Terms & Conditions – Booking & Cancellation Policy

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time and apply to all of our services.

By accessing, browsing, using and/or completing a reservation through our (mobile) website you acknowledge and agree to have read, understood and agreed to be legally bound to the terms and conditions set out below. No contract between the customer and icebreakingtours shall come into existence until icebreakingtours receives full payment and issues a confirmation invoice. The customer making the booking accepts these conditions on behalf of all members of their travel party and is responsible for the entirety of the payment.

Icebreakingtours is a small and personal business, offering a adventure tours in Iceland.

Bookings can be made directly through Icebreakingtours, or booking.is. If you are having any problems booking through Icebreakingtours website www.Icebreakingtours.com  then please send email to info@icebreakingtours.is

Icebreakingtours reserves the right to alter itineraries and/or timetables should it be necessary, due to adverse weather and or other related conditions.  Icebreakingtours is not responsible for expenses and/or other related costs due to factors outside of its control, such as flight delays, changes and or cancellations, injuries, weather,  natural disasters etc. and/or other unforeseeable matters. You are responsible for providing Icebreakingtours with the correct contact information and related details so that we can keep you informed in the event of changes made to the services booked.

 

1. Prices

1.1. Please note that all prices for the services provided by Icebreakingtours is in the company’s local currency, Icelandic Krona (ISK). As a local operator, Icebreakingtours cannot be responsible for currency fluctuations and or additional fees outside its control that may be applied such as bank transfer fees, credit card fees and etc.

1.2. All charges are made in Icelandic krona, ISK. On adventures.is you can view an estimate of prices in USD and EUR. This is only to help you understand the approximate price. Your credit card will always be charged in ISK. We also refund in ISK. Since Icebreakingtours does not charge any booking or transaction fees we can not be held liable for any loss due to fluctuations in currency exchange rates during transactions, nor any third party transaction fees that may occur at the time of payment and/or refund. Keep in mind that your card issuer may charge you a foreign transaction fee.

1.3. All prices shown on our (mobile) website are based on current prices. All prices mentioned on our (mobile) website include value-added tax. Icebreakingtours reserves the right to alter or change already published prices on the website without prior notice in the event of currency fluctuation, government taxes, or any such costs increases that are outside Icebreakingtours ‘ control. Prices are guaranteed against any surcharge after an invoice has been issued, unless the increase is due to government laws or currency changes and amounts to 5% of the tour price or more. The amounts that exceed 5% will be charged and clients will be entitled to cancel their booking with a full refund if the surcharge exceeds 10%. Any increase due to changes in government laws, i.e. tax changes will be added to the invoice.

 

2. Special offers & Promotional codes

2.1. Please note that special offers such as promotional codes cannot be applied to a reservation after a purchase has been made such as in the form of a refund. When offered, promotional codes and/or other special offers, must be entered into the relevant field located on the payment page upon check out at the time of booking in order to be valid and applied.

2.2. Please note that all special offers such as promotional codes and/or early bird discount only apply to the price of the tour. Extras and rental gear are not subject to discount.

2.3. Early bird discount is applied to the final price of the tour, if a special offer/promotional code is used, the early bird discount applies to the discounted price (full price less special offer/promotional code).

 

3. Best Price Guarantee

3.1. We guarantee that you always get the lowest price when you reserve a tour through our direct channels. or we‘ll match the lower price! It’s easy to apply for the Best Price Guarantee on www.adventures.is

Here‘s how it works:

Make a confirmed reservation through www.Icebreakingtours.com.  If in the following 24 hours you find a lower online rate for an equivalent offer on another website (same tour, same date, same departure time etc.) send us a mail, info@icebreakingtours.is attaching the required supporting documents to request application of the best price guarantee. Please note that holiday pricing and special offers and promotions do not fall under the best price guarantee. For the best price guarantee to be applicable the other offer has to be for the same tour, same date, same departure time and have the same inclusions, cancellation policy and conditions.

  1. One of our agents will then check that the lower rate on the other website complies with the Terms & Conditions of the Best Price Guarantee according to the rate and conditions you provide. If the rate mentioned meets the necessary Terms & Conditions, we will process a refund for the price difference and send you an email confirmation once processed.

  2. If the rate mentioned does not meet the necessary Terms & Conditions, we will send you an email response justifying our answer.

