Breathtaking views of moonlike landscapes and stories of trolls, Vikings, and hidden people
It only takes a half an hour drive from Reykjavik to be out in the volcanoes, visiting some secret places only I, your guide, know about and enjoying breathtaking views of this moonlike landscape.
In this half-day tour, I will tell you how the next eruption in Reykjavik's volcanoes could send a lava stream though Reykjavik, cutting the city into two or more parts. The tour is both fun and informative for I have a great passion for the geology and nature of this wonderful part of Iceland. Plus I'm an actor so I know that every tour should be an adventurous experience.
It is an (included) option to start the tour at the Volcano House, watching an Emmy nominated documentary about some of Iceland's most famous eruptions. Highly recommended, especially during the darkest time.
This tour is never exactly the same from one time to another. I like to be flexible to suit the tour to the needs, wants and abilities of the group each time. The weather is also always a major factor in outdoors tours in Iceland and I try to pick the best stops according to weather.
However, what we always do is drive up to the volcanoes, explore the lava, learn a bit about the activity underneath. We always take some "road less traveled" for I love to show my guests my favorite "hidden" places up in the volcanoes.
I will tell stories of trolls, Vikings, hidden people and give you an insight into how it was to live on this island throughout the centuries. We will do some light hiking if you like to, enjoy some fantastic views and experience the remoteness of this moonlike landscape.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I suggest meeting at the Volcano House, Tryggvagata 11, 101 Reykjavik. Any location in central Reykjavik is also an option.
End location: I can drop you off anywhere in central Reykjavik.
Duration: 4 hours
The weather is always a major factor in outdoors tours in Iceland.
I drive a 2012 Land Rover Discovery 4 with nice leather seats for six passengers.
My services as your private tour guide
Transportation by vehicle
Crampons for your shoes in the case of an icy trail
Estimated Local Cash Needed
2500 ISK - Should you wish to buy snacks, drinks, or souvenirs.
Any personal purchases or souvenirs.
I usually drive a luxury Land Rover Discovery that has six comfortable passenger seats. Perfect for a family or a small group of friends. However, if your group is more than 6 people we can discuss using a minivan. Please contact me for details and a quote.
I am not qualified as a glacier guide and will there for hire such services upon a request.
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Dofri is much more than your standard guide. He's lived here all his life, went into politics to fight unsustainable policies, suffered through the 2008 crash while part of the Council, and revealed the volcanic risk to Reykjavik. So if you want to learn about current Iceland, as well as the geology and Viking past, be sure to sign up with him. He has a delightful sense of humor and tailored the tour to our interests and abilities.