COUNTRY LIFE

from EUR 3160

Escorted Iceland Circle tour with whale watching. This round-the-island tour shows you the ever-changing scenery of the Icelandic countryside: mountains and valleys, volcanoes, glaciers, rivers, hot springs and waterfalls. Best seller program for the past summers.

Tour Code: GJ-90
  • Tour Availability: Sat
  • Seasons: June to September
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Min. nr of Participants: 1

Best seller! - Iceland Circle Tour with Whale Watching

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This round-the-island tour shows you the ever-changing scenery of the Icelandic countryside: mountains and valleys, volcanoes, glaciers, rivers, hot springs and waterfalls. This is an ideal tour for those who want to experience the whole variety of Icelandic landscape, culture and history in one week. You visit two of Iceland's three national parks and there are opportunities to walk in the beautiful countryside most days during the tour. Accommodations are in simple and clean country hotels, and all rooms are with private facilities.

HIGHLIGHTS and EXPERIENCES:

  • Whale watching, weather permitting
  • Boat trip on glacial lagoon among floating icebergs
  • Introduction to the Icelandic horse
  • 1-2 hours of easy walking on average a day
  • Visit two national parks
  • Soak in the Nature Baths at Lake Mývatn
  • Visit to Skógar folk museum with turf houses
  • Learn about Icelandic sagas in the settlement center
Tour Code: GJ-90

Best seller! - Iceland Circle Tour with Whale Watching

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Day 1, SAT: WELCOME TO ICELAND (50 km/31 mls)
The Flybus shuttle brings you from Keflavík International airport to Reykjavík where you spend the first night in Iceland. We provide you with ideas how to explore Iceland's capital on your own.

Day 2, SUN: LAND OF SAGAS (170 km/105 mls)
After a Reykjavík city tour head north from Iceland's capital to West Iceland where we are introduced to the Icelandic sagas in the settlement center in Borgarnes. The afternoon is filled with impressive natural spots: Deildartunguhver, one of the most voluminous hot springs in Europe and Hraunfossar, the unique waterfall that drains from under vast lava fields into the river Hvítá. End the day with Icelandic history at the cultural site at Reykholt. Overnight is in West Iceland.

Day 3, MON: FROM WEST TO NORTH (445 km/276 mls)
The day starts with climbing a volcano crater in an old lava field in West Iceland. Afterwards we travel through the fertile farmlands and fjord landscapes of Northwest Iceland, and visit the beautiful town of Akureyri, Iceland's second largest city. We stop at Goðafoss, "the waterfall of the Gods," before reaching our accommodation in Northeast Iceland where we stay for the next two nights.

Day 4, TUE: WHALE WATCHING, GEOLOGICAL WONDERS AND NATURE BATHS (150 km/93 mls)
The day begins with a 3 hour whale watching cruise from Húsavík (weather permitting). We tour the Lake Mývatn area, considered as one of the most fertile areas in the world so close to the Arctic Circle. The lake's unique features are shaped by nature - strange lava formations, pseudo craters, attractive bays filled with thousands of birds. We stroll through the lava field of Dimmuborgir and soak at the Mývatn Nature Baths.

Day 5, WED: FROM NORTH TO EAST (330 km/205 mls)
We start the day by exploring the geothermal area of Námaskarð and seeing the impacts of volcanic activity at Krafla. Then we travel to Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall in the northern part of Vatnajökull National Park. From there we head through the uninhabited highlands to East Iceland, where we spend the night.

Day 6, THU: FJORDS, GLACIER AND ICE (420 km/260 mls)
It's a day to admire the dramatic fjord landscape and its tiny fishing villages at the end of twisty roads in the East Fjords. Soon we see Vatnajökull - Europe's biggest glacier that is visible all over Southeast Iceland. Past the town of Höfn, we stop for a boat ride among the floating icebergs on the glacial lagoon at Jökulsárlón. The night is spent near Skaftafell on the southern part of Vatnajökull National Park.

