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Whale Watching from Downtown Akureyri

Whale Watching from Downtown Akureyri

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Maximize your chances of seeing humpback whales on this Eyjafjord whale watching cruise from Akureyri. Iceland’s longest fjord is known for attracting these massive mammals for summer feeding. Board a high-speed, specially adapted ship capable of covering all the likely viewing areas, and watch for whales from the viewing platforms and decks. Choose from several departures, including a late-night cruise (June to August), with use of thermal coveralls, raincoats, or blankets included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.00
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$89.00
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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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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.57
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Whales, Eyjafjörður and Akureyri by RIB

Whales, Eyjafjörður and Akureyri by RIB

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Race through the Eyjafjörður fjord between the mountains in search of whales on this guided small-group tour. From inside a powerful rigid inflatable boat (RIB) get panoramic views of Akureyri in northern Iceland. Be on the lookout for puffins and other seabirds and search for whales in the fjord during this adventure.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$188.94
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Akureyri North Iceland Waterfalls and Nature Baths Small Group Tour

Akureyri North Iceland Waterfalls and Nature Baths Small Group Tour

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North Iceland boasts many natural wonders, including lava formations, waterfalls, thermal pools, and more. This small-group tour from Akureyi covers the best in a convenient day trip, including an optional swim at Myvatn Nature Baths. Marvel at the waterfalls at Godafoss, Dettifoss, and Selfoss; view Lake Myvatn, hot springs, and the Dimmuborgir lava fields, and then choose to bathe in the naturally heated Myvtan baths. Hotel and airport pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$231.45
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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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Northern Lights Classic Tour from Akureyri

Northern Lights Classic Tour from Akureyri

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Spotting the Northern Lights is notoriously difficult. Rather than simply counting on getting lucky, you can hugely improve your chances by joining this tour that takes you into the countryside, far from light pollution, in the company of an experienced aurora-hunter guide.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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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Whale Watching Small-Group Tour from Akureyri

Whale Watching Small-Group Tour from Akureyri

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Iceland’s north coast is one of the best places in Europe to see whales in their natural environment. This 2-hour whale watching cruise from Akureyri is limited to 12 passengers for a personalized experience, and offers the chance to spot humpback whales, mink whales, white-beaked dolphins, and more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Small-Group Lake Mývatn Tour from Akureyri

Small-Group Lake Mývatn Tour from Akureyri

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A great tour around the lake Mývatn area where we see how the power of nature has formed the country and how it's still working beneath our feet. We explore beautiful spots and enjoy the stunning scenery along the way. Remember our small group guarantee, we have a maximum of 8 passengers per group
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$171.23
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Lake Mývatn Tour (Private)

Lake Mývatn Tour (Private)

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A great tour around the lake Mývatn area where we see how the power of nature has formed the country and how it's still working beneath our feet. We explore beautiful spots and enjoy the stunning scenery along the way. This tour is private, so only you will be on board
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$643.58
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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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$122.19
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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
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Day Trip to Lake Mývatn And The Nature Baths from Akureyri

Day Trip to Lake Mývatn And The Nature Baths from Akureyri

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Hop on a small group tour for an exploration of northern Iceland’s natural wonders from Akureyri. Visit Goðafoss waterfall, see Lake Mývatn, admire the volcanic landscape of lava and craters, and check out the Mývatn Nature Baths—the ‘blue lagoon of the north’—where you can enjoy a warm soak in the geothermal waters.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$153.52
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Whale Watching from the Heart of Akureyri

Whale Watching from the Heart of Akureyri

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Come face to face with the world’s largest mammals on this half-day whale watching excursion from Akureyri, Iceland’s scenic northern port city. Listen to stories about the history and culture of the region from your guide. Then, enjoy comfortable, first-class amenities as you cruise through Torfunefsbryggja Harbor, including an on-site bar with hot and cold drinks for purchase.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.01
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Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching from Akureyri

Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching from Akureyri

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Ride an Icelandic horse through the countryside, then watch for whales on the Eyjafjord with a 7-hour nature tour from Akureyri. The 1.5-hour ride is well suited to both beginning and experienced riders, and the Eyjafjord is home to a thriving population of humpback whales: you’ll have 3 hours of time on the water, with views of the stunning fjord landscape. All activities are included in this 7-hour nature tour, with optional hotel pickup in Akureyri.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$210.80
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Lake Myvatn, Dettifoss and Goddafoss Waterfalls Day Tour from Akureyri

Lake Myvatn, Dettifoss and Goddafoss Waterfalls Day Tour from Akureyri

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See the big three landmarks of northern Iceland with this day trip to Lake Mývatn and the Godafoss and Dettifoss waterfalls. With a carefully prepared itinerary, you’ll maximize your time at each site, going straight to the vantage points and learning about the geology of the region from a guide. Extra stops include the Grjótagjá lava cave and Mývatn Nature Baths; just note that entry is extra.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$220.83
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Goðafoss- Waterfall of the Gods Tour from Akureyri

Goðafoss- Waterfall of the Gods Tour from Akureyri

An easy and short tour to Goðafoss, also known as the water of the gods, which played a role in the christening of Iceland. We drive to the waterfall and spend some time there and then we head back to Akureyri, stopping at some good photo points on the wat.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$93.29
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Whale Watching Tour on board a Traditional Oak Ship from Hjalteyri

