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Traditional Oak Ship Whale Watching Tour From Husavik
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Traditional Oak Ship Whale Watching Tour From Husavik

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Realize your dreams of watching humpback whales and orcas in their natural environment on a 3-hour Original Whale Watching tour from Húsavik, capital of whale watching in Iceland. After selecting a departure time to suit your schedule, climb aboard a traditional Icelandic oak ship and set sail for a prime whale-watching destination on the icy ocean. With luck, marvel at the majestic mammals as they dive and plunge before your eyes, listening to informative commentary from your guide as you observe.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.46
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Whale and Puffin Watching around Skjálfandi Bay from Husavik

Whale and Puffin Watching around Skjálfandi Bay from Husavik

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Coastal Iceland is home to a spectacular range of native wildlife, but to see the best of it you have to take to the waves. With this tour, cruise out into Skjálfandi Bay by traditional wooden oak boat, and watch the waters for dolphins and whales in their natural habitat. Spot colorful puffins and other seabirds with live on-board commentary, and keep warm with a refreshing hot chocolate.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$123.42
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Traditional Whale Watching Tour from Húsavík

Traditional Whale Watching Tour from Húsavík

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Watch for nimble humpbacks and massive blue whales on this whale watching adventure from Húsavík on a traditional Icelandic oak boat. Enjoy stunning views of the Skjálfandi Bay and Vík mountains as you explore the coastline, a thriving pilgrimage place for marine mammals in the summer season. Learn about Iceland’s wildlife and culture with live commentary from your experienced guide, then finish the tour over a traditional snack of hot chocolate and Icelandic donuts.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.85
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Whale Safari and Puffins RIB Boat Tour from Húsavík

Whale Safari and Puffins RIB Boat Tour from Húsavík

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Discover Iceland’s most iconic wildlife with a 2.5-hour whale and puffin tour from Húsavík on an RIB speedboat. Enjoy views of the Skjálfandi Bay as you skim along the coast, covering an expansive territory in the high-powered craft. Watch for massive blue whales and acrobatic humpbacks, and learn about life beneath the surface from your experienced guide. During the breeding season of mid-April through mid-August, visit ‘Puffin Island’ to find a thriving colony of brightly-colored birds before returning to Húsavík.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$168.19
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Whale Watching RIB Boat Tour from Husavik
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Whale Watching RIB Boat Tour from Husavik

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Sometimes whale watching cruises on huge boats make it hard to be able to actually see the ocean life unless you board first and claim the best spots. This whale watching tour from Husavik is on board an RIB boat limited to just 12 passengers, so you’re never in competition for the best vantage points. Plus, its easy to stay warm and safe with an included warm suit and life jacket.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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White Water Rafting Day Trip from Hafgrímsstaðir: Grade 4 Rafting on the East Glacial River

White Water Rafting Day Trip from Hafgrímsstaðir: Grade 4 Rafting on the East Glacial River

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Travel into the Austurdalur wilderness and pit your paddling skills against the surging torrents of the East Glacial River on this 6-hour white-water rafting adventure from Hafgrímsstaðir. Pull on your drysuit at the base in Hafgrímsstaðir, then grab your paddle and hit the waves. Navigate the choppy waters of the grade IIII–listed river and see why it consistently tops Iceland’s white-water rafting rankings. Tackle challenging rapids such as ‘Alarm Clock’ and ‘Deep Fry’ with your guide, and end your trip with a cliff jump into the glacial waters.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Family Rafting Day Trip from Hafgrímsstaðir: Grade 2 White Water Rafting on the West Glacial River

Family Rafting Day Trip from Hafgrímsstaðir: Grade 2 White Water Rafting on the West Glacial River

