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Hit Iceland organizes private and custom made tours in Iceland. If you are interested in stunning natural wonders and interesting places, we take you to all the best locations.  Waterfalls, canyons, basalt columns, hot springs, glaciers, icebergs, famous mountains, lava fields, colorful rhyolite volcanos, rivers, and much more.  We also organize tours that take you to famous sites and popular attractions. Like our different versions of the Golden Circle, the fascinating South Coast, Jökulsárlón and other stunning glacier lagoons, the historically rich and stunning Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and the impressive geology of the Reykjanes Peninsula. 

From our Landmannalaugar tour review

We had driven the ring road on our own and wanted one guided tour to see some of the interior. There were a lot of choices but we are so glad we chose Hit Iceland and the Landmannalauger tour. Einar was friendly, helpful and full of information about the country, ancient history to present day. While we would have loved to hike longer, the mix of Einar's driving tour and the 3-hour hike was just right for a day trip. If we come back I would choose Hit Iceland again for sure..

We also take you to unique and mindblowing places that few people visit, or even know about. In the summer months, we take you to locations in the Highland, like Landmannalaugar, Syðri Fjallabak, and Þórsmörk. Landscape gems and places that are only known to the locals and local experts far away from the crowds of mass tourism. Sites that will most likely give you a unique experience that will last for a lifetime. It all depends on your wishes and interests. 

Fjallsárlón lagoon in Iceland

Fjallsárlón lagoon in Iceland

A flexible private tour based on knowledge

It is a planned but flexible private tour where everyone in your group can enjoy the scenic landscape and all the natural wonders. It is a tour with a highly experienced local tour and photo guide, Einar Páll Svavarsson, who is also a tour expert on iceland history and geology.  Einar has written hundreds of articles about Iceland for websites and taken thousands of photos all over Iceland. A unique journey to highly interesting places, like stunning natural wonders, and a genuine connection to the history and distinctive geology of Iceland is what our customers should expect from a private tour. It is a great way to enhance your experience and get to know the ins and outs of Iceland.

A private tour to Stuðlagil Canyon

Hit Iceland takes you to interesting places and sites that few people visit 

See more and experience more in a private tour

The people at Hit Iceland are among the most experienced travelers in Iceland. And we always find something interesting whether you are traveling as a family, school group, with friends, photographers, or just as a group of people interested in exploring Iceland. We enjoy taking visitors to impressive waterfalls, stunning canyons, amazing basalt column sites, colorful rhyolite mountains, geothermal places, unique hiking paths, glacier lagoons, beautiful lakes, and all the other unique and mind-blowing places we know. It is all about your experience and what you take back as your memory.  Organizing such tours is at the core of our operation. 

Ófærufoss waterfall in the Icelandic highland

In summer we take you to outstanding places in the Highland

Experience the Iceland concept of nature, geology and history

Hit Iceland specialty is natural wonders and exciting places in Icelandic nature and places of historical and geological importance. It's all about the real and raw Icelandic nature. We connect to the sagas, the settlement, geology, eruptions, history, the people, folklore, and the development of Iceland as a country. We organize tours that give you experience and insight. Experience and knowledge come first.

Some places are a surprise

Find travel options with us that are often difficult to find

A different day tour

If you are planning a short visit, Hit Iceland can organize and set up an itinerary for a day tour that is different. A tour around the Reykjanes Peninsula, a trip to Landmannalaugar in the highland, or a visit to Borgarfjörður to learn about the literary giant, Snorri Sturluson, who wrote many masterpieces in medieval times. It could also be a tour to experience some of the stunning natural wonders near Reykjavík or a trip to some of the spectacular landforms in the highland, like Kerlingarfjöll or Hveravellir, in summer. It could be an intense search for the Northern Lights in winter or finding an ideal location for photography at the time of ultra clear skies of September and October. It is always an adventure.

The relaxing Kýlingavatn lake - a perfect place for mindfulness

The relaxing Kýlingavatn lake - a perfect place for mindfulness

Enjoy the natural wonders

If you are interested in visiting Iceland and really enjoy the most exciting places and natural wonders that few people visit, send us an inquiry with your preference. Tell Hit Iceland what you are looking for and the purpose of your tour.

Sigöldugljúfur

We take you to places few people visit

Tell us about your interest

Tell us how many you are, and we will make suggestions and organize a tour at any region in Iceland. We always include a remote location that few visit and is only revealed during the tour.
Hit Iceland organizes tours for friends, school groups, photographers, and people with historical interest, as well as tours that focus on global warming and much more.

