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Out travelers discovered Iceland with our local agency: here's what they thought about us!
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Maria and Trevor
England
November 2014

Hi Trent,
Back in England. Hotel gave us an apartment such a luxury for our last night. Ice cave was a real treat in the conditions amazing that he got us down one at all fantastic man I wouldn't have gone down with anyone I felt lacked the experience he obviously has! Thanks for an amazing trip without your personal care and excellent planning we would not have had such a carefree time! Thanks,

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Chad
October 2014

Hi Trent,
Thanks so much for putting the package together for us. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday, and even the weather co-operated for the better part of our stay. Will be sure to write a Thank you comment on your facebook page. Special mentions go to Hotel A near Reykjolt and Hotel Selið near Hvolsvollur - they were wonderful (everything - the rooms and the service and the location). Regards,

 
Lynne & Philip
Australia
August 2014

Hi Trent,
This is a note to thank you so much for arranging a really wonderful trip for Philip and I around Iceland during July. We really enjoyed the whole experience and we are very grateful and impressed by the well organised and informative itinerary that we followed. We were totally amazed by the drama of the landscapes that we experienced each day and have sung the praises of Iceland to friends and I am sure there will be some other interested Australians giving Iceland a lot of thought in their travel plans. If I have the chance, I will definitely recommend Iceland Like A Local for people to contact if they want a well organised and informative trip. The accommodations that you arranged for us were very good and the Foss Hotel Vatnajokull in Hofn was very special. Coming to comfortable accommodation at the end of a long day's driving is very important. We did feel that driving in 28 kms to Hof i Vatnsdalur after a very long day was difficult but the people were very pleasant so in the morning, we were more appreciative of the beautiful countryside surrounding the farm. We enjoyed the car that was supplied and it did take us a little while to get used to driving on the roads but they were fine and well maintained. After Iceland we flew to Longyearbeyen in Svalbard and enjoyed a cruise on a small ship SS Malmo and had a great time there too. Thank you again Trent for your assistance in making our Icelandic experience so good. I am sorry that I didn't have the opportunity to come to your office to say g'day. Best wishes,

 
Tom
July 2014

Hi Trent,
Sorry for not writing to you sooner, but work and life got in the way. Firstly I would like to thank you and your company for the professional way that you organised our walking holiday. We all had a fantastic time and the country side and Vistas were spectacular. Our guide Ursula was a very engaging and a fantastic guide with a deep knowledge of the Topography and the environment and Geology. She took great care to make sure that we were safe on our walks and that we were duly provisioned with treats for our days in the mountains. Her ability to organise an evening meal for us in difficult and busy conditions after a hard days walking was greatly appreciated by all. The Various transport companies that you used were again very professional and knowledgeable in the way that they took care of us both in Airport transfer and Golden circle tour and when were were up in the highlands with Boci. I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend your company to our walking group or to give a testimonial on your part. Regards,

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Patrick, Eliza, & Cameron
USA
June 2014

Godan Gag Trent!
We are back in the US reflecting fondly on our great adventure in Iceland. My daughter and her boyfriend really got into it as navigators making the most of your well planned itinerary. We didn't hit every point of interest, but we did pretty well. The places you had us stay were all interesting and hospitable with their own character. The activities you lined us up with suited our needs well. We especially liked the people at the horse riding, very gracious and fun. We felt like we really got a taste of Icelandic life there. For Eliza and Cameron a favorite was the remote local hot spring. Thank you for working with us on this and for your careful organization. The travel packet was complete and very helpful. We are grateful for the service you provided. Takk Fyrir!
Thanks again.

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Anthony
Australia
April 2014

Hi Trent,
just to let you know that the Sunna hostel was great and the breakfast very good. You could not want more. The whale tour was great got to see a lot of animals, also a nice boat with a great crew. The lava cave tour was good fun got to see se nice things, and the guide was good fun and new there stuff. Never got to do the hot spring swim because we ran out of time but that is fine. Anyway it was very good, top marks for every thing! I will be back again! Thanks mate, Anthony.

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Nathanael
March 2014

Dear Trent,
My family and I would just like to say thank you. The itinerary you had arranged was excellent and the service providers you had hired were of utmost professionalism. We had a really wonderful time in Iceland and are completely sold on returning. Thank you again. Best regards,

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Tom
England
October 2013

Hi Trent,
I had a brilliant time! Quite a few late nights but purely self inflicted, lots of places to visit and things to do! In retrospect probably shouldn't have tried to do quite so much, but still a truly lovely country great experience and really nice to have the road book and not have to try and work it out as I went along!
Not a lot of feedback to give beyond that!
Thank you again for doing all the organising!

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Peter and family
England
September 2013

Trent,
Just a note to say thank you for a fabulous holiday. We were lucky with the weather and simply loved Iceland in every way - the scenery, the lack of people, the roads (especially the fords!), the hotels were all terrific. We were looking for puffins all week and on the last couple of days saw thousands. We didn't brave the thermal springs but that's cos we wouldn't have been able to get out of the water, and the wind was a bit too strong to tempt us out on the water for whale watching, but that just gives us a reason to come back again to explore the north of the island in a couple of years or so.
Many thanks.

