Very pleased and a big thank you to Sofia in her prompt responses to our initial queries. We are truly satisfied customers
We don't like to brag about ourselves, so here are some nice things our travellers had to say.
Very pleased and a big thank you to Sofia in her prompt responses to our initial queries. We are truly satisfied customers
Everything was well prepared and organized. The rental car and accommodations exceeded our expectations.The dinners were wonderful and the hotel hosts were very welcoming and friendly. Cecelia was always available to answer questions. We had a remarkable time and the tour and also reserved extra accommodations for us as we didn't start the tour at the Arlanda airport but came by train from Gothenburg. We were so pleased to have travelled through the Swedish countryside and this was the best part of our time in Sweden!
A trip of a lifetime for us The communication between Nordic Visitor and us was great. Irja was very good at responding to any and all e-mails sent. The people who worked at the rental car agency and the hotels were very nice and helpful. The Swedish people were amazing in how they switched to English as soon as they figured out that we spoke only English. We were amazed! We know for sure that we got upgraded in two of the hotels that we stayed in (Karlstad and Kalmar) and two of the hotels (Vaxjo and Kalmar) provided not only the complimentary breakfast, but also a delicious complimentary dinner! It was a very nice bonus. All of the breakfasts had such a good variety and were very tasty, too.
We'd like to compliment the transfer driver from Ballsta. Her name was Agneta Orellana. She was so nice and gave us some great tips for our trip. It was great to see her picking us up again at the end of our trip to take us back to the airport. What a lovely lady. Parking was a little difficult to figure out at some of the hotels. Being out of country, we didn't know how it worked at each of the hotels. Perhaps in your itinerary you could include some information on that. We did figure it out some after a few! There is a lot of walking to the rental car office and then to the garage that you pick it up. A little difficult not living in Stockholm, but again we figured it out and got it done. I could see that someone older might have difficulty with that. It was all a great experience, though. A trip of a lifetime for us.
I had such a great timeline of my best travel experiences by far. thank you!
I was impressed with how well everything was handled and the superb communication I received from my agent throughout. He responded to my emails immediately and answered every question I had. I loved the personal connection I felt and the knowledge that Nordic Visitor would respond appropriately if I ran into a problem.
Larus made the whole experience of organising the holiday very enjoyable. We are not seasoned travellers but this experience has given me no doubt in using Nordic Visitor again to book a holiday in the future to another Nordic destination.
The service provided during the reroute far exceeded my expectations; the team went above and beyond to work with/for us and were gracious and responsive in light of what I imagine was quite chaotic for all. The vendors that partner with Nordic Visitor were amazing and understanding, and everyone went well above and beyond to take care of us. I am extremely impressed and talk about your agency as much as I talk about how much I have fallen in love with your country! Your team is exceptional!
Nordic Visitor was a 'lucky find' for us! We found the Nordic Visitor website by chance while looking for 'Iceland tours', and upon further research, noted that the company's services had received very good reviews, so we decided to call them up. We prefer to travel on our own and at our own pace, and having a company available which has had considerable experience with the destination in question was extremely helpful. Given the quality of the services (car, hotels, excursions) available, we feel we the trip was a great value, and was money well spent! We received great support both before and during our trip, and we were really impressed with the quality and detail of the travel materials we received upon arrival. The specificity, clarity of instructions, and additional suggestions provided in the tour booklet created specifically for our trip and excursions, was very good, and really helped make the trip easier so we could focus on the enjoying the journey. We feel the staff at Nordic Visitor did a really great job for us! Thank you!
We are two busy professionals who love to travel. Nordic Visitor allowed us to embark on a trip to a destination we had been eyeing for years with confidence that we were maximizing our stay, but without the time required to seek out all the special places to stay/visit ourselves. Without a doubt, we will be in touch with Nordic Visitor again. We have nothing but fond memories of our trip.
This was the trip of a lifetime. It surpassed our expectations. We love Iceland - Mother Nature at her best. Every turn had a new adventure and we just didn't want it to end. Your company did a fabulous job in giving us travel options and lining everything up for our arrival. I have used other travel agencies and I only wish they were as professional as you. Thank you for such a great time in your country.
Thank for all your help, much appreciated as it felt like a more personal touch to the holiday
Our vacation exceeded our expectations, I have recommended Nordic visitor to many friends already who would like to travel to Iceland, we did not have any worries even though the East received a lot of rain during our visit we were able to continue on our journey with the assistance of our travel consultant.
Nothing but excellent and perfectly arranged
Seldom do you find something where you feel that you received more value for your hard earned money than what you spent. Nordic Visitor delivered a near perfect experience at what we consider to be a most reasonable cost. Extensive travel plans including a larger, weather proof map of Scotland, were waiting for us in our hotel along with a personal note from Maria along with her phone number. Communications was excellent throughout our experience. Maria was extremely patient and provided us some very specific options. We own sheep dogs and wanted to see a sheep dog demonstration. No problem! Within 20 minutes, we had the information and directions to a working sheep farm. Perfect.
I was very pleased with the entire experience put together by Nordic Visitor. All communications were prompt, the information in the packages was very detailed, the tour, accommodations, transfers, and recommended sites and restaurants were all excellent. We had no concerns during the entire trip and all the transfer shuttles arrived on time. Great experience!
I already recommend Nordic Visitor to a few of my friend, they plan to travel at Nordic area. Norway is a beautiful place for self drive trip.We are look forward to make few other trip to north side of Norway and Iceland.
We couldn't have asked more a better experience. The information provided was most helpful and our vacation was the best one we've ever had. I know your company only works in the nordic countries, but we hope you know of similar companies in other areas of Europe you could recommend to us. We loved the flexibility allowed us while you arranged the lodging and transportation. It was truly our best vacation EVER! Thank you.
Amazing job! I have already recommended Nordic Visitor to several friends. Everything worked perfectly, from trains to boats to accommodations. It was a perfect way to travel and see the country, and Bjarni was prompt and helpful throughout all communications.
This was a wonderful experience and we have only only good things to say about our tour. Thank you!
We would do this again in a heartbeat! Thank you!
You made it possible for us to see a great deal of Iceland in a short stay.
Ævar was very prompt in all of our correspondence, and came up with the perfect plan on our arrival day to accommodate our early (and different) flights, excursions, and baggage. Having all of the lodging and airport transport/rental car/transportation to excursions set up for us was such a stress-reliever. When we had a question on arrival, I was able to be put through to speak to Ævar right away, and he fixed the issue. I had a million questions throughout the planning stage, and he patiently and graciously answered them all, sometimes more than once! Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience. We were sad to leave such a wonderful place (and we really love our homes!).
Booking our honeymoon through Nordic Visitor was an excellent experience which led to the best trip my husband and I have ever taken. The staff were professional, the scenery was beautiful, and the tours were amazing. We were continually surprised with how smoothly the trip went and were always prepared with enough information to feel confident about our ability to travel within Iceland. I cannot speak highly enough about our experience with Nordic Visitor. Not only will my husband and I be returning customers, but I have already recommended Nordic Visitor to several people and we have only been home for about a week. We cannot wait to travel with them again.
Excellent, all the way round!
This is an outstanding travel company. All hotels booked were great - lovely locations, lovely owners (at guesthouses and B&Bs). The accommodation houses also commented that your company was great to deal with and reliable. We would recommend Nordic Visitor to any of our family and friends. Many thanks also to Annie for her wonderful and professional service.
It was so great to have suggestions along the route! And we really appreciated how stress free the whole process was. It can be overwhelming traveling in another country, and this was just perfect.
I really felt like I was taken care of by you guys. This was the best trip of my life and best honeymoon I could ask for.
Nordic Visitor takes good care of its clients. I never worried for a minute that everything would go as planned and that we would have an excellent experience.
Thank you for a wonderful experience. We are already working with our travel consultant to book a return trip to Greenland!
I thoroughly enjoyed basically just showing up in Iceland and everything was ready for me. Such a relief to not have to find my own accommodations without knowing much about the country.
I have already recommend Nordic Visitor to several friends and family members! We had an absolutely amazing trip and I can't wait to come back! Everyone was helpful and patiently answered all of my questions. I'm very happy we chose Nordic Visitor for our trip and I would choose them again!
Excellent company to work with. The materials provided to us were well chosen and very helpful. We asked for additional copies of the road map and bound guide and these were waiting for us on our return to Reykjavik. A pleasure doing business with Nordic Visitor.
We usually book all our own arrangements, Italy, France, Germany, England, Ireland, Scotland etc but it was very nice to leave it to you folks to handle it in such detail but leave it to us to execute...worked out very nicely. I will highly recommend the service. Helga, our agent was great.
We have used Nordic Visitor for trips to Iceland and Norway. I very much appreciate the work that they do to set it all up for us.
Thank you to Sara for her help before our tour. All four of us in my party had a lovely time!
The places we stayed were delightful. We felt we experienced a range of well chosen accommodations, with very friendly staff and excellent food. In particular, we really enjoyed Hotel 13?in Bergen and Hotel Union in Geraingerfjord.
We could not have asked for a better travel agent! When my wife developed an emergency medical problem and we had to delay our trip by 3 days, Petra made all the adjustments without skipping a beat! She secured refunds on everything that she could.
The service provided by Nordic Visitor was excellent and we had one of the best and most enjoyable holidays we have ever had. It was a pity that the offices have moved out of the centre of Reykjavik as we would have liked to have visited to thank Klara in person.
We loved everything! Very good quality.
The overall experience exceeded our expectations. We loved the attention to detail. Annie obviously understood what type of planning we wanted. We were able to be spontaneous if we saw something that we wanted to include. Many of the owners of accommodations told us how happy they were to be working with Nordic Visitors. The travel guide was sturdy, survived the trip in one piece, even served as a plate for our lunches eaten in the car as we would return from a walk. We took scotch tape along to mend the map, it's pretty big to handle in the car. And a highlighter to add stops and reminders to help us when we start putting our pictures together. But, the travel guide will be the most helpful when it comes to putting our travel album together.
The places we stayed at were so very nice. I don't know how we would rank them. The owners were so very nice and helpful. Giving us directions and making recommendations on dinners and even making reservations for us. The locations of the accommodations were usually within walking distance of village centers. Picking up our rental car was speedy and well organized. A new car was ready for us and they took the time to go over key points of the car.
Excellent service and a well organised trip. The ease of getting about was further helped by the amazingly good English spoken by almost everyone we interacted with, even in the more remote areas of the country. I'd happily travel with Nordic Visitor again, and indeed hope to at some stage.
We really loved this trip and all your help. Your suggestions were always great. The fact that you called a hotel to make last minute arrangements and then called us to explain, was so appreciated. We were lucky we were able to drive the pass (although I think we were the last car to do that for 2+ days). I can't say enough about our trip, all your help, and of course the country of Iceland.We are so looking forward to coming back after October.
Did Iceland Full Circle in 2015 and Hidden Gems this year. Will book with you for sure if and when we go on anorher Scandinavian tour. Have recommended you to multiple friends already. Thanks again!
Nordic Visitor is an excellent company and we are VERY satisfied with our travel experience.
The trip was superb and the redoing of our itinerary because of the weather was seamless which we appreciated greatly.
I would highly recommend Nordic Visitor to anyone traveling - they were professional, and so very very helpful. I had a lot of last minute requests that Kristin was able to take care of seamlessly. As a solo female traveler Nordic Visitor gave me peace of mind while traveling in a new place - I don't know if I could have done this trip without them.
I had a two day weather delay in Iceland getting to Greenland, and Dagny my travel consultant was fantastic! She made sure that I knew what was happening with the airline, helped to make arrangements with the hotel, and made great suggestions for things for me to do while waiting on a flight. The second day you even sent me to a massage, which was greatly appreciated!
Kolbrun arranged for us to have an extra night in Oslo before beginning our tour. The train ride from Oslo to Bergen was terrific. We had time in each city to see the sites and thoroughly enjoyed the cruise aboard the Hurtigruten MS Nordkapp. Two of the highlights were seeing a spectacular display of the Northern Lights and experiencing the dog sledding in Tromso. We definitely recommend Nordic Visitor to others.
The combined organisation of your staff has been incredible. When a snow storm hit Iceland we were contacted by consultants and alternative accomodation was arranged without additional costs. We had zero stress our whole trip as a result of excellent forethought, planning and distribution of the information needed for our trip. Also the tips marked on the map about food, sightseeing things etc were a gold mine. We used the travel guide with sightseeing locations and suggestions from all the staff on our entire drive throughout Iceland and it added to our experience tenfold. Any of the additional costs of using your company rather then booking everything ourselves was 100% worth it, There is no way we could have researched all the things Sirry suggested to us and booked it ourselves. It really was the trip of a lifetime and it was all thanks to Sirry and the wonderful staff at Nordic Visitor.
I can't thank you enough for your help! The tours were amazing and the ease of planning the trip was wonderful. You gave us a trip if a lifetime and memories to cherish!
We were blown away by the service. The champagne and chocolates was a nice touch, too! Everything was communicated very efficiently, and with total transparency! Nothing to regret, even if we had to cut it short by a day of driving, we wouldn't have changed a thing about our visit. This was my second time to Iceland, first time with Nordic Visitor, and it most definitely won't be our last (on both accounts)! We were actually looking at other tours from Nordic Visitor, while driving back into Reykjavik. We both want to do the ring road, eventually, and we will definitely be booking with Nordic Visitor again! Auður was amazing, and as I said before, we firmly believe she went above and beyond! Takk fyrir!
Wonderful experience! Really appreciated the smaller size walking and bus tours, were more intimate and accessible. All the tour guides were knowledgeable, friendly, and competent. Made us feel welcome and we could relax and enjoy the scenery and learn about the country. Would definitely use Nordic Visitor in future!
The tour guides were excellent. Especially Emile and Maurice. This was a huge adventure for us both, starting with the dog sled picking us up , going to the Ice Hotel and then the fabulous evening on the snowmobile. Even though we weren't lucky enough to see the Northern Lights, it was still wonderful. What good cooks all the guides were too! I will never forget this experience.
This was our first time booking with a tour company, and it was a wonderful experience overall. Ævar could not have been more helpful when it came to setting up the trip. I would definitely recommend Nordic Visitor to anyone looking for a trip.
One of the best short get-aways I have ever done. The arrangements by the "Nordic Visitor" Team was superb. Good hotels, reasonable distances to travel each day, leaving enough time to explore even with the limited daylight in late December.
This vacation was our honeymoon. We had just got married in the states a few days prior to the start of our trip. We had the most incredible experience. Everything was just wonderful. Working with our travel agent, Maria, for months prior, could not have been a better experience. She was so helpful, always quick to respond, answered all of my (many!) questions with great detail, and was so friendly. My sister secretly reached out to her to choose a restaurant to treat us to dinner for the last night of our trip, and Maria's suggestion was perfect. I especially loved the folder we received upon arrival that included vouchers for each day. This was helpful to enter in the destination to the car's GPS to help us get around. The spiral bound itinerary/suggestion booklet was really great. Not only did it suggest what to do each day, but it gave you a little history of each item. Since we were on our own most of the trip, these little blurbs of info gave me a nice bit of history, the perfect amount. The section at the end that provided helpful tips on traveling, money, tipping, weather, packing, etc. was awesome. I could not have asked for a better experience at any stage of planning or the trip itself.
We were absolutely delighted with our visit to Iceland and were so glad we were able to circle the entire country! I'll admit to having tears in my eyes as we left Reyjavik! My two wishes ....to see whales and volcanoes...were fulfilled. We have recommended Nordic Visitor to our friends and fellow travelers we met along the way. Keep up the good work!
Overall we were very pleased with the quality of the accommodations. The itinerary that was built for our trip was very well planned leaving enough time to explore the areas we were travelling as well as having sufficient time to find our nightly accommodations. For the most part we ate in restaurants located in the local areas as opposed to the hotels as some of the menus were very restrictive in selection. Breakfasts provided at the accommodations were fresh and lots of variety. Visited local museums but did not book any extra activities (whale watching, guided tours) as we prefer to explore on our own.
We had an amazing trip! It was so well curated! All of the destinations were thoughtful both in terms of location and distance traveled during the day. The sightseeing suggestions in the tour guide were excellent. The hotels and guest houses were all wonderful - comfortable and full of character. To put together a trip like this on our own would have required weeks of online research and we never would have been able to achieve something this perfect! Thank you so much for a great trip!
My only question is: Why is there not an "Excellent" option? Our holiday was most excellent in every way...! From my first email enquiry regarding the tour to the last minute of our holiday every aspect was excellent. Cecilia made the whole planning experience smooth and seamless, and the tour itself was most excellent. Wow! What an incredible job Nordic Visitor does! We felt so spoilt because everything had been done for us... all we needed to do was drive and have fun. This was an incredible tour and I can't speak highly enough about the slick operation Nordic Visitor runs. Highly, highly recommended!
It was a wonderful tour through the stunning scenery of Norway, very well organized by Nordic Visitor. Already thinking of visiting the northern part of Norway (Nordkapp, Lofoten) at some stage in the future, if a self-drive option is available.
Petra was very quick to answer any questions I had before I left the US. The accommodations were great and I would stay in the same hotels again. Service was exceptional and the rooms great. Breakfast at the hotels had great variety. I am so happy to have beautiful memories of Norway.
Irja was wonderful! She put our trip together perfectly and our entire visit from one country to the next was seamless. It could not have been any easier or well coordinated. My emails were responded to promptly and all my questions were answered thoroughly and with patience. I usually plan all my trips myself but it was so nice to let Irja know what I wanted and let her do all the tedious planning and booking. It was really amazing and our trip completely lived up to our expectations! I feel like a spoiled traveler now because Irja took a lot of the travel planning headache away from me and she did a really great job. We really appreciated the complimentary upgrades too!
Just wanted to say we had a really lovely time on our 'grand tour' of the Highlands and Islands. We hadn't realised how many mountains Scotland had! And how beautiful the scenery. All our accommodation was great. Thanks for organising it.
I booked this trip within 3 weeks of our arrival during the height of the summer season in Iceland. Since it was a self-driving tour, I was not sure if it would be worth it given the price. It was! I did not have time to research nor to book hotels, nor did I know what was realistic as I had been able to research options. With it all arranged by Margret Wendt, the stops highlighted and the book, it made it very easy to see many sights in a day and piece of mind to know we had a place to stay. From our first encounter with Margret, she captured all the details and requirements for us, which she summarized back in an email, then crafted a great tour on short notice. We were able to spend our time touring and experiencing everything (12-14 hours each day) rather than on the internet researching and stress of trying to find accommodations. So much to see ,so be sure to plan a lot of days if you are active and want to include additional activities (i.e. tours, horseback riding, hikes). When we needed assistance, change of plans or had questions, the Nordic team was responsive and helpful any time and any day. Very easy to find contact info. and they were quick to respond.
The hotels/guesthouses booked were fantastic. The hosts at each location were incredibly welcoming and made our stay wonderful. Our contact at Nordic Visitor, Christoph, was thorough and helpful in accommodating needs for our trip and was a great help in planning the trip. I am thrilled to use Nordic Visitor for my Scandinavian travels. This was our third tour using the company and I can't rave enough about how great the trips have been. I recommend Nordic Visitor to all friends and colleagues interested in traveling to supported countries.
Very well organized. Excellent communication with our advisor. All the documents were very professionally produced and extremely helpful in providing us with the best advice regarding routes and attractions. Generally a seamless experience. I would highly recommend Nordic Visitor for those planning self drive tours in Iceland.
This trip was above and beyond! I'm not used to being on a guided tour, but I was pleasantly surprised. The next trip I do, I would probably prefer a private tour, but either way this trip to Iceland was amazing!
Klara Lind put together amazing accommodations. Our map and suggested stops were immaculately prepared. We loved it all. Prior to the trip Klara addressed and customized all details to account for all our needs. I could not be any happier.
Our tour guide, was outstanding! He was very knowledgeable and interesting, very personable and went out of his way to meet people's interests! He was a great ambassador for Iceland and Icelanders :) He seemed to know every nook and byway of the country, and knew someone in every one.
All accommodations were comfortable clean with good bathroom facilities. All breakfasts were generous, did not miss the all English. Out of town locations were excellent. We received a pleasant reception at the airport and informative conversation whilst travelling to first hotel. We found it embarrassingly easy to communicate in hotels, shops and garages without a single word of the native tongue. The scenery of mountains, waterfalls, glaciers, virtual deserts and lupins was stunning and ever changing. Road
Oh my gosh! We had the BEST time, and Maria did an all around FABULOUS job! All the hotels were very nice, clean, comfortable and had lovely views!..I appreciated that all hotels had a tea kettle in the room to make hot water, and nice hair dryers.
We really enjoyed the book that you put together for our trip with suggested sites. It was very helpful. If it only came with a time management button it would be incredible, haha! We totally missed the sights in Inverness because we spent too much time at a castle and then things were closed. Maybe including hours of sites would be helpful. We did get better as we went!
The North Link ferry was so fun. This was a wonderful experience, with a restaurant, observation decks, a store, comfy chairs....Etc. Going to Orkney Island was so worth it; actually one of our favorite places, along with the Highlands, Glencoe area, Edinburgh castle....maybe we have too many favorites..)
For food, it was interesting. We found great restaurants (Rollo and the Smoo Cave Hotel restaurant come to mind as delicious!), and luckily we stopped at a grocery store several times for easy food to be able to eat whenever.
As far as driving, it was fine and nice to be on our schedule. The single track roads in the highlands worked out fine... We drove 1,235 miles, saw wonderful sites, hiked amazing places, took thousands of pics and couldn't be more thrilled with everything that Nordic Visitor planned and prepared for us! We have several people that were interested in our opinion after our trip, and we will certainly be giving Nordic Visitor a fabulous endorsement, and Maria of course! Thank you so much for an unforgettable epic trip!
We had a very nice time. Being able to travel by rail and ship rather than coach was a real plus. I (John) had been in Sweden and Denmark before, but not since 1960. Lea had never been to Scandinavia. We both wound up with Norway as our favorite country on the trip. The scenery was magnificent, especially from the windows of trains and express boat. The setting of Flam was a pleasant surprise, if not the village itself. (We support what appears to be a movement to prohibit large cruise ships from making port)
The tour was highly enjoyable. We visited some wonderful places. Whilst we like to be independent, the organisation of our transport and accommodation was very good and allowed us to really relax and unwind. There are many places we'd like to return to. More time in Norway is certainly on our agenda!
Thank you so much for the amazing tour. It was a great experience and Nordic Visitor's services were nothing short of brilliant. I would especially like to mention the excellent hotel locations that were chosen for us by Sirry. We look forward to travelling with you again. Thanks.
The country is absolutely beautiful. The people are wonderful. We had an amazing time and would like to come back and see the country in the wintertime.
We had a great experience from the very beginning. Cicci was always quick to respond to emails and answered all our questions prior to us making our final booking. Once we booked all the details (hotels, etc) started coming in and it was really helpful to have the "highlights" booklet to help us plan what we wanted to see and where we should stop each day on our drive. Really everything went incredibly smoothly through out the entire trip! We have no complaints!!
Overall a fantastic holiday, beautiful scenery, wonderful food and very friendly locals!
Our sincere thanks to you, Aníta and Nordic Visitor, for our amazing 16 days of Complete Iceland. We very much enjoyed having the West Fjords included with a circle tour, and suspect that it will draw new customers for you. We wish you all the best in the exploding world of Iceland tourism.
I went as a solo traveller for my birthday but everyone in the group was just so friendly that I was never trully alone. The tour guide was excelent, great driver, lots of knowledge about Iceland and extremely friendly! Thank you!
Truly believe the best way to see and experience your lovely country is to do it with a guide. It's the best way to get to learn cultures, traditions etc. We were so fortunate to have all that and more with our lovely guide.