Read the excellent reviews we got from our customers this summer in our popular Landmannalaugar summer tour.

Kerlingarfjöll in the Icelandic highland

Discover the Icelandic Highland with a professional Icelandic guide

Why a private tour and a local guide?

  • Hit Iceland local guide takes you to interesting sites outside the mainstream tourist places
  • Hit Iceland local guide organizes a tour that is exceptional and avoids common pitfalls
  • Hit Iceland local guide has a depth of knowledge about Iceland's geography and geology
  • Hit Iceland local guide gives you a background understanding of Iceland's history from settlement to modern times
  • Hit Iceland local guide tells you stories from the Sagas and our folklore
  • Hit Iceland local guide gives you important information about the volcanic activity in Iceland and the role eruptions play in our history
  • Hit Iceland local guide gives you an understanding that enhances all aspects of the tour 
  • Hit Iceland local guide gives you an experience that you would otherwise have missed
  • Hit Iceland local guide takes high-quality photos of you during the tour and sends you at the end of the tour
  • Hit Iceland local guide helps you find the best and most interesting adventure tours and activities
  • Hit Iceland local guide helps you find the most interesting museums and exhibitions 
  • Hit Iceland local guide is your driver so everyone can enjoy the spectacular scenery and landscape you are about to experience
  • Hit Iceland local guide helps you make your tour to Iceland an unforgettable once in a lifetime experience
  • Hit Iceland local guide is also an experienced driver in all conditions on the Icelandic roads, most importantly in winter

Skógafoss waterfall in winter

Even in winter, Iceland has many interesting options, let us help you enhance your photography and tour memory

Travel in a brand new modified 4x4 Toyota Lan Cruiser (2019 modelspacious and convenient for four passengers and luggage. A vehicle that is fit for all roads in Iceland, including the F roads or highland roads, during summer. Fuel included.  A highly knowledgeable and experienced driver guide that will inform you about geology, entertaining stories from the history of Iceland, the Sagas and much more as we drive between exciting places. Stop at 5 to 7 natural wonders of various kinds during the day.  Stops depend on the region of Iceland traveled and the distance between sites, and also if hiking is involved.

Landmannalaugar Brennisteinsalda volcano hiking

Discover spectacular places with Hit Iceland 

For reference and reviews, we refer to our popular and highly appreciated Landmannalaugar tour. For more information about your tour guide, we refer to information about Einar Páll Svavarsson on our website.

 

Our new Toyota Land Cruiser is a comfortable modified 4X4 car

The brand new 2019 Toyota Landcruiser for our private and custom made tours

Let Hit Iceland organize a different and unforgettable tour in Iceland.  We drive and inform while all passengers enjoy the scenic landscape, stories, and many natural wonders. Contact us at info@hiticeland.com or fill out the form

The weather is one of the most unpredictable factors people live with and need to accept in Iceland. This applies both visitors and citizens all year round, independent of seasons.  Although the Meteorological Office in Iceland issues a daily and weekly forecasts the weather often behaves differently.

If you plan a holiday in Iceland it is a good idea to study the weather

 

Reykjanes Peninsula is the place in Iceland where most visitors arrive, it is the home of the International Airport in Keflavík.  Apart from the Blue Lagoon many of the most popular attraction in Iceland are in other Regions.  Reykjanes peninsula, on the other hand, has many exciting attractions and fascinating natural wonders.  Landscape attractions accessible by car less than hours drive from Reykjavík. There are also many interesting hiking trails and moutains in Reykjanes Peninsula.

Spákonuvatn a small shallow lake

The beautiful small lake, Spákonuvatn (The Fortunetellers lake), is south of the mountain Trölladyngja; a mountain everyone who arrives via the airport in Keflavík will see when driving to Reykjavík. The small lake is surrounded by geological wonders like Sogið. Although a short distance for Reykjavík and Reykjanesbær town it is place few people visit, so you can expcet a quite and peacful time visiting Spákonuvant. There are also interesting spots to visit nearby like Lambafellsgjá fissure, Keilir mountain and Djúpavatn lake. It is part of the backland and "wilderness" at Reykjanes Peninsula.

Finding Spákonuvatn

The road to Trölladyngja and Spákonuvatn is midways between Keflavík and Reykjavík marked Keilir.  It is a perfect place for comfortable hiking in wonderful colorful surroundings, not far away from the city.  Many of these places you can visit are covered on our web page like Lambafellsgjá and Trölladyngja.