Day 7, FRI: VATNAJÖKULL NATIONAL PARK AND THE SOUTH (340 km/211 mls)
Visit Skaftafell at Vatnajökull National Park, nestled below the glacier and Iceland's highest mountain, the 2110 meter high Hvannadalshnjúkur. Cross the sandy desert of the south coast, and travel along mountainous cliffs, glaciers and waterfalls. We stroll along the black lava beach and bird cliffs near the village of Vík. Iceland's past comes alive at the Skógar folk museum with its turf houses. Overnight in South Iceland.

Day 8, SAT: RING THE GOLDEN CIRCLE TO REYKJAVIK (210 km/130 mls)
We see classics today. Start with a horse show that introduces the unique qualities of Iceland's special breed. Golden Circle sights follow: Gullfoss, the beautiful double "Golden Falls"; the active geothermal area of Geysir, where we can see Strokkur "the churn" spout up to 25 meters (70 feet) every five to seven minutes. A visit to the ancient Viking Parliament area of Þingvellir National Park tops it off before returning to Reykjavík.

Day 9, SUN: DEPARTURE HOME (50 km/31 mls)
The Flybus airport shuttle picks you up at your hotel and takes you to Keflavik airport.

NOTE:

  • This tour has an average of 1-2 hours of walking each day, meaning several short walks of 10-30 minutes to see and explore the different nature and history sites. It is an easy tour for nearly everyone to participate in. This is not a hiking/walking tour.
  • Total mileage without airport transfer is about 2.065 km (1.280 miles), which is an average of 295 km (183 miles) per day. You spend about 4 hours per day on the bus, depending on road conditions, traffic and daily distances. On some days the driving might be longer than on some other days.
Tour Code: GJ-90

Best seller! - Iceland Circle Tour with Whale Watching

2017 DEPARTURES - group size is maximum 28 persons
TOUR CODE FROM TO Chances to see Northern Lights AVAILABILITY
GJ 90/D Saturday, 03.06.2017 Sunday, 11.06.2017 no not available
GJ 90/F Saturday, 17.06.2017 Sunday, 25.06.2017 no On request
GJ 90/H Saturday, 01.07.2017 Sunday, 09.07.2017 no not available
GJ 90/J Saturday, 15.07.2017 Sunday, 23.07.2017 no on request
GJ 90/L Saturday, 29.07.2017 Sunday, 06.08.2017 no not available
GJ 90/N Saturday, 12.08.2017 Sunday, 20.08.2017 no Yes
GJ 90/P Saturday, 26.08.2017 Sunday, 03.09.2017 maybe Chartered by private group
GJ 90/R Saturday, 09.09.2017 Sunday, 17.09.2017 yes Yes
GJ 90/T Saturday, 23.09.2017   Sunday, 01.10.2017    yes Yes
2018 DEPARTURES - new: small groups with maximum 20 persons
TOUR CODE FROM TO Chances to see Northern Lights AVAILABILITY
GJ 90/D Saturday, 02.06.2018 Sunday, 10.06.2018 no Yes
GJ 90/F Saturday, 16.06.2018 Sunday, 24.06.2018 no Yes
GJ 90/H Saturday, 30.06.2018 Sunday, 08.07.2018 no Yes
GJ 90/J Saturday, 14.07.2018 Sunday, 22.07.2018 no Yes
GJ 90/L Saturday, 28.07.2018 Sunday, 05.08.2018 no Yes
GJ 90/N Saturday, 11.08.2018 Sunday, 19.08.2018 no Yes
GJ 90/P Saturday, 25.08.2018 Sunday, 02.09.2018 maybe Yes
GJ 90/R Saturday, 08.09.2018 Sunday, 16.09.2018 yes Yes
GJ 90/T Saturday, 22.09.2018   Sunday, 30.09.2018    yes Yes
Tours listed with "On request" are almost sold out and therefore check with us regarding the latest booking status.

DURATION: 9 days / 8 nights 
ARRIVAL DAY: Saturday
DEPARTURE DAY: Sunday
TOUR STARTS: On Sundays at 09:00 from Reykjavík
TOUR ENDS: On Saturdays in Reykjavík between 16:00-18:00
LANGUAGES: English only
GROUP SIZE: In 2017: maximum 28 passengers / In 2018: maximum 20 passengers. Once a booking is confirmed, the departure is guaranteed.
PRE & POST NIGHTS REYKJAVÍK: Included in this tour program, ask if you require extension nights.
AIRPORT TRANSFERS: Included in the program and price.

