Reykjavik Erupts
Reykjavik Erupts
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Private ToursNature & Wildlife Tours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Reykjavik Erupts is a small family & friends-based company that has a great reputation for doing private tours in Iceland. Having a knowledgeable, local guide helping you to plan your trip to Iceland is the best way to make the most of your time and money.
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Caron B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This was the third of three tours I did with Dofri and Reykjavik Erupts. I wrote separate reviews for both of those tours as well.

I was a bit sad that this was going to be the last day of tours I did with Dofri and Reykjavik Erupts, but at the same time, I was excited to go because I knew our guide had some more fun adventures planned for us that day. He did not disappoint!

Dofri and our canine guides (Hneta and Kvika) picked us up again at our hotel. Before starting our tour, they were kind enough to bring us back to see the Icelandic horses again. It was a short stop, and we were soon on the road again with our first stop being an out-of-the-way pit stop where I could buy an Icelandic sweater (lopapeysa). Dofri had paid attention to what I mentioned in conversation the previous day and took me to a place where I could get exactly what I wanted at a fraction of the cost in downtown Reykjavik!

It was a long trip from Reykjavik to our first stop, Skogafoss. On the way, Dofri introduced us more to Icelandic culture and tradition and continued the Saga of Egil that he told us the previous day on our trip around the Golden Circle. And he taught us some Icelandic lullabies (he has a wonderful singing voice). Again, he was more of a friend than just a tour guide. The time and distance between stops could be long, and he made the time fly by.

After visiting Skogafoss, at our request, Dofri headed to Vik for lunch. He knew an out-of-the-way place (away from the tour busses) with great food. I had the best arctic char there. Dofri was great for knowing all the best places to eat. He even helped us make reservations for dinner after our tours with him. He goes above and beyond what's expected.

After Vik, we visited Reynisfjara Beach, the famous black sand beach. Dofri explained how the awesome columns were formed. I should note, on all three tours he was a wealth of geological information. I learned so much from him regarding Iceland's geology. He explained things so well that visiting the Perlan museum was just a recap for me (it's a wonderful place to visit too).

We did a quick stop at a glacier. I am disappointed in myself for not taking note of the name, but I was so excited at the time to hike up to it. Because our stops were relatively short (it's hard for mom to walk around) there was some extra time. Dofri (and Hneta) stayed with mom to keep her company while my canine guide Kvika went with me to hike up to see the glacier. I was so glad to have someone to keep mom company so I was able to do some things she couldn't do. I was also happy to be walking with Kvika.

Our last stop of the day was Seljalandsfoss. We drove by it earlier and didn't stop, but Dofri had a very good reason for this. We didn't get to walk behind it because it was closed due to ice, but it was still breathtaking. One of my favorite things here was seeing the hidden waterfall nearby Gljúfrafoss. Dofri helped me into the narrow and slippery canyon that led up to the falls. I am glad he was there with me to show me the way and keep me from falling on the slippery rocks (I can be clumsy). The last thing I needed was to get hurt in the middle of my trip.

On the long drive back, our private guide and skald continued with sagas he started. Between the sites, the sagas, and meeting the locals, Dofri crafted a unique and unforgettable Iceland adventure for me and my mom.

I highly recommend Reykjavik Erupts and Dofri in particular to anyone who wants to book a private tour in Iceland. I booked a private guide because I brought my elderly mom with me on a short trip to Iceland, and I knew private tours would be best considering our limited time and her mobility issues. Dofri made sure our Iceland experience was priceless.

Please see my other reviews (Golden Circle and Visit the Volcanoes) for more information about Reykjavik Erupts. I fully plan to go back to Iceland in the future, and I will be sure to book Reykjavik Erupts again when I do.
Written 7 April 2024
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Wow, Caron! Thanks for your incredibly kind words! Give my best to your mother and Mokka.
Written 9 April 2024
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Caron B
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Apr 2024 • Family
This was the second of three tours I did with Dofri and Reykjavik Erupts. I also wrote reviews of those tours.

The Golden Circle tour with Reykjavik Erupts was fantastic! I thought the first tour we did with Dofri was great, but this one was even better. It was like spending a day with a long-lost cousin who knew all the ins and outs and fun things to do in his home turf.

Dofri and his canine helpers, Hneta and Kvika (we asked if they could continue to tour with us), started the day by picking us up at our hotel and soon headed out to the Golden Circle.

Our first stop was Thingvellir. On the way there, Dofri began telling us the saga of one of his ancestors, Egill. I won't spoil anything here, but I may now know where a horde of silver is buried in Iceland. I should also add that after hearing the saga from Dofri, I went out and bought a book on Egill's Saga. He is a credit to his skald ancestor and tells it better than reading it in a book, hands down.

