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“eco tourism”(6 reviews)
“great hike”(6 reviews)
“glacier hike”(19 reviews)
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Go West offers you to experience Iceland in an eco-friendly way and give you opportunity to connect with people, nature and culture in a sustainable manner. The Breiðafjörður area, West Iceland is our speciality.
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Kambsvegur 35, Reykjavik 104, Iceland
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+354 695 99995
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Jon Joel Einarsson was our guide. He is extremely passionate about the history of this area of Iceland and it’s protection for future generations. As a slightly out-of-shape 40 year old, he made sure our group took enough breaks that the hike was enjoyable for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Kim T
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Extremely well run tour and very organized. Jon even emailed us to allow us to come for the hike a day before since the day of our tour was going to be cancelled due to the weather. He is extremely informative and truly makes your...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank lindseycraig30
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Fantastic trip guided by Jon. Excellent opportunity to know more about islanders. Eco Tourism. It was a 5 hours trip up to the middle off the glacier. Slow pace so its affordable. Real fun

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LBeltran11
Reviewed September 12, 2018

We did a glacier hike with Jon and it was one of the most amazing experiences we've ever had. Despite starting in the rain and summitting in heavy fog (this is a reality of Icelandic weather), the whole group agreed that it was worth the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank craigzevin
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Jon is a wonderful guide. I would highly recommend booking a tour with his company. Jon is very knowledgable about the mountain and it's history/geology and the type of guide you enjoy spending time with and can get a group into a good groove. This...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

on my last day in Iceland I booked a glacier climb with Go West right there at Arnastapi. Our group consisted of 4 members from different countries. Jon was wonderful, had great stories and made us aware of the conditions of the environment in Iceland....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Amerissis F
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

After travelling around Iceland we wanted to finish our journey with a good hiking. Our guide recommended different tour operators but Go West seemed to be the best option. And we were not wrong! The experience was perfect! We learnt not only about Icelandic culture...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Iturma
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Our family wished to hike Snæfellsjökull alone, but luckily realized that it should not be done without appropriate glacier hiking gear and a guide. Although we normally try to avoid guided tours, Jon made it an amazing trip. With his experience and good conversations, he...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Maps380087
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing time with Jon and GoWest. We booked the Midnight Sun tour and had luck to find this company of caring locals that are passionate about great customer experience as well as nature. Jon was professional, attentive, safe, and very flexible to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank JugVS
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Jon took us on top of the glacier. It was the time of our lives. Jon was nothing but the best guide. Please remember to bring enough water for the hike. We are very happy.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Surgeejs G
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Sylvie G
March 14, 2015|
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Response from GoWest_Iceland | Property representative |
Hi Sylvie The main difference between those two hikes is that you hike up to the verge of the glacier and you "touch the crown" or you hike to the summit and you "wear the crown". :) You see, the melting from April to June... More
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