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“A magical country through the eyes of an extraordinary guide!”
Review of Iceland Unplugged

Iceland Unplugged
Ranked #128 of 289 Outdoor Activities in Reykjavik
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Premium guided tours, with us you’ll take the road less travelled, discover hidden sweet spots, avoid crowds and get closer to nature while also checking out the more popular must see natural wonders of Iceland. The often unpredictable weather can play a large role when traveling in Iceland, so flexibility and experience can be the key to a great trip. Exquisite gourmet meals, local delicacies & drinks included. Big fun on private tours, and in small groups. Our mission is to maximize the value of your time in Iceland.
Reviewed November 6, 2017

In the summer, 2016, my husband, a friend and I spent 8 incredible days touring around Iceland with Teitur, who had been recommended by a friend. To call it a memorable trip is a total understatement.

We had done a fair amount of research into places we hoped to see and, before we left LA, exchanged emails with Teitur telling him our preferences—the types of landscapes we hoped to visit and that we mainly wanted to hike. And then we left it all up to Teitur. He picked the itinerary (which he kept a little flexible to take advantage of good weather and avoid rain and crowds) and he made all the plans.

We tooled around in Teitur’s SUV, listening to amazing Icelandic music, as Teitur drove us from one breathtakingly beautiful location to another. We hiked through the incredible colors of Landmannalaugar and along black sand beaches that reflected the image of the adjacent mountains. We hiked up to, behind and through magnificent waterfalls and saw virtually no one, even though it was the height of the tourist season. We spent nearly 3 hours hiking on a glacier (using the equipment Teitur had brought for us) and managed to stay far away from the tour groups that came and went while we were able to continue exploring as long as we wished. We took a zodiac tour in a spectacular (and less-traveled) glacial lagoon. We spent two nights at the Volcano Huts in Thorsmork, where we took jaw-droppingly beautiful hikes, one of which we began around 10PM and ended after midnight, always in the light. On another hike, we took off our boots to cross freezing rivers and were rewarded by extraordinary vistas from the top of the mountain and rest stops in a field of lava rock covered by moss as thick as a mattress. Once, as we passed a mountain with what looked like dozens of waterfalls,Teitur said he had always wanted to hike there so we did, following a sheep trail up the mountain with no one else around.

The trip wasn’t all nature. We explored a viking house, sheep houses and farm houses from the early 1900's, and swam in a thermal pool. We had some amazing dinners in quaint restaurants and in a fancy hotel. We stayed in a B&B, an apartment, and hotels. We really experienced the flavor of Iceland when we stopped at a diner to watch the Iceland/England World Cup match.

I could go on and on. Teitur is passionate and knowledgeable about Iceland—its history, culture, politics, mythology, geology—and his passion is contagious. This was the best way I can imagine to experience the poetry and unparalleled beauty of that incredible country.

It goes without saying that I recommend Teitur most highly.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed October 14, 2017

Travelling with Teitur was unique .We chose to spend a week in the North East of Iceland, a remote, enchanting ,epic world revealed to us by an equally epci and enchanting guide. From the pools at the local village pools, to visiting with his Aunty, Teitur made the trip personal , amusing, and adventuresome . Highly recommended

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Ian P
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Reviewed October 8, 2017

My girlfriend and I spent our first day in Iceland touring with Teitur and Iceland Unplugged. While we traveled another 9 days throughout the country, the highlight was our day with Teitur. We were astounded by the amount of ground we covered in one day. We visited the highlands and some of the harder to reach waterfalls on the south coast. We chased sheep, fed Icelandic horses and picked berries. All in, the day was between 12-14 hours. By the end, Teitur felt like family. We were so sad to part ways and wished we had spent more time with him. A few days later, Teitur texted us to let us know the Northern Lights were visible. Although we were on the opposite side of the country, we witnessed them for the first time. It's that type of thoughtfulness and care you can expect with Teitur. Whenever we come back, we're going to go out with Teitur again. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank WC50
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Reviewed October 6, 2017

On my third trip to Iceland, we were privileged to have Aron asa our guide. A new take on the Golden Circle, highlights of Reykjavik, the Northern Lights, three days on the South Coast seeing some very hidden places (well away from the tourist buses) and even horse riding. A great guide, a terrific guy and a brilliant itinerary. What more could we ask for? Oh, and did I mention the glacier hike that finished in glacier cooled champagne!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Peter H
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Reviewed September 26, 2017

Four of us travelled to Iceland

Teitur was our guide in Iceland. We spent only four days there. However, Teitur's ability to impart his passion, knowledge and history of Iceland made it truly an unforgettable experience. Avoiding all those large bus tours, Teitur took us to beautiful places, breath taking scenery, glaciers, waterfalls and more. Flexibility allowed us to avoid bad weather by changing itinerary. I can't believe we saw so much in 4 short days and this was thanks to Teitur. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Margaret K
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