Tour Code: GJ-90

2017 PRICE PER PERSON

Service/Room Type Departures: June-August Departures: September
In double, twin or triple* room incl. breakfast    EUR 3.360 EUR 3.160
In Single room  EUR 4.340 EUR 4.140
VIP-seating supplement EUR 315 EUR 315

*Triple room on request

INCLUDED:

  • 8 nights accommodation in rooms with shower/wc
  • 7-day fully escorted tour with an English speaking guide
  • Arrival & departure airport transfer by FLYBUS (no guide)
  • 8x breakfast and 6x 3-course dinner
  • Visit to two national parks
  • Whale watching tour (weather permitting)
  • Boat trip on glacial lagoon
  • Introduction to Icelandic horse
  • Entrance fee to the Nature Baths at Lake Mývatn
  • Admission to Icelandic settlement center 
  • Entrance fee to Skógar folk museum
  • Average of 1-2 hours easy walking per day

MEALS: 8x breakfast and 6x dinner (3-course or buffet). Dinner on Reykjavík nights not included.

ACCOMMODATION: Accommodation is provided in simple and clean country hotels in rooms with private facilities. Most of our groups stay at the following hotels (subject to change):

  • Fosshotel Reykjavík, Reykjavík (first and last night)
  • Fosshotel Reykholt, West Iceland
  • Fosshotel Húsavík, Northeast Iceland, 2 nights
  • Hotel Hallormsstaður, East Iceland
  • Hotel Skaftafell , Southeast Iceland
  • Hotel Örk, Hveragerði, South Iceland

OPTIONAL VIP SEATING: Supplement for guaranteed window seat on our fully escorted coach tours which includes a window seat and next seat remaining empty (a passenger gets actually two seats). Seats will be reserved in the front rows of the bus, first comes, first get.

NATURE FEES: There is a possibility that some of the nature attractions around Iceland might charge an entrance fee during the trip. These entrance fees are not included in the tour price and need to be paid by all tour members additionally on the spot, when entering any of these nature sites. Locations, amount of entrance fee, form of payment and other details are not known at the present time and are subject to change.

BOOKINGS & FURTHER INFORMATION: Either via our international tour operator network - see here
or directly by email gjtravel@gjtravel.is and we process your booking by personal email communication. We will send you a confirmation and invoice. In general there is a non-refundable booking fee/deposit of up to 20 % in order to secure space on the tour. Final payment is due latest 4 weeks prior to the tour start. We accept international bank transfer, visa or mastercard. Once paid in full, we will send the vouchers and travel documents. Unfortunately we do not offer an online-booking engine and online-payment system for this tour.
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CANCELLATIONS: A cancellation fee of 20% of the tour price and accommodation will be retained by us for cancellations made from 4 to 8 weeks before tour start. From 28 days until 7 days before tour start, the fee is 50%. No refund is possible for cancellations less than 7 days before tour start, or for no shows, and a tour begun, but not completed. The exchange of one arrangement for another must be agreed by us beforehand. GJ-Travel reserves the right to charge a non-refundable bookings fee/payment deposit of up to 20 % in order to secure space on the tour. Final payment is due 4 weeks prior to the tour start.
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Tour Code: GJ-90

