Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Reykjavik Iceland by Tour Guide Guðrún Helga (Guide #452)


Robert Cummings

United States
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Tour: #77855, Golden Circle Private Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Jun 6/18

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.

Susan Reynolds

United States
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Tour: Reykjavik Private City Sightseeing, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: May 12/18

My tour on May 12th with Gudrun was fantastic. She tailored it to my interests and showed me places I'd not have otherwise seen.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Susan, it was my pleasure to take you around.

Cindy Ewald-Smidt

United States
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Tour: #49729, Private Northern Lights Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Apr 22/18

Helga is very reliable and communicated in a timely manner so we always knew what was going on. I booked the Northern Lights trip knowing it was unlikely to see something at this time of year and because the moon was getting brighter. Additionally my kids and I spent the day at the Blue Lagoon so we were exhausted when starting the journey. Helga wanted so much for us to have this adventure and when we did capture the Northern lights on our own cellphones we were recharged for hours! She is amazing!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cindy, I am very happy that you got to see some great northern lights outside of the northern lights season and that you have your own photos, - that's great! Please give my warmest regards to your daughter. Thank you for booking with me, it was my pleasure to show you the northern lights!

Camiel V.

United States
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Tour: 5 Days Private Iceland Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Apr 1/18

Gudrun Helga was an unbelievably great guide for our group of four. She is local and very knowledgeable about the history of Iceland from both a geological and a historical standpoint. Her super Jeep is huge and allowed us to visit many places that normal cars could not get to. Also important, she knows where all the clean bathrooms are along the way and the best restaurants. You will not be disappointed with her as your guide. She went above and beyond to make our trip as memorable as possible!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nick, thank you for the blushing review. It was my pleasure to meet you all and taking you around for these five days here in Iceland, I am very happy that you liked it. Please give my best regards to Cheri, Anna and Brian. Hope you all have a great traveling summer 2018!

Kevin Ruh

United States
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Tour: #49729, Private Northern Lights Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Mar 30/18

Guðrún was a fantastic guide. I combined her Icelandic Food Tour with her Northern Lights Tour for the same day, and she was more than accommodating. Searching for the Northern Lights was a lot of fun! It was nice to go to places where there weren't other tourists and have the coast and the sky to ourselves. We had so much fun on this trip, and Guðrún deserves a lot of the credit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kevin, it's was my honor to introduce Icelandic food to the two of you and joining you on a northern lights hunt. Please give my best regards to Joshua!

Kevin Ruh

United States
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Tour: #154423, Private Icelandic Food Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Mar 30/18

Guðrún was a fantastic guide. I combined her Icelandic Food Tour with her Northern Lights Tour for the same day, and she was more than accommodating. We did not stay in Iceland long, but we loved walking around Reykjavik and getting to know the city and the country - especially through food and drink! We had so much fun on this trip, and Guðrún deserves a lot of the credit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kevin, it was my pleasure to take you and Joshua around in foodie Reykjavik and on the northern lights tour. If you ever come back to Iceland, I'd love to see you again!

Carolyn Mandelker

Canada
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Tour: #17288, Meet the Locals Private Walking Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Mar 13/18

The guide was excellent and really tailored the tour to our interests. I am a school director so she arranged for us to visit two schools in Reykjavik and meet their directors. It was a rare opportunity!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Carolyn, it is always a great fun to make something new and different. It was my pleasure to use my connections and organize visits to the two schools in Reykjavik for you. Glad that you enjoyed it!

Andrea Hetrick

United States
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Tour: #2254, Snaefellsjokull National Park Private Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Mar 1/18

We had Gudrun for 2 days, she was awesome!!! She was very organized and very knowledgeable! She made sure we saw everything on our bucket list. I would highly recommend her as a guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrea, thank you for the great review. It was my honor to introduce Iceland to you all so thank you very much for buying my tours. I enjoyed spending those two days with you and I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed that too.

Andrea Hetrick

United States
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Tour: #3939, Glaciers, Volcanoes and Waterfalls Private Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Feb 28/18

Gudrun was an awesome tour guide....very friendly and knowledgable! She was able to organize a snowmobiling tour at the last minute that became one of the highlights of the trip. She went out of her way to make sure that we were comfortable and saw everything possible. I would highly recommend Gudrun

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you all for the visit to Iceland. It was great to get to know you and I am very happy to hear that you had great time during the snowmobiling tour. It's truly an adventure to go on the glaciers!

Colin Patterson

Australia
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Tour: Ten Days Around Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Feb 18/18

Our 40th anniversary celebration trip to Iceland was a an awesome experience thanks to Gudrun Helga who is not only a great tour guide but a very accomplished person and an encyclopaedia of information and local tales. She has also written a book on Icelandic Food. Both my wife and I thank Gudrun Helga for making our time in Iceland very special and we appreciate the huge effort she made to ensure we had a fulfilling tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Colin for this great review. It was my honor to take you and Leeann around on your 40th anniversary celebration trip. I hope you will always remember Iceland, the snow, the storms and everything that happened during those ten days you had here in Iceland. It was truly an adventure. Hugs to Leeann. Take care, both of you!

