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5 Reasons to Hire a Local Guide for Your Iceland Trip

3 minute read - 01 May 2024

Planning a trip to Iceland and want to be sure it will be a success? Here are five reasons why hiring a local Iceland tour guide could be a smart move for your adventure:

1. Insider Tips and Authentic Experiences:

If you read about Iceland’s hidden gems on a blog or in a guidebook, well, then they are not hidden, are they? Local guides know Iceland like the back of their hand, revealing hidden gems and authentic spots you won't find in guidebooks.

2. Customized Adventures, Tailored Just for You:

Every group is special, whether it is just a couple celebrating or the extended family, living in different places meeting up in Iceland to have a great time together.

With a local guide, your private trip is personalized to match your interests and pace, ensuring every moment is exactly what you want it to be. This small family-based company even offers to take the guide's friendly dogs along for kids and other dog lovers.

3. Safety First, Every Step of the Way:

Navigating Iceland's terrain can be tricky, but with a local guide, you'll have a knowledgeable companion who prioritizes your safety and comfort. During winter, the weather can be a serious threat, with a combination of snow, wind, and slippery roads. During summer, you may want to see places off the beaten path, but there may be rough roads and even rivers to cross. For that, you want a local expert behind the wheel.

4. Dive Deep into Icelandic Culture:

Good Icelandic guides do not only know everything about Iceland, they are also able to tell you all about it in a fascinating way that puts things in context.

Get a true taste of Iceland's rich culture through immersive experiences curated by your local guide, from traditional meals to cultural rituals.

5. Flexibility

Flexibility is key when it comes to maximizing your precious time in Iceland. That's why booking with a trusted local company, especially a small, family-run one, is the way to go. Here's why:

They care

Small family-based companies offer personalized attention, ensuring that every aspect of your trip is tailored to your preferences and needs. From customizing your itinerary to providing insider tips, they go above and beyond to make your journey unforgettable.

They have 1.150 years of experience adapting to the weather:

Iceland's weather can be unpredictable, throwing a curveball into your plans. While larger companies might cancel your day's activities, small companies are nimble enough to adjust your schedule, ensuring that you make the most of your time despite the weather's whims. Whether it's rearranging days or finding alternative experiences, they'll ensure your adventure stays on track.

Dofri Hermansson

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