I chose IGT based on numerous excellent reviews and booked a 4-tour package with them.
I travelled alone and wanted to see as much as possible and experience Iceland with the help of a guide.
Golden circle tour with Helgi was great. It was full of great stops, great views and was not tiring. Helgi tried to entertain us during the drive with funny stories.
But 3 other tours were not so good.
The second tour to Snaefelsness was also with Helgi. The tour was longer and rather tiring and the minibus was full. We saw a few nice beaches and scenaries and a glacier. I saw nothing extraordinary and maybe let it be so but!!! The next two tours had nothing to do with a guided tour. It was a drive with occasional comments. The driver*s name was Yon ( or smth like this, sorry for spelling- he is very Viking looking).
He was hardly enthusiastic and didn't borther to make a stop at the beach with huge cubic pillars. I asked why and he told me it&s due to weather. On our way to the glacier lagoon the weather was great but when we went back it was raining heavily. BUT he could have checked weather forecast and showed it on our way to the Glacier lagoon when we were not so tired by long drive. He even didn't feel sorry. It*s a pity we missed this beach. However he gave us an opportunity to walk along a very average beach near Vik which only distinction were a couple huge cliffs in the sea. I don&t think it was worth more than 5 minute stop but we had as much as 25 or so. The Glacier lagoon was great but we had to pay for it with a 9 or 10 hour drive.
The next day ( September 13) we went to the highlands. As you can guess it was Yon again. Again we had a long drive with some kindergartenish comments like *it is the main street of Selfos* or *it*s a glacier river* or *now we have a lunch stop*.
Btw I*m not a native English speaker and generally understand 99 % of what I am told but with Yon I felt a complete idiot because I hardly understood 50% of what he was saying. I don*t know whose fault it was but this is not a typical situation for me.
So I really feel unhappy and therefore feel obliged to share my opinion.
BTW. IGtours transfer service to-from airport with Antanas was great.
But I really regret booking 4 tour with them because it was no value for money and in 50% of cases it was Icelandic driving rather than a guided tour.
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