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Iceland Backcountry Travel - Day Tours

Urdarvegur 27, Isafjordur 400, Iceland
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Arctic Fox around Kevlafik

After sent emails back and forth with Gudmundur, then I decided to the tour on my last day in... read more

Reviewed March 10, 2018
Dwi W
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Personalized Tour in Winter Wonderland

Arrived in Ísafjörður in January right in the middle of snow storm season. Was very keen on doing... read more

Reviewed February 1, 2018
Lissy_Wilson
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Melbourne, Australia
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Iceland BackCountry Travel offers tours in highly modified superjeeps driven by native Icelanders. Sightseeing tours, arctic fox and other wildlife photo safaris, northern lights tours, glacier tours, ice fishing for trout, hikes, backcountry skiing. Tours from 3-4 hours and up. Customized tours available. Price varies by tours available.
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Urdarvegur 27, Isafjordur 400, Iceland
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Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

After sent emails back and forth with Gudmundur, then I decided to the tour on my last day in Iceland. My guide, Boggi, was great. During the trip to Selatangar he even got me a short read about the arctic fox. I know I've been...More

1  Thank Dwi W
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Ibctravel, Owner at Iceland Backcountry Travel - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Thank you for your kind review Dwi :) I hope you will be able to visit the Westfjords and Isafjordur the next time around. Seeya then. Gudmundur

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Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

Arrived in Ísafjörður in January right in the middle of snow storm season. Was very keen on doing the Mountain View tour and BackCountry Northern Lights Adventure, however due to the weather conditions it was impossible. Gudmundur was incredibly accommodating and tailored a private tour...More

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Ibctravel, Owner at Iceland Backcountry Travel - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2018

Thank you Lissy! It was a pleasure my friend! To bad we didn't have good enough weather to go northern lights hunting. Maybe next time. :) Gummi

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Reviewed October 3, 2017

Great tour. Our guide Gudmundur was very informative and you can tell he love his job which makes the tour even more enjoyable. The off-road driving was so much fun. He even altered the tour for us as he knew we would be traveling along...More

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Ibctravel, Owner at Iceland Backcountry Travel - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2017

Hello there! Thank you for your review 😊 I would love to take your inlaws out on a tour! Happy that you enjoyed your tour. Thanks Guđmundur

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Reviewed September 12, 2017

We had one day only in Isafjordur and decided on a Svalvogar Super Jeep trip with Gudmundur. The day is one we will remember for ever: we experienced the remote outer fjord area driving part way on an exciting 4x4 track with the most magestic...More

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Ibctravel, Owner at Iceland Backcountry Travel - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2017

Hello Owen and thank you so much for your review! Thanks for spreading the word about our tour! All the best. Gudmundur

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Reviewed August 15, 2017

We did a wonderful tour with "John" He was an excellent driver and guide and make our tour anmarvellous Icelandic adventure! Dr.J.Thulie

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Ibctravel, Owner at Iceland Backcountry Travel - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2017

Hi there Dr. J and thank you for your review! Jon is a top notch guide and I'll tell him about your kind words. thank you! Gummi

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Reviewed August 13, 2017

Gudmundur picked us up at the Cruise Ship dock. Six of us climbed into a large jeep. The back seat was very tight for adults. Four passengers would have been ideal for this jeep. Besides that we had a wonderful day even going off-road for...More

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Ibctravel, Owner at Iceland Backcountry Travel - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

Hello Grifkirch and thank you for your review! :) So very kind of you to give your tour with me the highest rank of all your tours! Thank you so much. Our new cars will be more spacious so there will be no back seat...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2017

Gudmundur is an excellent guide! We were the only 2 tourists on this tour, and he really tried (and succeeded) to make this an unforgettable experience. The very small road around Svalvogar peninsula was not a problem at all, and we even went off road...More

Thank René M
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Ibctravel, Owner at Iceland Backcountry Travel - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2017

Hello René and thank you for yor review! :) My pleasure to take you out there! I'm glad you enjoyed it so much. Of course we started the tour in Þingeyri, but when we start in Isafjordur the tour takes 6-7 hours Thank you. Gummi

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Reviewed August 9, 2017

My wife and I spent the day with Gudmunder on July 29. We had already been in Iceland for two weeks and wanted a break from driving. We drove on roads that we would never have driven by ourselves and saw some of the most...More

Thank Douglas M
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Ibctravel, Owner at Iceland Backcountry Travel - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2017

Hi there Douglas and thank you for your kind words! :) When you want to find the hidden gems in Iceland, it's a good idea to go with a local guide. I aim to please. ;) Thank you. Gummi.

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Reviewed August 8, 2017

We were picked up from the Cruise ship with two other couples ( 6 passengers ) plus the driver. We enjoyed the visit to the Dynjandi Waterfalls and also a short stop for coffee and cake in an old turf house. But 6 passengers is...More

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Ibctravel, Owner at Iceland Backcountry Travel - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2017

Hello Dorothea and thank you very much for your review. :) I'm sorry to hear you had difficulties getting to your seat but really glad you enjoyed your tour. :) All the best, Gummi.

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Reviewed August 6, 2017

Our family of 8 did the "Majestic Waterfall Dynjandi Tour" with Iceland Backcountry Travel, and it was one of the highlights of our trip! Our guide, Gulli Disko, was very interesting and knowledgeable, and amazed us by getting us (off road) to the highest point...More

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Ibctravel, Owner at Iceland Backcountry Travel - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2017

Hello there! I'm glad you guys enjoyed your tour! Hope you visit us again someday! :) Gudmundur.

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_sammylu767
April 14, 2018|
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Response from Ibctravel | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your enquiry :) You can join the Svalvogar circle tour at 9am. The tour is 6-7 hours. You can also book a private tour but you would need to pay for 5 pax. The price is 28.000 isk per pax for this... More
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Californiagirl14
February 12, 2018|
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Response from GRIFKIRCH | Reviewed this property |
We traveled to Iceland on Holland America Rotterdam last July. In Isafjordur we did a tour with Iceland Back Country IBCTRAVEL.IS We loved this tour on 6 passenger large jeep type vehicles. We contacted Gudmundor and he... More
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gwilli1496
June 14, 2017|
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Hello and thank you for your enquiry. You can book your tour on my website. The price is 24000 isk per person to Dynjandi. Thank you. :) Gudmundur
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