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Iceland Safari - Private Tours

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About Iceland Safari - Private Tours
Iceland Safari offers wide range of Glacier Tours, Volcano Tours and Offroad Tours.Our vehicles have been taylor made for off road tours and glacier excurtions. Our drivers and guides have a wide "off road" experience with "Super 4WD's" and will make your Iceland Safari tour unforgettable. We are located in the heart of the "Golden Circle" one km south from Geysir.
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Hb C wrote a review Mar 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia107 contributions23 helpful votes
A great adventure to ride a ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) in Iceland during winter time. Exciting and thrilling riding on the road and country side with full gears! However, no stops for photography allowed except at the lake side, which is rather disappointing. Should have a couple of spots to stop for photo shooting, especially at this amazing Iceland and of course the Icelanic Horse. Overall a great experience!
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Date of experience: March 2018
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DotCW wrote a review Nov 2017
United Kingdom139 contributions64 helpful votes
Prompt pick up in a 'antique' Landrover defender, which had quirky habits (made the trip a little more interesting). Our guide was experienced. We were very lucky with the weather, clear skies from start till finish. Unfortunately we were had to turn around at around 4km away from Landmannalaugar due to soft and deep snow making the trip impassable. Beautiful views, peace and quiet with nobody else around. Off road driving in snow was an experience! Iceland Safari were the only company who were willing to take only 2 adults on this tour in November for the usual price, not asking for the price of 3 adults like others. Cost around £330 each for the day. I would recommend this trip, but would suggest going in the summer to guarantee the full tour and also to see the colours of the mountains.
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Date of experience: November 2017
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Fraser M wrote a review Nov 2017
Oxford, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
We booked a 3 night break to Iceland and wanted to cram in as much as possible, after going through the millions of possible activities, many tour companies and looking at trip advisor for reviews we booked the South Coast Aurora Borealis with Iceland Safari 2nd November 2017. This was a Super Jeep tour for £1290 duration 10-11 hours. Pick up was meant to be 1pm, after our hotel calling Iceland Safari twice, a non Super Jeep turned up at 2pm (delayed reason driver issue) We questioned the driver if we'd get in and see everything, due to the late arrival and that darkness happens around 6pm, he said yes. Asked for a partial refund due to being unhappy with the start, he said I'd need to contact Iceland Safari, I said I'd prefer to know now as if not we'll cancel the whole thing, he didn't seem to understand that point. We set off. The driver, said he doesn't do many tours anymore (especially this one) - this didn't fill us with confidence Below are the issues including itinerary listed visits 1, no contact from Iceland Safari on the day of driver issue 2, delayed start (1 hour delay) 3, Itinerary stated but we didn't see or stop at Urriðafoss waterfall located in Þjórsá river 4, Itinerary stated but we we didn't see the old fishing villages, Stokkseyri (500 people) and Eyrarbakki (600 people) 5, the vehicle pulled over near a farm to see Eyjafjallajökull - we couldn't really see the volcano. Our expectations from the Itinerary were set above seeing it from afar! 6, itinerary mentions "Now things will start to heat up as we put our superjeep to the test and head inland on a 4×4 road, passing rivers and rough landscape. The car wasn't a super jeep, none of this happened. 7, we did walk towards a glacier (not sure if it was Gígjökull -picture looks different to google) but it was getting very dark at this time and hard to see anything let alone the path or glacier. Also we discussed on booking that we'd like to walk on the glacier and was told this wouldn't be a problem. This didnt happen 7.a didn't see tongue of Eyjafjallajökull 8, then we were taken too the "magnificent Skógafoss" waterfall but by this time it was pitch black and we couldn't see it at all, plus the driver stayed in his car leaving us to navigate towards the fall on the rocky path, his said "it's there if you want to see it" 10, Itinerary stated but we will enjoy a relaxing dinner, this didnt happen 11, Due to the cloud cover and activity being 2 we didn't bother with the northern lights and got dropped off in Reykjavik at 8pm. This is 4 or 5 hours short of the excursion time. 12, The driver said he'd take us out the following day to hunt for the lights and would contact us, we were at the blue lagoon so missed a call (no voicemail or text was sent) no second call received. What we did see 1, Seljalandfoss and the guide helped me through the water to see Gljúfrabúi 2, We were taken to the black sand beach at Reynisfjara. For the price we paid V's what we got compared to what we should have got its awful. I feel it's a waste of the day and considering we only had two full days in Iceland we are extremely unhappy about it. They have a complaints policy, but I've not heard anything back. I do not recommend this company, unless you want a wasted day at the cost of £1290
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Date of experience: November 2017
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yflyyy wrote a review Sep 2017
Sydney33 contributions18 helpful votes
My partner and I booked in for the Landmannalaugar & Hekla Volcano Private Super Jeep Tour at the start of our two week self-drive Iceland holiday. Turned out to be a good decision as we learnt a great deal about the country, culture and driving rules which helped set us up for the rest of our trip. Our guide was an older Icelandic gentlemen by the name of Steinar. He was an excellent guide – very knowledgeable about Iceland (including stories from his earlier years), had a good sense of humour and took care in ensuring our comfort and safety throughout the day. We really enjoyed the itinerary and saw some amazing scenery (along with great weather) and had a real taste of the diversity in interior Iceland. We arrived back later than planned on this tour (our fault as we had taken a wrong turn on our hike) but Steinar was very accommodating and patient and ensured we still saw the sights despite official touring hours ending. I highly recommend this tour and it is worthwhile taking the private option - lovely to experience the secluded highlands without the crowds. Minor note: My actual booking was made via the Landmannalaugar Tours website but my ticket showed Iceland Safari. Looks like Landmannalaugar Tours may have contracted out to Iceland Safari.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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AkimonAzuki wrote a review May 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia1 contribution
We booked a Northern Light tour with Iceland Safari; it was quite a tricky hunt, as the weather was not cooperating on first night, when we went out in a small group. Our guide, Oli, was very accommodating, and we got a free re-do on another night, which turned into a private tour just for the two of us, and we finally did catch aurora sighting that was well worth the wait. For Northern Lights viewing, you have to hit the perfect trifecta: being in just the right spot, on night with good level of activity, under cloudless sky. Our guide really knew what he was doing: he knows the terrain, he knows how to handle quickly changing weather - we went from cold and breezy, to rain, to proper snow storm in one trip - and he has a rugged car that can go just about anywhere. He is honest - he told us "the only thing I can promise is that it's going to be cold" but he really did everything he could to get us our Northern Lights show, and to make sure we got to take lots of photos. We had a great time driving around the south east coast on our Northern Lights hunt, we have some great photos to show for it, and we really enjoyed spending time with Oli, a real pro, and super nice and funny guy. We will definitely be booking with Iceland Safari next time we travel to Iceland.
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Date of experience: January 2017
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