Anne PratherUnited States
Eria was such a wonderful guide. She was very flexible and she took me to so many magical places. The elf garden and the horses were 2 of my most favorite memories of Iceland. So glad I booked this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you dear Anne for your nice words. It was my honor to guide you around and show you the magic of my wonderful island. I am so glad that we met and shared wonderful memories together.
Frank HinmonUnited States
We have used Tours by Locals in several cities throughout the world and Erla was by far the VERY BEST. She was prompt, friendly, helpful, informative and an all around wonderful lady & tour guide. She went out of her way to make sure we had a great Iceland experience. We loved having her as our guide and would recommend her to anyone traveling to Iceland. Thanks, Erla for a wonderful vacation !!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Frank and Demi. It was such an honor guiding you lovely couple along with your lovely friends Marsha, Laurie, Karen and Pat. The six of you are everything a tour guide can ask for. Thank you so much for your wonderful words, the very best one can give to another person. I am very thankful. Hope your Christmas was wonderful and wishing you all a joyful and happy New Year.
Frank HinmonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much and my very best regards to all of you Frank :-)
Tom RinehartUnited States
As stated in our first review, we could not have had a better guide than Erla!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: And I could not have had a more wonderful couple!
Tom RinehartUnited States
As we stated in the first review, Erla is the absolute best!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: And so are you dear Tom and Celeste.
Tom RinehartUnited States
Erla is the most wonderful guide! Her personality is one that inspired excitement in each day we were with her. Erla's considerable knowledge gave us a deeper understanding of Iceland's history, geology, geography, foods and customs. We could not have had a better tour with anyone else.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so kindly dear Tom and Celeste - you are the most wonderful people and it was a pure pleasure spending time with you. So very happy that I got to know you. I could not have had a better couple. Thank you.
Joanna PowellUnited States
We found Erla to be very charming and gracious. She was highly informed of her country, took plenty of time to allow us to get to know well each of the sites we were visiting, and at the end of the "official" tour, took us to a couple of her special places which were off the beaten track and very interesting. We enjoyed every minute we spent with her and we could recommend her s a guide with absolutely no reservations whatsoever.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much dear Joanna and Neil for your lovely words and for a very enjoyable tour. You two are wonderful people. Lucky me to have met you.
Howard BusloffNEW YORK, NY, United States
Excellent & knowledgeable ... friendly & well prepared !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you dear Howard for nice words - really enjoyed spending time with you and Doris. Hope your cruise will be an excellent one. My very best regards to both of you.
Richard GroombridgeUnited Kingdom
We had three memorable days in the company of Erla Ruth who was a joy to tour with, and she gave us a thoroughly comprehensive insight into Iceland and all its wonderful attractions as well as adding in a number of her favourite but lesser known sights, that all helped to make the time we spent with her a truly unforgettable experience. A lovely lady and the next time we visit Iceland we will have no hesitation in booking Erla Ruth again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard and Jilly. It was an honour to show you around my beautiful island. Spending time with you two and then later on Roy and Jenny aswell was extremely enjoyable. Hope you are having a wonderful time on your cruise ship and looking very much forward to meeting you again next time you visit Iceland. I´ll be waiting with a smile on my face.
Lacey McCannUnited States
Erla is an absolute treasure. My 76 year old mother and I spent a phenomenal day with her, visiting both some big sites and some smaller treasures along the way, and learning first hand about her country's culture - an experience you simply can't have with a big bus tour. She understood our priorities going in and tailored our adventure, even bringing snacks along the way. We laughed, we had meaningful conversation, and we made a new friend. I can't recommend Erla enough. Book her - it's worth every cent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dear friend. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for these lovely words and for the time we spent together, the pleasure is all mine. And speaking of treasure....right back at you and your wonderful mother dear Lacey.
