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Iceland: Complete Self-Guided Audio Guide of the Island

Iceland: Complete Self-Guided Audio Guide of the Island

Explore Iceland with the assistance of our audioguide (spoken by a real person) and learn about what makes the island special in over 340 stops! GPS-triggered Smartphone App to get information along the way. Important!: After booking you receive a separate Email from us with the instructions on how to install the app and the guide! You can ignore the "Ticket" Email from Get Your Guide. Please also check your spam-folder for our Email and please get in touch with us if something does not work! With these instructions, you can download the App and install the audioguide. The guide can be downloaded for offline use and it can be used as many times as you like (on 1 phone). With the Iceland complete audio guide, you get all the information that a tour guide would otherwise give you. Using GPS, the app recognizes where you are on your round trip and provides you with exciting information in the right places. So nothing stands in the way of your individual rental car tour. Your digital Iceland travel guide for the whole island of fire and ice! This audio guide offers more than 340 stations (7.5 hours of playing time) with information about the country, people, and sights in all parts of the country. And everything is voiced by a real person. The guide includes not only the Ring Road and the Golden Circle but also the Reykjanes and Snaefellsnes Peninsulas, the Westman Islands, the East and West Fjords, and the wild Icelandic Highlands.

From Akureyri: Diamond Circle Guided Day Trip with Lunch

From Akureyri: Diamond Circle Guided Day Trip with Lunch

Explore the top natural attractions along Iceland's Diamond Circle Route on a guided day trip from Akureyri. See the waterfalls at Dettifoss, visit the charming seaside village of Húsavík, and much more. Board a comfortable, air-conditioned bus at the cruise ship terminal in Akureyri and get ready for your full day of sightseeing. Your first stop, Goðafoss waterfall. Marvel at the powerful falls and watch as the water cascades down from a height of 12 meters. Make the most of the walking trails here, taking in a view of the falls from several different vantage points. Next, make your way to Ásbyrgi Canyon, a horse-shoe-shaped valley surrounded by vertical cliffs, before heading to Dettifoss waterfall, the second-largest waterfall in Iceland by volume. Take a break from Iceland's dramatic landscapes with a visit to the idyllic village of Húsavík and see the town church. Located in the heart of the village, this small wooden church is considered one of the most beautiful in the country. Hop back aboard your bus and head to the Tjörnes cliff viewpoint just north of Húsavík to take in fantastic panoramic views of the sea and Öxarfjörður fjord. From here, make your way to the Námaskarð hot-spring area to learn about the country's ancient volcanic eruptions and see the impact of ongoing geothermal activity firsthand. End your tour on a high note as you pass the iconic Lake Mývatn, famed for its beauty and strange surrounding landscape on your way back to the cruise ship terminal, where your Icelandic adventure comes to an end.

From Reykjavik: 6-Day Icelandic Ring Road Tour

From Reykjavik: 6-Day Icelandic Ring Road Tour

Day 1: Golden Circle and South Coast The adventure begins with a pickup in Reykjavik then visit the popular Golden Circle attractions of Thingvellir, Geysir, and Gullfoss. Then make your way to the impressive South Coast where you will be greeted by the magnificent waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Explore Reynisfjara black sand beach with the glorious Reynisdrangar peaks and visit the basalt column cave before reaching your accommodation for the night. Day 2: Vik, Skaftafell, and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon After breakfast at your hotel, journey further south towards the charming village of Vik. Make a stop at the unique and photogenic black sand beach of Reynisfjara. After visiting Vik, make your way to the famous Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon with its floating icebergs. The nearby Diamond beach is also on today's agenda. See icebergs that have washed ashore glistening like diamonds on the black sand beach, leaving you feeling like you just stepped into a movie scene. Your accommodation for the night will be in the South East area. Day 3: East Fjords Today is all about exploring the East Fjords of Iceland. We'll be stopping at Djupivogur fishing village. Afterwards we'll be spending the day in an authentic live history in the Wilderness Center that offers various activities, such as hiking, biking, horse riding as well as provides accommodation, restaurant and spa services. We'll be finishing the day soaking in a hot spring spa in the authentic bathhouse made from stones. Day 4: Studlagil Canyon, Myvatn, and Akureyri Drive through the wilderness of Modrudalur to make your way to the capital of the North, Akureyri. Today's highlights include a visit to Lake Myvatn, where you can enjoy a relaxing bath in the hot spring pools of Myvatn Nature Baths. Finally, see the dreamy Godafoss waterfall. Your accommodation for the night will be at a country hotel near Akureyri.  Day 5: Whale Watching, Siglufjordur, and Trollaskagi The day starts by driving towards Dalvik for a whale-watching adventure. After your adventure at sea, we drive through the fishing village of Siglufjordur, which is a charming village rich in history, and the Trollaskagi peninsula, with some of the best ocean scenery you will see. Make your way to your accommodation for the night in the Northwest area.   Day 6: Visit the West Iceland region The day begins with a short hike up to Grábrók, a volcano crater. Stop at Deildartunguhver hot spring, the legendary waterfall, Barnafoss, (the Children´s Waterfall), and the Hraunfossar cascade. You'll also visit Reykholt, home to Snorri Sturluson, the Icelandic historian, lawyer, politician, poet, and the author of some Icelandic Sagas. On the way back to Reykjavik you'll drive around the scenic fjord, Hvalfjörður (Whale Fjord).

