Covid-19 & 2nd place on TripAdvisor

10 minute read29 May 2020

We just want to update you guys about some news from the company.

We haven’t operated any tours since mid-March due to the Covid19 situation. Even though we would have loved to, there have not been any tourists here in Iceland for over 2 months now (like in other countries).

Things are definetly different and we are experiencing times that no one saw ahead. Many companies in tourism in Iceland have closed down temporarily and unfortunately some others are struggling.

We at Your Day Tours have one goal and that is to go through this situation. We are positive and for the last weeks we have been re-organising our business. At the same time we have been cleaning, fixing and painting our busses. We can’t wait to start again!

In this tough times, it was very happy news when, a few weeks ago, we noticed that we are now ranked #2 of 311 companies in Iceland on TripAdvisor. Thank you all, we appreciate the reviews you guys have posted online after travelling with us around Iceland.
This pushes us to stay strong and keep working hard.

Of course no one knows when we can start again, but we got quite optimistic when the Prime Minister of Iceland announced two weeks ago that the country will open again on the 15th of June. The government give tourists who will visit after that day two options once they land at the international airport:

  1. Get a COVID19 test at the airport in Keflavik before you enter the country. You would need to be quarantined until the results arrive, which the government say will be 6 to 12 hours.
  2. Go to quarantine for 2 weeks, either in a hotel or in a summer house.

When this is done you will be free to travel around our amazing country and join us in one our tours.

This summer we will keep operating the Your Golden Circle tour, which has been our best seller from the very beginning. In this tour we will pick you up at your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavík in the morning and will visit many of the most beautiful places Iceland has to offer. The famous Geysir hot spring area, Gullfoss waterfall and the national park Þingvellir. We will also make a stop at an Icelandic farm where we will see both horses and sheep, and of course the dogs (Píla and Lappi) that live at the farm.

 We will also be running the Your   South Coast tour, which last year was   chosen as 5th best day trip in the   whole world on TripAdvisor. On this   tour we will discover the amazing   South Coast. In these 10 hours   together we will explore, fall in love   with beautiful panormas, listen to   funny stories from our guides, listen to Icelandic music and try Icelandic food. We will have so much to see: Sólheimajökull Glacier, Reynisfjara black sand beach, Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Skógafoss waterfall.

We also offer the Your Golden Circle Secret Lagoon tour. In this tour we will visit all the same places as in the classic Golden Circle tour but a little twist in the end. We will end our day at the oldest swimming pool in Iceland, which is called Secret Lagoon. It is the best feeling, after an exciting day, to sit and relax in a natural swimming pool.

We are looking forward to seeing you guys, we will welcome you on our tours with a big smile on our faces and stories to tell you about our beautiful country.

For the next weeks we are going to start blogging about our tours, news from the company and from Iceland in general. If you have any questions, please be in touch!

Boði & Breki

Brothers of Your Day Tours

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South Coast Small Group Day Tour

If you want to see the true Iceland, the south coast of Iceland is the place to be. Extreme landscape with glaciers, volcanoes, black sand beaches and much more!

kr 13,500 10 Hours

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Your Golden Circle Secret Lagoon

The famous Golden Circle with a twist: a relaxing bath in the cozy Secret Lagoon.

kr 12,500 9 Hours

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Your Golden Circle Full Day Tour

Join us for Your Golden Circle, our best seller from the very beginning. We will tell you everything you need to know about Iceland and do our best to make your day unforgettable.

kr 9,900 8 Hours

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Golden Circle Blue Lagoon & the Wonders of Reykjanes

Yes, you can do it both in one day. We combine two of the most popular attractions in the same tour. Golden Circle, few hours in the Blue Lagoon or the spectacular Wonders of Reykjanes for few hours.

kr 15,900 11 Hours

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Reykjavik

Your Golden Circle, Your South Coast

All our tours starts in the capital city which is the heart of Iceland´s cultural, economic and political activity. The first permanent settlements in Iceland is believed to have been established at Reykjavík around year 870. Steam from hot springs in the region inspired Reykjavík´s name, which you can translate to Smoky Bay.
Did you know that Reykjavík is the world´s northernmost capital of a sovereign state?