When we reached Thingvellir, Dofri was quick to help my mom in her wheelchair. She only needs it on long walks, and this was a long walk... downhill. Holding a wheelchair back while walking downhill is a lot harder for me than pushing it uphill. But Dofri stepped in and took care of it, keeping my mom safe and comfortable while we walked. As soon as the ground was flat, he allowed me and mom some private time to enjoy Thingvellir together. Later, he kept my mom occupied by playing fetch with the dogs while I took a hike up to a small but beautiful waterfall that was not accessible to her.

We stopped briefly at a secret, off-the-beaten-path place near a lake. There, we saw how traditional Icelandic rye bread was cooked (fascinating). It was a beautiful area, and we were some of the only people there. No big buses of people.

Dofri made us reservations at Friðheimar, the famous tomato farm. It was at the top of my mom's list as she used to grow a huge garden. We ate some of the best tomato soup there, and I even tried tomato ice cream (pretty good).

We then visited Gullfoss (where again Dofri kept my mom company so I could explore more on foot) and then my favorite stop of the day, Geysir. He snapped the best photo of me and mom (I will share that with my photos). That's another great thing about having Dofri as a guide: his eye for a good photo!

We headed for home after that, but not before Dofri took us to one of the best secret ice cream cafes in the area. We learned a lot more on the way back to the hotel about Iceland and its people... including some personal stories from our guide himself.

I highly recommend Reykjavik Erupts and Dofri in particular to everyone who wants to book a private tour in Iceland. I booked a private guide because I brought my elderly mom with me on a short trip to Iceland, and I knew private tours would be best considering our limited time and her mobility issues. Dofri made sure our Iceland experience was priceless.

Please see my other reviews (Visit the Volcanoes and South Coast) for more information about Reykjavik Erupts. I fully plan to go back to Iceland in the future, and I will be sure to book Reykjavik Erupts again when I do.
Written 7 April 2024
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Thank you for your wonderful review, Caron. I am so happy you and your mother had such a great time. Hneta and Kvika say helloooowwww. ;)
Written 9 April 2024
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Caron B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This was the first of three tours I did with Dofri and Reykjavik Erupts. I am going to write separate reviews for both of those tours as well. I need to mention that due to the eruption of Fagradalsfjall, much of what we would normally see on this tour was not accessible. So Dofri had to improvise, and he was a master at presenting the perfect first day in Iceland.

He picked us up at the airport and brought us to a local coffee shop for one of the best cups of coffee I've had in a while. It was a local place, not a touristy spot. I knew right then I picked the right guide, one who would provide a real feel for Iceland.

We first visited Kleifarvatn Lake and then Krýsuvík/Seltún. Dofri gave us a wonderful explanation of the geology behind what was happening in the area and pushed mom in her wheelchair and kept her company at Krýsuvík so I could explore a little more. He gave us a break in his tour to drop us off at Sky Lagoon where mom and I were able to get over our jet lag a little before continuing on.

When Dofri picked us up, much to our delight, and per our request, he brought his wonderful dogs Hneta and Kvika! They are such well-behaved dogs and smart too (one is a retired search and rescue dog)! Dofri talked about his horses too and invited us to see them, which we did: real Icelandic horses. We got to feed them a little snack while we were there. I bet that's a treat you don't get on most tours. My mom said she loved the scenery and the lagoon, but the horses were her highlight of the day. I don't know that I can pick a highlight; I loved it all so much.

After we met the horses, Dofri gave us a tour of Reykjavik and gave us some tips to enjoy the city. But this was our first day in Iceland, we were jet-lagged, and tired. So he brought us to our hotel and we agreed to meet the next day for our Golden Circle tour.

I highly recommend this company and Dofri in particular to everyone who wants to book a private tour in Iceland. I booked a private guide because I brought my elderly mom with me on a short trip to Iceland and I knew private tours would be best considering our limited time and her mobility issues. Dofri made sure our Iceland experience was priceless.