From Akureyri: Goðafoss, Mývatn, Dettifoss Super Jeep Tour

From Akureyri: Goðafoss, Mývatn, Dettifoss Super Jeep Tour

Join an unforgettable journey where we start by enjoying the amazing waterfall Goðafoss with its beauty and great history. Continue to the wonderful lake Mývatn with its rough volcanic environment, rich bird life, and flora. Stop at Dimmuborgir, Grjótagjá, and Hverir. Drive past Skútustaðagígar a cluster of very unique volcanic land formations (pseudo crater) that formed during an eruption in the area. Move on to Dimmuborgir (Dark castle) an unusually dark and rough lava field that contains many strange formations and lava caves such as Gatklettur the “Holly cliff”. Explore the small lava cave Grjótagjá, with a geothermal spring inside, which was used as a bathing location for a long time. Explore Hverir, which has countless boiling mud springs and steam vents in widely different colors. Leave Mývatn and continue to the great and powerful waterfall Dettifoss, which is located in the Vatnajökull National Park, and it’s reputed to be the most powerful waterfall in all of Europe. Admire Dettifoss, over 100 meter (350 feet) wide which drops nearly 45 meters (150 feet) down into the gorge Jökulsárgljúfur. Take a better look at Jökulsárgljúfur which is the largest gorge in all of Iceland with a span of up to 1000 meters (1600 feet) and a depth of nearly 120 meter (400 feet) before heading back to Akureyri.

From Reykjavík: 4, 5, 6 or 7-Day Small-Group Ring Road Tour

From Reykjavík: 4, 5, 6 or 7-Day Small-Group Ring Road Tour

Spend 4, 5, 6 or 7 days on a road trip around the land of Ice and Fire. Explore and see the best attractions of Iceland and experience an adventure without having to worry about getting around. The maximum number of passengers on this tour is 19 which creates a more personal and enjoyable experience. Day 1 – South Coast of Iceland Departing from Reykjavík, see the Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss and Glubrabui waterfalls and admire the black-sand shores of Reynisfjara Beach. Take in the views on an optional (extra cost) glacier hike. Day 2 – Adventure in the East Start the day in style with a visit to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, where you can take an optional (extra cost) amphibious boat tour, and the nearby Diamond Beach. Drive to the Vestrahorn and Studlagil canyons before continuing along the dramatic east coast which boasts long, narrow fjords with steep sides and jagged peaks. At the end of the day, take an optional (extra cost) soak in Vök Geothermal Floating Pools. Day 3 – Lake Mývatn and waterfalls Today, discover the unique natural volcanic environment of Lake Mývatn. Encounter geothermal hot springs, caves with steaming blue waters, imposing rock formations, unique birdlife, and fauna. Explore highlights such as the magnificent Dettifoss, which is Europe’s most powerful waterfall and Góðafoss - the waterfall of Gods. Relax at the end of the day an optional (extra cost) visit to Forest Lagoon Geothermal Spa and plunge into silky, blue waters rich in skin-healing minerals. Day 4 – Northern Iceland Start your day at Akureyri, the capital of the North. Here you will enjoy the atmosphere of this charming town and take part in an optional (extra cost) whale-watching boat tour. While driving through the North Coast towards Reykjavik you will have a moment to enjoy the Hvítserkur and Kolugjufur Canyon. Day 5 (optional) – Borgarfjörður and Lava Caving Admire the great Hraunfossar, a series of waterfalls formed by rivulets streaming over a distance of almost 300 ft. Afterwards, see the majestic Barnafoss waterfall and Reykholt Historic Site. Later, head inside the biggest lava cave in Iceland, Viðgelmir, before finishing the day at Deildartunguhver, the highest flowing hot spring in Europe. Day 6 (optional) – Snæfellsnes National Park Spend the day exploring Snæfellsnes National Park. This park has often been referred to as "Iceland in miniature", due to its many varieties of geology. Don't miss a visit here if you want to capture the true spirit and beauty of the island. Day 7 (optional) – Golden Circle Finish your time in Iceland with a journey along Iceland's most popular route. Spot Geysers, The Golden Waterfall, Thingvellir National Park, and Kerið Volcano, all of which are must-sees for visitors. You may also choose to add a visit to the Blue Lagoon to your tour today.