Joan BatsonUnited States
We had never been to Iceland but because we had a 24 hour layover we decided it would be a good idea to take a tour. A friend recommended we arrange a tour through toursbylocals so we did. Our tour guide, Erla was excellent. She was knowledge, so accommodating, pleasant and as a result, our tour was amazing. We cannot recommend her more highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joan. Send my thanks to your friend who recommended you using our ToursByLocals. If it wasn´t for him I would not have met you and your brilliant family. I am grateful for the time we spent together, grateful for getting to know all of you and grateful for those lovely words of yours. Thank you so much.
Stuart “Mickey” ElsbergUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mickey for your nice words - spending the days with you, Margie and lovely Quinzee was very enjoyable. You lot are a treat for every guide. My very best regards to you all. Cheers in an ice cream and the Icelandic horses send their love ;-)
KaraLyn DrakeUnited States
Erla took me on a private all day tour during my 20 hour layover in Iceland. It was an amazing day. I got to see so many things, historical buildings, geysers, waterfalls, hot pools, local cuisine, and more beautiful scenery. She was an absolute pleasure to be with and geared everything to my wishes. I felt like in one short day I was able to get a real feel for the beauty of Iceland. I feel like I have a new friend in Iceland. Thank you so much, Erla!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you dear KaraLyn, spending the day with you was an absolute pleasure and I am honored to be your new friend in Iceland. My very, very best regards to you my friend in USA.
Rita SilvermanUnited States
Erla was a superb guide. I am a grandmother traveling with 2 teenage granddaughters, and Erla put together 3 days that met all of our needs [except puffins, but that was a weather issue]. We got a wonderful feel for Iceland, the girls had lots of opportunities to go off on their own, exploring, climbing, etc. Erla Ruth made it possible for me to participate in every activity by offering me her arm and making sure I was safe to climb, to walk on rocky and uneven surfaces, and to get to see everything
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dear Rita. It was such an honor taking part in the memories you were creating with your lovely granddaughters. And getting to know you is an absolute treat. Wonderful regards to you all.
Abbey KonowitchUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much dear Abbey and Candace for those lovely words and for the super time we spent together. I´m really glad that you are now fans of my lovely country. Who knows, maybe we´ll meet again. Until next time, have a splendid life.
Rhoda VilloneUnited States
An extremely generous, lovely yet also knowledgeable, flexible and considerate guide who was very tuned into my husband's mobility issues. Erla took into account the sights we had seen on our tour with another guide the previous day and selected new wonderful places for us to explore. She provided us with brilliant insights into Icelandic history and culture as well as Icelandic treats which were delicious and so special. We will not forget her or the treats��
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My humble gratitude for those lovely words dear Rhoda, you and Phil were super. It was a delight guiding you on our tour and again happy anniversary. I am honored to have taken part in your celebration which goes into my good memories bank ;-)
Judy CanterDelray Beach, FL, United States
Erla was a fabulous guide! Friendly, knowledgeable and provided so many little treats and extra! She provided a day in Iceland we will never forget! It is because of her love for her country that we would come back! Hope to see her Again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you kindly dear Judy for this five stars review, very much appreciated. My very best regards to you and Artie It was a great pleasure spending time with you and hopefully one day, we meet again. I promise you that then our special museum will be on the agenda ;-)
Beth BrownUnited States
We had the great fortune of contracting with Erla Ruth for the Golden Circle and Reykjanes Peninsula Tours. From beautiful lakes and waterfalls, we experienced it all. We not only got to see the many sights, but we got a chance to see and get to know the people of Iceland. Her knowledge of the continent made this a very special and memorable trip. Erla Ruth made a real positive impression on all of us and we HIGHLY recommend her as your Icelandic Guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great fortune for me getting to know you, Dennis, Bob and Cathy. Thank you so much for the time we spent together I thoroughly enjoyed it and my humble gratitude for the nice words and review. Very much appreciated.
