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Reykjavik: Tailor-Made 10-Person Exploration Tour

1. Reykjavik: Tailor-Made 10-Person Exploration Tour

Travel the country at your own pace on this luxurious private Jeep tour. Tailor the itinerary to your needs and desires and go wherever you want, when you want. This tour is perfect for any free-spirited adventurers that wish to travel in style and comfort. This tour will not only provide you with a large 4x4 Super Jeep, specially built to handle the rough Icelandic terrain, but also a personal guide that will spend a full day taking you across this marvelous country.  You can go snorkeling in the morning, see the glaciers at midday, and reach the Blue Lagoon by the late afternoon. You will also have the chance to explore a lava tube cave, walk behind a waterfall, and see the magnificent Highlands, all the while keeping your base in Reykjavík. With this tour, whatever is possible to do within 12 hours will become a reality. The spacious Super Jeep will pick you up in the morning, at which point the day is yours. Your luxurious vehicle’s capabilities when it comes to alternative terrains means you have the option to see more sights than on the standard bus. There are also no other guests to delay or rush you, outside of those that you choose to bring along.  If you are not sure where you want to go, your expert guide can help you make up an itinerary to the most popular places or take you away from the crowds to unique locations that most visitors will never get to see. Just tell them your wishes, and they will plan accordingly. You'll be surprised just how much of this island you can see in a day.

From Reykjavík: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Private Tour

2. From Reykjavík: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Private Tour

Discover the natural beauty of Glacier lagoon in Jokulsarlon in Vatnajökull national park. Experience the raw power of nature that is evident in these stunning landscapes. Admire the Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls and perhaps a lesser-known waterfall as well. Get up close to a few glaciers, and see others towering over the coastline. Arrive at glacier lagoon in Jökulsárlón and take a boat to one of the lagoons along the base of the glacier. Stop at Diamond beach where icebergs bounce like giant diamonds on the waves at the black sand beach.

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and South Coast Private Tour

3. Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and South Coast Private Tour

Benefit from a morning pick-up at your hotel or the port in Reykjavik, and then journey towards Europe's largest glacial lake at the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Pass traditional Icelandic villages nestled within the Skaftafell National Park. Experience a pace of life far removed from the hustle and bustle of downtown Reykjavik. Visit the top attractions of the dramatic wilderness, such as the waterfall of Seljalandsfoss and the Þorvaldseyri Volcano Museum, where you can learn more about Iceland’s rich geology and powerful geothermal activity. From Jökulsárlón, get panoramic views of the Vatnajokull glacier (Europe's largest glacier), and watch the sunlight bouncing off the mighty icebergs floating in the lake. Climb aboard a sightseeing boat for a 30 to 40-minute cruise across the calm and icy waters. Your guide will shed some light on the geology of the lagoon as you keep an eye out for inquisitive seals. Then, admire the black sand beach at Reynisfjara, and see the dramatic Skógafoss waterfall on your way back to Reykjavik for the end of the tour services.

Hvannadalshnjúkur: Hike the Highest Summit in Iceland

4. Hvannadalshnjúkur: Hike the Highest Summit in Iceland

Take an exciting expedition up to the highest summit in Iceland on the biggest glacier in Europe, called Hvannadalshnjúkur. Hike 10 to 14 hours up to the peak for a lightly challenging but rewarding experience surrounded by the glacial beauty of Iceland.   Meet up with your mountain guides the day before the hike for a pre-departure briefing. Your guides will go over with you what the day will be like, how the gear works, and talk to you about your experience. You can also set a flexible departure time based on everyone’s experience, with the goal of being at the summit by 1:00 PM.   Start your trip early in the morning the next day at Skaftafell information center. Start to head up the mountain, covering gravel, rocks and snow. At various locations, you’ll stop for snacks, lunch, and water. At the reef, you’ll put on harnesses and rope up for the hills ahead. On a clear day, the views can be beautiful, so be sure to bring your camera.   After lunch, you’ll reach the plateau to the summit itself, before which you’ll put on crampons and make the final push to the summit. From the top, get views of Hrútfellstindar, Þumall, and part of the Vatnajökull ice cap.   Once you’ve taken everything in, you’ll hike back down, which will not take as long as the ascent.

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What people are saying about Vatnajökull National Park

We had a fantastic time with Valþór, he went over and beyond what we hoped of the trip taking us to places well off the beaten track. The jeep we were in was incredible, so much so we couldn’t help but feel a little smug after seeing the mini buses with hoards of people in. Booking a private tour was the best decision we made and his knowledge of Iceland was excellent. We had an amazing time and would strongly recommend spending the extra and having a private tour with Valpor. Thank you again!

Beautiful but long

The tour was scheduled for 12 hours, took 15. As per an email we thought we were going on a boat ride at the glacier Lagoon but then we found out it was not included. We were very disappointed. We felt the email was misleading. Our driver was very informative, but on our way home he was in a hurry and we asked him twice to slow down. Overall a long but enjoyable day.

Fantastic trip, nothing was to much trouble for the guide, an amazing experience :) Only issue was the Black Death, blew me tits off!

Perfect trip for sightseeing. We, family of 7, had an Amazing day.