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Þingvellir National Park

Your Golden Circle

Þingvellir National Park is the place on the island that is stands closest to the heart of Icelanders. Our history was written there and the landscape is so unique. It is the place where you can see the American and Eurasioan tectonic plates pulling apart. You will get plenty of time to walk around the area, see waterfalls, rocks and we tell you all the stories.
Did you know that democracy was founded at Þingvellir?

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Geysir

Your Golden Circle

Geysir in Haukadalur is the most famous hot spring in the world. The english word geyser derives from Geysir. This area is really nice and you can walk upon a hill to take pictures and see it blow from different angle. Our lunch break is at Geysir so we stop for extra long. Couple of restaurants at the area and a really nice gift shop.

Did you know that people sometimes ask us if they can put on their swimsuit and jump into the hot spring?

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Gullfoss Waterfall

Your Golden Circle

Gullfoss is the most impressive waterfall we have ever seen and there is a reason why it is one of the most popular attraction in the country. Standing so close to this masterpiece and feel the spray from the waterfall on your skin is hard to describe in words. You get plenty of time for all the selfies.
Did you know there was much speculation about using Gullfoss to generate electricity?

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Faxi Waterfall

Your Golden Circle

Here we tell you everything about our secret (Flatbread with smoked lamb) which is the reason why Icelanders are so strong, beautiful and intelligent (at least we believe so). We give you a little taste of this traditional Icelandic snack with a drink called Malt. You also get a time to take a look at this small beautiful waterfall.

Did you know that Faxi is sometimes called Gullfoss´s little brother?

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Your Golden Circle Secret Lagoon

Your Golden Circle

Now you have the opportunity to join our oldest geothermal pool, made in 1891, as long as you enjoy the magnificent sights of the famous Golden Circle. In this 9 hour tour we stop at all the main sights of the Golden Circle; Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, Faxi waterfall and at the Geysir area. It is called Secret Lagoon because few years ago only the locals knew about it, but now everyone can relax in the hot water. Bring your bathing suit and a towel to this one.

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Hveragerði

Your Golden Circle

Around 40 minutes out of Reykjavík we make a stop at this lovely small town which is built on a geothermal area. You can take a look at an earthquake exhibition and grab a coffee on this 15-20 minutes stop.

Did you know that it is popular to bake Hot Spring Bread (Hverabrauð) using only geothermal heating around here?

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Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Your South Coast

Have you ever walk behind a waterfall? You can do that at Seljalandsfoss which has a drop of 60 m (197 f) and is a part of the Seljalandriver which has it´s origin in the famous Volcano Eyjafjalla%#$%something.

Did you know that Seljalandsfoss was a waypoint during the first leg of Amazing Race 6?

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Skógafoss Waterfall

Your South Coast

One of the biggest waterfalls in the country with a width of 25m (82 f) and a drop of 60m (200f). Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a single or double rainbow which is normally visible on sunny days. You can walk up a path and see it from above.

Did you know that according to a legend one of the first viking buried a treasure in a cave behind the waterfall?

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Sólheimajökull Glacier

Your South Coast

Standing so close to Sólheimajökull is just like being in a Tolkien movie. You can feel the energy and the power from the glacier which is a part of the great Mýrdalsjökull, fourth largest glacier in Iceland.

Did you know that last 20 years Sólheimajökull has been shrinking around 50 meters every year?

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Reynisfjara black sandbeach

Your South Coast

The landscape at Reynisfjara is something you don´t see every day. The black sandbeach, rocks, cliffs, and the pure ocean is hard to describe in words. Our lunchbreak is over there and if we are lucky we might see puffins. Be careful the waves can be unpredictable and dangerous.
Did you know that two trolls tried to drag a ship to land but were tuned into stones when sun came up. That is Reynisdrangar stacks that you can see from the beach?

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