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North Travel Private Guides and Tours Operator

Akureyri, Iceland
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North Travel Private Guides and Tours Operator
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Vinod P wrote a review Dec 2017
Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts8 contributions7 helpful votes
Trausti was our guide for a tour I booked through Saga Travels. I have a young family (me, my wife, two girls below the age of 8 including a 3 year old). Trausti was simply fantastic in providing a very comfortable, stress-free travel experience for my family during a day that was filled with sub-optimal weather. We visited the Godafoss, Dettifoss,Lake Myvatn, Krafla lava fields that resembled the moon landscape, and the lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Trausti had great facts and details about every place and also provided us with the right amount of time to visit each place. Most importantly, when my daughter had challenges navigating knee deep snow in our walk towards Dettifoss, he was generous enough to offer a piggy back ride for her. He has a large heart, rich experience of the area, and simply a good human being. It was our privilege to go on a trip with him to these wonderful sights that North Iceland has to offer. We are looking forward to a future trip with him in the near future. Thank you Trausti!
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Date of experience: December 2017
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Response from Tbergand, Guide at North Travel Private Guides and Tours Operator
Responded Dec 31, 2017
Thank you for this. You are a beautiful family and its pleasure to travel with you. Looking forward to meet you all again. Trausti
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gillescanada2017 wrote a review Sep 2017
Saint Hyacinthe, Canada1 contribution
Trausti Bergland operates North Travel, a tour operator. He took my family and I on a 3 day trip to Askja - Kverkjoll - Vanajokull Glacier in last July. Trausti knows this remote area inside and out. Besides being extremely knowledgeable, Trausti is both very friendly and helpful. This was my family's 2nd trip to Iceland. Nothing beats this 3 day tour with Trausti - it is without a doubt the highlight of our two trips to this spectacular country. It was worth every penny. Don't miss out on this opportunity to visit Iceland's interior with Iceland's best guide.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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Response from Tbergand, Owner at North Travel Private Guides and Tours Operator
Responded Sep 25, 2017
Hello Gilles. It was very enjoyable to travel with you and your family. I am very happy that you guys enjoyed it. Thanks a lot for great review. I hope I will see you sometimes again in Iceland
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Lewisrotts wrote a review Aug 2017
Marshfield, Massachusetts71 contributions5 helpful votes
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The trip of a lifetime!!! My teenage son and I went on this tour at the end of August 2017. Trausti was a fantastic guide- informative, relaxed and fun, he clearly loves his job. There were 5 in the group, we traveled in his Mercedes 4x4. The group was fun & we exchanged contact info at the end of the trip. Day 1- a quick stop at the Godafoss waterfall and lake Myvatn. Then the real fun began- a 200 mile drive on lava track to the middle of nowhere!! The views were incredible and it's like nothing I've ever experienced (and this is my 3rd visit to Iceland.) We went swimming in the Viti crater at Askja (milky blue water)- WOW!! The walk down was harrowing for me, it is really steep, but glad I did it. We went on the long glacier hike with the ranger. We used safety ropes, it was a very intense uphill climb for hours. It was really challenging for me (middle age mom that hikes 90 min per day.). I hit the wall after 4 hours and Trausti (graciously) came up to meet me & walk us down the glacier (it's not safe to walk down without a guide). The rest of the group continued up the glacier and their pics were incredible! They went swimming in a lagoon, saw steaming water, the scenery is stunning. A once in a lifetime chance! I was looking for a trip that got us away from everything, scenery, glacier hike, off road driving and driving through rivers- and this was the perfect trip for that. It is an excellent value for all of the boxes it checks - if you add up the cost of each activity, it is a huge bargain. Bonus: this will get you totally off the grid. If you are a political junkie like me, it really forces you to get offline for a few days. I was able to text, but couldn't reach the internet or apps. I highly recommend this trip- just do it!
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Response from Tbergland, Guide at North Travel Private Guides and Tours Operator
Responded Aug 26, 2017
Hello again and thanks for your great review. It was pleasure traveling with you two, and of course the whole group. It´s great that you liked the trip. And i also believe that considering all this is great value for money. I hope that I will see you sometimes again in the future. Kind regards. Trausti
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Br00klynR0se wrote a review Sep 2016
Ardsley, New York5 contributions9 helpful votes
We took a tour of Mt Askja and Kverkjull in mid August. It is truly a once in a lifetime experience. The sights are breathtaking and the experience is like no other places on earth I have ever been to. Trausti is a really knowledgeable, caring and service oriented tour guide. He never left us on our own. That is exactly what we need as we were traveling with my autistic son who needs extra attention. He took us to some of the really unique part of the country, made stops or pointed out to the most beautiful places I visited in Iceland. He could answer all our questions about the sights we visited and beyond.. and was ready with everything we need on the trip. We truly like this tour because all the places we visited are really pristine wonders. It gives us sense of peace. This tour is a totally different experience from tourist packed areas close to Reykjavik. It is truly like no other experiences I have ever been to. One of the highlight of this trip is for me to be able to swim in the warm water in Askja's crater. Trausti helped me to go down on a steep path and made it possible for me. It was the most amazing experience for me, the view was spectacular. Trausti and this trip was really above and beyond our expectations. I would really love to make this trip my annual getaway. Thank you Trausti for making it possible to travel to such a beautiful remote area with my son.
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Date of experience: August 2016
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Jill S wrote a review Sep 2016
Charlotte, North Carolina5 contributions
We took this tour with my family, two kids 12 and 14 and two adults. I didn't write this review right away because I wanted to digest our trip to Iceland and how this part of our vacation fit into this. It's hard to explain how a trip impacts you when you know that you are in one of the most remote places on the planet. The volcanic desert is simply awe inspiring. Few people were there despite that we went in July at the high of tourist season. Trausti is a fantastic, no nonsense tour guide that gave us tremendous depth to sometimes sparse landscapes. This tour was the highlight of our trip to Iceland, well worth the time, money and effort. Thank you Trausti for showing us this amazing little corner of our world!
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Date of experience: July 2016
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Response from Tbergland, guide at North Travel Private Guides and Tours Operator
Responded Sep 4, 2016
Hello again Jill. It´s good to hear from you, and that you liked the tour. I am really glad that you and your family came with me. it was a pleasure taken you to these wonderful places in Iceland. And it was great how your kids reacted everywhere. So thanks to you and your family. regards Trausti
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