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“Amazing private ice cave tour for photography”
Review of South East Ehf

South East Ehf
Ranked #6 of 13 Outdoor Activities in Hofn
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Customized tours mostly on the south east coast of Iceland, but we can go wherever our customers want. Our aim is to make our guests experience a magnificent one in our pristine nature. We have one 4x4 Nissan Patrol that seats 6 passengers and a Ford Excursion that seats 10 passengers, but we can provide transportation for bigger groups.
Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

One of the highlights for our trip since the very beginning of the planning phase was the ice cave tour, especially for photography. We contacted some other companies to book a private tour to the caves, however they all replied that all the tours were fully booked or private tours were not offered.

All the big companies we contacted always replied after two or three days, which was very frustrating, some others suggested that booking private tours was not a good decision since the only difference in the tour was the private transportation and the cave will always be crowded because of popularity of the place.

As a last shot, once in Iceland we contacted southeasticeland.is to try to book a private tour to the caves, and unlike the other companies, customer service was incredibly reaponsive via email. And being photography our interest, the company offered us a private tour at 4 am a couple of days later after the initial contact, we took and it was amazing.

When we arrived to the cave, no one was there, and the guide made us our life easier by bringing a set of lights and some cool gear like snow axes. It was really nice to be able to see the sunrise on our way to the cave, with an espectacular view to the glacier on an amazing super keep adventure.

Souteasticeland is highly recommended!

Date of experience: March 2016
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Siggi L, Owner at South East Ehf, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2016

Thank you alot Ronny, we had an adventures ride in there and managed to get good time in the cave, thanks alot and best wishes.

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Reviewed February 10, 2016

Our rental car company called Sigurdur to help us out when we were stuck into the snow in the middle of a big snowstorm on the M1 road. It was already dark and it was snowing as hell, but Sigurdur did a really good job! He guided us all the way to our guesthouse, because our car blew away by the wind several times on the small road to Höfn.

Thanks again for you great help.

Date of experience: February 2016
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Siggi L, Owner at South East Ehf, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2016

Thank you aswell and we did it together :)

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Reviewed January 10, 2016

We went with Siggi on a fantastic glacier ice cave adventure! Picked up as promised at Hali Country Hotel, they were actually early and had good communication prior to rolling out to the glacier. The nice part was even though there was a large group of people going they broke us up into smaller groups - each vehicle was one tour group. In our group it was only 6 people. The ride was comfortable in a large 4 wheel drive SUV with large wheels. We drove past Jokulsarlon the glacier lagoon and kept going about 10 minutes until we began off-roading toward the ice cave. Siggi was very friendly and answered questions while we road to our destination. Upon arriving we were given helmets and crampons (chains that go under your boots to allow walking on the ice). We began following Siggi up the glacier which was an awesome blue color. When we reached the mouth of the cave we had to wait for another group of people to come out. All of the guides who take tour groups to the ice caves seem to coordinate so that not too many people are in the cave at one time. The cave was pretty awesome, however the day/night before our tour it had rained quite a bit so we did not get to see the entire cave as they did just days before...it had become flooded and nearly impassible. It was still awesome though and I highly recommend experiencing this once in your life. While inside, Siggi took photos for us and answered any questions we had, while watching out for our safety. After spending some time in the cave we hiked back out and he took us to see a few other parts of the glacier before we made our way back to the vehicle. I highly recommend going with Siggi to see the ice caves.

Date of experience: December 2015
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Siggi L, Owner at South East Ehf, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2016

Thank you Leslie. we did it together us and Glacier adventure, but if the guests arent there, there would not be us, thank you.

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Reviewed October 9, 2015

I highly recommend "South East Ehf" if you are looking for a unique experience in Iceland. We stayed in Iceland for almost two weeks and this was by far the best tour we went on. We went on a tour to Landmannalaugar with another company and it was beautiful but so many other tourist. Siggi our guide from "South East" tailored our trip to remote places where we only came across one other group of tourist!! We saw some dramatic landscapes and had great photo ops. We went into the highlands, driving on old gravel roads and off roading in a Super Jeep, through rivers to some amazing places where mountain peaks surrounded us with a glacier in the back drop. Siggi was very knowledgeable about the area and was a fun guide. We were taken to a beautiful waterfall off the beaten path...and ended our day at a quaint little coffee shop for some yummy home baked Icelandic pastries. I would recommend making the trip to the Vatnajokull glacier region, it so beautiful. It's a special place and we got to see what most people will not experience.

Date of experience: July 2015
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Siggi L, Owner at South East Ehf, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2015

Thank you alot Hulda, we loved having you here, we feel good if the guests leave happy :)

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Reviewed October 8, 2015

My wife and I visited beautiful Iceland this summer and went on a couple tours while there. The first was nice, and the scenery was, of course, amazing. But the tour we got from Siggi far exceeded our expectations.

We wanted a tour sort of off the beaten path. We didn't want to be in a line of other cars seeing the same thing. Siggi said he had just the thing and boy did he deliver.

He picked us up from where we were staying and took us into some of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. He told us about local customs and history and the conversation was almost better than the views.

We stopped at many places to take photos and just experience the beauty and quiet of Iceland. The only other people we saw on our 5 hours tours was a group of hikers.

We do plan on going back and he will certainly be seeing Siggi again. We recommend him to anyone that doesn't want to be with the tour bus crowd. Tell him what you are looking for and I am sure he will deliver.

Date of experience: July 2015
5  Thank 80patrickh
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Siggi L, Owner at South East Ehf, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2015

I was happy to meet you Patrick, hope it will be soon again :)

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