We booked the Mountain Taxi via tourist information at the Natura Hotel for April 8, 2014. The price we we were quoted was $700/truck.
Upon returning to the USA we were billed $1,100/truck.There is no contract and Mountain Taxi points to the 125.000 ISK website.
The The Mountain Taxi website (http://mountaintaxi.is/tour/self-drive-golden-circle-glacier/) states:
"Price: 125.000.- ISK Duration: 8-10 hours Approx.. 350 Km.
Included: Toyota Hilux 4×4 truck 38” tires Your private instructor 8-10 hours of great fun."
Besides being quoted the wrong price, here's what we got:
Mountain Taxi did not have a vehicle available, and subcontracted to "I Drive Island'. We got 2 Toyota Hilux trucks, as expected, but only 1 private instructor. Knowledgeable instructor - we tipped him.
We drove on the paved road for 350 km, just like a car trip. That used up 6 hours of out 8 hours. We drove to and saw "spouting Geyser and the golden waterfall Gullfoss" beautiful, just like the car trip - 1 hour. We drove on the black beaches, almost like a car can. The best part, for 45 minutes we drove on steep hills, and 100 yards of creek bed. We drove to a glacier.
We never drove in snow, nor did we drive on a glacier.
Not worth $700/truck. Would be very disappointed at $1,100/truck. A rip-off at an unexpected $1,100/truck.
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