Frequently Asked Questions

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Travel information

An adventure inland? Highlights of Iceland with our ‘Around Iceland’ tour? Or brave the winter conditions and get to see the Northern Lights? What about the famous Laugavegur trail? How about pushing your limits on ‘Trekking under the Katla Volcano’?

It is hard to pick (just) the one!

First, look at the dates. The inland trip can only be done in the summer – the roads through the interior are closed for the rest of the year. Spring and summer bring very long days, giving you loads of energy. And the sight of the midnight sun!

For instance, the days are shorter in August, but still long enough, and August also often has better weather! And you have a great chance of seeing the Northern Lights in autumn!

Winter is great for seeing the Northern Lights and the cold isn’t too bad! However, you do have to be somewhat flexible on this trip, sometimes due to extreme weather. A pass may be closed, resulting in adjustments to the program.

If you want to book a trip or hold an option on it, here’s how you can do it:

Taking an option:

Please send us an email with the name and date of the trip you want to have an option on. If the travel date is at least 4 months in the future, we can give you a reflection period of 3 weeks from the moment we receive your email. You will receive a notification from us about when your option runs and when it expires.

If the trip is scheduled to depart within the next 4 months, you will be given a 2-week notice to confirm your participation. If the travel date is within two months, you can get an option of 1 week.

Please note that airline ticket prices often increase just before departure and we may need to request a surcharge. However, any additional fees will be discussed with you beforehand.


You can book directly on our website and pay the deposit, or the entire amount.

If, due to certain circumstances, you are unable to make the down payment immediately, but you would like to participate, we will be happy to discuss an alternative solution. Send an email so that we can temporarily reserve a spot for you.

You can email

On all Local Adventures trips, there are up to 16 travelers and the tour leader.

If you would like to know more about the composition, please feel free to send us an email. We can give you information about the gender and age composition.

As far as we can estimate the number of bookings and options, the male/female ratio is practically the same.

In a group tour, most of us are strangers to each other. It’s great fun to get to know new people. Friendships formed here are often for life!

Treat each other with respect, as you would like to be treated. We do not accept any forms of racism, whether it concerns skin color, religion, or orientation.

Traveling as a couple? Of course, that’s possible!

Flight tickets are not included on our trips unless stated otherwise.

We are always happy to share our tips with you, though.

We provide the following facilities:

  • Hut to hut – sleeping bag accommodation
  • Camping trips, in tent
  • Camp-based hiking
  • Laugavegur trail

Our services include the following:

  • Hotel to hotel transfer
  • Base camp trips
  • Northern Lights multi-day tours

The following facilities are available:

  • Super jeep trips to glacier
  • Filming and photography assistance
  • Private tours
  • Custom-made travel packages – we can offer any kind of transportation from super jeep to bus, as well as expert guides for geology, volcano tours, bird watching, and glacier expeditions.

We offer a complete holiday package where we take care of all arrangements from the moment you land in Iceland.

Our trips can also be booked separately if you travel on your own schedule.

Some of our programs are seasonal and depend on current conditions such as weather and road conditions.

All tours can be booked at any time. Please see seasonal and availability in tour descriptions.

All of our tours are conducted in English.

Upon request tours can be conducted in French, German, Spanish, Chinese and the Scandinavian languages.


If you book a trip with Local Adventures, you can pay the entire payment or the deposit online immediately when booking via iDeal or Bancontact.

The down payment is 30% of the total travel sum and must be paid via your own bank. The remaining payment must be made no later than 6 weeks before the start of your trip. You will receive a message about this by email approximately 8 weeks before departure.

Local Adventures is registered in Iceland with the RSK (the Icelandic Chamber of Commerce) under the name LAdventures Ehf. as a partnership under Firm, at the address Laekjarbakka 3, 561 Varmahlid.

Our registration number is 431218-054.

The Icelandic bank holds travelers’ money until the last day of your trip. In the exceptional case that your trip is canceled for whatever reason, the bank will refund the money to your own account.

We are also affiliated with the Icelandic Tourist Board. Together with the bank, this organization guarantees that your money is in safe hands with us, so in the event of cancellation, bankruptcy or disaster you are always guaranteed your deposit or full payment back. Our license is 2019-023.

You can view our reviews on the domestic trip site or on Facebook via this link.

Taking out travel insurance is mandatory.

You may already have (continuous) travel insurance, but we can also arrange that for you. We can also take out cancellation insurance for you if you cannot come for certain reasons. No desire or weather conditions are of course not valid reasons for cancellation. This must be done within 7 days of booking the trip. If you would like this, please contact us immediately after booking so that we can provide you with a quote.

