My family of 4 spent the day with Katlatrack Adventure Tours recently and I highly recommend the experience. We unfortunately experienced very cloudy weather but Guojon, the owner operator, adjust the itinerary accordingly and each experience got better and better. I can only image what it would have been like if we had ideal weather which is a rarity around Vik I think. We did the tour from Reykjavic and mistakenly thought that it was only a 5-6 Superjeep tour from Reykjavic but in fact it was tacked onto another tour from Reykjavic and the 7 of us were dropped off in Vik where Guojon picked us up. In total it was around 15 hours from start to finish including the transportation from Reykjavic and return but well worth it even though it was one of only two full days we had in Iceland. In addition to the amazing scenery and history of the region, both geologic and cultural, our biggest enjoyment was simply learning how people in Iceland grow up and live. The only thing we would change if we went back would to have asked Guojon a bunch more questions about the Iceland culture and what do they do in the middle of the long winter for entertainment when living in Vik and other smaller towns and communities in Iceland.
Afterwards my wife and I sat down and discussed the day and she brought up the very good point that what made Katlatrack Adventure Tours and its 'Under the Volcano' so special is that Guojon owns and operates the company and has a fierce love of his country and culture. Additionally rarely do you find this sort of service or experience nowadays because rarely do you find businesses that are being solely operated by the owner and this makes a huge amount of difference. Most guides and representatives nowadays are paid employees, and some are absolutely amazing, but you will never get the same sort of service and experience from a paid employee that you will get from an owner and Guojon is an exceptional owner, guide and person. Thank you and hope to do enjoy this experience again some day.
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