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Splash through the Icelandic wilderness and enjoy family-friendly adventure on this 3.5-hour rafting trip on the West Glacial River from Hafgrímsstaðir. Climb into your drysuit at the rafting base in Hafgrímsstaðir. Then, travel onward by bus to the banks of the choppy but gentle West Glacial River. With your paddle in hand, hop aboard your raft and follow the current downstream. Navigate the course with your guide and enjoy breathtaking views over the rolling riverbanks. Finish your adventure with a cliff jump and a swim in the glacial waters.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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West Glacial River Rafting Tour from Varmahlíð, North Iceland

West Glacial River Rafting Tour from Varmahlíð, North Iceland

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Float over class 2 and 3 rapids in the West Glacial River on this guided rafting tour. After getting outfitted in the included wetsuits and helmets, enter the canyon on a raft with your onboard and experienced guide. Make your way down the river, enjoying views of the high canyon walls and unique geology.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
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Northern Lights 4x4 Jeep Tour from Akureyri

Northern Lights 4x4 Jeep Tour from Akureyri

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Go in search of the Northern Lights on a nighttime tour from Akureyri. Travel by 4x4 Jeep outside of town to escape any light pollution, and watch the dark sky for one of Mother Nature’s most spectacular shows. This area of northern Iceland is one of the best places to see the lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, so don’t miss the chance while you’re here. Hot chocolate and an Icelandic doughnut will keep you warm and awake while you wait for the lights to appear.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Askja Private Tour

Askja Private Tour

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Private super jeep tour to the heart of the Icelandic Highlands. We start our tour from lake Mývatn, north Iceland and head to the highlands. There the wilderness, wide spaces, geology and natural freshwater springs are awe inspiring. On this enlightening tour we will focus on nature experience that makes the geology, history and biology of the area most interesting and exciting.
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  • 12 to 14 hours
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Askja & Holuhraun, Super Jeep Day Tour from Lake Myvatn

Askja & Holuhraun, Super Jeep Day Tour from Lake Myvatn

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Explore the highlights of the Icelandic Highlands in a day on a guided tour in a 4x4 Jeep. With this small-group tour, visit natural wonders like Askja Caldera, Viti Explosion Crater, Drekagil Gully, Holuhraun Lava Field, Glacier River, and Vatnajökull National Park. Learn about the history, geology, and biology of the region as you travel to each stop.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$337.97
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Horse Riding Tour in Varmahlíð

Horse Riding Tour in Varmahlíð

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Experience the wild landscapes and rugged terrain of Iceland’s north—without disturbing the serene nature—on a guided horseback trek in Varmahlíð. Go with a guide who will lead you along a route tailored to your riding experience and move at a speed comfortable for you. A helmet is provided, as is rain gear if needed.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.39
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Family Friendly Horse Riding Tour in Skagafjörður

Family Friendly Horse Riding Tour in Skagafjörður

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Mount your Icelandic horse and set off with your small group to discover Skagafjörður’s striking landscape on this family-friendly riding tour, suitable for any level of experience. Soak up scenic views and benefit from your guide’s insider knowledge as you trot along ridges, rivers, and rolling trails, keeping warm with gear rental and a hot drink provided.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Kerlingarfjöll Highlands Day Tour in a 4X4 from Akureyri

Kerlingarfjöll Highlands Day Tour in a 4X4 from Akureyri

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Iceland is renowned for its natural wonders but few travelers get chance to explore the wild landscapes of the north. Venture off-road into the remote Kerlingarfjöll Highlands on this full-day tour from Akureyri and admire the striking rhyolite mountains, explore the Hveravellir geothermal area, and take a dip in a natural hot spring. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$393.62
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4X4 Private Tour in Northern Iceland from Akureyri

4X4 Private Tour in Northern Iceland from Akureyri

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Of all the natural jewels in northern Iceland, see the ones that most interest you on a customizable private day trip from Akureyri for up to eight people. Travel by 4x4 vehicle to waterfalls, craters, lakes and more, such as Dettifoss, Lake Mývatn, Goðafoss or the Mývatn Nature Baths. With a guide, create an itinerary that suits you and your group.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Horse Riding Tour to the Glacier River Delta with Waterfall