Leonard Heflich

United States
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Tour: #266459, Private Reykjavik City Sightseeing Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Dec 30/17

Fun, knowledgeable, flexible and educational. We had a great time! Thanks

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Len Thank you all for the visit to Iceland. It was great to have you. Happy New Year to you all!

Julie Murray

Australia
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Tour: South Coast with Glaciers and Volcanoes, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Dec 29/17

Gudrun has been both a warm friend and a fantastically knowledgeable guide. She answered even our most obscure questions thoughtfully and insightfully, was flexible and accommodating and timed breaks perfectly. We can't thank her enough for making our trip so memorable and we hope to come back and meet her again soon!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Julie and family Thank you all for the visit to Iceland and the blushing review you have been giving me, it's greatly appreciated. I am very happy to learn that you enjoyed the tours and that your trip was memorable. If you ever come back to Iceland I would be honoured to take you around. Happy New Year to you too and I hope you have a lot of interesting traveling in 2018. Take care! Guðrún Helga

Julie Murray

Australia
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Tour: Golden Circle private tour, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Dec 27/17

Another great day out, Gudrun Helga was again punctual and full of interesting facts. The vehicle was very comfortable and warm, which was so welcoming after -20c snowmobiling on the glacier, the shots of Brennivin Gudrun Helga provided were also most appreciated, thank you :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Julie and co I am very happy that you liked the van, the facts and the brennivin. Brennivin used to be taken on journeys in the olden days to warm the travelers up so why not after some snowmobiling... ;) Thank you again for the visit, I enjoyed being your guide!

Julie Murray

Australia
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Tour: #49729, Private Northern Lights Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Dec 26/17

Amazing start to our visit, Gudrun-Helga was prompt and very welcoming and friendly. She knew the best spots for viewing the Aurora and was very helpful with advise on taking photos. She also took some amazing photos of us to remember this special experience. The mini bus is very comfortable and warm and Gudrun-Helga's knowledge of her country provided great commentary on our journey. We have 2 further day trips booked which we know will be fantastic! Thanks

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Julie, very much for these kind words. I thoroughly enjoyed taking you and your family members on the northern lights tour and I am very happy that you liked it. You are free to use the photos as much and wherever you like. Please feel free to contact me again if you ever come back to Iceland!

Rohani Salleh

Malaysia
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Tour: #49729, Private Northern Lights Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Dec 15/17

Guðrún very informative and friendly guide..even though we cannot see the northern lights, but her friendly makes us happy through out the tour. And we also should thanks Guðrún for photos that she email us. Thanks Guðrún.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rohani Thank you for booking my tour, it was my pleasure to take you on the northern lights tour. Give my best regards to everyone in your group! Guðrún Helga

Walter (Tom) Parrington

United States
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Tour: #266459, Private Reykjavik City Sightseeing Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Dec 2/17

Excellent guide with a great deal of local knowledge.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tom. I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay here in Iceland!

Kimberly Harris

United States
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Tour: Northern Lights Private Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Nov 27/17

Delightful, informed, committed guide! We had such a good time hunting the Northern Lights. And she took pictures and sent them to us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kimberly, thank you for the great review. I am very happy that you enjoyed seeing the northern lights. Hope you like the photos. You are welcome to contact me if you ever visit Iceland again. Take care!

Risa C.

Toronto, ONTARIO, Canada
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Tour: #77855, Golden Circle Private Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Nov 9/17

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

Chee seung Chan

Hong Kong
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Tour: Golden Circle for Joe Wong and his family, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Sep 18/17

Professional guide, took us to historical points with detail explanation. Responsible.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chee seung Chan Thank you for the review. I enjoyed taking your group around here in Iceland. Please give them my best regards. I hope your wife is happy with the two links I sent. Please contact me again if she feels like reading more, I would be delighted to assist her. Your guide Gudrun Helga

Chee seung Chan

Hong Kong
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Tour: Untamed Reykjanes Nature Private Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Sep 17/17

Good and responsible tour guide. Explanation in details.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chee seung Chan Thank you for the tour today and yesterday. Hope your sailing to Akureyri goes well and that you enjoy your visit. My best regards to everyone in your group. Thank you all very much for the visit to Iceland. Best regards Gudrun Helga

Shirley Hutcheson

United States
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Tour: South Coast with Glaciers and Volcanoes, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Sep 13/17

What a lovely person Gudrun was. The tour was even more spectacular than we expected. She told us a lot of history and stories about the Icelandic culture. She even made sure we saw a few things that we didn't expect. She had a sound system in her van (we were 8 people), so everyone was able to hear her while we were driving. Highly recommend her for any tour you might want to do in Iceland.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shirley Thank you very much for the tour. I enjoyed taking you and your friends seeing all those wonderful places on the south coast. It is a true wonderland. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your stay in Reykjavik and have a safe trip back home! Guðrún Helga

Robyn Dare

Australia
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Tour: South Coast on day 1, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Aug 12/17

We loved our tour and Helga was a fantastic guide, so knowledgeable and helpful. She tried so hard to fit in all our sight seeing requests and didn't let us down. We had very limited time being over 3 hours late into port.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robyn, thank you very much, it was my pleasure to take you around!

