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Frequently Asked Questions

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GspotIceland company was created with the idea of moving tourists away from Icelanndic tourist traffic. We specialize in lava tubes caving, but in our offer you can find a wide range of tours form classical icelandic golden circle or south coast tour to lava caves exploring and personalized tours. We designed our tour to take our clients to places you won’t read in guiade books and show them real, wild Iceland. To get more details about our tour offer or personalised tour contact our office at info@gspoticeland.com or by phone +354 7872727

Yes, we most certainly do! Please contact info@gspoticeland.com with your request and we will definitely look into it and respond with the ideal tour for you and your travel group.

With GspotIceland you can find a tour for your and your childrens. The minimum age varies depending on destination and type of tour. GspotIcleand has set minimum ages to ensure that the included activities are safe and suit each age range. Some of the more adventurous destinations have a higher minimum age.

The GspotIceland is using 5 grade hiking scale, classified into levels of technical and physical effort. Difficulty rises with number. Keep in mind that most of hikes we offer will be at a conversational pace and are gradend usually as 2 or 3. Don’t be intimidated by the numbers, you’re probably capable of a lot more than you think. Our hikes involve plenty of water & snack breaks, at least one longer stop in the middle.
1- Easy: Accessible to all people in good health. On our tours you have to be able to walk over uneven terrain for 3 hours, without carrying much weight
2- Moderate: Accessible to all those in good health, who are doing some sport, and who are used to all-terrain walks. 2-6 hours walk per day, without carrying much weight.
3- Challenging: Suites those that are physically active and have some background in basic traveling in mountainous terrain with a backpack. 6-7 hrs walks. Often involves carrying your own gear.
4- Demanding: Demanding some effort and certain endurance. Good health and some hiking experience is required. 6-8 hours. Often involves carrying your own gear.
5- Strenuous: Only suitable for people physically and psychologically prepared for a highly engaging experience. Expedition level. Often involves carrying your own gear.
Keep in mind that most of our hikes will be at a conversational pace and are gradend usually as 2 or 3. Don’t be intimidated by the numbers, you’re probably capable of a lot more than you think. Our hikes involve plenty of water & snack breaks, at least one longer stop in the middle.

For tours with included pick up from Reykjavík, Keflavik, Grindavik areas, we ask all our customers to send their pick up location at least 24 hours prior to the departure of their tour.
GspotIceland will provide you with information about your pick up time after your booking process is finished. If you are unsure when to be ready for your scheduled tour then please contact info@gspotIceland.com.
You will be pickup at chosen location and starting time. If you do not show up for the scheduled pickup time and location stated on your booking, your reservation is non refundable. You are responsible to be ready for pick up at the assigned pick up point from the start of the pick up time in order to not miss our guides when they arrive to pick you up.
If you do not know your pickup location at the time of booking, you can choose to update your pick up location later, up to 12 hours before tour departure. Please send an email to info@gspotIceland.com with your new pick up location. If our office will not receive information about your pick up location 12 hours before departure, GspotIceland cannot be responsible if you miss the tour.

The best thing to do on a rainy day in Iceland is either to go swimming or caving! GspotIceland chooses caving.
Iceland is filled caves of all sizes and shapes. Caves are important in Icelandic history, as many of them have served as shelters for people or animals in harsh winters, some were made by titans:) some caves in Iceland are still used as sheds, or barns, for sheep. Iceland is situated on top of a ‘hot spot’ on Earth, where there are dozens of volcanoes, craters and hot springs. Many lava tubes from the volcanoes have turned into caves, some of the craters have cracks that reveal hidden caves and some of the hot springs are even situated within caves. One example is Grjótagjá, famed for a love scene from Game of Thrones, but it is, unfortunately, not possible to bathe in it.There are four kinds of caves in Iceland: Lava caves, glacier caves, ice caves and man-made caves.
For lava caving experience in Iceland, you will need GspotIceland. Company specializes in Icleandic lava caves exploration. We offer are many caving tours to choose from, all of them include necessary equipment and professional caving photography. Most of caves we visit is available all year round.
Please, remember not to leave any trash or take rocks from caves- especially stalagmites and stalactites lava formations. In Iceland, we love and respect our nature and visitors are encouraged to behave responsibly during their stay.

