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Gunnar’s agency Your local agency for road trips and adventure travel in Iceland

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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: 4 years ago
Agency operating for: 32 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 organizing 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
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The Agents Top Picks
  • 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.

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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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  • Coffeeburner
    Coffeeburner
    October 31, 2019
    Best parts:
    Everything went flawlessly. No issues, no drama, just fun. Every tour was better than expected. We saw Northern Lights three times!
    Worst parts:
    The flight!
    Summary:
    We really enjoyed the Ice Cave tour on the southern coast. It was a sunny day and you could see for miles from the top. Our guide Kiddee was part mountain goat and had us climbing all over.
    Gunnar
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    Gunnar
    Thank you very much for your great feedback and kind words. 5 star all around! :) I really appreciate it and it helps us grow as local travel experts. Your photos are absolutely beautiful, and I´m so ...Thank you very much for your great feedback and kind words. 5 star all around! :) I really appreciate it and it helps us grow as local travel experts. Your photos are absolutely beautiful, and I´m so pleased to see that you enjoyed the Ice Caving tour so much. It was a pleasure to work with you and organize this tour for you and you friends, and I hope to see you again one day in Iceland, perhaps during the warmer months :) All the best, GunnarSee more

  • Shiveringforsixty
    Shiveringforsixty
    October 27, 2019
    Best parts:
    The natural beauty - especially the Aurora! With few exceptions, the people we interacted with were great.
    Worst parts:
    The whale watching. If we had been told ahead of time that this wasn't a very good time (most whales have left the area according to the crew) we wouldn't have spent that money. Also, the weather that day was very rough. More than 1/2 the people spent the time vomiting, it was not pleasant for the rest of us. The excursion shouldn't have left the harbor. We felt that it was a case of money over experience. Perhaps the local agents could do a better job setting realistic expectations for activities.
    Summary:
    A group of 10 went with me to Iceland to celebrate my birthday. I wanted a local agent since I didn't know much about Iceland, and wanted someone that could give me honest opinions with first hand kn...A group of 10 went with me to Iceland to celebrate my birthday. I wanted a local agent since I didn't know much about Iceland, and wanted someone that could give me honest opinions with first hand knowledge. I was very happy with the service I received from both Nika and Gunnar (with the exception of the Whale watching). The places they recommended were great, and they were very responsive. I loved the incredible natural beauty - although I could have done without the extreme wind we encountered for a few days.See more
    Gunnar
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    Gunnar
    Thank you very much for your positive feedback, and helpful comments. It´s really pleasing to read that you had such a great time in Iceland, and your pictures are absolutely great. Looks like you had...Thank you very much for your positive feedback, and helpful comments. It´s really pleasing to read that you had such a great time in Iceland, and your pictures are absolutely great. Looks like you had quite the adventure :) I´m sorry to read about your experiences with the whale watching excursions, and it´s something we will take to heart. You make a valid point about that perhaps the tour should not have departed the harbour, and obviously being sick on a boat is a lousy experience. We will discuss internally and with the operator about this offering. Me and Nika are happy that you enjoyed the tour, and that we could be of help while you were in Iceland, and we hope to see you again here one day, perhaps enjoying the midnght sun :) All the best, GunnarSee more