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Villi is absolutely fantastic! Took my sons to bond and experience the Icelandic world. It was... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2019
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This was the second time having Villi guide me in Iceland. This time we stayed at the Lava Lodge... read more

Reviewed December 8, 2019
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

Villi and company laid out and executed a 4 day, action-packed adventure for our group of 70. We had multitudinous excursions and a tight schedule and we didn't miss a single one. The crew was knowledgeable about Icelandic history, geography and culture and shared this with us at every turn. I recommend IceX to anyone who wants a well put together trip.

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank mhpaperboy
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Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Villi and his team prepped and executed a superb trip for our couples group. Tons of outdoor adventure and scenic beauty. Iceland is a great visit and Villi makes it better.

Thank MJR1964
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Reviewed June 4, 2014

We hired Villi and his team at IceXTrvavel to help us plan and execute a 3 day trip for 35 couples from the US. We had a specific vision for what we wanted our experience to be like, but needed a partner on the ground who had the energy, creativity and organization to make that happen. From the very start we knew we made the right choice. Before the trip Villi was very communicative and always coming back with new ideas and answers to our questions.

By the end of the three days, the entire group felt like they did and saw so much. We didn't just do the "regular" stuff - Villi helped us create special events and unique access (including cocktails with the President of Iceland at his home).

Regardless of whether you in Iceland as a family or a larger group - if you are looking for something extraordinary from your time there (versus the basic every day touristy stuff) then you should definitely hire Villi. It will be an experience you'll remember forever!

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank mbloch
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

My husband and I traveled to Iceland for our honeymoon as we wanted a trip that encompassed nature and beauty. We were looking for a tour guide that was local and could show us Iceland's unique and beautiful landscape away from the capital as well as wanted to avoid the common tourist charter buses. We wanted a unique experience, an experience that avoided the tourist traps, the rush of being on a schedule, and wanted to go to places that were off the normal tourist map. We got more than we ever could have asked for with Villi! He was genuinely the highlight of our trip. He planned a full day for us including picking us up from our hotel in Reykjavik, driving to the glacier about 2.5 hours away, booked everything ahead of time for us to go glacier hiking, and took us into the valley of Porsmork which we had all to ourselves and it was absolutely breathtaking! Not to mention we had to drive through lots of various terrain which was really enjoyable in Villi's jeep. He packed local snacks for us, arranged a fantastic lunch at Anna's House, a local farm restaurant, and we stopped at local places along the way for coffee. We didn't think about a thing and Villi was very organized and thoughtful as he brought champagne for my husband and I when we got to the valley. He became more like a friend than a tour guide and we really enjoyed spending the day with him. He genuinely loves his country and is excited to share it with you! He is not only dependable but very honest and trustworthy. The day we went we were suppose to go looking for the Northern Lights but the weather wasn't good so he asked if he could take us the next night to give us a better chance. He didn't have to do that and could have easily taken us out that night and not returned the next day. Our trip was fantastic thanks to Villi and we will use him again in the future when we come back to Iceland as we fell in love with the country! If you are looking for a UNIQUE and CUSTOMIZED tour of Iceland that is well organized and allows you to just sit back and relax, Villi is a MUST and he is a pretty fun guy to hang around with too!

Date of experience: November 2013
Thank JennaNicole33
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

Private tour (1 day) out of Reykjavik for a family of four. We did the Golden Circle with extras, some of which we requested and some of which Villi suggested. He went beyond the call of duty, starting a little later in the day to help with our jet lag, letting us take our time where we wanted it and keeping up friendly conversation with both the adults and the kids (13 and 9 y.o.). Price was substantial by our standards but on par with what we would have paid to be part of a larger group in bigger vehicles running on a tighter schedule. Thanks for a great day, Villi!

Date of experience: August 2013
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