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

436 reviews
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  • Families with children
  • Self-drive trips
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
This local agency has been carefully-selected by the Evaneos team
  • 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
Winter storm in Iceland
'Travel Bucket List' classics
  • 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.

Their commitment to responsible tourism

Jokarlsson in Iceland
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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  • Cricket
    Cricket
    January 4, 2020
    The Pros :
    Our Agent, Gunnar, did an amazing job of personalizing our travel for us. It was the perfect complement to our interests and Iceland wish list. Our hotel was fantastic, the service was impressive and both tours we took were the right amount of time and activity. It far exceeded our expectations!
    The Cons:
    Our trip started off a bit rocky with our car service forgetting to pick us up from the airport. That made me a bit nervous about the rest of the itinerary. We did the ************* yacht experience on NYE and I was disappointed in the price for what we received. I had to sort out how to get there and back on a busy night like NYE (sorted out quickly though when I called *******yachts for assistance). While the fireworks from the bay were beyond amazing, on board was lack lustre with no snacks and everything from the bar - including water - was a fee. Didn't feel like it was worth the price point. Also, the northern lights tour never happened - cancelled 2 nights in a row. Because we were there around the holiday, many stores were closed so we did not get to experience everything we wanted from the local fare. We did get to see the lights on our own with a bit of patience and a northern lights phone app!
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    We landed and immediately hit the***************. While I had suits packed separately, I didn't pack shoes and since we were a bit jet lagged and delayed because of the car service mix-up, we didn't e...We landed and immediately hit the***************. While I had suits packed separately, I didn't pack shoes and since we were a bit jet lagged and delayed because of the car service mix-up, we didn't enjoy it as much as we could have. The massage was great as an add-on to the experience. ************* Hotel was awesome, so accommodating, clean, and welcoming. Our 2 tours, The ************* and ***************t were fantastic. LOVED our glacier hike and every spot we hit. The tour guides were amazing, knowledgeable and very patient. We were traveling with an 81 year old and a 10 year old and both end of the spectrums were covered. Also very much enjoyed lunch at the greenhouse. We strolled around the City and had a great time just absorbing all the City had to offer. I have been recommending this trip and Evaneos to my friends and family!See more
    Gunnar
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    Gunnar
    Hi Dawn and a very happy new year to you as well :) Thank you very much for your kind words and positive feedback. I really appreciate it and all feedback helps us grow and improve. I’m so pleased to ...Hi Dawn and a very happy new year to you as well :) Thank you very much for your kind words and positive feedback. I really appreciate it and all feedback helps us grow and improve. I’m so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your guided tours and it was pleasure to both young and old. I’m however very sorry to hear about the rocky start and I’ve spoken with my transport partner and it was an unfortunate case of human error and forgetfulness but I’m pleased to see that he could sort out an alternative for you. Also for the NYE yacht tour, Its great that you could enjoy the fireworks show, but I will discuss the tour offerings with this new partner of ours. Thank you again for choosing Evaneos and Planet Iceland, and it was my pleasure to work with you on your holiday. I hope you’ll consider Iceland for a visit again one day, perhaps in the summer months, and I’d be happy to assist you :) Bestu kveðjur/Best regards Gunnar Þór Pálsson Sales & OperationsSee more
    Evaneos' response
    Thank you for your feed back! See you around the world!

  • Zuizui
    Zuizui
    January 1, 2020
    The Pros :
    Wonderful trip design(esp. with Hidden Iceland company), nice hotel and instant help.
    The Cons:
    To be honest, no.
    Comment :
    Although we made a mistake on the arriving time, we were picked up so on time while arriving in the airport. I must rate the pickup service five stars. The Northern light tour was cancelled due to th...Although we made a mistake on the arriving time, we were picked up so on time while arriving in the airport. I must rate the pickup service five stars. The Northern light tour was cancelled due to the terrible weather, but the agency responded so quickly and rebooked one for us. Luckily, we saw it on the night just before departure! We have a three days tour with two companies, both of which are good. I really enjoy the overnight tour with HiddenIceland. The guide could adjust our schedule flexibly due to the unpredictable weather. Thanks to him, we had a wonderful view of sunset on the first day. That's my personal favorite part of this journey. The guides from these two companies both have a sense of humor and told us a lot about Iceland, which let me know more about Iceland. I have to say it's a wonderful journey which is far more interesting than I expected. Really thanks a lot to Gunnar and Patrizia!See more
    Gunnar
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    Gunnar
    Hi Ziwei. Thank you so much for your positive feedback and kind words. I’m so happy to see that you enjoyed your holiday so much, and that it exceeded your expectations. I’m glad that my friends at ...Hi Ziwei. Thank you so much for your positive feedback and kind words. I’m so happy to see that you enjoyed your holiday so much, and that it exceeded your expectations. I’m glad that my friends at Hidden Iceland made your tour so fun and enjoyable, and that despite the weather you could properly enjoy the area. Thank you again for choosing Iceland as you destination, and it was a pleasure to organise this holiday with you. I hope that we see you again one day, possibly in summer, in which case I´ll be happy to be at your service. All the best, GunnarSee more
    Evaneos' response
    Thank you for your feed back! See you around the world!