Private Iceland Tour

Checklist To Hire a Guide for Private Iceland Tour

August 19, 2018

Thinking about planning a trip to Iceland? You’ve come to the right place! In this post, we are going to go through everything you’ll want to consider for planning to hire guide for Private Iceland trip.

When to Visit Iceland

High season in Iceland is from June to August, when the days are at their longest and the weather is at its warmest.

The true midnight sun only appears in the north of the country within the Arctic Circle, but during summer the whole of Iceland experiences long days and light nights.

The summer solstice (Jónsmessa), on 24 June, is celebrated in Iceland with parties and bonfires. From May to August, the long evenings create extended ‘golden hours’ for photographers and are very pleasant to sit and enjoy even if you don’t have a camera. Summer is the best time to go whale-watching, cycling, horse riding and road-tripping.

Winter is the time to visit if you want to see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). The lights can be seen from September to March; the midwinter months have the longest nights, but also a greater chance of cloud, so the shoulder seasons of autumn and early spring can often provide a better chance of actually being able to see the sky.

To maximise your chance of seeing the lights you need a dark night, so head away from the city lights. Specialist Northern Lights tours will take you to locations with less light pollution. If you visit for a long weekend you might be lucky, but the longer you can stay, the better chance you have of catching a dark, clear night and seeing some aurora action.

Decide How Long You Want to Visit Iceland For

There’s a lot to see and do in Iceland, and you could easily fill up two or three weeks here. There are also many attractions within easy reach of Reykjavik, so even if you just did a two or three day stopover, you’d still be amazed by how much natural beauty you could fit in. For private and more personalized tour it is recommended to hire a guide with below checklists:

Past Experience:

If you are planning to hire guide for your upcoming private tour in Iceland, the most important things you should check is the expertise of guide and its team.

References and Reviews:

As per recent trends customer always find and research about the company and review related to the services. You can find review related to guide and it’s associated company on many available website like tripadvisor and others.

Below is some tips provided by Dofri Hermannsson, founder of Reykjavik Erupts :  


  • Check the reviews. If a company has a really good and stable track record that’s a good sign.
  • Don’t just look for the stars, read what people say. If they are really happy about the tour they will say in what way.
  • Look for a small company. They will try harder, give you more personal service and put their pride in giving you a wonderful experience.


You should verify about any registration and approval of guide through iceland local government.

Rely on Your Network or Ask Your Hotel Concierge

Do you have well-traveled friends whose tastes you trust? If so, ask them for recommendations. Asking your social media network for suggestions is another way to go.

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