Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Reykjavik-Iceland by Tour Guide Dofri H. (Guide #25834)


Lucille Kenworthy

United States
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Tour: #382797, Golden Circle Private Day Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Oct 6/18

Dofri gave us an excellent tour, customized to our specific requests. It was most enjoyable!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lucille for tour kind words. Hope to see you again some day.

Alfred Chami

Lebanon
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Tour: #390702, Snæfellsnes Peninsula Private Day Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Aug 15/18

Great tour! Felt like going on a road trip with an old friend. Lots of attention to the smaller details truly made it a special experience for the entire family. We would highly recommend Dofri and this tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Alfred. It was a pleasure spending time with you all. Best wishes, Dofri.

Alfred Chami

Lebanon
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Tour: #380349, A Half Day Volcano Tour in Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Aug 13/18

This tour felt like going out with an old friend. Dofri was a very special guide who really had an eye for all the smaller details. My family and I would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the wonderful review :)

Penni Zola

United States
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Tour: #415595, Golden Circle Express Private Half Day Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Aug 12/18

We very much enjoyed having Dofri as our guide. We did the Golden circle tour and he took us to a restaurant attached to a working farm. We looked down at the cows also enjoying their lunch. We had fun and learned a good deal about his beautiful country.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Penny and Ed for the review, your great company and interesting conversations.

Gordon Aalhus

Canada
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Tour: #415595, Golden Circle Express Private Half Day Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Aug 11/18

Dofri is an excellent guide. He provided extensive local information and interesting stops along the way. His manner was relaxed, entertaining and very enjoyable. His vehicle was comfortable for the six of us. Thank you Dofri, we highly recommend your service.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great review and a good time. You are a wonderful group to talk to and to travel with. :) Best wishes to you all. Dofri.

Susan Cohen

Iceland
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Tour: #390702, Snæfellsnes Peninsula Private Day Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Aug 5/18

This was our 40th anniversary and we wanted it to be special. It totally met our expectations and we will not forget the thoughtfulness that Dofri put into our trip and experiences. We saw some very striking places with a wide variety of topography- beaches, volcanos, waterfalls, glaciers, and even climbed to the top of a lava mound. We had lunch at a very sweet restaurant in a small village that was delicious and very special. We thank Dofri for his company and for making our celebration one to remember.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan for your great reviews. It was an honor to be trusted with your anniversary day and I was very glad everything was according to plan. Your good relationship with the weather gods was also a great attribute! :) Best wishes, Dofri.

Susan Cohen

Iceland
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Tour: #412451, South Coast Private Day Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Aug 4/18

We had a wonderful tour with Dofri to places on the South Coast and the highlands. Dofri was very personable and responded to our interests and preferences. We went to some very off-the beaten-track locations that were beautiful and unique. We also got to know Dofri and in doing so felt we had a new friend and more insight into Iceland and its issues and values. The day was really enjoyable and we felt we had experiences we would never have had with a traditional tour. We will always remember this day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan. This review means a lot to me.

Mary McGinley

United States
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Tour: #380349, A Half Day Volcano Tour in Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Aug 3/18

I was leaving Iceland on a 5pm flight and did not want to waste the day and booked Dofri to take me around for 4 hours and then drop me off at the airport. He took me to some beautiful shore line spots and also on at 15 mile road called the 'Road less traveled'. No bus tour could go on this road and I saw some wonderful scenery along with the thrilling ride! I really was sad to leave. If you do book Dofri ask him about his sheep whispering skills!! LOL

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ha, ha, ha! It sure was fun traveling the back roads of Reykjavik's closest volcano. If you or your family ever need a local advice regarding a trip to Iceland, don't hesitate to message. Best wishes, the Sheep Whisperer. :)

Mary McGinley

United States
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Tour: #412451, South Coast Private Day Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Aug 2/18

This was the 1st time I used Tour By Locals and I am so glad I did. My guide Dofri was very engaging and knowledgeable. I had some issues with my knee and was limited as to my abilities but he made sure that I had the time of my life. I was very interested in the geology of Iceland and also hearing about life in Iceland and he more than met my expectations. I saw sights and experienced Iceland in a way I would not have if I had been on a group bus tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mary for your very positive review. I am so glad you enjoyed the tour. Best wishes, Dofri.

Tom J.

