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Golden Circle private tour

Classic Golden Circle tour

Gullfoss waterfall

The Golden Circle classir tour, includes three main stops.
The waterfall Gullfoss, one of Europe´s most powerful waterfall, which is a two tiered falls, with a total drop of 32 meters.


The spouting geysers at Geysir. Her we find the worlds second tallest dputing geyser called Strokkur. Strokkur is also one of the worlds most active geyser, spouting every 3-7 minutes.

Then we also visit the National park of Þingvellir.
Which is without doubt the most historic location in Iceland.
There we also find one of the best locations in the world to see a continental devide in action. The park also fetures one of the world´s clearest lakes, with it´s unusual formation and strange biolocical evolution.

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South Coast private tour

Classic tour of the south coast of Iceland

This classical day tour has four main points of interest.
Starting with the waterfall skogarfoss. A 63 meter single tier waterfall.

Skogarfoss waterfall

Second stop of the day is one of Iceland´s most iconic locations, the black sand beach of Reynisfjara. With it´s basalt formations and magma intrusions. Making a dramatic landscape, featured in many movies and tv shows.

Basalt colimns
Reynisfjara beach

The third stop of the day, is the glacier of Solheimajokull. This glacier originates in the ice cap of myrdalskokull on top of Iceland´s most infamous volcano´s “Katla” The we do a short hike to the edge of the glacier for an up close photo operatunity.

By Solheimajokull glacier

The last stop of the day is the the second waterfall of the day, Seljalandsfoss. This is a 72 meter, single tier waterfall. These fall´s drops off a vertical cliff with a cavity, where it´s possible to walk behind the falls, for a bautiful perspective for photos.

Seljalandsfoss waterfall
Seljalandsfoss waterfall
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Northern Lights private tour

On a crisp clear night, we head out for the hunt.

We hunt for the illusive Northern Lights. But there a few things that come into play for the seach. We´ll need a relatively clear sky. Does not have to be compleatly clear, but the clearer the sky, the better the chances.
There also needs to be activity on the solar suface “solar flares” This is what actually causes the lights. Also the moon need to be in the right position, and it has to be right time of the month for the lunar cicle.

Time of year is also inportant for the lights. A common misunderstanding that the lights are best in middle of winter, that is not the case. The prime time for the lights in autum and spring equanaux. This however does not mean you can´t see the light in the depth of winter, just not as common.

All of this we take into consideration to make an estimate, if a tour is wort taking you out.

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Snæfellsnes 2 days 1 night private tour

Day 1.

From your hotel in Reykjavík we will start our drive up the west coast of Iceland until we get to Borganes, this little village was a big trading post here in the west for many century’s, we will stop there at a local gas station for restrooms and snacks.
From Borgarnes we are heading in to the Snæfellsnes peninsula leaving the ring road.
Our first stop will be one of Iceland’s few white sand beaches Ytri Tunga, maybe there if we are lucky, we will be able to see some seals.
Our next stop will be the little place of Arnarstapi, there we will get the chance to take a lovely walk along the coastline, on the walk you will be able to see a few very beautiful rock formations like Gataklettur. Also, we will visit a large sculpture of Bárður Snæfellsás, but he is believed to have been both a man and a troll and the protector of the people living in Snæfellsnes.
At Arnarstapi we will also get the chance to sit down and have some lunch.
From Arnarstapi we only have a short drive to our next stop, Lóndrangar, they are old lava tubes that ones were deep inside a large crater that sins has been eroded away by the ocean.
Now we are heading to the beach, a Black sandy beach called Djúpalónssandur, there you will learn about the ways and the hardships of the fishermen in earlier century’s and learn about why the beach is called Djúpalónssandur.
From the beach our last stop is going to be Saxhóll, this perfectly shaped crater was formed some 6000 years ago and is 40m high, they have built stairs up to the top of it so you can walk up and get a nice view over the area.
From here we will end our day at Hellissandur where our hotel awaits us.

Day 2.

Our second day starts by a waterfall called Sveðjufoss here we will stop for a short while to capture some photos of these beautiful falls.

Then we will drive through a small fishing village called Ólafsvík, this town has not really change since the 80’s and is almost like a model fishing village for Iceland.

Now we have a short drive to the most photographed mountain in Iceland Kirkjufell and the waterfall by the mountain Kirkjufellsfoss, here you can take a nice walk around the falls capturing many different angled photos of the mountain.

From the mountain we are headed to the next town over Grundarfjörður, there we will stop in a small coffee shop which is also the towns library and you can also walk around a tiny museum, which is probably the smallest in the country.

From here we will drive to Borgarnes for a short stop and then its time to head to Reykjavík where we will take you to your accommodation.

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South Coast 3 days 2 nights private tour

Day 1.