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Below is the location of Spákonuvatn on the map of Iceland

When is the best time to visit Iceland and take a tour to see the many natural wonders and the amazing landscape Iceland offers?

The summer is the best time to visit Iceland

When driving in Iceland on vacation between natural wonders like waterfalls, basalt column cliffs, hot spring geothermal pools and glacier lagoons, you will most likely notice animals in the countryside. Especially if you are driving past farms and farmlands.  You will see a lot of sheep and cows, not to mention all the birds, small birds and large birds like geese and Whooper swans. Friendly wonderful animals, and in Iceland you don't have to worry about dangerous wild animals since they are almost non-existing in Iceland.

Overall most of the animals in Iceland are a significant addition to the landscape.

 

Skógar is a tiny hamlet on the south shore of Iceland right by the Ring Road.  Although best known in Iceland for most of the 20th century for its regional primary and middle school serving the surrounding rural area, today it is mostly recognized for the stunning waterfall Skógafoss. The waterfall is one of the best-known landmarks in Iceland and one of the most visited tourist attractions in the country. Skógar also was one of the first places in Iceland offering a hotel accommodation for tourists during summer like most district schools, at that time.  It was quite common that the dormitory was used as a hotel during the summer season. Like the building at Skógar, the School buildings and dormitory were beautiful well designed and good buildings. It is still a hotel, but now an all year round as both communication and the educational system has changed in Iceland.

A one of a kind museum and another waterfall

For many reasons the small hamlet Skógar and Skógafoss waterfall has developed into a large-scale tourist attraction in Iceland.  The whole area is stunning with the waterfall, green hills and the glacier in the background. Skógar also has a long history of interest among visitors and tourists offering accommodation long before others in the rural area in Iceland.  The popular hiking trail Fimmvörðuháls, leading between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull glacier and Mýrdalsjökull glacier to Þórsmörk, starts at Skógar.  There is also another waterfall Kvernufoss in the neighborhood becoming increasingly popular. But last but not least is the Skógar cultural and heritage museum where you can see local artifacts related to the living conditions in Iceland for many centuries.  It is one of the most interesting museums in Iceland and opens all year round.

Access to Skógar is as simple as it gets in Iceland

If you are driving on the Ring Road Skógar and Skógafoss is almost impossible to miss.  The waterfall and the hamlet are quite visible from the Road Nr. 1.  It is located between the village of Hvolsvöllur and Vík at the west end of Sólheimasandur.  Anyone visiting Skógar should take the time to visit Kvernufoss waterfall and the museum.  Skógar also has excellent accommodation, a great camping site and wonderful hiking trails up the hill by Skógarfoss waterfall. 

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Below is the location of Skogar on the map of Iceland

Skógar is a tiny hamlet on the south shore of Iceland right by the Ring Road

 

The canyon Jökulsárgljúfur is one of the most spectacular and stunning natural wonders in Iceland. The canyon is usually underrated as it is in the northeastern region of Iceland, almost as far as possible from the capital Reykjavík.  But also to being a great place to visit it is furthermore the home of many other spectacular attractions, like waterfalls and places you won't see anywhere else in Iceland or on the planet for that matter.  Although the waterfall Dettifoss is the big attraction in Jökulsárgljúfur, there is another beautiful waterfall Hafragilsfoss a short distance north of Dettifoss in Jökulsárgljúfur.  Although not in a walking distance the drive is quite short.

A great place to view Jökulsárgljúfur canyon

The waterfall Hafragilsfoss is one of the spectacular waterfalls in the mighty river Jökulsá á Fjöllum. The river is one of the largest and most powerful rivers in Iceland and an inseparable part of the canyon Jökulsárgljúfur. The falls approximately 30 meters high and about 90 meters wide is surrounded by cliffs.  Proximity to the waterfall is quite steep on the west side and not so convenient on the east side either, so a telephoto lens is recommended if you want to take a closeup photo.  In addition to being a great waterfall the parking lot for Hafragilsfoss and the path to the panel, is also one of the best places to view the canyon Jökulsárgljúfur.  You can see the canyon almost all the way south to Dettifoss and also north where you have a view of part of Hólmatungur.

Access is quite easy

Like most of the Jökulsárgljúfur and the Natural wonders in the canyon, we recommend highly viewing it from the east side. Although the road is a bit more challenging and a gravel road the view to Hafragilsfoss and the parking lot on the east side is much more impressive. So if you are coming from Myvatn lake on the Ring Road Nr. 1 you must go over the bridge on the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum and take a turn left almost immediately after you pass the bridge north on Road Nr. 864 Hólsfjallavegur. The parking lot by Hafragilsfoss is about 32 kilometers drive.

