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“Once in a Lifetime Experience”
Review of Goecco Indie Tours

Goecco Indie Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Experience the real Iceland on our down-to-earth eco-friendly tours. As we go along we throw in a bit of good music, local food and just enjoy real people talking to real people! We have made our way into famous travel books and the world press. So if you want to go on a different adventure go with us.
Denville, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Once in a Lifetime Experience”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Our group of 11 people took the Snaefellsnes peninsula tour with Steinar and we all had a wonderful time! Steinar is a very intelligent and interesting person and was a perfect guide (and a great driver). We all enjoyed conversing with him about Iceland, its people and the sights we saw. He kept the tour moving but never once did we feel rushed. He even made reservations for us that night at a very good restaurant (3 Farkkas).

The scenery is out of this world. Stopping at the private hot springs out in the middle of nowhere, with snow on the ground, and jumping in was an experience I will never forget. Highly recommended. And if you go the the Budir Hotel for lunch by all means try to the fish soup. I loved it and I don't particularly like fish!

Jonas the owner was taking a smaller group on the same tour that day and we met him once or twice. He was very friendly and always wanted to make sure we were all having a good time (we were). He even gave us two big bags of Icelandic doughnuts that he and his daughter had made for us the night before.

If you visit Reykjavik by all means do not miss this tour!

Visited December 2012
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Goecco-Reykjavik, Front Office Manager at Goecco Indie Tours, responded to this review, February 20, 2017
Amazing to hear you had a once in a lifetime experience with us! It truly makes us grateful to read such reviews, as your experience with us is highly appreciated and keeps us at our toes!
Again, thank you for your kind words and for recommending Goecco.

Thankful and happy thoughts from Iceland
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2 reviews
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“A tour with Goecco is a fantastic way to experience what Iceland has to offer.”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

We took the Snaefellsnes peninsula tour on a rainy December day. We found Jonas to be interesting, informative, and extremely considerate of our interests and needs. It seemed that he adjusted the pace of the tour by reading our level of interest in the different things we saw. He had an excellent sense of timing and seemed to have special Icelandic knowledge (so we saw things before it got dark!) he also had a great sense of timing (or luck) when it came to weather changes. He also had waterproof gear to keep us from getting drenched. Jonas is also a fantastic driver. This is important when taking a long drive in iffy weather. We have traveled extensively, found this tour to be of excellent value, and would not hesitate to recommend it. We hope to return to Iceland again maybe to see the Northern lights, and would book Goecco again.

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Goecco-Reykjavik, Front Office Manager at Goecco Indie Tours, responded to this review, February 20, 2017
Hello,

Thank you for taking your time in writing these kind words and for recommending Goeeco! We are a small tour operator company. So it means a great bunch to us when receiving feedback for our line of work.
Again, thank you very much for your five-star review and joining Goecco!

Kind and thankful regards from Iceland
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Edinburgh
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Not just a highlight of our trip but a highlight of our lives!”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

I cannot find the words to accurately describe the magic we experienced with Goecco Outdoor Adventures but i'm going to give it my best shot! Earlier this month when we travelled to Iceland my younger siblings and I had the privilege of being shown around Snaefellsness and the Golden Circle on a Goecco one day tour.

The warmth, generosity and kindness of Jonas and the lovely Christina knew no bounds. From the biggest waterfalls i've ever seen to the ancient parliament and off the beaten track local knowledge, their hospitality and wisdom really made this trip memorable. It was just my brother (18), sister (13) and I who got to experience this incredible day, we felt like we were getting VIP treatment and I've already been recommending it to anyone patient enough to endure me harping on about it. Iceland stole a piece of my heart and I am counting down the years/months/days/hours before I can return. If you're going to see it with anyone, these are the guys to go with.

Don't even think about it! Book it, and book it now.

Visited December 2012
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Goecco-Reykjavik, Front Office Manager at Goecco Indie Tours, responded to this review, February 20, 2017
WOW! Thank you so much for writing this review and your kind words. So happy to read your "not just a highlight of your trip but a highlight of you life "-review! We are a small tour operator company - and are very appreciative of receiving feedback for our line of work. You and your family having an incredible experience with us - is just a joy for us to read and keeps us at our toes!
Again, thank you for your five-star review and for recommending Goecco!

Thankful and kind regards from Iceland
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London
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Highlight of our trip”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

We booked two tours with Goecco during our trip to Iceland - the white night hike and a private tour to the Snaefellsness peninsula. They were the highlights of our trip - well thought out tours, personalised to our likes and dislikes, with great company both from Jonas (our guide) and the rest of the small tour group. There are a lot of tour operators doing the same thing in Iceland, and this company really stands out for doing something different. Jonas won't tell you facts about every volcano you see (although probably could), but instead is a pleasure to spend time with chatting about politics and Icelandic culture. While it is expensive, there were some highlights (such as relaxing in the hot pools with a glass of red wine) which we'll never forget, and we didn't regret the money for a second.

Highly recommended.

Visited November 2012
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Goecco-Reykjavik, Front Office Manager at Goecco Indie Tours, responded to this review, February 20, 2017
Greetings from Iceland!

Thank you for taking your time in writing these honest and kind words. We truly appreciate getting feedback for our line of work, as it keeps us at our toes!
Happy to hear the two tours with us, was the highlight of your trip to Iceland!
Again, thank you for your five-star rating and for recommending Goecco!

Kind regards from Goecco
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Naples, Italy
1 review
“Amazing!”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

Snaefellsness Tour, Golden Circle and hiking ...absolutely amazing, I immediatly had the feeling i was not on a tour but with a good friend that knows and really loves Iceland, you get into the mysterious and charming islandic nature, sorrounded by music, wine and food..listening to tales and legends and funny stories...I never had the impression to be a "tourist"...you don´t follow precise timing each place you stop and the tour follows a path inspired by the nature and the mood of the people, i felt so free and confortable... Jonas always has a good story to tell and good icelandic music to listen to on the longer drives, and you can enjoy each minute so much, tasting icelandic specialities to eat and drink... at the end of the day I always thougt: the perfect day!

Visited October 2012
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Goecco-Reykjavik, Front Office Manager at Goecco Indie Tours, responded to this review, February 20, 2017
Thank you so much for writing this review and your kind words. So happy to read about your perfect day with us and that you felt free and comfortable! We are a small tour operator company - and are very appreciative of receiving feedback for our line of work.
Again, thank you for your five-star review and for joining Goecco!

Thankful and kind regards from Iceland
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