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“Fantastic Tour Company” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sterna

Sterna
Harpa concert and conference Hall, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 1166
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Ranked #80 of 258 Activities in Reykjavik
Type: Bus tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: Sterna is one of Iceland's leading bus companies which offers many varieties of exiting daytours. With a extensive fleet of buses, we are the perfect partner for individuals, groups and organizers. Founded in 2002 Sterna has grown to become an important part of Icelandic tourism. Our team is full of energetic people who will helpfully guide you through the wonders of Iceland.
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“Fantastic Tour Company”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

We all collect lots of brochures of different tour companies, and wonder who to use. Well I can only recommend the companies we used, and this was also an excellent company. I like to us smaller companies, NOT the large ones, they are too impersonal.We booked the Golden Circle & Green Energy Tour. Our guide was Bjorn he was fantastic very informative and fun to be with. We had a mini bus with 6 of us all day. GREAT!!!!
I know you can not predict how many you get on the tour, we were lucky.
We saw the horses all bunched up near a gate looking out to the road, next minute Bjorn asked if we wanted to stop to take photos of them and pat them.We did and it was a good photo opportunity for us. Also he knew it would be busy with the larger tour companies cramming themselves into the visitor centre at the waterfall Gullfoss,so we worked backwards and went to the Geysir for lunch instead. Then to the waterfall,they were only 5-10 mins apart. The large parties had gone. Just to put this all together this company was excellent and we then booked another trip out with them. To see the Northern Lights, which was last night. YES WE SAW THE AURORA BOREALIS. 2ndFeb.Next review to write.

Visited February 2014
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“South Adventure - JUST BOOK IT!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

By far this was the best thing we did in Iceland with the incredible Peggy as our guide. The sights were amazing, despite the gale force winds. We went on tours with two other companies during our stay ( Bustravel and Rej excursions) but this company was outstanding. Peggy was very passionate about his country and very knowledgable. On my next trip we will book everything with them.

I have visited many countries but this was one of the best day tours I have ever taken. Whatever the weather just go!

Visited January 2014
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“Northern lights tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

We had our first date cancelled due to cloud cover and rebooked for two nights later.
The your guide collected us from our hotel on time between 2030hrs and 2100hrs.
We were taken by small bus to the Harpa concert hall where Sterna have their info desk.
We were then transferred to larger buses and given a driver and a tour guide.
We drove out about 50 mins from Reykjavik away from the light pollution. We had a chance to wander away from the bus a little to give the clouds chance to clear.
When they didn't we moved on to another possible place.
We saw the Northern lights come out and it was magical!
Lots of opportunity for photography with helpful advice from the guide on shutter speeds etc.
When we started heading back to Reykjavik the lights changed and became much clearer and increased their spectrum. The brilliant driver was able the stop the bus and let us all out quickly so we could see.
Despite the fact that this stop made us very late back to our hotels we were thrilled that we had seen an amazing show of lights and patterns.

Sterna were brilliant! Without such a responsive team of driver and guide we would not have seen the second show of such impressive proportions.

Thank you Peter.

Visited February 2014
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“The best tour company in Reykjavik!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We had two tours with this company and have to say that the people who organise and do the tours are real professionals.
today we had half day Golden Circle tour with wonderful and super professional girl called Jonna (if I'm right with the spelling) She was very passionate about her job. Super helpful and did 120% of what a tour guide could do.
If any company can have more people like her- the business could grow very easily.
Thank you Sterna and a big thank you to Jonna for a wonderful day!
P.s. The weather was absolute disaster but we had an amazing time!

Visited November 2013
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“South shore tour, great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We went on the South Shore Tour on a Saturday with our guide Simon. We were picked up spot on time in a mini bus and off we went. There were only 13 of us on the tour which enabled Simon to tailor our tour to accommodate us all. I must say the whole day was excellent, seeing some really remote areas and some fantastic scenery and extremes. Simon our driver/guide, was very knowledgeable and kept us informed throughout the whole day, well done Simon. From our experience, I would definitely recommend this tour, tour company and tour guide Simon, if you want to see more of Iceland than just the usual Golden Circle tour area. Thanks

Visited October 2013
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