Only to say thank you for a wonderful holiday and trip of a lifetime. Nordic Visitor's very professional and efficient service ensured every detail was looked after and we simply concentrated on trying to see as much of amazing Iceland as we could. All the heavy lifting was done by Helga which allowed us to relax and have a wonderful time exploring. I have recommended to many friends and family a trip to Iceland and stressed they must use Nordic Visitor. My sister is planning a trip and will be definitely use Nordic Visitor's service.
This was an amazing trip. We really appreciated the highlighted map with all of our hotels and tours written in.
Really glad we chose to do our independent tour through Nordic Visitor. Have read we probably could have done it cheaper by booking the individual components ourselves but thought it was well worth it to use Nordic Visitor as it was all done for us and we were very happy with the hotels chosen and the public transport booked. We noticed little things like the good seats chosen for us on trains which required local knowledge - had we just booked these from overseas we wouldn't have known which ones to choose. I have been recommending this tour to all my friends and would recommend they use Nordic Visitor.
We loved our trip and were very lucky with beautiful weather. All the people we met were open and friendly, and traveling on our own gave us a chance to get to know them. We were able to hike across the cities or occasionally use public transportation. Your suggestions of points of interest were good but we also used Rick Steves book to fill in and provide an idea of hours and costs. Sirry was great to work with and having telephone access for questions also helped, though email was very efficient. The journey to Flam was among the highlights, though we loved all the cities. We were glad we included Finland as Helsinki was really fun.
Quality of hotels was exceptional value for money. The service provided by staff at hotels and car rental exceptional. Best tour operator I've ever used. From the first point of contact very professional and fully understood my needs from the trip. Airport collection and collection for car rental, exactly on time. Collection for our flight home exactly on time. Iceland, the best county I've every visited cant wait to return.
Everyone was amazing at the company that Nordic Visitor used for this trip, very professional people, the staff very friendly and very knowleagable of the are, loved it. This is my second trip with Nordic Visitor and I am a big fan of this company and the staff, always answering my questions and customizing my needs of what I want to do. The overall experience in Lapland was amazing and very well organized, you always feel taking care of without been pushing, so you feel also free to do your things. I highly recommend travelling with Nordic Visitor.
Nordic Visitor made everything SO EASY! All I had to worry about was showing up on time. Everything was taken care of, and it really gave me peace of mind and allowed me to enjoy my vacation.
We enjoyed both the quality and variety of accommodations in our program. We were particularly happy that we chose guesthouses rather than hotels because it gave us more extended contact with locals on a personal basis.
It was a fantastic holiday. We all enjoyed it and did not want to leave.
I've booked a self driving tour of Iceland with the Nordic Visitor for the first time and was the best holiday decision ever. The consultant was professional and accommodated all our requests. Everything from activities, accommodation and transport was organised perfectly for us to enjoy. The choice of hotels and the recommendations on the route came in handy. We loved every moment of our holiday.
Excellent Company and Excellent Service!
From the start we can say nothing other than to praise the efforts of Nordic Visitor. We did the ten day self driven tour and we're delighted with the service and the attention to detail from the get-go. We were met at Reykjavik Airport having sailed to Iceland from Denmark and then flew to Reykjavil.
The hotels, the hire car and all that went with it was excellent. Even when one hotel found themselves embarrassed at their booking error, the next hotel was an upgrade. Presumably as compensation.
Other folk travelling with Nordic on our trip had similar good tales to tell. Loved the mobile phone and GPS that we had as well as the fuel discount cards.
Well done everyone involved.
I think that the hotel selections were great as all were centrally located and upscale. Overall, the entire itinerary was well arranged.
Top marks to Kolbrún who was excellent, well informed and gave advice which was much appreciated.
We were very happy with our tour of the Golden Circle. It was a pleasure dealing with Arnor and all the information sent previous to our departure was most helpful. We were thrilled with the Iceland Road Atlas and it is now part of our collection of travel books. The pickup driver at the airport was more than pleasant despite being kept waiting for an hour. The car rental went smoothly and the car fit our needs very well.
Everything worked without a hitch. Our travel advisor was able to accommodate a relatively late change in our tour choice and still provided a terrific selection of lodging destinations. Documents and vouchers were complete, organized, and accepted without question. The provision of a phone is a terrific standard and was used to quickly resolve the one issue we had with the car rental agency. We would not hesitate to utilize Nordic Visitor for another holiday destination.
We enjoyed our holiday more than we can describe, and I know that the photos we posted on Facebook, and the comments we made, have directly led to others arranging holidays there...Thank you for sharing your amazing country with us. We can't wait to come back.
Totally brilliant holiday, superbly organised by Brynjar. If we lived closer to Iceland we'd be back in a heartbeat!
In September, hiking in Ice fiord area is wonderful. The area turned from green to reddish colours within two weeks. A lot of wild berries lied along the undulating hillside. On the far hillside, we saw the first snow and winter was round the corner.
We absolutely enjoyed every aspect of our trip. We loved the fact that the itinerary was planned for us each day and we could refer to the script in the book as we'll as follow the map to each nightly destination with planned as well as unplanned stops along the way. We loved the accommodations, we thought that the were many different types which were all interesting and unique in their own ways. The food everywhere we ate was very good! We were a bit surprised about the prices of the food. It reminded us of the prices in the New York metro area where we live so it was not too much of a sticker shock for us, it may be for people visiting from more rural areas. The people were very friendly and courteous...We were truly pleased with every experience we had in Iceland.
I basically have already written above about what a wonderful experience our trip in Iceland was. I also would like to add that the "Itinerary, Highlights, and Useful Info" booklet was worth it's weight in gold. We used it as our bible! We really enjoyed learning the Icelandic language as well with the helpful guide in the book. We will tell all our friends. We will definitely plan to use Nordic traveler again some day in the future when we plan to visit some of the other countries that they service. Phenomenal trip, the memories will last us a lifetime!!
It was lovely. The organisation of the trip was perfect, stress free and perfectly pitched. The variety of guest houses was excellent, the tour suggestions relevant and gave us a wonderful snapshot of Iceland. I will definitely use Nordic Visitor again and I can't think of a higher recommendation.
We loved our self guided tour organised by Nordic Visitor and was a wonderful way to spend our honeymoon. The flexibility to add an extra day into our tour made a big difference to us. We would definitely recommend any friends visiting the Nordic nations to look at using Nordic Visitor services.
Everything was absolutely amazing - we feel so fortunate to have had Solveig arrange everything so beautifully for our honeymoon. All the places we stayed were great (especially Frost and Fire in Hvergerdi, Hotel Helnar in Helnar, and Hofstaddir Guesthouse). All aspects of the trip, from start to finish, were very smooth and we felt we were in very good hands.
Thank you for such an amazing trip! We will definitely book with you again - it was a seamless, easy, relaxing way to enjoy lovely Iceland. You made everything so smooth that we could just enjoy the trip. Thanks a million, Solveig!
I usually plan our trips but decided to use Nordic Visitor due to the great reviews on TripAdvisor. Nordic Visitor greatly exceeded all of our expectations. Would highly recommend Nordic Visitor. The information, professionalism of your staff - Erla & the others that helped to compile our trip, the layout of the package, hotels, activity guide was excellent. Could not have planned a better trip myself.
I was very impressed with the work put in to the travel maps and details of what to see, where to eat and general information of what to expect on a self-drive holiday. Having contact with Anita via emails during our holiday helped make us not feel isolated. NV obviously has put a lot of forethought into making a self-drive holiday in Iceland not feel so daunting.
This is the first time that we have used a tour company to book a trip and were nervous about the process. It work very well and we were thrilled. Having someone else do what I consider the stressful part of any trip, making hotel reservations, was so wonderful and made the whole trip more enjoyable. Thank you.
Fantastic experience & we will definitely make a come back! Great service despite a last minute booking by us. :)
We would very much like to thank Petra for all her help with the tour. We were very keen to stay in Trondheim for our last night and Petra/Nordic Visitor did everything they could to achieve this. This was much appreciated. Everything about the tour was well thought out and considered and made our stay very enjoyable.
Thank you for help us to have an absolutely amazing time in Norway. A stunning country that we were able to fully experience thanks to your package that pre booked accommodation and transfer. Far less stressful that I thought it would be...
Tour full of variety. Loved the different modes of transport. Hotels well chosen for travel convenience. Wonderful tour manager/guide.
A wonderful recommendation for Norway.
We took the 10 self-drive tour of Iceland in August, and it was an amazing experience! Helga G. arranged everything for us. Everything worked like clockwork. It was flawless! We had vouchers for everything all neatly organized in our arrival package. Can somebody give Helga G. a raise? She was amazing! We loved the notes that she put on the map for us about places we never would have discovered on our own. We were so happy with our experience that we made sure to go to the Nordic Visitor office on our last day to say thank you in person to Helga. Iceland was spectacularly beautiful. We have also always wanted to see the Northern Lights, and I would not hesitate at all to contact Nordic Visitor in the future to arrange that trip for us.
Just got back from a 7 day tour of southern Iceland organized by NordicVisitor. I was impressed that I went into this trip with no real knowledge of what I was getting myself, my wife and three teenage children into. The trip went on without a single hitch. The car rental, hotel reservations and activities were all perfect and we had a blast. Thank you and I would recommend this company to anyone.
The only hitch was cost which was difficult to get a handle on. In particular, the activities were costly... BUT, well worth every penny.
We joined the Nordic Visitor tour party on the 25rd July following two days in Reykjavik on our own. Nordic Visitor arranged for a taxi (with welcome pack and documents) to pick us up from the airport on Thursday and on to our pre tour accommodation, we then made our way to the tour hotel on the Saturday evening. Our guide Porsteinn (Steine) met us at the welcome meeting and told us our agenda.
Sunday morning the tour set off at 9am the starting time for everyday. The tour went round the whole island (around 2000km covered) visiting all the major sites that can be reached from the N1 ring road. We were of the 'comfort' level of accommodation and all the hotels and guesthouses were of at least 3 star quality with large clean rooms and en-suite facilities. Some had fabulous views as well. The guide constantly fed us information of the sites we visited in an informal but informative way with a few Icelandic folk stories and jokes thrown in. The transport was a mini bus taking 16 of us comfortably from site to site with various comfort stops on the way. There is a little walking to be done for example up to Dettifoss that cannot be avoided but all the walks were really strolls and nothing over taxing. The evening meals that were provided as part of the package were either in the accommodation or at local restaurants and were of a very high quality. There are optional extra's such as Whale Watching and the Thermal baths which although we pre booked could be booked on the tour. Transfer back to the airport was provided. In summary this was a very well organised tour both before leaving home and whilst there. The program is varied and interesting, capturing all the major attractions. Would highly recommend the tour to anyone wanting to see the main sites but not do all the legwork of a self drive.
A friend and I (who live in Australia and UK respectively) were keen to do a self drive tour of Iceland as we could have autonomy and flexibility and avoid the tour bus hordes. We found Nordic Visitor through Google and I'm so glad we did. From start to finish our consultant Hafdís was a gem - informative, efficient, quick to respond, helpful and nothing was too much trouble at all. We chose the 10 day Full Circle tour - which comes with a rental car, pre booked accommodation, detailed road map, local mobile phone, GPS and many suggestions for destinations and activities. We opted for a 4x4 vehicle (highly recommended as there is a fair amount of off-roading) and budget accommodation which was pretty much guesthouses. Standard was really great for this level of accommodation, especially in the more remote areas, but be prepared to share a bathroom and encounter noisy and/or quirky fellow travellers! That's part of the deal anywhere really.
There is so much to say about the trip itself so feel free to send a message if you want more info! Nearly all the arrangements went without a hitch and what didn't go smoothly wasn't due to Nordic Visitor getting it wrong and indeed didn't ruin the trip at all (eg the guesthouse in Reykjavik wasn't aware of my travelling companion's very early arrival and were not prepared). My only negative comment is some of the worthwhile sights might not be on their recommended itinerary so do a little research of your own. Also a bit more time (a day perhaps) in the north east of the country would have been ideal.
I dropped by their office in Reykjavik at the end of the tour (a little tricky to find as it is tucked away on the edge of town) and was pleasantly surprised by a request to do a brief video of our tour highlights for other travellers. I received a beautiful hardcover book of Icelandic photographs for my trouble. Iceland is a
Not only did Nordic Visitor delivered on everything that was needed, all the extra tours that were booked by them exceeded our expectations. Spent 16 days on a self-drive tour of Iceland including west fjords. Every detail was taken care of, the car was excellent, the accommodations that were booked were more than what was needed. They gave us a telephone and had regular contact with us. Assisted us every time we needed any assistance. Will recommend this company and will be more than happy to use again in the future. I highly recommend it and give them A++++++++++.
Tip to travelers: Do everything with lots of time. We planned this trip more than 7 months in advance. Do your homework. Find about weather condition, climate and clothing needs.
Everything went extremely well & efficiently.
Everything was great! The car was a small Mercedes that got great gas mileage. The hotels were very nice, centrally located, professional staff, several had windows over waterways, and all the breakfasts were fantastic... The trip itinerary was well planned and gave us a great exposure to many parts of Norway. A local mentioned that we had seen more of Norway than many Norwegians. The inclusion of ferry schedules w/ fares, city maps, vouchers and personalized book with all the details of our trip was invaluable. I wouldn't have know how to plan a trip like this from U.S. and it was perfect in many ways. Thank you Nordic Visitor.
Our trip was fantastic and I would recommend it to anyone, especially if you are struggling with how to get started planning a great adventure in Scandinavia. It was very comforting to be able to contact our travel consultant via e-mail prior to travel and while traveling when we had questions.
Bjarni was excellent, thorough, and very responsive. He picked a superb hotel in Oslo (Continental) which spoiled us for the next leg of our vacation in Germany. Luggage transfer from Flom to Oslo was a great idea and worked very well - thanks again, Bjarni. I have already recommended Nordic Visitor to several fellow travelers and would definitely use your services again!
WE are widely travelled and this tour is a highlight. From the word go you have paid meticulous attention to detail, but in a very friendly way. Kolbrun was prompt in her replies to our sometimes trivial questions. There were no omissions to the detailed information and it was provided in an organised format. This holiday certainly had the WOW factor!
Our travel councillor Kolbrun is very good. Any question I have, she always tried her best to answer. When I told her about my walking condition she booked hotels close to stations or the ship we needed to do. She made our trip smooth and enjoyable.
It was first time using a self directed trip, and we were a little worried about the connections, but in fact it was very easy and smooth. We enjoyed it.
Thank you very much to Sirry for organising everything for us. She did a fantastic job, and everything went off very smoothly. We have come back to South Africa with very special memories of a wonderful holiday spent in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway.
The travel maps came in very handy! With the maps you could easily find everything...We would definitily recommend Nordic Visitors to our friends and hope we can come back soon. We didn't had to worry about anything. Sofia managed to put in all the fun, without the stress. It was an unforgetteble expirience and we thank Nordic Visiter for this!
Our additions were easily accommodated. Really appreciated airport pickup and drop off. Recommendations on what to see were very helpful.
We both felt the whole package was really well organised and structured. The road map was well marked with things of interest and the Iceland Road Guide was an excellent source book. Hotels were good quality and staff were helpful and really welcoming. Meals in hotels were good. Meals in restaurants were invariably good and (particularly Nordic Visitor's recommendation in Stokkseyri) often excellent
I'm convinced that Nordic Visitor sells a high quality and well organised product. We enjoyed our Iceland experience hugely and I'm certain our family will return. This was a great experience of a beautiful country.
Iceland was a wonderful experience -- the scenery, the culture, the history, the colorful houses, the sheep and horses in their wide-open spaces, the fascinating geology, and even the language! We are thankful to all of you who helped us to enjoy this experience and to bring home the memories.
The itinerary, highlighted map, mobile phone, and GPS with the rental car were all very helpful. The hotels were fantastic and food (though expensive!) was delicious at the hotels we stayed at. We especially enjoyed some of the suggestions Solveig noted on the map along the way.
We had a wonderful week full of beautiful, other-worldly sights. All of our travel plans went smoothly - from the airport transfer to our first hotel, getting our rental car, hotel reservations, dinner suggestions, and back to the airport! My family had such a fantastic, memorable week.
Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our brief exploration of a beautiful country, Iceland We found everyone we met to be courteous and helpful and felt that Icelanders had great pride in their country. Our visit was well organised by Nordic Visitor and the thorough pre trip information, maps and guidebook were of great assistance. All our pre trip enquiries were dealt with quickly and efficiently.
We enjoyed the variety of the sites seen, the meals and accommodation were also excellent. The tour guide (Þorsteinn) was very informative about the sites visited and he also gave us some Icelandic Folklore tales along with some jokes. He seemed to tailor the pace of the tour to the party, which was important due to mixed age groups.
Larus put together the perfect itinerary, including different kinds of hotels (modern, rustic, farm, historic). This was my first trip to Iceland and I got a very broad introduction to this beautiful country. I received a good amount of information from Nordic Visitor in advance of my trip, so I was well prepared. I felt very safe and comfortable with no worries during the adventure. All of the vouchers and activities worked flawlessly. I talked to visitors who used other tour companies and they often had missed connections and invalid vouchers, so I am very grateful that Nordic Visitor is such a high quality company - I shared the contact info for Nordic Visitor and Larus, so my friends will have a better experience on their next tour.
Thanks very much to Larus and everyone at Nordic Visitor! You made this adventure fun, easy, and unforgettable!!
I would highly recommend Nordic Visitor to any potential clients. They are an extremely professional company with lots of experience that means your holiday will run smoothly. Every detail was thought through, and when I had queries, Hafdis was able to answer them or sort them out quickly. My children and I loved this holiday - we all agreed it was the best we have had, and I want to thank Nordic Visitor for making this possible. When I was researching the holiday, I looked at a number of different options with a number of different Travel Agents, but I am so glad I chose Nordic Visitor. I will very much look forward to my next holiday with them.
This is the first time I booked a trip solely based on internet research and not based on a referral from a friend or other trusted source. I plan to leave a glowing review on Trip Advisor. Your website is terrific, by the way. Very easy to navigate and full of useful information. I'd like to thank Sigfus for his help and patience. When I first reached out in January I wasn't certain if I wanted to take a self-drive or guided tour. He patiently answered many of my questions. I'd also like to thank our guide, Christine. She was fabulous.
Overall we had a fantastic holiday, helped a great deal by the good weather! We had planned for a lot of rain, but we just followed the sunshine around the country. Moving on every day or two was quite hard work but because of doing that we saw a lot of the country - which we loved. Everyone we met was so friendly and enthusiastic, keen to talk to us and to tell us about themselves. The fact that everyone spoke perfect English took a lot of the stress out of a foreign holiday and we would both love to be back there right now! The quality of the sunshine and the air was quite exceptional, the long sunny evenings were a bonus and the lack of crowds made such a pleasant change from England. The organisation of the holiday worked well, with trains, boats, planes and hotels all linking up well. In most cases we managed to walk from our hotels to railway stations.
We appreciate all the efforts Bjarni went through to make sure that our tour was very enjoyable. We had many upgrades and I believe that Bjarni was instrumental in making those happen.
Both trips with Nordic Visitor have been beyond expectations. They will always be my first choice for traveling in the Northern Countries.
Overall, we were very happy with Nordic Visitor, especially with the itinerary materials we received on arrival and the seamless experience we had from arrival to departure. The Garmin GPS we received with our car was very helpful, particularly in locating hotels and other necessities.
Thank you for the good map with all the suggested stops. We especially liked the homemade ice cream? :-) The book was also very interesting. All the travel documents were well organized, and we really appreciated your suggested stops and highlights. We loved all the waterfalls! We also especially enjoyed the walking tour of Reykjavik, and the hay cart/puffin tour!
Everything was as expected or better than expected. The list of possible extra activities was very helpful. The detailed map of Iceland with personalised suggestions (including home made ice cream!) was much used and very much appreciated throughout the tour. You were very thorough in preparing the information and this made our visit easy and gave us every opportunity to see the wonderful sights of Iceland.
I found Iceland a most beautiful and exciting country but more important and impressive is the quality of your society as a whole. I thank you at all at Nordic Visitor in particular and all the people of Iceland in general for making my visit so memorable
Everything was wonderful! Many of the hotels were modest, but that's what we expected. They were still quite nice and comfortable. The country was beautiful, and we loved how hands-off the tour was. It was great to have hotels, a car, and airport transport planned for us but to have our days otherwise open.
Everything was perfect. We've already recommended Nordic Visitor to friends.
Hotels were excellent in terms of location as well as accommodation. Variety in hotel selections was also a plus. Bjarni provided excellent service. He responded very quickly to our concerns and resolved all issues to our satisfaction.
Thanks for a great experience.
We were impressed with how well everything fitted together. No problems with accommodation or travel, and Cicci was very helpful with the initial booking and in answering queries.
We had a great holiday in Iceland with the whole itinerary organised by Nordic Visitor including all the hotels and the hire car. Thanks to the great organisational skills of the company everything went according to plan. We were picked up at the airport and taken to our hotel and given a bag of books and maps with our route and intinerary. The following day we were taken to collect our hire car and then we had a wonderful 10 days touring the south of the island. Even before we arrived in Iceland we were most impressed with the services of Nordic Visitor. They tailor-made our trip to suit what we wanted to do, always responding promptly to our questions and a toll free number to phone meant we were also able to speak to them beforehand. I cannot praise them too highly and would certainly use them again as well as recommend them to anybody. Thank you Nordic Visitor.
Booked a 10 day self drive tour of Iceland via Nordic Visitor. Nordic Visitor arranged our complete itinery, arranged a hire car, booked hotels, mapped our route, arranged a pick up from the airport.
The hotels were great, travel connections were flawless and the provided map and instructions were accurate and easily followed. All in all the holiday of a lifetime, without any worries
This was the first time I booked a vacation with a tour company I found by internet research and not from a friend or trusted source. If you are on Trip Advisor as I was reading the reviews before booking - believe the glowing remarks - Nordic Visitor is terrific. This Natural Wonders of Iceland tour consisted of a small group of 16 in a nice Mercedes coach/van and we were guided by the friendly and extremely knowledgeable guide, Christine. It was a pleasure hearing her stories of Icelandic culture and history. The hotels were pleasant - not luxurious but I wasn't expecting luxury on this trip. Each hotel had its own unique qualities. The food throughout the trip was superb.
I am a research addict, which is why I love this site. But I was getting overwhelmed with all of our options for places to stay and what we should do. So after researching travel agents, we booked with Nordic Visitor. We booked in January for a June 11 day ring road self drive trip so we got a 10% discount (even better). I am so glad that we did. All of our transportation was covered and there, and we just showed up to the hotels and it was all set. They listened to what we wanted (eg: farm guest houses instead of hotels). i felt so much better having an Icelandic phone with us in case of emergency, and knowing that if we had a problem, there was someone to help us. They answered quickly whenever I had a question, and were very gentle and generous with answering what I am sure were obnoxious questions. I would use them to book trips again in a heartbeat.
Hafdís helped me plan and book a six night south coast tour. The accommodations were incredible, even had the coveted room 202 at the Vik Icelandair Hotel!! My car and GPS were brand new, I was the 2nd person to use the car! I booked one tour with Hafdís, the bird watching tour at Ingolfshofdi, which was excellent. It was an amazing trip, and when I come back I will use NV again!
The hotels were excellent. The meals at the hotels were also great...A nice package giving us good hotel values and locations as well as Nordic Visitor's expertise on the best things to see...
All accommodations very good. No issues whatsoever.
This was my second tour with Nordic Visitor. In 2014 I booked a tour of Iceland through Nordic Visitor, and that was also a very positive experience. I will definitely use Nordic Visitor again in all my future travels to Scandinavia.
I enjoyed every place I stayed. Was made to feel welcome and staff were friendly and helpful when asked questions. Everyone had stories to tell about their specific area which I found most enjoyable.
