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Private Tours in Iceland

Explore Iceland on your terms with private tours, offering an exclusive and personalized way to experience the land of fire and ice. These tours cater to individual travelers, couples, families, or small groups who prefer convenience while immersing themselves in beautiful attractions and vibrant culture.

Private tours in Iceland offer the luxury of flexibility. Travelers can dictate their own pace, linger at favorite spots, or take spontaneous detours to capture those picture-perfect moments. 

Additionally, private tours boast exceptional customization levels. Unlike fixed group tours, private tours enable travelers to collaborate closely with tour operators, designing an itinerary that aligns precisely with their interests and preferences. 

Private tours also provide exclusivity and privacy. You won't share your adventure with strangers, fostering a more intimate journey with your chosen companions. 

Convenience is another hallmark of private tours, including pickup and drop-off services from accommodations. This eliminates the need for transportation arrangements and ensures a hassle-free experience from beginning to end. On this private two-day northern lights tour of the Golden Circle and South Coast, you'll enjoy a convenient transfer from your hotel in Reykjavik.

Another noteworthy advantage is the dedicated attention and expertise of your guide. These knowledgeable guides offer profound insights into Iceland's history, geology, and folklore, enriching your understanding and appreciation of the country.

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What are the benefits of a private tour in Iceland?

Private tours allow you the chance to set your own pace while exploring Iceland and take 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.

What are the best private tours in Iceland?

Iceland offers many private tours, including those focused on natural wonders, cultural experiences, adventure activities, and more.
The highest-rated private tour in Iceland you can join is this super jeep tour of the Westman Islands from Reykjavik. It is rated 5 stars out of 5 by around 10 travelers.
Another popular private tour in Iceland is this premium admission to the Blue Lagoon with private transfer. It also boasts a high 5 out of 5 rating and is available to book year-round.
If you want to maximize your time in Iceland, another excellent option is this private tour of the Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon from Reykjavik, also rated 5 stars.

What are the cheapest private tours in Iceland?

If you're booking for a group of at least five travelers, the cheapest private tour in Iceland is this two-hour guided walking tour of Reykjavik's landmarks. It is offered with a group discount of only 31 USD per person for groups of five or more.
For solo travelers, the cheapest private tour in Iceland is this private lava tour on the Westman Islands with a local expert. It is available for less than 50 USD.

Is joining a private tour in Iceland worth it?

Private tours in Iceland are worth the investment for travelers seeking a more personalized experience. The value of a private tour lies in the ability to customize your itinerary, enjoy one-on-one interactions with knowledgeable guides, explore off-the-beaten-path locations, and create unforgettable memories tailored to your preferences.

What sort of vehicles are used on private tours in Iceland?

Private tours in Iceland use a diverse range of vehicles to suit the specific itinerary and accommodate the number of participants. These vehicles include comfortable minibusses, versatile SUVs, luxury cars, specialized off-road vehicles, super jeeps, and more. Each tour transport is selected with a keen focus on safety, passenger comfort, and accessibility.

Can I get a private transfer from Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik?

Yes, you can book this private transfer from Keflavik to Reykjavik directly to your accommodation of choice in the Icelandic capital. Conversely, you can also book this private transfer from Reykjavik to the Keflavik International Airport for your departure.

Are private tours in Iceland flexible and can I customize the itinerary?

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

Do private tours in Iceland cost more than regular tours?

Yes. However, 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 and have a guide of their own at their disposal.

Are tips expected on private tours in Iceland?

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!

Can the guide take me for outdoor activities or special experiences other than sightseeing in Iceland?

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, snorkeling, horseback riding and so much more Iceland has to offer. Some tours, however, do not offer extra activities.

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

Yes, Guide to Iceland provides tours available in a few different languages, though English is primarily used. Note that some tours are only offered in English, so make sure to contact info@guidetoiceland.is should you need a tour in another language.

What is the maximum of people on a private tour in Iceland?

This depends on the provider and how many people fit in the vehicle they provide. Private tours can accommodate individual travelers, couples, families, or small groups, ensuring an intimate and personalized experience. 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 favorite people on board.

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.

Are meals and accommodations included in private tour packages?

The inclusions in private tour packages vary depending on the specific tour and operator. Some packages may include meals and accommodations, while others may offer them as optional extras. Review the tour details for specific inclusions or contact your tour operator.

Are private tours in Iceland pet-friendly?

Whether private tours are pet-friendly depends on the tour operator and the specific tour. Some operators may allow pets to join private tours, but it's essential to confirm this in advance and discuss any requirements or restrictions.
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