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Midnight Sun Kayking and Floating
Kirkjufell looks beautiful at any time of the day. But to see this majestic mountain, as you glide softly across the still sea while the midnight sun sets, is nothing short of magical. This is a unique opportunity to experience nature at its most spectacular and we promise it will be a truly unforgettable experience! First of all, we will get you geared up and teach you the basics if you haven't paddled before as well as go through a safety briefing. As with our day tours, there are stops at various scenic locations where you can take photos, meet some curious seals, float in the sea in our waterproof drysuits or just simply enjoy the beautiful view during the stunning midnight sunset. Other things to note We only use "sit on top" kayaks, they are the most stable and safe kayaks you can sail. Anyone can kayak, you don´t need to have any experience, our guides will teach you the basic techniques. The tour is approx 3 hours in total and 2 hours on the sea.
Golden Circle Glaciar Tour
Please contact me if you don't see availability for your date, Often available upon request. I also have other experiences here on Airbnb you can find them if you click on my profile. The Golden Circle Tour is the by far most popular tour in Iceland. We start from your Airbnb in Reykjavík and head over the heath to Þingvellir our Unesco world heritage site where we can see evidence of the North American and Euro Asian tectonic plate divide. Þingvellir is also where the Vikings assembled one of the world first parliament the year 930. After the national park, we make a quick stop at Laugarvatn where we can have rye bread with smoked trout, After the small bite we head over to the famous erupting Geysir, then we head up to the highlands and visit the Langjökull area. On our way back we stop ad the waterfall Gullfoss. What we can see on The Golden Circle Glacier Tour Þingvellir national park (world UNESCO heritage site) Geysir (the Geothermal geysers and hot springs) Gullfoss waterfall Langjökull Glacier Included Pickup and drop off in Reykjavík area code 101-108 - Otherwise meet at BSI Bus terminal. Other things to note In Iceland, the weather can change quickly and remember to be prepared! Remember to bring your water bottle, you can fill it up anywhere!
Silfra Tectonic Snorkeling w/Photos
I take being a host on Airbnb very seriously and I’m all about offering the HIGHEST quality. When you choose my experience over others, you will have this super small and personal experience with a true local. I don’t have a HUGE operation with dozens of guides, where you never know who you are going with. This is why I have much smaller groups. Please note that due to how expensive it is to run the tour I can not take only one person on the tour. Please contact me if you are booking for just one person and I will see what I can do to make it happen. We will meet at Þingvellir national park, where the two tectonic plates, the north american and eurasian, are drifting apart from each other. Silfra is a fissure in between the two plates and has the clearest water on the planet. This makes Silfra one of the top dive sites in the world. I will help you get suited up in the drysuit and explain how to use the snorkeling equipment. Followed by a small briefing about Silfra fissure and how everything regarding the snorkel works. The activity in the water is about 25-30 minutes. After we get out of the water we walk back to the car and enjoy a warm drink and some snacks. Other things to note You must send all participants Height (cm), Weight (kg) and Shoe size (EU). This is very important so I can pick the right size of drysuit for you. Please meet me 10 minutes before the start time. If you arrive 15 min after the start time of the tour, you can not participate.
Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon by Arctic Truck with Mike
If you visit Iceland for the first time, you cannot miss "The Golden Circle." This iconic route represents one of Iceland's most famous day tours. When designing the experience, I wanted to introduce you to Icelandic nature's most symbolic wonders. Before our experience, I will pick you up directly from your hotel or place of your choice in the capital area to visit many unique locations : You will hike around the crater of an extinct volcano and experience geyser eruptions. There will also be time for relaxing soaking in the oldest thermal pool in Iceland. We will visit the Gullfoss waterfall and stay for lunch at the Geothermal farm. Dining, among tomato plants, is a unique food experience you will never forget. You will learn about Icelandic traditions and the origins of Icelandic settlements in the birthplace of Icelandic democracy-Þingvellir National Park. All the highlights I included in this tour are creating an Ultimate Golden Circle tour. Join me on this tour to feel like you're visiting your friend in Iceland! Forget about crowded buses full of tourists that strictly follow their busy schedules. I want to offer you a chance to discover Iceland in a relaxing atmosphere of traveling in a very comfortable and spacious "off-road legend" Toyota Land Cruiser 150 Prado Your experience is my priority!
