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Fabulous day with a great guide

We had a wonderful day. Teitur came to our hotel in the morning and advised us the weather would be... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2018
Judy H
London, United Kingdom
Tour around Iceland for 6 days

At first we were recommended to call Teitur who said he was unavailable to help us. He had Aron his... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2018
hardy k
via mobile
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Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

We booked with Artic Adventures to do the south shore tour and had Aron from Iceland Unplugged as our Tour Guide. The conditions were tough as there had been some heavy storms, but Aron’s expertise was fantastic and he always knew the best route and made sure we got there safely and still enjoyed the whole day even though visibility was bad.

He had a great sense of humour and was very friendly and informative, taking the time to explain about Iceland’s history and how global warming was affecting the environment.

We’d thoroughly recommend this tour, no matter the weather!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Bethan S
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Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing tour in the Golden Circle despite the terrible snow storm due to the expertise of our tour guide Teitur. He planned ahead and we got to the road a little before it was closed, so we had the touristic spots for ourselves.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Lara S
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Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

Amazing trip. We were always ahead of bad weather and going to the places when all other companies were giving up. At the same time everything safe. Great, and I give my best recommendations. Teitur is a great guide.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Roam698379
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Reviewed December 5, 2017 via mobile

We booked a South Iceland tour thru Arctic Adventures and they hired Aron of Iceland Unplugged to be our guide for 3 days. Our weather turned nasty, gale force winds for much of our time. Many tours were cancelled or cut short due to the storm, road closures etc. Aron, a native of Iceland, was able to rework our timing and route so we were able to see almost everything planned, avoid road closures and even stop a few places not on the original list. He was able to safely continue our trip in some dicey conditions because of his lifelong experience living and working year round in Iceland. One of the other drivers on the same tour route with Arctic Adventures was not capable of doing the same thing so his group got a very different and shortened experience.

Aron also shared history, folklore and Icelandic music as we traveled about. He stopped at some of his favorite local spots for meals - best pizza in a long time and one of the few reasonably priced meals we had!

I strongly recommend booking directly with Iceland Unplugged. Others may be less expensive but you are guaranteed a fabulous memorable experience!

Date of experience: November 2017
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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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