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Flóinn – Diamond Tour

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Krýsuvík - Geothermal Area

The Diamond Tour in a Comfortable Mini bus

  • Duration:
  • ✓ 8 Hours
  • Highlights:
  • ✓ Urriðafoss Waterfall
    ✓ Tré og List Museum
    ✓ Strandarkirkja - Rural Church
    ✓ Krísuvíkurbjarg black Cliffs
    ✓ Geothermal Area
    ✓ Little Extra Touch
    ✓ Kleifarvatn Lake
  • Included:
  • ✓ Bus
    ✓ English Speaking Guide

The Diamond Tour in a Comfortable Mini bus

A memorable trip to a unique part of Iceland. Rural adventure with rivers, mountain view, a water fall, lava-fields, a hot spring and bird life. A day packed with the best Iceland has to offer.

There are quite a few artisans in the area as you will see in the workshops as well as farm lodgings, country boutiques, and that’s just the beginning.

Stops on this tour:

✓ Urriðafoss waterfall – Iceland’s greatest waterfall in water quantity.

✓ Tré og List – A charming museum of wood and art craftsmanship, full of wonderful pieces made by the local farmer.

✓ Strandakirkja – Rural Church – A stone throw from the beach, where the bitterly cold sea meets harsh volcanic rocks and black sand.

✓ Krísuvíkurbjarg – Stunning black cliffs. Here, thousands of sea birds nest. You can hike along the trail to the edge of the cliffs where it’s possible to spot Kittiwakes, puffins, peewits, guillemots, razorbills, and other birds as they dive into the sea. The great stretch of cliffs at Krýsuvíkurbjarg are amongst the best bird-watching sites in Iceland; in summer, 60,000 residents nest within the sheer face.

✓ Krísuvík – Geothermal area where you can take a walk between the boiling mud puddles and smell the solfatares.

✓ Kleifarvatn – Nestled below a steep mountain, the seemingly deserted space is an attractive spot for a quiet walk over small black lava rocks.

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

Departure: Daily at 09:00

Meeting point: Friend in Iceland office Geirsgata 7a, Pick-up at a local hotel of your choice. Pick-up starts half an hour before departure.

What is included: Bus ride, guide, admission to museums?   

For a private tour contact: gus@friend.is

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The Golden Circle

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Explore the Golden Circle in a Comfortable minibus ​

  • Duration:
  • ✓ 8Hours
  • Highlights:
  • ✓ Thingvellir National Park
    ✓ Geysir Geothermal Area
    ✓ Gullfoss Waterfall
    ✓ The Crater
    ✓ Little Extra Touch
  • Included:
  • ✓ Bus
    ✓ English Speaking Guide

Explore the Golden Circle in a Comfortable minibus ​

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.

Departure: Daily at 09:00

What is included: Jeep ride, guide.

For a private tour contact: gus@friend.is

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South Coast

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Explore the South Coast in a Comfortable Mini Bus

  • Duration:
  • ✓ 13 Hours
  • Highlights:
  • ✓ Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
    ✓ Skógafoss Waterfall
    ✓ Black Sand Beach
    ✓ Dyrhólaey
    ✓ Vík a Village
    ✓ Sólheimajökull Glacier
    ✓ Little Extra Touch
  • Included:
  • ✓ Bus
    ✓ English Speaking Guide

Explore the South Coast in a Comfortable Mini Bus

✓ 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.

Departure: Daily at 09:00

Meeting point: Friend in Iceland office Geirsgata 7a or Pick-up at a local hotel of your choice. Pick-up starts half an hour before departure.

For a private tour contact: gus@friend.is

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Glacier Lagoon

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Explore the South Coast and Glacier Lagoon in a Comfortable Mini Bus

  • Duration:
  • ✓ 13 Hours
  • Highlights:
  • ✓ Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
    ✓ Skógafoss Waterfall
    ✓ Black Sand Beach
    ✓ Glacier Lagoon
    ✓ Little Extra Touch
  • Included:
  • ✓ Bus
    ✓ English Speaking Guide

Explore the South Coast and Glacier Lagoon in a Comfortable Mini Bus 4x4

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.

Departure: Daily at 08:00 (This tour can last up to 14 hours)

Meeting point: Friend in Iceland office Geirsgata 7a or Pick-up at a local hotel of your choice. Pick-up starts half an hour before departure.

What is included: Bus ride, guide.

Extra: You can enjoy a Boat tour on the lagoon at extra cost depending on availability.

