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Iceland Encounter Private Tours

Grenimelur 1, Reykjavik 107, Iceland
354-857-8804
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Ranked #103 of 258 Activities in Reykjavik
Owner description: Iceland Encounter offers exclusive active adventure tours in the Icelandic wilderness.
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Owner description: Iceland Encounter offers exclusive active adventure tours in the Icelandic wilderness.
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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!!

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Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

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 

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Baton Rouge, LA
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164 reviews 164 reviews
37 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 attraction reviews
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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 

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Donneloye, Switzerland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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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 

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London
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We used Erling at Iceland Encounter to help us plan and organise a 6 day honeymoon in Iceland. We chose the Northern Lights tour and he adapted it for us to suit our requirements. We had a private 4x4 and guide to take us on an exploration through the Icelandic countryside. From the moment we arrived, everything ran like clockwork.... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Erling was amazing. We saw all the amazing parts of Iceland and stayed in 3 excellent hotels. Our New Years Eve hotel room was amazing and right near the downtown fireworks. All the hotel managers knew Erling and we had the best views from our rooms. Our guide - Kristjian was great and the kids loved his "Monster Truck". Amazing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Our one-week experience with Iceland Encounter in late June confirms the rave reviews they have been getting. We were a party of 4, ages ranging from 16 to 80, and our guide Erling, a co-owner of the company, adapted their Glaciers & Waterfalls tour to our interests and capabilities. Our adventures included hiking among hot springs and above waterfalls, rafting,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

There are not enough words to express how great our trip was. Erling and company did a wonderful job planning and organizing our itinerary. Upon landing we went to the Blue Lagoon which helped us relax after 2 flights. We spent the rest of the day wandering around Reykjavik. The next day, we were picked up promptly at the hotel... More 

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Tolland, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

This is the way to see Iceland! We spent 5 days in Iceland celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. IE created a vacation including a three day tour of Southern Iceland for just the two of us with a guide and took care of reserving hotels, arranging for transportation to and from the airport and the Blue Lagoon. When we arrived... More 

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