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Gunnar’s agency Your Local Agency for Road Trips and Adventure Travel

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Our agency is a father/son creation that has over 30 years experience organising authentic, tailor-made tours in the 'Land of Ice and Fire' and creating lasting memories for visitors to our beautiful country. Our dedicated local travel experts have explored every inch of Iceland, slept at each of the hotels we offer, and experienced all the activities we organise, so you are sure to get an insider...
Our agency is a father/son creation that has over 30 years experience organising authentic, tailor-made tours in the 'Land of Ice and Fire' and creating lasting memories for visitors to our beautiful country. Our dedicated local travel experts have explored every inch of Iceland, slept at each of the hotels we offer, and experienced all the activities we organise, so you are sure to get an insider's perspective when you book with us. As adventure lovers, we're always up for a challenge, so let us know what would make your perfect trip and get ready for the holiday of a lifetime.
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Joined Evaneos: 3 years ago
Agency operating for: 31 years
Based in: Reykjavik, Iceland
Languages spoken: French, English, German, Italian
Why was this local agency selected by Evaneos?
  • The agency has over 30 years of experience organising tailor-made tours around Iceland
  • The agents cater to every wish and every budget, matching and surpassing clients' expectations
  • The agents have been everywhere in Iceland, stayed at all the hotels, and experienced the activities
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Seljalansfoss in Iceland
 I never tire of hearing people's description of seeing the Northern Lights for the first time, or the glacier lagoon of Jökulsárlón. The beautiful thing about Iceland is that around every bend you find your next great postcard picture. 
Gunnar Thor Palsson
The Vestman Island
Hraunfossar in Iceland
Skaftafell in Iceland
Winter storm in Iceland
Favourites from the agency
  • The Vestman Island is home to one of the worlds largest puffin colonies, and an active volcano that last erupted in 1973.
  • At the waterfalls of Hraunfossar in Borgarfjordur, a river runs several miles underground that comes bursting out from the edge of a lava field!
  • The area around Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park. In the summer you have the purple of the lupin plant with a backdrop of glaciers.
  • I love a good winter storm, as long as everybody is safe. The nature and weather play a big part of life in Iceland.

Locally-made trips: a more sustainable way to travel

Jokarlsson in Iceland
We work with small local businesses rather than internationally-run providers
Whenever possible, we work with family-owned and small businesses to support local communities and keep more money in the Icelandic economy.

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  • Best trip ever
    Best trip ever
    23 April 2019
    Best parts:
    The entire trip was fantastic. The best was that everything was organized and well done by Nika. Every day was a pleasure. The hotels Nika chose were very nice. Tours were chosen nicely too.
    Worst parts:
    Nothing I did not like. Everything was great.
    Summary:
    My son and I wanted to see Iceland. We toured the Southwest Region and stayed in 3 different hotels. All of them were amazing. After our first night in Reykjavik we went to the Golden Circle and staye...My son and I wanted to see Iceland. We toured the Southwest Region and stayed in 3 different hotels. All of them were amazing. After our first night in Reykjavik we went to the Golden Circle and stayed in Fludir. Our excursions included a snorkel trip between the tectonic plates and a visit to the secret lagoon. The day after we explored different waterfalls, stopped at the Black Beach and stayed in a hotel close to Vik. From there we went to an ice cave, to the Diamond Beach and Glacier Lagoon. All these sights were amazingly beautiful. Another exciting excursion was our snowmobile trip on a Glacier above the volcano Katla. On the day of our departure we stopped at the Blue Lagoon for a little swim. The coordination and timing of the entire trip was well done and we could have not enjoyed it as much without Nika's help. Thank you!!See more
    Nika
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    Nika
    Hello Peter, I can't stop smiling when reading your nice feedback. I'm so happy to hear that everything went well during your trip! I hope you decide on coming back and let me prepare another great a...Hello Peter, I can't stop smiling when reading your nice feedback. I'm so happy to hear that everything went well during your trip! I hope you decide on coming back and let me prepare another great adventure for you, perhaps this time in the North of Iceland :) Warm regards, Your local travel expert NikaSee more

  • AL,UK
    AL,UK
    8 April 2019
    Best parts:
    Interesting info on Iceland from friendly guides as they drove us to sites. Being guided took the preasure off. Very beautiful sights we saw. Also food we had was really good quality
    Worst parts:
    The proliforation of tourist tat shops in Rejkyavik. Not knowing before the tour exactly what the day had in store (1 hour drive, coffee break, lunch around... with a selection of good cafe's/to be bpught from.supermarkwt, etc). On most tours the guides did not give a summary of the day ahead. Did not enjoy the super jeep - should habe been warned to expect bumpy offroad etc. A sheet of basic info especially names of waterfalls, etc. Hard to say and remember. A map?
    Summary:
    1st day in Rejkyavik. Luckily in sunshine. Plenty to see. Hotel F*** B*** looked tired, breakfast room dark and cramped but staff were lovely and helpful and the room spacious and comfy with nice vie...1st day in Rejkyavik. Luckily in sunshine. Plenty to see. Hotel F*** B*** looked tired, breakfast room dark and cramped but staff were lovely and helpful and the room spacious and comfy with nice views. 2nd day Golden Circle. A handout would habe helped with names and background. So much of interest. Coach loads of tourista always disappointing but we knew and we are tourist too! Stops too brief. 3rd day afternoon lava tour. I couldnt go (youngest ill) but older 2 said it was ok. Felt a bit toiristy gimiky? Evening food tour by foor around d Rejkyavik. Excellent. Interesting guide, food delicious. Vege in party accomodatee. 4th day. 11 hour trip toouth for ice caves. Could have built in more time at Vik for lunch at nice cafe and time.on beach there. Ice caves fasinating buy different to those shown on the brochure. Stop to collect someone from glacier walk. Guide could have told us a 5 minute walk would give wonderful views of the glacier. Luckily I found it but those who didnt know.and styaied on bus really missed out. Airpot transfers v good. Could have done with another day in Rej to see more museums ans enjoy cafe scene. Also another visit to hot spring - just dont have them in uk! Have rec to friends local agent v helpful. Will return to see more. Airport lovely.See more
    Gunnar
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    Gunnar
    Hello Nic and Anne. Thank you very much for your positive and honest feedback on your tour. I´m very happy to hear that on the whole you enjoyed your time in Iceland, and that the food tour and the ...Hello Nic and Anne. Thank you very much for your positive and honest feedback on your tour. I´m very happy to hear that on the whole you enjoyed your time in Iceland, and that the food tour and the Icelandic landscapes left you with fond memories. It is true that some parts of Reykjavik and Iceland can feel a bit crowded with tourists, but its a positive and a negative as Iceland has been enjoying an exponential growth of incoming visitors in the past few years which has been great to the local population and economy. If asked, I would have been happy to prepare maps and more information for you, and I do that usually for a self-driving tour, but on guided group excursions I leave it to the operator and guide to explain the highlights and give information. I very much appreciate that you would recommend Iceland and my agency to your friends and family, and I hope that I can be of assistance to them to have a fabulous tour of Iceland. All the best, GunnarSee more