- Authentic Icelandic operator
- Deep knowledge of the Icelandic territory
- Sustainability and love for the local environment
- Wide range of choices and programs
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- Matthew5 Day Reykjavík Local Highlights & Northern Lights4.5 - ExcellentWritten on February 23, 2017Our visit to Iceland was fantastic. Our day trip guides (Paul and Simon) were friendly knowledgeable and enthusiastic - particularly Simon, who guided us aroun...Read moreSaga Travel commented on this reviewHi Matthew, glad to hear you enjoyed Páll and Símon's company :) We hope to see you in Iceland in the future, we will gladly assist you! Best regards, Anna Margrét
- Margaret5 Day Reykjavík Local Highlights & Northern Lights4.5 - ExcellentWritten on February 18, 2017The trip was great. The landscape and experiences in the north were amasing and the guide was very informative and thorough. He had excellent local knowledge wh...Read moreSaga Travel commented on this reviewHi Margaret Thank you very much for your review, we are very happy to learn that you enjoyed your adventure to North Iceland! Always welcome again. Warm regards, Tinna.
- tiffany7 Day Akureyri Local Highlights & Northern Lights5.0 - ExcellentWritten on January 24, 2017The guides I had were all very friendly and knowledgeable. When a winter storm was coming in which would close the ring road to traffic they revised than day's ...Read moreSaga Travel commented on this reviewHi Tiffany and thank you so much. It was very nice to meet you and we´re glad you enjoyed your travels with us and the Christmas Eve dinner. We hope to see you again some day here in Iceland! Warm regards Tinna
- Beverley5 day Akureyri Local Highlights & Northern Lights4.5 - ExcellentWritten on January 2, 2017I was completely satisfied with my tour company, Saga Travel. They initiated changes to my itinerary in accordance with the c...Read moreSaga Travel commented on this reviewDear Beverley Thank you for your kind words! It was wonderful to have you here in Iceland travelling with us. I wish you a great 2017 and hopefully we will see you back in Iceland sometime :-) Warm regards Tinna
- Dev5 day Akureyri Local Highlights & Northern Lights5.0 - ExcellentWritten on December 27, 2016Did the 5-Day Akureyri tour with Saga Travel which saw us have several tours across Akureyri as well a Reykja...Read moreSaga Travel commented on this reviewHi Dev! Thank you for your kind words - it was a pleasure assisting you on your visit to Iceland and great to meet you guys :) Enjoy New Years Eve and all my best to the both of you. Anna Margrét
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Questions & Answers
Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions.
When is it daylight in Iceland?
Summer visitors who arrive to a bright midnight sky and ask when it gets dark in Iceland are sometimes told “in the middle of August.” The sun barely sets in the summer and it´s light round-the-clock in the north at the peak of summer. In mid-winter, expect only about four to five hours of daylight a day.
What is the currency in Iceland?
The Icelandic króna (ISK). All major currencies can be exchanged at the airport, banks and currency exchanges. Visa and MasterCard are accepted almost universally, and ATMs are generally not hard to find.
How many people will be in my group?
This depends on the nature of the excursion and the season of travel, but our rule is.
Super Jeep tours: Maximum 6 persons per jeep
Minibus: Maximum 16 persons per minibus
Bus tours: We do not travel this way in any of our tours. But…
Exeption A) Big Private groups
Exeption B) When we book for you with other tour operator then Saga Travel
What are Icelandic people like?
Quite Nordic personality, exceptionally friendly, highly educated, sophisticated, attractive, honest and very modern. Their ancestors were predominantly Norwegian, although some came from the British Isles. There are no Inuits in Iceland.
What clothing should I bring?
In the summer, light clothing is often all you need – but always be prepared for both cold and wet weather at all times of the year. The weather can be extremely changeable. Icelanders often say, “If you don´t like the weather, just wait 15 minutes.” And always bring a bathing suit, whatever time of the year you visit. A favourite pastime is year-round outdoor swimming in countless geothermally heated pools and lagoons, with a typical temperature of 25-28°C.
How cold does it get in Iceland?
Thanks to the Gulf Stream, Iceland isn´t as cold as it sounds. Temperatures are moderate year-round. Average July temperatures are around 10°C and the north and east are often the warmest parts in the summer. Snow is not the orm and only settles intermittently in the south but tends to stay longer in the north. Fine winter skiing areas are found on higher ground outside many towns, however. Average January temperatures in Reykjavík, at around zero, are actually higher than those in New York.