Whale Watching Tour on board a Traditional Oak Ship from Hjalteyri

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The north coast is one of the best places for whale watching in Iceland, and this cruise from Hjalteyri maximizes your chances of spotting the majestic creatures. Set sail across the Eyjafjörður fjord on a traditional oak ship, tuck into refreshments on-board, and look out for minke, humpback, and orca whales.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$86.20
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Northern Lights Exploration from Akureyri

Northern Lights Exploration from Akureyri

The Northern Lights Tour is a hunting experience. To go into the dark, frozen winter night and observe an unbelievable display of color, light, and texture, is like waking up in a fairy-tale, full of mystery and magic. We begin our Northern Lights hunt with a drive out to the countryside or up to the mountains, away from electric glow and city sounds. You will be able to enjoy the beautiful night sky in the best possible situation, of course depending on the weather. The Northern Lights, or the Aurora Borealis, are a natural phenomenon visible in the Northern Hemisphere. A unique display of light is caused by a particle collision in the magnetic field of the polar cap. Our goal is not only to find the right sights for the best photograph but also to take our time to enjoy this fragile single moment that will never come again but you might remember for the rest of your life.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$129.90
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Diamond Circle Private Full Day Tour with Pickup

Diamond Circle Private Full Day Tour with Pickup

A great tour around the Diamond circle, including Goðafoss, Mývatn area, Dettifoss and Ásbyrgi, where we see how the power of nature has formed the country and how it's still working beneath our feet. We explore beautiful spots and enjoy the stunning scenery along the way.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$943.53
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Northern Lights Hunting

Northern Lights Hunting

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Experience the wonder of the Northern lights (Aurora Borealis) in the quiet and peaceful Icelandic nature, and get to see places where most regular tours don't go. Enjoy some hot chocolate and some twisted doughnuts to keep you warm. If we are unlucky and don't see any northern lights, we offer you to retake the tour on our next departure.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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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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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
  • Taking safety measures
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Whale Watching from Downtown Akureyri
"Excellent whale tour. Even though it was chilly and rainy, we had an excellent time and got to see 3 whales that appeared multiple times each. The guides were excellent and the boat was very clean and warm."..."
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Whale Watching RIB Boat Tour from Husavik
"What a wonderful trip. I would highly recommended this to anyone. The staff and crew were knowledgeable friendly and really professional. We loved it!"..."
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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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Akureyri North Iceland Waterfalls and Nature Baths Small Group Tour
"North Iceland is without a doubt a beautiful area to explore. Our tour guide Reynir was amazing, he gave us plenty of time in every location so we could enjoy the breathtaking views from lake Myvatn. The thermal bath experience was incredibly relaxing and way better than the Blue Lagoon."..."
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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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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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Whale Watching Small-Group Tour from Akureyri
"We had the most wonderful experience on this trip. We saw a Hump back whale really up close - he was about 3 metres from our rib. Amazing"..."
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Lake Mývatn Tour (Private)
"Great tour! Lots of information. Time to spend at each site. Jonus was a great guide. Would highly recommend."..."
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Whale Safari and Puffins RIB Boat Tour from Húsavík
"We saw three humpback whales. The crew was super professional and we could follow the whales and made some good pictures and video. The guide told some interesting stories and facts about the bay and whales. The clothes they provided were really warm. Excellent trip!"..."
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Day Trip to Lake Mývatn And The Nature Baths from Akureyri
"Picked up right on time. Thankfully we got really well with fellow travellers as 7 in a jeep was a tight squeeze. Day was spoilt a little by all the flies, perhaps the guide could provide some simple face nets to those who are not prepared for the little pests.Excellent guide never felt rushed and he was very helpful."..."
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Whale Watching from the Heart of Akureyri
"Unbelivable fantastic amazing so lucky and blessed to see so many humpback whales"..."
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Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching from Akureyri
"This adventure was the BEST day! We started out on a gorgeous trail ride through a forest. It was not a nose to tail ride. Our guide was super friendly and fun and the ride was better because of her! After the ride, we were invited into the guesthouse to warm up with coffee and cakes. We were treated so warmly. It added so much more to our experience. Afterwards, the whale watching excursion was also phenomenal! We set off on our boat and our guide was very knowledgeable about whales and where was most likely to find them. We saw 5 whales and 3 of them were swimming alongside our boat! Completely breathtaking! When we return to Iceland, I will DEFINITELY be looking for this trip again!!"..."
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Lake Myvatn, Dettifoss and Goddafoss Waterfalls Day Tour from Akureyri
"Fantastic experience and well organised trip by a highly reputable company. Our guide, Armaan, made our experience unforgettable. It was the middle of winter, we were the only people on the tour & the road conditions were bad so we couldn’t reach Dettifoss or Selfoss. However, Armaan went out of his way to make up for it and made sure we saw as much as we could. If you want local knowledge, fantastic humour & an awe inspiring experience, then we would highly recommend this trip."..."
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Whale Watching Tour on board a Traditional Oak Ship from Hjalteyri
"A really unforgettable whale watching trip. We had a wonderful time on your ship with great weather, perfect whale watching moments and a hot chocolate at the end. Again any time!"..."
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White Water Rafting Day Trip from Hafgrímsstaðir: Grade 4 Rafting on the East Glacial River
"Best rafting experience! The guides will make sure you are safe and that you are having a great time. It only kept going better and better."..."
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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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