Aurora Northern Lights Hunt & Photoshoot
FREE PICK UP at your accommodation in Reykjavik area. We will then head out of the city, far from city lights and find the best locations to catch the northern lights. I will shoot some amazing portrait of you with the northern lights. Teach you about this natural phenomenon, how and why this happen? Help you with your own photo, Just bring your camera and tripod. *** HOT CHOCOLATE included *** If we not successful, then second night is FREE OF CHARGE. *** Weather and clouds conditions is very important for Aurora Hunt. If the conditions is not suitable, then we will reschedule. If can’t reschedule then full refund will be sent. Other things to note * Private booking also available * Send me a message if your date are unavailable * Please check my profile for all the airbnb experiences I’m currently hosting. Maximum of 7 guests.

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Excellent Northern Lights Small-Group Minibus Tour
Enjoy these 3-5 hours shared tour with a small group of people with the possibility of seeing the Northern Lights. This is the reason for a visit to Iceland during the winter. The season, with its pure and crisp air, offers some of the best conditions for seeing stars and frequent sightings of the Aurora Borealis. After pickup from your Reykjavik lodging, head out away from city lights in a comfortable minibus of max 19 pax until reaching a secluded spot in the Icelandic countryside. Watch the natural light show, and then return to your Reykjavik hotel. As the northern lights are an unpredictable natural phenomenon and its intensity is weather dependent, we will confirm with you by 7:00pm on the day of the tour through our website, whether is the tour going ahead or cancelled. If the conditions are not suitable, then we will reschedule you to next available date. If you can’t reschedule to the dates giving then a full refund will be given. Pickup is offered at all Reykjavik hotels, hostels and guesthouses, private homes. As buses are not allowed to drive in certain areas of Reykjavik centre, your pick up may be from the nearest Tour Bus Stops. After receiving your pickup information, will notify you of your exact pick up time and location 6 to 24 hours before the departure time by email.
The South Coast of Iceland by Arctic Truck with Mike
Every region of Iceland is amazing, but the South Coast is my personal favorite! Not many roads will allow you to admire so many wonders of Icelandic nature in one day. It's one of the most picturesque and beautiful parts of Iceland. For a good reason, that unique region it's often used in movies and music productions. Before our experience, I will pick you up directly from your hotel or place of your choice in the capital area. Our road will lead us to many unique waterfalls. We will also drive up to Dyrholaey cliff to admire breathtaking views over the South Coast. You will visit the famous Black Sand Beach and the fantastic area around the Vik. We will hike through a beautiful valley to the Sólheimajökull glacier tongue of mighty Mýrdalsjökull. On that day, we will explore all the gems of the Icelandic South Coast. Join me on this tour and see the beauty of Iceland with my eyes. Forget about crowded buses full of tourists that strictly follow their busy schedules. I want to offer you a chance to discover Iceland in a relaxing atmosphere of traveling in a very comfortable and spacious "off-road legend" Toyota Land Cruiser 150 Prado Your experience is my priority! You will feel like you're visiting your friend in Iceland.
A relaxing evening at the Blue Lagoon - tickets included
Feel free to inbox me with different special requests regarding different departure time, pickup locations, itineraries or whatever you wished me to accommodate:) I will consider each one of them and try my best to satisfy! Our experience will take a half a day. After picking you up comfortably at your accommodation in Reykjavik we will start our experience heading towards one of the most enjoyable and romantic spots in the country - The Blue Lagoon. We will reach it after a 30-40min ride ready to begin our journey through a spa of the volcanic earth. The temperature in the bathing and swimming area is very comfortable, averaging 37–39° C (98–102° F). A sauna, different steam rooms and a hot waterfall are also present on site. You can choose between a variety of drinks at the bars both inside and outside. The mask-bar also offers several different facial masks to highlight our experience! Which will end in the late afternoon with me bringing you back to your accommodation (and perhaps showing a few more hidden spots on the way:) Subject to ticket availability - get a full refund if the Blue Lagoon happens to be fully booked
Beautiful Glacier Hike & South Coast Waterfalls
This Glacier Hike is a small group experience with only 12 people per group. You can expect a relatively easy glacier walk on the glacier of Sólheimajökull on the South Coast of Iceland.