I have travelled to many different parts of the world and Iceland is my new favorite destination largely due to the wonderful experience provided by Nordic Visitor and travel consultant Gudrun in particular. Although I visited in an unusually cold and snowy May the beauty of Iceland and the warmth of the people will be in my heart forever. Thank you everyone for a glimpse into the life of an Icelander. I look forward to my next visit.
We have already had a presentation of our tour to friends and neighbours.
The facilities were just great! We were impressed with all accommodations and how smooth everything was. The breakfasts were fabulous! Glacier walk so great too!
We had the best time on our trip thanks to how seamless Nordic visitor made the whole experience from the moment we landed to checking out of the hotel on our last nights stay. Typically you only hear when things were bad or negative. I am here to say this was so positive and seamless every step of the way. The driver who picked us up was great, kind and helpful. Each accommodation we stayed at had fabulous customer service and a welcoming staff not to mention awesome food! Thanks to Larus and the team at Nordic Visitor for all they did to make this trip an experience of a lifetime!
You guys made my trip seamless, easy and perfect. I can't imagine doing all the planning work myself!
We were extremely impressed by the excellent service offered by Sigfus during the entire booking process. All our questions were promptly answered and appropriate web links sent with any extra information. I suggest you could include EXCELLENT on your scale, above VERY GOOD. We have done quite a lot of travelling and have yet to find a more attentive and efficient travel agent! We also very much appreciated the notices from your CEO about the impending strike action, which fortunately, did not go ahead - another impressive action on your part. So well done NORDIC VISITOR and we absolutely loved ICELAND - we had a fantastic holiday!
All hotels were great, and we seemed to have the best rooms they had available...I emailed Helga many times, asking questions, getting information and then tweaking the itinerary. Every time she replied it was prompt and couteous, full of helpful hints and tips and she was paramount in the success of our holiday. I am only sorry that I didn't have enough time in Reykjavik to come into the office and thank her personally. I think your company is great and would recommend it to anyone. Your staff are well-trained and that makes all the difference.
The accommodation all nights was good, clean and with a friendly welcome...Whale watching was amazing, we saw a blue whale and a humpback and when travelling around the fjords we saw a minke whale, we were so lucky. The drive up to Bakkagerdi was worth it as the puffins were so close. The trip to vigur island was great, more puffins and so many eider ducks, friendly people and lovely refreshments. Food although expensive was good quality and we catered for ourselves some nights as you don't always want to eat out. The scenery was amazing, exceeded expectations. On the whole an amazing holiday that all went well, if a bit nervy at times when driving through high mountain passes when it was snowing.
All went well, the tour booking process, car hire, accommodation and transfers all worked like clockwork, thoroughly enjoyed our tour and would book with Nordic visitor again.
We would like to thank Erna for being responsive, informative and very helpful from the time of our first enquiry about the tour, through all our time in Iceland, especially the efficient way she dealt with having to change our itinerary when we were delayed by weather. We were sorry not to be able to meet her to thank her personally because we arrived on a the day you were celebrating the first day of summer and left very early on the day of departure. The tour lived up to all our expectations and the advice provided was excellent.
This was the first time we visited Iceland and booked with Nordic Visitor. We were very impressed with Nordic Visitor and namely Gudrun - our travel consultant. We booked ourselves on to the "Iceland Winter World" tour which was very well organised. I recommend this company to anyone and I'm looking forward to our next Nordic holiday.
Dear Helena, We are now back home in England. I just wanted to say thank you from me and Rosie for organising our holiday so efficiently. We had the most wonderful time and we were quite sad to leave! I think we have fallen in love with Norway! All the hotels and excursions were really good and we loved the snowmobile and dog sledding. The Snow Hotel was amazing. The Trollfjord trip was incredible also. And we saw the northern lights 3 times! This was quite possibly the best holiday we gave ever had. So thanks once again, it was a pleasure to be looked after so well by you.
All arrangements for the tour went well no issues of any sort, all very efficient.
The holiday was brilliant, absolutely fabulous to experience norway from South to the North. Totally trouble free holiday that more than met expectations. The country and cities looked wonderful, and the sledding with the huskies was unforgettable . Great memories . Thank you.
The itinerary was easy to follow and very helpful. Everyone was super nice and accommodating when I had questions or issues. It was a very pleasant trip and I would do it again in a heart beat.
We love Larus at Nordic Visitor! He secured the perfect hotels and rooms for our family, and created an itinerary that perfectly suited our adventure-loving family. The hotels were very lovely, the car we rented was in excellent condition, and having a map that our agent marked up specially for us with highlighted stops was just one of the many extra special touches that Nordic Visitor provides. While we were in Iceland, Larus took the time to phone us, our hotel and email us that a storm was on the way during part of our tour. He easily modified our hotel plans and made terrific recommendations that kept us safe and still exploring. Without his help, our day would likely have been fairly miserable. I cannot imagine trying to plan and navigate Iceland without the superb customer service that Larus and Nordic Visitor provided to us. We have traveled the world, and we can recommend Nordic Visitor with top marks for their services. We are already planning to return to Iceland, and we will absolutely be using Larus and Nordic Visitor to plan a perfect trip again.
We are very pleased with our tour guide, Trausti. He is very professional, knowledgeable, friendly and accomodating. We are also, very happy that we were able to take this tour and thank Nordic Visitor for being accomodating as well. My sister and her husband are planning to visit Iceland next year and they will be booking with you.
Trip was really well organised. Solveig was so helpful and arranged everything so I could just enjoy being on holiday with my sons. Perfect! And the weather was amazing too which helped!
Hotel Choice was excellent, best hotel I have stayed in and the best breakfast as well. The tours/excursions that were picked/included were very good, especially the Northern lights tour with Arctic Fishing Tours. They took you in a mini bus away from the weather into Finland to get good skies, provided warm weather gear, tripods, took you snow shoeing, took your photos with the lights on their camera and put them in a drop box for collection later along with a map of where you went and you got dinner as well. Very good experience much better than going on an over crowded coach style tour....My travel consultant Sara was excellent and provided very good service.
Really excellent holiday, thank you. We only booked a few days in advance and received excellent speedy service.
We felt taken care of the whole time we were in Iceland... from the pick up at the airport to the drop off at the airport everything went smoothly...unfortunately we were not able to see the northern lights because of bad weather but the flight home on Iceland Air they had simulated lights in the cabin...very cute addition...thanks for a great time...
I was extremely happy with the entire experience...from my initial email inquiries, through the booking process (and more questions from me that were answered thoroughly and promptly), my arrival, the trip itself and all the details taken care of by Nordic Visitor. Nothing was left unattended--I even received a phone call (on the Nordic-provided cell) mid-way during my tour from my consultant, asking how everything was going, was I enjoying myself, and advising me of a storm warning (ensuring I was checking road/weather conditions regularly). Since returning home I've already posted a review on your Facebook page and also comments on TripAdvisor. I'm happily and sincerely recommending your company to anyone/everyone interested.
Cicci Erikson customized our trip exactly the way we wanted, every thing went smoothly, the employees at Kiruna tours were very friendly and cordial, I would recommend Nordic Visitor to my friends and will use them in the future.
After reading many positive comments about Nordic Visitor I decided to book my Iceland Full Circle Winter Self-Drive tour through them and I was not disappointed! Excellent customer service that had every detail covered. Mid-way on my trip my travel consultant, Larus, called me on the cell they had provided just to see how things were going and to make sure I was aware of the weather warning that had been issued. I never had a minute's concern or disappointment in any of the arrangements. If I'm ever in need of travel assistance in the areas they service, Nordic Visitor will be my #1 choice!
My wife and I tend to be pretty independent when it comes to travel but for our honeymoon (Iceland, December-January 2014-2015) we decided a little help would be a nice change of pace. I'm really glad we wend with Nordic Visitor. Not only was our representative helpful and knowledgeable in the planning, he saved us a considerable amount of money on hotel and rental car rates. Having a phone (included with rental car packages) and a local advocate was especially handy when our car broke down 10 miles from the nearest town and more than an hour from Reykjavik. Overall, we love our trip and really appreciated working with Nordic Visitor.
The whole experience in and around TROMSO was wonderful. In particular, I appreciated that Sara Oskar Kristjansdottir maintained communication before and throughout the tour. She was responsive and helpful. For example, when I advised that I was unable to attend one of the activities as I was unwell, Sara arranged a refund for me.
The whole experience in and around TROMSO was wonderful. In particular, I appreciated that Sara Oskar Kristjansdottir maintained communication before and throughout the tour. She was responsive and helpful. For example, when I advised that I was unable to attend one of the activities as I was unwell, Sara arranged a refund for me.
Nordic Visitor is awesome. From our pick-up at the airport to having to re-arrange our departure time, the whole experience was seamless. We are absolutely in love with Iceland and the experience Nordic Visitor provided was a big part of that.
Every hotel was perfectly positioned (close to the train station if we had an late arrival/early departure, or close to the city if we had a few nights stay). Christmas dinner was booked for us by Nordic Visitor also which was fantastic as we would not have found a restaurant open ourselves!
We had the most amazing eight day trip in Norway organised by Sara Osk, our travel advisor at Nordic Visitor. We had a lot of trouble deciding on which tour to do and Sara was very patient in answering our questions and provided excellent advice on what she thought would be the best tour for what we wanted and in the time we had. I couldn't have asked for more from Sara, she went above and beyond to help us, and I'm very grateful for all she did as everything ran so smoothly which no doubt made the trip more enjoyable. I could not have organised such an awesome trip myself all the way from Australia!
My wife and I have just returned from our honeymoon in Lapland and I have to say, Irja (from www.nordicvisitor.com) was the key reason for it's success.
To begin with, the website itself allows for some great and VFM customizations.
But, from paying attention to each and every detail of two extremely finicky customers, to going through innumerable changes in the itinerary, Irja was instrumental in ensuring that we were traveling in comfort and style.
Even though our flight details changed at the very last minute, Irja and Cecilia ensured that all accommodations and transfers were taken care of.
The hotel and tour operators provided to us were absolute gems and the itinerary allowed for us to enjoy everything in Lapland with enough time to spare for ourselves too - which is my idea of a perfect holiday!
Whenever I plan my next scandinavian holiday, I will definitely be using www.nordicvisitor.com again.
I visited Iceland for the first time with two friends just prior to Xmas, 2014, for eight days. After spending hours on my computer looking at hotels and guest houses, and wondering how we would know which tours to book once there, I came across Nordic Visitor and contacted them. From the first contact, I found them helpful and knowledgeable, polite, and willing to work with me to make our time in Iceland pleasurable and a unique experience. They worked with our chosen hotel to get the room I wanted which I had read on trip advisor had a nice view, to get breakfast included in our rate, and to give us information about the various tours and set them up according to our chosen dates.
Everything worked incredibly smoothly and we had an absolutely wonderful time, from being met at the airport to our welcome package, enjoying our hotel and staff and lovely room with views, our delicious breakfast, pick up at our hotel for our chosen tours, and our eventual and rather reluctant return to the airport.
My friends and I fell in love with Iceland and its friendly people, it's gorgeous natural scenery and delicious food.
I found it so much easier to have our trip all prebooked and not to have to worry about a thing once in Reykavik, other than enjoying it all and being so appreciative to Nordic Visitor for all the work they had put in to make our trip a memorable visit to a very special place.
Thank you to the staff at Nordic Visitor. I hope I come back!
All highly satisfactory and would not hesitate to recommend Iceland and Nordic Visitor to others.
My brother had used Nordic Visitor the previous year to visit Iceland and he was all praises so we decided to do the same and we were not disappointed. Jelena, our travel consultant was exceptionally helpful and informative and genuinely friendly. The only real issue we had was we experienced a burst tyre on a Sunday and she did all she could to make sure we could find a replacement, including having a tyre shop opened only for us! Would highly recommend Nordic visitor to anyone and everyone! Iceland, is by far one of the most interesting and inspiring places we've been to. It sits on top of a giant volcano so the scenery is very different to anything we've experienced before. A must visit for anyone who appreciates nature at its purest!
We have already shared your website address with many friends, and have spoken highly about our trip, and the great service we received. Hopefully some of those recommendations will result in additional visitors coming to visit your great country!
My husband and I chose to do the 10 day self guided Romance Around Iceland tour for our honeymoon. It couldn't have been more perfect! Nordic Visitor planned every detail for us, including having gourmet chocolates and champagne waiting for us in our room, booking all of our accommodations, excursions, rental cars and taxi rides, and provided us with ample information about navigating through Iceland. They even provided us with a cell phone and called to check in while we were travelling through an area close by to an active volcano.
I think it is safe to say I have fallen head over heels in love with Iceland. It has been 6 months since we came home and I still think about it daily. I would recommend Nordic Visitor to anyone looking for a truly customized and memorable trip!
The tour we booked was a perfect introduction to Scandavia and Norway in particular. The pack of documents we received was excellent and we were particularly impressed that the route had been highlighted including the ferry locations / timetables. The highlights noted in the itinerary were well thought out and offered fantastic sight seeing. All our questions before departure were answered fully and promptly by Bjarni and the booking processs was easy. As we received the itinerary well before departure we were able to make enquiries about parking at each location directly with the hotel and all of them responded with excellent information. The car we were given for the tour was perfect and the driving experience in Norway was a real pleasure.
Everything was AWESOME!!! We felt very prepared to travel around Iceland on our own. The communication prior to the trip was very thorough and our detailed itinerary was well organized and very detailed—we even stopped for the homemade ice cream. All the vouchers were very clear and easy to use. We had an incredible vacation visiting an incredible country. We were 100% satisfied with the whole experience- from the day we booked to the day we arrived back in the US. We love Nordic Visitor!
Thank you so much for a wonderful honeymoon! My husband and I had the adventure of our lives, and it kicked off the adventure we'll be having for the rest of our lives. Every part of our trip was perfect, and I can't wait to return!
I would like to say it was a marvellous trip and Irja did a wonderful job and went the extra mile to ensure we enjoyed it. We have recommended your tour agency to numerous friends and travellers we have met. We went to Norway last year with you. Everything was as advertised and organised. It all went off like clockwork. It was a marvellous experience and our tour organiser did a wonderful job and we had a trip that we will remember the rest of our lives. Thank you.
We had chosen the "quality" option for hotels, so we thought we'd be staying at the Arctic hotel in Ilulissat, but we were given the Icefiord hotel. In the end we concluded it was much better, since it's a small hotel, has its own charm, and is in an excellent position right in front of wonderful Disco bay. Everything worked out very well and Alexandra Thorisdottir took very good care of us!
Iceland is amazing. The most beautiful country I've ever seen and the Icelanders are very helpful and hospitable. The tour itself was very carefully organized in advance and went off without a hitch.
We had a wonderful trip. Nordic Visitor organized a flawless experience. I would highly recommend them to anyone considering a trip to Iceland.
This was an amazing trip. We did not know what to expect in having a trip planned for us. We always plan trips ourselves. This trip we had limited time to play ahead and needed someone to take care of all the logistics for us. We are forever happy we went through Nordic Visitor. I truly believe it is what made our trip so much fun and easy!
We've never used a travel agency before and we were bit sceptical. Your services were excellent. My husband and I cannot thank you enough for making our vacation very memorable. Iceland is very special place and you helped us make it OUR special place.
Nordic Visitor helped us make our first Iceland vacation the best one. Their travel expert Sigfus worked with before and during the trip to ensure we made the most of vacation. His suggestions were on point and we are glad that we used this travel agency. The in person consultation was another example of excellence. We even got calls during to make sure we are OK and to give us updates on volcano. Thanks to Nordic Visitor and Sigfus, our Iceland trip was the most memorable one.
Everything was smooth from pick up of tickets in the Oslo train station to check in at each hotel. A truly wonderful train trip!
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of beautiful Norway, the tour was very well organized and easy to negotiate without a guide. It provides a good introduction to Norway for the first time visitor and I would highly recommend it. Kobrún was very efficient and represents your company very well.
Thank you so much, we had a wonderful trip and Nordic Visitor and in particular Cecilia were wonderful. You have made it a special and memorable time for us and we thank you for all your work and attention to detail. You are amazing!!!!
My wife and I completed the Iceland Full Circle self drive trip on August 26 arranged by Hilmar and Signy of Nordic Visitor. We were happy with all of our accommodations and very glad that we waited until after our trip began to plan a couple optional excursions such as the zodiac boat ride on a glacial lagoon and the Blue Lagoon on a rainy day the day we departed. The scenery was so spectacular that we hiked more than I expected we would plus since we lucked out on the weather, we wanted to be outside. Bad weather our last two days caused us to explore a textile museum and the Skagafjordur Folk Museum featuring turf buildings. Recommendations: read all materials thoroughly before your trip begins and before each day's drive; consider what you will do if you have a very early arrival and your room will not be ready until 2 pm; be flexible, embrace the adventure and you will want to return like we do. Helpful hint-if you want to climb Mount Namafjall (mud pots, fumaroles, etc.) consider path up near entry to site versus the frontal approach!
My wife and I did the 4 day Greenland trip to Ilulissat and then the South Iceland trip. They were flawless. Everything was as planned, the trip to Greenland was definitely the highlight. The self drive tour in Iceland was also great, no issues with any logistics. Recommend!!
Just concluding a one-week tour of Iceland, arranged by Nordic Visitor. My hobby is traveling, so I have worked with a number of companies, none, however, as superb as Nordic Visitor. The thoroughness, attention to detail and concern for the welfare of me and my two friends, as shown by our contact Hilmar, was just outstanding. If you are planning to visit Iceland this is definitely the company to use.
My sister, niece and I decided to go to Iceland and wanted to be on our own (not with a group tour) but were overwhelmed with trying to plan the trip. Decided to go with the help of Nordic Visitor and it was the absolute best decision we made. Before I go further, I want to add that what probably made this such a heavenly experience was ALL due to one of their representatives - Signý Ósk Snorradóttir. This sweet lady went far above and beyond helping us with EVERY SINGLE LITTLE detail...so much so that its impossible to list them all. This trip (ten day self drive) is designed to allow you to be on your own but they make all the reservations for you -accommodations, optional activities, car rental (provide you with such a color-coded map, GPS, a temporary phone to use and step by step details to your itinerary plus suggested sights to see along the way). There wasn't a stone unturned - the attention to every detail was mind-blowing. And the courtesy calls and rapid response to us were superior. This sweet gal has to be a superhero and an angel all rolled into one. Also - my luggage did not arrive with me in Iceland and being on the go constantly would have made it difficult for it to catch up with me but, once again, I was able to go about my vacation while Signy spent so much time recovering it for me and making sure it got to me as fast as possible. I never once had to deal with its loss and I know this is not part of her job but she did it anyway. Signy - I hope you see this review (sure wished we would have been able to meet you) and hope your superiors see this review too. You deserve all the praise I can offer and hope you are treated accordingly. THANK YOU - THANK YOU for making our trip to Iceland one incredibly, beautiful experience.
The hotels were always well chosen close to our travel arangements. I would like to commend Kolbrun very highly for all the preparation she helped us to fit in with what we wanted. She was at all times professional and helpful. She is a credit to your company.
Everyone we met was friendly and helpful…Express Iceland is not for those who want to relax their time away on holiday. It is a jam packed, whistle stop adventure which enables you to see a taster of all the very best that Iceland has to offer. We loved it! There is so much to see in Iceland that a trip can seem a little daunting. The tours that Nordic Visitor offered made it easy to decide what we wanted to see and Larus, our travel consultant, was always happy to answer any questions we had. Our trip was fantastic and Nordic Visitor made it so straightforward. When you travel as a family, it is extremely reassuring to know that all the details have been taken care of.
Due to the unique nature of the trip there has been a lot of interest from family and friends in our Icelandic experience. I have not only told everyone that they really should travel to Iceland to experience the country and culture for themselves, but when they do so, to book through Nordic Visitor for the ultimate travel experience. Thanks for making this a trip to remember!
We had a wonderful stay in Iceland and gave us lots of new experiences regarding Icelandic nature and people we met during the trip. Will not be long before next visit to your wonderful country!
We found service and arrangements made by NV very attractive and well organized, hotels and guest houses were excellent and so were the spectacular landscape and nature as well. Thank you all for an unforgettable holiday in Iceland!
My husband was very reluctant to go to Iceland but now recommends it to everyone. Our entire family loved our trip and hope to visit again. We highly recommend visiting this beautiful island. Driving around was very easy. Everything was marked and easy to find. Our sons age 7 and 10 loved everything about the trip! Thanks for planning a great vacation.
My 6th time in Iceland, and I am planning already nr. 7,8 and 9. I recommend Nordic Visitor whenever I am talking about Iceland, also sometimes to strangers in the train or bus. I have the feeling that they make such a big contribution to make any trip to Iceland an unforgettable experience. And I still have the feeling, there is so much more to see…
This was the vacation of a lifetime; Nordic Visitor more than met all of our expectations. Please thank Erla for the terrific job she did in setting up our trip. I have already recommended your service to many of my friends.
The hotels were all excellent - nice accommodations and excellent food and service. Everything went very smoothly with the vouchers and reservations. The information packet provided by the tour company was very complete, efficiently put together, and incredibly useful. I was very impressed with the level of service provided by Nordic Visitor. Our trip went very smoothly, and Nordic Visitor did an excellent job of organizing everything for us. I would absolutely use the company again.
Excellent assistance and communication from Jennie and wonderful accomodation.
Outstanding thank you.
I travelled with family to Denmark, Norway and Sweden this month and had a fantastic time, thanks in large part to the excellent job that Nordic Visitor did in coordinating my trip. I customized one of their Scandinavian package deals by extending my time in certain cities and Nordic Visitor accommodated my requests. The hotels that they booked were very nice and all were close to tourist attractions and public transportation. The agency also booked some of the transportation, including a flight from Bergen to Stockholm, as well as all transportation for the Norway in a Nutshell tour, which was an awesome experience and the perfect way to take in the breathtaking scenery of the Norwegian mountains and fjords. I would definitely use Nordic Visitor again, if I ever decide to return to Scandinavia.
My son and I visited Iceland in June/July 2014 and followed the Pearls of North Iceland trip. We arranged our trip through Jelena at Nordic Visitor. Having visited Denmark and Norway I had an idea of what to expect but nothing prepares you for the beauty and friendliness of Iceland.
The whole experience was a complete joy and the variation arranged by Jelena between urban and rural lodging was the perfect balance for my son ( aged 25 ) and myself ( considerably older! ).
I would have no hesitation in using Nordic Visitor for my next trip to Iceland and have already advised friends this is the company to use for their trip.
Thanks to Jelena for a well organised and trouble free holday.
We really enjoyed our time in Iceland and largely it was due to the excellent preparation you sent us. To have the maps with all the advice in front of us was terrific. Larus was also very prompt with any email requests we had – thank you. In fact, I have just spent most of this morning talking to friends who are in the midst of planning a trip to Iceland in the near future. They were very impressed by the organisation and information you provided us. We're currently considering coming back for 10 days in 2016. We'll keep in touch! Thank you so much again.
Nordic Visitor went above and beyond. I have travelled extensively and I was incredibly impressed with everything about your agency. I loved the experience from the time I booked until the time we left Iceland. It was a flawless experience. Loved, loved, loved it. Loved my rental car. Loved my maps, loved the highlighted route that Hilmar did for us. Loved the suggestions. Loved everything.
From the onset, the communications with Nordic Visitor were really good. We were able to select the tour that best fit our needs and the experience was extraordinary. In our particular case, there were two labor strikes at KEF that had an impact on our arrival and departure times. Nordic Visitor notified us before the airline about the strike and the impact on flight scheduled, adjusted our tour schedule to accommodate us and even make up some of the lost time. While on day 2, they called the tour guide and notified him of our schedule change the following day due to the second labor strike at the airport. The two key events on our short stay were absolutely fantastic, even to the point of us doing it again!