Port Akureyri: Godafoss Waterfall, Myvatn and Dettifoss

Port Akureyri: Godafoss Waterfall, Myvatn and Dettifoss

Our journey takes us along Eyjafjörður, one of Iceland’s longest fjords, to our first destination, the Goðafoss waterfall, which holds great significance in Iceland’s history. If we are fortunate, we may witness a rainbow and our guide will provide guidance on capturing the best photos. Next, we will explore the beauty of Lake Mývatn, where we can appreciate stunning sights such as Skútustaðagígar, also known as pseudo craters. This unique phenomenon can only be found in a few places around the world, including Iceland, Hawaii, one in the Azores, and even on the planet Mars. Additionally, we will visit Dimmuborgir, an area of extraordinary lava formations. We will then proceed to the Hverir geothermal area, where many smoking fumaroles and boiling mud pots can be observed. After Hverir, we will travel approximately 40 minutes to see Dettifoss, one of the most powerful waterfalls in Europe. On sunny days, a beautiful rainbow can be seen over the incredible waterfall. Visiting Dettifoss waterfall is a unique experience that should not be missed. On the return trip, we will have the opportunity to visit the enchanting Grjótagjá cave to admire the hot blue river. The adventurous can even take a photo standing on two tectonic plates. If time allows, we will make a final stop at Eyjafjörður, where you can take a great photo looking across the fjord to Akureyri. We look forward to having you on board!

Akureyri: Diamond Circle & Lunch (Dettifoss-Myvatn-Godafoss)

Akureyri: Diamond Circle & Lunch (Dettifoss-Myvatn-Godafoss)

Discover the Pearls of the North, the "Diamond Circle", on a guided day trip from Akureyri for cruise ships. Highlights - Dettifoss and Godafoss waterfalls - Lake Myvatn - Hverir (Namaskard) geothermal area - Ásbyrgi Canyon - Husavik fishing village Included: - Packed lunch with sandwich, juice, and chocolate bar This tour includes: - Pick up from Akureyri Port. - Husavik fishermen village famous for its small wooden church and the harbour. - Tjornes Peninsula. With some luck you will see puffins (May 20-August 20). - Asbyrgi Canyon, a horse-shoe-shaped canyon surrounded by cliffs. - Dettifoss waterfall, Europe's most powerful waterfall. - Hverir (Namaskard) geothermal hot springs and boiling mud pools. - Lake Myvatn famed for its beauty and strange surrounding landscape. - Godafoss waterfall, the famous 'Waterfall of the Gods'.

Journey Around Iceland - 7 day circle tour around Iceland

Journey Around Iceland - 7 day circle tour around Iceland

Go on our classic tour, showcasing Iceland's most renowned attractions while providing a comprehensive understanding of its rich history and geography. Let our seasoned guides escort you to the breathtaking natural wonders of Iceland. During this journey, you'll encounter captivating waterfalls, charming fishing villages, and the avian paradise of Mývatn. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Europe's largest glacier, explore the mesmerizing glacier lagoon, visit museums, and marvel at iconic sites like Gullfoss and Geysir. Witness the awe-inspiring power of Geysir as it shoots into the air every 5 minutes, and behold the incredible golden cascades of Gullfoss. Enhance your knowledge about the wonders of Iceland through our informative and engaging tour experience.

Akureyri: Northern Lights 4WD Day Trip

Akureyri: Northern Lights 4WD Day Trip

Increase your chances of seeing the northern lights with this guided tour that includes hotel pickup and drop-off in Akureyri. Travel to areas where there are peak viewing conditions in a comfortable minibus and a climate-controlled, all-terrain vehicle.  Hop aboard a mini bus and transfer to a jeep or super truck. Go out of town to the countryside, away from the bright lights of the city so that the Northern Lights can be seen in all their beauty and colors.  Listen as your local guide shares Icelandic tales during the journey on this magical tour.. Return to your accommodation in Akureyri at the end of your tour.  Skip the stress of missing the northern lights, on a tour that offers a complimentary second try tour on the following night if no lights are spotted. 

From Akureyri: Private Dettifoss Waterfall Jeep Tour

From Akureyri: Private Dettifoss Waterfall Jeep Tour

After being picked up in a super jeep, you will venture to Goðafoss, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland, known as the waterfall of the Gods. Your tour will then continue to Lake Mývatn. This ancient lake was formed by a large basaltic lava eruption 2300 years ago and is surrounded by rare volcanic landforms, including lava pillars and rootless vents. Driving deeper into this otherworldly landscape, you will get a chance to see the hot spring area at Hverarönd in Námaskarð. Then gaze at the incredible might of Europe's most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss. As you embark on your return journey, you will stop to investigate Skútustaðagígar, and area of pseudo craters, and the unique lava formations of Dimmuborgir. These are among the most popular tourist attractions in the Mývatn area. Finally, you will stop in Eyjafjordur and admire the scenic view over the fjord to Akureyri.

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It pointed out several places that we didn't know about and we really enjoyed seeing them. Very interesting information along the way too. I couldn't get it to automatically start talking when we passed over a spot, but it was easy to just click on the dot on the map.

This trip was great with fun stops and amazing sights. We arrived back about one hour later than advertised and we only had a short time at each stop. It would be nice to start the tour a bit earlier to have more time and get back to town sooner.

Considering the limited amount of time, because we had a cruise stop until 4:30 pm. Everything went great, we saw all the stated locations. The driver and guide were just wonderful)

We learned so much about Iceland, otherwise we would have just driven past so much wonderful information.

It is very useful, unfortunately it doesn’t stop music when plays automatically, but it is not critical.