 You will be taken onto the glacier by an experienced and trained glacier guide, and all glacier equipment is provided.
 The tour offers a pick-up from Reykjavík, is available all year round, and is a perfect way to add some adventure to your vacation in Iceland. On the way to the glacier, you’ll also stop at two classical Icelandic waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss as well as the most famous black sand beach in Iceland, Reynisfjara. This is a great full-day tour of the South Coast of Iceland, with a glacier walk you won’t ever forget! We promise this to be a more personal tour, with an engaging guide. Tour details Total Duration: 11 hours Pickup and drop off from Reykjavik Itinerary: Seljalandsfoss Waterfall - 30 minutes Skogafoss Waterfall - 30 minutes Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach - 1 hour Solheimajokull Glacier Walk - 3 hours
Caves of Hella - Iceland's Hidden World
In a one hour drive from Reykjavik, next to the village of Hella, there is a mystery to be discovered. Four man-made caves, and a still unknown story behind them. Were the caves made by the Vikings? Or during a Christian Irish settlement, before the Viking settlement? On the tour we’ll be exploring the mysterious caves, ancient and recent carvings on the walls - such as beautiful crosses and names! - while telling our forefathers stories about Iceland’s ancient history. In 2020, four out of twelve caves were opened to the public, and I’m restoring the caves to their former glory, having them all open to the public and keeping their history alive. The caves are located on my family’s farm. And the family has been taken care of the caves for nearly 200 years! Other things to note: 'The surroundings remind you of the movie sets of Indiana Jones or The Lord of the Rings. Amazing in every way.' ​Júlía Margrét Einarsdóttir, cultural attaché, The Icelandic National Broadcsting Service, 2019. 'Definitely an amazing place to go while in Iceland.' Eduardo Lobo, visitor
Golden Circle, Kerid Crater & Blue Lagoon Day Trip
A journey including both GOLDEN CIRCLE and BLUE LAGOON, 2 top keywords when you hear of Iceland!!! Starting with pickup in Reykjavik, Golden Circle journey let’s go! You will hear about Icelandic history, geology, and culture on the way. • Thingvellir National Park You will learn about how it lies within a volcanically active area. It's also where two continents meet, home to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. • Kerid Crater A lake-filled, 3,000-year-old crater. Marvel at its magical-looking lake and colorful slopes. • Geysir Geothermal Area Stop at bubbling ponds, steam vents, Geysir and Strokkur geysers. • Gullfoss Waterfall Honestly no words needed to introduce this waterfall, might be the most spectacular waterfall in Iceland. • Blue Lagoon Lastly, the iconic Blue Lagoon! You can choose to go inside the lagoon spa (own expense) if you’ve pre-booked admission. Enjoy a soak in the steamy waters while admiring surrounding lava fields. After roughly 2 hours at the lagoon, we will head back to Reykjavik. * NOTE: - We will pick you up at your hotel or nearest bus stop, and return to original departure point. - NOT included: bathing suit, towel, food and drinks. - Admission ticket to Blue Lagoon NOT included.
Midnight Sun Kayking and Floating
Kirkjufell looks beautiful at any time of the day. But to see this majestic mountain, as you glide softly across the still sea while the midnight sun sets, is nothing short of magical. This is a unique opportunity to experience nature at its most spectacular and we promise it will be a truly unforgettable experience! First of all, we will get you geared up and teach you the basics if you haven't paddled before as well as go through a safety briefing. As with our day tours, there are stops at various scenic locations where you can take photos, meet some curious seals, float in the sea in our waterproof drysuits or just simply enjoy the beautiful view during the stunning midnight sunset. Other things to note We only use "sit on top" kayaks, they are the most stable and safe kayaks you can sail. Anyone can kayak, you don´t need to have any experience, our guides will teach you the basic techniques. The tour is approx 3 hours in total and 2 hours on the sea.