For a private tour contact: gus@friend.is

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  • Highlights:
  • ✓ Experienced Staff
    ✓ Modified Jeeps and Buses
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Private Tours

We will create a tailor-made sightseeing tour to suit you and the interest areas of your own private group. We organise everything from luxury no expense spared vacations to vacations on a modest budget. We assist you with making your own “one-of-a-kind” travel experience.

Your Tour – Your Way – with a little help from Friend!

We have the local knowledge and experienced staff to offer custom-made holidays in Iceland for:
Individuals Couples Groups Families Schools Companies / Business Weddings Bachelor parties Photography groups.

Your expectations are our goals and our ambition is to exceed your expectations. To really see what Iceland is all about, you need several days with someone who can show you the most spectacular sites, glaciers and volcanoes. We have the specifically modified jeeps and busses, professional driver guides with ample experience and expertise to do so.

We also offers VIP 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. Contact us and we will take care of the rest for you.

To see Iceland from above is a privilege and the helicopter can take you to places you did not know existed. We have a wide range of helicopters at our service from 3 to 8 passengers.

If we need to fly domestically in Iceland we have access to a private aircraft. If we want to take them on a longer journey we can fly to Greenland or the Faroese Islands. We offer a wide range of private charter airplanes from 4 to 19 passenger

For a private tour contact: gus@friend.is

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Strandir Adventure

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Strandir Adventure

  • Duration:
  • ✓ 13 Hours
  • Highlights:
  • ✓ Waterfall and Rivers
    ✓ Hólmavík Town
    ✓ "Ghostlike" Village Djúpavík
    ✓ Remote Swimming Pool In The Sea
    ✓ Truly sensational experience
    ✓ Little Extra Touch
  • Included:
  • ✓ Bus ride
    ✓ English Speaking Guide

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.

Departure: Daily at 09:00

Meeting point: Friend in Iceland office Geirsgata 7a / Pick-up at a local hotel of your choice. Pick-up starts half an hour before departure.

For a private tour contact: gus@friend.is

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Þórsmörk

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þórsmörk highland

Enjoy a tour to Þórsmörk in a Comfortable 4x4

  • Duration:
  • ✓ 10 to 11 Hours
  • 11% discount per person for booking 4 or more adults in same booking
  • Highlights:
  • ✓ Valley With Great Mountain Views
    ✓ Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
    ✓ Gljúfrabúi Waterfall
    ✓ Raging Rivers
    ✓ Eyjafjallajökull glacier
    ✓ Little Extra Touch
  • Included:
  • ✓ Bus
    ✓ English Speaking Guide

Enjoy a tour to Þórsmörk in a Comfortable 4x4

Þórsmörk Valley is sheltered on both sides by glaciers which offer great views and quite often a good weather too. It is named after Thor, the Viking God of Thunder. On the way we have to cross raging rivers, both clear water and muddy ones. There we will see the aftermath of the immense fast flowing flood, caused by the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in April 2010.

We will also have time to hike in the very scenic canyon of Stakkholtsgjá with a nice waterfall at the end. Þórsmörk is the most popular hiking area in the country and it is breathtaking to stand on top of many of the hills and mountains. Visitors cannot fail to be in awe of the raw power of nature and the beauty. On the way back from Þórsmörk we will stop at the beautiful 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.

✓Departure: Daily at 09:00

✓Meeting point: Friend in Iceland office Geirsgata 7a or Pick-up at a local hotel of your choice. Pick-up starts half an hour before departure.

What is included: Jeep ride, guide.

For a private tour contact: gus@friend.is

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Landmannalaugar

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Enjoy a tour to Landmannalaugar in a Comfortable 4x4

  • Duration:
  • ✓ 11 Hours
  • 11% discount for booking 4 or more adults in one booking
  • Highlights:
  • ✓ Crater Lake Ljótipollur
    ✓ Frostastaðavatn
    ✓ Landmannalaugar
    ✓ Natural Pool
    ✓ Dómadalur
    ✓ Extensive Lava Fields
    ✓ Multi-coloured Rhyolite Mountains
  • Included:
  • ✓ Bus
    ✓ English Speaking Guide

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 30km 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, formed in 1477 and now filled with a cobalt-blue deep lake. We also stop at 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 pool 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.

Departure: Daily at 09:00

Meeting point: Friend in Iceland office Geirsgata 7a or Pick-up at a local hotel of your choice. Pick-up starts half an hour before departure.

What is included: 4×4 ride, guide.

For a private tour contact gus@friend.is

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