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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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Private Sightseeing Tour of Reykjavik City in a new Mercedes Benz V-class luxury

Get to know Reykjavík on this private sightseeing tour where you visit the many historical sites in and around the city and learn about Iceland's unique and fascinating history. Those wanting an exclusive tour of Iceland's capital should not let this opportunity pass them by. At the time of your choosing, you will be picked up by your professional guide in a luxurious minivan and then be whisked away to the city's most significant sights. In downtown Reykjavík, you will see the Parliament House, a classic 19th Century building that houses Iceland's parliament, Alþingi. You will also visit the Government House, which is now occupied by the offices of the prime minister but was originally built as a prison. No tour of downtown is complete without a visit to Reykjavík's iconic church Hallgrímskirkja, and Harpa, the beautiful concert hall and conference centre of Reykjavík. Both buildings were inspired by the basalt landscape of Iceland. Just a short drive away from the city's centre, you'll find the Höfði House, where Ronald Reagan, President of the United States and Mikhail Gorbachev, President of the Soviet Union met during the height of the cold war. From there it is just a short drive to the biggest outdoor swimming pool in Iceland, Laugardalslaug, and the unique landmark building Perlan which sits on top of old hot water storage tanks located at the top of a large hill. Just outside the city, on the Álftanes peninsula,  you'll find Bessastaðir, the home of the president of Iceland. This small and humble house is in stark contrast to other presidential residences around the world. You'll make a few other stops on the way, and your professional driver and guide will tell you about the history of each place, as well as answer any questions you may have.  Explore the charming city of Reykjavík and do so in comfort and style on this private sightseeing tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
3 hours
Available:
All year
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South Coast in a Superjeep | Private Tour

Explore Iceland's south coast at your own pace in this private super jeep tour. This is a private tour, so the itinerary is very flexible, and the same can be said about the duration time and the time of departure. This tour offers you some spectacular views while driving along the Icelandic south coast. You will see glaciers, volcanos, waterfalls, old farms and then, of course, you have all the main attractions that we'll visit during our tour.  We don't follow a hard set plan but take into account your interests and locations you do not want to miss, but there are, however, a few places that we always visit while we're on the south coast. Those places are the beautiful waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, and the famous black beach of Reynisfjara.  On top of that, we always go to a few other places each tour that we choose according to the conditions each day and after getting a sense of our client's interests. There are unique locations to visit all around, such as a place where we can walk right to the edge of a glacier. Another is a fantastic viewpoint at the top of a cliff with fantastic views over a big part of the south coast. There are hidden waterfalls and even an old swimming pool with natural geothermal water, far inside one of the mountain clefts. There's a good reason for why this is our most popular tour, and the biggest reason is the variety of natural beauty you get from this one day of travel. The journey will provide you with an excellent example of the beautiful, raw nature this land of fire and ice has to offer. If you have any special requests, feel free to mention them, and we'll gladly do our best to meet them.

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Private Jeep Tour | Game of Thrones Adventure

If you are a fan of Game of Thrones, you probably already know many scenes have been filmed in Iceland. This Private Game of Thrones Tour will guide on the footsteps of some of our favorite characters, discovering some of Game of Thrones’ filming locations in Iceland. As we travel through the South Coast of Iceland, our guide will give an introduction to Iceland’s role in the filming of Game of Thrones. You will meet the beautiful Icelandic horses at Laxnes horse farm, as most of the horses used in Game of Thrones came from this farm, including the Hound’s horse, which can sometimes be seen wandering around the fields. You will learn all about the unique Icelandic horse and you will have time to take fantastic pictures with these beautiful animals. We will then continue to Thorufoss, Þórufoss in Icelandic, a stunning waterfall that features in Game of Thrones when Drogon, one of Daenerys Targaryens’ dragons, attacks and devours a goat. Our tour through Westeros will then continue to Thingvellir National Park, set for several scenes in Game of Thrones, including the Bloody Gate, the passage to the Eyrie takes by Sansa Stark, then the Hound and Arya Stark. Thingvellir, site of the Viking parliament, is one of Iceland’s most popular attractions, where the European and the North American tectonic plates drifting apart create beautiful gorges and canyons. The journey will continue to Stöng, with a replica of old Viking houses. This is Ollys village in Game of Thrones, massacred by Wildlings and the Thens. Next destination (depending on the season and weather conditions) will be the fantastic Thjorsárdalur valley, where several GoT scenes were filmed. We will visit Hjálparfoss, the breathtaking Háifoss and Gjáin Valley, a magical place where Arya Stark practices and is schooled by the Hound. The road to Gjáin is bumpy and only accessible during the summer months but the views of this valley with waterfalls, canyons, and lava formations are just spectacular, whether you are a GoT fan or not. We will then slowly make our way back to Reykjavik. We will, of course, make a lunch break during the day and plenty of convenience stops.