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Below is the location of Hafragilsfoss waterfall on the map of Iceland

Hafragilsfoss waterfall in Jökulsárgljúfur

 

This waterfall is sometimes described as a treasure in the Icelandic landscape and the flora of natural wonders. It's nearby sibling Seljalandsfoss waterfall, only in a short walking distance away, is one of Iceland's most renowned attractions. Gljúfrabúi is, on the other hand, gaining more and more attention and most of the visitors viewing Seljalandsfoss also take the time to look at Gljúfrabúi.  Although coming from the same cliff, there are some striking differences between the two waterfalls.

A beautiful name and stunning waterfall

There is something wonderful about the Icelandic name Gljúfrabúi. It means Gorge Dweller.  It conveys the feeling of a peaceful being living in this cave-like place with water falling from the 40-meter cliff. The name is not very old and is believed to originate in a poem by Iceland's most beloved poets Jónas Hallgrímsson who was also a natural scientist.  And this is the reality of the waterfall rimmed in a narrow gorge producing its drizzle and this cold damp like a cold sauna. You need to be prepared to enter this wet world of the Gorge Dweller.  The crack is narrow and the open cave is muggy. It is not an easy entrance but once inside you might think of a cathedral for creatures from another world. Although mostly dark inside and under the waterfall there is a lot of vegetation on the rocks because of the constant moist. In addition to the inside viewing you can also climb the narrow path on the outside and up to the cliff in front of the waterfall and view it from above.  Both places require extreme caution and good hiking shoes.

Access to get there is easy

This waterfall, like Seljalandsfoss, is conveniently located a short distance from the Ring Road, Road Nr. 1, in the southern region in Iceland.  It is only one and a half kilometer from the intersection of Road Nr. 1 and Road Nr. 249 Þórsmerkurvegur, the road leading to Þórsmörk in the Icelandic Highland.

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Below is the location of Gljúfrabúi waterfall on the map of Iceland

The crack is narrow and the open cave is muggy.

To be on your own placed in a large landscape with no sound other than the waves on the beach and the songs of birds looking for food in the sand or beneath the surface of the sea is an experience of a lifetime. A sanctuary from all the noises you recognize so well from constantly living in a large city with its traffic, disturbances, threats, intimidation and unclean air.   You are surrounded by beauty and stillness at the same time overpowered by the magnitude of the landscape.

You are surrounded by beauty and stillness at the same time overpowered by the magnitude of the landscape.

 

The waterfall Faxi in the river Tungufljót in South region in Iceland is only twelve kilometers from the famous Geysir hot spring area and twenty kilometers from the famous waterfall Gullfoss. The origin of Tungufljót river is in the lake Sandvatn or Sandlake quite visible if you visit Jarlhettur and Hagavatn nearby.  Faxi has been described as a small version of Gullfoss but of course not as powerful. The waterfall is 80 meters wide and seven meters high.  It is a beautiful waterfall placed in a wonderful and peaceful landscape.  It is also possible to walk quite near the waterfall on the lower level and feel the drizzle from the water.  A photo option to capture the waterfall from the upper level is also a good idea.  Although never lacking water the waterfall has also been named Vatnsleysufoss meaning the waterfall with no water or the waterfall with shortage of water.

Faxi waterfall is part of the Golden Circle Drive

Many visitors in Iceland prefer to drive the golden circle road trip. It is a simple all year round day trip from Reykjavík with many interesting stops and impressive historical spots and natural wonders.  The interesting thing about adding Faxi waterfall to that trip is the possibility to be in proximity to the flowing stream of water.  The waterfall is also wide and high enough to be quite impressive.  For people that have rarely seen a waterfall, it is a joy both sight and sound.

Access to Faxi waterfall Faxafoss is easy all year round

If you are driving from Reykjavík the capital you take the road Vesturlandsvegur Road Nr. 1 through the town Mosfellsbær.  On the edge of Mosfellsbær you take the Road Nr. 361 Þingvallavegur.  When you are passed the lake Þingvallavatn you take a turn west on Road Nr. 365 Lyngdalsheiðavegur. When you come to the small village Laugarvatn you continue on Road Nr. 37 Laugarvatnsvegur until you turn on Road Nr. 35 that will take you to the Faxi waterfall.

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Below is the location of Faxi waterfall on the map of Iceland

Faxi waterfall is part of the Golden Circle Drive

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