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“A good introduction to the Icelandic landscape”

Nordic Visitor Tours - Day Tours
Ranked #20 of 360 Tours in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Based in Reykjavik, Iceland since 2002, Nordic Visitor offers wide range of excursions, from wilderness adventures to culture-focused city tours. Our selection of guided small group tours, privately-guided tours and self-guided tours are handpicked by our own local travel experts.
Reviewed 2 July 2014

We took an evening tour of part of the Golden Circle starting from Reykjavik and taking in the site where the North American and European plates can clearly be seen, the Gullfoss waterfall and gorge and Gaysir, amongst other scenes. This was the shorter journey that still took more than 5 hours during which the guide, a youngish woman who turned out to be German, commendably managed to keep up with an interesting, diverse commentary on many things Icelandic as well as more specific to where we actually were. Sh was also the driver of the minibus that we used - comfortable enough.
We chose this late time to avoid most of the other tourists and their coaches - the cafe at Gullfoss staying open especially for us (with some encouragement).

Generally very interesting though such a long journey through essentially barren countryside inevitably becomes a tad repetitive, ending as it did around around midnight thirty. Good value though and a very good guide.

Pick-ups from cruise ship / hotels was all part of the service. The tour company operates from opposute the Reykjavik Opera House.

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Reviewed 2 July 2014

We had taken 9 days group tour as a part our 25th Wedding anniversary celebration. It was very wonderfull experience. They managed bookin and tour in top class professionla way right from the booking to execution.All the hotels were clean and very managed with top quality food . only negative was Bathrooms are small( I guess that is the case in most of the European hotels especially 3 star category)
The selection of places to visit the explaination of history as well as stories around the places we visited was facinating. We have seen some of the most beutiful places , water falls, gesirs, country side, mountains, lavas etc in this tour making it a very memorable 25th wedding anniversary celebrations for us

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Reviewed 27 June 2014

My wife and I just returned from 10 fabulous and exciting days in Iceland and can't say enough about the arrangements made by Nordic Visitor and Erla, in particular! All of the transfers/shuttles were on time. The rental car was great (almost brand new) and the GPS was helpful on several occasions. All of the hotel arrangements were top-notch. We can't think of anything that could have been better!

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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Loved our trip to Iceland. Nordic Visitor made excellent reservations for us and planned out our itinery to perfection. Even gave us the name of a place for delicious home-made ice cream. Nice accommodations right off the ring road. It is so easy to travel in Iceland. Great to be given a cell phone and GPS which we used on a few occasions. Next time I would include an extra day to visit Grimsey Island to see the puffins. Be prepared for a variety of weather conditions.

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Reviewed 21 June 2014

We went on the golden circle tour while our cruise ship was docked. The tour was 8 hours and excellent value.

A great mix of landscape, wildlife, and rugged terrain. It was to be able to fit so much in in such a short time ..without feeling rushed.

On the downside we felt that the guide on our tour could have been more engaging and informative ... At times it felt like he didn't want to be there.

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nordicvisitor, Manager at Nordic Visitor Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2014

Hi Coasters111,

Thank you for writing a review! I am very happy that you enjoyed the varied sights on your day tour, though I am sorry to hear that you were not entirely impressed with the tour guide.

As we offer several different Golden Circle day tours on our website, it could be helpful for us to know which specific tour you booked so that we may pass this feedback on to the right tour operator. You are certainly welcome to email us directly at info [at] nordicvisitor.com.

Best regards,
Hjalti Már Einarsson
Director of Web & Marketing at Nordic Visitor

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