Please see my other reviews (Golden Circle and South Coast) for more information about Reykjavik Erupts. I fully plan to go back to Iceland in the future, and I will be sure to book Reykjavik Erupts again when I do.
Written 7 April 2024
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Thank you for your wonderful review! I'm so happy you had such a wonderful time. <3
Written 9 April 2024
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sansa31
Oakland, CA721 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Whether you plan this trip yourself or use a travel agent, Iceland is a must go to. I don't know why we've waited so long we were chasing the northern lights and we were rewarded twice. We used a company called Reykjavík excursions that canceled every single night so we had to see the lights on our own. The center of Reykjavik is a hub of delicious food. Friendly people awesome live music every single night loved the Irish pub and the bar that looks like a library on the main street. The center hotels are wonderful. Had a great direct flight on Icelandic air from Seattle. Takk icelavd
Written 11 February 2024
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Gwenith E
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Nov 2023 • Business
We had an excellent experience with Dofri and Sigga from Reykjavik Erupts. A group of 13 of us were on a study trip to Iceland, and Dofri and Sigga used their extensive network of contacts, local knowledge and experience to offer a fantastic itinery for visiting inspiring businesses in the Reykjavik area as well as some natural beauty spots. We had a flight delay of 24 hours, Sigga and Dofri re-arranged parts of the original itinery so that we could make the most of the time we had and managed to do most things. They were both very to easy to work with, flexible, reliable, knowledgeable, punctual and professional. I'd highly recommend booking a trip with them to make the most of your time in Iceland!
Written 10 January 2024
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Thanks Gwenith! I look forward to seeing you soon. :) Best wishes, Dofri.
Written 12 January 2024
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Curiosity18461406396
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Aug 2023 • Family
It was an incredible day with Dofri on the south coast of Iceland. He was able to avoid the crowds while taking us to the best sites on the south coast. He even brought along his two dogs, Hneta and Kvika, who greatly enhanced the experience. They were highlights of the trip. In addition to the wonderful day he was able to help us secure a last minute rental car for the next day. Dofri is a very experienced guide and we highly recommend booking with him
Written 5 January 2024
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Thanks for your very kind words, they mean a lot to me - and also to Hneta and Kvika. :) Best wishes from Iceland, Dofri.
Written 12 January 2024
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e_recruiter
Houston, Texas163 contributions
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Aug 2023 • Family
We had an incredible day with Dofri on a recent trip to Reykjavik. We were coming to Iceland on a cruise ship, but wanted a personal experience in Reykjavik. We feel very lucky to have found Dofri and to have made a lifetime friend. Dofri met us at the cruise ship terminal as arranged and even offered a bonus of bringing his wonderful border collie guides with us. Being dog people, this added such a fun part to our day, and you have never met better behaved dogs. We had a 12 day cruise, and Dofri made this day so special that it was all of our favorite excursion for our entire trip.
Dofri is exceptionally knowledgeable about Iceland and Reykjavik, and cares deeply about making your day extra special and personal. He sought our feedback (and that of our teenagers) throughout the day to make sure that we were seeing what we most wanted to see and do, and he adjusted on the fly. His van is large, comfortable and very nice. We had comfortable accommodations for our day trip around the Golden Circle. Iceland is stunning. Dofri filled in the gaps to help us understand the history, context and details around each site visited, and in the landscape in between stops. He is laid back, easy going and friendly and very well spoken. He also happens to be a great photographer and took some amazing pics for us. Now, how to pick just one for the Christmas card!?! Dofri is a native Icelander and has worked in the film/tv industry, politics, tourism and is just a really cool guy. He appealed to adults and teens and made the day unique, fun and memorable. We felt like we had made a new friend in Iceland and want to stay in contact! Thank you Dofri for an unbelievably fun and interesting day. You helped us to fall in love with Iceland and gave us all a day we will remember forever. Come see us in Texas! We cannot recommend him highly enough for any tour you might like to take in and around Reykjavik. You cannot find a better guide to show you this amazing country.
Written 19 September 2023
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Thank you for a great time together - Hneta and Kvika say hello! :)
Written 16 October 2023
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K J
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Sept 2023 • Couples
If you are planning a trip to Iceland, the Golden Circle is a must. Dofri has the knowledge, space in his Mercedes van, and the personality to make it a trip to remember. Dofri picked us up at our hotel downtown and we then traveled the Golden Circle- waterfalls, Viking history, geysers and local food. Probably the greatest part was the Icelandic knowledge/history that Dofri provided. He is truly a Renaissance man w/ in depth knowledge due to his upbringing in this West w/ horses, education, and multiple careers. The scenery is beautiful and a must see but don’t do it without Dofri. We hope to return again and travel w/ Dofri to see the northern lights, volcanoes and possibly even a horse tour in the west.
Written 14 September 2023
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Thanks for a great day together - hope to see you again. :)
Written 16 October 2023
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Joe G
Reno, NV10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
We were picked-up at our hotel by our guide at 8:30 AM - We were dropped-off by our new friend.

We have traveled the world for more than 40+ years and without a doubt Dofri is the very best guide we have ever had the pleasure to meet. As if his wonderful personality, and stories of his family history, expert knowledge, and delightful humor were not enough, he also toured us around in a brand-new Mercedes Sprinter van fit for kings. Thank you, King of Trolls!
Written 9 August 2023
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Thank you Joe!
Written 16 October 2023
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JEFFREY M
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Jul 2023 • Solo
The afternoon with Dofri was informative and fun and provided for some great photo opportunities. His knowledge, genuine interest and enthusiasm among with wit and humor made for the perfect excursion out and about from Reykjavik
Written 1 July 2023
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Thanks, Jeffrey! If you ever have questions regarding a trip to Iceland, don't hesitate to email me.
Written 2 July 2023
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