My wife and I had the pleasure of touring Iceland with Leifi back in March. We were going to be there for a total of 5 days and were contemplating a private tour guide or doing some guided group tours based out of Reykjavik. As we researched we were interested in the private tour so we could maximize our trip and reduce our time driving back and forth from the city. I reached out to Leifi and we communicated and with his help we had our trip planned a few months before we arrived.
From arrival at the airport to the drop-off, the trip was better than imagined. We ended up traveling around 800 miles with Leifi and saw so many memorable sights. Some of the most memorable times though were because of Leifi. These included getting to sit, relax, and eat dinner with Leifi after some days of sightseeing at the Hotel Laki while we stayed outside of Reykjavik. This allowed us to meet locals while also learning about life in Iceland. Another highlight also included getting to visit his family's farm that was near Eyjafjallajökull and their museum documenting the eruption of 2010.
In regards to Leifi as a tour guide, the best way to describe him is Full Service. He was fully equipped and ready for anything. After visiting Iceland, this is very important as we traveled through Whiteout Blizzards, Sunshine, Rain, to Hurricane like winds. His Super Jeep had no trouble getting around which proved very beneficial as this allowed us to get to our Snorkeling excursion and Ice Caving experience. We travelled out while many tour groups were being delayed or cancelled all together as their vehicles could not make the trek and Leifi's could with ease. He provided spikes for our shoes when needed and this allowed us to trek out in some of the severe weather. Even though we travelled in some severe weather, our safety was never a concern as he kept up on the weather conditions and made sure we were prepared.
Overall, Leifi is highly recommended and if we are able to get back to Iceland for a summer trip there is no question that we will be contacting him again. He was a pleasure to travel with and we gained a friend out of the tour as well.
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