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


Michelle Francis

United States
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Tour: #154423, Tasting for the Bold and the Brave, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Jan 3/20

WOW! What a great guide. She met us inside the church and allowed us to see inside, telling us about the important Psalms that were written in Iceland. Gudrun was so willing to tailor our tour so that we didn't only eat, we learned the history along the way. The kids loved the storied of the Yule Lads and it really brought Icelandic culture to life. We felt that our friend was touring us around the city she loved.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michelle - Thank you for the blushingly good review. I am very happy that you and your kids loved my tour. Hope you get a lot of great and safe travelling in 2020!

Jill Kiviat

United States
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Tour: #3939, Glaciers, Volcanoes and Waterfalls Private Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Sep 16/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jill!

Colleen Teeple

United States
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Tour: City Sighseeing Driving Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Sep 11/19

Helga was a wonderful guide for us. We were extremely tired from our flight and she totally understood this. She took us to many places around the city and her knowledge is amazing. We would recommend her to anyone that we know who might be coming to Iceland.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Colleen, thank you for the amazing review. I loved taking you around. Enjoy your trip!

Jodi Sanders

United States
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Tour: #77855, Golden Circle Private Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Sep 10/19

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 Thompson

United States
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Tour: #49729, Private Northern Lights Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Aug 31/19

We were so impressed by how diligently and intelligently Gudrun Helga pursued our opportunities to see the northern lights. She worked very hard to make sure we saw them and was tenacious in ensuring that we had a great view and left with some awesome photos. We highly recommend taking this tour with her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cindy for the understanding and cooperation during the northern lights tour. Your tour was very early in the northern lights season so we had to leave late in the evening because of the bright summer evenings. We got to see the lights so the "harvest" was nice. Glad to know that you appreciated the tour!

Cyndi Thompson

United States
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Tour: #77855, Golden Circle Private Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Aug 31/19

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 Miller

United States
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Tour: #77855, Golden Circle Private Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Aug 21/19

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!

Cuauhtemoc Chamorro

United States
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Tour: Golden Circle Express Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Aug 19/19

Helga took us on an awesome tour worthy of this magnificent place. From Golden Circle favorites like Waterfall Gullfoss to lesser known areas like Reykjanesta where the North-Atlantic Ridge rises out of the sea we were stunned by the epic landscape. We couldn't think of a better way to experience this incredible landscape and highly recommend her. Wow. A++

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tom, Lisa and children. Thank you very much for the nice review, I enjoyed taking you around. Have a great trip to Akureyri!

Benjamin Baskin

United States
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Tour: #77855, Golden Circle Private Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Aug 13/19

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!

Barbara Nadler

United States
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Tour: #266459, Reykjavik City Private Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Aug 11/19

Helga was very professional and constantly kept us informed about our plans. She willingly customized the plan and gave us an excellent recommendation for dinner for our free night in Reykjavik. She picked us up at The Blue Lagoon and included stops along the way into Reykjavik, our final destination with her. We especially enjoyed touring some of the neighborhoods surrounding the City and a visit to the Cultural Center was a highlight. Once we got to Reykjavik, we were better able to navigate.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barbara, thank you for the tour and the four stars. As an independent guide my goal is always to deliver a 100% performance so it would be very helpful to get comments on how I can improve my guidance and my services in order to get 5 stars. All the best, Gudrun Helga

Hillary Taylor Keller

United States
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Tour: #77855, Golden Circle Private Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Aug 4/19

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!

Ann C.

United States
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Tour: Golden Circle and South Coast Private Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Aug 2/19

Fabulous tour. Gudrun designed a custom overnight tour for us (4 adults) that included all our must sees as well as several "surprises" that were delightful. We had several exchanges before our trip with recommendations and options to maximize our limited time and to select venues to fit our budgets and interests/physical capabilities. Great Introduction to Iceland with lots of interesting commentary Highly recommended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ann, it's always nice to have the time and flexibility to show my guests something more than just what's on the itinerary. I am very happy to learn that you liked it. Thank you for the great company and cooperation during the tour. It was my pleasure to show you around. Welcome back to Iceland any time!

Kenneth Tintorri

United States
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Tour: #77855, Golden Circle Private Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Jul 30/19

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 Gibney

United States
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Tour: Glacier Lagoon Express for Rain Gibney, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Jul 24/19

This was a 14+ hour day, but the south coast of Iceland and Glacier Lagoon/Diamond Beach are not to be missed! My group of 8 agreed that it was our favorite thing we saw in Iceland, so it was well worth the time spent on the road. Throughout the long day, Gudrún remained happy. She struck a good balance between being informative, entertaining, and quiet. We stopped at various natural wonders on the way to and from Glacier Lagoon, which broke up the trip nicely. I highly recommend this tour and Gudrun!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rain, I am happy to hear that you liked the tour. Please say hello to everyone in your family. It was great to meet you all here in Iceland.