COUNTRY LIFE - Iceland Circle Tour with Whale Watching

Extremely well organized. Best tour ever been on. Relaxing and fun. Very well prepared and knowledgeable guide. He has enthusiasm about Iceland ant is contageous. Excellent! Hotels were ok, needed better wi-fi in a couple of them. Meals fine but more choices would be better. The buffet was great and the chicken dinner was excellent. Very safe driver. Knows his job well. (booked through Nordika Travel USA)
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Dear Gulli, We just returned from our Country Life tour with GJ (September 10 departure) that was booked by Samantha Bavage at Borton Overseas Travel. I just wanted to tell you that my husband and I had a fantastic experience with your tour. It was one of our best trips ever! The itinerary was a wonderful plan with new adventures every day. We loved all of our country accommodations in beautiful rural settings. Our guide Erik was very knowledgeable and passionate about educating us about Iceland. The breakfasts and dinners were delicious. Thank you also for accommodating my dietary requirements. Each hotel was very helpful. All in all, we had a terrific trip, and we'll refer our friends to GJ travel in the future. Thank you! Don and Ricky S. (booked through Borton Overseas USA)
We give this tour and the guide 10 stars !!!! (booked through Discover the World Singapore)
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Amazing tour, it could not have been better. Very profession and very helpful guide. Highly appreciate for his friendly, interesting introduction and information. I will will highly recommend my friends to go on this tour and follow this guide. (booked through Road Trip Iceland)
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Nice variety of stops. Very knowledgeable guide. Good speaker. Covered all points of interest. Well prepared. Hotels were comfortable. Wi-Fi in general good. Very careful and safe driver in all conditions. (booked through Nordika Travel USA)
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A really good introduction to rural Iceland. The guide was outstanding. She adapted the itinerary to the weather. She was very knowledgeable on a wide range of subjects and made sure all tour members felt included. Generally extremely good accommodation - surprisingly so for rural areas. Excellent variety and quality of meals. The bus driver was excellent. He was careful and obliging, and contributed his knowledge of the country to the tour. (Canadian guest)
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Excellent tour and program, incredibly well-organized, hit all the highlights. The guide Anna is excellent. Very knowledgeable and experienced. Nice selection of meals, good buffets, very accommodating for special requests. Hotel ok, outdated decor, would prefer bigger beds. Food was great and some had nice hot tubs. Driver is excellent and safe. (booked through www.tour.is)
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Hello Daina, not long back from Iceland where we had a super holiday. The Country Life tour was first class and our guide very informative. We enjoyed all the hotels and the standard of food was high. Thank you once again for making the arrangements. We won't hesitate to use Baltic Travel again.
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Wonderful tour, excellent guide and driver, nice hotels and it was wonderful to have Icelandic cuisine. (booked through Taber Holidays, UK)
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Very good tour. Excellent for first time visitors to Iceland. Well-informed guide, presented the facts well; good explanations of the physical geography; approachable and patient. Very good hotels; staff in hotels extremely helpful and welcoming. Enjoyed the mixture of buffet and set meals for dinners in evenings. Breakfast great; impressed by what was available at roadside stops for lunch. The driver hero of this bus trip. Apart from his good driving, he kept coach very tidy from day to day. (booked by Taber Holidays, UK)
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Very well organized tour. Excellent guide. Buffets meals were nice, otherwise too much meat and fat for my taste. Very good driver (booked through Guðmundur Jónasson Travel)
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Easily one of the very best tours in my entire life. I particularly liked the choice of places to visit. Peter, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable and well informed. He had a good sense of humor. He was one of the best guides I ever traveled with. Hotels were generally very good, though one place was a bit small and the pillows rather thin. Best meals I ever had on an all-inclusive tour. The driver was a strong silent type; I felt safe with him at the wheel. (booked through Great Canadian Travel Company)
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Not only did you cover everything as stated, you flexed with the weather to improve the experience where possible. Very well done. I appreciated the humor and anecdotes of the guide. He was always ready to answer questions. The hotels were generally better than expected and to what I am accustomed. All breakfasts were great. Dinners were always at least adequate. The best dinners in my opinion were nights 3, which was the second night in Húsavík and night 5. (booked through All Iceland UK)
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This was a terrific tour. Very happy that the tour included the horse farm and the Skógar Museum. The guide was well prepared with information about Iceland. All hotels very good, except one hotel had too soft mattress and one hotel had very hard pillows. Delicious food! Excellent driver.
