City Walk

History and Culture Walk

The famous two hour walking tour focuses on the history of Iceland, the evolution of Reykjavík as a town and Icelandic culture in general, laid out in an informative and comic way by either Marteinn (Martin), Eiríkur (Eric), Sara (Sarah), Jóhannes (Joe), Tómas (Tom) or Þórdís (Disa) english speaking Icelanders and history majors. This tour has no fixed price, instead it runs on the great Free Walking Tour model found allover the world where each participant sets the price of the tour afterwards instead of in advance. As a result, the guide relies solely on your contribution and works hard for his share in the donations. The „Free“ classic tour departs multiple times a day all year around. Occasionally on holidays we take a day off.

 

 

 

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Iceland Rovers

A Legacy of Innovation, Passion & Professionalism
Over the last 20 years we have used our expert knowledge, passion for nature and pioneering spirit to create innovative activities in Iceland for travelers.

The 6th of January in 1996, the last day of Christmas in Iceland, was a fateful day for what will later become Iceland Rovers. At Sveinatunga Farm a chat between Villa, Bassi, Einar Torfi and Ingibjörg sparked the idea for the company. Later that month, Iceland Rovers was born and the idea was to focus on providing Incentive tours in comfy, modified Land Rover Defenders (also called Super Jeeps in Iceland). We were the first company in the travel industry to use modified Defenders. Because the concept was so new, we had to bring in an expert mechanic, Snorri, and an electrician, Ingimundur, to make proper adjustments to the cars.

January proved to be a month of growth for the company because Laufey, Árni, Sigrún and Niels joined the team, along with Snorri and Ingimundur. Defenders are quite costly to buy in Iceland, so the team approached B&L car dealership with a clever idea. For a discount on Defenders, they offered to help promote the concept of using a modified Defender as a vehicle for taking travelers on tours in Iceland. With 6 new Defenders and extra parts, the team got to work on making the modifications. As summer inched closer, Iceland Rovers gained sponsorship from companies like B&L, Bræðurnir Ormsson, Aukaraf and others in exchange for advertising. In June of 1996, the first modified Land Rover Defender was ready. Iceland Rovers became a registered travel agency that fall and Ingibjörg was the first official employee. The headquarters shared a space with Icelandic Mountain Guides, Bátafólkið and Langjökull. Iceland Rovers ran promotional trips throughout the fall in the new Defenders.

Adventurous, fun and safe tours were our aim, and we were successful in incorporating playful team exercises and challenges inside and outside of the Defenders.

Throughout the years, our most common tours were incentive trips to Landmannalaugar, Þórsmörk, and the mountains around Reykjavík.

We opened up new avendures for travelers, like lava cave tours, hunting for the Northern Lights & lobster tours, sleeping in snow houses, abseiling, snow gliding with style, become a viking for a day and team building games.

After more than a decade of collaborating with Icelandic Mountain Guides on different projects and operating in similar areas, the companies merged in 2007. During the last 10 years, Iceland Rovers has evolved from a Land Rover Defender (Super Jeep) company to an expert in comfort travel, no matter the vehicle. Super Jeeps are still a part of our legacy and we offer those types of tours, but our wider selection allows for us to meet the needs of travelers who seek to venture beyond the beaten path. Our goal is to MAKE EVERY MOMENT AN EXPERIENCE that will lasts a lifetime.

Iceland Rovers is also the sister-company of Icelandic Mountain Guides, an Iceland tour company that specializes in hiking tours, glacier tours, backpacking and trekking tours, ice climbing & mountain climbing.

The Iceland Rovers team is a highly select group of specialists. We pride ourselves for not only providing a fun, adventurous and diverse Iceland tour experience but also a safe one. You are in good hands with Iceland Rovers.

Our services
Iceland Rovers is an adventure tour operator that offers a selection of tours and travel options to Iceland. We offer active adventures that allow you to discover all of Iceland’s natural highlights, its history and culture for a unique experience.

The INGREDIENTS
To create a complete experience every ingredient of your adventure has to be carefully selected to fit each tour. Here are our reflections on the essential elements of your adventure.

 

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Safari

WHERE THE CITY ENDS, ADVENTURE BEGINS!

Safari Quads was established in 2003 making us the oldest ATV Quad tour company in Iceland.

Our operation had quite a humble beginning; we set our first roots on a farm in the countryside of West Iceland. Our tours were rugged back then – we like to think of them as ‘vintage’, but this was the birthplace of our passion and that is one thing that has not changed. We aim to provide our guests with an authentic experience with intimate exposure to the fascinating spectacle that is Iceland´s natural landscape.