 

4. Pick-up & Drop-off Services

4.1. Icebreakingtours offers pick up and drop-off services for most of its tours. Please read the tour description very carefully to see if pick-up and drop-off services are included in the price, can be added as extras or the activity in question only offers the option of meeting us on location.

4.2. You as the traveler are responsible for your pick-up, this includes providing Arctic Adventures with your pick up location in time as well as being ready at the correct time for the pick-up for your tour. Icebreakingtours will provide you with information about your pick up time on your voucher which is provided upon booking. If you are unsure when to be ready for your scheduled tour then please contact us at info@icebreakingtours.is

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4.3. Please note that missing the pick-up does not entitle you to a refund of the price paid for the services. You are responsible to be ready for pick up at the assigned pick up point from the start of the pick-up time in order to not miss our guides when they arrive to pick you up.

 

5. Meeting us on location

5.1. If you are planning to meet us on location for your tour then please be sure that this can be arranged. For most of icebreakingtours, it is possible to meet us on location. Please read the tour description of your tour very carefully to see if meeting us on location is possible for the activity in question.  Please note that there are still some tours where this can not be offered. If you are unsure which tours this follows under then please contact us at info@icebreakingtours.is.

5.2. You as the traveler are responsible for arriving at the meeting point in time for your tour.  This includes being ready at the correct time at the correct location in time for your adventure tour. Icebreakingtours will provide you with information about the meeting point for your tour on your voucher which is provided upon booking. If you are unsure when to arrive for your scheduled tour then please contact us at info@icebreakingtours.is.

5.3. Please note that if you do not arrive in time for your tour and/or are late to the meeting point of the tour, that is to say, you do not arrive to the correct meeting point at the correct time for your adventure tour then you are not entitled to a refund of the price paid for the services.

 

6. Extras & Rental gear.

6.1 Extras and rental gear can both be added upon booking your tour as well as afterward as long as it is made no later than the evening before your tour departure date. If you have already made a reservation with us and would like to add any extras and/or rental gear to your reservation, please send us email at info@icebreakingtours.is.

6.2. Please note that all extras and rental gear reservations fall under the same cancellation terms as the tour purchased. This includes single supplements, hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants, etc. After the tour departure, the extras become non-refundable. Please see section 16 for details on the cancellation policy.

6.3. Safety equipment needed for each tour is provided by Icebreakingtours and is not classified as rental gear.

 

7. Travel insurance

7.1. As with any and all world travel, we strongly recommend that you purchase a travel insurance policy in your home country that covers your cost should you have to cancel your travel reservation with short notice. This kind of travel insurance is not expensive and frequently covers other risks. Having travel insurance is always a good idea when traveling around the world.

 

8. Icelandic weather and conditions

8.1. All adventure trips and outdoor activities are dependent on weather and general conditions. Icebreakingtours reserves the right to alter routes, itineraries, departure times and or cancel your trip without prior notice with your safety in mind, should the necessity arise.

8.2. Please keep in mind that Iceland is and will always be Iceland. The weather changes fast on our northern island and with it, conditions change. Our guides are specially trained to deal with changing conditions and their number one priority is to make decisions with your safety in mind. Please be aware of this and respect your guide’s authority to do so. This is especially valid for winter travel in Iceland. Our summer trips (excluding high alpine trips), operated from June through August, are rarely adversely affected by harsh weather.

8.3. Icebreakingtours can not be held responsible for any loss, damage, accident, injury, sickness, schedule change or other factors due to weather, strike, natural disasters or any other cause beyond Icebreakingtours‘s control. Icebreakingtours acts in good faith and cannot be held responsible for defaults or delays of organizations that are not a part of the Icebreakingtours such as individual agencies, hotels, other tour operators, airlines, guides, restaurants or any other person‘s or company‘s act.

8.4. In the case of any changes to flights (domestic and international), the passenger is responsible for any additional costs incurred as a result of such changes (i.e. additional hotel nights, meals, transfers, etc.), at the time provided. We, therefore, advise all customers to have comprehensive travel insurance to meet all contingencies.

 

9. Clothing

9.1. Appropriate footwear and suitable outdoor clothing must be worn. We reserve the right to refuse participation to customers who are dressed inappropriately or with inappropriate footwear since this will put the client’s well-being and safety at risk. In such cases, full cancellation charges apply.