Judith D S.

Canada
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Tour: #266459, Private Reykjavik Sightseeing Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Jul 28/17

Excellent. Professional. Flexible. On time. Knowledgeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Judith Thank you for the kind review. It was my pleasure to take you around. You're always welcome to contact me again if you ever decide to come back to Iceland! All my best Gudrun Helga

Martin Mayo

United States
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Tour: Snaefellsnes, Reykjanes and South Coast, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Jul 23/17

We feel exceptionally grateful to have had Guðrún for our tour guide for three days in Iceland! We got to see amazing scenery and Guðrún is so knowledgeable about geology, current affairs, Sagas and all things Iceland. It is a memory we will cherish.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martin Thank you very much for these kind words. It was my pleasure to take you around here in Iceland. Take care! Guðrún Helga

Susan Cheung

United States
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Tour: #77855, Golden Circle Private Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Jul 9/17

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

Susan Cheung

United States
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Tour: #295069, Glacier Lagoon Jökulsárlón Private Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Jul 8/17

It was such a long day BUT Gudrun Helga made it seem so short and time passed so quickly. She is EXTREMELY knowledgeable, a journalist herself - super grateful to have her as our tour guide. Aside from sites, she told us folktales as well as culture & history behind each sites along the drive, and to be honest - i felt very immersed into the whole region. Looking forward to her again, would give her a 100+ stars if I can!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan Thank you for this wonderful review. It was a great pleasure to meet you, your parents and god-parents and take you around showing you the beautiful nature of Iceland. I would be honoured to take you around again if you ever come back. Have a great rest of the summer! Gudrun Helga

Charles Doyle

Texas City, TX, United States
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Tour: #77855, Golden Circle, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Jun 30/17

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

Yaur Hui Tam

Malaysia
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Tour: On and Off the Beaten Track, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Jun 8/17

Gudrun is fantastic and very informative about everything in Iceland, she can answer all our questionS. She always tried her best to get the best stuff/view for us. For example, there is a FISH buffet restaurant which recommended by her friend and she thought that would be something different and nice, she didn't mind all the trouble to check the availability of this particular restaurant and cancel her previous booked. Hence, we taste this fantastic fresh fish, it was superb, believe me. Tak Tak Gudrun.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jess Thank you for booking with me such a long trip. Nine sunny days, - I thoroughly enjoyed your company while taking you around, no problem at all changing bookings etc. Please give my best regards to your colleagues and family. I hope you will always remember this trip to Iceland!

Cynthia S.

United States
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Tour: Golden Circle Private Family Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Jun 5/17

Gudrun Helga was a wonderful tour guide, knowledgeable, enjoyable to be with, helpful in showing us sights she thought we would enjoy in addition to the Golden Circle. It was a great day and we thank her for such a lovely day!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you too Cynthia. It was a pleasure to travel with you all!

Gary Cohen

United States
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Tour: South Coast for Gary Cohen, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Jun 1/17

My family of four enjoyed a wonderful tour of the South Coast of Iceland with our guide Helga. She graciously agreed to postpone our tour due to weather. We had a wonderful 11 hour tour that included a hike to a glacier, black sand beach, waterfalls, and more. She was pleasant, informative and a true pleasure to travel with. Our highest recommendation!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gary Nice to hear that you are back home safe and sound. It was my great pleasure to take you around here in Iceland. Please give my warm regards to your family. Gudrun Helga

Darrell S.

Saratoga, CA, United States
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Tour: Glacier Lagoon Jokulsarlon, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: May 30/17

Gudrun gave us a two day tour of Iceland. She was helpful and professional in planning and proving the tours. She was very knowledgeable, informative and patient. She showed us the awesome sites of Iceland and although the second day was a long one she paced it well with stops and sights along the way to the Lagoon Glacier, which was the highlight. We left with appreciation for her service and an overwhelming impression of Iceland. We highly recommend her and her comfortable vehicle.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Darrell for this nice review. I thoroughly enoyed taking you around. Thank you for the visit to Iceland!

