Rent an Iceland Tour Guide

Your Friend in Reykjavik offers a very unique service: rent your own tour guide in Iceland, and this service is available to any group or individual — from corporate trips to families and everything in between. 

Does this sound like something you’re looking for? Keep reading to learn more and find out more about us. And please get in touch if you have any questions!

How Our Iceland Rent-a-Tour Guide Service Works

As there is so much flexibility from Your Friends in Reykjavik; to some degree the only limit to this service is your imagination (and perhaps our imagination, too).

Our goal is to provide you with a trained local Icelandic tour guide for any trip, tour, or activity. If you need a local tour guide in Iceland for anything that is not mentioned in our Iceland Day Tours, Iceland Multi-day Tours, our Corporate & Custom Tours of Iceland, or anywhere else on the site, then this rent-a-guide service might be perfect for you

In short: if you’re planning something tourism-based in Iceland and you’d like a local tour guide to either help, organize, or tag along on your trip, then Your Friend in Reykjavik has you covered.

Think of us as your very flexible friend in Reykjavik, taking care of a wide range of tourism-focused needs, tasks, and preferences — such as:

  • We can design an Iceland tour just for you and your group.
  • We can provide you with an expert local guide to join your vacation for a few hours, a day, or several days.
  • We can provide a local guide who can also drive you around Iceland.
  • We can either create or design a corporate tour or activity in Iceland for you.
  • A local guide can meet you at a landmark, natural wonder, or museum of your choice, giving you a tour, offering local insights and stories.

Our Iceland Tour Guides Are Natural Storytellers

Iceland is a country known for its stories, and there are no stories without storytellers. No country in the world has as many authors per head of population. In fact, 1 in 10 Icelanders will write and publish a book during their lifetime.

There are many reasons for this, but we think it boils down to our people reading a LOT and coming from a long line of natural storytellers as our culture has always placed great importance on stories, myths, and legends. 

We are a nation of storytellers, and good tour guides know how to turn facts, stats, and dates into compelling stories.

Why Choose Your Friend in Reykjavik?

Local Iceland Connection

Our Iceland guides are not just experts; they are your friendly, local connection, ensuring an immersive and unforgettable experience.

Choose Your Own Iceland Adventure

It’s impossible to imagine a more flexible Iceland tour experience than this. Within reason, we can essentially offer an expert local tour guide for any trip or activity you’d like to do in Iceland.

Safety First

Your safety during your visit to Iceland is our top priority. We adhere to all safety regulations and ensure you’re in good hands throughout your time in Iceland.

Exceptional Service

We go above and beyond to make sure your trip is exceptional. From well-planned itineraries to thoughtful surprises, we’re dedicated to making your journey unforgettable.

Sustainable Travel

Our country, our people, and our wider world are all invaluable. We are committed to responsible and sustainable travel practices in Iceland, minimizing our impact on the environment while maximizing the enjoyment of your trip.

Hire an Iceland Guide by the Hour or the Day

You can hire one of Your Friend in Reykjavik’s local guides based on hourly or daily rates. Please feel free to contact us for more information on our flexible pricing options and to customize your ideal guided experience.

What Our Customers Say

Ellie Friese

Great experience with this company. I am a travel advisor and have used them for both client travels and my personal ones! We recently did the private tour with a Viking and the pub crawl tour and our guide, Stefan, was fabulous. 100% recommend and will take more tours!

We have ran into Stefan several times being in the city and feel as if we have truly made a friend. Thank you SO much for your hospitality.

John McMahon

We had a fantastic time on our food tour in Reykjavik! We enjoyed a very well rounded assortment of food and drink: from classic Icelandic soup to deliciously prepared small plates of lamb. Our tour guide, Esther E., stole the show! She provided an enormous wealth of historical information as well as sharing many interesting insights from her personal experiences while growing up and then working in Iceland. This was one of the very best experiences of our entire trip to Iceland!

Julie Reis

Our guide Esther was the best! She not only introduced us to Iceland’s food, but also gave us an appreciation for its history and culture. Our walking food tour was a great introduction to Reykjavik. Esther’s anecdotes and stories gave us a special “insider’s” experience – a great accompaniment to the variety of tastes and textures of the different dishes we sampled.

It was an all around feel good experience – we highly recommend this tour!

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