Category Archives: Iceland Tours

Iceland Glaciers & Jokulsarlon Glacier lagoon | Icelandtotal.com

Glaciers cover ca. 11% of Iceland. The largest glaciers are located in the southern part of the country and in the central highlands, with Vatnajokull being the largest one and actually Europe’s largest glacier. Jokulsárlon lagoon, located at the south end of Vatnajokull glacier, is the largest and best known glacial lake in Iceland. Tours to glaciers and the Jokulsarlon lagoon are one of the most popular activities among Iceland travelers. To book a Glacier tour in Iceland, please visit Icelandtotal.com.
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Jokulsarlon – Glacier Lagoon

Iceland – Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon is one of natures wonders where huge icebergs float around on their epic journey to the ocean. It had been raining a lot so the ice was very blue because the rainwater fills up the cracks in the ice and make the blue color more visible than ever. In the passed few years the lagoon has become the deepest lake in Iceland at 284 meters but the former deepest and now second deepest lake in Iceland is Askja which is approximately 217 meters deep. The lagoon is getting deeper every day since Breidamerkurjokull glacier which is part of Vatnajokull glacier is continuously melting faster and faster. The lakes surface was measured more than 22 sq. km. in 2009.

“Golden Circle Tour – My Iceland adventure” Tiresidedown’s photos around Reykjavík, Iceland

A TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow of a travel blog to Reykjavík, Iceland by TravelPod blogger Tiresidedown titled “Golden Circle Tour – My Iceland adventure”. TravelPod is a company of TripAdvisor™. Tiresidedown’s travel blog entry: “A few months ago, I took a trip to Iceland with my business partner. Though he used to live there and has traveled to Reykjavik many times, the trip was my first. Indeed, it was my first international flight at all. Getting to Reykjavik from San Diego was a rather long trip in two parts. I generally have patience for flying and the second leg of the trip there was on IcelandAir with handy tv screens for in-flight movies. So, about thirty minutes of iPod audio book, all the magazines in sight, two trips through Skymall, about an hour of fitful half-sleep, a few meals and a few movies, and bam! it’s like you just show up. After we arrived, the time change was an adjustment. It helps if you’re an early sleeper like my friend Dave – I however am more of a night owl and the transition took a few days. The days are still useful days though, and the jet lag is just a by-product of going a significant way around the world. To keep this entry from being my full trip; I’ll skip to the chase! We were downtown and saw the Iceland Travel Market; these guys were great and helped me figure out the best trip for the time, money and interests we had. We packed in three things and did the famous Golden Circle tour. Link to Golden Circle Tour here. Though there
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Majestic lakes of Iceland

Majestic lakes of Iceland

Article by Bjorn Olav Jonsson

Iceland has got the advantage or we can the windfall of numerous natural and man-made lakes. All lakes here are absolutely clean and glaciers fed. This is the reason why lakes of Iceland have become one of the most important tourist destinations here. Following is the report of two biggest lakes of Iceland.

LAKE THINGVALLAVATN

This is the largest natural lake of Iceland with an area of mammoth 83.7 square kilometers. Its depth is different at different places. At the deepest point it can be as deep  as 114 meters and at some places it is only 13 meters deep. The greatest length of this lake is 14.5 kilometers and width is 9.5 kilometers. Only river generating from this lake is the sogid river. It is a nineteen kilometer long river famous for its rich salmon content. Olfusa is a tributary which connects this lake to Iceland’s biggest glacier. The average flow going to river sog from this lake is about 108 m3/second. The amazing thing about this lake is the catchment area of this lake is 90 % underground and the temperature of the water is somewhere around three to four degrees Celsius entire year. Fishermen coming here for angling on boats are advised to check for the forecast of the weather before coming as the weather of Iceland changes very fast. It is said that on a windy day, it is impossible to stay in this lake as the water becomes so fierce and stern. This lake is about fifty kilometers far from the capital city of Reykjavik and is open for fishing for public for more than four months i.e. from may 1st to September 15th.

