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Reykjavik: Eimverk Distillery Tour with Tasting

1. Reykjavik: Eimverk Distillery Tour with Tasting

The tour begins with an introduction to the distillery and a welcome drink. Following the introduction, listen to your guide reflect upon the history of whiskey in Iceland and how it came to be produced at Eimverk distillery. Guests are encouraged to participate with questions, so don’t be afraid to interact if there’s something you want to know. After you’ve learned a bit about the history of the distillery, it’s time for the tasting to start. As you go through the products, your guide will explain and reminisce everything from the initial thought process to the current state of development of Eimverk’s spirits. When the first half of the tasting is over, head towards the distillery’s production facility. Learn about the steps of the process right from the beginning of the barley harvesting, to the delicious glass of liquor at the end. Take some photos of the fascinating production area, and then head back to the tasting room for the second half of the sampling. As you taste the spirits, listen to your guide share interesting stories and explanations about the drinks, and mingle with the other guests on the tour.

Tailored Iceland Travel Itinerary For Independent travelers

2. Tailored Iceland Travel Itinerary For Independent travelers

We are Maayan and Nimrod, we have lived in Iceland for the past 10 years, and our passion is traveling and exploring every nook and cranny of Iceland. We hike glaciers, climb volcanoes, and soak in hot springs in the great outdoors. We love sharing our knowledge and showing how to experience the most out of your trip to Iceland. Let us design you a perfect itinerary to suit each and every need and show you how to travel the country like a local! Why Do I Need a Travel Itinerary? We understand that each traveler is unique, with their own preferences and interests. That's why we believe in crafting personalized itineraries that cater to your specific needs, ensuring a truly unforgettable adventure. With our dedicated team by your side, you can bid farewell to hours of tedious internet searches and the overwhelming task of organizing every detail. From the mesmerizing landscapes of the highlands to the vibrant streets of Reykjavik, we'll curate an itinerary that reflects your desires, making every moment of your trip a cherished memory. Get ready to immerse yourself in the beauty, culture, and natureal wonders of Iceland. Together, we'll shape a tailor-made itinerary that captures the essence of Iceland, ensuring that your adventure unfolds effortlessly. What's Included? - Complete Personalized Itinerary: You will receive a comprehensive and personalized itinerary designed to your preferences, interests, and budget. Our expert team will create a detailed plan that encompasses all aspects of your trip. - Constant Support: Once you purchase your Tailored Iceland Travel Itinerary, one of our dedicated team members will be in constant communication with you. They will guide you through the entire itinerary planning process, taking the time to understand your expectations, desires, and needs. With their expert assistance, together you'll craft an itinerary that perfectly aligns with your travel goals. - Local Recommendations: Benefit from our in-depth knowledge and local expertise as we guide you towards the best accommodations, transportation options, restaurants, museums, and more. - Live chat and real-time updates: We understand that peace of mind is essential while traveling. That's why we offer a dedicated 24/7 live chat. Should you need any assistance or have any questions during your trip in Iceland, our team will be available around the clock to provide prompt support and ensure that your travel experience is smooth and worry-free. - As an added benefit, we offer the option of arranging a personalized Zoom meeting with the team member who crafted your itinerary. This is an opportunity to go through the entire plan together, ensuring that you have a thorough understanding of every aspect. We are dedicated to providing you with the utmost satisfaction and ensuring that your journey is precisely as you envision it. To learn more about Your Friends In Iceland - https://www.your-friends-in-iceland.com/

