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“Dog Sledding & Hot Baths!”
Review of Eskimos Iceland

Eskimos Iceland
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Owner description: Eskimos Iceland custom-designs itineraries for individuals, small groups and travel agencies. We create experiences based on each traveller's time frame, interests and budget. We operate private tours, as well as using partners operators to make you experience the most of Iceland. Our mission is to build your dream trip and saving you the hassle.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed November 15, 2012

We had Eskimos take us out for Dog Sledding and then to a hot bath. The Dog's were great, and so much fun to see how excited they get to go, and how happy they are running. The hot bath was a great experience and I wish we could do that here in Texas!

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Reviewed November 14, 2012

My nephew and I went to Iceland and we used Eskimos to book four days of excursions while we were there. In planning the trips prior to arrival, they were thoroughly knowledgeable and spent lots of time with me explaining all of the possible options and coordinating a trip that packed everything into our short visit. Additionally, and much more importantly, our flight was delayed and they worked with us to rearrange the plans to make sure we still were able to have the fullest possible experience -- all while dealing with significant time changes and communication issues since we were flying from the USA. Finally, when the weather did not cooperate and affected one of our excursions, they quickly suggested other alternatives which were great for us. The staff is friendly, caring and knowledgable and I felt they really did everything they could to make our Iceland trip amazing. I would use them again in a flash.

Thank 280Randy280
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Had a great time in Reykjavik (didn't want to come home. ha). All the tours we arranged with eskimos were excellent, and Thora (from Eskimos) was very helpful, giving us plenty of information about Reykjavik; from info on transport from the airport (always use Fly Bus+ it is very easy to use and much cheaper than taxis), bars and restaurants in town, as well as recommending excellent tours.

We arranged three separate tours with Eskimos:
- Golden Circle
- Two day tour to Jokulsarlon (Glacier Lagoon)
- Whale Watching

The Golden Circle tour was awesome, in fact that day was the best for weather, really sunny and clear skies all day. And all of the attractions are well worth visiting, in fact they are a must if you're in Reykjavik. The main sights of this tour are the Geysir, Gullfoss Waterfall and the Old Parliament (which is very underrated compared to the other two sights. The scenery and its surroundings at the Old Parliament is out of this world, amazing).

The Two day tour to Jokulsarlon (Glacier Lagoon) was awesome as well. We travelled in a minibus with 5 other people and our guide from Extreme Iceland (Berglind) was really knowledgeable. Berglind provided lots of intriguing information about all the sights we passed, as well mythical stories that are well known within Iceland.
We stopped over night in Jokulsarlon at a really nice place called Hali Guesthouse (only 5 mins drive from glacier lagoon), food was great there, and the views of the sea in the morning were great. The glacier lagoon, and the black beach (across from the lagoon) is amazing. If you go to Reykjavik this trip is definitely worth doing, its a 4 hour drive from Reykjavik but with all the stops at various sight seeing spots (waterfalls, beaches, glaciers and diners) the time goes really quickly.
We also got to hike across the glaciers on the second day, which was quite scary but at the same time very exciting. And a must do, if you get the opportunity. Berglind was a great guide throughout the hike and taught us a number of useful things about hiking and using the equipment.

The only slight disappoint from our whole trip was that our whale watching tour was cancelled because of the weather being so cold and windy (which would have caused sea sickness on the boats). Our hotel tried to re-arrange our tour everyday, however the whale watching tour was cancelled everyday during our trip because of the weather, but Eskimos refunded us for this as soon as we contacted them.

All in all, we had such a great time in Reykjavik and will definitely be travelling back there again at some point, and book some more tours with Eskimos.

1  Thank unrealrush
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Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

Thanks again to Eskimos, who I've previously reviewed on here, for organising another unforgettable trip in Iceland for us !

We were picked up on time by our guide, for a truly amazing super jeep tour up to the glacier of Eyjafjallajokull and beyond !!

I cannot rate them highly enough for the organisation and for the tours themselves.


Thanks again !

Thank JPWhelan
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

We did the husky dog riding with Eskimo and from booking through to the tour they were very helpful & accommodating. Bad weather meant that we weren't able to do the tour on the night we originally booked but Eskimo helped us rearrange on another suitable date without any hassle. The driver who took us there and back was also very helpful and friendly, stopping at interesting points on the way and to see if we could see the northern lights.

If you're able to drive it's definitely possible to do the trips slightly cheaper, but If you're looking to do something special and don't want to drive, this lot definitely won't let you down.

Thank Kate P
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