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Great time with a great guide!

We went on a superjeep tour with Magnús to Þórsmörk. It was the best decision as Magnús is a PhD... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2018
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New York, New York, United States
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Golden Circle Tour

We had a brilliant day out with Magnus, he was a great host; friendly, funny and very... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2018
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Bury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

We went out with Magnus for an afternoon in May. He was fantastic from our first contact over e-mail- very one on one service, quick response time, flexibility in planning. On the day of our tour to the Black Beach he even offered up a free cancellation as the weather was horrendous- it was so windy and rainy we physically couldn’t even get out of the car in some places. We declined the generous offer as we had to do something to keep busy and are so glad we did. Magnus took us all around Hella, where he grew up, and we learned far more than we ever could by reading a travel book. He told stories ranging from local gossip and history, geology, climate, agriculture, wildlife- you name it. We even made it to the beach which was wild. It will now be a great memory instead of a washed out day. Thank you Magnus!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

Magnus is a botanist and ecologist with a vast knowledge of Iceland and it's history. Combine that with the places he took us to and you couldn't ask for a better tour. We learned so much from him to better understand what we were visiting, why the landscape is the way it is. We'd recommend his tour to everyone. 10/10.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

My family had a fantastic day with Magnús who is a wonderful host. He showed us around many sites between Hella / Þykkvibær and Vík, including waterfalls, farm land, the beaches, and the glaciers in this region of Iceland. Magnús has a wealth of information about the land, the people, the history, the environment and preservation efforts, well beyond what you would expect during a tour. Great fun but also a great learning experience.
Highly recommended any time of year, and especially in Winter where travelling off the main routes is best done with a guide who is familiar with the country.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank REMarion
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Reviewed December 7, 2017

We had a great day tour with Magnus who packed in so much from magnificent waterfalls to black beaches .He is very knowledgeable about Iceland's History and culture which he talks about in an interesting way .Great fun and a very cool jeep!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank martinburgess
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Reviewed November 15, 2017 via mobile

We can't recommend Magnus and Mudshark highly enough.

We contacted Magnus a few weeks before our trip to Iceland and booked a Northern Lights tour. Before we arrived Magnus kept his eye on the weather forecast and recommended changing the date to give us the best chance of seeing the lights. He also emailed us the day before we flew to say that the first winter storm was due to hit on the day we flew and that if we got to Iceland should stay at an airport hotel and cancel our hotel in Hella for the first night. As it happened our flight was cancelled due to the weather in Iceland and we were the only people on the flight who weren't surprised.

Our tour went ahead on our last night in Iceland - Magnus picked us up at the Ranga Hotel and took us into the wilds of Iceland (on 'impassable' roads!). It turned out to be a lot more than a hunt for the Northern Lights, Magnus is a mine of information on Icelandic culture, geology, ecology, folklore, wildlife, food and just about any other subject, including advice on photography. He also has a terrific sense of humour and it was amazing how quickly 4 hours at -10 degrees went.

This was a private tour so it was just the 2 of us and Magnus, which we preferred to being part of a group with people we don't know, and we felt was great value for money.

And yes, we did have a fantastic view of the Northern Lights which was the highlight of our trip.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank cander123
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