Golden Circle: Geothermal Sea Bath & Farm Lunch Guided Tour

3. Golden Circle: Geothermal Sea Bath & Farm Lunch Guided Tour

Your guide will pick you up at a hotel, guesthouse, or a close bus stop in Reykjavik(see bus stops here), and after you will head on this awesome journey. Thingvellir national parks is the first stop. This is where we got our independence, this is where we took Christianity, the first church in Iceland was built there and this is where the 2 tectonic plates that Iceland is located on, move apart from each other. Thingvellir is not an only natural beauty, but this place is filled with historical events throughout Iceland’s history. While you are in Iceland, there is a “must do” to try all the authentic Iceland has to offer. You get the chance to visit an Icelandic dairy farm and enjoy what Icelanders call, Made in satin”. That means enjoying food and products which the farmers make with their own hands. One of the farmers which are 3 sisters and 1 brother, will sit down with the small group and hold a presentation. After the presentation, you will taste their homemade products. For lunch, they have 2 options: Beef meat soup with beef from the farm, or mushroom soup with mushrooms from Iceland’s only mushroom farm. For dessert, you will get homemade ice cream. After this nice visit to these sisters’ farm, you will continue over to the world-famous one and only Geysir. Why do I say,, one and only”? That's because this natural phenomenon called Geyser comes originally from this one in Iceland. Do you know what every Icelander is proud of? The iconic Gullfoss waterfall. Standing there and marveling at this beautiful waterfall is absolutely breathtaking. The water in this waterfall runs from Iceland’s second-biggest glacier, Langjökull glacier. End this tour in a perfect way. Iceland is rich of geothermal water and we have hundreds of hot springs all around Iceland. You have the chance to bathe in one of Iceland’s hot springs and it’s actually a warm seawater. These are luxury geothermal sea baths located in Hvalfjörður (whale fjord) and there you get the most stunning view while relaxing both mind and body. If you are wondering how to dress for this activity, we always send out emails the day before about how the weather is going to be. But we highly recommend bringing rain gear to Iceland. Does not matter the time of the year. In winter, bring rain gear and also warm clothes, cap, and gloves. You can also rent a parka for your tour. Also, remember to bring a towel with you for the sea baths and a swimsuit. Not to mention your smile We look forward to seeing you on the tour.

Reykjavik: Make an Icelandic wool monster

4. Reykjavik: Make an Icelandic wool monster

Enjoy a wonderful time with family or friends in our workshop. Located just 10 minutes from Reykjavik, surrounded by beautiful nature and birdlife, we offer you the opportunity to make your very own Icelandic souvenir. We have made a great variety of hands, feet, hair, horns and tails. You choose the body and what you want to put on it, and we sew your Skrimsli together. Then you choose the eyes and mouth. This is a great activity for families with children, group of friends, a couple and everyone that likes to create unforgettable memories. You will leave our workshop with a new friend that you designed, a unique little wool monster we call Skrimsli and which is made of pure 100% Icelandic wool.

From Reykjavik: Snaefellsnes Peninsula Small Group Tour

5. From Reykjavik: Snaefellsnes Peninsula Small Group Tour

The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is one of the most beautiful parts of Iceland. The landscape there is totally different from anything else in Iceland and very often you feel like you are on a different planet. Surrounded by lava almost all day, visiting the black mysterious church and walking on top of a volcanic crater. This awesome tour starts with a pickup from Reykjavik or its closest towns between 08:00 to 08:30 a.m. You can be picked up from your accommodation or your closest bus stop (see bus stops) in the downtown area. From there, you will head on to this volcanic journey to the center of the earth. Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall & Kirkjufell mountain are the first stops. There you will see a lot of various soils mixed together and a spectacular mountain shaped by old glaciers dating from the ice age. The old road on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula used to lead over to the waterfall and therefor, there’s an old bridge you can walk over to look down the waterfall. Hellnar has the oldest fishing harbour in Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Visit this abandoned old village, see the old ruins of the dock there and take a look at how the ocean has formed many caves and holes in the cliffs there. Absolutely marvellous place. Djúpalónssandur beach is the next stop. This beach is truly one of the most spectacular ones in Iceland. This is a black sand beach with volcanic rocks creating a unique atmosphere there. After a short drive to Arnarstapi you’ll take a walk to the coastline and marvel at the home of elves which towers over this magical old fishing village on one side, with the North Atlantic ocean on the other side. Búðir is the last stop before heading to Reykjavik. This place has a black old church located in the lava fields where the one and only serial killer in Iceland used to live. Take a walk to the beach there and see the black lava fields lying on the golden beach. Surreal environment. What a day this will be!

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What people are saying about Garðabær

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 44 reviews

The tour & tasting was fantastic, it was my first tour in a distillery and I didn’t expect it to be this small but it was super interesting nonetheless. I took the 10am tour which was great since I was there alone, probably due to the early hour. Therefore, the super nice host and I had the opportunity to have a very extensive talk about the spirits and processes. I couldn’t be happier with my decision to book the tour. Thanks so much! Until my next visit in Iceland because it won’t be my last visit at Eimverk!

Very good organization and punctuality. Full professionalism. The guide with whom we could travel was incredibly helpful and well-prepared. He literally took care of everything

Would totally recommend this tour if you like a distillery. Good value for money, host was very knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely book it

Our guide was great He even took us back to town We learned so much about the distillery and the kindness of the Icelandic people

The tour & tastings were wonderful! The guide was funny, knowledgeable & made the whole experience more enjoyable!