Here you can find many sorts of practical information that can come in handy when planing your journey in Iceland and booking your tours.
Tinna Nature Adventure offers you to experience East Iceland privately or in small groups, led by highly qualified guides who know the land as the back of their hand and are storytellers at heart. We focus on slow travel and a meaningful way to connect with your destination.
We only travel in small groups and in all our tours the focus is few people and personal service.
Super Jeeps with maximum 6 people
We travel by super jeeps, bikes and/or walking.
All clients must be wearing good shoes for walking in rough nature.
For super jeep tours in summer we recommend dressing according to weather. Remember that Icelandic weather can change suddenly so warm and waterproof clothing is good to keep at hand.
On super jeep tours in winter you need to bring good winter clothing.
For yoga hikes we recommend dressing according to weather, while keeping in mind the that the weather can change. We recommend wearing several layers of clothes, as you can put on or remove clothes according to the weather.
NOTE: Tinna Adventure takes no responsibility on damaged clothing.
Every trip is labelled in terms of difficulty, easy, medium, medium/hard or hard.
Read and acknowledge the difficulty label on the tour that you book.
Below are few add-on options and descriptions. While booking your service, after you choose the tour and travel dates, you will be given the option to add the add-ons listed below.
In each tour there are some add-ons available to make your visit even more enjoyable.
Lunch-box: Prepared by Hotel Bláfell for day tours
Lunch-box vegetarian: Prepared by Hotel Bláfell for day tours
Iceland is a North Atlantic island and a part of Europe. It lies about 800 km northwest of Scotland and 970 km west of Norway, and its northern coast is just below the Arctic Circle. From London, Reykjavík and Athens have the same distance.
Not at all! You can find frequent flights to Iceland from Europe’s and North America’s main cities. Flight times from Europe are two to four hours.
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 of too much inconvenience and only settles intermittently in the south but tends to stay longer in the north. However, you can find fine winter skiing areas on higher ground outside many towns. Average January temperatures in Reykjavík, at around zero, are actually higher than those in New York.
In the summer, light clothing is often all you need. But you should 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 geothermal pools and lagoons, with a typical temperature of 25-28°C.
In wintertime good winter clothing comes in handy for the colder days.
Quiet 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.
Most Icelanders speak fluent English. In fact, they welcome the opportunity – so never be shy about approaching an Icelander.
We accept all major credit cards. For example:
Visa, MasterCard, Maestro.
You can exchange all major currencies at the airport, banks and currency exchanges. Visa and MasterCard are accepted almost universally, and ATMs are generally not hard to find. While some businesses may accept American Express you can not count on every business accepting them.
It is not customary to donate tips in Iceland nor is it mandatory or expected. It is however appreciated if you wish to show your appreciation in that way.
In summer the sun barely sets and it´s light round-the-clock at the peak of summer. In mid-winter, it is dark for most of the day. With only about four to five hours of daylight a day you must make the most of it. In spring and autumn, however, there is a more balanced daylight.
Iceland´s electrical standards are European (50Hz, 240 volts) so many North American electrical devices will require converters. Plugs are generally two-pin, so devices brought in from the UK and North America will require adapters.
Most European cell phones work on Iceland´s GSM network; North American ones use a different standard. But you can rent cell phones in Iceland. Iceland now has the highest rate of cell phones use in the world. Mobiles work in towns and on virtually all main travel routes.