Jodi SandersUnited States
What a day we had! Gudrun was most enjoyable and so,so knowledgeable. She also accommodated our touring wishes. Our trip to Iceland will be a memory not soon forgotten.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jodi, thank you very much for the tour yesterday and the great review. Take care all four and happy travels in Ísafjörður and Greenland!
Cyndi ThompsonUnited States
Gudrun Helga was an excellent tour guide. She was easy to communicate with in planning the tour and very gracious in making sure we were comfortable and enjoying our tour with her. We truly enjoyed our trip around the Golden Circle and appreciated some of her personal touches that made it even more special.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cyndi. Thank you for giving me the privilege to show you my country. I am very happy to know that you enjoyed the visit. Take care!
Beth MillerUnited States
Helga was awesome! We took the Golden Circle tour and it was at a good pace for my mother who is 86. She heard that we had been treated to the local brown bread which is baked under ground using the geothermal heat. So she took us to a small village where we saw a place where locals cook the brown bread! What a special treat! I highly recommend her!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Beth, thank you for the great review and recommendation. Yes, I couldn't resist showing you where the bread is baked in the ground since you had already tasted it. Glad to know you enjoyed it!
Benjamin BaskinUnited States
We can't imagine a better guide. Knowledgeable, patient, kind... everything you could want. We saw a lot without ever feeling rushed. We came to Iceland with our 90-year old father, who has always dreamed about visiting Iceland. Our first day here, and we're blessed with Helga! Our father can't stop talking about how amazing she was. It doesn't get better than that! The Brothers Baskin and the Cousin Eric
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Benjamin for the great review. All my best to your father and the others. Take care!
Hillary Taylor KellerUnited States
We had the best day with Gudrun. We travel allot and she was so terrific , caring and knowledgable. This is what all guides should be made of! We highly recommend Gudrun,. Our day was planned our perfectly and we saw more than one would ever believe was possible She loves what she does and it shows 100,000 Stars!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hillary, thank you for the review - you are the sweetest. It makes me very happy to know that you enjoyed my tour. Take care!
Kenneth TintorriUnited States
We did the "Golden Circle Private Tour" and it was wonderful. Guorun is a great guide, she was knowledgeable about the sites we visited along with local information about Iceland and its history. We were never pressed for time, we enjoyed this tour at own pace. Try the Tomato Farm for lunch the food was great and it's a unique restaurant.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kenneth for the great review. I loved introducing Iceland to you so I am very happy to see that you enjoyed your tour.
Rain GibneyUnited States
Gudrún picked 8 of us (ages 19 to 79) up at the port in a large van with a trailer for all of our luggage. She was early. She drove us to the Golden Circle sights (all spectacular), explaining their historical or geological significance along the way. We added a stop (prearranged) at the Secret Lagoon for a bath, which I highly recommend. Gudrún was friendly, personable, and incredibly knowledgeable about all things Iceland, past or present. I highly recommend her as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rain, hope to see you again if you come back to Iceland!
Nancy LewisUnited States
We enjoyed an interesting day with our excellent tour guide Gudrun. We were so impressed with the local history, geology, vegetation, horses, wildlife, waterfalls and geysers. Seeing where the North American & European tectonic plates met was especially interesting. To end our day, we visited the Secret Lagoon for a relaxing dip in the warm waters. I highly recommend Gundra!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nancy for a lovely day. Looking forward to seeing you in winter. Take care!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tatiana. Please give my best regards to your family.
Randy SandrikUnited States
Gudrun is an amazing guide. Her knowledge and passion made our visit memorable. We will never forget the history of the people or the geological history that she shared. Anything we wanted or wished she gave us. Excellent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Randy - thank you for the visit and for booking my tour. It was a great pleasure to meet you and your wife. I enjoyed introducing Thingvellir (Þingvellir) and the history of Iceland to you. Hope you have a great trip and memorable visits to the other parts of my country. Take care!
Nancy RoweUnited States
Our Golden Circle tour with Gudrun Helga was the highlight of our excursions on a tour of Iceland. Her knowledge about the sites is surpassed only by her ability to engage our interest and understanding. She chose a route through terrain most travelers never see; very sensitive to our physical needs, we felt like we were with a good friend. She found a unique eating place that was fun and quick. Despite the hairpin curves and steep drops in the road, we never felt uneasy with her at the wheel. Bravo!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nancy and Carol, thank you for your kind words. I enjoyed travelling with you and getting the opportunity og introducing Iceland to you. Yes, you have a friend in Iceland. Hope to see you again some day. Take care!
Tom MoserUnited States
Gudrun Helga is highly experienced, knowledgeable, and personable. She loves Iceland and wants to share it with you. We toured the Golden Circle with her, and she went out of her way to make it interesting and informative for us. She is very international, having traveled extensively, and she speaks six or so languages.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tom, thank you for the lovely comment. I loved meeting you and your wife and taking you around in the Golden Circle. Thank you very much for booking your tour with me. It makes me very happy to see that it was a good experience!
Patrick DonnellyUnited States
This tour was the perfect way to take advantage of our limited time in Iceland. Guðrún Helga is a very knowledgeable guide and was able to tailor our tour to our specific interests and desires. If you are looking to go to the same locations as the larger trip advisor tours, but have the flexibility and comfort of a private guide with local knowledge and expertise, I would highly recommend a tour with Guðrún Helga.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Patrick, thank you for the review. In enjoyed taking you around. Have a great summer!
Helga was our guide on this tour, we found her to be very informative during our tour, very easy to get along with....we enjoyed our day with her and would recommend her for sure.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Larry, thank you for the visit to Iceland. I am happy to know that you enjoyed your day with me. Take care!