LAKE THORISVATN

This was the second largest natural lake of Iceland until it was refurbished into one of the two biggest basins for the power stations on the river Tungnaa and Thjorsa. Its natural cover area was 70 square kilometers but sometimes it can extend up to 86 square kilometers. The water level of this very beautiful lake is 561 and 578 meters above the sea level. Because of the extension of the water area, the vegetation around this lake has disappeared making the surroundings look very barren and infertile. The water of this lake is crystal clear because the water formed from melting of glaciers is directed to this lake. Its first discharge was named Thorisos but it was dammed and a new discharge channel was made all the way down to the first of the two power stations working here at Sigalda. The place where this discharge channel ends, a new man-made lake was formed and it’s very famous throughout Iceland for its big brown trouts. However, the count of fishermen coming here has dropped dramatically after the changes made by natural movements of the earth.

MývatnOther than these two lakes, Lake Myvatn is also very famous as a tourist attraction and as a fishing area in Iceland. The number of fishes caught in this lake is more than any other lake in the whole country and fish can be as much as 20 pounds heavy in weight. Its distance from capital city is around 488 kilometers when covered by a whale bay tunnel.

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Bjorn Olav Jonsson is a freelance writer. For further information visit the website, www.icelandguest.com.

Private Guides and Private Tours in Iceland

Private Guides and Private Tours in Iceland

Article by Ingi Jon Sverrisson

Private Tours in Iceland

TOUR.IS arranges a range of comprehensive Iceland private tours for individuals or small groups. Our private tour guide can also arranges a pick-up at arrival at Keflavik Airport and drop-off at departure. We are prepared to make a tailor made proposals of how to spend your time in Iceland with the aim of getting the utmost out of your stay.

For a more comfortable private guided tours, we also operate vehicles, suitable for both the paved roads and for rough highland trails. We are experts at arranging unusual itineraries for your stay in Iceland. Let us plan your next private guided tour in Iceland.

Enjoy the Freedom – Book your Iceland private tours

Whether you are for an instance on a business trip or prefer to plan a part of your stay yourself, our private tour guide can also organize a day trips or part of your stay in Iceland.

TOUR.IS base is in Reykjavik but we operate in all of Iceland. We provide you an extensive collection of Iceland private tours with a professional guide so that you don’t miss anything.

Our proposed itineraries can be adjusted to your personal interests in order to get the most out of your stay in Iceland. The main attraction for most visitors is the beautiful and mostly unspoiled nature of Iceland.

While some visitors may have special interests, like Bird Watching, Hiking, Horse riding, the Viking Period, Icelandic Sagas or Geology, to name a few – and we will of course fit in your special interest when making your own special itinerary.

Our private guided tours for small groups or individuals are mostly based on the “Driver-Guide” concept, which means that our guides are also experienced professional drivers, with extensive knowledge of various subjects such as History, Geology, Fauna and Flora, Arts and contemporary Iceland.

All our private tours in Iceland are carefully selected in order to allow our clients to enjoy as much of Iceland’s unique landscape as possible. Detailed proposals and quotations for tailor made tours will be made upon request.

About the Author

Ingi Jon Sverrisson is the Manager of TOURIS. He is an seasoned tour guide with years of experience in touring Icelands highlands and lowlands. Ingi Jon Sverrisson has long experience in planning and organizing all kinds of tours and activities for individuals and groups in Iceland.

Adventurous Jeep Tours in Iceland – Glacier and Highland Adventures

Adventurous Jeep Tours in Iceland – Glacier and Highland Adventures

Article by Ingi Jon Sverrisson

Iceland is one of the most exciting places for passionate travellers. The journey in unfavourable circumstances through various extremities challenge the spirit of the traveller to push harder and harder. TOUR.IS is a premier Iceland tour operator responsible for organizing jeep tours making some of the remotest places accessible for tourists. Their jeeps give excellent service and hence it is chosen by hundreds of travellers in high and low season. The aim of the jeep tours is to help the tourists explore the true beauty of nature in Iceland and give the value of their money back in service.