Gary Cohen

United States
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Tour: National park Snæfellsjökull, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: May 29/17

Our family of four enjoyed a private guide of a national park in Iceland. Helga, our guide arrived on time at our Airbnb apartment in a comfortable van. We enjoyed an informative thorough tour of an interesting region that included volcanos, glaciers, seashore, waterfalls and lava fields. She discussed the history, wildlife, and geology of the region. She offered frequent stops to explore the region and was patient in answering our questions. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Helga.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gary Snaefellsnes is truly a wonderland with the Snaefellsjokull glacier and volcano. It was a great pleasure to introduce it all to you, both its history and not the least the geology of the area. I really enjoyed traveling with you and telling you about everything we saw in the nature. All my best to you and your family, hopefully I'll see you again here in Iceland at some point! Best regards Gudrun Helga

Lisa Koxlien

United States
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Tour: #77855, Golden Circle Private Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: May 27/17

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

Shana Elliott

United States
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Tour: #266459, Reykjavik City Sightseeing, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Mar 23/17

We had a wonderful city tour with Gudrun Helga! It was a rainy and windy morning so it was very comfortable in her warm and spacious van. She is kind, knowledgeable and so pleasant to be with. She knew we were Catholic and took us to a convent outside the city that she knew about because she grew up near it. It was the highlight of the morning. She also showed us where to buy wine and dropped us at lunch. We enjoyed being with her and the tour hit all the highlights of Reykjavik.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Shana, I really enjoyed taking you and your family around. Please feel free to contact me if you ever come back to Iceland!

Shana Elliott

United States
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Tour: #2254, Private tour of Snaefellsnes - glacier and national park, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Mar 21/17

This tour was a long day but Gudrun Helga did a lovely job touring us around the peninsula. She accommodated my special request of lunch at Hotel Budir and showed us all the spectacular scenery. She had many stories and much information about the history. She is very knowledgeable, kind and easy to be with. She also stopped numerous times for our many snack and bathroom requests so we appreciated her flexibility. She told us a lot about Icelandic culture which we appreciated. It was a great day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shana, thank you for the lovely day on the Snaefellsnes peninsula. I agree with you, Hotel Budir is a very nice lunch stop so I am definitely going to take more group there. Thank you for the nice review and please give my best regards to Rick, Madison and Carly - thank you all for the visit to Iceland!

David L. Miller

United States
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Tour: #49729, Private Northern Lights Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Feb 27/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

David L. Miller

United States
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Tour: #154423, Icelandic Food Walk, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Feb 25/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

David L. Miller

United States
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Tour: #266459, Reykjavik City Sightseeing, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Feb 25/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Marcia D.

United States
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Tour: #77855, Golden Circle, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Feb 18/17

knowledgeable, good sense of humor and easy to spend time with!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marcia!

Cary Robins

United States
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Tour: #154423, Icelandic Food Walk, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Dec 27/16

Gudrun Helga has assembled a great tour with lots of stops and lots of food to try. She is knowledgeable and informative and my family had a great time on the tour. Iceland is a treasure trove of geological wonders, but it was really nice to take a break and learn about the people and culture. Not all Icelandic food is delicious, but it is an interesting experience. I would not recommend the shark. Thanks for everything Gudrun Helga!,

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you too! It was great having you on my tour!

Mona Moonis

United States
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Tour: #2253, Untamed Nature of Reykjanes Peninsula, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Dec 25/16

This was an incredible tour and time worth spent on Christmas Day (an experience of a lifetime). The tour guide Guðrún Helga was pleasant, professional and extremely knowledgeable about the terrain and confident in her abilities to assess the areas and routes. Gudrun was very competent driving through the scenic areas including some rough patches. Guðrún has global dexterity and an adventures spirit that makes the journey enjoyable. I absolutely recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for spending Christmas Day with me. I had great fun taking you around!

Tom Sievers

United States
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Tour: #77855, Golden Circle, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Dec 15/16

We had an amazing and fabulous experience with Guðrún on the two private tours took while we were in Iceland last week. We wish we could give her more than 5 stars, she was so lovely, informative, and her tours were the highlight of our trip! Guðrún was prompt, the van was very comfy, and the sites were breathtaking. She was extremely knowledgeable about everything Iceland. We will be returning with our children and Guðrún is the ONLY tour guide we will consider for future trips.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tom, thank you very much for this nice comment. I enjoyed taking you and your wife around here in Iceland and I'm already looking forward to seeing you again!

Tom Sievers

United States
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Tour: #3939, The South Coast with Glaciers and Volcanoes, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Dec 12/16

We had an amazing and fabulous experience with Guðrún on the two private tours took while we were in Iceland last week. We wish we could give her more than 5 stars, she was so lovely, informative, and her tours were the highlight of our trip! Guðrún was prompt, the van was very comfy, and the sites were breathtaking. She was extremely knowledgeable about everything Iceland. We will be returning with our children and Guðrún is the ONLY tour guide we will consider for future trips.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you and welcome back with your family! I'd love to take you around!