Jenny Russogallatin, TN, United States
Great tour with Gudrun Helga. She is very knowledgeable and more than willing to take photos for you. Would highly recommend this tour and especially this guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jenny. Thank you for the visit in Iceland. Great that you enjoyed the tours. I love my job and hope that it shines through. I'd love to see you next time you come to Iceland. Take care!
Gavin JonesSOUTHPORT, MERSEYSIDE, United Kingdom
We enjoyed a full day's tour of the Golden Circle with Guðrún as our guide. It's fair to say that we could not have been happier with the experience Guðrún provided. She is a highly professional guide who's primary objective appeared to be to maximize our enjoyment of the day. We visited every site that we wished to see and in addition spent a delightful hour having lunch in a tomato farm. Guðrún's communication via this site is excellent. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gavin, thank you for the visit. I loved taking you around and I am very happy to learn that you liked my services. Please say hello to Alison. Hope to see you some day again here in Iceland. Take care! Gudrun Helga
Kathryn AuUnited States
A wonderful guide for our group of four. She did an excellent job of explaining the sights along the way, always keeping things interesting. She paced things well, taking into consideration our physical abilities. Knowledgeable, patient, and upbeat, with a delightful sense of humor.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathryn, thank you for the great review. It was a pleasure to meet you all four and take you around!
Nancy SullivanUnited States
Our first long day tour with Gudrun was to see the Golden Circle. She is the most accommodating guide and we even had a chance to stop at a hot springs called the Secret Lagoon. My husband and I weren't game for a dip but our 17 year old grandson was. That was one of the highlights of his trip. Again, I highly recommend Gudrun's services. She is an excellent guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nancy, you and your family are wonderful and great company to travel with. Thank you for booking my tours and giving me the opportunity of introducing Iceland to you. It always increases my happiness to take my guests around!
Ricky RothUnited States
What a wonderful way to see Iceland in a short time. We so enjoyed the private tour, our knowledgeable hostess and her insight. As we drove in her very comfortable and large van we could easily see the countryside and she filled the time with history and geology information that so enhanced our experience. If I came again I would travel with her. A perfect day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ricky, thank you for booking my tour. I enjoyed taking you and your friends around on the Untamed nature tour and I am very happy to know that you had a good day. I would love to be your guide again if you ever come back to Iceland.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dianne, it was a great pleasure to take you around!
Michael GreenblattUnited States
This tour was amazing! Our guide Gudrun Helga managed to get us to so many sites in one day - & they were so beautiful & amazing! We saw Solheimajokull Glacier, 2 amazing waterfalls including Skógafoss where we had amazing rainbows, & then we saw the Gulfoss Waterfall (just amazing), the geyser (& saw them erupt) & Þingvellir National Park where the Northern American Tectonic plate and the European tectonic plate are separating. The next day we went Into the Volcano & to the Blue Lagoon - Great tours!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael. Thank you for booking your tours with me. It was my great pleasure to take you and your family around and I am very happy to see that you enjoyed it. Take care!
Peter NurgeUnited States
We enjoyed our tour with Guðrún immensely. She is local, highly knowledgeable, and a great tour guide. We'll look her up again next time in Iceland.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Peter, I enjoyed taking you around. Take care!
Chuck MasekUnited States
Gudrun was a great tour guide! She was professional, personable, and knowledgeable. She did an outstanding job. I would highly recommend her. If me and my wife come back to Iceland, I would only use her as a guide. Chuck Masek
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Chuck. Please give my best regards to your wife. Hope to see you back in Iceland!
Nico van der MerweSouth Africa
You cannot wish for a better guide. Gudrún was a goldmine of information and very flexible - accommodating our every wish and going the extra mile along the Golden Circle. Her care to look after my wife that was not that mobile was very much appreciated. Gudrùn gave us one of the most memorable days in Iceland, exceeding our expectations!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nico and Anita, thank you for the great review. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour. I hope you have a nice trip to Greenland, I am sure our neighbouring country will be very interesting. If you ever need assistance in Iceland then I am here for you. Take care!
Robert CummingsUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, thank you for the four stars. I would have appreciated a comment in writing, it is always very helpful for us guides to know how we can improve our services in order to get five stars if possible.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Risa C.Toronto, ONTARIO, Canada
What a lovely tour! Gudrun was knowledgable, accommodating, a great driver on the roads and easy to be with. She had lots of information to give, not just at the sites we were at but also in between talking about volcanos, climbing areas and other cool things along the way. We didn't have to rush even though we had added stops that were for me, she knew how much daylight we had to enjoy the big sites and knew the time well. I would definitely recommend Gudrun as a tour guide, and plan on hiring her again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Risa Thank you very much for the visit to Iceland. It was such a pleasure to take you around. Thank you too for this great review. I am already looking forward to meeting you again. Take care! Gudrun Helga
Susan CheungUnited States
We had Gudrun Helga 2nd day in a row, and it was spectacular! extremely informative and flexible. ended my bday celebration by her surprising me with fermented shark + shot of icelandic liquor! she is extremely passionate but thoughtful, am greatly thankful to knowing her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan Thank you for the visit and this wonderful review. I enjoyed introducing Iceland to you. If you ever decide to come back I would love to take you around! I hope you have a safe trip back home. Please give my best regards to your family. Gudrun Helga
Charles DoyleTexas City, TX, United States
Excellent guide... friendly, knowledgeable and gives good service!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Charles Thank you for the visit to Iceland. My pleasure to take you around. Take care! Gudrun Helga
Lisa KoxlienUnited States
Gudrun was an excellent guide. Very friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. We felt like she exposed us to factoids and information that we wouldn't find in a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa Thank you very much for booking my tour. It was a pleasure to meet you and take you around. All my best to you all! Gudrun Helga
Marcia D.United States
knowledgeable, good sense of humor and easy to spend time with!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marcia!