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“Money well spent”
Review of Mountain Taxi

Mountain Taxi
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$202.04*
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Small-Group Northern Lights Tour by Super Jeep from Reykjavik
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$360.27*
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Small-Group Golden Circle Glacier Super Jeep Tour
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$360.27*
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Small-Group Day Trip to Thorsmork and Eyjafjallajokull from Reykjavik
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Owner description: Mountain Taxi has cared for Superjeep & adventure travellers in Iceland since 1995. Day trips, longer tours, private travel, expeditions, VIP service and DMC. Personal attention and service to all discerning Iceland visitors. Expert help to make the utmost of your Iceland visit is just a call or mail away. The Mountain Taxi team.
Reviewed June 30, 2014

An amazing experience. We had Oskar and his fantastic giant 4x4 for an entire 9-hour day to ourselves, and he couldn't have been more accomodating. The trip was booked as a "poor cousin" to a helicopter flight due to poor weather conditions but in the event the ground-based, personalised tour was a far, far better experience than we could have hoped for, and won us over completely to this brand of tour.

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Reviewed May 22, 2014

We booked the Jeep with Iceland 4 you . And Mountain Taxi Jeep took us out. My self and my wife took the tour for only the two of us it was expensive at 900.00 euro but well worth it for the exclusive tour and the guide Asgeir was full of knowledge with regard to Icelandic history and the recent volcanic irruption from the volcano Eyjafjallajokkull . We drove off rode and to the foot of the Glacier over deep rivers and lava fields to see water falls and visit the golden water fall. This was a fantastic adventure . You can share the Jeep with up to 6 persons and that will make it more fordable when sharing the cost . I recommend the Jeep tour full day some 10 hrs Brilliant try it..

1  Thank silvertop65
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

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.

2  Thank Erniesalmi
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

The tour we took with Mountain Taxi was an experience of a lifetime. Part of the credit is, of course, the awesomeness of Iceland. I was skeptical of the need for a mammoth vehicle, but it enables safe travel on roads or snowbanks that would be otherwise impassible. There are evidently unlicensed and inexperienced individuals who try to take visitors on similar tours as we witnessed one not making it and finding it stuck on our return trip. Besides insurance and legality issues, I definitely recommend sticking with an experience reputable operator.

1  Thank ZuberFowler
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

We had a ball!!!! The road was ice and snow and at times not even a road. We bounced and cruised over rocks, ice and finally up to the top of the glacier. Tossed snow balls around and enjoyed our tour which was called Iceland in a Nutshell. Kristijan was an amazing driver and guide. Telling us stories about the cold valley, a criminal who hid out there for 30 years (the criminal stole a piece of rope back in the day) and of the hidden folk. We went to a lava tube cave, had a wonderful lunch at an isolated "restaurant" - the lamb soup was wonderful and visited a brewery. It was a long day that flew by. The others on the tour were friends I had never met. This is a great tour for all, it's Iceland, you can't help but have fun!!! I highly recommend Mountain Taxi Jeep Tours - the jeep was a Mercedes Benz too.

Thank Celtic_Traveler-M
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