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Private Tour in Iceland with Einar Páll Svavarsson, local expert and guide

Updated: Apr 22

Iceland is an island nestled in the heart of the North Atlantic. It is a land of breathtaking beauty and rugged terrain that has captivated travelers for generations. From its stunning glaciers and cascading waterfalls to its otherworldly geysers and volcanic landscapes, this Nordic island nation is a true natural wonder. But with so much to see and do, it can be overwhelming to plan the perfect trip. That's where a private tour comes in.


Travel in a new modified 4x4 Toyota Lan Cruiser 2023 model
Travel in a new modified 4x4 Toyota Lan Cruiser 2023 model

By partnering with Einar, a local expert and experienced guide, you can uncover Iceland's hidden gems and experience the country in a way that few tourists ever do. From off-the-beaten-path hiking trails and secluded hot springs to charming fishing villages and local eateries, a private tour allows you to create a truly unique and unforgettable Icelandic adventure. So if you're ready to explore this captivating country in a whole new way, join me as we uncover Iceland's hidden gems on a private tour.


Visit places that are difficult to visit without your local guide in a private tour iceland
Visit places that are difficult to visit with your local guide

What reasons do you have to take a private tour or a personal photo tour in Iceland?

One reason is to enjoy the vast open space and visit places that few people visit. To enjoy the peace and silence. It is also an opportunity to define your small group of people to travel together with a professional local guide, someone who knows Iceland in and out, landscape, places, geology, history, folklore, and current affairs. The fact is that Iceland has a lot to offer in terms of natural wonders and places to visit that only local people know about. For someone who doesn’t know anything about Iceland, the island, and the country, a lot of research is required to set up an exciting itinerary. Find places to go to and how to get there. Both well-known sites and places that are interesting but not mainstream destinations.

Private tour with Einar Páll experienced 4X4 driver, local guide, writer, and photographer
Private tour with Einar Páll experienced 4X4 driver, local guide, writer, and photographer

Avoid visiting Iceland in the wrong season

By taking a private tour, you enhance your experience and save time. You also get a wealth of local knowledge about geology, history, and folklore. More importantly, you get essential information about possibilities for the season you plan to visit, the weather, the roads, how to drive, and how to prepare. In essence, you get to do more, enjoy more, and learn more with the necessary flexibility and substantially increase your options and experience. Iceland is a cold country located in the Arctic, and it is essential if you want to enjoy the best it has to offer to organize your tour.


But then again, possibly there is no wrong season - if you know what you are doing in a private tour iceland?
But then again, possibly there is no wrong season - if you know what you are doing?

Expand the enjoyment of your Iceland tour

I organize spectacular private and custom-made tours in Iceland based on my extensive knowledge and experience traveling in all regions of the island. Tours are designed for people who seek to get more from their visit, photographic tours, highland tours in summer, and excursions to many exciting places that are both mainstream destinations and destinations that few people visit. If you are interested in stunning natural wonders and breathtaking places, we take you to all the best locations. Waterfalls, canyons, basalt columns, hot springs, glaciers, icebergs, famous mountains, lava fields, colorful rhyolite mountains, volcanos, rivers, and much more. We also organize tours that take you to famous sites and popular attractions. Like our different versions of the Golden Circle, the fascinating South Coast, Jökulsárlón and other stunning glacier lagoons, the historically rich and stunning Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and the impressive geology of the Reykjanes Peninsula. We also give you a lot of background information about the history, folklore, and geology of each place and region to enhance your experience and enjoyment.


It is interesting to visit places that are outside the mainstream tourist crowd
It is interesting to visit places that are outside the mainstream tourist crowd

Why take a private photo tour in Iceland?

Iceland has an infinite number of exciting places to visit to take stunning photos. But there are many factors you need to have in mind that play an essential role when choosing a site of interest. Reasons that make any destination a bit complicated, like the weather, time of year, the sun's position in the Arctic, high and low tide, road conditions, and when the location is most interesting and accessible, to name a few. Photographers often make the mistake of coming to Iceland at the wrong time when many places they intend to visit are not accessible or not as attractive as they have seen in other photos. By taking a photo tour with a knowledgeable and experienced photo guide, you eventually save a considerable amount of time and resources. If you are interested in a photo tour with many spectacular motives for you and your camera, contact us through the form below and tell us about your interest.

A stunning waterfall that very few people visit when in Iceland
A stunning waterfall that very few people visit when in Iceland

I also take you to unique and mindblowing places that few people visit

In the summer months, we take you to locations in the Highland, like Landmannalaugar, Syðri Fjallabak, Torfajökull caldera, and Þórsmörk. Landscape gems and places that are only known to the locals and local experts are far away from the crowds of mass tourism. Sites that will most likely give you a unique experience that will last for a lifetime. It all depends on your wishes and interests. In the spring, we choose places interesting to visit for possible enjoyment in nature and photography. It is our opinion that spring, the months of April and May, are the least appealing months for a vacation or a visit to Iceland. In winter, visiting Iceland has some advantages, but the weather factor plays a much more significant role than in other seasons. There are many exciting places to visit in winter, but everything is different as the temperature and high winds often define our possibilities. We also follow the northern light forecast, but the lights do not appear in the sky as often as you might think. Autumn, the months of September and October, is, on the other hand, an exciting time to travel to Iceland. So before you decide, please consult with us to quickly help you get the most out of your plan to visit Iceland.

