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.


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.


Ásta María Marinósdóttir Managing Director

+354 560 8804


Þóra Matthildur Þórðardóttir Sales & Marketing Manager

+354 560 8805


Julia Eleonora Malinowska Accounting

+354 560 8800


Ingvar Óli Eymundsson Reception Manager


Garðar Berg Guðjonsson Captain & Shift Manager


Sigfús Már Pétursson Shift manager, driver


Guðmundur Bjarnason Shift manager, driver


Jonathan Rempel Museum Director


Hávarður Olgeirsson “Howie” Captain

Jens Kr. Kristinsson Captain

Jónas Hrólfsson Captain

Sveinbjörn Jónsson Captain & Guide

Aðalsteinn Aðalsteinsson Captain

Jósteinn Þorgrímsson Captain

Bjarni Einarsson Engineer

Andrzej Zaczynski Captain

Alice Lehir Head Guide

Isabella Carlin Guide

Lucas Heinrich Guide

Vera Sölvadóttir Guide

Patrick Jens Guide

Katharina Mayer Receptionist

Denisa Koldová Receptionist

Karolína Podsednícková Receptionist

Gabriel Burlacu Receptionist

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