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Claire
England
August 2013

Hi Trent,
We are back in the UK and enjoying a bit of warm sunshine after our week in Iceland!
Just wanted to say thank you for sorting out the details of a great holiday - we all loved it! What an amazing place and so easy to get around and see things. Our summerhouse was particularly lovely and a great place to do day trips around the area. The trip to the glacier national park was well worth the kms - all amazed by the iceberg lagoon - the only disappointment was the shocking weather while we were there which meant we couldn't stand the thought of the boat trip in the driving rain.
We really hope to be back some day.
Best wishes

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Ronan
Ireland
August 2013

Hi Trent,
I'm sure it was a very hectic summer for you and bet you are glad that it's now over. We had a fantastic trip and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. I once again would like to thank you and your company for an extremely pleasant experience. I would have no hesitation with recommending the trip to any of my friends.
Kind regards

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Marney
USA
June 2013

Hi Trent,
You couldn't have reached us if you tried we were totally and blissfully off the grid! We love Iceland!!!
Thank you for a fantastic trip! You did an exceptional job putting our package together. We enjoyed the variety of accommodations, itineraries and suggestions for sights to see. We felt welcomed and well cared for - everywhere we went! The information you included helped us prepare for the trip (climate/clothing, groceries/meals, customs, etc). Every day was a wonderful adventure! Believe it or not, but the days weren't long enough!
Best wishes and many thanks,

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Eric & Barbara
Brighton
January 2013

Dear Myriam,
We have just returned to Brighton to the snow and the cold, (even chillier than Iceland !! ) but with wonderful memories of our long weekend in Reykjavik. The service you provided was of excellent quality. We were very pleased with the quality of our accommodations and the warm welcome we received there. We had several concerns about visiting Iceland in wintertime before leaving that turned out to be unfounded. We were worried we would not see daylight the whole time.
All of our transfers were on time. Your itinerary was lovely and perfect for us and we will definitely put our next holiday to Iceland in your hands again.
Cordially,

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Oscar
Nashville, Tennessee
October 2011

Hello Iceland!
Great vacation. A fair amount of time spent on the bus, on short hikes and guided treks. Olafur, our guide, was great, very patient and encouraging when we would run out of steam. A big thanks to Matthew as well for the specificity of his information and his availability during our trip. I will gladly recommend Iceland like a Local to friends.
Only one regret, not having visited the fjords of the North West. I guess I'll just have to come back.

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Andrew & Sarah
Calgary
August 2011

Hello Myriam,
The itinerary for our custom trip to the South of Iceland was reflective of our email and Skype exchanges. Myriam's deep knowledge of the country inspired confidence in us. She understood right away the kind of trip we wanted. And during the trip she was very efficient in organising activities for an extra day at the last minute. A truly extraordinary vacation in a country full of surprises and interesting inhabitants.
Thanks again to Myriam.

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Becky, Tory & Abby
Winchester, Massachusetts
July 2011

Hello Myriam,
Just a little email to thank you for throwing together a great trip for us on such short notice. The three of us had an incredible vacation. No negatives, besides the one day of rain that was obviously not your fault! It goes without saying that we will be recommending you to anyone we know interested in travelling to Iceland.

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Aleksandr & Elena
Omsk
September 2010

Hello to everyone,
The trip met our expectations and was reasonably priced. Very good recommendations for driving through Iceland's heartland. The roadbook they provided had good tips for fording the rivers without stress.
Thanks again.

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Charles & Cassidy
Cork
August 2010

Dear Iceland like a Local,
Our self drive tour was really great and everything went very well, from the greeting at the Keflavik airport to the Blue Lagoon excursion (thanks for the suggestion) on the last day. Even the weather was good; on a 15 day trip we had only two days of rain. We came back with a tan that shamed all the people who went on a beach holiday! The option of renting a little flat in Reykjavik was great. It allowed us to really experience the capital and to go on nearby short breaks (whale watching!!). We will always remember those beautiful sunsets over the volcanoes of the central highlands. We will likely be back in spring to do some bird watching.
See you soon.

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Oliver & Nathalie
Montreal
July 2010

Competant and available representatives. Flawless organization and a roadbook full of useful advice. Meteorological issues prevented our excursion to the d'Ingolfshodi peninsula South of Vatnajökull. After a quick stop in your office, it was reimbursed without a problem. Thank you for everything.

 
Nicole, Alan, Pete & Julia
Galway
July 2010

We did the tour of the island and we were never bored. A varied and magical trip. The beauty of Iceland's changing landscapes surprised and impressed us as well as the kindness of Icelanders despite the language barrier! An itinerary we recommend to anyone who loves to drive long distances and watch panoramas go by. We hope to come again to discover the center of Iceland.

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Theo & Anna
Tucson, Arizona
January 2010

Hello all,
A magical destination for the new year.
We were a little worried about heading to such a different destination despite your excellent information and advice. But Iceland won us over in every way. The Christmas decorations in Reykjavik, the science fiction like geothermal activity, the comfortable guesthouses, the stunning landscapes under the snow. We experienced very unpredictable but totally manageable weather (from 14 to 46 degrees). We also got the feeling that Icelanders are easier to get to know in low tourist season. We met some great people.
Se you soon (in the summer).

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