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“Amazing day on the Golden Circle” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Iceland Horizon

Iceland Horizon
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Owner description: Operating only a few select daily scheduled tours which are always in small groups, Iceland Horizon is a small, family run tour operation with no intention of becoming a large bus company. Our philosophy has always been that you are travelling on a guided tour and the bus is just a means of transport, keeping the experience more personal, friendly and fun for both travellers and guides. We also arrange tours for groups wanting a private or individual arrangement.
Michigan
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“Amazing day on the Golden Circle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

We had two minibuses organized by one of our cruise companions in July, and it was one of the best days of the entire trip. The scenery was amazing, and at every stop the guide gave us great information about the geology, history, and mythology of Iceland. Our guide, whose name escapes me now, was a young man who spent part of his youth in the US. There was enough variety in the sights to keep us all enthralled.

If you go to Reykjavik, the Golden Circle is a must. The small vans and great guides make this company the way to go.

Visited July 2012
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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“Smaller group sizes a bonus”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

A friend and I used this company and booked our day trips online. No payment was required prior to our visit and we paid per trip as we went along. As we had booked 3 trips with this company we also got a 5% discount which is advertised on the website. David was very informative and it was interesting to learn about Icelandic life as well as see the sights.

We did the Golden Circle, Snaefellsnes and South Shore excursions; all of which were excellent. The bus held, I think, a maximum of 16 so no big crowds. My favourite excursion was Snaefellsnes and whilst a longer day trip I would definitely recommend it. We travelled in October and as it wasn't peak season we had a lot of the places to ourselves.

I would use this company again and will plan a return trip in a different season to witness the wildlife.

Visited October 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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“You can't go wrong with David”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

David was an excellent guide, keeping all of us engaged every step of the way around the golden circle. Having emigrated from the UK, David's english is impeccable, which gives him an edge when introducing Iceland to us (comparing the UK to Iceland in terms of population, size, etc really helps a lot). You can easily tell he loves Iceland a lot, and really gives a lot of insight and good explanations at each stop along the way.

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mjcon
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“Fantastic day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

We were uncertain whether we would enjoy a bus tour, but this trip was excellent. Having a smallish group on a minibus helped, and our guide Gerdur was really knowledgeable, and kept us entertained and informed all day. We learned a lot about present-day Iceland while driving between 3 splendid locations (with a couple of extra stops thrown in for good measure). The weather was glorious - or as glorious as you can get in Iceland in mid-December - and the visits were timed perfectly to make the most of the available light. All in all, a fantastic day.

Visited December 2012
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Denville, New Jersey
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“Excellent South Coast Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

We booked the South Coast Tour with another tour company who put us on David's (the owner of Iceland Horizons) tour. We are glad they did as we had a wonderful time. As an Englishman, David gives you a different perspective of Iceland and its people than a native would and we enjoyed listening to him. David is very intelligent and and an excellent tour guide. David kept the tour moving but we had plenty of time at each stop and never felt rushed. My girlfriend and I greatly enjoyed each stop -- the two waterfalls (one we could even walk behind), the glacier tongue, lunch at Vik and the black beach with the cliffs.

We highly recommend this tour.

Visited December 2012
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