Dallas, TX, United States
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Tour: #390702, Snæfellsnes Peninsula Private Day Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Jul 16/18

Being from West Iceland, we were thrilled with all the sites and secrets Dofri showed us in the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Very quickly in the trip, we took a back road detour and hiked in a desolate area far away from the tour bus route. I can't express how wonderful this day was for my wife and I. We fell in love with this part of Iceland and Dofri played a major role in making it a successful trip. I would strongly encourage his services for an authentic experience when visiting Iceland.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure traveling with you and great to explore some new places along the way. If you or your friends ever need some local advice regarding a visit to Iceland please send me a mail. Best wishes, Dofri.

Darcy Hitchcock

United States
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Tour: #380349, A Half Day Volcano Tour in Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Jul 6/18

Dofri is much more than your standard guide. He's lived here all his life, went into politics to fight unsustainable policies, suffered through the 2008 crash while part of the Council, and revealed the volcanic risk to Reykjavik. So if you want to learn about current Iceland, as well as the geology and Viking past, be sure to sign up with him. He has a delightful sense of humor and tailored the tour to our interests and abilities.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Darcy for this wonderful review, a great day and interesting discussions about nature, politics and human beings. Hope we meet again some day. B.r. Dofri.

Cynthia Carrow

United States
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Tour: #382797, Golden Circle Private Day Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Jul 1/18

Without question, our family of 5 enjoyed a five star tour by Dofri of the Golden Circle on July 1, 2018. He was extremely friendly, fun, considerate and well informed. We enjoyed every minute of the long all-day tour topped off by a relaxing dip in the Secret Lagoon! We highly recommend Dofri! Cynthia

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words Cynthia. I am so glad you enjoyed your day. Best wishes, Dofri.

Karen Butler

United States
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Tour: #382797, Golden Circle Private Day Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Jun 30/18

Dofri is a wonderful tour guide, who was quickly able to determine the best route and stops for our tour, including a fabulous lunch and soak in a pool. He is knowledgeable and warm and filled in our driving time with stories of Icelandic history and culture. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Karen. Thank you for this great review and hope you enjoy the rest of your stay. :) Best wishes, Dofri.

Cecil Nash

United States
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Tour: #390702, Snæfellsnes Peninsula Private Day Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Jun 27/18

Highly recommended. Dofri is very personable and very knowledgeable about Iceland and its origins and history. Quite a story teller about Iceland and his family history.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Cecil. It was a pleasure spending those two days with you and Pat. Best wishes to you both, Dofri.

Cecil Nash

United States
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Tour: #382797, Golden Circle Private Day Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Jun 26/18

Highly recommended. Dofri was very knowledgeable about Iceland and its origins and history. Excellent communicator and quite a story teller.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Cecil for your great review. Best wishes, Dofri.

Monika Dr. Mirlach

Germany
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Tour: #380349, A Half Day Volcano Tour in Iceland for Monika Mirlach, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Jun 13/18

This was our 2 day with Dofri and it was as good as the other day. He explained the volcanos und the landscape they created and let us hear the silence far off the common roads. We took some hikes and could see where former farmers had their pastures and we learned how life once was in Iceland. At the end Dofri drove us to Grindavik and we had a very tasty lobster-soup in a harbourside Kaffi with some local fishermen. Thank you so much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So glad you liked the tours Monika. The lobster soup is always a success - love to have it when I go hiking in this area. :) B.r. Dofri.

Monika Dr. Mirlach

Germany
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Tour: #382797, Golden Circle Private Day Tour for Monika Mirlach, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Jun 12/18

We ( party of 4) booked the Golden Circle Tour with Dofri, but decided after the Thingvellir and the Gullfoss that there were far to many people to enjoy the marvellous surroundings and asked Dofri if he could show us some places with less people. He took us to an awesome waterfall where we were totally alone and to a hot pool where we took a bath for wich he provided even towels and afterwards a delicious hot chocolate. He also gave us some insights in the environmental problems, Iceland is facing. Super

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Monika. This really was a great day and I am glad we went up to Thjorsardalur, it is one of my favorite areas in the South of Iceland. :) Best wishes to your lovely family. Auf wiedersehen. Dofri.