Rain Gibney

United States
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Tour: #77855, Golden Circle Private Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Jul 23/19

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!

Teresa MacGregor

Qatar
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Tour: #646466, The Viking Parliament Private Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Jun 23/19

If you do not have much time, but still want to see an amazing piece of Iceland's history -- not to mention its cool geography -- then this is the tour for you. Gudrun is a friendly and knowledgeable guide and an excellent driver.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Teresa.

Nancy Lewis

United States
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Tour: #3939, Glaciers, Volcanoes and Waterfalls Private Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Jun 21/19

Gudrun gave us a fun and memorable tour of the southern coast! We experienced an Icelandic glacier (vastly different from those in Glacier Nat'l Park or Alaska), visited several interesting villages, saw waterfalls - even walked under one, and were fascinated by spectacular vistas of volcanic rock formations & beaches all day. She took us to a beautiful cave for a surprise I won't give away ... you must experience it with her. I only wish we had another day to take a foodie tour with Gudrun! Excellent +!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nancy and Wayne, thank you for the great review. I am very happy that you enjoyed your tour with me. Special moments need unique surprises and I am glad you liked it. Maybe you'll be back some day and then I can take you on a food tour. Safe travels!

Nancy Lewis

United States
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Tour: #77855, Golden Circle Private Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Jun 20/19

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!

Tatiana Lavalle

Mexico
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Tour: #77855, Golden Circle Private Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Jun 17/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tatiana. Please give my best regards to your family.

Tatiana Lavalle

Mexico
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Tour: #3939, Glaciers, Volcanoes and Waterfalls Private Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Jun 16/19

The tour was excellent, especially because of Helga since she is an excelent, gentle, Kind and very knowledgable guide. The vehicle was very confortable. We enjoyed a lot the experience. No doubt that she has all the attributes of a well prepared and versed tour guide. Therefore We give her a 5 star rating.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tatiana and family from Mexico, thank you very much for the 5 star rating and the great comment. It was my great pleasure and honor to take you around.

Wayland Snookie P.

Wilson, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
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Tour: #17288, Meet the Locals Private Walking Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Jun 14/19

Great tour by a great tour guide. This was an "off the beaten path" tour to get a real sense of how the real residents live in a typical neighborhood around Reykjavik: where they shop, where they eat, where they go to school, where they recreate, … highlighted by a visit to the community center to meet local residents. A fascinating "non-touristy" tour with interesting insights to the local issues and challenges both economy and political. Gudrun is enthusiastic advocate for Iceland and it shows!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the nice review. It was a great pleasure to take you on this tour!

Randy Sandrik

United States
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Tour: #77855, Thingvellir Private Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Jun 8/19

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!

Brittany Burger

United States
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Tour: #266459, Private Reykjavik Sightseeing Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Jun 8/19

Helga was absolutely wonderful! Very flexible, very accommodating, knew all the best shops and restaurants! Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Brittany. Please feel free to contact me if you decide to come back to Iceland - I'd love to help you with that. Warmest regards to Donna. Have a great summer!

Nancy Rowe

United States
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Tour: #77855, Golden Circle Private Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Jun 7/19

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!

John Crase

Australia
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Tour: #2253, Untamed Nature Reykjanes Private Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Jun 1/19

Provided a tour tailored to our needs, with good commentary

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John. Hoipe you enjoy the rest of your stay in Iceland!

Tom Moser

United States
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Tour: #77855, Golden Circle Private Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: May 20/19

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 Donnelly

United States
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Tour: #77855, Golden Circle Private Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: May 7/19

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!

Charles Michael Brill

United States
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Tour: #2254, Snaefellsjokull National Park Private Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Apr 23/19

Another great tour.... I'd highly recommend her for a day trip or a week trip to Iceland!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mike for the great recommendation. Have a safe trip back home!

Larry Girard

Canada
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Tour: #77855, Golden Circle Private Tour, Reykjavik, Iceland    view tour
Date: Apr 22/19

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!

Charles Michael Brill

United States
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Tour: 4 Days along the South Coast of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Apr 19/19

Gudrun was the best. She is knowledgeable, and worked hard to make sure everything was enjoyable for us!!! She even went after dinner each evening to clean the van so it would be perfect for the next day... above and beyond service!!! We are already recommending her to our friends who are in the planning stages of there trip to Iceland.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mike, thank you so much for the nice review and for recommending me to your friend. It is a great pleasure to travel with you, I love you all!


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