The people were wonderful, helpful, and the tour out of this world exciting. Whatever good expectations we had were vastly exceeded by the quality and dedication of Nordic Visitor. We would absolutely go to them again for our next and future visits to Iceland and other Nordic countries!
The tour guides in each city were charming and very knowledgeable. The accommodations were lovely and the included breakfasts at each hotel and on the ship were generous and delicious. The trip was well organized and we had a fabulous time.
Perfect planning, consultance, preparations and support by Nordic Visitor. All (from site to emails) is clear, to the point, practical and responsive. Everything moved like clockwork although the rugged country and tricky weather are not easily manageable. Iceland has endless beauty to offer, Icelanders are few but friendly, sensible and thorough and so the outcome was a smooth and fantastic trip. Also, food throughout was excellent and little Reykjavik is as creatively trendy as any hype metropolis.
It was all very convenient, the service was always friendly, and I always had my questions answered. This was the best service I've ever experienced! Everyone was nice, everything was simple, and I had the best vacation of my life (despite the uncooperative weather). Thank you so much!
Our trip was amazing. The hotels and day trips were all very good. Hilmar was brilliant before we flew out to Iceland. Always very quick to respond, friendly and very informative with any questions we had. Was so lovely to have a bottle of champagne and lovely chocolates waiting for us in our room when we arrived. It made the start to our honeymoon very special. Thank you so much. We even got to see the Northern Lights too on our second attempt. Superb holiday - thank you so much.
We found the whole experience excellent. People are so friendly and helpful and although we encountered some challenging weather conditions, advice and the helpful “road.is” website helped us sail through. There was a lot of driving, yet stress free apart from a blizzard. Doing a circular tour of the country was so interesting, after the first day we thought it may be a case of "same as" but every day was different and enjoyable. We were lucky 3 nights with the "lights" and some beautiful sunny days wonderful sights and beautiful countryside.
Overall it was a great way to see Norway when you have limited time. It was a great way to see the country from different types of transport and the excursion for the Northern Lights were great. The guide was very helpful and tried to get the best advantage points for some great pictures. The dog sledding was also a wonderful experience which we would not have missed. The dogs were so friendly and instructions on sledding clear - with a hearty reindeer and vegetable meal to warm us up after the chilly sledding! We have not hesitated to tell others of our experience and now find some friends and family have now added it to their 'bucket list'! Thank you for your continued support throughout this adventure.
Hilmar made scheduling the trip very easy. The emails were very prompt and once we arrived, we were able to continue adding activities at the last minute with no trouble. The buses to and from sites were very nice and the guides were all so enthusiastic and friendly. Iceland is beautiful in the winter!
The staff and quality of the tour and accommodation made it an excellent experience of Iceland. Iris Angela did a wonderful job putting it together for us. We all have great memories of our trip.
Everything was truly wonderful! The trip was amazing from the very beginning. From our pick up at Keflavik to our departure home, the tours were all amazing. Signy did an amazing job, and the added champagne and chocolates when we arrive (we were there for our honeymoon) were just so sweet. Thank you!
This was only my second time out of the United States, the first gong to Indonesia where my sister-in-law lived and provided all guidance. Booking a trip like this was daunting for me but I was blessed to have Larus as my travel consultant. Larus always responded quickly to my questions and inquiries, and provided expert advice which were dead on accurate and helpful. With Larus I never felt I was doing this alone and felt informed. I feel I need to credit Larus with a lot of the success of our trip!
What Nordic Visitor provides travelers with is very impressive. It seems that a lot of homework is done to scout out fantastic places to stay and make reservations for. The visitor package they gave us on arrival was appreciated and thoughtful from the traveler’s viewpoint.
When we travel, my husband and I typically choose cruising because of its ease of planning and seamless itinerary; however, with our trip to Iceland, we did the next best thing: choosing to work with the good folks at Nordic Visitor.
From the moment we found their Iceland Winter World itinerary, we were sold on the price and the tour. Looking at the package offerings, we discovered they had built an itinerary around nearly every major site we had wanted to see in Iceland, and had taken the guesswork out of lodging arrangements and tour bookings. On top of their already great itinerary, Larus did an outstanding job of creating enough flex in the schedule to allow us to do some additional day trips. There was also a great balance of activities and leisure time in the city, which we really appreciated.
The communication at every step of the process was excellent and timely. Larus answered our questions clearly, and made suggestions that were in our best interest. The documents the company provides you upon bookIng and arrival are well-laid out and helpful.
Nordic Visitor also did a fantastic job of selecting vendors that aligned with their commitment to excellence, as we were very pleased with our lodgings and tour operators. I feel certain our trip with a group of seven adults of varying ages and interests would not have been nearly as enjoyable, had it not been for Nordic Visitor's expertise in selecting a great hotel location and professional, courteous tour operators that took the angst out of international travel. From the moment we arrived at the airport, we didn't have to think about a thing as we were whisked off everywhere we needed to be in the most timely manner possible.
Our family has already discussed returning to Iceland someday, and the first place I will look in planning that next trip will be with Nordic Vi
Our tour was extremely well organized and Hilmar was always polite, quick with his responses, and made the booking experience very easy. He was able to book tours in advance and even suggested we wait to arrive to book some weather-dependent experiences. He provided valuable information and recommendations and we doubt we would have had as unforgettable an experience without his guidance.
We were very happy to find that all of our transportation was on time (mostly early) and comfortable. The guides were friendly and answered any questions that we had. They were very knowledgeable about the area of the tour. All of the needed paperwork was in order and we had no problem with any of the vouchers. We had a lot of fun while visiting Iceland and we would definitely recommend your services to friends and family. Christine really liked the horseback riding and the rafting that we did. I also enjoyed those activities but my favorite was the highland tour (our guide was awesome!! Sorry I don't remember his name) and I also enjoyed the ATV tour. Thank you for standing by your services and delivering what was promised.
If you are a first time visitor to Iceland, and are unsure the best way to go about booking your hotels, must see views, and for peace of mind, this company is the way to go.
The hotel was clean, comfortable and had friendly staff. The tours were very well organised and informative without overloading us with information. Nordic Visitor ensured that we had a smooth uneventful stay. We were greeted warmly by Harold at the airport and taken to the Blue Lagoon. Harold also gave us our Welcome Pack and took us to our hotel. All the tours that were booked ran to time and the drivers and guides were very friendly and helpful. It was simple to book our return trip to the airport so there were no worries. Overall a very satisfactory short break.
We booked a 9 day full circle self drive. Having someone book everything for you was a big help. We were met at the airport by a very helpful driver with a welcome pack and mobile phone.The car rental company picked us up the next morning and then off we went.Route 1 was easy to drive around and we saw some amazing scenery on our route. Accomodation was basic with shared bathrooms on the package we chose but they can be pgraded to private.
Definately want to go back and see some more. Were lucky enough to see the northern lights.
We felt the experience to be a very good experience. From the start of our query re: taking a holiday in Scandinavia Irja was very helpful - she was quick to respond to our queries and was always polite and helpful. Our trip was organised to our expectation and in some cases exceeded our expectation…Tickets, everything went without a hitch and we were able to find our way around all the countries that we visited and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Kolbrun was great and always was very responsive to request or email. I would recommend her service to anyone. Norway Grand Tour was excellent. The hotels booked were wonderful and the service was great. The whole experience with Nordic exceeded expectations!
Organisation was excellent - saving us the headaches of flight booking, car hire etc. Information pack was comprehensive with interesting suggestions. Our information pack failed to arrive before we left home (but we were in Norway for a week before our itinerary started). Delighted to find it waiting for us at check in at our Oslo hotel. Any concerns I had were promptly responded to and effectively dealt with by Kolbrun. Delighted with our holiday and by our experiences of Nordic Visitor, and cannot recommend highly enough.
My husband and I went on the 10 day self guided tour of Iceland August 10-19. The books and maps we received help us plan each day and the inss and hostels they picked for us were comfy and perfect. I am an organizer so getting the information sent to us first was great. I had the tour planned but of course when we got there - there were many things to see. 10 days was not enough. The phone they gave us was a big help with dinner reservations. More than enough mins. When we first arrived we stopped by the office and they went over the map with us and asked us what we wanted to see and then pointed out great items all over the country to stop. We were able to hit every one of them. I recommend Nordic Visitor to anyone. They are a great help and so organized.
We really appreciated the fine service and flexibility provided by our agent Larus as well as the entire NV staff. We had many needs/asks and changes along our trip (sorry!) and NV was flexible and accommodating. The trip exceeded expectations. THANK YOU!!!
The welcome pack was excellent…We were impressed with Alexandra's map & details on the itinerary. Thanks to Alexandra who organised our trip very comprehensively. We were very impressed with all the suggestions and how the map corresponded with the itinerary. We even went to the homemade ice cream seller Alexandra highlighted and had delicious dandelion ice cream. The preparation ensured our holiday went really smoothly. Thank you so much.
I found the process incredibly easy and informative. The map provided to us with areas of interest was used often and I found all of the documentation to be extremely helpful but easy to process. Much appreciated!
Erla accommodated all of our requests - she kept us updated and informed. This was our first experience dealing with a travel agency outside of the US and it was a wonderful and satisfying experience. We were extremely pleased with our overall experience and at how well everything went. Nordic Visitor planned a wonderful vacation for us that exceeded all of our expectations. Iceland is a beautiful country with stunning scenery. Each location we visited was different yet beautiful. We look forward to planning another vacation through Nordic Visitor.
I am generally accustomed to making my own travel arrangements via the internet, but due to time constraints I decided to choose a travel agent to take care of things for me. From the first questions to the last, Alexandra at NV was fantastic. She arranged everything as we requested it for our custom tour of the Westfjords of Iceland! She even rearranged accommodations at the last minute at our request and did so graciously and kindly.
We fell in love with Iceland and will treasure our visit there for years to come. If we decided to visit another country serviced by Nordic Visitor Tours, we will once again call on Alex and her team! Can't go wrong!
Would highly recommend these tours to other people....everything was perfect. All information provided was very helpful.
Kolbrun was exceptional. She laid out every detail of the trip, provided maps and location of hotels and ferry's we were to cross, and told us what to expect at every stage of the trip. She then followed up while we were traveling to make sure everything was going good. Her selection of hotels was terrific. This was one of the best trips we have taken and Kolbrun is the best representative with a tour group we have used.
We have just returned from a wonderful 15 day tour of Iceland planned by Nordic Visitor. Our agent's name is Alexandra. She was always responsive to the huge number of questions I asked her when planning the trip. Her patience is commendable.
Once Alexandra zeroed in on my love for Puffins, and birds in general, she tailored a wonderful 12 day trip circumnavigating Iceland. We did the Eastern Fjords (Bakkagerði situated on the coast of the Borgarfjörður Eystri) where we were treated to Puffins with mouths full of fish. We also did Látrabjarg Bird Cliffs outside of Patreksfjörður in the Vestfirðir. We saw so much beauty in Iceland that it is difficult to describe. She also arranged fantastic places for us to stay, starting at the Center Hotel Arnarhvoll in Reykjavik. The information and map were well documented with our route outlined in green and our hotel name and night put in orange. It was very easy to follow her suggested route and we had a full set of vouchers for each place we stayed, including a gift of the thermal pools in the Lake Myvatn area.
My biggest concern was distance between places as it is difficult to plan how long we could stay in one spot before moving on. She worked the kilometers out and gave us an approximate time frame to reach the next destination. That helped with adding or eliminating the amount of stops we could make. My only regret is having too few days in Iceland as well as several "down days" where we didn't feel like we had to move on so often.
I would highly recommend this company and Alexandra. We even went to the office to meet her and everyone was so warm and hospitable.
It was a fantastic trip, with so much to see and do that we would need much more time to do all the walkings and enjoy all the beautiful sceneries. It certainly fulfilled our expectations.
We booked rather late, but our travel adviser was right on top of everything and got our plans quickly in order. Our plane to Iceland arrived very late, so we were unfortunately unable to meet with her personally. She did, however, make sure we received a travel bag with an excellent personalized tour book and driving map. Our accommodations and highlights the to see along the way were clearly marked, and we were very pleased with every place she recommended. We saw the beautiful natural features and learned the incredible history of the island along the way. Iceland is unique - rich in natural features and culture. Almost everyone speaks English, so even though the Icelandic language was difficult, we were always able to find help. This was a fantastic trip - probably the best in natural beauty I've ever taken. Someday, I hope to return, and I will use Nordic Visitor as my choice of travel planner.
We cannot wait to return to Iceland and look forward to booking future holidays with Nordic visitor. What was excellent in this case was that we had to do very little ourselves and it was all so well organised and arranged by Alexandra.
We cannot wait to return to Iceland and look forward to booking future holidays with Nordic visitor. What was excellent in this case was that we had to do very little ourselves and it was all so well organised and arranged by Alexandra.
We wanted to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary by booking an " Iceland Complete " self drive tour of the island and spent many months planning our trip with Nordic Visitor. The young lady at NV was so helpful and friendly and arranged the most wonderful holiday - comfortable hotels or guesthouses in spectacular positions and only a few hours driving each day . Nothing was too much trouble and she made it all so easy . NV were so professional with the maps , detailed itinerary , cell phone and lots of helpful advice. It ranks as one of the best holidays we have ever had ,arranged by quite the best travel company we have ever used . We fell in love with Iceland - we have been lucky to travel all over the world and Iceland and our golden holiday will live in our memories for ever.
Graham and Diana S.
We booked this trip through Nordic Visitor and were very happy we did. They arranged everything nicely and we had very good time in Iceland. We got to see a lot of Iceland by the Super Jeep excursions. Also we were flown to Akureyri in North of Iceland to see the Northern Lights.
We will definitely recommend Nordic Visitor for Iceland trips.
Was by far the best organised trip we have been on, Iceland is such a beautiful place, and Nordic Visitor made it all so easy and pointed out all the best places to see. Our Contact Erla was excellent, very helpful. Loved the champagne and chocolates on arrival at first hotel, a really lovely touch. We have fallen in love with Iceland. Thank you.
It was reassuring to know that help, if needed, was available from the very friendly Nordic Visitor office. The mobile phone which was provided was a nice touch. The personalised information pack was extremely comprehensive & useful. Food was of a very high standard. Icelanders are extremely friendly. The scenery was breathtaking & only left us wanting more! Yes, the rather shy Northern Lights did make an appearance. A real "WOW" holiday!!!
From booking the holiday, being met at the airport, exellent hotel and accomodation, the friendliness of all the people we met, exellent food and stunning country I can only say we are already looking forward to a return trip.
Fantastic communication and organisation by our agent. He was prompt and helpful when dealing with all of our enquiries. By far the best company we have had the pleasure of booking with.
Thank you for a wonderful honeymoon. We felt very welcome and everyone was extremely helpful.
Iceland is a spectacular and beautiful country. We really enjoyed the trip to Akureyri. The whole country is an undiscovered paradise. We bought lots of mementos and will carry beautiful memories also.
We made the right decision to come to Iceland rather than the more crowded Nordic countries. We would love to come back if the opportunity presents itself.
We did come to the office to meet you all but when the office was shut we remembered it was Sunday.
Thank you for all your hard work. We really appreciated it.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We will be looking on YouTube for fireworks in Iceland on New Year's Eve :) xoxoxo
My husband and I travelled to Iceland in Oct/Nov 2012 and did not hesitate to enlist the services of Nordic Visitor, you see two years earlier we were introduced to this superb company when we did a two week driving tour of Norway. That was such a success that we felt confident our good experience would be repeated, it was!...
We just completed our Drive It Ourselves Tour of Norway. We added 5 extra nights to the standard 12 night tour and found that we needed all of them to see and do all that was available. The itinerary was well thought out and gave us a thorough look at central and southern Norway. The rental car was acceptable and Avis upgraded us at no extra cost. All the hotels were above our expectations. We rated all of them 4 or 5 and we have seen a lot of hotels in 26 years of travel. The hotels were all in the center of town and within walking distance of most attractions. The breakfasts were varied and set us up for the whole day. We highly recommend Nordic Visitor.
This past summer we spent a week in Iceland following the "South at Leisure" self-drive tour arranged by Thordis of Nordic Visitor. The entire experience was first-rate. Every accommodation that was arranged for us was beautiful, every meal was amazing, all of the people we met were friendly and accommodating, and every day was memorable. We not only enjoyed the sightseeing, we got to ride horses, hike and snowmobile on glaciers, and snorkle in Silfra. We also indulged in "underwater massages" at the Blue Lagoon. The weather was cool and rainy most days, but the sunlight lasted all night, so every day felt like two days of vacation. I highly recommend visiting Iceland, especially since it is only a 5-hour flight from NY, so you don't even have to worry about jet lag! I also recommend using Nordic Visitors - they were there for us every step of the way - even when we changed our minds or changed our schedules.
My husband and I chose the Iceland Express tour in mid July. Our travel agent, Sigfus, was very thorough in the planning and everything went very smoothly. We chose the mid level or "comfort" option and all the accommodations were clean and comfortable. The rental car was great and very fuel efficient. Iceland is planet earths best kept secret. I hope others will consider cooling off a little in the middle of summer and visit Iceland!
The cell phone given to us was very helpfull, especiay because we did had problem with our car and it was very convenient to handle it with the phone we had. Material we got - was very helpfull. Nordic Visitor‘s agents were very friendly and professional.
We did a custom self guided tour "South Iceland at Leisure" (2 days in each location) through Nordic Visitor and had the time of our life. Alexandra customized our tour after we told her our dates, price, wants. The vacation was incredibly smooth and well organized. Reykjavik was fun but we were excited to take off and see the rest of the country. The landscape was incredibly varied and the natural wonders (waterfalls, lava tubes, fjords, black beaches, glaciers!) gave us an awesome sense of Earth's dynamic power! We are very active vacationers! We whale/puffin watched in Reykjavik, snorkeled & hiked at Thingvellir, climbed a glacier and hiked in Skaftafell, explored waterfalls in Selfalandsfoss/Gullfoss, enjoyed the quite countryside near Helka, had lobster in Hofn, and more! Our favorite hotel was the Volcano Hotel near Vik. The only wrinkle we had the entire time was the Hotelfoss Skaftafell. They have very few double bed rooms and we were there over a holiday weekend and so were initially put in a very small twin bed room. The second night they moved us to a larger room with a view of the mountains/glacier. The Skaftafell area is GORGEOUS if you are looking for amazing nature, just expect the hotel (there is only one!) to be a bit more rustic because of the extremely rural area. It's worth the stay though, Svinasfelljokull glacier climbing was definitely one of the most fun things we did!
An absolutely amazing trip with excitement at every stop we made. We loved every second and have fallen in love with Iceland. Thank you so much Nordic Visitor for the fantastic trip.
This was an excellent tour, the planning was unbelievable and the tour information excellent. We could not find any faults with the services from any those involved in making our tour such a great memory. The only critisium is we should have planned a few extra days.
This trip was everything I hoped for. I booked this trip - 5 new countries - as a celebration of my 50th birthday. Everything that Nordic Visitor and Jennie did was fantastic. I got sick on the first day but Jennie helped me with the missed tour and smoothed everything out. Our hotels were great and in great locations. All of the instructions in the welcome package were spot on. Randy especially loved all the marked maps. Each city map looks very well-worn now because we carried them everywhere to plan our next move all day long. We are very active and were covering 12-15 miles on foot each day. The maps kept us on course and let us know where to head next. When we stopped for dinner on the way home from the airport back in LA, I asked Randy what he would change about the trip and his answer was, "Nothing." That sums it up! Thank you soooooo much for making this trip the celebration I needed.
Thank you. Very organised, amazing place and the tours were fantastic. All communication from booking to travelling was fantastic and brilliant. Thank you!
Excellent service and top notch attention to detail.
Rachael and I had the most fabulous trip. It was so well organized. Everything went according to plan with the exception of the cruiseliner (due to weather) but your colleague worked it out for us in an incredibly expedient and effiicient manner so all worked out well in the end.
We are now home safe and sound and happy to be sharing the pictures and memories of our trip with our friends and family. Thank you so much for your professionalism and organization and frequent correspondence. This was a complicated trip with all the different places we visited and means of transportation. It would have been far too much for me to plan this all on my own. So without you this trip would not have happened.
I look forward to planning a trip with you in the future! I would love to take my husband to Norway, perhaps in the summer this time. Or maybe we will come see you in Iceland.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip -- it was excellent! Your company was very responsive and helpful in the planning of our trip. The materials you provided were very good, and the pacing of the trip (driving route and stops) and quality of the accommodations were excellent. The maps, itinerary notes, and cell phone were especially helpful to have, as well as access to the video on driving in Iceland. Overall, it was a great experience, and would consider coming back in a future year, with additional destinations beyond Iceland.
The most enjoyable holiday we have been on. The Icelandic people always made us very welcome and had high standards of service. Everything ran according to plan; very impressive.
We were thrilled and have already passed along your website to friends! Thank you so much for planning such a spectacular holiday for us... We plan to return and would love to work with NV again. We've been all around the world and agree that Iceland is at the top of our favorites!
Hi Erla and Bjorg, I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know what a wonder time we had because you did such a good job setting up our trip. You have a beautiful country and wonderful Icelanders. Everyone was gracious, warm and welcoming. We really enjoyed the snorkeling and the boat ride. We especially enjoyed stumbling onto the festivals. While in Norourland Eystra, stayed Daeli, we saw a Icelandic singer with a wonderful voice, Egill Olafsson in some ancient ruins at night that took our breath away. And while in Grundafjordur we saw a parade of four colors with music and fun afterwards until 11:30 pm. It was cold to us but we stuck it out. Myvatn Natural Baths were fantastic. We did not want to get out...The people at Nordic Visitor in Iceland are terrific. The trip was well planned with good Accommodations and excellent sightseeing adventures... I would highly recommend Nordic Visitor. Also, Erla and Bjorg. Erla made all the itinerary and Bjorg greeted us at the Nordic Visitor office. Bjorg spent an hour with us happily and professionally going over everything.
Uei and I returned to the U.S. yesterday from Iceland. I just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our trip and appreciate everything you did for us. Especially re-booking our hotels due to the volcanic eruption. Iceland is a beautiful country and we hope to return in the future. Thank you again!
We loved this tour! Felt like we had Iceland to ourselves at some points, so quite and beautiful. The landscape is breathtaking and Icelanders are so welcoming. We were surprised by the inventive cuisine, some of the best meals of our lives. We loved the guidebook and our own private itinerary booklet which we will keep as a souvenir of this amazing holiday. The cell phone was a nice touch! Everything was well organized and made our time here easy.
We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the trip. It was easy and stress free and we had a wonderful time. Thank you for everything - it was well organised. The mobile phone was great. Thank you - it was a fantastic holiday!!!
The trip was great..extremely lucky with the weather - only one raining day (when we visited Askja crater)....but still ok since that day we had a warm bath in Viti crater :) The landscape was fantastic...we enjoyed a lot...from south to north, from east to west....as I told you we spent one day in Askja...then we visited Vigur and Ingolfshofði... We took more than 2500 pics, we drove more than 3300 Km...and for my friend I think this experience was even more exciting since It was the first time in Europe. We met many friends on the way - most of them "Nordic people"...we slept in great places....had bath in hot springs in the mountains...everything went very well.
Dear Maria, It's been a week since we came back home, and we still haven't recover from this great experience... WE HAD A GREAT TOUR OF ICELAND! It was the best vacation we ever had! Thank you very much! The organization of this tour was just perfect! And it's all thank to you!!! Thank you again, and we hope to come back to Iceland soon... And if you'll come to Kenya, please let us know. Best wishes to you and your family.