Duration:
10 hours
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All year
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Private Day Tour of Northern Iceland | Departure from Akureyri

Experience the highlights of north Iceland. Come along on a private day trip from the town of Akureyri to see cascading waterfalls, geothermal areas and otherworldly landscapes. Those looking to see the best of the North with their friends and family should not miss this opportunity. You'll be picked up in the town of Akureyri in the morning and driven to a beautiful waterfall with a historical significance, Goðafoss waterfall, also known as the 'Waterfall of the Gods'. Then you'll continue to the Lake Mývatn area, where you'll stop at the Dimmuborgir region for a short stroll in the fascinating landscape, characterised by strangely shaped lava rock foundations. Dimmuborgir is one of the filming locations of the HBO show Games of Thrones, and once you are there, you will understand why. It is a place like no other and gives the visitor the feeling of being in a fairytale. After Dimmuborgir, you'll stop at Námaskarð, an active geothermal area with boiling mud springs.  You will then drive further until you reach Dettifoss which is one of the most powerful waterfalls in Europe. It is, without doubt, one of Iceland's most spectacular waterfalls and it is located in the beautiful Vatnajökull National Park. On your way back, you'll stop at the Mývatn nature baths, where you can have a nice soak and relax in the lagoon, so make sure you bring your swimsuits on this tour. After the soak, you'll be driven back, with an optional stop at a restaurant located close to the nature baths, for light dinner. You will have your private guide/driver who has decades of experience travelling in the region and can share his knowledge and stories. Since these are small, private tours, there is some flexibility in timing, and you can travel at a speed that fits your group. So why wait? Experience the nature of northern Iceland on this exclusive tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Eight Hours in Iceland | Customise Your Private Tour in a new Mercedes Benz V-class luxury

Explore the sites of Iceland in your own time and on your own terms. This luxurious tour provides you with a personal driver for eight hours, who will take you to any reachable points that you desire across the country. The day begins in Reykjavík or at the Keflavík International Airport when your driver and guide will pick you up. From there, everything is down to you. Eight hours is enough time to explore sites all throughout Iceland’s south and west, and you could even have access to the Highlands. For example, it is possible to head to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, one of the highlights of west Iceland. It is renowned for its wealth of sites, being home to waterfalls, mountains, hot spring areas, craggy coastlines and of course, the mighty glacier and National Park, Snæfellsjökull. The South Coast of Iceland can be explored in depth as well. You will have time to visit the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, the glaciers Sólheimajökull and Eyjafjallajökull, the black-sand-beach Reynisfjara, and coastal formations such as Dyrhólaey arch and Reynisdrangar sea-stacks.  In summer, you could elect to see these sites only from the road, as you head further into the Landmannalaugar highland region for incredible hiking and hot-spring-bathing opportunities. The Golden Circle is also a possibility; you can see all three major sites of Þingvellir, Gullfoss and Geysir, as well as lesser-known nearby destinations such as Kerið crater, with time to spare. On many of these journeys, you will be able to opt for tours, like snorkelling in Silfra or glacier hiking on Sólheimajökull, and your guide will continue with your travels when you are done. Of course, if you cannot decide what you want to do, you can ask your experienced guide, and they will make an itinerary based on their recommendations and your desires. Explore Iceland in luxury, based on your interests and desires, on your own terms and in your own time. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Duration:
8 hours
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All year
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Glacial Lagoon & South Coast | Private 2 Day Tour: Glacier trips extra

