Arctic Running

Arctic Running offers trail running tours for people that like to exercise and enjoy nature at the same time. While you are on the go you get to explore the environment and our tours make sure that you enjoy the best of each season. We offer both day tours and longer overnight tours in Iceland. We also offer full service for participation in trail races in Iceland.

Arctic Running specializes in combining running and traveling for people who have done some running and want to experience what Iceland has to offer. Our guides are some of the most experienced runners in Iceland and frequently take part in trail running events and longer running tours. With our wide selection of running tours, from demanding or strenuous runs with 20 – 35 km / 13 – 21 mi per day to moderate runs with 5 – 10 km / 3 – 6 mi per day, all runners should find something that suits them for travelling around Iceland.

If you are planning a vacation in Iceland and want to experience the pure Icelandic nature and be able to exercise each day as well, then why not try one of our tours. Our guides will help you enjoy trail running in Iceland whilst exploring the environment and its beautiful nature.

We began by planning tours that we would go on ourselves where we could run as well. So we started using running as a way to travel and realized it’s probably the ideal way for all runners. So with our experience from the running, guiding, managing, tourism and travel industry we managed to design tours especially for runners. Keeping in mind that runners not only want to run but also enjoy spectacular natural surroundings and what it has to offer.

 

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Iceland Off Road

We are new to the market but not new to Iceland. The unique background of the founder Stefann Arnason, is the philosophy behind Iceland Off Road. In perfect harmony with the nature and the people we plan to show you Iceland at its best.

We will take you places not seen by the tourists in super jeeps. In our small groups we can bring you to see the most delicate and secluded spots in Iceland, truly unique in the world and show you the best our country has to offer.

 

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Circle Air

Circle Air is an Air Tours and Charter Air company operating from Reykjavik and Akureyri.  We offer photography tours, sightseeing tours, private tours and transport in Iceland and Greenland. Circle Air builds on decades of experience in business and aviation. The team behind Circle Air is comprised of experienced professionals in a multitude of fields.

Our flight department has been active in Iceland and Greenland since the early eighties and is staffed with people of all ages that are comprised of enthusiastic and seasoned  professionals and pilots, together with competent junior staff.

Circle Air’s Fleet is ideal for sightseeing, transport, whale watching, private adventures and whatever kind of flying that requires rugged reliability.

In addition, we provide  a twin engine 19 seater Twin Otter and a comfortable 9 seater King Air B200.  Greenland is within 1,5 hours from Akureyri International Airport.

Circle Air can make your Arctic journey a life changing experience.

 

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Secret Iceland

We specialize in tours for individuals and small groups seeking personal service. We focus on secret places out of sight and most of them are still undisturbed and untouched.

Otherworldly Places
Lakagigar or Craters of Laki are not easily accessible but the scenery there is like nothing on earth (Iceland has a lot of places that are like nothing on earth but this one stands out) and it has this otherworldly feel. Secret Iceland is a licensed tour operator, authorized by the Icelandic Tourist Board since 2010. Owners of Secret Iceland are the brothers Guðmann and Trausti. They are both highly experienced and are certified local guides in Katla Geopark.

Office:
Hótel Laki Efri Vík
Kirkjubærjarklaustur
Iceland

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Arcanum Iceland

Conveniently situated at the foot of Mýrdalsjökull glacier, the tour company Arcanum is one of Iceland’s best known and respected glacier tours outfitters, providing 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 traveler,”.
The glacier adventure will provide stunning photo opportunities to remind you of probably your best day in the wild and pure Iceland. Tours require no special skills and can be enjoyed by people of all levels in good health. For the snowmobile tour you need a valid driving licence.

Office:
Ytri Sólheimar 1
871 Vík

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Into The Glacier Iceland

Into the Glacier offers various tours to Iceland‘s most significant new attraction, the man – made ice cave. The ice tunnel and the caves are located high on Iceland‘s second largest glacier, Langjökull. You will get an amazing opportunity to explore the glacier and see it from the inside. This is once in a lifetime experience where you will be taken to the hidden beautiful ice.

The Long Glacier (1355m) is the second largest in Iceland. It has an area of about 950 km² and most of it rises between 1200 and 1300 m above sea level. It rests on a massif of hyaloclastite mountains. They rise highest under its southern and northern parts, but have not yet been researched thoroughly. The Glaciological Society owns a hut at the foot of the nunatak Fjallkirkjan (1228m).

The southwestern part of the ice cap is called Geitlandsjokull. It rises to the elevation of 1400 meters. On a fine day the view from up there is excellent. To the south of Geitlandjokull and separated from the main ice cap, is the smaller, 1350 meters high Thorisjokull on top of an irregular table mountain. According to the legend, it was named after the troll Thorir, who lived in a green valley in the pass between the glaciers.

