Mercury Grail
Mercury Grail
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About
Mercury Grail is small company located in heart of Icelandic capital, Reykjavik. Company was established 2008 by Andres Zoran Ivanovic original from Slovenia, living in Iceland in since 1988. Our experience is rich of services for different types of tourist, but mostly are our customers family people, business people, seniors, private and organized groups. Other type of groups or individuals are welcome of course. Iceland can be your country to travel in case you are nature lover so here are thousands of waterfalls, lakes, mountains and mostly is country wild, so you can´t find all in one so easy as in Iceland. We are organizing custom made tours to several adventures country offering. Whale watching, day riding tours, nature researching, photo tourism, northern light hunting, caravan riding as many of you have only seen in films with John Wayn..
Reykjavik, Iceland

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SonjaKlajderic
Poole, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
I had a privilege to spend two days touring with Andres and I enjoyed every second of the tour. Andres was very accommodating, knowledgeable and he made our trip thoroughly interesting and enjoyable. I feel like I’ve seen a lot of Icelandic attractions in short amount of time. Definitely worth the money spent. I’d recommend Mercury Grail to everyone who is looking for personalised experience for a fair price.
Keep up a good work Andres. I’m sure i will be seeing you again at some point.
Sonja
Written March 22, 2023
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Thank you Sonja to be a guest of Mercury Grail. We always have highly memorized travels with that kind of easygoing traveler. I am sorry that nights with northern lights haven´t been with you. The reason more to come back, right?
Written March 23, 2023
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Gaz R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Andres was a delightful guide for our Northern lights experience. He took us out to multiple locations and stuck it out 'til we got out our view, and then was willing to wait until the lights finally faded with us. With the conditions we had on the night, we were lucky we had him as a guide.

Very informative and funny - a good time all round! Recommend for a private tour.
Written December 13, 2022
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Thank you for very sincere review. You both were also very outstanding travellers, and yes, we catch northern lights well. Actually, the forecast didn´t promise that well but we have seen them. It just happened in a good way you deserve, thanks to the weather, not me at all. I just know for that kind of private hidden location, so I am happy the trip to Iceland will stay in your memory. Thanks again Andres
Written December 14, 2022
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NewYorkWendy
New York452 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Andres spent two long days showing us well known and lesser known sights. We had made detailed plans in advance by email but the weather was iffy and changeable, so he had to be highly flexible and indefatigable. He was eager to share his knowledge of his adopted country. He has many interesting ideas about the world and loved conversation. You will be in good hands...
Written July 14, 2021
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NewYorkWndy, Thank you very much for this kind review. Believe, however, tours weren´t short, they didn´t make me tired. You both are type of person, people can´t sleep beside, since the conversation about Iceland or completely other topics simply running and running. And yes. On emails early this year, I already knew, that you are preparing well enough before each of your travel, so many things you already knew. Prepared traveler is always with some kind of priority since he/she aspect all described or less as sometimes weather can make some things worst than predicted. Thank you both to be my customer seeing one side rainbow and on another side volcano ash :) Andres
Written July 14, 2021
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NickScottsdale_AZ
Ada, OK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
My husband and I did two trips with Andres and enjoyed each day very much. We took the Golden Circle tour on arrival day in Reykavik and then we were taken to the ship. And then, Immediately after disembarkation, Andres took us to see all in the Reykjanes peninsula area. The scenery is spectacular and the history interesting. We highly recommend booking with Mercury Grail.
Written September 19, 2021
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It really was my pleasure to be with you on these two tours. Somehow I noticed you have a wide background in other areas too, so communication hasn´t been just about Icelandic nature, culture, and tours at all. I am very happy you got some new knowledge and new experience in Iceland, with me or with other operators. Your decision to visit time, however in this unpredictable time was correct. Thank you for your review and thank you to be my customer. Hope to see you again. Andres
Written September 21, 2021
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Sophie A
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
Andrés was a fantastic guide. Our first night was cancelled as Andres advised there was no chance of seeing the lights. The second night, Andres talked us through the likelihood of seeing the lights and we decided to go for it. We didn’t have to drive far from the city before we saw the lights. We stayed out for a couple of hours, having taken Andres advice and saw the most amazing colors and show. I would and have recommended Andres as a great guide.
Written November 5, 2022
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Sophie. Thank you for this wonderful review. Still, today am I thinking of you and your family since that night didn´t look to be so very special at all. But it developed above my expectations. It is how northern lights are working. Sometimes just a small cloud may be enough to cover lights, sometimes the forecast is wrong, sometimes, GPS transfer is delayed. But on your travelling date, I really can´t aspect much more compared with other things needed for light. Thank you again and hope we will see each other again. Andres
Written November 7, 2022
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GManTravels
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Andres organised, at very short notice, a bespoke day tour for me. From the moment that Andres met me at the airport to the moment he dropped me back there, I had a thoroughly enjoyable time. Some of the memorable stop off locations included Reykjanesbaer, the hot springs of Grindavik and of course a full tour of the capital Reykjavik.