Faridah Begum Mohamed Udin

Singapore
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Tour: South Shore tour, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Dec 4/16

Helga was great. We saw all that was promised. She was very patient and she helped me when I was having difficulty walking up the slope. Thank u Helga for making south shore tour a memorable one

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you too Faridah, it was great fun to guide you around. All my best to your family and friends!

Lisa Erickson

IL, 60527, United States
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Tour: #77855, Golden Circle, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Nov 26/16

Very friendly, personable, knowledgeable and accommodating. We had a wonderful day and highly suggest that she is great for a Golden Circle Tour. The Ericksons (Family of 7)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the adventure in Iceland, Lisa. All my best to your family!

Lisa Powell

United States
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Tour: #154423, Icelandic Food Walk, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Nov 20/16

Gudron Helga is a delightful tour guide, very knowledgeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lisa. Hope you had good time for the rest of your stay. All my best to your family. It was great to have you on my tour!

Robby Robinson

United States
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Tour: Golden Circle tour, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Sep 20/16

May I please sing the praises of Gudrun! Gudrun introduced us to your beautiful country today and was a superb ambassador for Iceland! She was a wealth of information and answered all of our questions as well. Her driving skills are impeccable. What a pleasant personality she has. You are fortunate to have her as an employee and we will suggest her to any/all friends who are coming to visit this magnificent country.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robby, thank you very much for this nice comment. I loved travelling with you and showing you around!

Karen Kroger

United States
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Tour: #77855, Golden Circle, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Aug 20/16

Guðrún guided six of us on the Golden Circle tour. She was very informative about geothermal energy, geology, history, and life in Iceland. We appreciated her sharing her knowledge, and her obvious love of Iceland, with us. She was personable, friendly, and helpful. We really enjoyed our day with her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Karen. It was my pleasure to take you and your group around!

Susan Unterberg

United States
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Tour: #77855, Golden Circle, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Aug 18/16

Helga was a great guide in every way. She was enthusiastic, informative and everything anyone could desire. We enjoyed a lovely day with her!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh thank you so much Susan for this nice comment. I really enjoyed meeting you and taking you around!

Sarah Bobb

United States
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Tour: Golden Secret Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Aug 17/16

She was a great guide and showed us lots.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sarah!

Joanna Stingray

United States
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Tour: Reykjavik City Sightseeing, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Aug 1/16

Helga was great. The tour was perfect, she was knowledgable and very pleasant to be with and the car was nice and big. Recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joanna!

Jerry Tenbrink

United States
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Tour: City Sightseeing, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Jul 22/16

Thanks for making some changes on the fly for us, it was exactly what we were looking for.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Alan Pedlar

United States
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Tour: #77855, Golden Circle, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Jul 21/16

Our tour guide was excellent. She was knowledgeable, interesting and a good driver. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with her and would highly recommend her to other travelers. We give her 5 out of 5 stars!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alan, thank you very much. I loved being your guide!

Philip F.

Canada
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Tour: #3939, The South Coast with Glaciers and Volcanoes, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Jul 20/16

Great guide, amazing vistas, you couldn't ask for anything more.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! :D

Judy Huey

United States
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Tour: #77855, Golden Circle, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Jul 18/16

Our tour and guide were excellent. Guide was personable, knowledgeable and willing to accommodate our needs. Transportation was comfortable and our guide was watching out for our needs and our safety. She was able to give us background stories and history of our stops and was obviously proud of her beautiful country. We would recommend her highly. We stopped at a nice farmhouse for lunch that was good and not completely packed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Judy, thank you very much for the visit to Iceland. It was a great pleasure to take you around!

Frank Koch

United States
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Tour: Private Day Tour to Landmannalaugar, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Jul 14/16

Our tour to Landmannalaugur was great. It was a good opportunity to get out of Reykjavik and see the inland part of Iceland. Great hiking in the volcanic area northeast of Hekla. Our guide, Gudrun Helga, was excellent and very interesting. I highly recommend both our guide and the destination.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Frank!

Josef Vascovitz

United States
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Tour: Untamed Nature tour, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Jul 10/16

Exceptionally knowledgeable guide. Tour was as described with special attention to our wishes for some additional hiking. Managed to take us to a beautiful location, away from the crowds. If you think about what "Tours by Locals" stands for, this is exactly what Gudrun Helga delivered. My third trip to Iceland and this tour will stand out as one of the best experiences I have had! Thank you G.H.S.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Josef, thank you very much for the great rating. It was a pleasure to travel with you and your family. Thank you again and please give your family my best regards!

