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“Just plain friendly!”
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.
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Just plain friendly!”
Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

We were lucky to have Jonas himself as our guide to Snaefellesnes. He loves the place and his enthusiasm really shines through. He has found a very secret place for bathing in a geothermal pool, which was really special - like having a bath outdoors in the snow! The area is spectacular - my partner has fabulous photos to take home.
In an ideal world all tours would be made with Goecco! See for yourself!

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Goecco-Reykjavik, Owner at Goecco Indie Tours, responded to this review, January 12, 2013
Thank you so so so much for coming on our tour - it was a real pleasure to meet the two of you! I really enjoyed our good conversations! Hope to see you back in Niceland soon!!!

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Uig,Isle of Lewis
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Amazing!!!”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

I visited Iceland with my older sister and brother, and we all think our Goecco trip was one of the best things we did while we were there. We were the only people on our trip and Jonas and Christina (his girlfriend) looked after us all so well. Jonas was filled with local knowledge and enthusiasm. Firstly we went to the continental ridge and Jonas told us about the Icelandic parliament that is based there. Afterwards we travelled to Gulfoss (the waterfall). The journey there was comfortable and we listened to some brilliant Icelandic music (which we bought later on in Reykjavik!) afterwards we went to a lovely cafe and had some delicious soup. We then went to the famous geyjsirs. We later travelled to a beautiful natural spring for a quick bathe. On our way there we saw some lovely Icelandic ponies and we stopped and had a chat with them! We then went to another waterfall, Jonas showed us a route to get behind it. Jonas gave us some rotten shark and my brother had some schnapps! Overall we had a brilliant trip and we would like to thank Jonas very much for looking after us so well.

Megan Wade aged 13 (written with dad's permission!!)

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

Thank you for taking your time in writing these kind words. We truly appreciate getting feedback for our line of work, as it keeps us at our toes! We are very happy to read that you and your family had an amazing time with us and that you had a brilliant trip :)

Kind and happy thoughts from Iceland
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New York City, New York
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“We Love Goecco!”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

My friend and I visited Iceland in late November and signed up for a Goecco tour. It was honestly some of the best money we've ever spent. Our tour guide, Jonas, was incredibly informed, friendly and flexible throughout. We were fortunate enough to have him all to ourselves for the day and he took us to every sight and location we desired to see, giving out helpful suggestions along the way. He also introduced us to some amazing Iceland musicians throughout the day. We never once felt rushed and were able to stop for lunch and snacks whenever we needed. Jonas gave us a very educative, exciting and personal experience and we would highly recommend him and Goecco to any tourist visiting the region.

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 you love Goecco and that you highly recommend going on tours with us!

Kind and thankful regards from Goecco
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Denville, New Jersey
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“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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“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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