We left the farmland behind in 2008 and returned to civilization in Reykjavík to set up our latest and greatest basecamp. We are now located under 15 minutes away from the heart of the city making our tours easily accessible to adventurous travellers. Reykjavík´s backyard has proven to be an alluring natural playground for our ATVs and buggies with pristine mountains and stunning lakes.

Safety & Comfort

In the very likely event that you´ve never rode an ATV or buggy before, we always have you covered. Our guides are highly professional, somewhat good-looking, well trained and occasionally funny. Our ATVs and buggies on the other hand are certainly good-looking, relatively new, well maintained, double seaters, fully automatic making them easy to handle. All of our guests receive extensive operational and safety instruction before each tour. Safety and quality are our top priorities!

Disclaimer

Lastly, we´d like to point out that our tours are ‘adventure’ tours and want to make sure that each guest understands the risk of a motorized activity. Everyone is required to sign a release form before departure stating that the driver or passenger is responsible for damages or personal injury he or she may cause during the tour and cannot hold Safari Quads responsible. We will provide you with the tools to have an amazing and safe experience with us. It is up to you to act in a responsible manner. ?

Our partners include Elding Whale Watching, Arctic Shots, Adrenaline Hunters and many more.

 

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Whales of Iceland

Research and Education

Whales of Iceland, Marine Research Institute of Iceland and Elding, a family-run whale watching company, have worked together to on one of the most powerful whale research and education programs in Iceland. The research work is f.ex. carried out with satellite tracking on whales around Iceland, and guest can monitored they’re swimming behavior at interactive station at Whales of Iceland, designed by Gagarín, a company that
develops highly interactive media solutions that allow people to uniquely experience and understand research informations. Elding has for decades kept
track recordings of whales around Iceland with photographs and whale identity
registration. Together, Whales of Iceland and Elding offer education to students all over the world and receive tens of thousands of students annually.

Whales of Iceland audio guided app

You can prepare your visit to Whales of Iceland
by downloading the Whales of Iceland audio guided app to your phone or tablet. The app is a multilingual guidance throughout the exhibition, it also contains
alot of information about the whales in the North Atlantic, their biology, social behavior and fun facts. The app is free and accessible on both Appstore and Googleplay. You can also download the app on site.      We offer freewifii and headphones.

Whale Café & The Whale Souvenir Shop

Inside the exhibition there is a beautiful and relaxing beach where we serve coffee and freshly baked pastries. The café can seat more than 70 people and there is also a sofa area. There you can enjoy the restfullness with a tasty pastry and watch a beautiful whale video or read Moby Dick… The perfect haven when Icelandic weather shows its right face and the right place for good editation before continuing the journey

We are very proud of our souvenir shop. The shop is growing, but it always will be our little whale-souvenir shop. What’s unique about it is that we sell quite a wide range of local handmade products. We are working with individuals who send us products from home, all around our little / big island. Knitting grandmothers, families who work artwork from nature and small businesses selling Icelandic design. Of course, we also offer traditional products that all, regardless of nationality, need to by when traveling, like a magneton the fridge!

Location

Whales of Iceland is located at Grandi erea, Fiskislóð 23. Which is close to the old harbor and about 15 minutes’ walk from the city center. The Grandi area was previously a place for the fishing industri, where fisherman fixed theyr fishing nets and fishing vessels brought their catches. Today, Grandi is becoming one of Reykjavik’s most sought after areas, where you can find many of Iceland’s best restaurants, small shops selling Icelandic design mixed with supermarkets. Grandi is also home to museums that are suitable for everyone. Whales of Iceland is also a short walk to the whale watching area, which makes it easy to book a whale watching tour after a visit to Whales of Iceland. City
bus nr. 14 stops outside the exhibit as well as the Reykjavik sight seeing bus. Free parking

 

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Tour Desk

TourDesk, founded in 2013, is a comprehensive tour-booking service for hotels, hostels, and guesthouses.

The white-label software solution not only allows the desk staff to easily and securely book tours for the guests, but also allows the guests themselves to look over the selection and book tours on their own.

The user interface can be personalized to integrate perfectly with your brand; everything from the website’s URL to the selection of tours on your offer can be adapted to fit the needs of your business and your customers. This feature of the TourDesk service opens up new revenue streams, by allowing people to book tours before their arrival, by email, or up in their rooms. A real-time connection with the vendors ensures that tour availability is always up-to-date, thus eliminating booking errors.

The sales-driven business model is based on high-quality customer service. By making sure that the customer knows about the tours on offer and has around-the-clock access to booking them, with or without any assistance, TourDesk is dedicated to increasing your revenue, increasing the level of service to your customers and reducing work for your staff.

TourDesk won’t create any extra costs, just increase your revenue and make your life easier.