Ian Wood

Australia
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Tour: Geothermal Energy Exhibition, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Jul 8/16

Our visit and guide was one of the most professional and friendly we have ever witnessed. Gudrun was a delight -- friendly/ informative/flexible with the tour attractions/and with a wonderful sense of humour and an obvious love for Iceland. She is on our agenda for the return visit. These comments apply also for the Volcano/S-East full day tour with Gudrun the day before. Ian /Heather Wood / Australia

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ian and Heather, thank you very much for the visit to Iceland. It was a delight to take you around. Already looking forward to meeting you again! Gudrun Helga

Ian Wood

Australia
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Tour: Volcano, Glacier and Jules Verne - Private Tour with Stefan, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Jul 7/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Martin Sinnott

United States
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Tour: #17288, Life in the suburbs, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Jul 6/16

We learned so much about contemporary Icelandic culture from Gudren Helga on her suburb tour that we felt we had lived there for considerably longer than our short stay. I can recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn about contemporary Icelandic life.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martin, it was great to take you around in my childhood neighbourhood Breidholt. Please give my best regards to Pam, Jan and David. Thank you all for the visit to Iceland.

Janet Martin

United States
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Tour: Golden Circle - Private Tour with Stefan, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Jul 2/16

The only reason we did not give 5 stars was that it was sometimes difficult to hear and understand Gudrun. I would recommend a headset microphone. This being said....we had a wonderful tour experience and definitely recommend Gudrun. We saw beautiful sights during our Golden Circle Tour and received additional bonuses by taking back roads and going into areas where the bus tours typically do not include in their itineraries. Thank you for a great day, Gudrun!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Janet, thank you for pointing out a headset microphone. I always have it in the car so if I had known you sometimes had difficulties hearing me I would have used the headset. I have used the headset ever since you pointed this out unless my guests ask me not to. All my best to you! Gudrun Helga

Will Fox

United States
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Tour: Private Golden Circle Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Jun 25/16

Gudrun Helga is an excellent guide, a tireless driver and extremely well-informed. We are delighted to recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Will, thank you so much. It was a great pleasure to guide you in Iceland!

Will Fox

United States
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Tour: South Coast Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Jun 24/16

Gudrun Helga is an excellent guide, a tireless driver and extremely well-informed. We are delighted to recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Will, thank you very much. It was a great pleasure to take you around in Iceland!

Will Fox

United States
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Tour: Private Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Jun 22/16

Gudrun Helga is an excellent guide, a tireless driver and extremely well-informed. We are delighted to recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Will, thank you very much for those kind words. It was a great pleasure to take you around in Iceland!

Jodie Luster

United States
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Tour: Golden Circle, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: May 17/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jodie, thank you very much for this nice comment and the visit to Iceland. It was a great pleasure to take you and your family around! I would be delighted to take you around again if you ever decide to come back.

Nisha K.

Switzerland
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Tour: #2254, Private tour of Snaefellsnes - glacier and national park, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: May 4/16

We enjoyed a wonderful full day in and around the Snaefelles Penninsula with Gudrun. She was very lively and engaging, full of insight into local geology and history.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nisha for a wonderful day! Summer greetings to your family!

Gary Everist

United States
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Tour: #17288, Life in the suburbs, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Mar 10/16

Despite having her guests (jet lag) oversleep, Gudrun Helga led us on an interesting tour through the 'suburbs' of Reykjavik - neighborhoods where she grew up. It was an interesting look at 'real life' in Iceland. We visited the grounds of several schools, a community center, shopping areas and other parts of residential areas. She also explained some of the artwork on the building exteriors which are seen from across the city. As a native Icelander, Gudrun Helga is very knowledgeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gary, thank you very much for the visit to Iceland. It was a great pleasure to meet you and take you around!

John McMullen

United States
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Tour: #2254, Private tour of Snaefellsnes - glacier and national park, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Feb 22/16

We had a wonderful date with Gudrun on the tour of Snaefellsnes peninsula. She was so patient with us - helping with putting crampons on and off (which she supplied for two of us who didn't have any) and bringing poles to help our walk along the paths. The scenery was beautiful and otherworldly. All and all a wonderful day and well worth the money.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cheryl. It was a pleasure to be traveling with you all. I would be happy to take you again on a tour if you ever return back to Iceland!

Michael Matty

United States
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Tour: 4 days in Iceland with Michael Matty & co, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Jan 29/16

Helga was OUTSTANDING....extremely knowledgable on geology, history, and sagas. On time every day, and gave 100% all day (4 day tour). Great hotel and food recommendations, all her stops were wonderful and customizable to what we wanted. Her vehicle was great, spacious and wifi equipped so we could check emails at home while riding! Overall we (4 of us) were thrilled with her and would not hesitate to use her again! Easily worth her fee.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mike, thank you very much for the visit to Iceland. It was a pleasure to take you, Steve, patty and Shelley around. My best winter greetings to you all. I'm already looking forward to meeting you again!

