We just came back from a 3 week trip all around Iceland. Even though we've never written a recommendation through the web, this time we felt we must share our feelings.
When you get to Vik, you really don't want to miss the "Under the Volcano" tour, operated by "Katla track".
For a couple who have visited many places around the globe , we are very determined to tell you that you should take this excursion:
Beside the opportunity to visit the most beautiful sites at Iceland (such as Myrdalsjokull glacier and Dyrhoaley)
by Super jeep, you will get to know Guðjón - the most amazing tour guide we have ever met.
He is a wealth of information about Iceland and he is proud and eager to share what he knows (including the Sociology, History, Economicsand Politics of the area) but most importantly he is awesome!
After listening to him you will know what is it to be an Icelender and for sure how is it to live just under that huge ticking bomb (or Katla volcano).
We plowed the river and then a 4 wheel drive to the glacier within which Katla is sleeping at the moment, until the beast will be unleashed,
We drank coffee in a volcano shelter house & we sang an Icelandic song inside a cave by a mountain where a well known Viking was buried. We saw many arctic birds, got info and saw how Iceland was involved in WW2, & got to an amazing watching spot that only such jeep can get to. And…
When we were about to end our tour, after everyone was tired and getting sleepy – only then did Guðjón show us what a super jeep can do.
No, we won't tell you. You just have to book that tour and find for yourself…
We sincerely advise you (and it’s the first time we advise on this platform), that you should contact him, you should book the trip, and you should thank us after that.
Have a great time with "Katla treck", the superjeep and Guðjón.
Don't forget to say hi from us (we're just joking)
Tamar & Tal
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