Anne Forbes

United States
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Tour: #382797, Golden Circle Private Day Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Jun 2/18

We were lucky to have Dofri as our guide. He is warm, intelligent & knowledgeable about many subjects. His family dates back to the 1880's. The 4 of us felt that the day spent w/him was truly a highlight. The Golden Circle tour is breathtakingly beautiful. We also visited a dairy farm, had home-made ice cream there as well as fulfilling our friends desire to embrace a baby lam. My wish was to be able to photograph an Icelandic pony up close. Done! You will be good hands w/Dofri!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Anne for your great review. It was wonderful to spend the day with you all.

Shivika Jain

United States
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Tour: #382797, Golden Circle And Reykjanes Peninsula Private Day Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Jun 1/18

We absolutely Loved Dofri!! He was so accommodating and flexible. We packed in a lot in one day to see as much as possible in Iceland. He gave a lot of good information. He was very understanding and patient with my parents who were in their 70's and couldn't walk as much. My 10 year old son absolutely loved him and thought he was the best guide of our trip. One of our favorite stops was the tomato farm where we had lunch.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Shivika and thank you for this lovely review! It was great to meet you all. Best wishes and hope to see you again. :)

Greg Mazur

United States
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Tour: #415595, Three Short Day Tours, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: May 18/18

Dofri was superb! Knowledgeable original smart. He loves the country and knows it really well. We saw Iceland thru his eyes and this was unforgettable experience. He is not one of your ordinary guides. Being very interesting and charming person he does his job with a lot of passion and love. We recommend him very highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Greg! :)

Suzanne Haydu

United States
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Tour: fourdaystourforSuzanneHaydu, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: May 3/18

Robert Tunmire

United States
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Tour: #382797, Golden Circle Private Day Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Apr 29/18

Robert Tunmire

United States
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Tour: #380349, A Half Day Volcano Tour in Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Apr 28/18

He is one of the best guides you could have . We had two wonderful days with him !!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Robert, it was a pleasure being your guide for those two days. :)

Naomi Jacques

United Kingdom
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Tour: #390702, Snæfellsnes Peninsula Private Day Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Apr 15/18

Thank you Dofri for showing us the best that Snaefellsnes has to offer! We all had a brilliant day including our Young children. The car was very comfortable, the touring was interesting and made fun for the kids! The special touches like visiting a family run farm and hot chocolate were perfect surprises!! A wonderful lamb bbq overlooking a beautiful waterfall is something we won't forget in a hurry!! Thank you very much! We would thoroughly recommend Dofri as a fabulous guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this wonderful review and a lovely day together. It was great to talk with you both and your daughters are adorable! :) Best wishes to you all. Dofri.

Adam Wiaktor

Mexico
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Tour: #382797, Two and a half day with Adam Wiaktor and Family, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Mar 26/18

Dofri is very knowledgeable and very enthusiastic; he spends the whole day with you and makes sure you see all the sights. Has very good recommendations and his interest goes beyond just selling you the tour. We were going to go on a Northern Lights tour separately one night and he researched cloud coverage and activity via satelite and recommended we not go that night; he was right and saved us some money. Thanks!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words and a good time with you all the last few days. Hope to see you again some day. :)

Brittany Busch

United States
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Tour: #380349, A Half Day Volcano Tour in Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Mar 21/18

Dolfi was absolutely amazing! We had such a fantastic time learning about the science and folklore that come with the Icelandic scenery. It was such a unique experience with a guide who was very passionate about what he does and his country. I would highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad to hear that! :) Hope to see you again some day.

Jo Ann Issenman

United States
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Tour: #412451, South Coast Private Day Tour for Jo Ann, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Mar 8/18

Please see my comments about Dofri in reference to our tour of Golden Circle. Let me say that when I return to Iceland- and I will- it's because of Dofri and his extraordinary talent as a guide and his pride in being an Icelander.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jo Ann :) <3

Jo Ann Issenman

United States
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Tour: #415595, Golden Circle Express Private Half Day Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Mar 7/18

Dofri is Iceland. We were so fortunate to have had Dofri recommended by friends. We booked him for two tours- one of the Golden Circle and one of the lava beaches and volcanoes in the south. His enthusiasm for his country, his knowledge of the geography, history, politics and culture made our time with him memorable. He is easy to be with - an absolute delight. I will never forget our time with Dofri. I intend to return to Iceland and the first person I will contact will be him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this wonderful review Jo Ann! I am touched and glad that you enjoyed it so much, the talks and the nature. My best to Jenny and Sophy. Dofri.