Explore the beautiful South Coast and visit the stunning Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon with your favourite people on this private two-day tour. See stunning waterfalls, a black sand beach and majestic glaciers on your way to the icy lagoon. This tour is ideal for those who want to get an exclusive and private experience as they travel the country. You will start your adventure in Reykjavík city, where you will be picked up by either a Luxury Van, Minibus or 4x4 Jeep, according to the wishes of your group. You will then be driven out of the city along Route 1, towards Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull, where you find the famous glacier lagoon. Along the way, you’ll visit some of the country’s most popular places such as the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, Reynisfjara black sand beach and Skaftafell Nature Reserve. You will also get a chance to get off the beaten path to some lesser known attractions, such as Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon and local farmstead Þorvaldseyri.   You will have the chance to add some extra activities to your journey. When you book, you can opt for a glacier hike at Skaftafell or a boat tour on Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. If that doesn’t satisfy your needs, you can always ask your expert guide for tips on where to find other adventures or the most scenic of hiking trails. Enjoy everything the stunning South Coast has to offer on this immersive two-day tour. Check availability by choosing a date. Book now, the trip is selling  
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Duration:
2 days
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All year
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Private Golden Circle Day Tour

's Explore the incredible Golden Circle route on this private day tour. On this tour, your guide will start by driving you to Thingvellir National Park. Enter Thingvellir by walking through Almannagja gorge and explore the spectacular nature by foot. This is one of the best places to study the divergent plate boundary in the world. You can see the Euro Asian plate and North American tectonic plates meet.  Thingvellir occupies an essential place in the hearts and minds of Icelanders. It was here that our parliament established in 930, making it the oldest legislative parliament in the world. It was also on this site that Iceland was declared an independent country on June 17th 1944.  From Thingvellir, your guide will take you through the countryside to the thermal landscape around the iconic Geysir. It might even be possible to stop along the way and take pictures of the Icelandic horse.   At Geysir, you can visit some incredible erupting hot springs. Strokkur blows up every 7 minutes or so. Stand a while and enjoy the scenery of the area. Here you can feel the energy and power beneath the island. Not far from Geysir is Gullfoss, which is our next stop. Some say that Gullfoss is the king of Icelandic waterfalls. It is a beautiful two cascade waterfall and one of the most popular tourist stops in Iceland.  Stop for lunch at a charming restaurant in a greenhouse. Called Friðheimar, this is where a family grows tomatoes all year round.   It is also an option to have lunch at Geysir or Efstadal, a farm restaurant famous for its ice cream.  In good weather, you will be able to see the volcanoes Hekla and Eyjafjallajokull on the journey. Hekla is one of Iceland's most active volcanoes, and Eyjafjallajokull is infamous for its 2010 eruption. This eruption caused significant disruption to air traffic as volcanic ash was spread throughout Europe.  Enjoy plenty of incredible sights from the vehicle as you travel through the Golden Circle route in Iceland. Travel in comfort and customise your trip as much as you wish - your guide is more than happy to accommodate your wishes. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
6 hours
Available:
All year
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Private Tour of the South Coast of Iceland

