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The Golden Circle

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Explore the Golden Circle in a comfortable car or a minibus

Explore the exquisite Golden Circle in a comfortable car or a minibus

Enjoy the chance to experience Iceland’s most fantastic attractions, including Geysir, the “Golden Waterfall” and the incredible split in the Earth’s crust at Þingvellir National Park in a small group, accompanied by highly qualified drive/ guide.

Þingvellir National Park – The location of Althing, the old Parliament of Iceland. At Þingvellir the Eurasian and North American plate boundaries which run through Iceland are clearly visible – the plates are moving apart here and the land between them is subsiding.

Geysir Geothermal Area – From Þingvellir we head along the mountains to the world renowned geothermal hot spring area around Geysir. Although the original Geysir is not active at the moment, its neighbor, Strokkur, spouts every 5 or 10 minutes.

Gullfoss Waterfalls – Gullfoss means the Golden waterfall and you will not be disappointed there. Gullfoss is actually two separate waterfalls of 11 and 22 meter height. On a sunny day a rainbow will be likely to show up and you can make wishes that might even come true!

Crater Kerið – It’s a nicely shaped pseudo crater formed some 5,000 years ago, with a rather deep lake in the bottom.

Little Extra Touch – We will add some local touch and different places to visit depending on time, weather and mood.

Pick up /drop of 

Start time 9am at your location/ flexible time at request 

Friend in Iceland office Geirsgata 7a, 

What is included:Bus/car ride, driver guide.   

For more info. contact: gus@friend.is

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South Coast

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Explore the South Coast in a comfortable car or a minibus

Explore the South Coast in a car or a minibus

✓ Seljalandsfoss – This waterfall of the river Seljalandsá drops 60 meters over the cliffs of the former coastline. It is possible to walk behind the waterfall. 500 meters to the North West there is a another beautiful waterfall, Gljúfurbúi, that is worth the walk.

✓ Skógafoss – Is one of the biggest waterfalls in the country with a width of 25 meters and a drop of 60 m. Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a single or double rainbow is normally visible on sunny days.

✓ Reynisfjara: The Black Beach – Reynisfjara is a black pebble beach and features an amazing cliff of regular basalt columns resembling a a rocky step pyramid. Out in the sea are the spectaculary shaped basalt sea stacks Reynisdrangar.

✓ Dyrhólaey – 120 m high peninsula with a hole through it. A 15 min hike is to the top. The view from up there is spectacular: To the north you can see the big glacier Mýrdalsjökull. To the east, the black lava columns of the Reynisdrangar come out of the sea, and to the west the whole coastline in the direction of Selfoss is visible – depending on weather conditions.

✓ Vík: A village – Its stretch of black basalt sand is one of the wettest places in Iceland. The cliffs west of the beach are home to many seabirds, most notably puffins.✓ Sólheimajökull glacier We head back through the farmlands and sand flats south of the Sólheimajökull glacier which is an outlet glacier from Mýrdalsjökull, the fourth largest glacier in Iceland.

✓ Little Extra Touch – We will add some local touch and different places to visit depending on time, weather and mood.

Pick up /drop off 

Start time 9am at your location/ flexible time at request 

Friend in Iceland office Geirsgata 7a, 

What is included:Bus/car ride, driver guide.   

For more info. contact: gus@friend.is

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Þórsmörk

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þórsmörk highland

Enjoy a tour to Þórsmörk in a Comfortable 4x4

Enjoy a tour to Þórsmörk in a Comfortable 4x4

The cinematic landscapes of the Þórsmörk valley is sheltered on both sides by gigantic glaciers, offering panoramic views and welcoming conditions. This dazzling destination takes its name from Thor, the Viking God of Thunder. On our way there from the Ring Road, you’ll cross raging rivers, gushing down from the glaciers. There we will see the aftermath of the massive fast flowing flood, caused by the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in April 2010.

Then we will proceed to the scenic canyon of Stakkholtsgjá and its a amazing waterfall where we will go for a hike, if time and mood allows. Þórsmörk is one of the most popular hiking area in the country and standing on top of its hills and mountains is breathtaking. Visitors cannot fail to be in awe of the raw power of nature and the beauty. On the way back from Þórsmörk we make a stop at the stunning Seljalandsfoss.

Other stops on this tour:

✓Seljalandsfoss – This waterfall of the river Seljalandsá drops 60 meters over the cliffs of the former coastline. It is possible to walk behind the waterfall. 500 meters to the North West there is a another beautiful waterfall.