Sometimes we throw in the Aurora Borealis
Sometimes we throw in the Aurora Borealis - if conditions are right

A flexible private tour based on knowledge

It is a planned but flexible private tour where everyone in your group can enjoy the scenic landscape and all the natural wonders. It is a tour with a highly experienced local tour and photo guide, Einar Páll Svavarsson, who is also a tour expert on Iceland's history and geology. Einar has written hundreds of articles about Iceland for websites and has taken thousands of photos all over Iceland. A unique journey to highly interesting places, like stunning natural wonders, and a genuine connection to Iceland's history and distinctive geology is what our customers should expect from a private tour. It is a great way to enhance your experience and get to know the ins and outs of Iceland.


Another place that few tourists visit
Another place that few tourists visit

See more and experience more in a private tour

As an experienced guide in Iceland, I will always find something interesting whether you are traveling as a family, school group, with friends, photographers, or just as a group of people interested in exploring Iceland. I always enjoy taking visitors to impressive waterfalls, stunning canyons, amazing basalt column sites, colorful rhyolite mountains, geothermal places, unique hiking paths, glacier lagoons, beautiful lakes, and all the other unique and mind-blowing places we know. It is all about your experience and what you take back as your memory.

Finding colors in the landscapes is always interesting for photographers
Finding colors in the landscapes is always interesting for photographers

Experience the Iceland concept of nature, geology, and history

My specialty is natural wonders, exciting places in Icelandic nature, and places of historical and geological importance. It's all about real and raw Icelandic nature. I connect to the sagas, the settlement, geology, eruptions, history, the people, folklore, and the development of Iceland as a country. I organize tours that give you experience and insight. Experience and knowledge come first.

There are many interesting waterfalls in Iceland but how do you find them all?
There are many interesting waterfalls in Iceland but how do you find them all?

A different kind of day tour

If you are planning a short visit, I also organize and set up an itinerary for a day tour that is different. A tour around the Reykjanes Peninsula, a trip to Landmannalaugar in the highland, or a visit to Borgarfjörður to learn about the literary giant, Snorri Sturluson, who wrote many masterpieces in medieval times. It could also be a tour to experience some of the stunning natural wonders near Reykjavík or a trip to some of the spectacular landforms in the highland, like Kerlingarfjöll or Hveravellir, in summer. It could be an intense search for the Northern Lights in winter or finding an ideal location for photography at the time of ultra-clear skies of September and October. It is always an adventure.

An eruption is an option occasionally?
An eruption is an option occasionally?

Enjoy the natural wonders

If you are interested in visiting Iceland and really enjoy the most exciting places and natural wonders that few people visit, send us an inquiry with your preference. Tell me what you are looking for and the purpose of your tour.

In addition to fire we also have ice
In addition to fire we also have ice

Tell me about your interest

Tell me how many you are, and I will make suggestions and organize a tour at any region in Iceland. We always include a remote location that few visit and is only revealed during the tour.


I have often organized tours for friends, family members, photographers, and people with historical interests, as well as tours that focus on global warming and much more.

Read the excellent reviews we got from our customers this summer on our popular Landmannalaugar summer tour.


If you like hiking this is a great place for a eight hour hike
If you like hiking this is a great place for a eight hour hike


Why a private tour and a local guide?

  • A local guide takes you to interesting sites outside the mainstream tourist places

  • A local guide organizes a tour that is exceptional and avoids common pitfalls

  • A local guide has a depth of knowledge about Iceland's geography and geology

  • A local guide gives you a background understanding of Iceland's history from settlement to modern times

  • A local guide tells you stories from the Sagas and our folklore

  • A local guide gives you important information about the volcanic activity in Iceland and the role eruptions play in our history

  • A local guide gives you an understanding that enhances all aspects of the tour

There are leyers of interesting places in the landscape in Iceland
There are leyers of interesting places in the landscape in Iceland

  • A local guide gives you an experience that you would otherwise have missed

  • A local guide takes high-quality photos of you during the tour and sends you at the end of the tour

  • A local guide helps you find the best and most interesting adventure tours and activities

  • A local guide helps you find the most interesting museums and exhibitions

  • A local guide is your driver so everyone in your group can enjoy the spectacular scenery and landscape you are about to experience

  • A local guide helps you make your tour to Iceland an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience

  • A local guide is also an experienced driver in all conditions on Icelandic roads, most importantly in winter


Hafragilsfoss in Jökulsárgljúfur is part of a Ring Road private tour
Hafragilsfoss in Jökulsárgljúfur is part of a Ring Road private tour


Experience the 4X4 adventure and river crossing


  1. Travel in a new modified 4x4 Toyota Lan Cruiser 2023 model, spacious and convenient for one to four passengers and luggage. A vehicle that is fit for all roads in Iceland, including the F roads or highland roads and river crossing during summer.

  2. A highly knowledgeable and experienced driver guide that will inform you about geology, entertaining stories from the history of Iceland, the Sagas, and much more as we drive between exciting places.

  3. Stop at 5 to 7 natural wonders of various kinds during the day. Stops depend on the region of Iceland traveled and the distance between sites, and also if hiking is involved.

Often we need to cross many rivers when traveling in the Highland
Often we need to cross many rivers when traveling in the Highland




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