Adventurous jeep tours in Iceland are full of excitement and fun. The condition of the roads is not up to the mark most of time and the jeeps ensure that minimum exhaustion comes from the journey. The specially modified jeeps can be run through the ice under favourable condition. This cannot be done with other vehicles and makes the journey full of fun. A Super Jeep tour is the experience of a lifetime because the travellers can stop at chosen places, come closer to the nature and indulge in activities like sleigh riding, whale watching etc.

The jeep tours provide extensive tour of Iceland. The path of journey is full of spectacular sight and scenery. Among the natural phenomena volcanic craters, hot springs, majestic waterfalls, glaciers are the most amazing things to watch. One jeep tour towards Thingvellir and another towards Thorsmork, cover most of the important areas. Iceland vacations are never complete without Super Jeep tours.

The adventurous jeep tours to the highlands and sights near volcano Hekla are full of material for nature lovers as well as those interested in geological science. A journey to Landmannalaugar, the most beautiful oasis in Iceland with mount Hekla and explosion crater Ljotipollur nearby is bound to turn your head with the wonders of nature. Tours in Iceland seem endlessly enthralling when riding the Super Jeeps of TOUR.IS.

TOUR.IS has emerged as the premier tour operator in Iceland. Their exhaustive tour plans are planned to give the tourists true satisfaction and the experience of a lifetime. The jeeps provided for journey into the terrains are well maintained as well as specially moderated to run efficiently on the unfavourable roads and give the travellers minimum exhaustion from journey. Tours in Iceland reaches new heights due to the full coverage on these trusted vehicles.

About the Author

Ingi Jon Sverrisson is the Manager of TOURIS. He is an seasoned tour guide with years of experience in touring Icelands highlands and lowlands. Ingi Jón Sverrisson has long experience in planning and organizing all kinds of tours and activities for individuals and groups in Iceland.

Enjoy Your Iceland Private Tours and Luxury Tours

Enjoy Your Iceland Private Tours and Luxury Tours

Article by Ingi Jon Sverrisson

The private tours in Iceland are there to take you to a journey of glory. These tours are specially arranged keeping in mind the comforts and requirements of the tourists, right from the time of their arrival till the departure. These are action packed packages including all facets that the perfect Iceland vacations should have. “Tour.is” is a real expert in this field.

“Tour.is” have it’s base in Reykjavik, but they are equally functional in all other parts of Iceland. You may be in your business trip or planning to steal some private times with your family, the private tour is the best option for you.

Iceland is the place of uninterrupted natural beauty. The most indispensable gain out of these tours is getting to know nature from a closer distance. Majority of the nature enthusiasts try these packages while spending their holidays in Iceland. If you are interested in activities like, Hiking, Sleigh Riding, Snowmobiling or Horse Riding, then also you will get the hottest offers from these private tours.

“Tour.is” has planned a wide variety of comprehensive and luxurious private tours to Iceland. Each of these packages start from a pick-up from the Keflavik airport and continues up to the departure of the tourists. In between these two “Tour.is” arranges some exciting time for the people coming to Iceland. Availing any of these packages will provide you some of the most pleasant moments of your life.

These tours involve only the tourist and a professionally trained driver, who is also a qualified guide. This helps in keeping the group short and well-balanced. The guides also have profound knowledge of the environment, culture and inhabitants of Iceland. Car rental in Iceland was always a better option for travelling around the different enthralling locations, the private tours are only adding up new elements to this concept. You are getting everything in a single deal, starting from a car to a well qualified tourist guide. You can also go for self driven private tours, if you require more privacy.

Now let us come to the individual packages. You will get to pick from the luxury packages like, a 4 days’ private tour to South Iceland with or without a guide, or an 8 days’ tour to the Northern part of Iceland along with a driver guide. The immaculate blends of these offers makes “Tour.is” the finest Iceland tour operator in this industry.

About the Author

Ingi Jon Sverrisson is the Manager of TOURIS. He is an seasoned tour guide with years of experience in touring Icelands highlands and lowlands. Ingi Jon Sverrisson has long experience in planning and organizing all kinds of tours and activities for individuals and groups in Iceland.