✓Gljúfrabúi – Gljúfrabúi is 40 meters high and partially hidden behind a large cliff which gives it a mystical aura. It can be seen in all it’s splendour by wading the river into a narrow opening in the cliff or by climbing a steep path up the cliff. Both acts can be hazardous so please exercise extreme caution.

✓Little Extra Touch – We will add some local touch and different places to visit depending on time, weather and mood.

 

Pick up /drop off 

Start time 8:30 am at your location/ flexible time at request

Friend in Iceland office Geirsgata 7a,

What is included: 4×4 ride, guide/driver.

For more info contact: gus@friend.is

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Landmannalaugar

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Enjoy a tour to Landmannalaugar in a Comfortable 4x4

Enjoy a tour to Landmannalaugar in a Comfortable 4x4

Landmannalaugar is a region forged by different and compelling geological elements, such as extensive lava fields and the multi-coloured rhyolite mountains. Awash in a rainbow of colours, the mountains fade from pink to brown and green, with splashes of yellow, blue, purple and black in between.

This trip starts in Reykjavík and the first 150 km take us through idyllic Icelandic farmland. But from there it starts to get more interesting. Our journey takes us through a desert like volcanic landscape for more than 30 km before we reach Landmannalaugar. Powerful geysers and glacial streams all add to the unique beauty of this fascinating place. 

Crossing rivers and driving on coarse gravel roads on our way to Landmannalaugar will give us an experience to remember. We will make a stop at Crater Lake, Ljótipollur, which was formed in 1477 and now is filled with a cobalt-blue deep lake. Then we continue to lake Frostastaðavatn, before we reach our main destination.

We will stop for 2-3 hours in Landmannalaugar and take a beautiful hike. After about an hour’s hike we can unwind in a natural hot spring or explore the territory on our own before we head back. On our way back we will take the Dómadalur route that takes us through lava fields and between high mountains, there are lots of rivers we have to ford and we will see some magnificient waterfalls.

Little Extra Touch – We will add some local touch and different places to visit depending on time, weather and mood.


Pick up /drop off

Start time 8:30 am at your location/ flexible time at request 

Friend in Iceland office Geirsgata 7a, 

What is included: 4×4 ride, driver guide

For more info. contact: gus@friend.is

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South Coast & Glacier Lagoon

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Explore the South Coast and Glacier Lagoon in a Comfortable car or a minibus

Explore the South Coast and Glacier Lagoon in a Comfortable car or a minibus

The South Coast of Iceland has many natural wonders and quaint villages to explore. We will travel through lava fields, past mountains and glaciers to the southernmost part of Iceland. We will visit the Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, Reynisfjara with its rich birdlife, magnificent basalt column cliffs and stunning sea stacks. Jökulsárlón packed with icebergs in various shades of white and blue is the highlight of this trip. Specialized amphibious vehicles take us out onto the lagoon sailing among the enormous chunks of ice.

Stops on this tour:

Seljalandsfoss – This waterfall of the river Seljalandsá drops 60 meters over the cliffs of the former coastline. It is possible to walk behind the waterfall. 500 meters to the North West there is a another beautiful waterfall, Gljúfurbúi, that is worth the walk.

Skógafoss – Is one of the biggest waterfalls in the country with a width of 25 meters and a drop of 60 m. Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a single or double rainbow is normally visible on sunny days.

Reynisfjara: The Black Beach – Reynisfjara is a black pebble beach and features an amazing cliff of regular basalt columns resembling a a rocky step pyramid. Out in the sea are the spectaculary shaped basalt sea stacks.

Reynisdrangar. The area is rich in birdlife, including puffins, fulmars and guillemots.

Jökulsárlón: – Jökulsárlón is a large glacial lake, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park, it developed into a lake after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. It is now 1.5 kilometres away from the ocean’s edge and covers an area of about 18 km2. It recently became the deepest lake in Iceland, at over 248 metres. It is considered as one of the natural wonders of Iceland.

Little Extra Touch – We will add some local touch and different places to visit depending on time, weather and mood.

Pick up /drop off 

Start time 8am at your location/ flexible time at request 

Friend in Iceland office Geirsgata 7a, 

What is included:Bus/car ride, driver guide.   

For more info. contact: gus@friend.is


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Strandir Adventure

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Strandir Adventure

Strandir Adventure

Quiet isolation and magnificent scenery make the “Strandir” area among the most attractive places in the country. Here you can hear the real sound of nature. Just you, the birds, the roaring ocean blended with the soothing sound of the many waterfalls and rivers.

Strandir is an area with an exciting and tragic history of witchcraft, witch-hunting and sorcery which makes this a tour into the mystical world of the supernatural.

