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Iceland Encounter Private Tours

Grenimelur 1, Reykjavik 107, Iceland
354-857-8804
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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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Medford, Oregon
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

We had a 17 hour layover in Iceland and I wanted to see the "golden circle" which had been recommended. I even emailed Iceland's tourist bureau for ideas on tour companies that would be willing to accommodate us with a private tour. Unfortunately the tourist bureau stated that we would only be able to see the Blue Lagoon with this... More 

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Houston, Texas
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287 reviews 287 reviews
78 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011

What can we say? We had an unbelievable visit. The first 7 days were with another couple (best friends) and the last 4 days were just the 3 of us on a self-drive to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. We also had great weather so we may be a bit biased... I worked with Kristin by e-mail (maybe 10 e-mails total in... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2011

Don't even think about it - book Erling and his team for a trip to Iceland. My business group wanted a destination that none of us had ever been to, was exotic and not dangerous and an easy flight from NYC. Iceland was the choice. But what really made the trip amazing was the itinerary that Iceland Encounter Private Tours... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2011

We booked a day-long private tour of Iceland's picturesque South Coast with Erling and he absolutely made our trip--we created a tripadvisor account just to sing his praises. Hopefully if you are planning an Iceland retreat--whether just for a weekend or a longer excursion--you will take our advice and take advantage of Erling's expertise. He is punctual (arrived early to... More 

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Coulsdon, UK
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2011

My teenage son, who is studying geography in 6th form, and I booked a tour of the volcano Eyjafjallajokull with Erling at Iceland Encounter (one of, if not, the only operator to offer this tour). We had an all-day tour in Erling's specially adapted Landcruiser. He was an excellent and informative guide (no language problems as Erling spent many years... More 

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Mahopac,
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2011

As a seasoned traveler, I was extremely happy about the experience my husband and I had in Iceland this winter for my birthday. Ehring and Kristin are the most gracious, thorough, and knowledgeable tour guides I have yet to encounter. As in the name of their company, Icelandic Encounter, they provide every service needed to make your stay in their... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2010

Iceland Encounter is without question one of the finest personal travel operators I have ever worked with. Erling and Kristin provided my girlfriend and me with one of the best vacations ever. From the every first e-mail we sent to Erling until the last day of our trip, he devoted his personal attention to every detail. We were given the... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2010

We visited Iceland with two small children (1.5yr and 5yr old) and got a referral to Iceland Encounter from a co-worker. We were extremely happy to have chosen them. Right from the beginning, they were very responsive and professional and flexible. They advised on what would work well with the small kids and planned an itinerary for us that was... More 

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Seattle
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2010

We spent an outstanding day with Erling- the guide and co-owner of Iceland Encounter. There were five of us, two adults and three boys, 10, 13, 15. Erling put together an itinerary that allowed us to get a great exposure to many of the sites of Southern Iceland. This includeded beautiful waterfalls, interesting landscape, black sand beaches, volcanoes, an interesting... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2010

I'm generally not a "tour" person (I like to see things on my own schedule), but Iceland Encounter did a great job of creating a customized tour that didn't make me feel like I was on an organized tour. Instead of travelling as a large group, it was just me, my boyfriend, and owner/guide Erling. Erling arranged the trip around... More 

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