Horse Riding Tour to the Glacier River Delta with Waterfall

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Experienced riders can enjoy a more intimate glimpse of rural Iceland on this small-group, horseback ride to Reykjafoss waterfall and the Héraðsvötn delta. Benefit from the insights of your guide as you trot along countryside trails, cross waterways, and admire sweeping views of the striking landscape, avoiding hidden costs with gear rental and a hot drink included in the price.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$127.63
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The Viking North Iceland Horse Riding in Winter Experience

The Viking North Iceland Horse Riding in Winter Experience

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On this exceptional “off-season” trip, you‘ll enjoy the diversity of the Icelandic landscape without the haste of the summertime. Our reliable and strong horses will carry you directly into nature´s tranquility and won’t mind frozen ground or scrunching snow. We ride along farmers’ trails and head for the impressive waterfall “Reykjafoss”. During wintertime, it‘s frozen and full of icicles. You will never forget the unique experience of exploring your surroundings on horseback – just like the Vikings did. Please let us know if you have any previous riding experience. This helps us choose the right horses for you. You can do this on the check out page.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.88
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$85.88
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Lava Tube Ice Cave Lofthellir

Lava Tube Ice Cave Lofthellir

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Lofthellir Ice Cave is a permafrost, Ice-Cave inside a Lava Tunnel, boosting incredible ice formations, some hundreds of years old. The tour starts from Lake Mývatn area, the journey to the cave leads you through rugged tracks along incredible geology. You will be provided with a helmet, headlamp and studded boots for better grip, inside this Ice Cave. We travel slowly and safely into the cave in a single line, guided by your cave guide, whom will help you to safely move through the cave. The entrance of the cave is the most narrow part of the cave and you will need to crawl through. How ever with every step you take into the cave it just get’s bigger! A lost world of Ice and magic awaits, frozen in time, frozen in place
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$244.67
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Arctic Fox Travel Dettifoss lake Mývatn winter private super jeep tour

Arctic Fox Travel Dettifoss lake Mývatn winter private super jeep tour

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Explore the highlights of northern Iceland without the crowds on this private guided tour. Starting in Akureyri, head for the teeming Goðafoss waterfall and Lake Mývatn, before continuing on to Europe's largest waterfall Dettifoss.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Biking Tour and Myatn Nature Baths from Reykjahlid

Biking Tour and Myatn Nature Baths from Reykjahlid

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Cover more ground, and a wider variety of terrain, than possible on foot on this mountain bike tour from Mývatn. Visit the “underground bakery” where locals steam bake bread underground using the heat of hot springs. Continue past the first steam generator in Iceland and head to the old bathing caves close to the fissure cave of Grjótagjá. Afterward, relax in the natural steam baths of Mývatn Naturebaths before hopping back on your bike to return.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.24
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Private Tour Tailor Made Tour from Akureyri e.g Lake Myvatn, Godafoss, Dettifoss

Private Tour Tailor Made Tour from Akureyri e.g Lake Myvatn, Godafoss, Dettifoss

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Venture into northern Iceland’s spectacular scenery—and don’t worry about finding your own way there—when you book this private, full-day sightseeing tour from Akureyri. Depart in the morning from your local hotel or other convenient location, and travel in a comfortable vehicle. The itinerary is entirely customizable, and based on your interests; popular stops include Dettifoss (one of Europe’s most powerful waterfalls), Lake Myvatn (a volcanic lake), the Arctic coastline, and much more.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,474.86
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Craters, Thermal Areas, Caves and Mountains SuperJeep Tour

Craters, Thermal Areas, Caves and Mountains SuperJeep Tour

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We leave from Húsavík and drive up to heath Reykjaheiði, through the 2600-year-old lava Þeystareykjahraun and to cave Togarahellir. From there we continue upwards to old craters called Litla-Víti and Stóra-Víti. The way back we follow old trails up to the top of Ht. Húsavíkurfjall where we can enjoy an amazing view over Skjálfandi bay and Kinnarfjöll mountains.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$350.00
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Exclusive Riding Program for Advanced Horse Riders - Give Me 5! - 2 to 3 hours