We start early and drive from Reykjavik to the small town of Holmavik which is the largest settlement in Strandir and serves as a centre of commerce for the county. Here you also find the museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft.

From Holmavik we drive along the coastline of Steingrimsfjordur where we frequently see the majestic Humpback Whales at play in the Fjord.

The Sorcerer´s cottage is a place where you can get to know the life of locals during the 17th century. You can easily understand why the people turned to sorcery to make lives easier.

Some 70 kilometres from Holmavik we arrive to the magical, ghostlike village of Djúpavík. Hundreds of people lived here in the golden “herring” age. The abandoned factory along with the rusted remains of Ms. Sudurland bring you back in time and give you an idea of how remote this place truly is.

Just north of Djúpavík we will dip our toes in what can arguably be named as one of the most remote man made swimming pools in the world, Krossneslaug. Here you can relax in the comfortably warm pool while watching the roaring waves of the North Atlantic.

A truly sensational experience.

Pick up /drop off 

Start time 9am at your location/ flexible time at request 

Friend in Iceland office Geirsgata 7a, 

What is included:Bus/car ride, driver guide.   

For more info. contact: gus@friend.is

 

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Private Tours

Private tours are for everyone! Spend time with your loved ones, going where you want and when you want. We can organise an incredible experience for all budgets, from family friendly days out to no expense spared luxury holidays. Whatever you choose it will be a one of a kind travel experience; Your Tour – Your Way – with a little help from Friend!

Previously, our experienced staff have used their local knowledge to offer custom-made holidays in Iceland for all sorts of people. We also offer tours of all kinds where discretion is the word. You can trust our highly experienced staff when it comes to planning private tours for private people.

 School groups needing the focus on education, from active family adventures to adrenaline filled bachelor parties and staff outings, quality time for groups of friends, trips to give photographers or film makers those once in a lifetime shots, or romantic trips for couples. We’ve done it all.

We aim to exceed your expectations, and show you all of Iceland’s wonders. The best trips cover multiple days, using specially modified buses and jeeps, driven by professional driver guides. The combination of expertise and experience means we can take you off the beaten track, to glaciers and volcanoes, up into the otherworldly landscapes of the highlands, and down into stunning valleys, cut off from the rest of the country by rivers that we drive through.

By letting us provide the vehicles, do the driving, and sort out accommodation it takes away all the stress from you, allowing you to really enjoy your holiday, and make awesome memories here in Iceland. We believe everyone deserves attention and discretion of a private tour. It’s only up to you how far you want to go and how you want to get there!

If you want to go right into the heart of the Icelandic wilderness, to places with no roads access at all, or even further still, onto Greenland and the Faroese Islands, we also can provide private helicopters and aeroplanes, private yacht or boat name it and we will arragnge

Whatever your ideas please get in contact with us and so we can start making your dream holiday come true.

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Whale Watching & Golden Circle

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Animal lovers this way! Sailing past the islands of Faxaflói, and along the coast of Reykjavík, on our luxury superyacht, we head out to areas of the bay known for an abundance of marine life. We frequently spot whales, dolphins, and orca in our pristine waters, their beauty only amplified by the stunning mountainous landscape around us.

Golden Circle:
This is a day tour in a comfortable minibus with a small group. You will visit the most famous places of the Golden Circle. You will see the famous Geyser and geothermal zone, the powerful Gulfoss waterfall, Þingvellir national Park and The Crater.

✓ Þingvellir National Park – The location of Althing, the old Parliament of Iceland. At Þingvellir the Eurasian and North American plate boundaries which run through Iceland are clearly visible – the plates are moving apart here and the land between them is subsiding.

✓ Geysir Geothermal Area – From Þingvellir we head along the mountains to the world renowned geothermal hot spring area around Geysir. Although the original Geysir is not active at the moment, its neighbor, Strokkur, spouts every 5 or 10 minutes.

✓ Gullfoss Waterfalls – Gullfoss means the Golden waterfall and you will not be disappointed there. Gullfoss is actually two separate waterfalls of 11 and 22 meter height. On a sunny day a rainbow will be likely to show up and you can make wishes that might even come true!

✓ Faxi Waterfall – It’s a beautiful and dynamic waterfall. Just above the waterfall is a common sheep fold and right next to the waterfall you can find some cool salmon ladder.

✓ Crater Kerið – It’s a nicely shaped pseudo crater formed some 5,000 years ago, with a rather deep lake in the bottom.

✓ Little Extra Touch – We will add some local touch and different places to visit depending on time, weather and mood.
Duration: 6 hours. 

What is included: Jeep ride, guide.

For a private tour contact: gus@friend.is

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