See The Forces of Nature in Action!

 

Get up close and personal with Iceland’s first Lady: Hekla Volcano.

The most active volcano in Iceland aka the Tourist Volcano as she is known for going off every 10th years and making a spectacular, perfect show, which is safe for tourists.

We cut through rugged lava fields, dark ash and pumice to climb Hekla’s ancient volcanic crater.

We continue deeper into the volcanic core of Iceland on the most rugged road you can imagine, splashing through rivers and mud till we reach the magical coloured rhyolite mountains of Landmannalaugar. 

This tour can only be done in modified 4×4 vehicles by local drivers, who know the terrain.  Choose this tour if you want to see how our planet is shaped by powerful forces of nature. 

On this tour, we leave the tour buses and asphalt road behind and go deep into the hard-core terrain of the southern highlands.

We set out from Reykjavik and into the lush valley of Þjórsárdalur where we make a stop at Hjálparfoss waterfall. From there we continue into the wild towards Iceland’s most famous first lady: Hekla Volcano (yes, volcanoes are always female). We stop at the Hekla visitor centre to get an overview of the area we are about to enter.

 

Now it’s time to let our 4×4 vehicle chew through the volcanic landscape up the crater of Hekla also known as the Gateway to Hell. We climb as high as 1000 m (3280’) above sea level to enjoy fascinating views over the Fjallabak Nature Reserve and some of Iceland’s magnificent glaciers.

We continue on the coarse gravel road, crossing rivers and stunning scenery. We make a stop at Crater Lake Ljótipollur (Ugly Pond) filled with a cobalt-blue, clear water. We also stop at lake Frostastaðavatn, before we reach Landmannalaugar.

At Landmannalaugar base camp we’ll blend in with the hardcore hikers and plan the route for our 1-hour hike. We are now in the middle of one of the most mind-blowing and iconic destinations of Iceland. The hike will be like walking around in a painting of pink, brown, ochre, green and purple colours.

After enjoying and exploring the multi-coloured mountains we´ll reward ourselves with a warm dip in the steaming natural pool to recover and take in the scenery of unreal beauty around us.

Then it’s time to head back to Reykjavik in the evening sun with some good Icelandic music and maybe a good story or two.

This tour package includes.

4X4 transport

Private guide

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“Iceland Wonderland Private Tour with Goecco”

5 of 5 starsIceland wonderland private tour

 We are family of 4 (kids 12&10) who travel a lot and are always looking for new adventures off beaten path. This time we booked 3 days private tour with Goecco and we had just a dream vocation! Our driver guide Atli was the best guide we ever had. He met us at the airport at 6am (even though Goecco warned us that earliest pick up was 9am). His knowledge of the places he showed us, his constant attention to every detail, his concern about our safety- and about our fun- was truly one of a kind. This man is a walking encyclopedia- he told us so much about the history of Iceland, glaciers, volcanoes, even types of rocks we came across- and kids loved his stories about trolls and old heroes!

Atli went above and beyond taking us to more places than we ever dreamed to see- and doing his best to beat the crowds (successfully so!). In spite of busy Christmas vocation week he made us feel that we were alone in the beautiful wonderland of Iceland- we found ourselves in an icy cave with waterfall, listened to the glacier slowly moving in the dark of the night and hiked up the glacier where there was no one- just sun, wind and ice… truly unforgettable experience! Atli’s kindness and sense of humor made us feel that we knew him for a long time- and we are looking forward coming to Iceland again in summer and hopefully see our friend again.

Simon B., Ontario, Canada


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“The only way tour in Iceland”

5 of 5 starsThe only way to tour

To those of you reading this review. If you haven’t yet, flip for the private/semi-private tours. The personal attention and relaxing conditions are SSSSSOOOOO very much better than the monstrous public tours…. miss the huge crowds at the sites, the over crowded busses, and the lack of one on one….

Absolutely Awesome time.

George S.


 

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“Amazing Private Tour of South Iceland”

5 of 5 stars

We would give Goecco and our tour guide Atli 6 stars if we could for our fabulous private tour of South Iceland. Understanding that a private tour is not for everyone, we still think the value was incredible as we did so many things we never otherwise would have or could have without the flexibility of being on our own, combined with our guide Atli’s enthusiasm to show us every nook and cranny the South coast has to offer.