Aoife O'Connor

Ireland
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Tour: Two Days for O'Connor, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Oct 16/15

Just returned from a wonderful trip to Iceland, which was due to our accomplished,warm & most interesting guide, Gudrun-Helga whom we would like to highly recommend to other tourists. She showed us the Golden Circle and the South Coast over two days. She made these routes a fascinating experience because of her in-depth knowledge of geology, history &folklore. She has a great sense of humour, was accomodating, flexible &highly professional. She looked after us v well & we'd recommend her to everyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Aiofe, thank you very much for the visit to Iceland. I loved showing you around and I'm happy to know that you enjoyed it. I would definitely love taking you around if you ever come back to Iceland.

Marty Johnson

United States
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Tour: Wool and Golden Circle tour, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Oct 3/15

We had many changes due to airline problems, weather, and other issues. Gudrun rearranged our trip several times streamlining the original plan and allowing us to still see everything we desired. She communicates beautifully and is very knowledgeable about her country. We will definitely hire her again when we come back!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marty, thank you very much for the visit to Iceland. It was great to meet you and your wife and a pleasure to take you around. I will be happy to see you again!

Howard Kramer

United States
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Tour: #1643, Private Iceland tour: Very easy hiking with local guide, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Aug 29/15

The area and mountain are interesting and a short ride from Reykjavik. The walk over lava fields provides unique scenery. One note of caution, however, and that is the hike may be very easy for seasoned hikers, but for casual tourists I would rate it as moderate in difficulty as the mountain climb is somewhat steep.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Howard for pointing this out. I have already changed the information about the tour, it's now rated as moderate.

Howard Kramer

United States
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Tour: Walking tour of Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Aug 28/15

Gudrun is a knowledgeable and friendly guide. She lets you decide what part of Reykjavik you want to see, and then she guides you through it with insight.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Howard!

Kathy Richter

United States
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Tour: Reykjavik Sightseeing and Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Aug 15/15

Gudrun was a fantastic tour guide. She tailored our tour, so we could experience everything that we wanted in a short amount of time. I highly recommend booking a tour with her. She is very knowledgable and a pleasure to work with.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! It was great to take you around!

Cheryl Hunt

United States
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Tour: Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Aug 7/15

Thank you again for the fabulous 2 days & night in Iceland. The itinerary we established turned out PERFECTLY. Thank you again for your professionalism, knowledge, dedication, passion, and excitement to show us the wonders of Iceland. Your expert vision was just what I had dreamed it would be. My husband and I couldn't have had a better tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cheryl, it was a pleasure to take you around!

Khalid Alsubai

Qatar
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Tour: Six Day Tours in Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Jul 30/15

Thank you for your cooperation and for being such a memorable tour guide. Also, for the unique adventures that we will always remember. You have done more than enough to help us enjoy the great scenery and the Icelandic volcanic nature. It was a exceedingly helpful, well organised, friendly and knowledgable guide. We apologise for any inconvenience. We really enjoyed having you as a tour guide and we highly recommend it.We can't imagine our morning tomorrow without you

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Khalid and family, thank you very much for your visit to Iceland. I enjoyed taking you around!

Bonnie Elozory

United States
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Tour: Four days in Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Jul 25/15

We could never have seen as much, been able to ask so many questions or had nearly so relaxing a time if we hadn't hired Gudrun Helga. She adjusted to our every need, incorporating new things into our itinerary as she discovered our interests. She was flexible, very informative and intelligent and most importantly fun to spend time with. Her van is huge and comfortable. She is very connected to Iceland giving good information about any subject. Our guide made our trip to Iceland fun and memorable.Perfect

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bonnie, thank you very much for the visit to Iceland. I enjoyed taking you around and spending my time with you. I would love to take you around if you ever decide to come back to Iceland!

Ronald Tschetter

United States
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Tour: #2253, Private tour of the Reykjanes peninsula, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Jul 7/15

Gudrun Helga was fantastic! She showed us an awesome day of the real Iceland. Very knowledgable and accommodating.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ronald. Thank you for the visit to Iceland. It was great to get the chance to take you around. Hope to see you some day back to Iceland. All my best to you all! Gudrun Helga

Sean L.

Coalcliff, NSW, Australia
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Tour: Golden Circle, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Jun 30/15

Gudrun gave us a fantastic insight into her wonderful country. Outstanding tour....10 stars if I could give them.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh, you are so sweet, thank you very much. It was a great pleasure to take you around!

George Obst

United States
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Tour: 2015-06-21 - George Obst 5 - Golden circle, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Jun 21/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Pamela Repussard

France
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Tour: #17288, Life in the suburbs, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Jun 8/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!!

Tracy Grossman

United States
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Tour: Walking Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: May 18/15

Gudrun was an interesting, informed guide who was comfortable improvising as we went to tailor the tour to our interests.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tracy, it was such a pleasure to take you and your husband around and tell you about life in Reykjavik. I always enjoy taking my guests around Iceland showing all the important places and the beautiful nature. If you ever come back to Iceland please feel free to contact me, I would be so happy to take you around.

