To put it simply, meet on location tours offer the opportunity for customers to travel by themselves to the location from where the tour starts. In other words, it means that a customer who books a meet on location tour will be responsible for his/her own transportation to and from the starting point of a tour.
The main difference between pick-up tours and meet on location tours is that the former one includes transportation to and from the starting point of a tour and the latter one doesn’t.
For example, if you book a tour with pick-up, you’ll be picked up and dropped off from an agreed point, which will typically be very close to where you’re staying or at your hotel (here you can find pick-up locations that we offer). If you book a meet on location tour, you’ll need to arrange your own transportation (rental car or public bus) to get to and from the meeting point of the tour.
We know that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to travel. Therefore, we have designed meet on location tours to meet the needs of our more autonomous customers. With meet on location tours we’re able to offer our customers the opportunity to combine our guided tours with their own independent travel plans throughout Iceland.
There are many reasons why our customers opt for meet on locations tours, but these are the most common.
You should always arrive at the exact time stated on your tour description. We kindly ask you to check the tour description carefully as some of the tours might require you to arrive up to 30 minutes before the tour departure time.
We will provide you with the driving directions and the estimated travel time from Iceland’s major cities. You’ll find this information in your confirmation letter of the tour. Please be sure to keep in mind that the weather conditions may extend travel time. It's always a good idea to add some buffer time!
The map below displays all of our meeting points in Iceland. Below the map you will find a list of noteworthy locations with more detailed information.