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“Amazing day !”

Iceland Offroad - Private Tours
Ranked #61 of 371 Tours in Reykjavik
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Owner description: Iceland off road, 4x4 offroad tours, Private tours, Hiking, Caving and all round out doors and activity tours.
Reviewed January 23, 2014

Just back from Iceland where we booked a more 'personalised' tour with this company. And we were not disappointed ! It is worth spending the little bit extra to do something like this because overall you get a much better experience. Picked us up at 8am from our hotel and usually you have 9 hours to use as you wish. The driver will suggest sights to see but you can of course ask him to take you anywhere ( within reason of course ! )
We had a wonderful driver and tour guide Birgir, who was really knowledgeable, friendly and good company. He took us to a few extra places as well as the Golden Circle, and we got to see and experience things we would never have with a coach tour. Unique and memorable.
If you get the chance to visit Iceland, I would recommend using Iceland Offroad, you wont regret it.

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Stefan4x4, Owner at Iceland Offroad - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2014

Thank you so much for the great review!

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Reviewed January 19, 2014

My friend and I did 2 full days with Iceland Offroad, aka the best days ever :D. Our tour guide Biggi/Birgir was just extraordianry! Not only is Biggi super duper nice, funny, and warm but he has an immense knowledge of Iceland's history and terrain and continues to want to learn more. His excitement for our geeking out was really heart warming. He clearly loves job and enjoys seeing his country thru news eyes and that is just the raddest kind of tour guide you can have.

Also there were definitely things that my friend and I were terrified about, lol. But Biggi managed to make these terrifying things not scary at all, I always felt super duper safe with him. Lesson of the trip: when your tour guide says "It's worth it" it is truly worth it. Trust him blindly and completely :).

Biggi, thank you again times a million. You're the best :). Come to NY soon.

Practical things: My friend and I did the Golden Circle on our first tour, second tour was South Coast...yes, they take all day and you'll be wishing it was longer (we were). When they ask you about spikes...say yes.

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Stefan4x4, Owner at Iceland Offroad - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2014

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Reviewed January 13, 2014

Stefan, the owner of Iceland Offroad and our guide for our morning tour of a cave, was outstanding. He picked my husband and me up at our hotel at 8am and off we went in his Isuzu Trooper to the lava fields. Since we were the only guests to book the morning tour, we were the only people in the cave the entire time! Stefan provided helmets and lights and also offered us additional equipment if we required it. As we walked and scrambled through the tube, Stefan shared his enthusiasm and wealth of knowledge about the geologic history of lava tube cave formation with us that had us marveling for hours. His father and he were the cave's first explorers, and Stefan is the one who named the cave which translates to "journey's end." On our way back to the hotel, Stefan took us on a brief tour of fish drying racks and identified points-of-interest that we passed. Extraordinary 4-hour trip that had us back to our hotel in Rekjavik by lunchtime.

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Stefan4x4, Owner at Iceland Offroad - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2014

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Reviewed January 9, 2014

We usually shun guided tours, preferring to discover new places on our own. On advice of a friend we chose to use Iceland Offroad. From the very beginning we were delighted with our experience. Stefan hooked us up with Birgir who has a wonderful combination of charm and deep knowledge of his country. We actually spent four days with Birgir discovering the many hidden treasures of wintertime Iceland. By the end of our trip, we felt like we were being shown around by a new friend.

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Stefan4x4, Owner at Iceland Offroad - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2014

Thank you so much, that is a lovely review.

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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Our group of 4 initially hired this company for a guided tour inside some caves. The owner of the company was the tour guide and he was great. We got so comfortable that we approached him about whether we would be able to hire him that night to take us to see the northern lights. He said he would check the conditions and email us - which he did.

So a few hours later he picked us up again and we were off! He was very determined to find the northern lights and took us to several remote locations. We were fortunate enough to see them, although not as spectacular as they could have been (not the tour guides fault).

Stefan was very dedicated. It was FREEZING cold and he took his gloves off repeatedly to take pictures for us. Even when we were ready to call it a night he kept insisting that the lights could get better and we should keep trying different vantage points. We drove all over the mountains and although the lights didn't get much stronger it was apparent that he was giving maximum effort to provide a good tour. He even offered to check conditions and bring us out again the next night if he thought it would be worth it, although ultimately the weather did not cooperate and we did not go out again.

Stefan was clearly very knowledgeable and proud of his country of Iceland and was a wealth of useful information. We questioned him on local politics, the local economy, Iceland history, volcanic history, sky constellations, and more and he was always knowledgeable and friendly.

I couldn't give a higher recommendation of this company. Definitely hire them immediately!

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Stefan4x4, Owner at Iceland Offroad - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2014

Thank you so much for the great review.

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