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Excellent tour, perfect guide, very good hotels, very good meals. Driver was very good and bus was comfortable (booked through Guðmundur Jónasson Travel)
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Very interesting and wonderful tour. Simply perfect. Very experienced and interesting guide, well familiar with all sights and the whole country, nature, history, people, etc. Very polite and careful. The highest level of accommodation, all was OK. Perfect, varied and very delicious meals. Excellent driver, very experienced. Bus comfortable and good (booked through Guðmundur Jónasson Travel)
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Great scenery. Very good guide and very informative. Comfortable hotels and very good meals. Excellent driver - especially on the difficult roads (booked through Brekke Tours USA)
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Well organized in itinerary, duration of stay at various view points, etc. Friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and sincere guide. Hotels good but it would be better to have an elevator in all the hotels. Dinners are delicious. Excellent and safe driver with good driving skills; polite (booked through Baltic Travel Company UK)
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So many amazing sties and the guide had so much information to share. Wonderful guide. Loved the personal stories about areas. Most hotels were amazing such as in West Iceland and Hallormsstaður. Other hotels were OK. All meals were wonderful. Great driver. Felt safe on the narrow and sheep filled roads. (booked through GJ-Travel)
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Loved the tour. I am so glad we got to see so much of the island. Well organized to maximize beautiful stops. Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable guide. Hotels are not luxurious, but we knew that in advance. The stunning locations made up for it. Delicious mixture of set dining and buffets, and I loved having the time to stop for a long langoustine lunch in Höfn (booked through Guðmundur Jónasson Travel)
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Hello; this was a great tour, loved seeing everything on the ring road. Our guide Rósa María was the best! Very nice hotels; our favorite was Hallormsstaður. We had great meals. Bjartmar was the best driver - you could tell that our safety was his priority. Renato at GJ-Travel was great to deal with in organizing our trip. Thanks and regards from Hawaii
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Great overview of entire island - lots of knowledge of legends. Our guide was a wonderful story teller lullaby singer. Hotels were unique and wonderful. Fantastic meals - thank you for alternate meals each night. The driver added lots of history and stories - and he is a very safe driver (booked through GJ-Travel Iceland)
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Great places to visit. Sometimes not enough time for lunch. Rosa was a real good guide. Generally good rooms in the hotels. Good meals. Fun to have different food during the trip. Great driver, always felt safe, even down some steep slopes. (booked through All Iceland UK)
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Generally very good tour. Well organized - no problems. Excellent guide - well able in English and very helpful. Great knowledge of history and general information. Hotels mostly quite acceptable and generally quite good meals. Very good driver - careful and very helpful. (booked through GJ-Travel Iceland)
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Exceptional tour - very good. Brilliant guide, went out of her way to show us things. Wonderful hotels and very good meals. Excellent driver (booked through GJ-Travel)
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Very good tour. Everything that we wanted to see we saw. Best guide we ever had. Nice hotels - excellent dinners. (booked through Price Breaker Singapore)
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Beautiful country. Lots to see. I enjoyed getting away from tourist part of the country, such as Reykjavik. Good pace of tour. It was well organized with a great guide; Anna Lára. She was awesome. Fun, energetic, passionate, great customer service, lots of little extras. And knowledgeable too ! Accommodation was good value considering the price of the trip. Dinners and breakfast were great especially the buffet dinners. Some of the lunches weren't great, especially lunch at the gas station was a low point.In fairness though, there are very limited options. Plenty of space in the bus and the driver was excellent (booked through Nordic Saga USA)
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Could be 10 days with more little stops throughout the day. Fabulous guide; the best possible. Nice hotels and we would have loved more "happy hours". Good meals. Excellent driver. (booked through Nordic Saga USA)
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Nice tours - comprehensive. Well organized. Just the right amount of driving. Excellent guide. Nice hotels, excellent fish dinners and tasty desserts. Anna Lára was the best guide we ever had. Humorous, extremely well informed, accommodating of our every request. She made the trip really memorable. (booked through www.tour.is)
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Wide variety of activities. Anna Lára was an excellent guide. I loved her enthusiasm and energy. Very good hotels and meals. Very clean bus and skilled driver. (booked through Baltic Travel UK)
