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A good company, there was a very good guide on the boat and they did their best to find a whale. They were successful and treated to the view of a humpback. Unfortunately, my motion sicknesses meds were not up to the challenge of this experience, and I spent a good bit of the trip on the bottom level throwing up. The ladies down there were extremely nice and helpful, but if you have trouble with motion sickness, I would give whale watching a miss! Also, I wore every layer of clothing I had but still availed myself of the insulated overalls that they provide - very helpful to cut the wind.

It was a great experience! Very cold/ windy and patience needed, but when those lights appear it is magical! The team kept giving us information and facts in a fun and interactive way. Not suggested for people who suffer from seasickness.

My dad and I did both the whale watching and a northern lights tour. Managed to see both the northern lights after much waiting and the whales straight away the next day ! Tours were well organised, and the company seems really environmentally aware and encouraging of recycling. I felt very sea sick on the whale tour so if you’re susceptible take sick bags as there was lots of “swell” and the boat was very up and down. Great tour guides both days!

What an amazing trip!!. The staff aboard our boat were great and Rodriges was so knowledgable and made the trip really interesting. We so lucky that night, the sky was alive with the most amazing colours and shapes drifting above our heads. A night to remember. I highly recommend going on this cruise.

We had the best experience seeing whales on this excursion. We were blessed enough to see 2 humpback whales breaching and playing in the midnight sun along with some minke whales. It was a truly magnificent experience. Loved every minute of this excursion!

We got to see the nearly extinct North Atlantic Right Whale which made the trip extra special. The boat was very nice, the staff friendly and knowledgable, and the restrooms were clean and roomier than you normally find on tour boats. There even was entertainment on the way back. The picture was taken on the way back

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We bought the special offer package of airport transfers, transport to and from blue lagoon and grand golden circle tour. Cheapest I could find online and pick ups were on time, not much time spent picking other people up due to use of mini buses and drop offs and pick ups were at your hotel. Guide/driver on the golden circle tour was friendly and informative. Would definitely use again.

We used bustravel for the golden circle tour. Out guide was extremely knowlegdable and made it interesting. Plenty time at each stop to allow sight seing

Excellent tour company and cheap too. Our tour guide and driver "Ingvar" was very informative and friendly. He told us great background stories for each location that we stopped at and gave us an interesting insight to Icelandic history throughout the tour.

We booked tours with 2 other company's but highly recommend Bustravel.is to book your tour with as they are super friendly and fun.

During our trip to Iceland, we naturally wanted to go whale watching. I read the reviews on this service and it did not disappoint. We saw many puffins and humpback whales. The guides and spotters were very friendly and attentive. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone looking to go whale watching in Iceland.

YES, I saw whales!!!
Gentle Giant offers a great service and has a great staff - I like how ethical and respectful they are with the whales, not using any artificial ways to attract the whales close to the boat - we get to observe the amazing beauties while they are at their natural environment without disturbing or getting to close to them. The guide explained a lot about the local whales and I felt that it was very educational too. I recommend their tour as I had a very good and pleasant experience.

These guys are doing fantastic work. We saw Minke whales and a very close encounter with a Humpback. These guys knew exactly where to find them. Our guide, the strikingly lovely Natalia, was so passionate about the these animals it was hard not to be moved (that on top of being tossed around by the North Atlantic). Highly recommended.

Guide was such an amazing guy....very kind, he was providing us many interesting facts and he was so positive about the day, about the music, etc. We really loved his energy

This tour was a small mini bus which meant a smaller party and access to sites the larger buses don’t have access to.
Varla was our guide for the day and she was excellent, providing lots of information and knowledge of each site we visited and about the history of Iceland. All of this while also driving the mini bus.
We firstly visited Biskupstungnabraut where we saw the Faxi waterfall and the Kerið crater. Then we moved on to Gullfoss to see the amazing waterfall, and then on to the Geysir at Selfoss which again has to be seen.. Before moving on to Thingvellir national park we stopped at a farm which made amazing ice cream. The National Park was wonderful; we walked from the drop off point up past rock, waterfalls and an amazing view of Thingvellir Lake. We were then met at the pickup point at the top of the hill. An amazing day with a great guide.

If you plan to go on a golden circle tour, look no further. This tour was greatly planned and rounds up perfectly everything you need to see around a golden circle. Other tours usually just include Geysir, Gullfoss and Thingvellir, while in this tour you also visit awesome Kerid crater, Faxi waterfall, some local farm with a taste of delicious ice cream included in price and short stop to cuddle and take pictures with Icelandic horses. Yes, the price is higher, but its worth without even thinking about it.

Of course, there is also secret lagoon, but I think that next to a blue lagoon, it's quite unnecessary to visit that one as well.

My girlfriend and I are so satisfied with the tour as well as our guide, that we plan to go on south cost tour with Troll as well in the upcoming days.

If you plan to go on a golden circle tour, look no further. This tour was greatly planned and rounds up perfectly everything you need to see around a golden circle. Other tours usually just include Geysir, Gullfoss and Thingvellir, while in this tour you also visit awesome Kerid crater, Faxi waterfall, some local farm with a taste of delicious ice cream included in price and short stop to cuddle and take pictures with Icelandic horses. Yes, the price is higher, but its worth without even thinking about it.

Of course, there is also secret lagoon, but I think that next to a blue lagoon, it's quite unnecessary to visit that one as well.

