Erla is mesmerizing. Iceland wouldn't have been lovely & incredible without her. We loved every second of our time spent with her and were awe-struck by her passion and love for her country, which made us fall in love with Iceland. We were on a 4 day vacation with Erla covering the major attractions of Reykjavik and Iceland's countryside. Thanks to Erla, we are definitely "Inspired by Iceland" and will cherish these memories forever. We look forward to visiting Iceland soon. - With love Sree & Family
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sreehari, Prathyusha and little Tapasya.Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your lovely,heartwarming words.And thank you for being absolutely wonderful.I am honored to be the person introducing you to my beautiful island and so very thankful that you were inspired by Iceland.You taught me very many things,both regarding The Netherlands and India and I value that so much.And dear Sreehari,I absolutely love your quote from Walt Disney,it brought happy tears to my eyes and embraced my heart.
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.
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.
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 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
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!
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.