We saw all the popular tourist sites mentioned on Goecco’s website and then made countless stops in between and beyond that only an experienced guide would be able to show us.

We modified the itinerary/order of activities on the fly based on the weather and even went to the same place twice if we could get better pictures. Goecco was extremely responsive and honest about cost and options all the way through the process and they were able to accommodate specific requests – like fitting in a glacier snowmobiling excursion on the last day.

Most important to the experience was our guide Atli, who went out of his way time and time again to share the beauty and culture of Iceland with us every step of the way. “No” was not in his vocabulary and even the little things he did made the biggest difference (from allowing us to use his phone as a mobile hotspot while on the road to making sure we had plenty of drinks and snacks for the longer drives).

He shared all of the photos he took over our three days immediately after the tour and we look forward to staying in touch with him about Iceland and beyond. Our thanks again to Goecco and Atli for an amazing experience.

Evan B, New York, USA


Don’t take our word for it, here are few Tripadvisor comments on the Iceland tours.

 

iceland tours tripadvisor

“Iceland Wonderland Private Tour with Goecco”

5 of 5 stars

Iceland wonderland private tour

We are family of 4 (kids 12&10) who travel a lot and are always looking for new adventures off beaten path. This time we booked 3 days private tour with Goecco and we had just a dream vocation! Our driver guide Atli was the best guide we ever had. He met us at the airport at 6am (even though Goecco warned us that earliest pick up was 9am). His knowledge of the places he showed us, his constant attention to every detail, his concern about our safety- and about our fun- was truly one of a kind. This man is a walking encyclopedia- he told us so much about the history of Iceland, glaciers, volcanoes, even types of rocks we came across- and kids loved his stories about trolls and old heroes!

Atli went above and beyond taking us to more places than we ever dreamed to see- and doing his best to beat the crowds (successfully so!). In spite of busy Christmas vocation week he made us feel that we were alone in the beautiful wonderland of Iceland- we found ourselves in an icy cave with waterfall, listened to the glacier slowly moving in the dark of the night and hiked up the glacier where there was no one- just sun, wind and ice… truly unforgettable experience! Atli’s kindness and sense of humor made us feel that we knew him for a long time- and we are looking forward coming to Iceland again in summer and hopefully see our friend again.

Simon B., Ontario, Canada


 

iceland tours tripadvisor

“Amazing Private Tour of South Iceland”

5 of 5 stars
Amazing Private Tour of South Iceland

We would give Goecco and our tour guide Atli 6 stars if we could for our fabulous private tour of South Iceland. Understanding that a private tour is not for everyone, we still think the value was incredible as we did so many things we never otherwise would have or could have without the flexibility of being on our own, combined with our guide Atli’s enthusiasm to show us every nook and cranny the South coast has to offer.

We saw all the popular tourist sites mentioned on Goecco’s website and then made countless stops in between and beyond that only an experienced guide would be able to show us. We modified the itinerary/order of activities on the fly based on the weather and even went to the same place twice if we could get better pictures. Goecco was extremely responsive and honest about cost and options all the way through the process and they were able to accommodate specific requests – like fitting in a glacier snowmobiling excursion on the last day.

Most important to the experience was our guide Atli, who went out of his way time and time again to share the beauty and culture of Iceland with us every step of the way. “No” was not in his vocabulary and even the little things he did made the biggest difference (from allowing us to use his phone as a mobile hotspot while on the road to making sure we had plenty of drinks and snacks for the longer drives). He shared all of the photos he took over our three days immediately after the tour and we look forward to staying in touch with him about Iceland and beyond. Our thanks again to Goecco and Atli for an amazing experience.

ETB8285, New York City, New York

 


iceland tours tripadvisor

“The only way tour in Iceland”

5 of 5 stars

The only way to tour

To those of you reading this review. If you haven’t yet, flip for the private/semi-private tours. The personal attention and relaxing conditions are SSSSSOOOOO very much better than the monstrous public tours…. miss the huge crowds at the sites, the over crowded busses, and the lack of one on one….

Absolutely Awesome time.

George S.

 

What to Expect from our Private Hekla & Landmannalaugur Tour

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