 

 

 

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Prime Tours

The Prime Tours team strives for customer satisfaction. We take great pride in introducing Iceland to visitors and our main goal is to make the experience enjoyable and memorable for all participants. We have three objectives in our operations:

  • Private Tours
  • Your own tour guide
  • Spectacular experience
  • High quality vehicles
  • Personal service
  • Great memories

Flexibile Service

The key element in our private tours is the personal service and flexibility we provide. Don’t hesitate to ask your driver for whatever you require, will it be an extra stop enroute or increased/reduced duration of an ongoing tour, your driver will strive to meet your demands.

Comfort & Quality

All cars and buses operated by Prime Tours are comfortable high quality cars. Our fleet also consists of specially equipped vehicles for weelchairs, children seats and more. Our drivers are qualified experienced drivers, licensed by the Icelandic Road Administration. All our work is pre-booked to ensure that we provide a prompt and reliable service for our customers.

Personal Experience

A private tour should be an enjoyable and memorable experience, and that is what we strive to provide. We tell you stories, educate you on Icelandic geology, introduce you to our culture and show you the amazing nature that Iceland consists of.

Custom request?

If you have a request for a tour that is not in our list of tours, please just request a quote and we will get back to you.

 

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Amazing Touns

AMAZING TOURS was founded in 2004 and boasts of decades of experience and passion for travel in Iceland. The company has developed fast with more and more options becoming available every year. We offer a variety of tours and sightseeing excursions, excellent buses, excellent tour driver guides as well as new and exciting adventure or incentive tours. Amazing Tours is a super truck tour company that offers day tours, longer tours and private tours, mainly in South West Iceland. iDrive Iceland specializes in self drive tours in modified 38″ Toyota Hilux trucks.

 

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Nonni Travel

Nonni Travel is established in 1988 by Helena Dejak. On 6th May 2016 new owners bought Nonni Travel. Ingi Þór Guðmundsson came into the company with the current employees and they will continue the good work as before based on the company’s firm foundations.

Serving roughly 3,000 clients annually, Nonni Travel has built up a reputation for reliability and personal service. The bureau now has a staff of seven employees and additionally employs professional guides depending on the demand. In Iceland we use guides who are fluent in different langugages such as English, French, German, Italian, Slovenian and the Scandinavian languages. Guides in the Faroe Islands are fluent in English and Danish as are most guides in Greenland. In the remote areas of Greenland the local hunters speak Danish and even some English.

Iceland is an exotic destination in its own right, but also enjoys the geographical advantage of being half way between the Faroe islands and Greenland. The three countries have a very different climate, geology and culture. It might be said that the cultures of East and West met for the first time ca 1000 A.D. in Greenland, when the Norse settlers met the Thule Eskimoes that had also just arrived all the way from Asia. Today only the Inuit or Greenlanders as they are called, survive, but remains of Norse farms and churches are still in evidence. As Icelanders, the Faroese are descendants of the Vikings and they have managed against all odds to preserve their cultural heritage. Combining either or both Greenland and the Faroe Islands with a visit to Iceland, will give a fuller experience and a deeper understanding of the cultures and nature in these outposts of the North Atlantic.

Tours and recreational acitivities will vary from half day excursions to longer trips. The summer season offers the best weather in all three counties. However, Nonni Travel encourages travel in the winter and in the „shoulder“ seasons, outside the most active summer season. Winter with its short daylight hours and sometimes stormy weather certainly has its charm. With some exceptions tours and activities in Iceland and the Faroe Islands can be conducted during all four seasons. Greenland’s extreme climate on the other hand results in a marked difference. Winter activities include dog sledge trips and ski-trecking, mostly in March, April and May, when the sun has returned and the weather is warmer. Summer activities, starting in June, include hiking and trekking, kayaking, boating and cruising expeditions.

Having thorough knowledge of the geography of the region and its infrastructure Nonni Travel has often been requested to take on other tasks not normally conducted by travel agencies namely Ship Handling and Logistical Services to expeditions.
* Well connected and mobile, the staff of Nonni Travel regularily handles cruise ships and research ships in ports all around Iceland. In many cases this has included excursions for passengers and crew.
* Our connections with local airlines and shiping companies and not least our knowledge of the infrastructure in Greenland has regularily led Nonni Travel to undertake logistical services for expeditions and scientific projects to East and North East Greenland.

 

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Arcanum

Located at the foot of Mýrdalsjökull glacier, the tour company Arcanum is one of Iceland’s best known and respected glacier tours outfitters. We’ve provided safe and responsible tours for more than 20 years from the same location. At Arcanum, we aim to reveal the secrets of Iceland’s astonishing natural phenomenons to the curious traveller.
The glacier adventure will provide stunning photo opportunities to remind you of a great day in the wild and pure Iceland.

We love an adventure, join us!

 

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