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This was the best tour ever. Well organized, careful, interesting. I cannot say enough good things. Brilliant, outstanding, knowledgeable, informed, funny guide, a model for others to follow. Always patient, accommodating. Very good organizer. Would love to take another tour with Anna Lára. Good sense of humor. Clean hotels. The wifi could have been stronger in Husavik and in the rooms at Hallormsstadur, but otherwise fine. Breakfast consistently good. Dinners lovely. A superb driver - could not have been better. Extremely competent, patient, very careful. Kept the bus clean and tidy. (booked through Taber Holidays UK)
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This tour covered everything I wanted to see. Very funny and knowledgeable guide. Tea and coffee making facilities in all hotel rooms would be better. Buffet dinners were better options. Very safe driver and helpful. (booked through All Iceland, UK)
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Excellent. Everything we saw has shown Iceland at its best and all the country has to offer. Well done. Anna Lara is a natural guide with fantastic knowledge of the country, geology, history, geography and nature. She is excellent with people and makes sure that everybody is enjoying their trip. Nothing is too much trouble. A credit to the company. She has a wonderful sense of humor. Hotels are good the whole. Husavik bedroom too small for 3 adult people and some hotels need updating. Buffet meals were excellent and meant that one could try all sorts of meats and other dishes. Set menu too much on the main course plate. Breakfasts were good. John was an excellent and careful driver and took great care with helping us on and off the bus. Good sense of humour. Spotless and very clean bus. Bus was always placed in the most convenient place. (booked through all Iceland, UK)
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We enjoyed seeing the highlights of the entire country which is no varied and beautiful. The guide is very knowledgeable about so many areas. She seems to enjoy her job very much which makes it enjoyable for the tourists. Staff at Fosshotel very cheerful and helpful. Hotel at Hallormsstadur and Hotel Örk very nice. Meals were very good. The driver was fantastic. Great driver who take pride in his vehicle and the safety of his passengers. He was most helpful in many ways. (booked through Borton Overseas USA)
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Very interesting visits. Great places, scenery, museums, churches. What a wonderful country. Love the history. A well balanced program. Some active - walking. Some exciting boat trips. Sme looking in amazement: waterfalls, glaciers, volcanoes. Very well informed guide. Wonderful stories. She brought the sense of the history of Iceland and how it was for the settlers to live. Very amusing, flexible, friendly, fun! All hotels clean and comfortable beds. Hotel Skaftafell was the nicest room and very good shower. Hot pots were wonderful. Some meals very good. Excellent buffet meals at hotels. Very good driver in my opinion. I felt safe always. Friendly and very helpful. (booked through Iceland Pro Travel UK)
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Busy schedule. Lots to see and entertain. Plenty of stops. The guide was knowledgeable and most accommodating. All meals were best quality, beautifully prepared and varied. I liked having set menus some nights and buffets on others. Very careful driver and very clean coach. (booked through Baltic Travel UK)
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Anna Lara and Jon did a terrific job on our trip. Country life. The hotels were mostly good some of the hotels needed new sheets. The food was excellent every night. Anna had the whole bus laughing with her stories and her knowledge. She told us in a way that we wanted to hear all the history and knowledge. jJn was a very safe driver, very polite and courteous. Thanks for a terrific tour.
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Dear Berniece, We just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful tour from 8/30 to 9/07, the "Country Life Tour". We couldn't have asked for anything better. Anna our tour Guide and Jon our driver were excellent. Anna is one of the best guides of all our many trips. Very knowledgeable, informative and you can tell she loves her country and job. All the arrangements were just super, from the hotels and meals to the bus and traveling. Dinners were exceptional. Just wanted to let you know. I would forward this to Gudmundur Jonasson Travel but I don't have their Email address. Bruce & Marilyn Marshall (booked through Scantours USA)
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Great tour - but I would prefer a bit more walking, hiking and activities. Excellent organization. The guide made all the difference! Thank you to Anna Lára for her knowledge, enthusiasm and amazing stories. She is the best. Lovely hotels, celan and simple. Delicious food - above expectations. Safe driving. (booked directly through GJ-Travel)
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Perfect trip. The guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. All staff at the hotels were courteous and helpful. Brilliant dinner buffet one night. Excellent arctic charr. Meat soup good everywhere. Driver was always helpful and cheerful. Booking service was excellent throughout from deposit to departure. (booked through Island Tourist Office)
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This tour was excellent. Anna Laura was a very informative and entertaining guide. The accommodations were near-perfect, excluding some issues with wifi. The food was amazing. John, our driver, made us feel very safe and, despite the language barrier, very friendly. (booked through GJ-Travel Iceland)
