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BusTravel Iceland
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Grand Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik
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Owner description: BusTravel Iceland is a youthful and ageless day tour operator, providing guided day tours from Reykjavik to the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland. More nature, more fun.
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Reviewed 16 June 2010

We booked the 15,000 Kronur Special for 4 adults, which was very convenient. It included airport pickup on the 12th of May, Golden Tour on the 13th and Blue Lagoon and back to the Airport on the 15th.

We arrived on May 12 two hours late in Keflavik due to the ash cloud. A Netbus van was waiting for us to bring us to our accommodation (Apartment K) in Reykjavik. So no hassle with the Flybus and getting from the bus station to the Apartment.

On the 13th we were picked up on time at the apartment with a small bus, which did a route through town to pick up others as well. It then brought us to a gas station were a comfortable full size bus was waiting. Another smaller bus dropped off more people. All very orderly and on time. The Tourguide (I think she said her name was Ragna) introduced herself and explained the itinerary for the day.

We first stopped at a power plant were we could buy our morning coffee.
Next we were off to the Geysirs. On route the guide provided us with plenty of commentary, including some stories (sagas) related to things we saw and a lot about Iceland, its history and way of life. We also made a short stop at a smaller waterfall and at a water filled crater (Kerid). At the geysirs was an opportunity to visit the gift shop and cafeteria (45min +/-)
Then it was off to the Gullfoss waterfalls. Quite impressive. Here the stop was quite long so plenty of time to walk around and eat in the restaurant/cafeteria.
From there over a long gravel road through a rather remote area to Thingvellir Park. This place obviously had the guides passion as she took us for a walk and told us all about its 1100 year history.
From here we headed home to Reykjavik and by 5 o'clock we were dropped of a block away from our apartment (due to our street being a one-way street.

On Saturday 15th we had chosen 10:30 pick-up for the Blue Lagoon. A small bus picked us up with our luggage. I must say, by the time we left Reykjavik after picking up quite a few more "departers", the bus was stuffed with luggage. It was not quite big enough for this. The people yes, but it was not quite equipped to handle the luggage. But we made it to Blue Lagoon. Admission to the B.L. was included in the ISK 15,000. The bus waited with our luggage in the parking lot till 2:00 pm, when it left for the airport.

I can't judge the other companies, but I recommend Netbus wholeheartedly. Great service and a guide who enjoyed her job.

Thank Caneuropeanada
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Reviewed 9 June 2010

Recently spent 3 days in Iceland on a stopover and we used Netbus for our airport transportation, Blue Lagoon transport and Golden Circle Tour as part of an all-inclusive package they offered on their website. Their service was prompt, courteous and well-priced (saved almost $100 over other companies). We decided to go with Netbus over the seemingly bigger companies because of the price and that they offered the same services.

The Golden Circle tour was particularly good. The tour guide Ragnar Thorsson was charming, informative and passionate about sharing about Icelandic history and culture. His tour gave us a better appreciation of the country. Also, since Netbus is a smaller company their buses aren't as big so we had a little more flexibility in where we went, like roadside stops to meet Icelandic horses and driving over a dirt road to see Thingveller.

All in all we were completely satisfied with Netbus.

Thank Ceyla16
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Reviewed 14 April 2010

We used netbus on our trip to Iceland in April 2010, and ordered the "Special offer" for 15000 ISK (equivalent to £75). this included airport transfer both ways, bus transport and admission to the blue lagoon and the grand golden circle tour. The staff is friendly and speak well English (though they are Nordic and not overly polite as one expects if one is american/british etc). Also, because they have smaller buses you don't have to drive around to fifteen different hotels before it's your turn. They are cheaper then Reykjavik Excursions, and offer the same trips. I can truly recommend them!

1  Thank vstenhjem
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Reviewed 17 March 2010

We booked netbus for shuttle from airport direct to hilton nordica 11 march and return from hilton to airport via the blue lagoon. ( pickup @10.30 from hilton arr. lagoon 11.30ish. dep. lagoon 14.00 , arr airport 14.30 for dep to heathrow @17.00. (airport Dep. lounge very nice) all was as hoped for ...punctual, efficient helpful etc .

2  Thank martingsmith1951
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Reviewed 9 March 2010

I was in iceland for 4 days and while there I used Netbus for everything. Specifically, I rode the Netbus to and from The Blue Lagoon twice, took the Grand Golden Circle tour, and got a ride to the airport.

The rates were fair, and the buses and service was great. The guy who answers the phone speaks good english and is always willing to accomodate a potential customer. When I got a ride to the airport, Netbus sent a private car and I was only charged $30 US. What I found was that whatever I needed Netbus would either send a car, or bus for.

In addition, they pick you up at your home/ hotel or wherever you are staying, as well as drop you off when you are finished. All in all, there is nothing to fear using Netbus.

I highly reccomend the Grand Golden Circle tour provided by Netbus, since you see many cool sites that really are magnificant. Our drivers name was Ratnar and he spoke very clear english. He was very knowledgeble about Iceland and had a good sense of humor.

Iceland in my opinion is way under rated!!!

4  Thank Tripmasterflex
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