Láki Tours

LÁKI TOURS is a thriving family-owned company in Grundarfjörður which specializes in whale watching and bird watching tours. We offer first-class boat trips that allow all our passengers to enjoy what is on offer. Our aim is to bring our customers as close to the whales as possible, without impacting negatively on them and their magnificent environment. Our policy of responsible whale watching involves respecting the world of the whale by approaching them slowly and carefully, by not encroaching on their space and by making sure that we never outstay our welcome.

Láki Tours adheres to the Ice Whale Code of Conduct, which dictates how boats should manoeuvre around whales and dolphins. One of our owners was instrumental in designing and implementing the Code of Conduct as an important part of being an environmentally conscious and sustainable whale watch. It ensure that we do not disturb the animals we are watching, by dictating the distance, direction and speed at which we approach the whales. We will often turn off the engines and drift with the animals, if conditions allow, so you can have a magical encounter with them, but with minimal disturbance. As we are the only whale watch company in both the areas we work, there will never be more boats than whales, again ensuring minimal disturbance.

Office:
Nesvegur 5
350 Grundarfjörður

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Arctic Sea Tours

Arctic Sea Tours offers whale watching from Dalvik close to Akureyri in North Iceland. There are two option to go out whale watching, with and old traditional fishing boats where you can also fish on the same tour or in a fast and safe Rhib whale watching boat. Arctic Sea Tours is the only operator offering suspension seats on a rhib which are scientifically proven to provide better Shock Mitigation than any other seats.

We also have a variety of other sea adventures such as sea angling (fishing), and day tours out to the Arctic island Grimsey! Our location is 66°N close to the Arctic circle which lies just north of Iceland and through Grimsey island.

We operate licensed oak passenger boats, equipped according to strict standards set by the Icelandic Maritime Administration. We emphasize on personal service and small groups of passengers. We do our best to make your tour a special one and provide you with an unforgettable experience. We care greatly about the environment and animals around us and treat them with respect and caution, and ask that our visitors do the same.

LOCATION

Arctic Sea Tours ticket office is located just above the harbor on a street through Dalvik called Hafnarbraut 22 next to the petrol station N1 – when you drive through the town of Dalvik you will see our ticket office on the main road just above the harbor close to petrol pumps of N1, on the house there is a big orange sign with “Arctic Sea Tours logo and whale watching” that will lead you to us. If you can not find it you can call us at 00 354 7717600

Office:
Hafnarbraut 22
620 Dalvík

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Glacier Guides Iceland

We offer trips into the Ice fall

Numerous outlet glaciers descend from the main glacier plateau of Vatnajökull, all unique in shape, form and accessibility. We offer amazing glacier hikes on the most beautiful one of the bunch, the Falljökull. The ice slowly crawls down from the Öræfajökull caldera (just under 1900m) and falls to about 300 m elevation giving our glacier the well suited name Falljökull which translates to „Falling Glacier“. Our Glacier Explorer, Glacier Grand Slam and Glacier Extreme trips give you a chance to stand or ice-climb inside the magnificent Icefall created by the moving ice.

We cater for a range of fitness abilities
Because of Falljökull´s gradient the front of the glacier is low angle and offers a great variety of glacial features as soon as you take your first steps on crampons. These include the infamous glacier mouse, crevasses, moulins and often smaller ice caves. On our longer hikes you get a chance to put your new crampon skills to the test as we move into the icefall for an exploration or an Ice-climb.

Our guides and staff
This one you will just have to experience yourself but we think they are the most humble, happy, eager to please and honest people we know. Most of them have been with us from the start and their knowledge of the area is uncanny at times which is a bonus for our guests. Please do not take our word for it- check out tripadvisor.com and see what others had to say.

Experience the retreat of the glacier first-hand
Making your way to the glacier from the parking lot, you will witness how much the glacier has retreated and see the evidence it has left in it´s path. The walk into the glacier takes on average 20 minutes and is a great part of the over all experience.

Amazing Views
On the walk in, weather permitting, you can see Iceland’s highest peak Hvannadalshjnúkur, along with Falljökull´s brother, Virkisjökull, falling from the high caldera. As we move up and look back you will see evidence of the glacial retreat along with the distant black sands, cut by glacier rivers, blending into the North Atlantic ocean providing a magnificent backdrop.

Glacier water
With clear glacial melt-water running on the glaciers surface in multiple streams you can take a sip and fill up your bottles with the best water Iceland has to offer before it makes it´s way to the murky glacier river and eventually to the ocean.

Sheep
Each spring the farmers let the sheep roam freely to make their way into the highlands, on our hikes it is an amazing sight to see them carefully make their way above vertical walls dropping into the valley in search of the perfect patch of grass.

Office:
Skaftafell National Park
Iceland

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Extreme Iceland

Extreme Iceland is a fully licensed tour operator and travel agency. We assists individuals and groups with planning anything to be seen and done in Iceland all year round. We have a large fleet of vehicles and many expert guides. We strive to provide an excellent service.

We organize super jeep tours, sightseeing tours, activity tours, day trips, longer tours, car rental self-drive tours, accommodation, all sorts of celebrations and just basically anything you can think of.

The tours are operated by Extreme Iceland directly or teamed up with trusted partners of high professional standard. We specialize in tour design and travel operation for both scheduled and private tailor-made trips, summer or winter.

Our goal is providing the best available service. We offer to arrange your vacation from beginning to end: accommodation adapted to your wishes – whether budget or higher-end. All sorts of activities can be organized as well. We can provide you with the vehicle that fits your tour. We handle each request individually and adjust the tour to your dreams and wishes.

The people working for and with Extreme Iceland are passionate about Iceland and the trips we provide. Our guides have extensive knowledge and expertise in the great outdoors, which means you will get the best possible experience from you trip.

We care about our country and the way we operate our trips, we are concerned with how our business affects the wildlife and nature, and therefore we follow our environmental policy strictly.

Office:
Vatnagarðar 8
104 Reykjavík

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