Discover the South Coast of Iceland on this incredible private day tour. The South Coast of Iceland is well-known for its beautiful landscape. Black sand beaches, waterfalls, glaciers, mountains and cliffs characterise this area. Driving along the South Coast, you will pass farms, agricultural livestock and you will most likely see the Icelandic horse on the way.   Your guide will recommend stopping at the LAVA Center in Hvolsvöllur. The exhibition explains some of the great natural forces that have shaped the earth and will give you some insights into the incredible landscapes in Iceland.   There is a waterfall, Seljalandsfoss, which drops 60 metres from the cliffs above. What makes it unique is that it is possible to walk behind it. It might be a good idea to bring a raincoat because the spray of the waterfall will make you wet.  Farther along the way, you will come to another magnificent waterfall, Skogarfoss. It's about the same height as Seljalandsfoss but much wider and it contains much more water. There is a path up the slope next to it. Walk up it to enjoy the view of the waterfall from above.  At Skogar, there is a museum where you can find an excellent representative of early house buildings in Iceland.   The next stop is Solheimajokull, an outlet glacier of Myrdalsjokull. It is about a 1 km walk from the car to the glacier. The glacier has a lot of magnificent ice formations and rugged ridges and makes for a fantastic photo.  From Solheimajokull, your journey continues to Reynisfjara, a famous black sand beach. There you should be aware of the dangerous waves crashing against the shore. On the beach, you can see beautiful cliffs, unusual rock formations and basalt rock columns.  Your final stop is at Vik, a small village on the South Coast. It is good to stretch your legs here and take a walk around the town. Walk down to the beach to take in the view of Reynisdrangar, a basalt sea-stack standing offshore from Reynisfjall. Here it is possible to have lunch before turning back to Reykjavik.   As this is a private tour, your guide is more than happy to organise the trip to include any extra stops that are of interest to you and change the schedule to meet your wishes.   Don't miss out on this fantastic tour with experienced guides. Check availability by choosing a date. Book now to secure!

Duration:
12 hours
Available:
All year
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Private Tour to Reykjanes Peninsula

Join this private tour of the Reykjanes Peninsula and travel this incredible landscape in comfort. The Reykjanes peninsula is within an hours drive from Reykjavik.  On this tour, you will experience the magic in the youngest part of our country, including witnessing geothermal areas, volcanoes and endless lava fields. First, your guide will drive you through Keflavik. If you are interested, you can make a stop at the Viking World, a Viking Age Museum. Continue the journey and drive through Gardur, a small fishing village, to Sandvik. On the way, you will pass a beautiful little church called Hvalnes.  At Sandvik, you can see where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are drifting apart. There you can walk over a small bridge connecting the plates known as the bridge between continents. You can see the North Atlantic ridge rises from the ocean. Your next stop is at Reykjanes lighthouse. It stands on a hill above the sea cliffs where the Atlantic ridge rises above sea-level.  You will visit Gunnuhver, a hot spring in a geothermal area in Reykjanes where steam rises from the ground.  From Gunnuhver, the journey continues towards Grindavik, a small village where people have depended on fishing for centuries. On the way, visit Brimketill, a peculiar pool in the coastline. The constant friction of the ocean with the lava rocks created the small pool.  Not far from Grindavik is The Blue Lagoon, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland. Your guide is keen to meet your wishes, so slightly changing a plan is not a problem. Your guide can also offer extra stops on the way if there are specific places you wish to visit.   Book now and enjoy travelling around the diverse landscapes of the Reykjanes Peninsula.   Choose a date to check availability.  

Duration:
5 hours
Available:
All year
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Snæfellsnes Peninsula Private Tour in 4x4 SUV

