5 Tips to Hire a Private Tour Guide If You are Planning a Trip to Iceland

3 minute read22 Dec 2021

Planning a trip to Iceland is more complicated than to many countries. With its stunning volcanoes, lava fields, fjords, beaches, and waterfalls, it’s no wonder that visitor numbers to Iceland have surged in recent years.

Rules on visiting Iceland change regularly. I recommend checking the official Island.is website, which has a useful quiz to help you work out which restrictions apply to you.

As per report, From 1 October 2021, anyone with strong ties to Iceland must take a test on arrival in Iceland but they don’t need a pre-travel test. This includes Icelandic residents and family members visiting them.

Who can visit Iceland?
Travellers from all countries (including the US, UK and Canada) can visit Iceland if you can provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or prior infection.

The best way to experience what Iceland has to offer is with a personal private tour. Iceland Personal Tours offers both photography and sightseeing tours during all seasons. As an Icelandic native who knows not only the terrain and weather, but also historical information and ancient stories and folklore, our driver-guides are the natural choice when booking a private tour for your visit to Iceland.

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 transportations, 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
Private tour guides work best in Iceland where it's either difficult to get to certain places or in destinations where you'd like to do a specific activity.

A private tour guide can also give you an excellent overview of an island, particularly if you'd rather go in a smaller vehicle than a bus. Don't bother with a guide when main attractions are easily accessible, and you don't need that extra level of insight from a knowledgeable local.

Check Referrals
Referrals based on past experience is very best option to making decision 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 you will have the day of a lifetime.

Online Review
There are many reviews and travel community portals that helps you to make decision while search for 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 are in your party and tell them what kind of tour you are looking for. (Guides also often have set tours, which you can then customize.). Your can also check some travel agency website in Iceland for 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

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Here are some great tours we recommend


Golden Circle Volcanoes - private tour

We will show you all the main attractions, and some carefully chosen "off the beaten path" places only few know about. The main Golden Circle attractions are: Thingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area and the magnificent waterfall Gullfoss.

kr 190,000 10 Hours

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South Coast Volcanoes - private tour

Hekla, Katla and Eyjafjallajökull are Iceland's most powerful ones. But this is a private tour so we also stop at many other beautiful places. Waterfalls, black sands and some secret places at the road less travelled make this a perfect day.

kr 190,000 10 Hours

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Snæfellsnes Volcanoes - private tour

Snæfellsnes has it all. Old mountains, a stratovolcano under a glacier and lava fields from recent millennia, with breathtaking views around every turn and stunning places to see on a whole day private tour.

kr 190,000 10 Hours

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7 magical hours - private tour

If you just want to do a short day tour this is the tour to choose. In 7 hours we can do the Golden Circle, explore Reykjanes peninsula, walk up to Reykjadalur valley or drive West to see some of the top attractions like Hraunfossar and Deildartunguhver.

kr 150,000 7 Hours

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