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Absolutely fantastic tour. Anna Laura was the best guide - knowledgeable, funny, great story teller - loved her sense of humor. Wonderful hotels, fantastic dinners - don't change anything. Jon was a wonderful driver, helpful and always willing to talk and answer any questions. (booked through Scantours USA)
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Overall extremely enjoyable tour. Anna Lara, our guide, was tremendous. I have done many tours before and she is the best tour guide I have had. Very friendly, so knowledgeable and so funny. Fosshotels were consistently high quality and the food was so good. Great meals. It was nice to have authentic Icelandic food. Our driver was fantastic. (booked through Tour.is in Iceland)
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This tour was very well planned and organized. Anna Lara was the most wonderful guide I have ever experienced. She is very knowledgeable, clever, interesting, funny and just all around amazing. Loved her! Hotel Hallormsstadur was just incredible. We had a very nice view from our room. I am vegan and I was pleasently surprised with all the meals privded and how tasty they were. Jon was a super driver, patient, sweet, funny and very personable. (booked through ScanAm USA)
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Well organized and beautiful tour. Anna Lara, our guide, was absolutely amazing! She made the entire trip so valuable and fun. I am happy we did this tour instead of renting a care because she was so informative, knowledgeable and just wonderful. Most hotels were very nice. Jon, our driver, was so great and always on time. He also shared his experiences and stories with us and was a lot of fun. I felt very safe. (booked through 5-Star of Scandinavia, USA)
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What a beautiful tour. Also liked all the extra unscheduled stops. Will recommend to friends. The guide was very knowledgeable, accommodating, helpful and friendly. I loved all the history, sagas and stories she told us. Very good hotels and meals. The driver was nice and helpful. I am a senior citizen and had no problem. (booked through Fantasy Travel USA)
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A good overview of Iceland and lot's of extras like little detours to see more. Perfectly organized and mostly enough time to explore places. Very knowledgeable guide that gave good insight about the country and its history and places we visited. I liked the hotels and meals, but sometimes soups were too salty. The bus was always clean and the driver did a good job getting us safely to every place. (booked through Tour.is)
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I loved the variety of places that we saw and the fact that we went around the whole island. Holmfridur was a wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable. Excellent stories. I loved the hotel locations and the size of the room were larger than expected. Fantastic meals. Bjartmar was a wonderful dirver. I felt very safe and comfortable. (booked through 5-Star of Scandinavia)
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Fabulous scenery. Good balance between museum, tourist stops and nature sightseeing. Excellent guide. Spoke better English than I do. Great driver, handled the coach extremely well. Always very helpful with the luggage. (booked through Nordic Saga USA)
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The tour was great, many attractions and well planned. The guide was very informative, funny and made good contact with the group. The driver was kind, helpful and made drives really easy. (booked through GJ-Travel Iceland)
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The tour lived up to my expectations. Very informative guide, lovely stories on the way. Good hotels. Great food but more buffet dinners would be even better. Good and comfortable bus (booked through Baltic Travel UK)
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Well organized and scheduled tour. The guide was very knowledgeable, good speaker and story teller. Excellent hotels and good meals. Driver is very professional. In general I am so happy in almost all respect; I will recommend this tour to my friends. (booked through Borton Overseas USA)
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Lovely varied program every day. Excellent - thanks. Anna Lara is an excellent guide. She looked after us wonderfully and provided info on every possible subject of interest. She has a lovely sense of humor. Bus was good and felt entirely safe. Driver and guide worked well together (booked through Iceland Pro travel UK)
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Excellent tour and I loved wifi on the bus. Good guide - know a lot about geology and history. Excellent value and service for 3 star hotels. Fantastic meals. Friendly and good driver. (booked through Nordic Visitor)
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Excellent tour. Good program and well organized. Guide knowledgeable. Kept to time table, was friendly and helpful. Mostly good hotels. Breakfasts were good, buffet evening meals excellent other food good. Coach comfortable, felt safe with driver (booked through Baltic Travel UK)
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Loved every day and every site. Fell in love with Iceland. Absolutely stunning country. The guide was fantastic. Her knowledge was amazing. She was warm, friendly, cheerful and funny - she made a great tour even greater. All hotels were unique - met all my needs. Loved the meals. Great to have breakfast buffet. Coach was totally comfortable. Driver was great. Always felt safe. (booked through Great Canadian Travel)
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Tour Code: GJ-90