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About MudShark Tours
MudShark is a small adventure and outdoors company that operates from Hella in South Iceland. We offer private guided tours in South Iceland either tailor-made or prepackaged. Super Jeep tours to Landmannalaugar or Thorsmork on our Land Rover Defender are our most popular tours. We also organize short fishing trips to highland lakes close to Landmannalaugar. Another tour that is only offered by MudShark tours is an educational eco tour on the state of ecosystems of Iceland, degradation and ecological restoration with a PhD botanist (all year). In winter, we can take you on a Northern lights hunting tour into the mountains. Lastly we offer a relaxed 2 hr. walk-about in Hella village, the hometown of MudShark's owner (all year). In our tours, experienced guides pick you up at hotels in the Hella-Hvolsvollur region and take you touring.
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Landmannalaugar is one of a kind and no surprise it is one of the most popular natural attraction in Iceland. The geological formations with their stunning colors and geothermal heat are super motives for the eye or camera.

Your guide has a Ph.D. in botany and has a deep understanding of the environmental issues dealt with in Iceland. During the drive, the elevation increases and you can definitely sense a change. The vegetation changes, sometimes the weather changes and so does the scenery of course. We drive very close to the majestic Hekla volcano which has erupted five times since 1947 and is due to erupt again any day. We then follow the narrow roads into the mountains, cross a few rivers and are soon in Landmannalaugar. And on the way we can - of course - stop as often as you like for photos. Landmannalaugar from Hella - two perfect locations!
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Dennis L wrote a review Aug 2019
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We just ended a week in Iceland by spending our final day with Magnus in the Highlands exploring and fishing for trout. My wife is not as excited about fishing as I am so I booked this trip because the reviews made it sound like it was not all about fishing, but also a chance to see some unique landscapes and learn about this amazing island. We could not have been happier with our choice. Magnus is extremely knowledgeable, personable, and a really fun guide. We both caught fish, learned a lot about geology and erosion, and just had a great time overall. Also if you want to know about elves, sea cows, and zucchini--Magnus is your guy!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Tim C wrote a review Jul 2019
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We had a great day with Magnus. Super fun cruising around in in the Land Rover and saw some outrageous landscapes. We took a few hour hike to break up the day. Learned a ton about the geology and ecology of the area. Magnus obviously very much enjoys what he does and it shows.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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John H wrote a review Nov 2018
New York, New York, United States4 contributions1 helpful vote
We went on a superjeep tour with Magnús to Þórsmörk. It was the best decision as Magnús is a PhD and clearly loves what he does. The day was a bit cloudy and rainy until we got to the main area, which was peaceful and calm. We went on a hike while Magnús explained about the various vegetation and wildlife that we saw. All in all one of the better days we spent in Iceland, and take full advantage of Magnús’ knowledge if you’re lucky and he’s available.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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DCDB1 wrote a review Oct 2018
Bury, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a brilliant day out with Magnus, he was a great host; friendly, funny and very knowledgeable! We booked the Golden Circle tour but was also taken to a host of other Icelandic attractions, amongst which included a lovely lunch at a tomato farm! One of our best days in Iceland :-)
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Date of experience: October 2018
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MassFam4Fun wrote a review Aug 2018
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We, too, relied on previous reviews of Magnus's tour, and we were so happy we booked with him. He gave us the best day of our whole trip! We can assure readers that he made the day special for each member of our family, and ensured our comfort and enjoyment. The stories he told us about everything supplemented what we'd read in guidebooks in a unique and enriching way. In the course of a full day we off-roaded through water, explored waterfalls, hiked to a beautiful peak, and got up close with the incredible nature that Iceland offers. Our experience gave us opportunities to see and do things we would not have been able to otherwise. We will never forget this magical day. Thank you, Magnus!
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Date of experience: August 2018
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