Hero image.

5 Tips to Hire a Private Tour Guide When Planning a Trip to Iceland

3 minute read - 22 Dec 2021

Planning a trip to Iceland is more complicated than in many countries. It is an island of amazing natural forces that can easily mess up your plans.  If you only have a few days to spare in Iceland, we always recommend hiring a local guide that will make the most of your time and knows what to do in unexpected situations.

Here are 5 Tips to Hire a Private Tour Guide If You are Planning a Trip to Iceland While Iceland is a country that is mostly focused on preserving nature and its charm, there are still many things that have been created to give every tourist the level of comfort and luxury that they want. From accommodation options to luxury trips and luxury modes of transportation, you will find everything that you can possibly need or want to kick start your lavish travels in the country of ice and fire – Iceland.

Choose Wisely If you are just coming to see the main attractions, the cheapest way to do that is just to buy the bus tours. There are many companies that offer such tours to the most visited attractions.

If you, however, want to see something more or want to get a more personal experience of Iceland, I would always recommend hiring a local guide.

A great, private tour guide will not only give you an excellent overview of an island but also help you plan the whole trip in a way that makes the most of your time according to your personal wishes. But be sure you are hiring a highly recommended guide.

Check Referrals Referrals based on past experience are the very best option for making decisions when you are planning to hire a guide for your personalized tour. Finding your guide is perhaps the most nerve-wracking part of the process, but luckily, you're already in the right place. We offer private day tours to the most amazing stops in Iceland such as Golden Circle, south coast, etc. In our luxury SUV or minibus, you will have the day of a lifetime.

Online Review There are many reviews and travel community portals that help you to make decisions while searching for the best private tour guide in Iceland like TripAdvisor, Google My Business and others give you real user-generated content that helps you to make decisions.

Email for Quotes Once you've narrowed your search down to one or two top guides, start sending emails. In your initial contact, you'll want to state the date that you'll be in Iceland, how many people you are traveling with, and tell them what kind of tour you are looking for. (Guides also often have set tours, which you can then customize.). You can also check some travel agency websites in Iceland for the best quotation and email them to customize the tours.

Enjoy the Flexibility One of the best things about having a private guide is that you aren't hampered by set times and schedules. Take advantage of this and allow yourself to go with the flow a bit. 

Dofri Hermansson

Your adventure in Iceland starts here

Here are some great tours we recommend