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“Best time ever”
Review of Discover Iceland

Discover Iceland
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: DISCOVER is a dynamic adventure travel operator in Iceland offering wide range of day and multi day tours and adventures to suit your desires with luxury. We are here to help you discover all the amazing things you can experience in the Icelandic nature. Our experienced driver guides will take you on a true adventure journeys around the most spectacular Icelandic hotspots in our modified luxury 4x4 Off Road Trucks. We provide you with personal service and make sure you have a memorable trip with us. Discover Ltd is registered tour operator by the Icelandic Tourist Board and cares about your safety on our trips.
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
166 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Best time ever”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

We went to Iceland for three days and wanted to fit in as much as possible . We also wanted the adventure of off-roading but at the same time we wanted to be sure we used professionals with safety a main concern. This company ticks all the boxes . We did 3 trips with them - northern lights , south island and blue lagoon and golden circle . You are able to do so much more than you would on a coach trip and the drivers tell you so much , you feel fell like you have experienced Iceland , even if you are only there for a short time . It is so worth spending the extra . The offroading was amazing and the glacier spectacular .We did see the northern lights but not on the trip. If you use a company like this , you see so much other amazing nature that even if you don't see the lights , your holiday will be amazing . I m so glad we used this company and couldn't recommend them enough . Raggi, Sven and Orri- a massive thank you from us .

Visited February 2014
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Georg T, Owner at Discover Iceland, responded to this review, March 9, 2016
Thank you for the great review, makes us proud knowing how much you enjoyed your day out with us. Touring out in small groups in a very capable SuperJeep which can take you to places where other 4x4 can´t go is our thing :) We hope to see you soon over again :)

Georg @ Discover Iceland
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“Northern lights and Golden Circle trips”
Reviewed February 18, 2014

My daughter and I went to Iceland for the New Year and to celebrate her birthday. As it was going to be a special trip I decided it would be worth paying slightly more for our excursions and after enquiring with Discover Iceland was extremely impressed with the more or less immediate responses to my emails. We booked the Northern lights trip and the Golden Circle trip.
We went out with Orri to see the Northern lights and although they weren't as bright as we hoped, the expedition and experience was amazing. Standing in a snowy lava field at 1.30am looking up at the clearest sky I have ever seen was surreal , particularly watching shooting stars and other constellations. We were looked after throughout the evening and darted about off road in the jeep.
Our second tour on my daughter's birthday was the Golden Circle tour also with Orri. We had the best day ever and a birthday to remember. Gulfoss and Geysir were amazing sights and the beautiful scenery in between. The highlight really was the snowmobiling once we had ascended the glacier in the jeep ( which was an experience in itself ! ) We spent a memorable hour on our snowmobile with the backdrop of a beautiful blue sky at the beginning and an amazing sunset at the end. Then reluctantly back into the jeep and back to Reykjavik.
We were last to be dropped off and Orri was due out again that night on a lights tour. Within ten minutes of returning back I realised I had left one of my new gloves in the jeep. I emailed Georg asking if it could possibly be posted back to London as we were leaving in the morning. We went out for dinner and returning to the hotel I was amazed to find my glove had been delivered to my hotel room.
I cannot praise this company enough and found them to be exemplary in every aspect. Communication was absolutely excellent and having my glove returned is an example of a truly genuinely friendly organization. I hope to return to Iceland and would only now do trips with Discover Iceland.

Visited December 2013
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Georg T, Owner at Discover Iceland, responded to this review, February 28, 2014
Thank you for the great review. We are happy when you are happy :) Glad you did enjoy the SuperJeep. It is a great fun to tour out in such a modified SuperJeep with such a big tires. It gives more comfort for your ride across the difficult landscapes of Iceland. And Traveling in small groups makes it more personal experience :) I think you gave your daughter the best birthdays you can find. Hope to see you in Iceland again later on :)
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Professionals!”
Reviewed February 18, 2014

I did the Golden Circle and Northern Lights tour. Both are not to miss and definitely a good experience lead by who really knows what they were doing.

The Golden Circle can show you the raw, primal and intense nature in Iceland. Flosi was our guide and he has good knowledge and is very friendly, making the tour even a better cultural experience. He drove us to various points and made it look easy to drive through deep snow, while the cars of the other company were struggling to do the same. Of course part of the tour can be done by bus, but only the superjeeps can reach some points that is impossible for the bus and make the best of it. They will show you waterfalls, erupting geysers, volcanos, glacier and impressive landscapes. Don’t miss the snowmobile tour! 1 hour of pure fun and adventure.

The Northern Lights tour is something that I almost missed, but now I know I would deeply regret. They can make the most of this spectacular natural phenomena. The guides have lots of info and sort of devices to help them to seek the best spot to see the lights. Better than this, they have a trained eye. Once again, only using this superjeep is possible to drive through the roads they have to drive. These cars are not just “off-road” cars, they are “no-road” cars. Impressive power and control in challenging roads.

They drove us in the middle of nowhere to try to see the lights on the first day, but was so cloudy and not intense that the first day was not successful. As part of the deal, they schedule one more day to try for free. The second day was our lucky day and they gave us more than 1 hour of the lights.

They deliver to you what they promise: a great tour, great adventure and high quality service! They were on time for the hotel pick up, the guides/drivers has good knowledge and are friendly. There is lot of pure nature to see in Iceland and they can show you.

This is an experience for life!

Visited February 2014
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Georg T, Owner at Discover Iceland, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Hey Rafael,
Thank you very much for the great review. Great to see that you see the value to have a tour in a SuperJeep rather than the buses. Our tours are small groups and personal and fun where we travel on our own phase. Hope to see you again in Iceland later on for some more fun and joy :)
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Draper, Utah
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“Awesome”
Reviewed February 15, 2014

Took 2 tours with Discover Iceland last week and both were phenomenal! The first was the Northern Lights tour. Scheduled this early in our trip and good thing - due to clouds we had just a barely visible view of the Lights, so the company took us out later in the week when they had a vacancy and we got a great show! Also took the Golden Circle tour which was awesome - not only are the sights spectacular, but it was a lot of fun four-wheeling in the snow on the glacier! Too cool. In all cases, the guides were friendly and informative - and they even sang "Happy Birthday" in Icelandic to my traveling companion!

Visited February 2014
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Georg T, Owner at Discover Iceland, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Hey Helene, thank you very much for the review. We do love reading those as it is a great encouragement to keep on doing even better. And happy birthday again :) Hope to see you in Iceland sometimes soon :)
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Golden Circle & Snowmobiling”
Reviewed February 15, 2014

We knew we wanted to do this trip but there were so many companies offering the same thing we didn't know who to book with. However after reading the reviews we decided to book with Discover Iceland.

We were stood waiting at the front of the hotel when a jeep arrived with the number plate 'FUN' - when we discovered that it was there to pick us up we knew we had made the right decision!!
Every aspect of the trip exceeded every expectation we had and our guide (we can't remember his name!) was fantastic.

We visited all of the usual tourist destinations on the golden circle then went up to the glacier for snowmobiling which is well recommended!

Our guide then took us to a small café for a late lunch which was fantastic and worth the wait - definitely better that the canteen / service station style places that we had passed earlier in the day where other tours had stopped.

Communication from Georg was excellent and he answered all our questions. We would definitely use Discover Iceland again, and to anyone who wants to do this trip we couldn't recommend Discover Iceland highly enough!

Visited January 2014
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Georg T, Owner at Discover Iceland, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Hey Hannah,
Thank you very much for the review. It does for sure make us happy that you are happy. Glad you had the FUN out. We hope to see you in Iceland later on for some more FUN :)
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