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Visit Iceland with Iceland Encounter!
Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2013
Our Iceland Encounter vacation was the experience of a lifetime. Our Rekyjavik hotel choice was perfect - lovely accomodations in City Center within walking distance of great food and shopping. Our guide/driver for three days in the country was knowledgeable and funny. Within the first hour he made us feel comfortable and safe in his care. He knew how to make the most of our limited daylight. Staying in the country for two nights was an outstanding recommendation because it gave us the opportunity to see the Northern Lights (upon request, the hotel wakes guests up if/when they become visible) and be closer to the places we wanted to visit. Our guide had a great relationship with other guides and establishment owners/operators and it made us feel like family. It was a very personal experience. We could not have done this on our own.
By: Lisa & Catherine
Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2013
This was a fantastic experience. It is has been one year since our trip and we are still talking about how much fun we had and how much we want to go back. Everything was planned perfectly to maximize our time there. Snowmobiling and hiking on a glacier. Waterfalls. Geysers. Volcanos. Museums. Touring a geothermal plant. Blue Lagoon. Travleing with our guide, Valdimar, was amazing. He took such good care of us. I fell in love with Iceland.
Excellent guide, good hotel
By: Mike H
Reviewed on: 14 Jul 2016
Iceland Encounter made our journey to Icelamd most enjoyable and worthwhile. Our guide Teddy was most wenjoyable, knowledgeable, and provided a great local flavour to the journey. Our hotel was centrally located and comfortable. Our transfers were comfortable, friendly, and reliable. I would recommend them for anyone wanting a customized visit to Iceland.
Travel Advisor: Roxanne Girard
Reviewed on: 05 Sep 2016
Our family had the most awesome trip to Iceland! We loved everything we did, and our guide, Snorri, was outstanding! He made the trip especially interesting and fun. He is very knowledgeable with diverse interests so it was such a treat to be with him all week. We miss him! We loved Iceland and want to return.
Travel Advisor: Sam McClure
Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2017
Iceland Encounter planned an amazing trip for us. Our guide was efficient, had a delightful personality and was very knowledgeable about Iceland. We saw everything that we wanted to see and then some. We wouldn't have changed a thing!
Travel Advisor: Rochelle Lieberman
3 days of touring in Iceland
By: No nickname
Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2017
Excellent! Did exactly what they said they would do. Totally satisfied.
Travel Advisor: Birgit Navarre
Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2017
A wonderful experience and service. Excellent guides.
Travel Advisor: Beth Flowers
Reviewed on: 21 Aug 2017
Very good and addressed all needs and concerns. Always willing to help and be there.
Travel Advisor: Nancy Macleod
Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2017
I had the same wonderful guide that I had last year. It was like old home week and we had a great time. I think they do a good job.
Travel Advisor: Barbi Lazarow
Reviewed on: 15 Jan 2018
The people at Iceland Encounter were very good to us. They guided us through several weather delays and airline changes, rearranging rides, hotels, restaurants, Blue Lagoon reservations and more with good grace. They provided our guide, Kristjan. He was knowledgeable, gracious, caring and proud of his country. We learned more and saw more than we ever would have on our own or in a large group.
Travel Advisor: Deborah Bush