Book your private tour around the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in a 4x4 SUV and get ready to explore Iceland's mesmerizing landscape. Snaefellsnes Peninsula is undeniably a real attraction it has connections to the world's major cosmic energy centres and a spectacular sea and birdlife. It is full of with many natural attractions, one after another, with its crown at the far south point of the peninsula the glacier-covered dormant Snaefellsnes volcano.   You start the tour by being picked up at your accommodation by your driver-guide and hit the road. The drive will roughly take two-hours before your first destination at Budakirkja (Black Church of Budir). Budakirkja is a popular location for photographers. After Budakirkja, you will visit the small fishing villages of Arnarstapi & Hellnar. Those are attractive sights, mainly to explore the unique coastline. The highlights here are the wild birdlife along the coast, a stunning ocean cliff, the Ark at Hellnar, the unusual basalt forms and beautiful ocean views. Your next stop is at Djupalonssandur; one of Snaefellsnes's significant attractions and one of our favourite. You will reach the beach by walking from the parking lot down the Nautastigur (Bull's path). This path takes you through a lava field with giant rock formations. At the end of the lava field, you enter the astonishing black lava pearl beach. The beach is made out of these small black smooth pebbles. Among the attraction on the beach is a distinctive lava rock called Songklettur (the Singing Rock).  From Djupalonssandur, you can hike to Dritvik, a former large fishing harbour encircled by high lava walls. These days it is deserted and only visited by tourists. When you visit Dritvik, you'll notice the pitch black lava formations which take on all kinds of forms. Your next destination is Londrangar, two rock pillars that stand 61 and 75 meters out of the ocean. The birdlife in the cliffs is vivid, and puffins can be seen nesting in the cliffs. Up next on your tour is Kirkjufell, a distinctly shaped peak. Kirkjufell is one of the most photographed places in Iceland and by some opinion, enough reason to visit Snæfellsnes. Within walking distance from Kirkjufell, you have the waterfall Kirkjufellsfoss. An accessible object for photographers is to capture Kirkjufellsfoss with Kirkjufell in the background. Fans of the HBO series Game of Thrones will recognize Kirkjufell as the mountain also known as Arrowhead. Your last scheduled stop on your tour is the Volcanic crater Saxholl. Saxholl is a real sightseeing attraction for those who do not want to hike too far. The cavity is approximately 100 meters high. The view from the top of the crater stretches as far as the Atlantic Ocean and boasts a view over the expansive, dried lava fields of Snaefellsnes. On your way back to Reykjavik, depending on the season, you might be able to see some of the most amazing Northern Lights displays. Secure your spot on this incredible private tour! Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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South Coast & Eyjafjallajokull Private Tour

You will experience the magic of Iceland's South Coast on this private tour in a 4x4 SUV. This South Coast Tour is perfect for exploring natural attractions on Iceland's South Coast, including waterfalls, glaciers, and black sand beaches. You start the day by being picked up at your accommodation by your driver-guide and heading East. Your first stop will be at Urridafoss waterfall. This waterfall is the most voluminous in Iceland and originates from the longest and most powerful river, Þjorsa. Your next stop is the impressive Seljalandsfoss, the waterfall where you can walk behind the cascading water. Seljalandsfoss originates from the glacier Eyjafjallajokull, which is famous for its eruption in 2010 which managed to turn off European air traffic. Beside Seljalandsfoss is a secret waterfall, or in Icelandic 'Gljufrabui'. It is hidden in a small gorge that you can venture inside. Seljalandsfoss and Gljufrabui are beloved by photographers who jump at the chance to take shots of the beautiful waterfalls. From here, you will continue to the spectacular Dyrholaey, a 120-meter high Promontory Seacliff with extensive birdlife and extraordinary views in all directions. The name Dyrholaey means "the hill island with the door hole".  For those of you who are not afraid of heights, you can walk the arch or the bridge. Up there you can also find a spectacular and prominent "castle-shaped" lighthouse.  From Dyrholaey, you will be able to see Myrdalsjokull glacier in the North and the famous Eyjafjallajokull volcano, the lava sea stacks Reynisdrangar in the East and the long black sand beach in the West (where you will visit next). Reynisfjara, a black sand beach, was voted among the top 10 most beautiful non-tropical beaches in the world by National Geographic in 1991, so be prepared to be amazed by its ancient and mystic surroundings. The distant mountainscapes, rock formations, and volcanic shorelines make it one of the most popular stop-off points along the South Coast. During summer, the birdlife in the cliffs makes it even more spectacular. Species like puffins can easily be seen, but be aware of the Arctic Tern who are known to be aggressive. Make a stop in Vik to enjoy a bite to eat before making the return trip back to the Capital. On your way back to Reykjavik, you will visit the majestic waterfall Skogafoss, with a 60-meter high drop and width of 15 meters it truly is breathtaking. Climb the staircase next to it to enjoy an incredible view from above, or cast your eyes upwards from the ground to take in this waterfall's astonishing power. Don't miss out on the chance to customise your trip to the South Coast of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Thorsmork & Eyjafjallajokull Day Tour

