Skip the large buses and book a private tour. It was about $600 us dollars and the tour lasted about 8-9 hours. Our guide was Christian who was just great! He was born and raised in Iceland so had a lot of great information to share. He took us to a dairy farm as well in addition to see the Icelandic horses. I would recommend this tour and ask for Christian!
Wow. 4 bookings all on time with good drivers for 6 of us, (family with adult children and their partners), arriving at different times and combining for a private and customised Golden Circle tour with a drop off to the Secret Lagoon. None of us would have driven the snow covered mountain roads and been able to see all that we packed in on the Saturday. Thor drove us around telling us stories about growing up in Iceland and local legends. He allocated enough time at each stop so that we arrived at the lagoon in time. The bookings included pick up from the airport on the Friday and returns on the Sunday and again on the Monday. Everything went like clockwork - well done to all and Carlos and his admin. The snow covered and stormy scenery is stunning and Thor said we must return mid summer to see the difference. On the cards with Snaeland in the future.
Highly recommend using this company for tours. The guide (think his name was Kari?) was soo knowledgable and humorous it made the 3 day tour fun and exciting as well as learning about Icelandic history. The time between sights were ideal and were often back at the coach before we needed to.
Would definitely use this tour service again when i next return to Iceland.
I was traveling alone to Iceland and I didn't want to deal with taking the bus, then catching a smaller bus -- I wanted to get picked up and go straight to my hotel so I chose Snaeland Travel.
First, my flight was 4 hours late into Iceland. When I arrived, Snaeland Travel had a taxi driver waiting for me with a sign with my name on it. It was so nice that they watched my flight and had someone there waiting for me when I landed. I really appreciated that!
My pick-up didn't go as smooth but the way it was handled was great. I went out to wait before the scheduled time and when the driver wasn't there at the pick-up time, I called the number on my reservation and even though it was early in the morning, my phone call was answered immediately. Snaeland checked out why my driver wasn't there and found out there was a mix-up on the pick-up location. Snaeland immediately sent a private taxi to pick me up. I only had to wait 5-10 minutes and I got to the airport when I thought I would.
My only comment for improvement would be to be more clear about where the driver will pick you up on return to the airport. The document they e-mailed me said Harpa Bus stop 5, then the name of the hotel I was staying at. I was unsure if I was going to be picked up at the hotel or the bus stop which was directly across the street.
I loved Iceland and hope to go back next year. I will be contacting Snaeland Travel again!
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