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Address: Austurstraeti 18, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 588 8825
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Iceland Encounter specializes in private, guided trips for small groups and...

Iceland Encounter specializes in private, guided trips for small groups and families. Quality tours, a mix of activities, relaxation and cultural interaction.

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Amazing trip with a fantastic guide

The team at Iceland Encounter put together a perfect itinerary for our family of four - on two weeks' notice! Omar guided us through the wonders of the frozen countryside and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The team at Iceland Encounter put together a perfect itinerary for our family of four - on two weeks' notice! Omar guided us through the wonders of the frozen countryside and caused us to fall hopelessly in love with this country. We saw remote areas only accessible via a 4X4, we could adjust our planned itinerary when we wanted, and... More 

Thank JMDun
Plano, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Rosa put together a fantastic 10 day itinerary! We had two guides during the 10 days, Kristjan and Begga. Both were excellent! We had so much fun and got to see everything we wanted and more. We were quite surprised at the food as well....it was really good! Our guides knew all the best places to eat.

Thank JDonJ
Wyckoff, New Jersey
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Frederik was fantastic! Our family enjoyed his knowledge and patience in showing us sites that everyone would enjoy, while sharing some of his own stories and expertise. He was always professional and made everyone feel comfortable throughout our stay. A real highlight of a great vacation

Thank SBCampion
McLean, Virginia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We just returned from a fun adventure in Iceland. Many thanks to Rosa and Kristjan, for organizing, and re-organizing our itinerary. As a storm was to roll in, Kristjan made sure we fulfilled our goal to see as many of the sites and sounds as possible. We not only went to waterfalls, but we went inside and over as well!... More 

1 Thank Holley M
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We spent 6 days over New Years in Iceland on a private tour provided by Iceland Adventure. There were 4 of us--three around 30 and their mom fast approaching 60. All of us agree it was a fabulous vacation and Iceland Adventure gets most of the credit. From the hotels and meals they arranged to the touring.....everything was great. We... More 

2 Thank 19ElizabethC19
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We have just returned from a fantastic trip to Iceland. Iceland Encounter and our excellent guide, Bryndis Bjornsdotter, made the experience extraordinary. The combination of perfectly coordinated tours and attractions; with the expertise and pleasurable company of Bryndis made this trip!!

2 Thank Sheila S
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54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

We had organised 2 one day tours with Erling to conincide with our cruise. Our first trip in Akureyri was great Benni met us on time and we had a very personalised tour that included eating artic char and local beer for lunch! Everything we wanted to see we saw and then so much more as Benni took us to... More 

6 Thank EmmCeeAustralia
Baton Rouge, LA
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203 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

It is always a gamble in choosing tour guides when traveling to foreign countries. I guess that is why TripAdvisor is so popular. However, in this case there is no better tour consultant to be found. We were a group of 44 tourists and each one of us loved every minute of our Iceland Encounter. Kristine (our guide) laid out... More 

3 Thank MGKelly
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We worked with Erling to arrange a custom private 10 day tour based on their Glaciers and Waterfalls tour. It was in a word fabulous. Iceland is a beautiful and amazing country, We wanted an "outdoorsy" yet luxurious vacation and he delivered. We hiked glaciers, mountains, geothermal fields, seaside, etc. We saw stunning waterfalls and landscapes. It was beautiful and... More 

3 Thank Elbig1
Donneloye, Switzerland
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54 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

When we decided to holiday in Iceland, it was difficult to know how to go about it. I of course had a look at TripAdvisor and notived that Iceland Encounters had not a single bad mark to its name. In fact not a single rating less than excellent. So I wrote to them and received a timely answer from KristÍn... More 

2 Thank nickmichael

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