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“A comprehensive way to experience the great outdoors of Iceland”

Nature Explorer Tours
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Owner description: Nature Explorer offers tours in Iceland in Super Jeeps or Super-Trucks, which are modified 4x4s, which enable us to safely drive on glaciers and across unbridged rivers and reach otherwise inaccessible terrains, so that you can explore more of Iceland. We are a small, family run Icelandic tour operator, with a team of expert driverguides with background in Mt. Search & Rescue, 4x4 instructors and professional guides. We have a passion for Iceland and take pride sharing it in a personalized service on a variety of day and multi day tours. On our day tours out of Reykjavik we have the smallest group size in the industry, only 5 passengers per Super Jeep, but we can also cater to larger groups, and we offer private tours. We hope we can share your Iceland adventure.
Reviewed January 22, 2013

We chose to spend a day exporing the Western area of Iceland with a private tour as a family (which was actuallly slightly less expensive than booking 4 separate tickets). The super-jeep was much enjoyed by everyone, it gave great visibility and really did allow us to get off the beaten track (though always within permitted areas as much care is taken to preserve the natural environment). The waterfall at Barnafoss was a cascading torrent of swirling water into which, folklore believes, 2 children fell and drowned a hundred years ago. The silent and ghostly remains of the US and British naval bases at Hvalfordhur was a beautiful drive, not to mention the exhilirating off road, through the deep snow, up a glacier ,couple of hours of adrenalin action. This is a well run, extremely efficient company, with a sensible regard for client safety. We had a great and memorable day an dwould strongly recommend it.

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Hawk_Nature_Expl, Owner at Nature Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2013

Thank you for your kind words and positive review - it's important to a small company like ours. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the tour and hope that you will visit Iceland again for some more adventure.
Warm regards from Iceland
Haukur Parelius ('Hawk')
Proprietor & driverguide

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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Iceland was on my list of 'things to do before you die.' And it has been my best vacation in my life. One can lay on the beach, but nothing compares to the quietness and the beauty of the land in winter that we were fortunate to undertake.

"Hawk" was professional in the organization and communication before the trip, and our guide "Lulli" was very very nice and knowledgeable and we had a GREAT experience with him and we will book with Nature Explorer again in the future, if our travel plans point us back to Iceland.

When I come back to normal life and stress, and I think about this trip, not too much bothers me (us) in normal life anymore. I only need to think about the great vast nature and the peace that surrounded us.

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Reviewed January 11, 2013

This was a perfect tour to see the wonders of Iceland's natural sites. We were in Iceland for 5 days for a conference and only had one day we could set aside for a tour. Nature Explorer picked us up at our hotel 9am and took us across all the major Iceland nature sites for a great day of exploration and fun returning around 7pm. I give this group the highest praise and recommendation for private or semi-private tour! No better way to see Iceland's many scenic wonders! -Mike C, Chicago, USA

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Reviewed November 30, 2012

We spent 5 nights in Iceland, in 3 different hotels, all organised through Nature Explorer. Ingi, our driver/guide, was waiting for us at Keflavik airport and from there we began a great holiday. It is an understatement to say that Iceland is spectacular. Yes, the Northern Lights are amazing but there is just so much more to see & enjoy...blue lagoon, glacier lagoon, waterfalls, glaciers, volcanoes, stunning coastline...the list goes on & on. And everyone you meet is so friendly. Ingi was great...excellent driver, chatty, very knowledgeable, patient while we were taking hundreds off photos, and the "off roading" was great fun. I cannot recommend Nature Explorer highly enough, the personal service where you get to see so much that is "off the beaten track" is the only way to see Iceland. When (not if) we return to this lovely country we will definitely use them again

Thank Bacon1
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

We had only 3 days to explore outside of Reykjavik and Nature Explorer was the perfect way to do it. Hauk arranged everything: airport pickup, a hotel in Reykjavik, and 3 days out in the country with a great guide (Ingki) and nice accomodations. We saw and experienced a lot including volcanoes, glaciers, geysers, and Northern Lights. This company really showed that it cared about us when, the day before our scheduled tour, they completely changed the itinerary due to a poor weather forecast in the area we were scheduled to go to. It resulted in extra work and expense for the company (but not for us), but we were rewarded with good weather and an excellent experience. This tour and this company are highly recommended. Next time we'll explore a different part of Iceland, but will definitely go with Nature Explorer!

Thank hma22
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