My girlfriend and I are so satisfied with the tour as well as our guide, that we plan to go on south cost tour with Troll as well in the upcoming days.

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A spectacular day with our guide Maria. She was super friendly and was very knowledgeable about what we saw and had a lot of cool stories to tell. The weather was sunny and clear and allowed for great views. This was an excellent tour that allows plenty of time to see the sights and take photos. The ice cream was delicious and the cows were cool too. Also we got to stop and meet some Icelandic horses which was a fun experience. We couldn't be happier with our experience and would do other tours with this company especially Maria again.

The highlight of my trip to Iceland
The boat tour we took today at Fjallsarlon was excellent. They provide you with extremely warm jackets and life vests, and I suggest you bring waterproof pants as well! They have them there but they weren't offered to us as it wasn't raining when our tour started, but it began to come down while we were out on the water and we ended up getting fairly wet. Our knowledgeable guide was originally from France and did a great job at telling us all about the lagoon and the glaciers.

This boat tour is not to be missed if you re in the area. Very knowledgeable guides. Gets you very close to the glacier and the icebergs in the lagoon. Left us in awe.

This trip gives a great insight into glaciers and the scenery is dramatic and spectacular. You get very close to the glacier and many of the icebergs floating in the lagoon. Our guide Joao made the tour very interesting. They gear you up in a really warm coat and life jacket. Wear gloves and a hat!

Of course Jokulsarlon is spectacularly beautiful - but, if you want spectacular beauty as well as peace, this is the place to come to. There are very few people at this glacier lagoon (unlike Jokulsarlon), so you can really immerse yourself in the beauty of a glacier lagoon. The day we were there, there were lots of icebergs floating in the lagoon. The young people in charge of the zodiac trip were very professional and very charming. Moreover, it turns out they are members of the extended family that owns the land. During our boat trip, which gave us amazing views of icebergs, glaciers, and distant peaks, they told us about their grandmother who lived there at a time when there were no roads to the cities, so people crossed large streams on strong horses to get supplies. The trip was very memorable all around, one of the highlights of our 14 day trip to Iceland. Not to be missed if you have a day in the area! Plus it is easy to get to - about 10 min west of Jokulsarlon by car and 40 min east of the National Park visitor center at Skaftafell...

We visited Whales of Iceland and thoroughly enjoyed it. The audio guide describing the life size models was very interesting. It was great to get to see the size of the whales as it is difficult to imagine how large they are. The cafe was very reasonably priced and the hot chocolate was delicious.

It is a great museum to get a good idea about the whales that pass Island. Our guide CLAIRE was fantastic - thank you very much for your great explanations. Best wishes, Frank and Sandra, Düsseldorf, Germany

This tour was brilliant, Oskar was a fab guide. I did quite a lot of research before deciding which company to book with and I’m so glad we chose this one. Oskar was funny, friendly and very knowledgeable. He took us to a number of additional stops, all of which were great. The little extras made it extra special and I can’t recommend this tour and company enough.

Lots of helpful advice and good information provided by Gusti, (along with his choice of Icelandic music) Being a smaller group did make it easier to fit site seeing stops around some of the bigger tourbuses. The brief stop with the Icelandic horses and sheep was lovely extra. Not wanting to drive, this was a great way of meeting others and getting to around the country with the bonus of information being given when appropriate. Great day

This was third tour operator we were booked through Guide to Iceland. Our day tour of the Golden Circle was beautiful, but not as incredible as South Coast or Akureyri (Northern Iceland). I only say this if your time is limited to three full days. We had four so the Golden Circle tour is a bonus.

Our guide Saf was exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful. Their van was brand new.

By the way, wi-fi works great on all the tour company vans.

Make sure you ask to stop at local farm for the ice-cream....they'll know exactly where.

Also, if you want a truly authentic Iceland wool hat, gloves or sweater, ask to stop at working farm. Owner, with friends, weave their own and they are beautiful.

Wish we spent more time in Þingvellir National Park.

We took a trip with our 8-year-old daughter to see the Golden Circle from Reykjavik. Our guide was friendly and very knowledgeable - he took us to some added surprise places too. The music on the bus was another plus as it fitted well with the beautiful landscapes. And the amount of time we spent at each location was more than sufficient. I'd recommend this company for any family with young kids.

We had a great time and we saw so many humpback whales. The tour was nice and we did not bother the whales by remaining quiet and not getting in their way. Extremely recommended :)

Few weeks ago my boyfriend and I went for the first time in our life to see and walk on the glacier. We were lucky to have had wonderful weather, sunny and without wind, so we gladly exposed our faces to sun and enjoyed beautiful view. Our guides explained how to walk on the ice and told us many interesting things about glaciers, volcanos and Iceland in general. The ice on the top looks amazing, smooth, a little bit blue and is very slippery, but thanks to good equipment we were given, walking on it wasn't very difficult. For me the best part was climbing the vertical ice-wall. It was quite challenging... :o The day was full of new experiences and we had a great time! Walking on the glacier is really fun! Big hug to our awesome guides, Kasia and Sigurpáll. Thank you so much, guys :)

We pleased to have Michael as our tour guide to this beautiful glacier walk.
You don't have to be an expert mountaineer to follow the group. Everything is done in an easy and nice way. Worth every penny. Our guide, Michael, was super explanatory, highly educated, providing interesting information about geological formations. Consider also in plus his bilingual aptitude, guiding simultaneously in English and in French.