Beth BrownUnited States
We had the great fortune of contracting with Erla Ruth for a day and a half of touring in Reykjavik. We did the Golden Circle Tour and Reykjanes Peninsula. With Erla Ruth, we not only got to see the many sights, but we got a chance to see and get to know the people of Iceland. From beautiful lakes and waterfalls, we saw and enjoyed it all. Erla Ruth had many stories of growing up and life in Iceland. She made a real positive impression on all of us and we highly recommend her as your Icelandic Guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much dear Beth - it was pure pleasure taking the tours with you. My best regards to you, Dennis, Cathy and Bob.
Jose OrtizUnited States
Our group were very happy with Erla as our tour guide. We had the opportunity to do 2 tours (2 different days) with her, not only did we get to see what we were offered but Erla went far & beyond to show us more. Her passion and love for her city and county is contagious, we felt we made a friend, we want to come back. Erla was knowledgable, friendly and warm. Her car is also very comfortable. We wanted to stay or bring her with us. Highly recommended. Thank you very much
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for those lovely words dear Jose. Spending time with you all was pure pleasure. When a guide has as wonderful people as you, Gayane, Debbie and Evan it makes one want to give more. You all taught me so much about Costa Rica and Hawaii and the resemblance between us islanders is brilliant, even though the difference on Celsius/Fahrenheit is quite a bit ;-) Please come back and next time bring me back with you ;)
Debbie BrightmoreUnited Kingdom
Our second tour during our stay in Reykjavík was hunting the Northern Lights with Erla Ruth - Sadly the blizzards and snow that hit us as we were hunting for them, made it so difficult for us to find them that night, but we had a lot of fun, lots of stories and local folklore told along the way with Erla Ruth bringing special foods for us to try and rocket fuel to keep us warm ! Fortunately the following night we were rewarded with a show of great beauty as the skies were clear!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So nice of you to spend the time to write a second review dear Debbie - I am very thankful for that. Most of all I am delighted to hear that you did see our lovely lights the second night. The hidden people heard my prayers. My kindest regards to you and the rest of your lovely people.
Debbie BrightmoreUnited Kingdom
Well what can we say! From the moment we met Erla Ruth she did everything she could to make our special tour - personal, tailor-made, and was more than happy to help and guide us along the way, with a huge knowledge about Iceland, including a lot of history and interesting facts. She showed A great deal of humility and kindness, and really went out of her way to make our trip as special as she possibly could . We would recommend Erla Ruth to anyone. Thank you! Debbie Brighmore
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words dear Debbie - I had a brilliant time with you Nicky, Nigel and John. What a group of lovely people with a great sense of humour . Bang on right back at you!
WE HAD A WONDERFUL TOUR IN ICELAND WITH AN EXTRAORDINARY GUIDE. Erla is one of the best tour guides we have ever met. She is highly professional without being stiff and shy, we felt welcomed all our way through. She supported us in any requests and need we came up with. She is really prepared and good at driving. She was ready to meet our requirements and we found a really communicative person. Our departure from her was quite emotional.We would recommend Erla to touring Iceland! Thanks Erla
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much dear Ciro for the lovely review and the time we spent together - it was a true honor to be your guide. It is not difficult to be nice and communicative to such a wonderful bunch as you lot are. My very best regards to all of you lovely people. Ciao!
Nirmal Kumar NahataIndia
Extraordinary. Erla is one of the best guides we have ever met. She went all out her way so that we could be comfortable. She is very informative, very good as a guide and the car she got was very comfortable. I, 100% recommend Erla to everybody who ever wants a tour in Iceland. The service she provided was worth every penny. I have used tour by locals for the first time but after this experience, with Erla I will without hesitation take their help everywhere.Thanks, thanks Erla .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very, very kindly for your amazing review dear Nirmal - I am blessed by having pleased my customers, that is the main aim of every staff member at Tours by Locals. I salute you and hopefully we will meet again in Iceland.
Penny HellerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Guiding the lovely couple, Ian and Penny Heller, was a pleasure - a real treat to every guide to have such appreciative and nice travelers. Thank you for the time you spent with me.