While I suppose most people are interested in the large cities, we generally prefer smaller towns like Vadstena. I am not sure you could fashion a "small town," or "country" tour, but after Stockholm we much preferred the smaller towns. This was our second trip with Nordic Visitor, the first being Iceland two years ago. We loved both and have recommended Nordic Visitor to a number of our friends. Well done.
Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your help & handling of my Stockholm city break last month - everything was just perfect, in fact, so much more than I expected! I loved the Adlon Hotell (could just live there - charming - and so close by walking to everything) but my favorite portion of the trip was the boat trip to Birka Island - just a lovely late summer day out on the water & the island itself so beautiful and quiet, the Viking burials and the walking tour, etc., all just fascinating. So, thanks again for your assistance with my trip; I have been recommending Nordic Visitor to all!
I would recommend this service to anyone. They made our trip to Sweden effortless. We encountered passport problems at the start of our trip which resulted in a delay and Cecilia was able to rearrange everything for us. She went above and beyond in service to us. This is the only way to go and I would definitely use this service again!
Overall this experience massively exceeded my expectations. I will be leaving many reviews as soon as possible and will absolutely use this company again.
I am telling all my friends about the excellent service and value i got from my tour with Nordic Visitor! Kerr Wintergill was my travel guide. I was very lucky to get such a knowledgeable guide. I am proud to say i can call him my friend, and when i return i will ask for him by name!
I would highly recommend Nordic visitor to my friends and family, everything ran so smoothly, everything was covered and I didn't need to worry about a thing.
We were very happy with Nordic Visitor and the service we were provided with. Everyone was very helpful and very responsive!
Well organized and efficient services. All questions and concerns handled quickly and expertly.
This is the first time I have used a travel agent for arranging my travel and tour, it is an experience I have thoroughly appreciated and feel everything had been considered and included. I will definitely use an agent for a trip like this again.
Overall, the trip was just amazing. everything flowed absolutely seamlessly, from working with kristin prior to the trip to the final airport transfer. this allowed us to really enjoy everything that iceland had to offer, rather than worrying about small details. i have, and will continue, to recommend nordic visitor to everyone i talk to.
Couldn't fault it. Everything was very well organised. Nothing was too much trouble for Helga. She arranged birthday surprise for Martin upon arrival. She booked additional food tour for us too. We had a fantastic time and Nordic Visitor (and Helga) helped make it so.
We normally make all our own bookings when travelling, however were very pleased with the Nordic Visitor package. The suggested route and highlights were all spot on, and there were no issues whatsoever with any of the bookings. It all went very smoothly and allowed us to concentrate on seeing the sights :)
The hotels included in our packages were fantastic. Lovely, well kept, clean rooms; helpful , accomodating staff. All the breakfasts we had were great, good selection. Annie was so great to work with. She promptly answered any email requests/questions with very helpful information. Very personal service.
Everything from the booking process to the actual trip was amazing!
Great experience all the way around.
We were very pleased with our experience using Nordic Visitor. Everything went smoothly, the accomodations were comfortable and clean, and the transportation services excellent. Thank you, Sindre! We truly enjoyed our time in Norway seeing your beautiful country!
I just wanted to say that everything was fantastic. I never had to worry about our rooms or traveling in an unfamiliar country because you guys took care of everything. I was particularly thankful for the map with the highlights. We used it every night when we started planning out our stops for the next day. The suggested sights and activities were always helpful. We never would have heard of it, but after seeing "The Eggs of Merry Bay" written in on our map, we looked it up, made the stop, and it was so worth it. We were so glad to have the other suggestions, like the farm in Efstidalur, for good local food (and ice cream) when we were out sightseeing.
Excellent job is all I can say. In planning my email questions were answered promptly and "with a smile" by Gudmunda Palmadottir. What can I say, she is fantastic.
It was an extremely well planned tour, the mapping was clear and distances reasonable. And the sights unforgettable especially the troll road. Accommodations were very good.
We had a very good experience. Having a representative at the car rental office was great. We were able to get the information we needed from her to get started. The maps and guides were great resources for the trip. Overall we are very pleased with Nordic Visitor. The planning and local support were great.
Want to thank my Nordic advisor for all her help & willingness to answer all of my questions no matter how silly or trivial they might have been. It was a wonderful experience.
Overall, I'm really happy that my mom found Nordic Visitor and recommended that we book our honeymoon through this company. It was a really great decision! I personally had never left North America and traveling abroad was a little scary but knowing that everything was planned out, and ready to go for us was a relief. I really like the self-drive tour aspect too because we got to stop and do whatever wanted along the way and as long as we made sure to make it to our hotel at a reasonable hour to check-in, we felt like we could explore to our hearts content.
Absolutely superb in all aspects from start to finish. Would definitely use again and recommend to anyone interested in visiting Iceland.
Hotels were all excellent. Wonderful service at each place. Couldn't have been happier. This was a stress free trip because of the planning provided by Annie. I was able to review things to do with our kids so they could pick out the things that they wanted to do and see while visiting Scotland. It was nice to have a list of options to pick from. Every day was great. I especially loved the map with the highlighted routes, hotels and points of interest. While filling up the car, I got out to unfold the entire map and flip it over so we could see the upper section of Scotland. My daughter told me that people were looking at me as I did this. I told her they had map envy!
Overall, our experience with Nordic Visitor was fantastic. Our travel consultant was very helpful and always there to answer any questions we might have. Everything was planned perfectly, I would not change a thing!
I thought the hotels which were chosen were excellent! I was also very happy with the planned itinerary. Christoph was excellent. He was very receptive to questions and always got back to me. I can't wait to book with Nordic Visitor NEXT summer!
Everything was perfect. We had no problems. We would definitely recommend them to any one going and wouldn't use another company ourselves to book a vacation with.
I have already recommended Nordic Visitor to many friends who are interested. Thank you for the chance to visit your country. I have now been to thirty countries and rate this experience at the top. What impressed me also were the number of young people, drivers, waiters, hotel staff, who were so excited to meet and show their country. The most impressive part of this trip was Iceland and her greatest aspect, her people. I look forward to returning.
The overall trip was very enjoyable. Everything exceeded our expectations Keep up the good work.
Loved our tour! Loved Iceland. Probably the best vacation we have had and we have traveled to many countries.
My Family and I were very Happy with your services and experience in Iceland!
The extensive information you have on your website was very helpful in deciding how we wanted to approach our vacation and which tour to select. The materials provided and the telephone assistance were both invaluable during our visit. I'm confident our adventure would not have been nearly the success it was without your assistance. Everything went very smoothly and we highly recommend to friends and family that you are the place to go for their Nordic travel. Thank you so much!
I have already been telling everyone what a great experience we had and sending people your way. We couldn't have had one of our best and most memorable holidays without you. It was just stressfree and fabulous. We are United Staters, we have been all over country including to Alaska back country twice and we have been to Ireland, England, Wales, Italy , France and Greece. I have enjoyed any of them as much as enjoyed Iceland.
The whole process from start to finish was very clear, Petra was very helpful and we would happily book another tour with you.
Just so hassle free, all we had to do was enjoy ourselves
Everything went very well on our tour. There were no issues with bookings and the hotels used were well located and good.
We had a wonderful time in Norway thanks to Sara and your company. The service provided by Sara made it a very straight forward holiday. The tour provided us with an excellent overview of Norway and we departed with very happy memories.
I really like that I have an assigned agent for my trip booked with Nordic Visitor. As our plane arrived late at Copenhagen airport, I didn't see the limousine drive holding a sign with my name and got worried. I sent an email to my agent, and was informed right away that she had called the limousine service and told me the exact location the drive was waiting. I found the driver and started to relax and enjoy my first trip to Scandinavia. The upgrade to the first class train ride from Stockholm to Copenhagen really enhanced the journey. The detailed itineraries reminded us things to do and suggested attractions to visit. The overall experience with Nordic Visitor is simply awesome.
The self-drive tour was wonderful for us. It meant that we did not have to plan ourselves, and were advised of the best things to see along the way. However we still had the freedom to chose other things. All the accommodation was fantastic. Friendly welcoming staff/hosts and great food.
I had a very positive experience with your company. Christoph was extremely user-friendly in terms of dealing with the one-off aspects of my travel (such as bad-timing associated with being in Edinburgh the same time as the marathon was being run there). I tend not to like organized travel companies since in their efforts to come up with an itinerary that is one-size-fits-all, they tend to recommend the most common/touristy sites and don't provide sufficient opportunity to check out more off-the-beaten path destinations. That was not a problem at all with Nordic Visitor. I am a very satisfied customer and only wish that you provided service in destinations I am more likely to visit in the future!
I just can't say enough about how amazing Nordic Visitor made our experience. We truly had the best vacation of our lives, and could just enjoy it thanks to everything being taken care of by you all. Kristin's customer service has been exceptional-she was a delight to work with. I can't say enough good things, so thank you!
Thank you for the trip I had been wanting to take since I was about 10 years old (and I'm 71 now). This was the perfect way for us to see your beautiful country. I hope to return some day to see the things we missed.
Thank you for a wonderful vacation, going through Nordic Visitor made our trip easy to plan and go smoothly. Thank you Ævar and Nordic Visitor! Every question we had you answered. We hope to travel with you again :)
Klara really was excellent in answering questions and helping us prepare for our trip. We ended up getting off to a very bad start when we missed our flight on Saturday and could not get another till Monday (totally our fault for missing it). Needless to say with different stays and activities lined up each day, we were quite distraught at the impact this would have. We called the nordic emergency help saturday night and reached Stella Bryndis. She handled the changes immediately, rebooking stay and activities and really made us feel much better about recovering from our mistake. In times like this, having good people to work with really provides incredible value. Our thoughts on the nordic staff are just generally "amazing". So we just say thank you to all these fine folks who helped us to visit country we had never been to and one of the most beautiful we have seen!
We were very impressed with the service provided. This was one of the best organised holidays that we have been on having travelled in the USA, Canada and Europe.
This is my second booking without Notdic Visitor, and I am even more impressed at how customised Ævar was able to make our tour. He accommodated everything we wanted to do, and it was so easy dealing with him. Everything on the trip was absolutely fantastic. The only thing we wanted was more time!!
The holiday was amazing, we loved it so much and both want to move to Iceland! we fell in love with the country completely. we had such a great experience booking through Nordic Visitor that I have already been recommending you to friends and colleagues.
After doing a lot of searching and reading online through various tour companies this was by far the most complete with the most combination of activities that I wanted. Normally, I book everything on my own to try and save money where I can, but having the logistics and bookings handled by someone else was a big relief given such a huge schedule and amount of ground to be covered. Communication was very good, all questions answered and I was taken care of very well. Tried my hand at the photo of the month contest offered and was lucky enough to win it. Very cool experience and very happy with everything. Would definitely recommend to others and be ready to book more adventures for myself when the time comes. Thank you!
Fantastic experience for a family of 4 - the girls enjoyed it very much. The weather was great and we saw so many amazing things including the Northern lights :) We all loved it - thanks for arranging!
Sindre was outstanding in providing clear , complete information & assistance. He made the experience pleasant from start of investigation through the entire process.
The welcome pack was fantastic and the simple inclusion of a local mobile was a masterstroke! We honestly cant say enough good things about Nordic Visitor and Iceland in general. A very Beautiful country and we will certainly be coming back for a summer visit
I really enjoyed working with Margrét to plan out my trip. She was very helpful and accommodating. Due to my travel dates being outside the original tour allotted time, I was easily able to add dates and activities. I felt her services were individualized and felt that my needs and interests were met. I will keep Nordic Visitor in mind the next time I plan a solo trip.
Our experience with Nordic Visitor is absolutely delightful! We are very impressed by the professionalism of the staff and the seamless organisation of the tour. Our holiday was enjoyable beyond our expectations!
We were happy and pleased with our total experience booking our vacation with Nordic Visitor that we want to do it again. We have already recommended it to family and friends
Overall excellent trip and we really enjoyed ourselves. We spent a lot of time exploring Reykjavik on foot and loved it. We both felt the trip too short in the end and wished we could stay longer. I definitely plan on returning to Iceland for a longer duration and during a different time of the year, I would love to see more of the country.
Nordic Visitor exceeded our expectations for booking and travel in Iceland. We were well informed prior to even going on our trip about what to expect and how to plan for our travels. We were encouraged to ask questions about any concerns that we had, and we were given very timely responses in return. Documents were emailed to us in advance regarding highlights and suggested activities. We were even sent documents on how to prepare for unexpected weather conditions and driving the ring road. Everything was paid for in advance, and all we had to do was show our vouchers for taxi services, rental car, accommodations, etc. Nordic Visitor made sure that we were well prepared and gave us temporary mobile phone usage, and provided us with maps and atlases that highlighted our accommodations and suggested travel routes. We absolutely do plan to book many more vacations with Nordic Visitor, and would highly recommend their services.
This entire trip was perfection. No matter where we stayed, the staff were always friendly and helpful, the food was always delicious and the views were always stunning. I've already sent several friends and co-workers a link to the Nordic Visitor website after they expressed an interest in our trip. We had a fantastic experience. Our visit to Iceland had quite an impact on us, we did not want to go home and can't wait to visit again. Looking forward to booking other trips with you in the future!
We recently visited Scotland using Nordic Visitor’s Classic Scotland drive yourself tour, and I wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed it. All of the hotels were wonderful, and the staff was so nice. Everything was in order, and there were no glitches with any of our reservations. We especially loved the travel guide — the itineraries were well laid out and we made good use of the suggested highlights and optional activities. We will definitely recommend Nordic Visitor to any friends who may be considering this type of trip.
Iceland is a beautiful country filled with magnificent landscapes, spectacular waterfalls and fascinating cultural history. That is why we returned for a third visit. Knowing how popular Iceland is as a destination and that there were four of us traveling, I thought that having assistance in setting up our tour from Nordic Visitor would be beneficial. It proved to be the best decision! Helga G. was so efficient and helpful. She provided a great map with route, hotels and attractions marked and color-coded. She highlighted some special places for lobster, ice cream and pool with a view. We had a fabulous time revisiting some of our favorite locations such as Þingvellir, Skogarfoss, Djupivogur, Akureyri Botanical Garden,and Jokulsarlon as well as finding new favorites - Lake Myvatn Nature Baths, Eyjafjallajokull Visitor Center, fish leather, and an Ethiopian restaurant Minilik in Fludir. Thanks to Nordic visitor and especially Helga for a great trip.
...and great help from a very knowledgable agent at Nordic Visitor (Solveig). It was also very good value and I believe cheaper than had we tried to organise the same thing on our own. The accommodation all over Iceland was really excellent and some would be highlights or favorites we'll remember a long time
Honestly felt nothing was left out and the trip couldn't have gone any better and all 6 of us that were on this are in full agreement on that. Your company thought of EVERYTHING. I cant' even express how easy it was to work with your company and how everything was thought out and delivered to us. Even if we didn't know we were going to need it.
We thought that Sofia's organisational skills were excellent. She was professional, friendly and organised some excellent hotels - in terms of location and helpfulness of staff. This was a fantastic holiday. A real adventure that we both thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you for making this possible.
The hotels were great, especially the one in Copenhagen and Flam. Everything was so well organized an thought through I.e. the hotels were positioned closely to the train station. We had enough time in each of the places we visited as well. The night in Flam was perfect timing to slow down the trip and relax a little! Excellent experience, timely communication. Very easy and low maintenance which is exactly what I want when booking with an agency.
We had an amazing experience. Everything went smoothly, we loved the hotels Helga chose for us, and the information we received before the tour was very helpful. I cannot wait to travel with Nordic Visitor again. We have already recommended Nordic Visitor to my parents, and they are planning to book a tour within the next couple months! THANK YOU!
This is the second trip we have booked with Nordic Visitor and it was a very pleasant experience (we traveled to Norway in 2013). We will certaily trust our future adventures to the experienced staff at Nordic Visitor. Every detail was taken care of before we arrived in Iceland, all we had to do was enjoy ourselves. We booked a similar styled tour of Scotland through a different company in 2014, and there really is no comparison. Nordic Visitor does an exemplary job of taking care of their clients. Booking through Nordic Visitor is truly the best way to explore Nordic countries.
Tour director Brian Collie was amazing! He made the trip fun & educational.
Brian provided us daily bonus stops in addition to the planned itinerary. I loved that we didn't hit all the usual crowded tourists stops!
All of the guest houses/hotels were wonderful - friendly staff, good food, comfortable rooms. We enjoyed our Iceland tour very much. The scenery is stunningly beautiful and the people so friendly. Nordic Visitor did a great job putting the tour together.
We had a really amazing time for our first trip to Iceland, and it was because of Nordic Visitor and Lárus's hard work and his attention to detail that made our self-driving trip easy and memorable. It was so awesome we want to book another trip soon. We can't thank you enough!!
Iceland is not only a wonderful country to tour with friendly people but the services and detailed personal itinerary provided by Nordic Visitor, made our visit one of those lifelong memorable occasions.
Excellent hotels. The spiral bound notebook and vouchers were great. I wish the large book could have been made available before the trip as didn't want to spend the trip reading up on the various sites, but would have liked to have that information prior to coming to Iceland. The gps unit provided with the rental car was rather dated and difficult to use. We mainly just used it to be sure we were on the correct road - so it was valuable in that respect. Appreciated that the driver was there on time to pick us up from the airport (he also gave us helpful hints about driving in Iceland) as was the transport from Thrifty to take us to the car rental.
We booked this tour of Iceland as our honeymoon. Most people in the USA book tropical vacations, however we wanted something adventurous and more memorable. Iceland and this trip exceeded our expectations in every way. The country is incredible and words cannot describe its beauty. Nordic Visitor did a fantastic job of booking all of our hotels/guesthouses. We were so thankful for the maps and printed out information. This was the trip of a lifetime and if money permits, we'd LOVE to come back someday. Thank you!!!
The self-driving tour planned for us was everything I'd hoped, with a wonderful range of destinations and accommodations throughout. In every case, arrangements were what we would have chosen, had we planned this trip ourselves!
Our guide/driver was friendly, knowledgable, and a delight, sharing sagas and stories, which added to our knowlege and enjoyment tremendously...sites were all wonderful...Iceland is such a hidden treasure we'd never known about and are happy to share our experiences with others and encourage them to visit your wonderful country of breath-taking natural wonders!
Amelia and myself really enjoyed the tour. I was very surprised that the tour was happening although there were only five of us. We really appreciate it very much that you made the tour happened as Amelia could not travel on other timings. Hotels were comfortable and meals were good. The tour itinerary met our expectation as we were introduced to what Iceland could offer as a whole. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and told us interesting stories. I have never heard of Iceland sagas before this trip. He was so enthusiastic about the Northern Lights! I am so glad I saw it and he took a photo of us for our remembrance. After seeing it on 15 April he still continued to go out on subsequent evenings to see if we could view it further as he said that might a chance to see it. That was commendable although we did not see it again.
Nordic Visitor is a knowledgeable, competent and effective travel agent for Norway. Its suggested itinerary for southern Norway produced an enjoyable and memorable experience that leaves one wanting more of Norway as well as other countries in which Nordic Visitor specializes. Mange takk.
It was well organised - all arrangements timed perfectly - good background information in the itinery
We thought our guide was absolutely wonderful..... he handled everything beautifully and made the trip so much fun for all of us. I loved all of it, and I appreciated the amount of time we spent as a group and also the time to be on our own. The transportation from city to city was excellent, and the ferry ride to Oslo from Copenhagen was fantastic.
Everything in the itinerary was in place and there were no hassles. All the hotels selected by you were wonderful. Overall a wonderful experience.
Helga, our tour consultant, went above and beyond with her service. We really appreciated the detailed maps she had for us in our package. She gave us lots of options and ideas for things to do as we traveled - even marking places where we could get homemade ice cream along the way. We enjoyed our trip so much that we stopped in to the office at the end of the trip to thank Helga again. We even made a video clip, telling about some of our great experiences.
Iceland is a beautiful country. This tour was a perfect way to share the beauty and the friendliness of the country. It made it more of an adventure to self drive, go our own pace, choose our own sights, but all the while with the security of excellent support materials provided by Nordic Visitor. Some sites near Reykjavik were crowded with tour buses but around the rest of the tour, we could still be much less crowded and enjoyable, and even alone at many places. Can‘t wait to come back in Winter. I would like also to mention that Kristin put this whole trip together for us with only 5 weeks notice, well done!
We were very impressed with how smoothly everything went. Nordic Visitor did an excellent job of organising our trip. We just gave them our dates of arrival and departure and everything else was handled for us. This allowed us to focus on sight-seeing rather than worrying about routes or accommodations. You can only see so much in a week though, so I guess we'll have to come back to this amazing destination! Although we have travelled a fair bit in various parts of the world, never have we had a vacation where, each night we sat down and listed off all of the things we'd never seen before-glaciers, geysers, volcanoes-hot springs- each day was filled with marvellous sights.
We loved our entire package with Nordic Visitor and our tour guide was fantastic. We enjoyed the small group atmosphere very much (there were 6 of us). We saw several tour groups of many, many more and would not be interested in a larger group, so the Nordic Visitor tour suited us perfectly.
The highlighted map was really useful for planning the tour, and all the small written suggestions were the little bits that made the holiday special.
Overall, the standard of service provided through Nordic Visitor was of a high standard and we as a group have no complaints or criticisms. We found the flexibility of a self-drive tour to be just what we required and with the time we has (15 days) we were able to see most of the accessible parts of the country that we sought. Clearly, in May, there are considerable limitations on experiencing the highlands area, but we understood that well before the trip. However, we were able to obtain some experience there on some tracks that were partly accessible (e.g. Kjolur) as well as going on a flight from Myvatn. Everyone enjoyed the varied landscape, geology, the climatic diversity (surprisingly, quite a lot of sun), and cultural/historical aspects.
Hotels were always well located (most important), clean, excellent service and most with excellent views. Sofia was always very responsive and knowledgable. Using Nordic Visitor to arrange for hotels and transportation saved me a lot of time. And having them available in an emergency, made me feel like I had a trusted traveling companion.
I couldn't have been happier with my trip to Iceland. Everything was easy and taken care of. No hassle getting picked up late. All of my guides were friendly and informative. I can't wait to book another trip through Nordic Visitor.
Everything was flawless. There were no bumps in the road. Information provided and suggestions on what to see were extremely helpful. Just a great job overall
Our overall experience was exceptional - I would not hesitate to recommend Nordic Visitor to anyone. We were in contact with Helga, and she was excellent! An amazing holiday that we hope to experience again sometime soon!
The accommodation was warm & friendly. Enjoyed sipping a cocktail by the fire. The variety & quality of breakfast was exceptional. Nice atmosphere with record player in the background.
Iceland is a very beautiful country and there is so much to see! We chose to travel to Iceland in November, which meant that winter weather and shortened daylight hours were major trip factors to account for during the trip planning. We usually plan vacation trips on our own, but we knew that we needed a tour company's guidance to help us make the most out of our trip. We found Nordic Visitor online and chose it after reading about the comprehensive services offered by the company. On a special note, our travel consultant, Ævar Örn Magnússon, did a wonderful job in creating a customized tour package for us. He graciously provided cost estimates for different travel package options (including modified/personalized travel packages), which made it easy for us to decide which trip package to select. We corresponded at length before the trip was booked, and he was very responsive to all of my questions. We selected the Pearls of the South and West (Winter) self-drive tour package, with two extra days. I inadvertently provided him the wrong information about our arrival date in Iceland, and he adjusted our itinerary right away. Ævar's help gave us the peace of mind while planning this trip of a lifetime. Ævar was an excellent travel consultant, and my husband and I had a great Iceland trip -- thanks to him!
All the hotels were fantastic. The suggested tours were all appropriate. The timing and deadlines were clearly communicated and the directions easy to follow.
Sirry did a wonderful job of working in some extra days for us at the beginning and the end of our trip. Well done !!