Also pay attention to your insurance to see what is included in the insurance, if you go in the winter and want to go skiing or go diving in the summer in Iceland (yes, that is possible!) you often have to adjust your insurance.

You can read more about travel insurance in the Conditions.

If the trip is canceled due to a lack of participants, we will let you know no later than 3 weeks before the start of the trip and we will immediately refund the paid amount to your account.

We often know in advance whether a trip will or will not take place and we try to keep you informed as much as possible!

Guiding, food, accommodation, transport and activities that are outlined in the program are included.

Local Adventures reserves the right to alter prices until an invoice is made because of currency fluctuation and other factors. Our all-inclusive prices cover all expenses except alcohol drinks.

We urge our customers to have travel insurance.

Local Adventures accepts no responsibility for losses or expenses due to delays, changes of flights, or other services because of strikes, accidents, sickness, damage, negligence, weather, war, changes in schedules, or similar causes.

Trekking travel does not assume responsibility for accidents or deaths that can be traced to the participants negligence, act of third parties or exterior circumstances such as weather, natural occurrences ware or other similar causes.

General information

Everyone knows by now that our environment is not doing so well. Climate change, glaciers disappearing, and animals threatened with extinction. We fully realize that our travels, with flying and no possibility to drive through the interior with an electrically powered 4×4, also play a role in this.

We plant a tree in Iceland in the area of Varmahlid in the north for every traveler who comes with us. It also applies to the travelers who have experienced adventures with us in recent years. The first trees were planted in the autumn of 2021. In collaboration with a local farmer, we are making Iceland a bit greener again!

Our privacy statement can be found here. We only have and use your information if you book a trip with us. We need your name and date of birth, for example, to book an activity. Our site uses cookies only to learn how many people visit our site and where they come from. We can never see your other data just by visiting the site.

Customers safety is our number one priority. Our highly experienced guides will do their very best to ensure the safety and enjoyment of our customers.

The Icelandic nature and our climate can be changeable at times so we reserve the right to modify the program at any time if safety is threatened because of adverse conditions.

We ask clients to bring everything listed in the gear list they receive after booking. Iceland’s climate can be unpredictable so appropriate equipment is essential for you enjoyment.

About Local Adventures

We are now also in the media here and there with Local Adventures!

You can find some nice articles about us on Reishonger with a piece about the spectacular interior of Iceland here and about the Westfjords here!

One of our travelers also wrote a piece about her experiences on Landmannalaugar with us at Mountainreporters in 2019, nice to read!

And here’s a nice piece about hiking and camping at the Kerlingarfjöll.

Local Adventures welcomes you to Iceland, the land of fire and ice, to experience the country´s unique natural beauty and diversity. We are a fully licensed incoming travel agency, a company with an emphasis on great service to our customers and environmentally friendly travelling in Iceland.

We specialize in tours and guided treks for small groups. Each tour is operated by Local Adventures with our professional guides and we offer trekking adventures for any level of experience, all over Iceland.

We have a team of experienced guides, who have been guiding visitors all over the Icelandic wilderness for many years.  We take pride in providing great service with a smile. We are committed to operate at the highest standard in the outdoor industry in Iceland. Your safety and enjoyment is our highest priority.

Our trips have a high level of service and flexibility for our customers. We think good value is important and our prices take this into account. We offer all-inclusive prices, leaving you free to enjoy your holidays without having to open your wallet all the time.

Due to the Icelandic climate some activities are seasonal. Do not hesitate to ask us about any outdoor activity you would like to experience on your trip in Iceland and let us do the arrangements for you. From luxurious sightseeing to crossing glaciers, we have the experience. 

We welcome you to Iceland and offer our assistance in making your stay unforgettable.

We currently have a team of 5 tour guides.

We have a team of professionals that join us depending  on skills that are needed.

In our guiding experience we have got to know a large group of talented people who work with us on preparation for the trips in warehouses, buses, super-jeeps, and packing for trips making sure travellers have the best experience possible.

A co-founder of Local Adventures and guide, Arnar has a degree in physical education and is certified glacier guide. Along with his education he has worked in tourism for 20 years, not to mention his career as swimming coach and teacher. 

Arnar grew up in Iceland and has travelled and trekked highlands and glaciers, his own mountaineering experience has taken him hiking on food and skis all over Iceland.  Arnar is also a member of the search and rescue team where he has taken a number of courses in mountain rescue.