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Iceland's oldest mountain guide company, founded in 1991. In summer Puffin Tours and in winter Icecaving Tours and spring Ski Mountaineering.
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Fagurholsmyri 785, Iceland
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+354 894 0894
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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

We went as a family (2 adults, 16 yr and 13 yr) on a wet and very windy day. We all really enjoyed it. Go prepared for the weather as you ride out for about 25 mins each way across a wet area standing on...More

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EinarRunarSigurdsson, Owner at From Coast To Mountains, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you so much for the nice review James D. I'm very happy that you say it just the way it is, we are trying to have have people on our tours that are ready for all kind of weather, and realize that this is...More

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Matta was wonderful. We missed our trip and re-booked us for a later time. We all had an amazing time and the puffins were so cute!!More

Thank Deana L
MattaSteina, Manager at From Coast To Mountains, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hello Deana and thank you for your kind words and full house of stars :) You guys are a special family and I was so happy we could arrange your tour later in the day. It is such a blessing for us to know you...More

Reviewed 30 July 2018

The 30 min travel through the black sands and shallow water is an experience in itself. The tractor stops close to a steep sand hill and the climb begins. It is fairly steep but short and the operator has some walking sticks to assist. Everyone...More

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EinarRunarSigurdsson, Owner at From Coast To Mountains, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for your nice review Kazuzu111 :-) In many of our trips we only see handful of puffins, while in some few lucky trips there are even 3000 puffins sitting. Our main goal is to spot some puffin on every tour, and we have...More

Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

If you like Puffins this tour is for you. But the scenery is truly amazing and would be worth doing sans Puffins. This involves a tractor drive down the black beach followed by a 90 minute walk around the cliffs where the Puffins are chilling....More

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MattaSteina, Manager at From Coast To Mountains, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Thank you for your 4. star review, and compliments Makalu8000. We are happy that you enjoyed our tour to Ingólfshöfði. Kind regards, Matta

Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Great experiance: not only a close view at the beautifull puffins and other seabirds, but also a ride throgh a bizzar landscape and some icelandig history (visiting the landing spot of icelands first settler)

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MattaSteina, Manager at From Coast To Mountains, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

Hi Roland, the team at Ingólfshöfði Puffin tour thank you for your four star review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the experience in our most loved region:) Kind regards, Matta

Reviewed 13 July 2018

I can't say enough good things about this family-run company and the puffin tour to the Ingolshofdi bluff. the scenery and experience is one-of-a-kind. We saw more puffins than we knew what to do with. the 20 or so on the tour were the only...More

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MattaSteina, Manager at From Coast To Mountains, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Dearest family, thank so much for your lovely review, you defiantly made this day a fond memory for all of us. I really enjoyed your company and my family and guides where so happy that we could make this tour possible for you. Best wises...More

Reviewed 1 July 2018

We did the Ingolfshofdi Puffin Tour on a cold, rainy day in July 2017. It was one of the very best things we did during our entire Iceland tour – even with the disagreeable weather. The tour lasted a bit more than 2.5 hours and...More

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MattaSteina, Manager at From Coast To Mountains, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Hello Jameskul and thank you for your positive and encouraging review. I will make sure to tell Guðný what a great job she is doing, she is a gem to us this girl. She was brought up in this area and actually, the Cape was...More

Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

So excited to see puffins and this tour lived up to expectations. Fun tractor ride, amazing scenery on the way, a short walk up a steep sand hill, and we are on the cape ready to explore. Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and obliging. We...More

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MattaSteina, Manager at From Coast To Mountains, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hi Michelle and thank you for your uplifting review and full house on points. We are so happy to hear that this little tour became and unforgettable experience and a fond memory for you, and that the Puffins blew you a way. (And not the...More

Reviewed 27 June 2018

This is a world class experience. It was fun taking the tractor through the water and across the wetlands with great views of the glacier behind us. The short but steep walk up to the headland was not too hard for anyone in reasonable physical...More

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MattaSteina, Manager at From Coast To Mountains, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hello Elliot! We at From Coast To Mountains would like to thank you for taking your time to write this great review. It is always very encouraging to read such comments, for in your word I can feel joy and gratefulness. That means so much...More

Reviewed 24 June 2018

Tractor ride was great. The views were amazing and the terrain was very interesting. We saw quite a few puffins and got some great photos out of it. The great skua were fun to see as well. Our tour guide was awesome (can't remember her...More

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MattaSteina, Manager at From Coast To Mountains, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Hi Jake and we thank you kindly for giving us this great review and five stars. We are happy to hear that your tour was pleasing and hope that you will have a less windy time in Iceland for the rest of your stay :)...More

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bklsmith
7 July 2018|
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Response from MattaSteina | Property representative |
Hi Barbara and thank you for contacting us :) Its best for you to got to our website puffintour.is and book your tour there. We offer two tours on the 19th one at 10:15 and another at 13:30. I hope this is helpful... More
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zumbadora123
10 June 2017|
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Response from EinarRunarSigurdsson | Property representative |
Hi Zumbadora. FromCoastToMountains is just in the proccess of opening a cafe at our base in Fagurholsmyri. It will be known as Kaffi Vatnajokull. We already have coffee and snacks now in 10th of June 2017 but plan to have... More
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Eleanor S
29 May 2017|
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Response from Matthildur Þ | Property representative |
Hi Eleanor and thank you for contacting From Coast To Mountains. The sand dune is about 150-200 meters. There are some photos in our gallery here at trip advisor. There is one photo of the Tractor down below the sand dune... More
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Kelly C
26 February 2017|
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Response from Matthildur Þ | Property representative |
Hi there Kelly and thank you for your question. Im sorry we could not answer you yesterday, but our is office is closed on Sunday´s. Regarding your question, we always recommend our customers to stay close the day before... More
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