Found on Google and selected option from website.....then Helga took over and made it ours and special.. nothing was to much trouble and all the hard work was done.
If any UK clients want to ask any points then do contact me.
We did a 10 day tour with 2 days extra in Reykjavik - hire car package and all accommodation Went like clockwork only better...
well worth getting the info pack posted over as it has all the details you need to plan your trip (I paid for some guides but they stuff was as good or better)
The organisation was superb and everything was very clear. We managed to see most of the recommended high spots from the wonderful itinerary which was prepared for us - plus a few other extras. We managed seven hot bathing experiences and only had to pay for two of them! The Hotels were excellent - very friendly people too, and we managed to see the northern lights at one of them at 1.00 am!! Fantastic holiday.
The overall organisation of train and boat travel was excellent. All bookings for hotels were accurate and instructions to find the hotels were easily followed. Breakfasts were very good...A well organised experience, which, because we had limited time, provided us with an itinerary that met our needs and gave us time to explore the destinations at our leisure.
Our trip could not have been any better thanks to you and your services. Sara was excellent in helping us to complete our trip. Also we made a mistake in our days and we needed 2 extra nights stay and they were taken care of right away and were excellent hotels. Your choice of hotels could not have been any better. We will be meeting with a friend here that has a travel agency and will be telling her about you and your wonderful service. Thank you for making our trip so enjoyable.
We found all the people we were in contact most helpful and friendly.
There are so many positives that I just done know where to start, brilliant service from day one, we are looking at coming back and booking with you to do all the bits we couldn't get round to!
We had a great trip and were extremely impressed with the service we received from Nordic Visitor. The level of detail we were given to help us with the trip was excellent. All the hotels were of a very high standard. We will definitely use Nordic Visitor again for any trips to the Nordics.
Sigfus provided excellent services and even met with us on our first day in Iceland. Our trip to Iceland with Nordic Visitor met all our expectations. We had a wonderful trip, due in large part to the maps and suggestions provided in our materials.
Both the tour and the extra services we booked were well organised and thoroughly enjoyable. The mobile phone was a very thoughtful inclusion, and allowed us to (for example) easily call a taxi after we dropped off the rental car - very welcome on a cold night! The only regret we have is that we did not have more time available to stay longer! Your services were first class, and reasonably priced.
My entire experience was incredible. The hotels were perfect and I will definitely use Nordic Visitor again!
All of the guesthouses provided pleasant, excellent services! They were all uniquely different from one another, as well. It was a wonderful experience for me, as it was my first truly international trip outside of the United States. Iceland is a beautiful, welcoming, magical place!
Excellent diversity in accommodations -- upscale hotel to farmer's guesthouse -- gave a great sense of what the country is all about...Were also very pleased to visit the Nordic Visitor office in Reykjavik on the last day, before we departed. Did a video interview and shared some ideas. It was very nice to personally visit the staff, who were all very friendly.
Fantastic experience and thank you very much for helping out. Erna Run was a great advisor. One of my booked tours was cancelled due to weather and she managed to get me in another similar tour right away on the next day. Great service!
Everything was great, the hotels, food and tours were all good. The best hotel that we stayed are the ones with the hot tub in the garden, we were so tired from hiking all day and from being cold, the hot water in the evening was very welcomed!
Iceland is very beautiful and we love the whole time we were there. We were very lucky to catch 2 annual fireworks displays of the year, first in the Glacier Lagoon and the second one in Reykyavik. We were sad to miss the Aurora as it arrived 3 days after we left. I am a photographer and I took over 2000 photos on this trip. I am still sorting it now and plan to make a photobook of this trip to remind us of the best family vacation ever. Thank you Hafdis and Nordic Visitor :)
It was a fabulous trip. From the moment I made my initial enquiry right through to the end of the trip, everything went smoothly. All the accommodation was lovely, the books and maps were so well done and helpful. There was nothing left unanswered and the staff at Nordic were very helpful and willing to assist in any way they could. Overall one of the best tour group companies I have ever used! Will definately be recommending Nordic to others and hopefully I will book another trip with you again sometime :)
I was a little nervous about using a tour company, but when my wife informed me that it was a self-drive tour, I was okay. Sigfus did a great job picking out interesting things for us to see and places to stay. I have nothing negative to say about our experience with Nordic Visitor I have already recommended Nordic Visitor to some of my friends and they seem quite impressed with what we were given for our tour. Loved every minute!
Congratulations for the entire team of Nordic Visitor! You know how to give a wonderful experience to the customers!
Every detail was planned with perfection and well/precisely executed. All exceptions and extras were handled with extreme care and attention. So, the experience was perfect and I strongly recommend to travel with Nordic Visitor!
Although choosing via the internet can be suspect we found your company to be friendly, professional and efficient and we were pleased with the service which we received through your representative.
Helena resolved a few queries we had about travel arrangements very efficiently. The information given was very comprehensive and useful. The hotels were outstanding in all respects, particularly the Hotel Continental in Oslo. All the food was very good. The level of personal service was excellent by all staff. All of the trips ran very smoothly.
Outstanding overall service. We had a problem with a charge our bank made on our payment of the deposit and your finance department were prepared to make alternative arrangements if needed when we were paying the balance. Excellent customer support.
The service from your company was extraordinary. We appreciated all of the materials provided. All in all, this was the best booked tour I've taken anywhere in the world. Great job!
We had a really great time! Norway was beautiful and it was a pleasure to be able to absorb our surroundings comfortable in the knowledge that we were in safe hands. The small group size made the tour feel quite personal and we got to meet some great people. Special credit to our tour guide, Line. She was very professional, an excellent conversationalist, very well traveled and made all the details that would normally frustrate us (timetables, transportation, etc,) seem quite effortless. During the course of our tour, we also met two other employees of Nordic Visitor (Bjorn and a woman whose name escapes me!) They represented Nordic Visitor extremely well and reinforced my confidence in possible future tours with your company.
We have recently completed the 9 day Natural Wonders of Iceland Tour with Nordic visitor and were very happy with our tour. We were a little apprehensive initially about booking with an unknown operator.Coming from Australia, there is not a lot on offer from travel agents. Mostly overpriced tours, that did not seem to offer value for money in comparison to this tour and with some the hotel accommodation details were not provided which made us very nervous about booking with them.
We normally would prefer to do our own self drive tour, but driving on the opposite side of the road with possibly icy roads, had scared us into booking a small group tour and in hindsight we are glad we did.Although the roads did seem on the most part to be fairly easy to navigate, it was very relaxing to let someone else take care of transporting us between the beautiful locations.
We were extremely lucky with our tour guide 'Rakel', who was absolutely wonderful. She made our tour even more amazing with her funny commentary, patience, and warm personality.
The tour itself was nicely broken up, with plenty of breaks, and a little exercise most days. Our tour guide was very accommodating with the walkers of the group and would organise extra impromptu walking time whenever we got the chance. We were particularly grateful for that, as it allowed us to eat all of the delicious three course meals each night, with a relatively guilt free conscience.
The bus itself was comfortable enough, however might be a little compact for particularly tall people or large framed people.
Our accommodation on the whole was very good. Every hotel was spotless, with comfy beds and warm showers. Some were in more striking location than others, but we did not have a bad experience at any of the hotels.
My partner and I have just returned from three months travelling around Europe with one of our stops being in Iceland for 3 weeks. We booked to drive around Iceland for 2 weeks with Nordic Visitor after booking a trip with them to Greenland. Iceland we have to say was the highlight of our trip. The fact that the car, hotels, activities were arranged prior to us landing was a great time saver. The welcome pack was a very pleasant surprise. The only negative point we had is the GPS sometimes did not pick up some of the hotels / activities we were scheduled to go to, to have a GPS pre-programmed waiting at the rental car company would more than exceed expectations. All in all we will definitely be using Nordic Visitor for our next trip to Iceland.
Travelled via the planning services of Nordic Visitor 15Jul23-15Aug05. The experience was so overwhelmingly positive, I simply HAVE to offer a review.
The booking process was easy and our representative (Sigfus) was helpful and professional. We received our literature early enough to research and plan our trip. The itinerary was well thought out and helped us ensure we weren't missing anything. An pleasant add on were som hand written notes on the map with some "extras" such as good places for ice cream and off the track sights.
Accommodations were excellent and in the right places to enjoy the places we stayed. I could go on much further but will simply state that this company is top notch, we would highly recommend their services, and thanks to them, our Iceland experience was a trip of a lifetime.
Knowing nothing of Iceland and traveling with a 13-year-old, I contacted Nordic Visitor and asked them to help me. Their recommendations were on-target and they selected tour agencies who were reliable, on time, courteous, helpful, and everything you need to feel okay about traveling in a foreign country. They arrange pickup at the airport who was there as stated and had all of my vouchers. My itinerary was accurate and when there was a question, I just dialed Nordic Visitor or the tour agency. They have sound advice and follow up on their work. You still have to do your part (airline reservations, schedule your trip back to the airport) but if there is a problem, you have a friendly voice to talk to. Great guesthouse recommendation (good location, tour bus pickup right outside). All of the tours were better than expected with frequent stops, time for bathroom breaks, snack/lunch breaks, knowledgeable tour guides, and fantastic sites.
Thanks to Nordic Visitor, Iceland was a wonderful place for a 5 day break....should have stayed a bit longer.
Lucky Icelanders to have such a beautiful and otherworldly country.
Nordic visitor provided an absolutely outstanding service, with agreed content, care hire, transfers, hotels, road maps marked up with great places to stop and even a mobile phone in case of problems.
I really can't praise them enough.
Have no doubt, this company really do offer top notch service for a good price.
My wife and I have traveled extensively all over the world and worked with many different agencies and tour providers. This was the most well organized, thoroughly documented, best planned self-guided tour we've ever been on. We are very impressed with the level and quality of service we received and would not hesitate to recommend Nordic Visitor anyone. We especially appreciated Kolbrún's willingness to customize the itinerary to accommodate the extra days we had.
Overall, we had a wonderful time and saw a lot of beautiful scenery. Overall we got exactly what we came to see.
We were very delighted with our accommodations and the ease of our "self-guided" tour!
All hotels, meals and rental car were excellent.
Kolbrun was excellent with everything, and assisted us with a train from Gothenburg to Copenhagen. I cannot fault anything with our tour experience.
I WAS VERY IMPRESSED BY THE PERSONAL SERVICE AND RAPID RESPONSE TO QUERIES. I AM BASED IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA AND TO BE DEALING WITH AN AGENCY IN ICELAND WAS QUITE SURREAL. I HAD BETTER SERVICE THAN FROM MY LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT HANDLING THE REST OF MY TOUR. KOLBRUN WAS EXTREMELY HELPFUL AND FRIENDLY. WE CANT WAIT TO COME BACK AND SPEND LONGER RATHER THAN THE EXPRESS TOUR.
...We loved the tour that Nordic Visitor provided. We added two days and were very happy with everything that we did. Thanks you!
Jennifer Kleinman, United States
Excellent hotels, great location. Sirry was very helpful. Very informative, made it easy to do a self guided tour.
We were very impressed with everything you did for us. All the arrangements worked as planned and the information you provided about the tour was excellent. We would have no hesitation in using Nordic Visitor again
We have found all the accommodations to be excellent. The suggestions for stops were great and the GPS got us everywhere with no problems at all. We loved the food, especially the fresh and delicious seafood. The activities we had signed up for were a lot of fun. The whole trip was amazingly well organized.
We had an absolutely unforgettable vacation in Iceland thanks to Nordic Visitor!!! Thanks so much for all your hard work behind the scenes to make our vacation perfect.
This was my 4th time in Iceland and by far the best. The self drive allowed me to see so much more of beautiful Iceland than just staying in Reykjavik and taking tours to other areas. Nordic Visitor made it so easy, having our itinerary ready, hotels booked, and tours made ahead of time. The distance between hotels was perfect, giving us plenty of time to stop, explore and relax. Hilmar was very accommodating to our needs, booking extra excursions for ahead of time. I would highly recommend Nordic Visitor.
This was a wonderful vacation. The natural wonders of Iceland are fabulous, and the trip was very educational about the geologic forces shaping the country. We also enjoyed learning some of the history of Iceland, and interacting with people we met along the way. Our trip was too short, our next visit will be longer and at a less intensive pace.
Booking with Nordic Visitor was the best choice made. Hilmar was very professional and knowledgeable. We received a very nice Welcome Kit with a lot of very useful information and a map with the route highlighted and hotels listed. This was very useful for us on our journey through Iceland.
I travel around the world and have been in every continent and used many travel agencies. Nordic visitor ranks as one of the best in organization and trip support that I have experienced and I would highly recommend them for any tour planning.
On our customized map, there were a few notes such as "home made ice cream", or "cozy coffee shop". We have taken advantage of those, and were really happy that we did. We appreciated those notes...For our trip, we had planned to arrive a few days before the beginning of the tour, and we stayed one day after. Our personalized itinerary took this into account and was customized accordingly. Our pick up was there on time, again to go along the private portion of our trip. The taxi driver (Velur) went on to be our first Icelandic ambassador as well. FYI, we were impressed enough by your services that we have talked to someone about it already.
Everything was excellent!
Our questions were answered very quickly and our agent, Aevar, was extremely helpful. Our package was put together thoughtfully. It all came together very smoothly which made our trip very pleasant and enjoyable. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed everything we did. We feel fortunate to have had such a nice experience. Iceland is a beautiful country and its people, very friendly. We hope to have the opportunity to visit again! We will definitely recommend Nordic Visitor.
Our guide Alfred Moller was terrific. He was knowledgeable and was willing to help us with our photography questions. He was also a very confident and competent driver. The group size was perfect - I did not want to be with a very large group. Overall the hotels and food were good, and the pace was good as well. I had a great time. Thank you for being so well organized with the travel documents, vouchers, suggestions etc.
Kolbrun was wonderful. She answered all my questions and more up front and provided exceptional service. We spent 5 weeks in Scandinavia and this last week finished it off beautifully in a calm and relaxing pace in wonderful places.
Customer service was exceptional right from the beginning. All travel details were clearly detailed in materials sent before trip, as well as, received upon arrival. All drivers, hotel employees, and tour guides (kayak tour) were very friendly and helpful. It was a wonderful experience and we would love to book a longer trip around Iceland someday with Nordic Visitor.
The trip was great and the island beautiful. It was one of the truly memorable family holidays! We loved traveling Highway One on the island's east side!
The services provided by Sjofn exceeded our expectations in all respects! The organization and travel materials provided were excellent and easy to follow. We would not hesitate to recommend Nordic Visitor! We cannot wait to visit Iceland again!
We thought that Larus did an excellent job in planning the tour and our hotel stops based on our interests, which were largely to take advantage of seeing the beautiful scenery and to hike.
We've travelled extensively in Europe, North America, South America, Australia and New Zealand. Our trip to Iceland was one of the best organized and most enjoyable. Nordic anticipated almost all of our questions with their extensive information package. And for those that they didn't anticipate, Larus answered them promptly. We so much enjoyed our trip to Iceland that we're looking forward to a return visit in a future summer and will definitely used Nordic Visitor again.
Everything about this tour was perfect. It would not be an overstatement to say it was one of the top travel experiences of my life. Arnar really thought through all of the details, and produced a tour that probably could never be topped. All of the hotels and other travel plans were first rate. I would love to do something like this again.
Thank you! You will hear from me someday in the future for more travel.
We booked a last minute honeymoon trip with Nordic Visitor and found the service outstanding. There was only two weeks from the date of booking to our arrival date. Even though she had very little time to coordinate the trip, Sjofn did a wonderful job planning the trip. She made excellent recommendations and went out of her way to make us feel very welcome and comfortable throughout the process. She helped us re-coordinate one of our activities when one of us was not feeling well and was very responsive whenever we had questions throughout the trip. Furthermore, all the accommodations were lovely and comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed all the recommended activities and the stress-free aspect of the self guided driving tour. We really had no idea what to expect with Iceland but were overwhelmed with the beauty of the country. Whether we were doing an activity or just driving, there was so much beautiful scenery to take in. Overall, we are certainly impressed with the quality of service that we received throughout the process and are planning on making a return visit in the winter months. Thank you!
You provide a good service to people like us who come from so far away and don't know how to get accommodation etc., and so we depend on your advice. We decided to go to Greenland because we saw a blog on your website written by Alexandra who had been there herself. We wanted to do what she had done. Alexandra had booked and organised a self drive holiday around Iceland for us in 2011
Hotels were all in really good, central positions, close to transport links and city centres. This did mean one of the rooms was noisy (Copenhagen Scandic Palace) on our last night, as it overlooked a side street with busy restaurants; if we had been staying longer we would have asked to move rooms. Overall, this didn't detract from our enjoyment, though.
The standard of transport was excellent, from the limousines that collected us from the airport, to the cabin on the ferry from Denmark to Norway, to the trains. The rail journey form Stockholm was particularly lovely - comfortable, fast and quiet trains, gorgeous scenery, and we crossed The Bridge, too. The time spent in each city was just long enough to absorb the essential elements that made each one special, and it was really interesting to be able to compare their similarities and differences. The holiday felt much longer than nine days.
We were very satisfied with our tour (8 days around Iceland). The group was a good size (16). We drove around in a small van/bus. Our tour guide, Alfred, was great and very knowledgeable. All of the restaurants and hotels were acceptable. We got to see all of the major highlights and a few hidden things we wouldn't have found on our own. It was nice to have someone else drive and take care of logistics.
We have just returned from a week's self touring holiday of Reykjavik and Southern Iceland, arranged through Nordic Visitor. From the moment I first contacted the company I knew I had chosen wisely. Their agent, Helga, was efficient, courteous, prompt with responses and very patient as we tweaked our trip. Her suggestions gave us a custom-made itinerary which took us to the best that Southern Iceland had to offer. After 2 nights in Reykjavik, we stayed at different hotels every night and they were all great. Granted a few didn't look much from the outside, but inside they were brilliant and we had the best rooms they had to offer. Our mid-way stop was at the Fosshotel Vatnajokull, near Hofn, and the view from the window was of three glaciers - awesome. If you are thinking of a holiday in Iceland then use Nordic Visitor and always ask for Helga - she was brilliant.
We've recently returned from holiday in Iceland. I booked us on the Iceland Full Circle self guided tour through Nordic Visitor. Hilmar was absolutely fantastic to deal with. He was very patient with me as I tried to work through dates and added excursions and always provided quick, informative responses.
The package we received upon arrival was well put together and allowed us to navigate around the country with confidence. Everything had been considered and taken care of. The accommodations were fantastic.
We had a self-created situation when we arrived at the airport. Hilmar rang the hotel later in the day to make certain we were settled in with no more issues. He also called in advance when a glacier tour was cancelled due to a storm.
Iceland can be a little intimidating. Nordic Visitor's preparations and assistance made it even more wonderful than we hoped and imagined it could be. I not only highly recommend this company, I have already referred friends to them and will be using them again when we return to Iceland in the hopefully not too distant future.
We have just returned from a 9 day bus trip arranged by Nordic Visitor. As we arrived, there was a potential strike in the offing. We called at the office and they could not have done more for us in helping to rearrange our trip. Never, in all my dealings have we had such wonderful service. Kristen, our driver/guide was pleasant, knowledgeable and indeed, an excellent communicator who was very proud of her country. The accommodation was good and the dinners that were arranged of a very high standard. I have never before recommended a company so highly.
All of the hotels were well located and clean -having GPS in the car rental was well worth it and made getting into the cities so much easier -being picked up upon arrival at the airport is a great service after having spent so many hours in transit.
All of the hotel check ins went smoothly - the planning of our route to travel was well done.
Excellent service from the word 'Go'. Kolbrún was very efficient and very helpful. At one point on the holiday there was a discrepancy between what was on our voucher and what the hotel thought were the arrangements for the evening meal, but after a quick e-mail from me she sorted it out there and then...
Overall a great holiday experience, we were very pleased that after e-mail discussion with our consultant we changed our preferred vehicle to larger AWD type, in particular when travelling through the ice and snow...We appreciated very much the map with hand written suggestions and all accommodation marked. The written itinerary was an excellent guide. Combined with the GPS supplied meant we did not get lost.
We thought the tour was very professionally organised and we had no problems whatsoever and would certainly recommend Nordic Visitor. However personally we like to travel a little slower and would have liked at least one more 2 night stay in a hotel, as we felt some days seemed too long by the time we got to our accommodation. We didn't enjoy the Western Fjords as much as the rest of the country and if would recommend others to spend a similar number of days in Iceland but without visiting the Fjords. The last day we felt was a bit of a rush to get the car back in time as we had an early flight the next day. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.
Very well organized
We were very impressed with the efficiency of everything which Nordic Visitor organised. The accommodation was varied and very friendly. The hand- annotated road map was especially useful. We saw things which we would not have found ourselves because they had been highlighted on the map or in the itinerary. An especial highlight was the haycart puffin tour at Ingolshofthi. (please excuse my spelling!) We stayed at the Foss Hotel at Faskruthsfjordur and found the exhibition in the hotel about the french fishermen most surprising and interesting. Car hire was also an efficient and quick affair, much better than our last car-hire experience in France. We had not realised just how large Iceland is and we would love to return to see the rest of the country.
We had an absolutely wonderful time on our two week Iceland Complete vacation via Nordic Visitor in May/June 2015. Anita and Alexandra planned a perfect itinerary for us and answered all our questions. Everything went off perfectly from the gentleman who first met us upon our arrival at the airport, to the car rental, to the hospitality we received at each of the hotels. The scenery (mountains, glaciers, geysers, rainbows, etc) was beautiful, the different hotels were excellent (we enjoyed the farm the best) and the included breakfasts were plentiful and delicious. We saw many animals(whales, reindeer, seals, birds, etc.) and withstood the changeable weather. We have many fond memories from our time there and the 1,500 pictures we took. We are very pleased to highly recommend Nordic Visitor to all who want an unforgettable vacation in Iceland.
The overall organization was very well executed. We had our reservations made everywhere we went, with pre-booked departures on the tours we wanted to take. This eliminated the deception of showing up at the counter and being told that the tour is full and not able to register. It allowed us to benefit from every hour we were in Iceland. The small car was in good condition (Ford Focus). Great service, great suggestions.
All services, from pick up at the Airport to the return bus service and including accommodation and meals, were to a very good standard and problem-free.
From the very beginning the service we received was first class and any queries we had were quickly and efficiently answered. Our holiday was totally trouble free and was exactly tailored to suit our requirements. Many thanks.
Our trip with Nordic Visitor exceeded our expectations and I doubt we would have been able to book a comparable trip on our own. The itinerary was very detailed so there was never any questions about where we needed to go and how long it would take. Any issues we had were taken care of promptly. We heard numerous times during our trip, from other travelers and the staff at our accommodations, about what a good company Nordic Visitor is. I would not hesitate to recommend Nordic Visitor to other first time travelers to Iceland or to use your services again in the future.
We came from half-way around the world. It was very comforting to know that everything was well arranged.
My mother and I booked a last minute 4 night holiday to Iceland. Nordic visitor organised the whole thing minus flights. Everything ran smoothly bar a hiccup by a Super Jeep tour operator. When we contacted Nordic visitor for help they sorted the problem within 1 hr, with an even better outcome than the original tour!
Great welcome package plus itinerary etc. other people we know who used different tour operators didn't get this.
Could not be happier. Thank you so much!
We found the hotel staff very helpful with advice regarding the most suitable clothing for both of our excursions. We were also advised to moisturise our face in the evening and not to wash our face in the morning to prevent sun or wind burn. Our guides were superb with regards to advice as to the most appropriate clothing to wear on the day of our trips as one day was "warm" and the next day was very cold. We felt very safe with our guides and found them very friendly and informative...
We had the comfort accommodations and the hotels definitely surpassed our expectstions. The tours booked were high quality.
