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“Fantastic South Coast Tour”

Iceland Guided Tours
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US$ 113.10*
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Guided Day Trip to Golden Circle from Reykjavik by Minibus
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US$ 190.10*
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Golden Circle & Northern Lights package
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US$ 209.35*
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Golden Circle & Whale watching tour
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Owner description: IG Tours offer a variety of different day tours to all the major highlights of Icelandic nature and sightseeing locations. We also offer private tours for groups and families. All our Scheduled tours are operated in mini buses, groups are small and the service we provide is more personal.
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

We did not use this small, family based tour company until our last day in Iceland, and we are sorry we didn't find it earlier. It was wonderful to travel in a small group of 13 with our knowledgeable and personable guide, Helgi. He made even the travel time interesting and fun with his fascinating facts and wonderful Icelandic stories. He answered every question our very diverse group of 13 asked and often checked on the group's desire for stops and stop length. On top of it all, the South Coast is very different from the Golden Circle most tourists visit, and this day certainly added to our broader picture of Iceland.

You will not go wrong booking with this small company--skilled, passionate guides and small groups at the price you would pay at the big tour companies. Thanks Helgi for our memorable day. We thoroughly enjoyed the South Coast and our day with you!

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Reviewed 25 March 2012

I went on both the Golden Circle and the South Coast tours with IG Tours in late February 2012. Both were excellent days out with lots of knowledge imparted. However I'd like to single out Helgi, who was our driver on the South Coast tour, as a really fantastic guide. He not only told us about the sights we were seeing but shared many insights about modern Icelandic culture and politics as well as Icelandic history and was happy to fully discuss any question we brought up - it made the time during the drive really fly by. He was great fun and climbed up onto the glacier with us as the grand finale of the trip. One thing I appreciated was that he made a point of showing us the crack in the earth from an earthquake which runs right through one of the rest stops, covered with plexiglass - we had not been told about that by the guide when we stopped there the previous day. Thanks Helgi!

4  Thank Nora B
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Reviewed 21 March 2012

My girlfriend and I just finished a Golden Circle tour in Iceland with IGTours and could not be more impressed! We have had a couple tours with some of the bigger companies in Iceland, and IGTours is definitely the way to go if you want knowledgeable tour guides, who speak English you can easily understand, and a small tour group. We rode around in a small van, which was certainly not luxurious but not uncomfortable by any means, and were given plenty of time at each site. The small nature of the tour made it easier to see things, as you were not jumping out of a van with 40 other people. Our tour guide was named Addy and she did an amazing job! We learned more from her than we did the other three tours combined. I would definitely recommend IGTours to anyone looking for a tour in Iceland.

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Reviewed 17 March 2012

Went on Golden Circle Tour with Odin and Northern Lights with Johann. Both were excellent. We wanted to go in a small group for the chance to see more informally. The guides were friendly, funny, helpful and knowledgeable. Very warm experience in a brrrrrr.... cold country which made our short break. We saw ther crowds picked up from the hotel in the Reyykjavik Excursions buses (which of course are good too - very reliable and friendly. But we were so pleased to escape the large tours. We stopped a few times for photos, coffee, cake and comfort breaks. Very well paced. Oh yes we saw the Northern Lights with Johann and he took all of our photos for free which made our day. If you go to see the Lights take a tripod and a torch so you can read your camera settings! Top tip -the lamb soup at Gulfoss is to die for!

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Reviewed 14 March 2012

IG Tours was fantastic, I highly recommend them for the personalised service and additional flexibility of a smaller group (they can change the order of which sights they go to avoid the big tour buses and are happy to stop at extra things on the way).

We arranged it at short notice (our photo tour with Tony Prower was cancelled that same morning) and Odin managed to find space for us on his Golden Circle Tour. We enjoyed the day so much that we then also went with IG Tours for the South Coast Tour the following day. Both tours were excellent.

Our tour guides on both days (Odin the owner and Johan) were friendly and extremely knowledgeable - they provided interesting and relevant commentary throughout the day. Also, the weather was terrible on the Saturday (snow and ice on the roads) but Odin instilled confidence in his driving skills and drove very carefully through the weather.

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