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Reviewed December 9, 2015

We were booked for two trips. We did the Northern Lights on our second night - Hakon took us to a remote spot with another group too. In thick snow we slid and climbed to the top to get a view with no light pollution. It was great fun getting there! At temperatures of minus 8 it was also good to get a cup of hot chocolate! Hakon was informative and so friendly. The night was rounded off when the man from the other couple that was with us got down on one knee in the snow, under the Northern Lights and proposed to his partner!
The next day we were supposed to do the Golden Circle tour but it was put back by one day because of a bad storm. We were emailed and kept informed and when we did go on the tour, the weather was lovely. There was thick snow everywhere and the landscape was breathtaking. Orri took us out in his 4x4 called Joy - and it was a joy! He took us off the beaten track to avoid all the other tourists and nothing was too much trouble. This was our day and he would do everything to make sure that it was a day to remember. He even drove us in thick snow up the glacier, which was amazing. He obviously loves and is very proud of his country and we fell in love with it too.
I would definitely recommend Discover Iceland and if and when we go back I would certainly use them again. Thanks to Hakon and Orri for making it so special.

Date of experience: December 2015
5  Thank voyager60_10
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Georg T, Owner at Discover Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2015

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. Glad you liked your tour out with your hosts Haukur and Orri. We do often get men with us wanting to propose their partners, this is why one of our SuperJeeps has the private number plate YES :)

Hope to see you over again some times very soon.
Georg @ Discover Iceland

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Reviewed December 3, 2015

I had a great time on this tour of the Golden Circle with Gummi. He's passionate about Iceland and loads of fun to talk with, and is a legend at the wheel of a super jeep! We saw all the highlights, drove off road, onto the glacier and through a river... as one of the last things I did before leaving Iceland, it left me feeling really happy!
Discover Is are really helpful when it comes to sorting out bookings, being very attentive with ensuring you get the experience you want.
Thanks so much!

Date of experience: November 2015
5  Thank Kat O
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Georg T, Owner at Discover Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2015

Thank you Kat for this amazing review, glad you enjoyed your tour out with Gummi. For us it is fun to go out to have some fun on the SuperJeep and meet some new people, we are also proud of our country and love showing it :)

Hope we see you again soon
Georg @ Discover Iceland

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Reviewed December 1, 2015

We had an amazing time exploring the Golden Circle with our guide, Kiddi. He made sure to show us all of the important sights and snuck in some extra incredible stops along the way. Highlights included off-roading up onto a glacier and visiting a beautiful crater lake. Kiddi was fun and knowledgeable and made our trip incredible. Would absolutely recommend!

Date of experience: July 2015
3  Thank Lindsay K
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Georg T, Owner at Discover Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2015

Thank yo Lindsay for writing this great review, glad you enjoyed your tour out with Kiddi. The SuperJeep offer good comfort and are very capable when it comes to traveling through difficult conditions and they keep us safe with comfort :)

Hope to see you back soon :)
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Reviewed December 1, 2015

A bold statement but it is true, this was the best holiday I've ever had and it's all down to the people at Discover. I booked online for three of their tours; Northern Lights, South Coast and Golden Circle. I'd booked based on the reviews on Trip Advisor - every review seemed to say that touring by jeep is the only way to truly see Iceland and I totally agree with them.

No sooner has we got in the hotel there was an email to say you're going on the Northern Lights tour tonight. We were picked up at the time stated in the email and firstly taken on to the rim of a volcano by our driver Oðinn. Good job it was dark as it was a long way down! No sooner did we get out of the car and boom .. there they were in all their glory the Northern Lights! The best was yet to come though .. after a stop off at a lake to see if the lights would reflect into it we heaed back to the city and stopped off in a lava field. got out of the car and boom .. like a firework exploding overhead there were the lights raining down on us .. moving .. the colours .. it was stunning! We were so lucky as the other days we were there no one saw a thing!

Our first full day and we were off with Gummi to the South coast. He was a brilliant bloke - top man - so friendly - great conversation - some good laughs. Didn't rush us at all at any of the stops we took. A highlight was off roading through icy rivers to the remains of a glacier. The places and the sights he took us too ... they were amazing and incredible!

Second full day and this time we're off round the Golden Circle with Orri. He was a funny bloke .. just as friendly as Gummi .. there were four of us this day and every one got on so well together. Orri took us almost to a glacier 900metres up in the mountains .. only soft snow stopped us getting there but he did try. We met up with Gummi at the geysers and he was straight over to say hello and asked were we being treated well. Saw the incredible waterfall that is Godfoss and walked between the tectonic plates - that was very spooky I have to say.

I really could go on and on about how good things were .. and they really were good. I have some amazing photos and videos of the trips. We definately won't ever forget the people and the places. This was totally the best way to see Iceland and thank you Trip Advisor for that. We WILL go back again and we WILL go with Discovery as all the guys were fantastic. Have never been on trips anywhere this good before.

Thanks also to Anna and Georg too who were always there to answer queries and were quick to respond to emails.

Thanks to everyone .. we WILL see you again sometime.

Date of experience: November 2015
5  Thank Clive P
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Georg T, Owner at Discover Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2015

WOW Clive "Best Holiday Ever" is a big statement and does only make us very proud of what we do..Thank you very much for this amazing review and glad you did enjoy it. The fact that you are wanting to come back soon tells us we achieved our goals as your hosts for this trip :)

We send our best regards :)
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Reviewed November 30, 2015

I want to thank Discover Iceland for an unforgetable journey around the Golden Circle. I booked on-line, which in itself was pretty straightforward. I had a few questions after I made the booking, and I got really quick responses from Anna, in the office. On the day, our driver, Orri, met our group of four at the hotel in his pride and "Joy" the registration number of his SuperJeep, and named after his daughter. He got to know us quickly and made it clear that this was our tour and he would take us pretty much wherever we wanted to go, all with no stress or pressure. During the day, we visited many of the beautiful sights that Iceland has to offer, with Orri taking us to spots not usually visited by the bus tours, as well as the main sights. Throughout the day, his commentary and courtesy were exemplary, you can tell he just loves Iceland. The highlight has to be the trip up a glacier, you really understand why these Superjeeps have these massive tyres on them. We bumped and bounced, and slipped and slid, eventually reaching high up on the glacier. The views were were amazing as was breathing in the air. Orri got us to understand Iceland and its people. A brilliant day. Takk Orri!!

Date of experience: November 2015
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Georg T, Owner at Discover Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2015

Thank you so much for writing this great review. Glad that you where happy to tour out with Orri in his JOY SuperJeep :) No stress, no pressure, just a pure JOY is a great to hear from you, it is important that we made you feel like that. Driving on the glacier is a great add on fun where we take most of the air pressure out of the tires to be able to drive on the snow, it is fun :)

Hope to see you over again soon
Georg @ Discover Iceland

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