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“Complete Ring Road Tour From A True Local !”
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Fun Travel Tours
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USD 2,893.11*
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Glaciers and Aurora: Around Iceland in Winter
Ranked #118 of 283 Outdoor Activities in Reykjavik
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Fun Travel is an independent Tour Operator and a Destination Management Company. We provide personal service and are specialized in guided tours for small groups, with an English and Danish/Norwegian speaking driver-guide. The company is a licensed travel operator by the Icelandic Tourist Board and provides travel services in Iceland, such as private day tours, scheduled escorted tours and tour packages for travel agencies and tour operators.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Jens truly made this tour the trip of a lifetime. From showing us all the local nature gems to the best restaurants and great accommodations that only a native would know.

Jens is born is raised in Iceland and is the owner of this company. His passion and encyclopedia like knowledge for Iceland makes this trip so great.

First of all, although I booked this through Intrepid he will no longer be containing with them after October 2017 so he can offer even better accommodations at an even better price (Intrepid takes big commission).

Of all the companies I was quoted by, Jens offers the best price even after Intrepid takes their commission. Next year he will be offering tours at around $2500 USD which includes 9 nights with private bathrooms (not to be taken for granted in the rural Iceland areas) as well as all dinners included. He is also a superb chef and may even cook his famous lamb fillet for you. To give you an idea, dinner is about $100 USD everywhere so all dinners included is a HUGE plus.

On to my review of the trip. We took a 10 day Ring Road tour around Iceland. However, it is really only 8 days of travel (2 days reserved for traveling and seeing Reykjavik).

From the first day to the last Jens showed us all the local gems and accompanied all the beautiful sights with stories and history just as interesting. We managed to see at least waterfall teach day (probably 100 total!!!) Not only that we saw glaciers, fjords, volcanoes, rock formations, and much much more.

Jens is a man of few words but his words count. He lets you take in the beautiful scenery and adds his words as to contextualize but not replace the actual sight. He allocated plenty of time for rests and photos and paces trips so that you are never in the van for more than 1 hour at a time. He thoughtfully answers all questions enthusiastically as well so ask away.

Jens also keeps the van crystal clean throughout the tour and even hoses it down after long hikes or bad weather so it is always comfortable and clean.

Iceland is a place that is full of hidden gems and fantastic restaurants and accommodations but you really need a local to show you around. Jens is that guy. I cannot even mention how many times Jens showed us the most breathtaking sights off the beaten path and away from all tourists. Years of experience is the only answer.

Thanks you Jens for the trip of a lifetime!

Fun travel is a must for anyone and I mean anyone traveling to Iceland. I am posting photos as well.


Mona & Adam

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We had the great fortune of having Jens, the owner of the company, take us on a 10 day tour around Iceland (the Ring Road Around Iceland). Not only is he a native, but a former history and geography teacher so he knew all the hidden and majestic places only an Icelander could find and my teenage son most enjoyed his frequent story-telling of Icelandic Folk tales. Jens is a quiet and gentle man which you very much grow to appreciate on the several thousand km journey through breathtaking waterfalls, glaciers and fjords! If you are lucky, he will cook his famous lamb for you one night- definitely the best meal we had! Our trip was booked through Intrepid but if we had known we would have much rather booked directly through him!

Many thanks!

Thank CmofAmof
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

Followed the 10 days Iceland Discovery trip with Fun Travel through Intrepid. Very well organised and prompt with many stopover to see the beautiful scenery and magnificent waterfalls.

1  Thank GohKL
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Reviewed 28 November 2015

We had an excellent and eventful family trip to Iceland. Much of this is thanks to Jens from Fun Travel. All family members will for always remember our guided tours with him. We wish to make our most grateful thanks to Fun Travel in Reykjavik for a successful trip and care taking.

Tour one we went to Thingvellir, Geysir/Strokkur, Gullfoss, Secret Lagoon and Heillisheiði Power station. Bathing outdoor in hidden gem Secret Lagoon was a special memorable experience.

Tour two went to Deildartunguhver, Hraunfossar og Barnafossar, Settlement Center in Borgarnes and Snorrastofa in Reykholt. We will recommend a visit to Snorrastofa for everyone who want insight into Iceland's history.

Jens`s recommendations for lunch stops were brilliant. But, we would particularly like to mention the Settlement Center Restaurant in Borgarnes. A family driven restaurant with a spotless service and good local food.

Jens also made sure our airport transfer went without any hazel. We appreciated this a lot. Pick up for transfer and tours were accurate.

We were guided in Norwegian language (interspersed with a few Danish words). Jens is knowledgeable and his language skills are excellent. He told us an amazing lot about Icelands history, geology, nature and people. The minibus we used was good for our family group consisting of 17 people aged 8 - 83.

Fun travel gave us excellent value for money.

2  Thank Marit G
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Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Our tour guide was Helena! She was very welcoming and full of knowledge about the places we visited but also left us to explore the places ourselves and did not intrude on our time. We were picked up in a minibus and made several stops, the tectonic plates at the national park, the geyser, gullfoss waterfall and the secret lagoon. We were crew visiting Iceland for a day on a cruise ship so had limited time. We were promptly picked up at 8am and dropped back at the ship at 4:30. I would highly recommend fun travel!

1  Thank Emily B
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