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The Traveling Viking

Akureyri, Iceland
+354 896 3569
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Ranked #3 of 18 Activities in Akureyri
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: The Traveling Viking is a family run tour company in Akureyri.We focus on high quality tours around...
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Owner description: The Traveling Viking is a family run tour company in Akureyri.We focus on high quality tours around Iceland with focus on the North. Our Game of Thrones tour is the original one, chosen by the producers of GoT.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We were traveling with 4 adults and 2 children ages, 3 and 7. Jon kept all of us enthralled with his knowledge of the area and the stories he had to tell us about Trolls. When we expressed no interest in going to the spa, he recommended taking us to the bird museum instead. We had a great time and... More 

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

After an amazing night watching the Northern Lights, we didn't think anything could top this, but then we went out with Jon and his super-jeep! He is very friendly, a good laugh, knowledgeable and obviously loves his country, he kept our nine year old amused all day with stories of trolls and myths. We visited (in blinding snow in parts)... More 

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Margate, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

We spent two days in Akureyri during our 5 day trip to Iceland. We booked the Amazing Myvatn Tour with The Traveling Viking from the UK and am so glad we did. What a tour, absolutely amazing.!!!! Jon has a vast knowledge of Iceland and the area. He is more than happy to pass on his knowledge,tell stories, answer questions... More 

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bergen county, nj
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10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

The tour guide/driver was excellent. He drove us around in a superjeep, took us offroading to see amazing views and drive through craters. He even took us to his house for lunch. I had a great time on this tour and highly recommend it.

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New York City, New York
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35 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

Jon was accessible before our arrival, and hoot on the phone while booking. He met us at our accommodations without fuss and off we went. The ride from Keflavik to akureyri was enough for us so we were glad to have Jon to tackle the hills in his capable truck. He was full of info from the start and happy... More 

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Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

The Traveling Viking was subcontracted to take my wife, myself and three others on the Lake Myvatn tour. It was an all-day tour and with only the five of us it was very personal. Jon, our guide was very informative and friendly with great stories and Icelandic lore. While we stopped for lunch, he was very interested in our views... More 

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Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Thanks to the wonderful guide our daytour was amazing. It's very nice to have personal contact, which makes The Traveling Viking very special. I could recommend everyone to visit Godafoss, Myvatn and Dettifoss in the winter with The Traveling Viking.

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Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We booked a tour of Lake Myvatn with another tour company who subcontracted to the Traveling Viking and we could not have been more please. Jon was outstanding! His knowledge of the area combined with his enthusiasm and true affection for the Akureyri area made for a great tour. He was informative, funny and entertaining. He is an asset to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

Jon took my now fiancé and I on a day tour to Godafoss waterfall where we got engaged at sun rise. We then went happily on to the caves on the Atlantic ridge, Dimmuborgir, the smelly mud pools, lunch in a cow shed (tasty and you can see where the meatballs actually come from!). We ended in the Myvatn Lake... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

My husband and I really enjoyed our The Amazing Lake Myvatn / Winter tour. Akureyri received a massive amount of snow the day before we arrived, and many places were not open and still shoveling themselves out. Our guide picked us up in a super jeep to make sure we were still able to get to all our destinations and... More 

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