Jóna Sparey has been organising and conducting tours to Iceland – her Mother’s homeland – and to many other places around the world since 1985.
Currently on offer are holidays to Iceland in winter and summer, plus fantastic trips to The Shetland Isles, Faroe Islands, Southern Ireland, Hidden France and Romandy Switzerland, Little Trains of the Pyrenees, the Dordogne and Sweden.
Rooted in Jona’s passion for travel and unfailing delight in organising tours, a holiday with Jona Tours is always exciting, adventurous and memorable. The company is small; the emphasis for Jona is the personal service provided to members. Every aspect of each holiday is carefully planned with a friendly approach and attention to detail. The tours are always small groups with experienced and knowledgeable guides and drivers, and offer a unique blend of exploration, education, adventure and congenial company.
2022 Tour details are now available (details for 2023 will be available soon).
FAGRADALSFJALL ICELANDIC VOLCANO. 21.03.2021
The long awaited eruption occurred on Friday 19th March 2021.
Since this is not a lava ash volcano, it is less likely to affect flights and is far enough away from Reykjavik (26 miles), so should not cause any problems.
After months of fluctuating activity, the volcano is now dormant but there is the possibility of it erupting again. During your trip to Iceland, there is an optional excursion (not included in tour price) to fly in a helicopter over Reykjavik and the surrounding areas. A stop is made for 20 minutes near a vast lava field where you will have the opportunity to photograph and video the smouldering surroundings from the very recent eruption. Should the volcano become active again whilst you are there, the helicopter will fly in the area so you will get to see the dramatic and once-in-a-life-time spectacle of a volcanic eruption, where red hot lava explodes from the centre and runs down the side of the crater, forming rivers of molten lava.
Jóna Tours is a small travel company which has a unique place in the tourist industry.
Based on personal organisation with emphasis on attention to detail in all aspects of the holiday.
Special attention is given to single people, either travelling on their own or for some who may wish to team up with another member.
Dietary needs are arranged carefully.
Jóna accompanies many of the tours she organises, having no more than 20 members in each group.
She is enthusiastic and is keen to show you as much as possible.
Members pour in from recommendations and members also return again and again.
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