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“Golden Circle tour - superb!”

Nature Explorer Tours
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Owner description: Nature Explorer offers tours in Iceland in Super Jeeps or Super-Trucks, which are modified 4x4s, which enable us to safely drive on glaciers and across unbridged rivers and reach otherwise inaccessible terrains, so that you can explore more of Iceland. We are a small, family run Icelandic tour operator, with a team of expert driverguides with background in Mt. Search & Rescue, 4x4 instructors and professional guides. We have a passion for Iceland and take pride sharing it in a personalized service on a variety of day and multi day tours. On our day tours out of Reykjavik we have the smallest group size in the industry, only 5 passengers per Super Jeep, but we can also cater to larger groups, and we offer private tours. We hope we can share your Iceland adventure.
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“Golden Circle tour - superb!”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

Nature Explorer, and in particular our guide Hakur, were absolutely superb and I would recommend to anyone!

Hakur was extremly friendly and helpful when booking the trip which was for my husband's 30th, giving advice on suitable clothing.

I found out I was pregnant only a few weeks after booking, and after initially being unsure that the trip would be suitable, I was reassured both by Hakur and a couple of other reviews online that it would be fine - and it was! There is very little walking involved.

Hakur even surprised us with a glass of champagne to toast the winter solstice, and of course my husband's birthday.

Fantastic all round!

Visited December 2013
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Warwick Parish, Bermuda
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32 reviews
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“Golden Circle Tour was fantastic!”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

When organising the tour, the owner Hawk, was very helpful in trying to arrange a date that would work considering our itinerary. We flew into Iceland on the December 27th and arrived at 7am. Picked up our rental car and drove to the bus terminal for 9am pick up by Nature Explorer. Asi picked was there to pick us up in a massive vehicle which looked perfect for the iced up roads of Iceland and the somewhat vicious weather at times. Asi is extremely knowledgeable and imparted more than just the basic info about Iceland, but also the smaller nuances. He is an excellent driver and in when some of the other tour trucks were getting stuck in the snow, Asi managed to tow them out. Iceland is so beautiful that I ran out of adjectives in explaining how it took my breath away. It literally is a country forged out of fire and ice. We were lucky that it was just the two of us and so it turned out to be a private tour. I would definitely recommend Nature Explorer when touring Iceland.

Visited December 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
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“Superb adventure and awesome guide!!!”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Our second day begin with nature explorer team, a 4x4 jeep picked us up at our hotel on time. Tour guide (Jonsi), friendliest guy you'll meet. We signed up for eyjafjallajokull. Tour guide was knowledgeable introducing to us the various highlight of the tour and also extremely skilled in driving despite harsh weather and trails condition, appreciate his effort to bring us all the way in to vatnajokull to have the best view. Our trip end with gullfoss waterfall it was a fruitful and wonderful experience. Really thanks the entire team for this wonderful memory. Definitely we will be back to further explore more of such beautiful view in iceland.

Visited December 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Thorsmork / Eyjafjallajokull Tour”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

We had a really good experience with Nature explorers. We booked the Thorsmork / Eyjafjallajokull Tour. They (Kristrun and 'Hawk') were very prompt with their responses during the booking process and answered all the questions we had in a friendly manner. On the day of the tour, they picked us up on time in the hotel lobby in an amazing modified Nissan patrol.. very cool !!. The driver was very informative and cheerful. It was just 4 people in the jeep so that really enhanced the experience (better than those big tour buses). The tour itself was brilliant, the driver explained everything very well and made stops to pick up snacks/bathroom breaks. Overall - a very enjoyable trip ! Thank you :)

Visited December 2013
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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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“Loved the Tour - Some Confusion on the Admin Side”
Reviewed December 23, 2013

Everything about the tours we booked with this company was great. We felt taken care of and were exposed parts of Iceland that the big bus tours miss. Our driver was highly skilled through some pretty nasty weather and blazed new trails through the snow pack. The only problem was on the admin side. The comms from the company were not great and there was some confusion about the dates and hotel location (despite being correct in the booking). Recommend calling ahead to confirm details. However, once this minor glitches were fixed, we had great adventure in Iceland.

Visited December 2013
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Hawk_Nature_Expl, Owner at Nature Explorer Tours, responded to this review, December 27, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our tours, we‘re glad you enjoyed them.
Regarding the confusion on the admin side, it brings up a good point that we can certainly learn from and travelers to Iceland might also find useful. Some apartments for rent are listed in one place but actually have apartments on other streets too – so our driver/guide waited at the main location and because these apartments don‘t have a lobby, he could not ask at a front desk.
Therefore, our learning from this is always ask for the street address. Although it has nothing to do with this, another problem that has occurred is that people have booked a tour under one name and a tour under another name – and then there is no way for us find them.
‚The devil is in the details‘ 
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