Very thoroughly planned with a good variety of accommodation. We stayed during the solar eclipse; two pairs of solar viewer glasses were included in our welcome pack - one of many thoughtful touches. Very quick procedure on returning the hire car. They later returned our camera to the hotel when we realised we'd left it in the glove box.
Highly recommend taking a guided tour for duration of trip. Simone was our EXCELLENT guide and driver and helped make our group (of 12) trip an amazing adventure!
It is important to remain flexible as daily plans may have to be altered due to weather (blizzard) !! ...part of having an exciting experience!!!
Hinrik was exceptional in his quality of service. Very knowledgeable and helpful, and always cheerful, despite a family bereavement, which he didn't disclose until after the tour, obviously as it might have affected our enjoyment of the trip. An outstanding person.
A most enjoyable trip.
We enjoyed the holiday so much that we want to return to Iceland to see more of the wonderful country. Nordic Visitors could not have done enough for us. We arrived in the middle of a storm and our whole holiday had to be re-scheduled but amazingly we only missed off seeing one thing on the itinerary. A fantastic and memorable holiday.
One of the most amazing trips I've ever done and one of the best in regards of organization.
I was extremely happy with the entire experience...from my initial email inquiries, through the booking process (and more questions from me that were answered thoroughly and promptly), my arrival, the trip itself and all the details taken care of by Nordic Visitor. Nothing was left unattended--I even received a phone call (on the Nordic-provided cell) mid-way during my tour from my consultant, asking how everything was going, was I enjoying myself, and advising me of a storm warning (ensuring I was checking road/weather conditions regularly). Since returning home I've already posted a review on your Facebook page and also comments on TripAdvisor. I'm happily and sincerely recommending your company to anyone/everyone interested.
The tour was very well organised. We didn't have any problems with any aspect of the booking of the trip. Contact from Nordic Visitor employees was polite, helpful and responses were sent quickly. We'll definitely return to Iceland and would use Nordic Visitor again.
Really excellent holiday, thank you. We only booked a few days in advance and received excellent speedy service.
Genuinely - one of the best trips we have ever undertaken. We received a great welcome in Kiruna, our guides were excellent - and made every experience unforgettable! The Aurora... was glorious!
My adult son and I decided to go on a rather last minute trip to Iceland. An internet search led me, amongst others, to Nordic Visitor and was reassured to see they had achieved a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2014 which was an incentive to feel confident in the quality of the trip and ultimately was the Company I chose to go with.
I booked a four day, three night Northern Lights, Super Jeep Safari for myself and my son which we took in early February. We chose Quality over Comfort for our hotel and were not disappointed as Hotel Borg was just superb as well as being centrally situated and therefore everything was on our doorstep in downtown Reykjavik. Guðrún Eiríksdóttir was our contact in the office at Nordic Visitor and bearing in mind the short notice, she organised our accommodation, tours and all the paperwork without a hitch. She was super efficient as was always good in communicating via email so I always knew what was what. Again, very reassuring!
From the moment we arrived and got in the waiting taxi at the airport until the end of the holiday when we were collected at the Hotel Borg to be delivered back to the airport, the holiday was one to remember. In such a beautiful country, with fast changing weather, excellent people, fun and interesting places to go to, fabulous knowledgeable guides on the tours (particularly Halldron of Amazing Tours who was brilliant) and delicious food, I shall not forget these few days.
We booked through Nordic Visitor and they organised the activities with Kiruna Tourism and we had an amazing trip, meet at the airport -23 C, deck out in clothing which we kept for the 4 days, transported around, good hotel and had great guides who were welcoming, knowledgeable and communicative. Couldn't ask for anything more, Went snow walking, dog sledding, visited Abisko viewing station, Ice hotel and Sami Village.
All of my activities and accommodations were wonderful!
Thanks for everything! You made my visit to Tromso two years ago amazing and this visit to Iceland, as well! I'm so glad I found your company. I've told friends about you! I can't wait to return to Iceland when the landscape is green, to see it as a completely different country (and vacation)!
Nordic Visitor handled our enquiries very promptly and brilliantly. We were very impressed by the services and every other little things that truly showed a high demand of care and consideration. Special thanks to Sigfús, our advisor. We will definitely return to Iceland with Nordic Visitor.
My Travel Consultant Ms. Cecilia Markov was extremely helpful and professional in all aspects of dealing with the customer. Her invaluable assistance allowed me to choose, modify, and combine the existing tours to fulfill all my needs. The hotel locations were excellent and the arrangements made by Ms. Cecilia Markov ensured that everything worked perfectly well without any glitches. I would strongly recommend such excellent services to anyone who would like to have an unforgettably pleasant holiday.
I wanted to go to Longyearbyen, the northernmost town in the world, on an island about 1,000 miles north of Oslo, Norway, in December. I knew nothing about preparing for a trip like that, including what to wear for the Arctic cold weather.
Luckily, I found Nordic Visitor. Kolbrun helped identify a number of activities for me to do (including dogsledding), and arranged for a great hotel, airport pickup, etc. She was very patient with me (I had tons of questions) and gave me great guidance on how to dress and prepare for the trip in general and the specific activities.
I received a great itinerary in advance, detailing where to meet tour guides every day, etc., which made it very easy. The trip went without a hitch. One activity (snowmobiling) was cancelled due to weather, and I received a very prompt refund for the activity shortly after I got back.
I plan to go to the Arctic again, and I will definitely use Nordic Visitor.
I recommend them without any hesitation at all; you won't be disappointed!
The perfect experience - this company is amazing.
I did the Iceland Winter World tour. It hit up all of the big attractions and diverse natural beauty of Iceland. Loved the Golden Circle tour and the Blue Lagoon spa, especially. The tour guides were friendly, informative, warm, and professional. I loved how the tour included airport pick-up/drop-off, and also it was SUPER convenient that the tour buses picked you up in front of your hostel for every excursion.
The tours were so organized and streamlined - you could explore, relax, and enjoy yourself, without stressing about coordinating anything. Shoutout to Larus at Nordic Visitor - he's awesome and was always available to answer my questions as quickly as possible.
Iceland is beautiful, and I highly recommend the Nordic Visitor tours! :)
Alexandra was really helpful when our flight was delayed and we were messed around by the airline. Even though our flight did not arrive till gone midnight (9 hours late!) we were still collected by the driver while others were left stranded at the airport - very impressive. The maps and books provided were excellent and allowed us to plan our time and get the most out of the holiday. Overall the accommodation was excellent and experience was amazing.
We had a wonderful holiday in Iceland thanks to Nordic Visitor. What an amazing country. I have eaten Puffin, Horse and Reindeer which I hadn't done in the past. We saw the Northern Lights, geysers, glaciers, and waterfalls. Thank You.
I just returned from a 4 day trip to Iceland with my 26 year old daughter to celebrate her birthday. This is my third visit to Iceland and her first. Given our short time i decided to use Nordic Visitor to plan our vacation. I must say this made it so much easier for us. Everything was extremely well coordinated and organized. Hilmar, our travel consultant was superb. He promptly answered all emails and was extremely knowledgeable. The entire tour package was exactly what we had requested and the accommodations at Guesthouse Sunna met our expectations for location, size of rooms, service and good good. On our Golden Circle Tour we had the most amazing tour guide, Arsthor. I have taken many tours over the years in different countries and he was by far the Best. I highly recommend this agency.
We have just completed the Express Iceland Tour offered by Nordic Visitor, extended by two days. After the apprehension of whether Bardarbunga or the remains of hurricane Christobal would end up cancelling our flights into Iceland, the holiday went like a dream. The organisation of every hotel, every excursion and the car hire experience were all perfect. We managed to go to the Blue Lagoon, Glacier boat ride, horseriding with Hestasport and Snorkelling in Silfra. We even had an amazing Northern Lights show at Skagalfjordur. The only thing we did not manage was to fly over the fissure eruption at Holohraun because they started operation on our last day and by then everything was fully booked. Fantastic country. Highly recommended.
Hotels were better than I had expected and I was very lucky with the weather. Excellent value, my friends in Australia recommended it and so will I.
The travel agent was amazing. I booked my trip with him two days before I arrived in Iceland and it was like it had been planned way in advance. He did a great job in determining my tours and was very helpful with organizing my schedule. I had all my travel documents with custom travel booklet including my itinerary, map, and top places to visit in Iceland waiting for me at the hotel when I arrived. I absolutely loved my trip to Iceland and did not want to leave. I am so thankful for the excellent customer service Nordic Visitor provides and will definitely book with them in the future.
Very happy. Iceland is expensive for us but it was worth every cent! Have already recommended Nordic Visitor to a number of fellow travellers and friends. You should be proud of the service you offer.
Because it was necessary to change the dates of the Extra Services (cultural walks/boat trips/etc) of our prepaid tour; we were not adequately dressed for the boat trip thru the icebergs. This was only due to time limitations after arriving from our Iceland flight. Otherwise, everything was wonderful; especially our beautiful view at Hotel Artic!!!!! Erlas Sonja was very nice to work with; we had no issues with any vouchers. Many thanks for making our adventure to Greenland a truly memorable and treasured trip. Our experience was a very positive one. Got your contact from an article in International Travel News written by someone we had met on a trip to Svalbard with several years earlier.
...Although we had to cut our trip short, we thoroughly enjoyed our travels and we immersed ourselves in the many natural beauties of Iceland. We have already praised your company and the services you provide and we will continue to promote Nordic Visitor as we share photos and travel stories with friends. THANK YOU ALL!
We had a fantastic holiday all round and are very likely to return. The information supplied by Nordic Visitor concerning the volcanic activity was very timely and helpful too. For us the self-guided tour worked perfectly.
The snowmobiling on the glacier tour and the super jeep to Askja were outstanding. The guides were wonderful and the experience was other worldly. The river rafting tour was probably most exciting and fun tour we took and we would highly recommend. Hilmar was an excellent travel consultant. We made a change in our original plan for the start of the trip shortly before the trip and Hilmar handled everything excellently.
From start to finish, it was a very easy experience and we got from the trip exactly what we were expecting and more in most cases. Very well planned...we appreciated all the effort that was made to make our trip enjoyable and memorable. Special thanks to our agent Gudrun who provided us with the package details and answered my questions prior to booking and during our trip.
Ozkan is a mountain guide in Turkey so he is very aware of the preparation needed to enable a smooth trip of the sort we experienced. We both felt the service we received was outstanding. We did not use the GPS that came with the hire car because with the quality of the maps and information provided there was no need. All the places we stayed were very welcoming, very clean and the breakfasts, especially the bread, were often outstanding. We were also very lucky with the weather but doubtless that is beyond your control!
We would just like to say thank you for your superb organisation, excellent provision of information and selection of places to stay that helped us to have an outstanding holiday. Binlerce teşekkürler (a thousand thank you)!
We were very impressed with all the areas of Norway that we saw. Everything was clean, convenient and friendly.
Really enjoyed the historic hotels. Everyone was friendly. Easy to work with Bjarni. He made excellent choices for our hotels. Everything went smoothly.
Very impressed with the arrangements made - easy to follow independently. Pleased with location and standard of hotels. Delighted with the service you provided from the first email correspondence with Irja, right through to being dropped off at the airport at the end of the tour. Everything was so well organized and easy to follow, the arrangements exceeded our expectations. Thank you for a great holiday!
I have just completed a two week drive around Iceland. The bookings were all handled by Nordic Visitor Centre. I stayed at farmhouse hotels for most of the trip. I couldn't speak more highly of the whole experience. This started when I turned up unannounced at NVC in Reykjavik to check the trip; to the magnificent places I stayed at and the beautiful country. There was a volcano eruption while I was touring and the NVC contacted me before the eruption to warn me about it and afterwards to see where I was. The whole service was excellent and I will certainly use NVC if I can get back to Iceland.
We wanted to tour Iceland on our own, but knew nothing about where to stay, what to see or how long it might take to drive ourselves from place to place. After much research on the internet, we chose Nordic Visitor and could not be happier that we did so. We told Alexandra what we would like to do, how much time we had and what type of accommodations we would prefer. She suggested an itinerary, booked the hotels and made the car reservation. Much in advance of the trip, we received in the mail all of our hotel and transportation vouchers, a detailed itinerary, a map with a suggested driving route and all of our hotels plotted on it, along with suggestions about where to eat and what to do and see along the way. Alexandra was efficient, helpful, responsive and always cheerful. Once in Iceland, we received an Iceland Road Atlas and a phone to use in emergencies. Nothing went wrong on this trip. If it had, I know that Nordic Visitor would have helped us in any way that they could. My expectations are high and they were surpassed.
We just returned from an awesome nine day trip with visits to Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo. Cecilia from Nordic Visitor coordinated the trip including transporation between the cities and hotels. She even coordinated a last minute change during our trip. Overall, we had a great trip and are very happy with our expereince with Cecilia and Nordic Visitor. Thanks!
This review comes a little late but then better late than never. Last year we booked the four corners tour of Iceland with nordic visitor. Our trip from day one was very well planned and organised. Iceland is a beautiful country no doubt but with the services of Nordic visitor it became an unforgetable experience. Here i want to specially thank HELMUR for the promptness in resolving any issues and taking care of all our needs as we were travelling with small children aged 4 and 11. Must acknowledge and thanks HJULTI who went out of his way to show the best face of Nordic Visitor team. Wish them all the best.
I was very pleased with the whole experience. My thanks to Kolbrun who was always quick to reply to my emails and questions. She was very helpful throughout. I liked the hotels selected and the locations they were in. Overall the holiday was a great success and I am sure at some stage we will book another holiday through yourselves.
The map provided to us highlighting the route and where the hotels were located, as well as attractions, was extremely helpful. The itinerary was well planned and we never felt rushed. We really enjoyed your wonderful country!
We asked Alexandra to try to get us the best rooms possible that were also quiet, if possible. It was obvious that she had done so at every destination. She asked us what we wanted, listened, asked a few good questions and then did her best to find us what we asked for and we were very pleased with the results. The materials provided by Nordic Visitor were fantastic. We used the maps and the brochures and the itinerary and read every suggestion. The map with a suggested driving route to each of our marked hotels was very helpful. We were very, very well prepared for this trip because of the outstanding work done and materials provided by Nordic Visitor.
The trip was planned for us (based on what we wanted to do) and all of the details had been taken care of for us. The route was planned, the hotel reservations were made, we had books and maps sent to us and we were provided with a phone and GPS. Nordic Visitor thought of everything – and made themselves available by phone and by email all during our trip to answer our questions or help us in any way that they could.
Working with Alexandra was just a pleasure. From the very first email I sent of inquiry about the possibility of booking a trip with Nordic Visitor until the email I sent at the end of our trip asking if we could change our shuttle pickup time at the hotel, she was helpful, knowledgeable, responsive and always cheerful. Thanks to Alexandra and Nordic Visitor, this was one of the best planned and organized trips we have ever taken. Nothing went wrong, but I have every confidence that Nordic Visitor would have helped us had there been any problems. I have no recommendations for how Nordic Visitor could improve what it does and that is unusual for me. My expectations are high, and they were surpassed.
Our trip to Iceland was unforgettable! Everything from the accommodations, to the rental car, to the travel documents exceeded our expectations! Jelena was fabulous and truly put our minds at ease answering any and all questions. We were blown away by the beauty of Iceland and the incredibly warm people. Everything was incredible, and we can't wait to return! Thank you!
It was a thoroughly-planned trip from A to Z with many options to select from and add to the trip depending on the location. The booklets given were most helpful and actually more efficient than Google, or just easier to navigate.
Our hotels were perfect. We enjoyed wonderful dinners, some in the hotels, and others along the way. We were pleasantly surprised that even the smallest hotels served gourmet meals, great food and beautiful presentation. This was the vacation of our dreams and we were blessed to travel with our daughter and two granddaughters, ages 8 and 11. We were still in Iceland when the granddaughters talked of "when we come back to Iceland". We then knew the trip was a success and we can't thank Gudrun and Nordic Visitor enough.
All aspects of the trip exceeded my expectations and the service from first contact to arriving home was excellent. Thanks for the hard work that you put in and the variety of accommodation was just what was required. A truly memorable stay in Iceland which I hope to repeat soon.
The location of hotels so close to trains was excellent. Particularly liked the lovely new hotel in Trondheim and the interesting historic hotel in Bergen.
Bjarni was available to answer our questions promptly while on the tour and arranged for our luggage transfer after the tour had started. Good work!
We recently spent a week in Iceland based in Reykjavik, including a three day self drive tour along the South coast fully arranged by the Nordic Visitor centre. The tour was well organised by the staff at Nordic Visitor Centre. Everything was easy and smooth. Our only regret is that we did not spend enough time in the country. There is so much more to see. We want to go back again for at least two weeks so we can tour the whole amazing country.
My wife and I just returned from 10 fabulous and exciting days in Iceland and can't say enough about the arrangements made by Nordic Visitor and Erla, in particular! All of the transfers/shuttles were on time. The rental car was great (almost brand new) and the GPS was helpful on several occasions. All of the hotel arrangements were top-notch. We can't think of anything that could have been better!
My wife and I took the Iceland Full Circle self-drive tour in early June. We then stayed on in Reykjavik for a few days. Our tour was arranged by Jelena. She was very helpful. We were very pleased with the tour. All of the arrangements were perfect. We enjoyed the inns where we stayed and the various tours that we took. Iceland is a beautiful country. Would highly recommend Nordic Visitor.
Our first time in Iceland and the staff at Nordic Visitor made the whole experience so easy and hassle free. Cannot wait to see more of Iceland and will be booking with Nordic Visitor again. Alexandra was the best consultant ever. So friendly and professional. Everything was perfect and we were well looked after by everyone.
I had done enough research to be dangerous and overwhelmed. Jelena did a great job assimilating my desires and her knowledge of the area and planned the trip around our interests. All suggestions she made were spot on and contributed to the success of the trip. There were a few minor hiccups but nothing that couldn't be worked around. Contact with Nordic while in country was always handled quickly and in a professional manner. It was nice having the peace of mind knowing Nordic had our backs. We loved Iceland and can’t wait to go back!
We had a wonderful time. I would go again in a heartbeat. I felt safe and knew I was expected at certain locations at certain times, so I could move at my own pace in between. The scenery was breathtaking and I felt so lucky that I could take my time really enjoying that. Every person we encountered was polite, dedicated and professional. Every excursion and hotel was great. I highly recommend going to Iceland and using Nordic Visitor when you get there.
We felt that every aspect of our contact with you was professional and excellent and are very pleased we chose to book through you. There were no complications, errors, annoyances. We had a marvelous time in the three beautiful capital cities and loved every moment of our travels in them. We were especially impressed by the friendliness, courtesy and exemplary English spoken.
We had an excellent holiday although it was a shame that we didn't see the Northern lights. Purely down to the weather though. Overall the communication and planning of the holiday went very smoothly and everywhere we went we were treated very well. The chosen accommodation was, in all cases, superb.
Beautiful country accommodations. Travelling made easy. I was unfortunate to be held in Akureyri due to bad weather & closed roads. However, my advisor re-arranged my schedule and accommodation. A big help in such unforeseen situation.
I travel alone throughout the world. By far this is the most seamless and professional group with whom I have ever dealt with.
…Cecilia Markov (the person I was working with predominantly at your company) is AMAZING! I can't say enough about her - she was patient, and friendly and made the tour memorable. I cannot say enough about our service I received from your company. The attention to detail was wonderful not only from your company but the service providers you use was wonderful. It made me feel so incredibly special.
Our trip was handled very professionally from start to finish and our travel consultant, Kolbrún is very patient in answering any questions we have. We enjoyed most parts of the trip and wish we had more time to stay longer. Bergen and Tromso were our favourite especially our Aurora Hunting Tour with Marcus, absolutely spot on. Overall, we had an amazing experience in Norway, couldn't ask for more. Looking forward to another Scandinavian trip and Nordic Visitor is definitely our choice of travel agent.
Even though, I couldn't see any northern lights, it was a good experience to visit Iceland. And it was easy to travel there with Nordic Visitor Tour.
I have just returned from a wonderful 12-day Aurora Safari by rail and cruise package arranged by Nordic Visitor, below are some of my comments on this tour:
1. The "Norway in a Nutshell" has provided me a good perspective of Norway.
2. The combination of cruise, train, bus, and flight over 10 days gave me a compress yet varied and comprehensive look into Norwegian life style and land scape.
3. The dog sledging day tour was filled with fun and laughter, while the aurora light chasing tour was the most memorable experience.
4. Most importantly, the connections between various parts of the tour made by Nordic Visitor fit seamlessly into the schedule.
5. I truly appreciate the help and guidance provided by the two agents Helena and Kolbrún from Nordic Visitor, before and during the trip.
I highly recommend the services of Nordic Visitor to anyone interested in exploring the Scandinavian region.
The Ice Hotel was AMAZING, what a concept. The dogsled from the airport was a fun experience. The Scandic Ferrum for the rest of the stay was fantastic. The staff at both places were exceptional. The snowmobile tour, although eventful, was just a hoot. The most fun we have had in ages. All the meals in all locations were just great and good value. Kiruna is a lovely town and the people are terrific. There aren't enough adjectives to describe it all. Just a load of fun. A must for something completely different. Everything was organised beyond expectation. Just do it!!!
Our holiday was exceptionally well organised. Iceland is an amazing country and there is so much to see. It was great to have an itinerary but be able to stray from it if we wanted. Overall, one of the best holidays we've ever had!
My goal was to see the Northern Lights and after a lot of research, I landed on using Nordic Visitor Tours to handle arrangements for me and my friend. I am so glad we did! Alexandra was wonderful. She was patient when I made changes to our schedule and made excellent recommendations, including for restaurants. We were booked solid for 6 days and 5 nights. We did the 4x4 Jeep tour (loads of fun with Essac!), whale watching (yes, we saw some in Oct.!), the Blue Lagoon (a great way to relax, but don't do it just before you get on a plane home!), Golden Circle, Northern Lights, etc. We stayed at Hotel 1919 and I would highly recommend it. There was a terrific breakfast each morning and the location couldn't be beat. We saw and experienced so much that my mind was filled with Iceland for days after returning. There are geothermal sites everywhere, black beaches, waterfalls, rainbows, etc. The landscape is like nothing I've ever seen. Kind of creepy cool! Nordic Visitor had a driver pick us up at the airport with a nice tote bag filled with all the materials we needed for our tours. We were picked up at our hotel and dropped off again after each activity. Everything was seamless and hassle-free. Iceland is safe and friendly. Non-Icelandic speakers get around just fine using English. I could have used another day or two to see the museums, but there was art everywhere you looked nevertheless. Use Nordic Visitor. They won't disappoint.
Overall it was a well planned trip. The days were full, driving was easy, and the geology spectacular. Some days we felt as if we were the only people around for miles. Especially enjoyed the baths in Myvatn, whale watching and the Northern lights. I missed the daily breakfast when the trip was over
It was one of the most free and liberating vacations we ever had. It was flawless and relaxing. Thank you, Jelena, for planning it for us and listening to what we wanted to see. Your suggestions were great and more than 2000 pictures are a good testimony to it.
Larus was excellent right from our first enquiry and always replied promptly to emails. The whole booking and payment process went smoothly and all documentation arrived as advised. When we told our friends and family that we were going to Iceland they said "why, what is there to see". Since we returned we have not stopped talking about our trip and showing photos of this incredibly beautiful country such a long way from Australia. I proudly wear my "Iceland..... been there" T Shirt. It is a great conversation starter.
We had a wonderful time in Iceland and thought that the whole trip was organised very well indeed. The documentation supplied was excellent and we felt like we were travelling independently but with the full support of experienced local people. Iceland was amazing and as you travel around the coast the scenery just seems to get better and better and we found our vocabulary constantly consisted of words like stunning, beautiful, fantastic and wow. Thank you for a superb trip.
