South Iceland

Visit South Iceland Ltd., also known as South Iceland Marketing Office is responsible for tourism, marketing and promoting events in South Iceland. The goal is to strengthen the image of South Iceland and promote it as the ideal tourist destination for visitors to Iceland.

We are in a pleasant co-operation with the main Tourist Information Centre for South Iceland which is located in Hveragerði and provides service for visitors to the region.

 

 

 

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Lava Center Iceland

Lava is dedicated to Iceland‘s riveting volcanic activity and its frequent earthquakes.
The centre will feature an interactive educational exhibition revealing the science and aesthetics of Iceland‘s spectacular geological features. In the learning center our experts will excite and educate its guests with earth-shattering tales of „Iceland on the Move.“

The interactive exhibition will display a collection of artifacts, films and graphics from various volcanic eruptions that have occurred in the past century.

Lava will be the hub for day trips and tours in South Iceland and a Tourist Information Center for the region. Lava will include a souvenir shop, restaurant and a cozy coffeehouse. Lava will also be the main gate to Iceland‘s new Katla Geopark.

Office:
Austurvegur 14
Hvolsvelli

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Black Beach Tours Iceland

Black Beach Tours are run by local Icelandic people. We know South Iceland and Þorlákshöfn like the back of our hands and have been having adventures there for years. We love being outdoors and enjoying the Icelandic nature and would love to guide you through our country, both via land and sea. Check out the tours that we offer and enjoy being guided by local people who love their country.

Office:
Hafnarskeið 17
815 Þorlákshöfn

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Reykjavík Excursions

We operate one of the largest coach fleets in Iceland with vehicles of all shapes and sizes.

Reykjavik Excursions-Kynnisferðir was founded in 1968 and has over the last four decades grown into the one of the largest tour operators in Iceland, offering a range of excellent tours and services for individuals and groups. Our staff is comprised of energetic, outgoing, well-educated and experienced professionals, who are as easygoing and flexible as they are dependable.
We operate one of the largest coach fleets in Iceland with vehicles of all shapes and sizes, which can take you, our valued clients, to all the most beautiful spots in our country, however remote. All our coaches are equipped with free Wi-Fi. Reykjavik Excursions is a fully licensed tour operator and travel agent.
Moreover we are extremely proud to be the first Icelandic tour operator to be granted the ISO 14001 certification for environmental management from the British Standard Institute (BSI). The company has certifications from Vakinn, both for their quality system as well as for their environmental system. Vakinn is Iceland tourism’s official quality and environmental system and its aim is to strengthen both quality and safety in tourism by means of guidance and support, as well as developing a sense of social responsibility. The company is as well on its way in implementing OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety System. We are also Iceland’s only company with a membership in the Global Passenger Network, an international association founded to promote the highest standards in coach operations worldwide.

Reykjavik Excursions has operated the main bus service between Iceland’s capital Reykjavík and Keflavík International Airport – Flybus – since 1979. With regular scheduled bus services coordinated with each departing and arriving flight, we are committed to providing the best possible connections for visitors to our beautiful country.

Our day tours allow you to experience many of the most stunning and exotic places in Iceland. Should you have special wishes, our dedicated team of planning experts are there to listen to your needs and tailor-make tours to fit your requirements. Should you want added flexibility and freedom, our Iceland On Your Own program might be just the thing for you – or, alternatively, you may want to hire one of our coaches or mini-buses, with a driver, to take you where you want to go. Back in Reykjavík, our Hop On – Hop Off double-decker buses are very popular and allow you to take in the city’s main sights easily and comfortably. Our most recent addition is Enterprise Rent-A-Car, offerning the latest car models in all categories from extra small to luxury cars.

We look forward to serving you at one of our two sales offices – at the BSÍ Bus Terminal in Reykjavík or at Keflavík International Airport.

Office:
BSÍ Main Bus Station
101 Reykjavík

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Local Guide Vatnajökull Glacier

Local guide is a small family run glacier guiding company that has been operating in South East Iceland since 1991. The company was founded by my grandfather Sigðurður Bjarnason but since 2015 myself and my partner Helen Maria have taken over a part of the company.

We are proud to maintain the excellent reputation of Local Guide and we pride ourselves on hiring local guides with an excellent knowledge of the area and the island as a whole and offering small group tours to enhance your experience.

Whilst the company was established in 1991, we are three generations of glacier guides and up to five generations of explorers in the area, one of the first men to climb the highest summit in Iceland Hvannadalshnúkur, on the 17th of August 1891 was my great grandfather Páll Jónsson.

In the summer months we offer hiking on the glacier with half day hikes, family tours and full day advanced tours for those with experience who want an adventure on the ice. During the winter months from October to March we offer ice caving tours.

