About Us

Looking for authentic Icelandic experiences? Much like our Viking forefathers, we crave adventures on the open sea. Experience these Wildlife Adventures aboard our luxury vessels!

Special Tours

Special Tours was founded in 1996 as a Puffin Watching & School Trip Sea Tour Operator. We are very proud to be the first company in our marketplace to offer these unique tours from Reykjavik & for being able to have expanded into offering all the other sea adventures we offer today.

Special Tours Wildlife Adventures is known amongst passengers and partners for its ambitious & hard working team, aiming for great adventures for every tour and for every client. Our staff excels in running the operation of Whale Watching Tours, Puffin Tours, Sea Angling and Northern Lights Excursions.

Special Tours’ main focus is comfort and personal service, while making sure we protect and respect the environment. We have a skilled & friendly crew, as well as an experienced guide on every tour.

Why we think we're Special

Attention to detail - Authenticity - Customer First
  • Free Wi-Fi – Millenials can’t stop photo sharing!
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  • We respond to all Trip Advisor reviews
  • Social Media Savvy- engaging with #travelers
  • We get you extra close!
  • Top rated by Viator
  • Clients say we have great-looking guides!
  • We go the Extra Mile!

Vision & Mission

Special Tours offers sea adventures all year around, both to individuals and groups. We offer competitive prices and put a great emphasis on excellent service and a great experience on our tours. We are continuously developing our service and range of products, as well as finding new ways to excel in whatever we offer.

Our employees all cherish the company’s environmental policy and together we are working towards sustainable tourism.

As a part of our social responsibility policy we support the local community as well as focusing in building a good relationship with our fellow colleagues in the sector, our neighbors, suppliers and customers.

Special Tours main goal is to be a leading company in sustainable tourism in Iceland along with providing excellent customer service and great variety of tours to our customers.

Safety

We work hard to ensure our passenger’s safety on every trip. All of our captains, engineers and guides undergo extensive training to ensure your safety on board. Children under the age of 12 are required to wear life jackets during the tour.

  • All safety regulations of the Icelandic Maritime Administration are met and fulfilled.
  • All members of the crew are skilled and experienced.
  • All crew members have finished STCW training at the Maritime Safety and Survival Training Center in Reykjavík.

Special Tours is truly a hands-on company! Let their friendly crew and professional guides take you on an educational and fun-filled marine adventure in Faxafloi Bay.

OUR CREW

Hilmar Stefánsson Managing Director (CEO)

+354 560 8807

hilmar@specialtours.is

Ásta María Marinósdóttir Sales Manager

+354 560 8804

astamaria@specialtours.is

Arinbjörn Hauksson Marketing Manager

+354 560 8805

arinbjorn@specialtours.is

Þóra Matthildur Þórðardóttir Account Manager

+354 560 8800

thora@specialtours.is

Guðrún Jakobsdóttir Accounting

+354 560 8806

gudrun@specialtours.is

Herdís Þóra Hrafnsdóttir Office Manager

+354 560 8800

Katie Teeter Sales & Groups

+354 560 8811

katie@specialtours.is

Magnús Kr. Guðmundsson Operations Manager

+354-560 8800

magnus@specialtours.is

Garðar Berg Guðjonsson Captain & Shift Manager

gardar@specialtours.is

Sigfús Már Pétursson Driver & Shift Manager

Jonathan Rempel Head Guide

jonathan@specialtours.is

Martyna Daniel Whales of Iceland Operation Manager

+354 571 0077

martyna@whalesoficeland.is

Gunnar Kristinn Jónsson Hotel Contact

+354 560 8800

tengill@specialtours.is

Margrét Helgadóttir Reception

+354 560 8800

info@specialtours.is

Vera Sölvadóttir Guide

Giulia Bellon Guide

Etienne Menétrey Guide

Hávarður Olgeirsson “Howie” Captain

Jens Kr. Kristinsson Captain

Gunnar Einarsson Captain

Jón Guðmundsson Captain

Njáll Gíslason Captain

Jónas Hrólfsson Captain

Sveinbjörn Jónsson Captain & Guide

Aðalsteinn Aðalsteinsson Captain

Bjarni Einarsson Engineer

Guðjón Valgeirsson Engineer

Heiða Skúladóttir Reception

Andrzej Zaczynski First Mate

Björgvin Gíslason Driver

Jósteinn Þorgrímsson Crew

Kiljan Oldani Crew

Jökull Jónsson Crew

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OUR BOATS

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