Your safety is on top of G spot Iceland’s priorities list. In the matter of safe, professional guiding GspotIceland meets the highest standards. All of our guides went true special curse and have Wilderness First Responder certificate.
Wilderness first responders are individuals who are trained to respond to emergency situations in remote locations. They are part of a wide variety of wilderness medical providers who deal with medical emergencies that occur in wilderness settings.
Among professionals in outdoors industry, like park rangers, climbing instructors, and guides WFR certificate is, a sign of professional approach to guiding.

Despite what its name suggests, Iceland is not actually freezing cold. The climate is milder due to warm currents in the Atlantic Ocean. But if there’s one word that perfectly describes the weather in the land of fire and ice, it’s “unpredictable.”
You really need to be ready for everything—especially if you’re visiting in the winter. Good hiking boots and a wind- and rain-proof jacket are always a must, along with a warm hat, gloves, and scarf. Regardless of the season, bring a bathing suit with you as well since natural geothermal pools abound.

Weather in Iceland is very unpredictable. For tours during winter: warm clothing as first layer, waterproof jacket with a hoodie, hiking boots with ankle protection and hard sole, a hat and gloves are ideal. For tours during summer, bringing a light rain jacket or a soft shell with a hoodie is in most cases enough protection. Icelanders often say, “If you don’t like the weather, just wait 5 minutes”. Jeans are not recommended for our trips as they become very heavy, cold and uncomfortable to wear when they get wet.

We encourage bringing hiking boots for grade 3 and 4 tours. They have to be hard on the sole and tight around the ankle. Unfortunately, don’t have the option to rent hiking boots for the moment.

It rains a lot in Iceland, but we do not let rain stop us from going out and enjoying nature. All we need to do is choose our clothing wisely, which is why we recommend wearing waterproof clothing as the second layer. Of course, safety is our #1 priority. In case of extreme weather conditions, we will cancel our tours and do our best to reschedule.In these cases, you’ll receive a full refund.

Iceland has an area of 40 thousand square miles and a population of 330,000 (in 2016) people, most of whom live in Reykjavik. The U.S. is about 95 times bigger than Iceland, which is roughly the size of Maine. Iceland’s main road, the Ring Road, goes around the island and it’s approximately 828 miles. Typical ring road itineraries are between 8 and 12 days.
The most popular attractions in the south can be reached within a couple of hours from Reykjavik, with the farthest one being Vatnajökull Glacier and the Jökulsárlón Lagoon, located 231 miles away from the capital.

All major credit card are accepted we also accept other means of payment, for example, Paypal. We use the Icelandic króna (ISK). All major currencies can be exchanged at the airport and banks. You can also find ATMs all over the country.
While most businesses do not require that you use a card with a PIN number, there may be a few occasions where a PIN is required—specifically at some gas stations. Like many places in the U.S., using a debit card for a full tank of gas at the pump may automatically put a significant sum of money (around $200) on hold in your bank account, which is released within a few days. Some gas stations may also require you to go inside and purchase a pre-paid gas card, but you can typically use a credit card for that transaction. It’s also advisable to carry cash in case of absolute emergency; USD or Euros will work in most cases.

Each season has its charm Iceland in winter has the northern lights, the coziness of being at home, knitting and eating winter food. Iceland in the summer has the midnight sun, the friendliness of the outdoors and summer food! We love this land, any time of the year!

While Iceland is famous for being a perfect spot to witness the Northern Lights, it is not guaranteed that you’ll be able to see them in the winter. Aurora Borealis displays depend on cloud coverage and the sun’s activity. Your best chance of seeing them is after 11 pm in the winter when it’s darkest outside. You may need to go on an “aurora hunt” and search for a spot with minimum light pollution, GspotIceland will help to increase your chances.

The shortest days in Reykjavik are at the end of December when the city gets a little over four hours of daylight. In the winter, the sun usually doesn’t rise until after 10:30 am and sets around 4 pm. You’ll want to maximize the daylight you have, so check out this article if you’re planning a wintery Iceland adventure.

While service charges are usually included in your bill in Iceland, you could still tip waiter or guide—10% is usually enough. The truth is that Icelanders receive good wages, and tipping has never been a big part of their culture.

U.S. citizens may stay in the country as tourists for up to 90 days without a visa. For a full list of countries that are exempt from a visa, visit Iceland’s immigration page. Just make sure your passport is valid for six months beyond your travel dates.

Most adults in Iceland are fluent in English. In fact, finding someone who doesn’t speak English, especially in the service industry is extremely rare.

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