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Halldór Haraldsson

my first excursion into Iceland's highlands was a game-changer. Ever since then I've been helping people reach the most remote places in Iceland's interior whether it is upon glaciers or down lava tubes. If I could recommend one thing while in Iceland, never forget that the journey is the destination!

How did you get involved in travel?

"Started as a Superjeep expert for a small Company. Driving modified large 4x4 into remote areas in Iceland's highlands. From there I've had many roles everything from guiding on the bus to snowmobile guide and ice climbing guide. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"During my time ad a snowmobile guide we would do northern lights tours on snowmobiles on top of Langjökull glacier. I am born and raised in Iceland and the northern lights are always there having hunted them for years I thought I had seen everything a solar storm might offer. That night the forecast was 9 on the KP index due to a coronal mass ejection earlier. The conditions were perfect clear skies and 60 km from the nearest light source.

I was expecting a good show, but I was taken by surprise when literally the sky exploded. The colors were so vivid and in all colors of the rainbow. Seeing the bright red with the naked eye was something I will never forget. A good camera might pick up that color but seeing it with the naked eye was once in a lifetime experience and nothing short of breathtaking. "

Halldór is part of the following groups: Sweden Travel Agents, Iceland Travel Agents
Colorful sunset on Reynisfjara black sand beach, Iceland
1 Week in Iceland - 4 Unique Road Trip Itinerary Ideas

With seven days in Iceland, hit the road and explore the incredible wonders farther afield from Reykjavik. Explore a variety of landscapes: volcanoes and lava fields, green pastures and farmlands, scenic vistas above fjords, beaches of every color, glaciers and ice caves, and the rugged interior. Here are our recommended drives, an option for all travelers and seasons.

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The Best Off-Road Adventures in Iceland

Glaciers, volcanoes, and geysers are the perfect playground for off-roading in Iceland—and yes, you can drive yourself. Explore Iceland by driving around the country, visiting sites such as Jökulsárlón Lagoon, Thórsmörk Glacial Valley, Vatnajökull Glacier, & Strokkur Geyser.

Recent trip reviews for Halldór

The trip overall was great, and we will come ...
Iceland | Aug 28 - Sep 4, 2022

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Will P.
San Francisco, CA | Reviewed on Sep 11, 2022

The trip overall was great, and we will come back for sure. The two challenges I had were as follows:
1) Hotels and rooms were good, but not great (except on Westman island). I would have gladly paid more for nicer rooms, and thought I had communicated that.
2) My biggest frustration was with the glacier hike and ice cave tour was the size of the group. I explicitly asked for a maximum of 6-8 in tour, and there were 13 and 24 respectively! I was told they would be,, yet the groups were too... read more

The trip overall was great, and we will come back for sure. The two challenges I had were as follows:
1) Hotels and rooms were good, but not great (except on Westman island). I would have gladly paid more for nicer rooms, and thought I had communicated that.
2) My biggest frustration was with the glacier hike and ice cave tour was the size of the group. I explicitly asked for a maximum of 6-8 in tour, and there were 13 and 24 respectively! I was told they would be,, yet the groups were too large slow, and far less enjoyable. They both offered private tours which would have been much better and I will do on the next trip.

Local specialist: Halldór Haraldsson

Amazing family trip in Iceland!
Iceland | Jul 30 - Aug 6, 2022

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Hari N.
Livingston, NJ | Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

We had an amazing trip in Iceland! Thanks to the kimkim team (Preeti and Halldor) for planning an amazing trip. Our tour guide, Bjarni Gaukur was a real highlight of our trip. He is kind, knowledgeable and made our trip unforgettable. I would highly recommend him ! read more

We had an amazing trip in Iceland! Thanks to the kimkim team (Preeti and Halldor) for planning an amazing trip. Our tour guide, Bjarni Gaukur was a real highlight of our trip. He is kind, knowledgeable and made our trip unforgettable. I would highly recommend him !

Local specialist: Halldór Haraldsson

Thank you for an incredible trip! Our tour g...
Iceland | Jul 30 - Aug 6, 2022

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Sheila N.
Livingston, NJ | Reviewed on Aug 09, 2022

Thank you for an incredible trip! Our tour guide was phenomenal and so knowledgable and thoughtful. The itinerary was perfect and the hotels were great. We really enjoyed this family vacation. read more

Thank you for an incredible trip! Our tour guide was phenomenal and so knowledgable and thoughtful. The itinerary was perfect and the hotels were great. We really enjoyed this family vacation.

Hotel Review
Glacier View Guesthouse - Hrífunes
Hrífunes

The owner was so kind and thoughtful. Beautiful hotel.

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Custom Made Just for Us
Iceland | Jul 14 - Jul 21, 2022

Emily
Emily F.
Arvada, CO | Reviewed on Jul 23, 2022

Halldor and Preeti really got to know my husband and I, to understand our goals and preferences. It was an amazing experience in Iceland and I wouldn’t change a thing.

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