Maria Clemente

United States
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Tour: Ice Cave and the South Coast, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Feb 26/18

I WOULD RECOMMEND DOFRI TO ANYONE VISITING ICELAND!!! He spent days going back and forth with me through 40+ emails, helping to plan the perfect tours for my group. He was informative, patient, and super flexible. If something in our plan was interrupted due to weather or timing, he always found a way to make it work. This Ice Cave Tour is a MUST!!! Without Dofri, we certainly would not have seen all that we saw. Being able to be on a private tour with someone like him was worth every penny.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words Maria. It was a pleasure spending time with you all and I hope to see you again some day. Wish you luck and happiness in your lives. And Hneta says hello! :) Dofri.

Maria Clemente

United States
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Tour: #382797, Golden Circle and Silfra / Game of Thrones Private, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Feb 24/18

WHAT AN AMAZING TOUR GUIDE!!!!!! You will not be disappointed if you plan your tours with Dofri. He was our guide for two, full-day tours. From the time we started to plan our tours to the very end of all the excitement, Dofri made every step of the way easy and enjoyable. Planning with him will give you so much more flexibility and you will certainly see more than you would on a group tour. There are so many Golden Circle tours out there, but planning with Dofri made it unique and unforgettable!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Maria, for a wonderful review. It means a lot to me to see that you are happy with what you got. Coming to Iceland on a vacation is expensive and it is important that your experience is worth it. :) My best to you and your family. Dofri.

Steven Munns

United Kingdom
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Tour: #382797, Golden Circle Private Day Tour For Steven Munns, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Feb 16/18

We did the Golden Circle tour with Dofri and had an amazing time. Brilliant sights, easy conversation (which ranged from politics to Eurovision !!) and a great lunch on a working farm, what more could you wish for ? Collected from our apartment and dropped at the airport as it was our last day. Superb guide and a great tour. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful review! :)

Juli Jessen

United States
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Tour: #382797, Golden Circle Private Day Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Feb 15/18

Dofri's personal experience transformed our experience of Iceland. He traces his family back 28 generations, to the 800s, in Iceland. He was open to converse and inform on any topics we asked about, culture, history, education, geology, economics. He has tremendous pride in Icelandic heritage. It was a fun day and he stayed with us to the end, searching for Northern Lights which we never found due to rain.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Juli for your wonderful review. (My great grandfathers back 28 generations would have been proud. :) It was a pleasure spending time with you all.

Juli Jessen

United States
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Tour: Nortern Lights, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Feb 15/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Juli :)

Doug Homoky

United States
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Tour: #382797, Golden Circle Private Day Tour + Northern Lights for Doug Homoky, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Feb 13/18

Dofri was excellent. We had signed up for the Golden Circle tour, but our plane was delayed 24hrs and so we missed the day we had planned to tour and shop in Reykyavik. Dofri took us around town on a personal tour and to a knitting cooperative where we could get authentic sweaters. His driving was great on iffy roads Gave up crampons to be safe on trails. Brought special extras and took us to local restaurants and geothermal pool as a break. He went way above and beyond so we could see the N lights!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your great review and a really wonderful company during our long day out in the Icelandic winter. :)

Daniel Whittles

United States
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Tour: SouthCoastTourForDaniel, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Jan 22/18

AMAZING ADVENTURE. My wife and I had an amazung day with Dofri. We battled through some severe weather and experienced numerous off the beaten path locations. Waterfalls, geothermal springs, volcanic craters, small villages, beautiful lakeside caves and the angry north atlantic coastline! What a great experience. Best part of the tour was becoming friends with Dofri!! We consider him a friend for life. Take advantage of his knowledge while in Iceland!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Daniel. It truly was an exeptional day!

Ali Twidale

United Kingdom
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Tour: #380349, Volcano Tour in Iceland with Ali and friends, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Jan 14/18

Dofri was a fantastic guide for myself & 2 friends on a recent visit to Reykjavik. He had excellent local knowledge & was very flexible with requests to see the main sights in and around the city. There was a snow storm on the day but Dofri adapted the full day tour and still showed us some excellent landscapes and locations which included volcanoes, waterfalls, thermal pools and terrific waves!! He is a Search & Rescue member so always felt safe. Would highly recommend Dofri as a friendly & patient guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Ali for this wonderful review. You were also a great company to spend a stormy day with.