I know, I know. I’ve been bad and I haven’t been updating the walking tour diary like I should. Have you ever tried running your own company, managing two blogs and trying to have a personal life? If you have you know the hole I writing this from.
So far this year has been pretty brilliant tour wise, I never thought I’d have so many guests in January and February and I sure didn’t anticipate having many days sold out. Thanks gang for booking my tour. No really!
The weather has mostly cooperated with us so far, we’ve only had to cancel one tour because of a storm warning, and I’m happy that people almost without exceptions come well prepared for the cold. Good job everyone!
Because I didn’t have a tour today I thought I’d just share with you some of the comments we’ve been getting on Tripadvisor lately. I can’t explain how much it means to me that people are so happy with what we’re doing here. .
“Wonderful Start to a Wonderful Trip”
It is hard to add to a review with a nearly 100% excellent rating other than to say that the previous reviewers got it right. This tour was affordable and informative, it really set the tone for our trip and is a wonderful use of your time for the first few hours of your stay in Iceland. I highly recommend taking this tour in your first days as it will open your eyes to things you want to investigate further and places you never thought about. They mean it when they say small group size and I think it is what sets them apart!
“Feel at home”
Auður's tour is something special. She knows the usual tourist info, but what she adds is the love of her home which she passes on. It was like being taken round by a very knowledgeable friend. She left you feeling like you really knew the place, rather than just knowing the tourist bits. Our only regret was that the tour wasn't the minute we arrived in Reykjavik as she had so many useful tips. She is a fantastic ambassador for her country. Highly recommended.
“Enjoyable tour, knowledgable guide, Reykjavik from a locals view”
It was an cold, windy, and at times rainy day when our party of four met Auður for our tour. After managing to prove that we were completely unable to pronounce her name properly she proceeded to guide us through the city showing us historical landmarks, good restaurants, place to shop (and places not to shop), and a great introduction to some of the unique neighborhoods that probably would not have been on other tours.
Auður was a fantastic guide, charming, knowledgeable, and very flexible. She gave us the tour we wanted rather than delivering a "canned" tour. I suspect that every tour is a little different, guided by the interests of the people on the tour. I can't recommend her highly enough. We would take another tour with her when we go back to Reykjavik.