Exclusive Riding Program for Advanced Horse Riders - Give Me 5! - 2 to 3 hours

The Icelandic Horse is the only horse breed in the world that has these 5 different gaits: Walk,trot, gallop, tölt and pace. If you are an experienced rider or even a real expert, come to us and let our amazing horses cast a spell on you! A highly skilled riding teacher will lead you into this unique equestrian world. By riding 2-3 different horses you will soon discover the particular potential of the 5-gaited Icelandic Horse. This program takes place at Vindheimamelar show grounds and surroundings and is a good balance of practice and hacking. Please let us know about your previous riding experience in as much detail as possible. This helps us choose the right horses for you. You can do this on the check out page. THIS TOUR IS NOT SUITABLE FOR BEGINNER RIDERS!
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Super Jeep Tour: Diamond Circle

Private Super Jeep Tour: Diamond Circle

Avoid the crowds of the typical group tours and go off the beaten track in a Super Jeep. This private tour takes you to such stunning natural landmarks as Goðafoss waterfall, Lake Mývatn, and the Tjörnes Peninsula.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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What people are saying about 4WD Tours in North Iceland

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Traditional Oak Ship Whale Watching Tour From Husavik
"This is the best whale watching tour I've ever been on. I know nature is fickle, but I have never seen so many whales on ONE tour! The tours all communicate with each other so everyone gets a chance to see something on their tour. Fantastic!"..."
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Traditional Whale Watching Tour from Húsavík
"We sag a humpback whale very long and very close. It was great! There was a lot of Information about Iceland and the sea animals."..."
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Whale Safari and Puffins RIB Boat Tour from Húsavík
"Good guide, good boats and thermo suits. All arranged like it should be! We were lucky enough to also encounter orcas. I'd recommend gentle giants any day."..."
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Whale Watching RIB Boat Tour from Husavik
"We got about 10ft from a humpback whale which was awesome. Our guide was really knowledgeable and gave us a lot of information. And I appreciated that they kept in mind the well-being of the whales and not just happy tourists"..."
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White Water Rafting Day Trip from Hafgrímsstaðir: Grade 4 Rafting on the East Glacial River
"If your looking for a way to spice up your trip loo no further. The staff is very friendly and going to make your trip I unforgettable! By the end your like family:)"..."
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Family Rafting Day Trip from Hafgrímsstaðir: Grade 2 White Water Rafting on the West Glacial River
"This was an AMAZiNG experience! Highly recommended. Fun, helpful, and knowledgeable staff. Great for kids and families."..."
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West Glacial River Rafting Tour from Varmahlíð, North Iceland
"We loved our day rafting. Our guides were excellent and we made a stop to make hot chocolate from a geothermal spring. The water was cold but we were all dressed in gear so it was very comfortable! Would recommend this tour."..."
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Northern Lights 4x4 Jeep Tour from Akureyri
"Reynir was a great guide! He took us out where there were no other spectators and it was like having a private show! He took photos on his camera, capturing some amazing views and emailed them to us the next day. The hot chocolate and doughnut was a nice touch on a cold evening. Highly recommend!"..."
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Askja & Holuhraun, Super Jeep Day Tour from Lake Myvatn
"Amazing Tour, worth the money. We have had an awsome guide who gave us a lot of information about the area, the lavafields etc. |We have been 4 people in the super jeep that day, which was really comfortable. But keep in mind, the car can take 2 more passengers."..."
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Kerlingarfjöll Highlands Day Tour in a 4X4 from Akureyri
"This tour provides a great experience of the Highlands with an informative driver. The hot springs at Hveradalir are spectacular and we enjoyed a relaxing hour in the hot spring pool at Hvervellir"..."
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The Viking North Iceland Horse Riding in Winter Experience
"It was snowing but our ride was still very beautiful, the 90 minutes was also a great value for price. Great location as well and friendly horses"..."

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