 

10. Luggage

10.1. Please note that Icebreakingtours cannot be held responsible for damaged luggage if it is taken on the tour. Luggage storage can be bought as an optional extra if the customer would like to securely store their luggage while on the multi-day adventure.

 

11. Assumed risk & Outdoor activities

11.1. Guests/Clients are advised that all activities are undertaken entirely at their own risk and they must behave in a fit and proper manner at all times in accordance with Icebreakingtours  and must take proper responsibility for their own safety. All adventure tours and outdoor activities carry inherent risks and Icebreakingtours do not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions or are caused by factors outside of human control (Force majeure). With the purchase of your trip you agree to these conditions, understand its implications and accept responsibility for your participation in your trip. Depending on the excursion, you may be requested to sign an additional liability release.

11.2. Our guides reserve the right to refuse participation to any customer who they believe will not be able to complete the tour because of their physical condition, injury or illness. In such cases, full cancellation charges apply.

11.3. We reserve the right to refuse participation to clients that are being physically or verbally abusive, or if they pose a threat to staff members or fellow travelers in any other way. In such cases, full cancellation charges apply.

 

12. Alcohol and drugs:

12.1. We reserve the right to refuse participation to clients we believe are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, in such circumstances, no refund shall be given. Our guides reserve the right to refuse participation to any customer whose conduct or manner is likely to cause offense, upset or put other passengers in danger. In such cases, full cancellation charges apply.

 

13. Reviews & Feedback

13.1. Icebreakingtours welcomes all feedback, both positive as well as negative as it helps us improve our overall services, and performance. We would greatly appreciate it if you could share your tour experience with us.

Please note that all complaints must reach Icebreakingtours within 5 days from the completion of your tour. Otherwise, possible compensation is not valid.

 

14. Terms of Payment

14.1. Icebreakingtours accepts all major credit and debit cards. Icebreakingtours requires a deposit payment or the full amount at the time of booking, depending on when the booking is made and what type of tour package is booked:

 

15. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

15.1. This agreement shall be exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with Icelandic law.

15.2. Any disputes arising out or in connection with this agreement shall exclusively be submitted to and dealt with by the district court of Reykjavík.

Icebreakingtours Cancellation Policy

All cancellation fees held by Icebreakingtours are only intended to cover our direct cost of amending and/or canceling your reservation. By accessing, browsing, using and/or completing a reservation through our (mobile) website you acknowledge and agree to have read, understood and agreed to be legally bound to the cancellation policy as set out below. No contract between the customer and Icebreakingtours shall come into existence until Icebreakingtours receives full payment and issues a confirmation invoice. The customer making the booking accepts these conditions on behalf of all members of their travel party and is responsible for payment due from the party in entirety.

All communications relating to these terms and conditions (in particular any requests to cancel or amend your tour arrangements) must be from the lead traveler of each reservation and processed through the customer contact form and sent by the lead traveler. Once delivered the amendment and/or cancellation needs to be confirmed by Icebreakingtours before further action can be taken. If reimbursement is in order, then it shall be made in accordance with all procedures and processed as quickly as possible, and the stipulated amount will be transferred to the same credit card that was used upon booking. Please note that we can not be responsible for delays of the delivery of the reimbursement to your account once it has been processed on our end. For tours purchased through another vendor please reach out to the vendor directly with your refund and/or cancellation request. The cancellation policy applies to the original booking departure date the tour has been booked for.

 

16. Cancellation fees & charges

16.1. Changing the number of people in a booking to a smaller number is considered cancellation for the change in number of participants. Such cancellations are subject to cancellation fees as per the below.

 As we start to incur costs from the time the contract is confirmed we will apply cancellation charges as shown below from the time when written notification of the cancellation is received:

16.2. Cancellation of Day Tours

 

More than 24 hours’ notice

Full refund*

Less than 24 hours’ notice

No refund*

 

* Applicable when full payment has been made.

For all bookings of day tours operated by Icebreakingtours, a minimum of 24 hours’ notice of cancellation or amendment prior to your scheduled tour departure is required for a full refund. If a cancellation is made with less than 24 hours’ notice prior to departure no refund is given. For the 24-hour policy to be applicable cancellations need to be made and delivered to Icebreakingtours  through email at info@Icebreakingtours.is .

Extras and rental gear, booked as part of a day tour fall under the terms as stated here above. 

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