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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 organizing authentic, tailor-made tours in the 'Land of Ice and Fire'. We aim to create 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 organize, so you can be sure to get an... Our agency is a father/son creation that has over 30 years experience organizing authentic, tailor-made tours in the 'Land of Ice and Fire'. We aim to create 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 organize, so you can be sure to get an insider's perspective when you book with us. As adventure lovers, we're always up for a challenge! Let us know what would make your perfect trip and get ready for the vacation of a lifetime. See more
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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 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

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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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  • ACBLJAE
    ACBLJAE
    24 June 2019
    Best parts:
    Iceland is such a beautiful, friendly place. As a photographer, it was a rich environment, and I am very pleased with the images that I obtained. I was amazed at how friendly Iceland is; I even got to get my picture taken with Iceland's President! I was lucky to be there for Independence day, and I really enjoyed the celebrations. Tour guides with Thor, Adolf, and Tomas were excellent. I have recommended to my photography club that they organize a group trip to Iceland. I had an outstanding time. I can see myself returning in the winter months for Aurora photography, for blue ice ice cave photography, and for city lights night photography. I can see myself coming back some August to get images of the puffins after their young have hatched.
    Worst parts:
    I would have liked to be touring with other serious photographers, so that I would have more time for photos. Regular tourists aren't very patient with fussy photographers, and I had to be sensitive to that. The puffin tour was kind of a waste of time: a short ride out into the harbor on a small pitching boat to photograph a tiny, swift bird from far away. Maybe some day I can return to Iceland and do some land based puffin photography at Borgarfjordur Eystri or at the Latrabjarg Bird cliffs. The Fosshotel Baron was OK, but I would have paid more for a nicer hotel with a bigger shower, better blackout curtains, and better noise isolation. I can't complain about the excellent location.
    Summary:
    The purpose of my trip was to explore a country that I have never been to before, and to return with outstanding images. Mission accomplished!
    Gunnar
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    Gunnar
    Hi Andrew. It´s such a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your holiday, and got some great photos for your collection. I really appreciate your positive and kind review and thank you. I hope that you...Hi Andrew. It´s such a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your holiday, and got some great photos for your collection. I really appreciate your positive and kind review and thank you. I hope that you will return again to Iceland and get to experience new ground, and get a closer look at the Atlantic Puffin and the Pufflings :) All the best, GunnarSee more

  • Susan
    Susan
    5 June 2019
    Best parts:
    We had an amazing trip. Great hotels and activities. We especially enjoyed kayaking, white water rafting and glacier climbing.
    Worst parts:
    One hotel was just not up to par. The staff was surly at best, the room wasn't clean and the food in the restaurant was mediocre.
    Summary:
    I have already told several people about Evaneos and Gunnar in particular. We will book with Evaneos again!
    Gunnar
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    Gunnar
    Hi Susan. Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback and comments. Your photos are worthy of being in a travel magazine, they are so impressive :) I´m sorry to hear that one of the hotels did n...Hi Susan. Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback and comments. Your photos are worthy of being in a travel magazine, they are so impressive :) I´m sorry to hear that one of the hotels did not match your expectations, and it´s something that I will consider for the future. All the best, GunnarSee more