Golden Circle Glaciar Tour
Please contact me if you don't see availability for your date, Often available upon request. I also have other experiences here on Airbnb you can find them if you click on my profile. The Golden Circle Tour is the by far most popular tour in Iceland. We start from your Airbnb in Reykjavík and head over the heath to Þingvellir our Unesco world heritage site where we can see evidence of the North American and Euro Asian tectonic plate divide. Þingvellir is also where the Vikings assembled one of the world first parliament the year 930. After the national park, we make a quick stop at Laugarvatn where we can have rye bread with smoked trout, After the small bite we head over to the famous erupting Geysir, then we head up to the highlands and visit the Langjökull area. On our way back we stop ad the waterfall Gullfoss. What we can see on The Golden Circle Glacier Tour Þingvellir national park (world UNESCO heritage site) Geysir (the Geothermal geysers and hot springs) Gullfoss waterfall Langjökull Glacier Included Pickup and drop off in Reykjavík area code 101-108 - Otherwise meet at BSI Bus terminal. Other things to note In Iceland, the weather can change quickly and remember to be prepared! Remember to bring your water bottle, you can fill it up anywhere!
Semi-Private Katla Ice Cave Tour in a Super Jeep
A SEMI-PRIVATE TOUR WITH A MAXIMUM OF 6 PARTICIPANTS This KATLA Ice cave and south coast Iceland tour, takes a route from Reykjavík down to the south coast of Iceland. As we travel the southern coast the scenery will change at almost every turn. You’ll see not one not two but three waterfalls, one in a hidden canyon. As we wind our way along the coast you’ll catch a glimpse of Hekla, Iceland's most active volcano, Eyjafjallajokull volcano (the volcano that canceled all the flights), the Westman Islands, and beauty you won’t believe. Eventually, we’ll arrive at the base of the Katla glacier, and then it’s time to gear up, crampons and helmets, and make our way to the base of the glacier where we’ll find the Ice caves.
Horseback ride and Dinner with a Viking at historical farm
My guests will get to experience the Icelandic horse and the horse farming culture in the most breathtaking surrounding at my beautiful farm in South Iceland - Efri-Úlfsstaðir. I will teach you the nature of the horse, how to ride it and then we will ride these amazing animals for about one hour along a beautiful river that runs along with my farm. Once we are back from riding we will have dinner, serving my homegrown lamb.
Northern Lights Picnic With Icelandic Food Specialties
WHY CHOOSE US AS YOUR NORTHERN LIGHTS GUIDE? o Go Northern Lights hunting with an Expert Guide and Photographer who knows where to go to get the best views and will assist you with taking amazing photos of this once in a lifetime experience. Snack on Icelandic Specialty Sample Plates as we search for the Aurora: These include the delicious Icelandic Hotdog, Sykr Dessert, Icelandic sweets and chocolate, and the fermented Icelandic shark if you dare:) o Maximum of 4 people on the tour means you‘ll get too experience the Northern Lights on a Semi Private Trip away from the big tour buses. o We go to the best secret local sites to see the lights, with a guarantee there will be no other tour groups there at the same time. You‘ll also get a backdrop of mountains and the sea with the Northern lights dancing above:) o Hear great stories about Iceland and its history with a sense of fun o Free Wifi o SPECIAL SURPRISE : Share the view of the Aurora with friendly Icelandic Horses whilst sipping on our famous hot chocolate and toasted marshmellows. As the northern lights are an unpredictable natural phenomenon and its intensity is weather dependent I will confirm with you by 4pm on the day of the tour whether it is worth going or not. If the conditions are not suitable, then we will reschedule. If we can’t reschedule then a full refund will be given.
