we will try and find a time that better suits you. https://guidetoiceland.is/tour-operator-tours-holidays/luxury-tours-iceland/5455

Duration:
7,5 hours
Available:
All year
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Luxurious Private Transfer to Keflavik Airport

Are you departing Iceland and need a direct transfer to Keflavik airport? No problem, we can take you. Why not travel in style these last hours on the island and book a luxurious transfer with us, where our driver will meet you at your hotel or accommodation and pick you up, he will then carry your luggage to the car and you can enjoy the trip before your take off from the airport. We offer the service of stopping along the way to the airport if you desire. You can choose to take a relaxing bath or massage in the Blue Lagoon or visit museums in Reykjavík before departing the city. Please note that the entrance fees are not included in the tour price unless stated otherwise. The Blue Lagoon needs to be pre-booked through their website. We recommend booking the transfer to Keflavik airport at least 3 hours before your flight departs. When booking extra stops along the route, please add the number of hours displayed in each addon to these basic 3 hours. For example, if you want to book a layover at the Blue Lagoon, add 1.5 hours to the 3 hours and book the pickup 4,5 hours before flight departure. Our airport transfer includes a guided tour from the pickup location of your choosing from the capital Reykjavík to Keflavik international airport. We guarantee all our client’s high standard and professionalism, and we strive to make your journey in Iceland a dream come true.   The trip is 52 kilometers approximately (32 miles) from Reykjavik capital, or about 50 minutes which you can use to relax and enjoy. Do you need a transfer for 4 passengers or more? We also provide a bigger car that takes up to 8 passengers. Book with us and enjoy our luxurious service, we guarantee to make your trip worthwhile.
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Duration:
1 hour
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Private Golden Circle Tour | Three to seven Passengers

Explore Iceland's best-loved attractions on this private tour, visiting all the famous locations along the way. The Golden Circle is one of Iceland’s most known adventure route. Here you will get to experience Iceland’s most known gems, Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot springs and Thingvellir national park. The tour begins with a drive towards the Haukadalur valley, where the famous Geysir lies. You will be able to see the fantastic Strokkur erupt and enjoy the breath-taking sights, where the hot water from the earth's crust meets the ground. Our journey continues to the world known waterfall Gullfoss, in Hvítá glacial river.  It plunges from the height of 32 meters into a nearly 80-metre deep canyon, in three massive tiers. Hvítá river is fed most of its water from Langjökull glacier, which can be seen from Gullfoss waterfall on a clear day. At Gullfoss, we will also stop for a lunch or snack, and we recommend you have a hearty meal for the adventures to come.  If you have booked an adventure tour on Langjökull glacier, you have the option to add 3 hours waiting fee to your tour at Gullfoss. The driver will then wait at Gullfoss while you embark on a private adventure tour to the glacier. This gives you the option to book some of the multiple adventure tours on offer in the area and combine it with your Golden circle journey. Please inform us of your departure time from Gullfoss so we can be sure that you don't miss your tour. Proceeding with the tour, we will head out to the Þingvellir national park, a UNESCO world heritage site, known for one of the oldest democratic parliaments in the world - the Alþingi. The word Þingvellir means Parliament fields and takes its name from the time where the Saga age Alþing, Iceland's governing body, was founded in 930. At Þingvellir national park, you will be able to walk down the rift valley where two tectonic plates, the Eurasian and the American one, drift apart. You will be able to walk between these two plates, literally jumping between Europe and America. The famous Silfra fissure is also at the Þingvellir national park, with its crystal-clear blue water, so clear that you can see all the way to the bottom of it. Not that far from Sifra is Nikulásargjá, often called Peningagjá or 'Coin Fissure' as through the years, people have thrown in coins to see them glitter in the clear water.  After this exploration, we return to the capital after a day of adventure. We offer all our clients high standard and professionalism, and we strive to make your journey in Iceland a dream come true. Book today and come with us on an incredible adventure of Iceland's Golden Circle. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
6 hours
Available:
All year
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About Private Nature Tours

Unlike regular excursions and activities, private tours in Iceland allow a level of intimacy and care that truly caters to experience the country’s landscapes and points of interests in the best way possible.

1. What are the benefits of a private tour?

Private tours allow for solitude, as well as the chance to set your own pace, taking time at your leisure to enjoy each of the attractions on your itinerary. Your tour guide will also be able to give individuals more attention, as well as answer all the questions they may have. Finally, private guides are more likely to take you to attractions off-the-beaten-path.

2. What sort of vehicles are used on private tours? 

This depends on the particular provider, though many private tours are undertaken in Super Jeeps, small minibuses, sprinters or regular cars.

3. Do I pay tips on a private tour? 

Tips are not customary in Iceland. However, if you’ve had a great time on your tour and feel as though you’d like to offer your tour guide a little extra, no one is going to stop you!

4. Are private tours flexible and can I customise the itinerary? 

Yes, most private tours will allow for a greater level of flexibility and customisation when it comes to your itinerary.

5. Can the guide take me for outdoor activities or special experiences other than sightseeing?

Yes, on some tours there will be an opportunity during the booking process to add-on extra activities. Depending on the tour in question, this could be glacier hiking, snorkelling, horseback riding and so much more! Some tours, however, do not offer extra activities.

6. Can I find testimonials of the guides? 

Yes. You can find reviews of each of the tours on the Guide to Iceland site.

7. Do private tours cost more than regular tours? 

Yes, though private tours come with greater freedom, allowing you to be in control of your own travel experience, rather than it being dictated by a larger party. The price is raised because participants will only undertake the tour with their friends and families, rather than with strangers. 

8. Is it possible to get a private tour in a language other than English? 

Yes, Guide to Iceland provides tours available in 10 different languages, though English is primarily used. Note that some tours are not offered in other languages, so make sure to contact info@guidetoiceland.is should you need a tour in another language. 

9. How many people are in a private group maximum? 

This depends on the provider and how many people fit in the vehicle they provide. Note that private tours differ from small-group tours, which will often fill up the rest of the available seats while private tours will only have you and your favourite people on board.

10. Will the guide take the group to sites not mentioned in the itinerary?

Depending on timing, your guide will likely strive to take you to a number of different sites throughout the trip that are not explicitly mentioned in your itinerary.

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