Until now, what lies under the surface of the Langjokull glacier, has been a mystery, known only by a small group of scientists and glaciologists. In 2010 however, Baldvin Einarsson and Hallgrimur Örn Arngrímsson had a bold and daring vision, to take people not just around and onto, but also inside the heart of the remote and extraordinary glacier ice cap, to see the magnificent “blue ice” which is buried deep beneath the surface. With this bold idea in mind, top engineers and renowned geo physicist and presidential candidate, Ari Trausti Guðmundsson, began studying, planning, modelling and carefully preparing for constructions. And perhaps against the odds, what started as a dream, rapidly became a reality, as passion, energy, enthusiasm and drive, combined with science, engineering, finance and political support, made it possible to shape the first and biggest man-made Ice Cap Glacier Ice Cave.

Office:
Húsafell
311 Borgarnes

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Local Guide Vatnajökull Glacier

Local guide is a small family run glacier guiding company that has been operating in South East Iceland since 1991. The company was founded by my grandfather Sigðurður Bjarnason but since 2015 myself and my partner Helen Maria have taken over a part of the company.

We are proud to maintain the excellent reputation of Local Guide and we pride ourselves on hiring local guides with an excellent knowledge of the area and the island as a whole and offering small group tours to enhance your experience.

Whilst the company was established in 1991, we are three generations of glacier guides and up to five generations of explorers in the area, one of the first men to climb the highest summit in Iceland Hvannadalshnúkur, on the 17th of August 1891 was my great grandfather Páll Jónsson.

In the summer months we offer hiking on the glacier with half day hikes, family tours and full day advanced tours for those with experience who want an adventure on the ice. During the winter months from October to March we offer ice caving tours.

Me and my father were the first people to offer regular ice cave tours in Iceland and we are continuing to offer this service, we strive to find the best available caves to offer the best experience possible for our guests.

As a small company we love the flexibility this gives us to be able offer private tours and to work on exciting projects for photography, film and print, we are always open to new possibilities so would welcome your inquiry.

We hope that you will enjoy your tour with local guide and we look forward to meeting you.
Aron Franklín

Office:
Fagurhólsmýri
785 Öræfasveit

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Volcano Heli

Volcano Heli ehf. is an Icelandic company focused on tourism and photography flights in Iceland. The company offers its customers the opportunity to explore Iceland’s impressive and everchanging landscapes from high above. The helicopter rides promote a new perspective from the popular visited places in Iceland, such as Gulfoss and Geysir, lava fields and different volcanoes, but also most importantly remote and inaccessible locations, which can sometimes only be reachd by helicopter. This especially includes the highlands and it’s many explorations around Vatnajökull, the biggest glacier in Europe. Customers can be taken to remote locations to discover new landscapes as with the volcanic fissure eruption at Holuhraun. To fly close to the eruption and feel the power of nature is an unforgettable experience.

Services

Volcano Heli offers various flight services in Iceland: passenger, film and photo, and dual control flights. If you are a photographer looking to capture the intact Icelandic nature through the lenses to produce photographic works of art, or if you are looking for personal flights, please browse through this website and feel free to contact us. We can take you anywhere in the country and put together a customized flight to suit your interests.

Safety

Our flight operations are conducted under strict European regulations. We operate under an EASA Air Operator Certificate of Valair Helicopters, Switzerland. Furthermore, our helicopter is regularly maintained according to Part-145 of the same regulatory agency. We emphasize on safety for all involved parties in our operation.

 

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South East Of Icelnad

South East ehf is a small family business located in the town of Höfn on the southeast coast of Iceland.

Our names are Anna María and Siggi, we run this business and our aim is to make your visit to our beautiful area as magnificent as we can. We have lived here almost all our lives and know the area and all of its hidden gems.

We have one 4×4 Nissan Patrol on 38″ tires and one Ford Excursion extended on 45″ tires. The Patrol takes 6 passengers and the Ford takes 10 passengers. We specialize in smaller groups and private tours but if we have a request for larger groups we do our best to supply the survice our customers seek. We are so lucky to have friends with super jeeps to help us if needed.

Siggi is the driver and guide, he has worked for many years in our local rescue unit. He worked as a fisherman for about 23 years but for the last 7 years he has been a harbor pilot and the director of the port of Hornafjörður.

If you have any questions or want to book a tour please send us an email or you can contact us on Facebook, our email adress and Facebook link are at the top of our home page.

 

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Snowmobile

Snowmobile specialises in snowmobile tours on Langjökull glacier and the Icelandic highlands, both on snowmobiles and in super jeeps. Our team has years of experience when it comes toguiding and leading tours in this area and they are also used to working for Icelandic rescue teams. Our goal is always to deliver safe and enjoyable tours in the Icelandic highlands, mountains and glaciers. Recently we joined forces with our long time partners at Arctic Adventures, which gives us a great opportunity to expand and optimise our services. You can read more about the ArcticFamily here.

Snowmobile.is is a proud member of Vakinn, the official quality and environmental system within Icelandic tourism. This guarantees a quality service at all times as well as you can rely on us when it comes to safety. In addition to that, our enthusiastic team always strives to make each tour the best tour possible

 

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