Silfra Tectonic Snorkeling w/Photos
I take being a host on Airbnb very seriously and I’m all about offering the HIGHEST quality. When you choose my experience over others, you will have this super small and personal experience with a true local. I don’t have a HUGE operation with dozens of guides, where you never know who you are going with. This is why I have much smaller groups. Please note that due to how expensive it is to run the tour I can not take only one person on the tour. Please contact me if you are booking for just one person and I will see what I can do to make it happen. We will meet at Þingvellir national park, where the two tectonic plates, the north american and eurasian, are drifting apart from each other. Silfra is a fissure in between the two plates and has the clearest water on the planet. This makes Silfra one of the top dive sites in the world. I will help you get suited up in the drysuit and explain how to use the snorkeling equipment. Followed by a small briefing about Silfra fissure and how everything regarding the snorkel works. The activity in the water is about 25-30 minutes. After we get out of the water we walk back to the car and enjoy a warm drink and some snacks. Other things to note You must send all participants Height (cm), Weight (kg) and Shoe size (EU). This is very important so I can pick the right size of drysuit for you. Please meet me 10 minutes before the start time. If you arrive 15 min after the start time of the tour, you can not participate.
Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon by Arctic Truck with Mike
If you visit Iceland for the first time, you cannot miss "The Golden Circle." This iconic route represents one of Iceland's most famous day tours. When designing the experience, I wanted to introduce you to Icelandic nature's most symbolic wonders. Before our experience, I will pick you up directly from your hotel or place of your choice in the capital area to visit many unique locations : You will hike around the crater of an extinct volcano and experience geyser eruptions. There will also be time for relaxing soaking in the oldest thermal pool in Iceland. We will visit the Gullfoss waterfall and stay for lunch at the Geothermal farm. Dining, among tomato plants, is a unique food experience you will never forget. You will learn about Icelandic traditions and the origins of Icelandic settlements in the birthplace of Icelandic democracy-Þingvellir National Park. All the highlights I included in this tour are creating an Ultimate Golden Circle tour. Join me on this tour to feel like you're visiting your friend in Iceland! Forget about crowded buses full of tourists that strictly follow their busy schedules. I want to offer you a chance to discover Iceland in a relaxing atmosphere of traveling in a very comfortable and spacious "off-road legend" Toyota Land Cruiser 150 Prado Your experience is my priority!
Aurora Northern Lights Hunt & Photoshoot
FREE PICK UP at your accommodation in Reykjavik area. We will then head out of the city, far from city lights and find the best locations to catch the northern lights. I will shoot some amazing portrait of you with the northern lights. Teach you about this natural phenomenon, how and why this happen? Help you with your own photo, Just bring your camera and tripod. *** HOT CHOCOLATE included *** If we not successful, then second night is FREE OF CHARGE. *** Weather and clouds conditions is very important for Aurora Hunt. If the conditions is not suitable, then we will reschedule. If can’t reschedule then full refund will be sent. Other things to note * Private booking also available * Send me a message if your date are unavailable * Please check my profile for all the airbnb experiences I’m currently hosting. Maximum of 7 guests.
The South Shore Shark, Trout & Hotdog
Please contact me if you don't see availability for your date, Often available upon request. I also have other experiences here on Airbnb you can find them if you click on my profile. The South Shore is spectacular, with waterfalls and lava fields What we will see on The South Coast Tour Seljalandsfoss Waterfall (where you can walk behind) Gljúfrabúi Waterfall (next to Seljalandsfoss) Skógafoss Waterfall The Black sand beach Reynisfjara Basalt Columns Extra stops if there´s time Tour is normally about 8-9 hours Pick-up and drop-off from hotels and guesthouses in the Reykjavik area code 101-108 - Otherwise meet at BSI Bus terminal. What to Remember • Please be ready at the lobby or by the front door of your accommodation by 08:30 Other things to note In Iceland, the weather can change quickly, and remember to be prepared! If there is any question don't hesitate to send me a message.
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