Practical Info

Practical Info2020-04-20T11:06:25+00:00

Here you can find many sorts of practical information that can come in handy when planning your journey in Iceland and while booking your tours.

A few details about our tours

Tinna Adventure offers you to experience East Iceland privately or in small groups, led by highly qualified guides who know the land like 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 a maximum of 10 people.

We are located in Breiðdalsvík. But for some tours we offer pick-ups in other towns in East Iceland.

From Reykjavík – 1 hour flight to Egilsstaðir and 1 hour 15 minutes drive. Or about 7 hours 40 minutes drive (630 km).

From Höfn – About 2 hours 15 minutes driven (165 km)

From Djúpivogur – About 50 minutes drive (52 km)

From Egilsstaðir – About 1 hour 15 minutes (93 km)

From Akureyri – About 4 hours 20 minutes (340 km)

We travel by super jeeps and 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 best 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 for damaged clothing.

Every trip is labeled in terms of its difficulty; easy, medium, medium/hard or hard.

  • Easy: Non, or a light walk for a few hundred meters on uneven grounds.
  • Medium: Light walk for up to five kilometers on uneven grounds.
  • Medium/hard: Walk up to ten kilometers on a rough and sloping landscape.
  • Hard: Walk or climbing in steep mountain and glacier areas up to few hours on foot.

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 opportunity 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

Helpful links

FAQ’s

I’m having problems booking online! What’s wrong?2019-11-07T19:35:09+00:00

Try another web browser! If this doesn’t help feel free to contact us at jeppaferdir@tinna-adventure.is

Do I need to book in advance?2019-11-07T19:33:11+00:00

We recommend to book the tours in advance, we’ve got limited seats.

How can I book?2020-04-20T15:37:56+00:00

You can book online at tinna-adventure.is/tours

If for some reasons you experience difficulties with booking online please contact us via phone +3548323500 or email at jeppaferdir@tinna-adventure.is

 

Can the tour be cancelled due to weather?2019-11-07T19:28:39+00:00

All of our tours can be canceled due to weather with short notice. If our tours get canceled because of weather or safety reasons participants will receive a full refund.

How can I pay?2019-11-07T19:27:19+00:00

Booking online you can pay with a credit card. At our meeting points, you can pay with cash or credit cards.

What happens if it’s raining?2019-11-07T19:26:32+00:00
It can rain a lot in Iceland, we do not let the rain stop us from going out and enjoy nature. Sometimes we say there is no such thing as bad weather just bad choice of clothing. Nature does not adapt to us, we have to adapt to nature.
Of course, we have safety as our top priority. If we at any point feel that conditions are not safe we cancel our tours and do our best to reschedule the tour. In we cancel due to weather, you´ll receive a full refund.
What happens if i’m late for my tour?2019-11-07T18:50:59+00:00
Failure to show up by your scheduled departure time will result in the cancellation of your booking and the full forfeiture of your booking fee if we have other bookings to stay on schedule with.
If in doubt please call us before the tour as we may be able to reschedule if our schedule allows and we try to be as flexible as we possibly can.
Please be on time, we recommend at least 15 min before departure time.
Notice that we do not recommend our participants to travel long distances the same day as the tour takes place.
Be prepared and make sure you know where our meeting point is and how long it takes to get there!
Feel free to contact Tinna Adventure for further information!
Our phone number is +3548323500
Do you make exceptions to the age limits?2019-11-07T16:54:16+00:00

It depends on the tour but for some of them, we can make exceptions on private tours.

Do you offer Private tours?2019-11-07T16:52:20+00:00

Yes we offer private tours, contact us for further information at jeppaferdir@tinna-adventure.is

 

When is it daylight in Iceland?2019-11-05T09:04:00+00:00

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 more balanced daylight.

What is the standard tip for tour guides?2019-11-05T09:03:21+00:00

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.

What kind of money do we use in Iceland?2019-11-05T09:03:02+00:00

The Icelandic króna (ISK).

You can exchange all major currencies at the airport, banks and currency exchanges. Visa and MasterCard are accepted almost universally, and ATMs are not hard to find. While some businesses may take American Express, you can not count on every business allowing them.

Can I pay my fees with a credit card?2019-11-05T09:02:31+00:00

We accept all major credit cards. For example:
Visa, MasterCard, Maestro.

Do Icelanders speak English?2019-11-05T09:02:09+00:00

Most Icelanders speak fluent English. In fact, they welcome the opportunity – so you should never be shy about approaching an Icelander.

How should I dress in Iceland?2019-11-05T09:01:14+00:00

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 favorite pastime is year-round outdoor swimming in many geothermal pools and lagoons, with a typical temperature of 25-28°C.
In wintertime, good winter clothing comes in handy for the colder days.

How cold does it get?2019-11-05T09:00:42+00:00

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 excellent winter skiing areas on higher ground outside many towns. Average January temperatures in Reykjavík, at around zero, are in fact higher than those in New York.