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Vatnajokull Travel
Ranked #13 of 14 Tours in Hofn
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Reviewed 16 May 2013

When we arrived in Hofn, it quickly became apparent that we had booked an unsuitable tour, as the booking agent (Nordic visitor) had provided little information, and we felt misled by the suitability of the tour for families. Vatnajokull staff quickly responded to our concerns, and were at all times considerate and helpful, trying to rearrange our day. When travelling in Iceland, you have to accept that there is a small, mostly rural population, and that tour choices are limited.
A driver was called early to transfer us to the glacier lagoon which was spectacular, and then drove our family of four around to other sites to that had not been in the scheduled program to give us some family friendly alternatives. The kids enjoyed icecream made on site at a dairy at the base of the glacier then took us to a petting zoo where we were introduced to Viking sheep, Peking ducks, and various other farm animals.
We finished the day with a wonderful meal at a local lobster restaurant, and everyone was happy thanks to the efforts of Vatnajokull travel.

3  Thank Andrea B
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Reviewed 28 December 2012

If you come to iceland, you have to visit Vatnajokull Region or Vatna Glacier (Fly to Hofn from Reykjavik). I had a very great time at Hofn especially at Vatnajokull area. I take so many picture, so I will always remember how exotic is Vatnajokull Area. Thanks to Mr. Brando from Vatnajokull travel, a very nice man and He knows everything about this place. Vatnajokull travel knows the best spot. Mr. Brando took us to several places, the most exotic one and I took hundreds of beautiful picture.. Vatnajokull Travel also took us to ATV activity, this one was also amazing.. the view was stunning! its a Wow. I came to Hoffellsjokull area with an ATV. I also took so many wonderful pic there. Well, noted that never missed the Vatnajokull Region. Because this place is one of the most amazing place in Iceland, or maybe in the world in my opinion. Call the Vatnajokull Travel, they know the best spot.

2  Thank mrcellasts
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Reviewed 19 August 2012

We took the trip that allowed us to skidoo on the glacier and then take a trip on th iceberg lagoon. It was a truly remarkable experience to see the natural wonder of the the world. Our guide was fabulous too. He filled us in on lots of information about the area and encouraged us to ask questions about Icelandic culture and life. It was really great to get a chance to talk about the things you don't read in books with a local. My husband and I both thought this was a great day and one you can't miss!

2  Thank Stephanie W
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Reviewed 17 April 2010

In July 2008 my family of four was led by tour guide Gudbrandur Johannssen from Vatnajokull Travel on a truly remarkable trip in an amazing corner of the world in south-east Iceland. The full-day tour began just a short and picturesque flight from the capital, Reykjavik, and was brimming with interesting and fun activities amidst an environment of jaw-dropping natural beauty. Our itinerary included a boat trip through the spectacular icebergs on the Jokulsarlon Lagoon at the base of the Vatnajokull Glacier, quad-biking on the black beach, a visit to the Hofn Glacier Museum and driving through the amazing local countryside. It was all conducted with personalised attention from our guide, a local with great knowledge of the region, who looked after our every need. Unlike other tours I’ve been on, we were not herded around in huge groups or subjected to long boring commentaries. It was definitely the highlight of our overseas trip, and so if you are thinking of travelling to Iceland, I really recommend you include a tour with Vatnajokull Travel.

5  Thank Petamichelle
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