Me and my father were the first people to offer regular ice cave tours in Iceland and we are continuing to offer this service, we strive to find the best available caves to offer the best experience possible for our guests.

As a small company we love the flexibility this gives us to be able offer private tours and to work on exciting projects for photography, film and print, we are always open to new possibilities so would welcome your inquiry.

We hope that you will enjoy your tour with local guide and we look forward to meeting you.
Aron Franklín

Office:
Fagurhólsmýri
785 Öræfasveit

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South East Of Iceland

South East ehf is a small family business located in the town of Höfn on the southeast coast of Iceland.

Our names are Anna María and Siggi, we run this business and our aim is to make your visit to our beautiful area as magnificent as we can. We have lived here almost all our lives and know the area and all of its hidden gems.

We have one 4×4 Nissan Patrol on 38″ tires and one Ford Excursion extended on 45″ tires. The Patrol takes 6 passengers and the Ford takes 10 passengers. We specialize in smaller groups and private tours but if we have a request for larger groups we do our best to supply the survice our customers seek. We are so lucky to have friends with super jeeps to help us if needed.

Siggi is the driver and guide, he has worked for many years in our local rescue unit. He worked as a fisherman for about 23 years but for the last 7 years he has been a harbor pilot and the director of the port of Hornafjörður.

If you have any questions or want to book a tour please send us an email or you can contact us on Facebook, our email adress and Facebook link are at the top of our home page.

 

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Glacier Guides Iceland

We offer trips into the Ice fall
Numerous outlet glaciers descend from the main glacier plateau of Vatnajökull, all unique in shape, form and accessibility. We offer amazing glacier hikes on the most beautiful one of the bunch, the Falljökull. The ice slowly crawls down from the Öræfajökull caldera (just under 1900m) and falls to about 300 m elevation giving our glacier the well suited name Falljökull which translates to „Falling Glacier“. Our Glacier Explorer, Glacier Grand Slam and Glacier Extreme trips give you a chance to stand or ice-climb inside the magnificent Icefall created by the moving ice.

We cater for a range of fitness abilities
Because of Falljökull´s gradient the front of the glacier is low angle and offers a great variety of glacial features as soon as you take your first steps on crampons. These include the infamous glacier mouse, crevasses, moulins and often smaller ice caves. On our longer hikes you get a chance to put your new crampon skills to the test as we move into the icefall for an exploration or an Ice-climb.

Our guides and staff
This one you will just have to experience yourself but we think they are the most humble, happy, eager to please and honest people we know. Most of them have been with us from the start and their knowledge of the area is uncanny at times which is a bonus for our guests. Please do not take our word for it- check out tripadvisor.com and see what others had to say.

Experience the retreat of the glacier first-hand
Making your way to the glacier from the parking lot, you will witness how much the glacier has retreated and see the evidence it has left in it´s path. The walk into the glacier takes on average 20 minutes and is a great part of the over all experience.

Amazing Views
On the walk in, weather permitting, you can see Iceland’s highest peak Hvannadalshjnúkur, along with Falljökull´s brother, Virkisjökull, falling from the high caldera. As we move up and look back you will see evidence of the glacial retreat along with the distant black sands, cut by glacier rivers, blending into the North Atlantic ocean providing a magnificent backdrop.

Glacier water
With clear glacial melt-water running on the glaciers surface in multiple streams you can take a sip and fill up your bottles with the best water Iceland has to offer before it makes it´s way to the murky glacier river and eventually to the ocean.

Sheep
Each spring the farmers let the sheep roam freely to make their way into the highlands, on our hikes it is an amazing sight to see them carefully make their way above vertical walls dropping into the valley in search of the perfect patch of grass.

Office:
Skaftafell National Park
Iceland

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DIVE

The Sport Diving School of Iceland was founded in 1997 by Tómas J. Knútsson, whose work set the standard for recreationaldiving in Iceland.

It is thanks to Tómas’s efforts in promoting scuba diving in Iceland that Silfra became such a beloved dive site among the international diving community. Today, Tómas focuses on a subdivision of PADI Project Aware called the Blue Army, which he founded and manages.

In the summer of 2006 Tobias Klose took over management of DIVE.IS. Tobias has travelled all over Iceland in search of new dive sites and developed new dive tours covering the greatest (so far known) dive spots in the country.

In 2012 DIVE.IS was upgraded to a 5 STAR PADI Dive Center and in 2013 DIVE.IS became a 5 STAR PADI Instructor Development Centre.

In 2017 DIVE.IS was recognized as a “Model Company of the Year” by VR, the union of employees and employers engaged in commerce in Iceland. DIVE.IS received this award for its excellence in categories including management, equality, work atmosphere, and employee happiness.

Office:
Hólmaslóð 2
101 Reykjavík

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