Since 2009 our team at Katlatrack has been handcrafting offbeat tours in Southern Iceland.  It is extremely important to us for you (and your group) to appreciate the non-touristy side of Iceland and go home with an unforgettable EXPERIENCE.  So today we would like to educate you on some Facts versus Fiction in regard to Iceland Tours and Locations. 

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There is a HUGE difference between booking a tour (or self-driving) to the mainstream locations which will be flooded with 100’s of tourists VERSUS exploring one of our unique locations.

 

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We want you to walk away from our 4×4 super jeep tours in Vik Iceland with an overwhelming feeling of “I just discovered this place” for the very first time and that this place only exists for you right now. It’s a feeling of almost as if time stops.

 

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You are going to be alone at the typical tourist locations like: Reynsfjara Black Sand Beach, Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Thingvellir, Gullfoss, Kerid, etc.

With tourism now being at an all-time high and the majority of visitors using Photoshop and editing programs to “edit people out” of photos they post of their travels, it’s heartbreaking when you show up and you’re not alone.  But really, when you show up at your favorite Blogger or Instagramers spot, often you will be greeted with a scene like this at Iceland’s many tourist locations (many 50-person buses and hundreds of people):

 

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Whereas, with our offbeat Iceland tours you may not even see the random hiker, horseback rider, or local small group or explorers!

 

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You need a super jeep to drive the famed “Golden Circle” route.

No way – No need!  Self-drive that route (see HERE) and save your dollars for an exclusive tour with a local guide Katlatrack in Vik Iceland!

 

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There are always volcanos erupting in Iceland.

Sorry guys, at the time of writing this blog post, it has been over 2 years since our last eruption (and before then over 4 years).  Although we are a volcanic island, we do not have volcanos erupting constantly like Hawaii, etc.

But what we do have are overdue ones, some amazing subglacial volcanos with epic amounts of ICE and a good folklore story to match… And natural caves that were formed from glaciers receding or old lava flow.  Come along with us for one of our Vik Iceland super jeep tours to discover this!

 

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The key differences between our Super Jeep Tours and others in Iceland are things such as the following:

  • The Experience: We are truly local to Vik Iceland.
  • Level of Attention to Detail… We care about you!
  • The amount of people you will see on our tours. Often, you will not run into many people during our tour stops / locations.
  • Our super jeep team asks for special permission to take you to these offbeat locations.
  • We offer background / history on the locations (and sometimes a neat folklore story too!)
  • Whatever the weather we can devise our best options for “plan a” or “plan b” options if booking a private custom tour.
  • The Katlatrack team have your safety in mind always.
  • Every single guide working with Katlatrack are respectful and considerate to the Icelandic nature.  We are firm believers in leaving the area better than when we arrived and only taking memories.

 

Your Adventure Awaits You,

Guðjon + Katlatrack Team

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