We will pick your group up at your hotel or your nearest bus stop, one’s everybody is settled we will drive on the ring road to our first sightseeing stop, that will be the magnificent waterfall Skógarfoss, there we will stop for photos and a small view over the area.
Then we will head to the little village of vík, where we will have some lunch at a local restaurant that has a good view over the ocean front.
From Vík we will have a long drive towards the next stop ,Fjarðarárgljúfur but on the way there we will drive throug one of the biggest lava feld in Iceland Eldhraun, the eruption Laki, that formed it had a massive consequenses for the people of Iceland wich you will also learn about.
After we have explored Fjarðarárgljúfur we will head to Kirkjubæjarklaustur where we will check in to our hotel for the night.

Day 2.

After a good breakfast at the hotel we are going to head further south, we are going to start by driving to Jökulsárlón the Glacier Lagoon the largest of its kind in the world, and it is also the deepest lake in Iceland around 250m deep.
After spending a  good amount of time there we are going to drive across the road over to Fellsfjara or the Dimond Beach, where the icebergs that brake away from the glacier and that float on the lagoon end up as the river from the lagoon meets the sea. There, the beautiful contrast between the clear ice and the black sand makes this place magical.
Now it is time for lunch and that we will get again across the road, at Fjallsárlón lagoon there we will find a nice little restaurant, if you want to see Fjallsárlón up close you can do a little walk behind the restaurant.
From here we are going to head back to Kirkjubæjarklaustur where we will spend another night.

Day 3.

This is our last day, and so after breakfast we are heading back the same way we came, but today we need to visit all the places that we skipped on our first day.
There for our first stop will be a short photo stop in the Eldhraun Lava field, the lava field that you have now learned so much about.
Then a short stop in the Village Vík, then we just need to drive around the mountain to Reynisfjara beach, but what makes this black sand beach so popular are the beautiful rock formations and are a must see.
From the beach, our last adventure awaits us at Seljalandsfoss waterfall where you can walk behind the waterfall and Experience its full power.
After a nice stop here, we are driving back to Reykjavík where we will drive you to your accommodation.

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North viking 4 days 3 nights private tour

4 Day North Viking Tour.

With: Reykjavík, Víðihlíðarkirkja, Glaumbær, Sauðárkrókur ,Hofsós, Siglufjörður, Akureyri,  Goðafoss, Hveraspöng, Dimmuborgir, Skútustaðargígar, Akureyri, Reykjavík.
Included in the Tour: Entry fees to activities and museums: Glaumbær museum, Battle 1238, Síldarsafnið Siglufirði.

This tour is going to take you to see some of the most beautiful places on the north side of Iceland, and to some of our favorite historical sites firmly evolving you into the Viking past, and therefor into the past of the Icelanders.

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Go Travel Iceland´s Winter adventure 6 days 5 nights private tour

With: Reykjavík, Deildartunguhver, Akureyri accommodations, Goðafoss, sights around Mývatn, Mývatn accommodations, Möðrudalur farm, Egilstaðir, Reyðarfjörður accommodations, The east of Iceland, Hótel Vatnajökull accommodations, Glacier lagoon, fellsfjara (Dimond Beach, )Fjallsárlón, Kirkjubæjarklaustur accommodation, Vík, Reynisfjara beach, Skógarfoss waterfall, Seljalandsfoss waterfall to Reykjavík.

Driving around Iceland whether it is in winter or summer is always an existing adventure, it is like driving through four different countries for each part is different from the next.

The West with its high plains, farmlands and distant mountains, the North with its historic areas beautiful wide fjords and valleys,  the East with its towering mountains between narrow deep fjords and little fishing villages in the bottom of them, and then the vast plains of the south that have been shaped by glaciers, volcanos and glacier rivers and the green farmlands between them.

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Go Travel Iceland´s summer adventure 10 days 9 nights private tour

Go Travel Iceland´s Summer Adventure.

Like the Icelanders would do it.

10 days 9 nights

With: Reykjavík, Hvalfjörður, Deildartunguhver, Hraunfossar, Krauma baths.

Borgarnes, Víðimýri, Glaumbær, Sauðárkrókur accommodation.

Hofsós, Siglufjörður, Akureyri, accommodations at Akureyri.

Free day in Akureyri.

Goðafoss, Húsavík, Dettifoss, Asbyrgi, sights around Mývatn, accommodations at Mývatn.

 Sights around Mývatn, Möðrudalur farm, Egilstaðir accommodations.

Borgarfjörður eystri and puffin extravaganza accommodations at Egilstaðir.

The sights of the East fjords to accommodations at hótel Vatnajökull on the southeast.

Glacier lagoon, Fellsfjara Dimond beach, Fjallsárlón, Kirkjubæjarklaustur accommodations.

Vík, Reynisfjara, Skógarfoss waterfall, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Reykjavík.

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