I will definitely be back with the family in the near future and I can sincerely recommend the services of Mercury Grail.
Thanks Andres for a great day!
Garry. M.
Written March 9, 2024
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Dear Garry. Very true. You caught me at the very last minute. In the end often people say it was meant to do or to be on a particular day in a particular location or to meet person to person. I am very happy you got something out of that tour which wasn´t long since your stay in Iceland wasn´t long. After your departure back home somehow I only received mail from your country and a few days later I have been on a tour with travellers living not that far away from your location. It is not happening all the time that so many writing or travelling for many days from the same world area. Will be glad to do another tour with your family too. Thank you for a great review. Andres
Written March 13, 2024
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afleet86
Annapolis, MD6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Great experience! Went to the Secret Lagoon and Kerid Crater. Was able to customize our tour and Andres was great! Very laid back and even stopped a few extra places in between. Went to an amazing tomato farm. Easy and never rushed. Would definitely book again and it was a great time!
Written March 30, 2023
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Dear Anne, Thank you for this sincere review. It was really my honour to travel with you. It helps also a little since we have been in touch a little by email before your arrival, so everything counts. I wish you a happy staying in Iceland. Andres
Written March 30, 2023
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Susan M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were on a cruise and had one day in Reykjavik to visit both the Blue Lagoon and Golden Circle. Our cruise ship did not provide this excursion. After reading the reviews on Viator we booked this excursion. We read in the reviews how great Andres was and were hoping to get him. In a phone call after booking we found out Andres would be our guide. We were quite pleased. He bought our Blue Lagoon tickets in advance for us and laid out the money till we came for our tour. Our ship had to depart 2 hours earlier than expected but no problem, Andres was able to change the time on our admittance to the Blue Lagoon. Our Golden Circle tour was very interesting. Andres was able to point many sites out to us and we had time to walk between the Teutonic plates and see the waterfall. All in all it was a great tour by a great guide. Thank you, Andres.
Written August 14, 2018
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DomPhilly
Philadelphia, PA37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We cannot say enough good things about our guide Andres! Even though we scheduled for Jan 2, Andres contacted us each day to let us know if that was a good night or not. Fortunately for us, the weather cooperated on our last evening and we headed out. While there were some flurries and some clouds, Andres drove out to breaks in the clouds where he could see the stars. He then proceeded to explain to us how to take pictures on our phones and camera, but also took our pictures with HIS CAMERA with the Northern Lights in the background. Talk about worth the wait. I doubt very much that any of the more common tours in Iceland would take the time to explain how to capture the Northern Lights. Once he showed me how to capture it on our Cannon camera I was able to take couple of shots which came out great!!
I would definitely recommend Andres to anyone visiting Iceland and if we come back, he’s definitely getting our business.
Written January 6, 2019
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Sorry for that late reply. I am and have been very busy, and reason of much work in past months are simply my vacation I recently come from. You were all so very easy going and at once also lucky. That night wasn´t promised good lights and I wasn´t sure how much we can get. That is why we went further away and tour was longer on that way. Thank you for your review and opinion. Hope see each other again. Andres
Written March 13, 2019
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Margaret S
Sydney, Australia57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
My husband and I did the private day trip with Andres to the Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon. This was a great option for us as we had limited time in Iceland and although more expensive than a bus tour it was well worth it. We were in contact several times with Andres before and he was very helpful and flexible making some good suggestions that really made our day great. He was very accommodating and even stopped to let us feed some Icelandic horses. He was very knowledgeable and we learnt a great deal about all aspects of Iceland and Icelandic life. He is takes his camera and will take good quality photos and send them to you as part of the tour. The Blue Lagoon tickets are not included but are easy to buy on line and gives more flexibility. We chose to go at night and Andres then drove us to the airport so that we did not have to arrange our own transfers. We has a great day thanks to Andres his knowledge and flexibility and I highly recommend this tour.
Written August 18, 2018
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Margaret. This year I have increasing bookings and requests for manual tours from Australians. You are one of them. I am not sorry for any single moment spend with you and for all necessary instructions before you came, since you booked very early on time. On that kind of tours is worst to count up time and liters of gasoline. I am not one of them so gasoline and time can´t does any matter. You are very special person, since not all travelers seeing nature with like you do. Thank you to be my guests. Andres
Written August 20, 2018
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