Arrive as a customer, leave as a friend
IGTours - Iceland Guided Tours
When I was young, I travelled the world on a shoestring. Partly out of desire to just go where the wind took me, but mostly out of financial necessity. I read everything I could get my hands on about the country I was visiting and amassed volumes of travel books and guides. While this mode of travel is still valid, in looking back, I can’t help but wonder what I may have missed.
I say this because suddenly all my cherished beliefs about independent travel came crashing down when I was invited to go on a tour to the south coast with Iceland Guided Tours.
This was my first proper tour in Iceland. I had read somewhere that seeing Iceland without a tour guide was like leaving your glasses at home—and I would have to say that I wholeheartedly agree. It was wonderful to be able to leave the driving to someone else, so I could just relax and enjoy the constantly changing weather and landscape as it unfolded before us. Our driver/guide was bursting with interesting
knowledge about the area, not only about what we were seeing, but a whole lot of insider information that the guidebook writers know precious little about.
Iceland Guided Tours is run by a husband and wife team Óðinn and Addý, who are long time tour guides themselves. All their guides are handpicked for their thorough knowledge of the country and ability to deliver with wit and insight, in nearly flawless English.
The little extras that make the difference
Small groups and personal service are the hallmarks of IGTours, using comfortable mini-buses that take no more than 16 passengers at a time, assuring you of a relaxing, flexible tour led by knowledgeable and friendly guides. With a passion for excellence, IGTours provide airport transfers, cruise ship pick-ups and can organise private tours for families and individuals by super jeep, private car, or even by helicopter to any destination in Iceland of your choice.
There is only one question that remains...now that I have been with IGTours, shall I toss out the guide books?