Catherine Zurn

capistrano beach, CA, United States
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Tour: #49729, Private Northern Lights Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Mar 5/15

We were sorry the clouds prevented us from seeing the northern lights although Gudrun tried her best to find some open sky. We appreciated the snack and hot tea she brought along for the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Catherine, I am sorry that the lights didn't appear. Mother Nature is in control of the lights so the only thing we can do is to cooperate with her and do our best to be in the right place at the right time.

Sue C.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #49729, Private Northern Lights Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Feb 26/15

Our main reason for visiting Iceland was to see the Northern Lights. We went out with Gudrun on the Thursday evening but despite a whole evening's vigil failed to see the Lights, however Gudrun took us to two or three interesting sites which we explored in the dark, so the evening was not wasted. Two nights later we tried again and this time the Lights appeared to order - an amazing display! We really appreciated Gudrun's determination that we should see the Lights if it was at all possible.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sue. Thank you very much. I enjoyed taking you around!

Maureen Bradbury

Canada
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Tour: #17288, Life in the suburbs, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Oct 8/14

We had an excellent tour and Gudrun-Helga was willing to discuss and be open on anything that caught our interest. We even stopped in at the local fish market to see what was on offer (our suggestion). If you want to understand about the real Iceland and the way folks live this is an excellent tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the visit to Iceland. It was my pleasure to take you around!

Karen Hoelzle

United States
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Tour: Golden Express, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Sep 29/14

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!

Gary Rath

Custer, SD, United States
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Tour: Customized tour for Gary Rath and co, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Aug 19/14

Punctual and efficient in all regards. Knowledge of the area was superb and she was flexible to our requests. Everything we expected.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Gary. It was my honour and great pleasure to take you around!

David G.

United States
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Tour: South Shore and Golden Circle, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Jul 26/14

Just great Guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! :)

Stuart James

United Kingdom
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Tour: #77855, Golden Circle, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Feb 24/14

Excellent trip and coped admirably with special needs child.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the visit to Iceland!

Stuart James

United Kingdom
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Tour: #49729, Private Northern Lights Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Feb 22/14

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! :)

Kathryn Fisher

United States
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Tour: #3939, Volcanoes on the South Coast, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Dec 27/13

We had a great tour and Gudrun provided great service. Would not hesitate to book with her again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. Happy New Year to you all!

Linda Sacks

United States
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Tour: Reykjavik for Linda Sacks, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Sep 9/13

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful, comprehensive tour of Reykjavik city, as well as travel outside the city to see the picturesque beauty of Iceland's volcanoes, lakes and bubbling, colorful hot springs Gudrun is an accomplished tour guide; she clearly loves her hometown. And best of all, I have gained an Icelandic friend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! It was my pleasure to take you around. :)

Brigid Foster

United States
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Tour: Golden Circle, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Mar 17/13

The tour was amazing. Gudrun was fantastic. She is so knowledgeable about the landscape, history and folklore of Iceland. We had a wonderful tour and would absolutely book with her again. It was a treat to experience Iceland with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Brigid. Best regards to you and your friends!

Brigid Foster

United States
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Tour: #49729, Private Northern Lights Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Mar 16/13

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Jern Foong Teo

Malaysia
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Tour: Northern Lights tour, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Feb 13/13

sharp to pick up and responsible .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! :)

Jern Foong Teo

Malaysia
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Tour: Golden Circle, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Feb 13/13

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! :)

David Pengelly

United Kingdom
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Tour: Northern Lights tour, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Feb 7/13

Gudrun took us to the best viewing areas to catch a glimpse of the Northern lights. Her commentary was clear, interesting and gave us great insight to the local area, the traditions and the folklore associated with the lights. It was a pleasure to be with Gudrun for the evening of the 7th and I would have no hesitation in recommending her for others visiting Iceland. thanks Gudrun!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! Good luck to you all!

Klaus Dannenbauer

Germany
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Tour: Reykjavik and the South Coast, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Jan 7/13

It was my first travel to Iceland and for my first day here I booked Gudrun as guide for one day. She made a very good plan for the day and it was so much informative and a good experience. Thanks for the excursion and Patience. Kind regards Klaus

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My pleasure!

Deborah Bowler

United States
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Tour: #2254, Private tour of Snaefellsnes - glacier and national park, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Aug 23/12

In a lovely place between the Big Bus tours and the do-it-yourself Lonely Planet approach sits Tours by Locals in Iceland. It's like having a gracious, discerning, knowledgeable, candid, and flexible host personalize your experience. At my request, we even visited Halldor Laxness' house outside Reykjavik which wasn't part of the tour at all. Wonderful day! Best money I ever spent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! It was a pleasure to take you around!

Christiane Kolc

United States
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Tour: Hot new lava tour, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Aug 20/12

She is great! I would Strongly recommend her for your next tour . She exceed our expectations and gave us an amazing experience in Iceland.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh, thank you! You are so kind! :)