Book your private tour in a 4x4 SUV vehicle to explore one of the spectacular diamond of Icelandic nature Thorsmork, in all its power. You will start heading East along the South Coast after you have been picked up at your accommodation by your driver-guide. Your first stop will be at the unique waterfall Seljalandsfoss, which drops 60 metres in height - situated where the coastline ended millenniums ago, in a river which has its origins in the mighty and powerful volcano and glacier Eyjafjallajokull. Not only is the waterfall captivating, but you can also walk behind it, and it is a popular spot to take photos from behind the water. A little further in the same cliffs, you can see a few smaller waterfalls. One of which is called Gljufrabui, or 'little brother'. It is hidden in a narrow gorge, made accessible by some stepping stones in the river. At this spot, you can take fantastic photos of the waterfall inside this gorge. Next, you will stop at the mysterious canyon Stakkholtsgja. It is a beautiful natural wonder, the palagonite cliffs rise about 100 metres on both sides, and here you could take a 1.5 km hike inside the canyon. At the end of the canyon, there is a beautiful waterfall where you will experience a remarkable peace. Here you may also be reminded of the Game of Thrones series, as some of the episodes were filmed in this location. Thorsmörk is surrounded by three glaciers, Tindfjallajokull, Myrdalsjokull and the famous Eyjafjallajokull, which erupted in 2010 and disrupted all the flights in Europe. Explore one of two glacier outlets at Gigjokull, where all the ice melted ice to flood the land to the sea. Drive further on and arrive at the Valley of Thor, where you can enjoy some lunch and perhaps observe the unique weather system in place in Thorsmork. This area also boasts the most popular hiking trails in Iceland. Two of these are incredibly famous and end at Thorsmork. On your way back to Reykjavik, if there is time, you could have a quick stop at a place called the Lava Center to observe the volcanic power within Iceland. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
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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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Jun. - Dec.
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South Coast & Glacier Lagoon Private Tour

This private South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon tour will take you on a fantastic adventure. This experience will show you the true beauty of Icelandic nature and create memories to last a lifetime. Your day will begin with you being picked up at your accommodation. You will then leave the city behind as you head on Route 1 towards the south of Iceland. From the moment you leave Reykjavik, you will be greeted with wild lava landscapes as though the city ends and wilderness begins. Your eyes will be glued to the window as you take in the incredible lunar landscapes. You 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. You will then travel through Hveragerði, Selfoss, Hella and Hvolsvöllur to get to the famously spectacular Seljalandasfoss waterfall. This breathtaking waterfall will leave your jaw dropped. You have probably seen pictures of Seljalandasfoss, but nothing beats the experience of getting a little wet when walking behind the falling water. Shortly after visiting Seljalandasfoss you will make a stop near another Icelandic gem, Skógafoss waterfall. 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. You will make another stop in the charming town of Vík. It has plenty to offer and is a great place to grab a bite to eat. You will stop at a restaurant here where you can buy food and gifts.  You will also visit the famous black beach in Vík, and if you are lucky, you might encounter some puffins on the cliffs. Another famous beach you will see is the Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach. This is undoubtedly 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 You will then move along towards the crown jewel of Iceland, the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. This is a glacier lagoon filled with floating icebergs condensed beautifully in one spot. Here you can go on a boat tour on the glacier lagoon, which is an amazing experience. (the extra cost is 5 700 kr.  per adult person and 2000 kr. for children) Next to the glacier lagoon is the Diamond Beach. You will be amazed at ice chunks glistening in the sun like diamonds tossed around by Atlantic waves make a fabulous spectacle. You will then be taken back to your accommodation in comfort. Don’t miss out on this exclusive private tour of the south coast that will amaze and stun. Pick a date to check availability.  

Duration:
13 hours
Available:
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
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May. - Oct.
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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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