Jón is awesome. Somewhere between jolly and a goofball, he comes across as a man who very much enjoys his job. I almost didn't get to go on this tour as it requires a minimum of two people and I was traveling alone an no one else had booked it yet. I had very much wanted to see the Goðafoss and Dettifoss and was crestfallen that I would now have to pick a different tour that only covered one. But right after we had hung up the phone (I booked it through the Hof Cultural/information Center) someone else contacted Jón wanting to take the tour and he immediately called us back and made it possible. What we got was a very intimate and private tour as Jón took us around the Goðafoss, Lake Myvatn, Dimmuborgir, Dettifoss, steam vents and mud pots, and ending at the Myvatn Nature Baths. All the while cracking silly jokes about the landscape and history of the area. I enjoyed talking wiith him about a variety of subjects from Norse mythology and local folk tales to Game of Thrones and the finer points of being a tour guide. All the stops along the way were very impressive and a soak in the Nature Baths was the perfect way to end the tour. If you're in Akureyri for even a day I recommend spending it with The Traveling Viking.
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