It was the most amazing trip we've ever had. Jelena at Nordic Visitor made it flawless and catered it to our likings.
It all started at the Airport where we were greeted by a very nice gentleman who had a sign with our names on it. He drove us to our hotel at Reykjavik, told us stories about Iceland and of course gave us our travelling package. A very nice blue bag, that we used through our trip to keep our maps and memories together, had a big map with our route and things to see highlighted, a beautiful book with all the places to see, tons of good information, itinerary with addresses and phone numbers for hotels and a telephone, that was very useful, when our car broke down away from the main road.
When we had a car trouble, Nordic Visitor 24/7 service was there to help on Sunday afternoon. We were back on the road in less than two hours. Local mechanic was nice and we got to try some hot dogs at the local gas station, which you need to try, hot dogs are the best ever!!
You also need to try Icelandic Burgers, they are great!! Buy them fresh almost at any gas station. Local meat soup, meat products and charr are great. Keep in mind that smoked means really smoked, almost like chewing on a burning stick. Everything worth a try though. Local milk products are flavorful and awesome!!
There are many things to see in Iceland and we wish we would spend more time there. We needed at least couple more days to really enjoy places that we loved. The scenery changes every 100 ft and all of it is beautiful. Iceland is very photogenic!!
Renting 4x4 is a good idea, it gets you places easier. The roads are not really what you are used for in the USA.
Dress in layers. It's very important. Next to waterfalls it feels like heavy rain. Can get really windy and it blows right through you.
If you need some private time with your very close friend or partne
All hotels had obviously been well researched and were excellent. Hotel locations very good. This was an excellent experience and a good way to see the countries visited. If we did it again we would spend additional time in places e.g., Oslo to recover from travelling and possibly fly home from Bergen. Many thanks.
The help and professional manner in which Helena conducted our business was greatly appreciated. All her arrangements proceeded perfectly and we had no concerns or worries during the course of our holiday.
Special thanks to Kolbrun; when we wanted to customize our tour - she made it happen. If there were errors or need for clarification, she assisted in a friendly and timely manner. She was easy to reach and connect with and this made our planning from such a distance that much easier. This was such a special holiday for my family and I, especially my father. We very much enjoyed your beautiful country. Thank you so much Nordic Visitor!!
To begin with, Hilmar was extremely helpful in answering questions that I had, via email, before the trip. There were no "surprises" or details left out. The literature was very clear and self-explanatory; the vouchers were never questioned or challenged. He took into consideration, when booking the accommodations, my mobility concerns. The staff of each of the hotels were friendly and helpful, as was the rental car agent. The breakfasts included in the package exceeded our expectations.
Nordic Visitor made our stop-over in Iceland such a positive and memorable experience! The detail and clarity of your website, your printed materials and the assistance of your agent were top-notch and unparalleled. We met other tourists on the trip that struggled with their tours and travel issues, and we were so very thankful that we had selected Nordic Visitor!
We both work in a very professional environment where we travel a lot all over the world. The organization of this trip was overall excellent with great attention to detail and absolute customer mindset, e.g. map where all hotels were marked for us with the date, the return options for the rental car with drop off service, etc. We were extremely grateful that everything worked very smoothly, without us getting stressed out with organizing, finding things, fixing things, etc. High professionalism and very kind manner talking to us, regardless who picked up the phone and fixed our two requests during the trip. High flexibility. Special thanks to Fjola for all, she did a great job! :-)
We have traveled to many places but our trip to Iceland was an epic adventure. Each region we visited was different and each had its own charm and beauty. When we returned to Canada we recommended Iceland as a place to visit, and to contact Nordic Visitor because they offer outstanding service. The information package was well put together. We really appreciated the map which highlighted the trip route, points of interest and daily accommodations.
We would like to thank to Nordic Visitors team and especially to Lárus for all tour arrangement - we found it very professional and well prepared. Communication with him was very nice from very beginning till final e-mails before our arrival to Iceland. We would be very happy to have opportunity to use Nordic Visitors again in case of our travel to Scandinavia.
The driving tour was perfect for us. We had the security of your expertise and guidance, but we had all the freedom we wanted since we were driving ourselves. We were a bit apprehensive about driving in Iceland, but it turned out to be very easy and enjoyable. The scenery was awesome and the driving distances were very manageable. I'm glad we added extra time in Reykjavik. I would have enjoyed even more time there. All of your materials were well prepared and fun to read. The Iceland Road Guide is spectacular. I am still reading it!
Together with Alexandra at Nordic Visitor, we planned a 10-day trip around Iceland. From the very first contact, Alexandra was extremely helpful and creative in responding to our wishes. The entire (interactive) planning process ran very smoothly. All the information sent to us (by regular mail and email) before the start of the trip was very informative. From the moment we landed in Iceland, everything was again very well organized. The Road Atlas that the company provides is a great asset. Hotels and guesthouses were of high quality and everywhere we went, the food was great. The pre-booked excursions were very well-organized too! In general, we noticed that Nordic Visitor has an excellent network of hotels and guesthouses, and of companies for local excursions (glacier hike, whale watching, where, by the way, we got a great show by one whale). Thank you Alexandra and thank you Nordic Visitor. You are a great company to work with. Too bad Nordic Visitor has no control over the Icelandic weather..... that should be your next objective!
Pat and Marc
Our entire experience with Nordic Visitor was very enjoyable. Thank you for all your assistance.
My husband and I traveled through Nordic Visitor for a full circle Iceland Activity Tour. We could not have asked for a better trip. The wonderful reviews helped us decide to book with Nordic Visitor and I wanted to share the positives of our vacation planned through Nordic Visitor. My husband and I had never traveled out of the United States before and wanted a trip that was well planned by locals. I feel that our tour allowed us to see much of the beautiful country.
Iceland in general, is a very travel friendly country and I recommend a trip there to anyone who appreciates vast interesting landscapes, friendly people, and a whole lot more. Thank you Nordic Visitor for the wonderful vacation!
This was a trip of a lifetime for us. All of the accommodations were great! There was enough time in each day that we were never rushed to get to the next place.
Thanks ever so much
We were delighted by our Express Iceland tour, and the arrangements made on our behalf by Nordic Visitor. There were no unpleasant or unexpected surprises. Our accommodations consistently exceeded our expectations. Lárus was thorough and professional in assisting us throughout the process. We very much enjoyed Iceland, and look forward to returning again in the future.
We found the whole experience of visiting Iceland was very much smoothed by the prior arrangements and efficient service. It was good to visit the office and meet Alexandra and she was lovely and charming. The accommodation was largely excellent and the recommendations for our days were great. We had one of the best holidays ever, and given that we were in a very unknown environment, did not speak the language and had no experience of driving on the 'wrong side' of the road in snowy conditions, we were very pleased that everything worked so well. Thanks to you all for the great service.
The tour was very comprehensive and well organized. It exceeded my expectations. I have visited over 50 countries. This trip was the best. My son, daughter and son in law are already talking about visiting Iceland. The map, tour book and suggested itinerary were outstanding. Thank You.
We were very pleased with the planning/reservation services provided to us by Nordic Visitor. We were not quite sure what to expect, but everything went according to plan. Before our arrival we received a fairly comprehensive information package in the mail including a large map of Iceland and detailed itinerary. On our arrival at the airport we were picked up by a taxi driver who had our vouchers for the hotels, car rental and ferry. The next day we were driven to the car rental agency, and with our GPS powered-up, away we went! It turned out to be two weeks of incredible scenery, learning and great food. We recommend this trip and company.
Me and my girlfriend drove around the country (12 days because we added some extra nights to the base trip) on a self drive tour booked through Nordic Visitor. We chose budget accommodation throughout and it was beyond excellent. Clean rooms/facilities, friendly owners, and tasty breakfast provided at each place.
The tour was flawlessly orchestrated by our NV agent. Wholeheartedly an amazing, unforgettable trip. The agent you are assigned is a local, ie. someone who knows what you can do in the time-frame you provide (not someone working at a shopping mall 1000's of km away, selling you pictures from a brochure and guessing what you can achieve).
The rental car arrangements, sleeping accommodations, pick ups/drop offs, activities, etc were all based off vouchers that your agent prepares for you, and you use these along your trip route. It was brilliantly simple and well detailed (each voucher had contact numbers and addresses to your destinations). Put the information into the GPS you are provided with, and off you go. Need to call your accommodation or activity for more info or because you're arriving late? No problem! NV provides a pre-paid cell phone to get in touch. We even used ours to just call taxis when we needed. NV flawlessly took care of the core details for us, the rest was our own adventure to do as we pleased.
If you want to see Iceland, even on shorter routes, NV knows what they are doing. Highly recommended because I would have wasted hours online trying to figure out each days accommodation, activity, etc on my own (especially in the more remote areas). Iceland lives in my heart now. Booking through NV allowed me to spend more time enjoying this beautiful country, and its wonderful people, without worrying about all the background booking details.
From the word go Larus at Nordic Visitor helped us plan our holiday perfectly, and enjoy it to the maximum. We wanted a 5-6 day trip taking in some superjeep experiences both from Reykjavik and up in the north around Akureyri as we didn't want large coach groups or anything too touristy. The Superjeep trip to the Eyjafjallajokull Glacier and black sand beaches south of the island was phenomenal, and as the other couple in the jeep had booked to do a glacier hike, the guide asked if we minded combining the two trips which would prolong the day by a couple of hours which we were all thrilled about, and boy was it a great decision! Despite rain the six of us did the glacier hike which was amazing fun! An arctic char lunch followed by bouncing up and down sand dunes on the black sand beaches was excellent.
Up in Akureyri we were booked in to Hotel Kea which was lovely, and this was a good job as we ended up having to stay an extra night due to a snow blizzard which closed Akureyri airport... apparently they had not had snow all winter, but this more than made up for it as I've never seen snow like it! Our day trip to Myvatn (courtesy of Saga tours) was the highlight of our trip and picked perfectly for us by Nordic Visitor... the weather was beautiful - crisp but with sunshine - and our guide Sigi (who was the star of our whole holiday) took our jeep 'skating' on a frozen lake with us still inside it which was hilarious fun, before going off road round lava fields and up the side of an enormous crater amongst other things. Finally, the part of our holiday we had been waiting for: Jarbodin Nature Baths. These geothermal pools were stunning. With a little snow falling, perfect blue sunshine, and snow capped mountains as a view, my friend and I had the most lovely soak in the warm water, almost in splendid isolation. Nothing like the crowds at The Blue Lagoon which we had heard from some people to avoid in favour of Jarbodin. And they we
I was very impressed with the service and everything went smoothly. I loved not having to think about how or when we were getting to another country because all of the details were taken care of by Nordic Visitor. Overall I think you guys did an incredible job! We had a wonderful time exploring on our own.
We had an absolutely amazing experience. Iceland is such a BEAUTIFUL country - best experienced on your own in a car at your own pace we think! Larus was very helpful at every turn. Overall, a tremendous life-altering experience in one of the most magical places I have ever been.
There are not enough superlatives in English to express my experiences, lets go with:
Fantastic - Well organised - phenomenal - excellent value for Money -
An extremely well organised and thus enjoyable holiday; Nordic Visitor (and Alexandra) should be extremely proud of this level of customer service. Last minute changes to the hotel bookings were dealt with extremely efficiently.
I booked a Nordic Visitor Tour for my partner's 40th Birthday just after Christmas and it was fantastic, we had such a great time. Nordic Visitor's staff were really helpful, there are really well organised. We received all the documentation we needed when we arrived at the hotel including a map, a guide tour as well as a mobile for ermergencies. The hotel we stayed in was very nice and very well located in the city centre although it was quite noisy with some bar or night club next to the hotel which kept us awake. But that's the only complaint we would have as everything else was great. The holiday cottage was fantastic, lost in the wilderness, it was like staying in a ski chalet with its own hot tub outside. We rented a four wheel drive which was part of the package and here again no problem at all, the car was in prestine condition and I would definitely recommend a four wheel drive if you want to travel a little bit further as some of the roads can be challenging.
The highlight of our trip was spending New Year's Eve in Reykjavik. It was out of this world, an explosion of fireworks for at least two hours. It was probably one of the best , if not the best New Year's Eve we ever had! If by chance you are going at this time of year I would recommend watching the fireworks from outside the Cathedral, but beware if you have children as in Iceland there are no restrictions on fireworks and anyone can fire them from pretty much anywhere and we had a few passing by dangerously near! But do not let this putting you off as there were fantastic firework displays.
So overall, I would definitely recommend Nordic Visitor as a tour company as well as the Northern Comfort self-drive package. We are really hoping we can come back one day and see the Northern Lights as unfortunately we were not lucky that time.
Our first experience with Nordic Visitor was in 2010 when we did a 14 day driving tour of Norway. We had an amazing time and were very grateful to the wonderful folk who organised it, we felt well supported though we had no problems. We have just had our second experience with Nordic Visitor and this time we really got to know just how well supported we really were. Our 11 day driving tour of Iceland hit problems when extreme weather meant we were held up in Djupivogur half way around the island. Our representative Bjorg rang us to make sure we knew that it was unsafe to drive any further north and we should wait out the bad weather. We ended up stuck for 3 nights and time constraints meant we did not have time to do the full ring road and needed to retrace our steps and head back to Reykjavic. She arranged our alternative accommodation and emailed us an updated itinerary. We were thankful to not have any stress to ourselves in this regard. We will certainly always recommend the services of NordicVisitor.
I work in the travel industry and usually plan all my vacations myself via online research and experience. For my recent honeymoon my wife and I wanted to visit the Scandinavian countries and chose a tour on the Nordic Visitor website and then worked with Cecilia to customize it to our needs. While I tried to plan this trip myself, once I started working with Nordic Visitor I just gave up and let them handle everything as they were so good at it. They also got better prices that I could manage on my own so I got a perfectly organized trip and then it cost me less that I expected!
We flew into Stockholm and they had a driver meet us at the airport and take us to our hotel (we could have taken the train but preferred with all our bags to have a car). Our driver was great, even after she dropped us off she came into the hotel until we were checked in and made sure we had our welcome packet from Nordic Visitor.
For our trip we upgraded to stay in nicer hotels (well worth the money). Every hotel they got us was great, right in the city center so we could walk everywhere and they all included wifi and breakfast which at all 3 hotels was a 5-star buffet.
From Stockholm we took a train to Copenhagen, Denmark, from there an overnight cruise to Oslo, Norway (upgraded on the ship and again, it was well worth it, great cabin, free wifi, free drinks and snacks in the VIP lounge). While in Oslo we stayed at the grand Hotel, which is the most renowned hotel in the city.
From Oslo we took a train back to Stockholm (we had Nordic upgrade us on all trains to 1st class. A minimal fee but again well worth it).
Communication was great, every time I had a questions Cecilia or someone from their team answered straight away. I highly recommend Nordic Visitor to anyone who is looking to take a vacation in Scandinavia. The
In August, we completed the Iceland Complete tour, arranged by Thordis of Nordic Visitor in Reykjavik. What a wonderful experience! We were met at the airport in Keflavik by the most hospitable, informative cab driver in the world, which was a great start. Rental car, GPS and cell phone were also arranged for us. Accommodations were delightful. Part of the reason for that is the widely varying style of each place - from elegant, to rustic, and always scenic.
We loved that an itinerary was provided, with suggestions of what to see and do each day, but we had complete freedom to decide which we wanted to do. Because of the great flexibility, we often had the opportunity to discover unexpected delights, like a wonderful horse show on a Sunday afternoon! When we returned our car in Reykjavik, there was a huge festival going on, and many streets (including the one our hotel was on) was blocked, but the creative young man from the rental agency was able to deliver us to within a block, and we were soon able to join the party. A great trip arranged by a great travel agent and company. Any Nordic trip we plan in the future will have us contacting Nordic Visitor!
My wife and I chose Nordic Visitor to arrange this self drive tour for us. We travelled in July and were very lucky with the weather. 15 days sunshine out of 17. Iceland is one of the most beautiful countries we have ever visited, and we were impressed by the friendliness and hospitality of the people ( and also by the fact that almost everybody spoke English). Outstanding also were the services we received from Nordic Visitor through María, their representative. From pick-up at the airport to the selection of the places to stay, every detail was exactly as advertised and flawless. The documentation we received prior to arrival and then again in Reykjavik was plentiful and very useful. So were the hints and other information we received from María personally at her office. We are full of praise and shall share our experience with friends and family.
Thordis: Excellent, excellent, excellent! Everything provided and planned for was fabulous and amazing! Everything provided was perfect!!! My favorite place was the Blue Lagoon. I went there, twice, The massages were awesome!!!
I used Nordic Visitor when I travelled to Iceland for the first time, and it was a wonderful experience. They gave us free passes to the Blue Lagoon for our birthdays, and they also let us change our itinerary after we arrived when we realized we wanted to spend more time with a friend in Reykjavik. This was at no cost to us. The thing I appreciated most was the fact that they chose hostels for us that were difficult to find in guides, and this made our experience so much better. One hostel we stayed at (Hrifunes) was just a small house on top of a mountain, and I never would have known to stay there, but it was my favorite of all the hostels. I will definitely use Nordic Visitor again in their other locations. I had such a wonderful experience with them!
Nordic Visitor, with Alexandra as our local travel specialist, set up our nine night self-drive tour and thought of everything. Our personal taxi driver met us at Keflavik Int'l Airport after an overnight flight from Boston to hand us our travel documents, local cellphone, and give us a guided tour on our way to our Keflavik hotel. The documents (map, detailed itinerary, highlights of Iceland on our route, useful information, expanded tourist information guidebook, and daily travel vouchers) directed us around the island with ease and were very professionally put together. The Nordic Visitor arranged rental SUV (SUV allows access to restricted back-country roads) came with a free GPS. The middle level Comfort Accomodations were quite adequate. Alexandra was always there for us: before the trip to relay details and answer e-mail questions, on arrival in Reykjavik to further recommend sights along our route, during the trip if needed via out free cellphone, and at the end of the trip during the extra day that she arranged for us in Reykjavik. Great Trip! Fascinating Country!
Everything was well organized and complete. We particularly liked having a cell phone for emergencies etc. the accommodations were great! We loved that the route and accommodations were arranged for us. This took a lot of stress out of the trip. We loved Iceland and will consider returning as well as using Nordic visitor for future travel to other destinations.
Nordic Visitor was one of the best travel decisions I've ever made. They made everything so easy, while giving us the freedom of being able to 'adventure' on our own. The hotels & guesthouses were fabulous and comfortable. Our itinerary and maps were comprehensive, with many personal touches from Thordis, our travel agent. I hope to book another trip with Nordic Visitor again soon!
Helena was one of the best travel consultants I have ever worked with. She quickly answered all questions and was a delight to work with!
Took a Northern Lights tour last weekend.
Very professional, great driver/guide. Super vehicle for 6 passengers.
Saw the Lights, wonderfully enjoyable evening.
We just returned from our trip and we wanted to tell you thank you! The trip was fantastic. Everything you planned was wonderful. We loved the tours in Kiruna, especially the dog sledding. The ice hotel was amazing and we loved the room you picked for us. The hotels you picked were very nice and we never would have found them on our own. We liked the Hurtigruten and were so happy when we got to see the Northern lights on the deck on the second night. We even enjoyed the bus and train rides because the scenery was so beautiful! The guides in Kiruna were especially nice and helped us locate a piece of luggage we lost while we were on a tour so we could make our train on time afterward. Thanks so much!
Amazing trip, from airport pick-up to drop-off. Better than anticipated. Alexandra was amazingly helpful. Your country is wonderful. Just wish we had seen the Lights!
It was a pleasure to deal with Cecilia Markov. The overall trip experience for us (Two couples) was memorable. The ferry trip to Flam, the stay and dinner at Fretheim Hotel were outstanding. The Flam railway train ride was sensational and so was the train journey back to Oslo. We found the people in Norway, friendly and helpful. The whole country is beautiful. The city of Oslo was a delight to explore. We would gladly come back again for a holiday in Norway. Thank you for your hospitality.
The travel guide was far more informative then anything we had bought for ourselves ahead of time. The welcome package was excellent and highlighting our route on the map was a great idea. Overall services provided went above and beyond our expectations.
Kristin did a great job in keeping us informed as we drove around Island. Specifically when the bridge was washed out at Vik - she called us immediately and recommended a detour. And, when our glacier hike was finalized at Snaefellsjokull, she called us to confirm that day tour.
We are only sorry that we could not give her our thanks in person.
"Very good" doesn't seem adequate to describe the superb information provided and the thoroughness of the package we received on arrival. You service greatly exceeded our expectations in every way. Anna's Hotel stands out as one of our most pleasant hotel stays in many years of travelling. One of its great assets is that it is too small to accommodate tour buses.
We chose Nordic Visitor because of the excellent range of activities offered. The itinerary was really well thought out and planned, and the tour allowed us to experience the best Norway has to offer. The personal meeting at the hotel [on arrival] is an excellent service—it allows you to ask all the questions you need, and the phone was an inspired idea—it’s really nice to have that facility.
Brilliant, Palmi. Thanks!
P.S. Iceland is next...
It was a very nice trip with Nordic Visitor, and a wonderful experience... I was very happy with your services, I was picked up at the airport, and we drove to Kiruna, and went through the program of my tour.
Overall it was a very nice trip with Nordic Visitor, and a wonderful experience to visit Kiruna.
Just want to thank you and Nordic Visitor team for the excellent service you provide…never experienced in a travel agency such a professional and kind treatment. We loved your country, the Icelanders are such a loving people…it was a vacation that we will never forget…..so many memories. Like your slogan says: an Unforgettable Travel Experience!
This vacation was definitely the most beautiful one in all my life, and you know how old I am and can imagine that i have done a number of beautiful trips. The preparation from your side was so absolutely professional, so excellent and brilliant ... other travell agencies in the future will have a really hard time to even come near this standard. I already plan to come again next year, either 10-14 days on my own, or for a sort of same trip with my brother. he lives in Sweden, and has been to Reykjavik a few years ago on a company-convention ... but only a few days, and has not seen too much. (but was fascinated like everyone who has eyes to see iceland). Once again: our warmest thank you so much for the preparation of this trip. even if you might say that this was your job ... you did an excellent job!! And you know we have met other customers of yours who said the same.
Dear Maria We both just wanted to write to thank you so much for your efforts in organizing our honeymoon to Iceland. We had an amazing time and loved Iceland very much. We have recommended you and Iceland to a lot of people. You were very friendly and made us feel very welcome. And booked us into some beautiful hotels. Thank you again. Love from Jen & Matt
All of our hotels were much higher quality than we would have booked ourselves. They were wonderful and the breakfasts were fabulous. The personnel were so friendly and often went out of their way to help. We appreciated the markings on the maps. The only bit of complaint we had was that the young man at the car rental did not give very good directions to the car garage. It was hard for my husband to walk that far. We should have called a taxi. The GPS in the car gave good directions. My husband was not used to the gas saving engine shut off and he thought there was something wrong with the car. I presumed it was to save gas, and he finally got used to it. The best part was that we found where my grandparents had lived and were born. Thank you for giving us extra time in the locations where we needed to hunt.
Thanks to Cecelia for all your answers ahead of time and for working out the details. The trip was wonderful and the adventure of a lifetime for our age.
The high-light of our European adventure was the week in Sweden doing the self-drive tour that you had arranged for us (Stockholm & a Slice of the Countryside). Everything in the tour was absolutely perfect from the transfer arrangements to the car and hotel accommodations and the tour format itself. I would highly recommend it to anyone! Thank you very much for all that you did to make this part of our holiday so enjoyable - even the weather cooperated.
We are back home now having returned from Gothenburg yesterday.
We had a wonderful trip in Stockholm helped by the unusual kindness of the weather gods. Both the excursions were excellent; especially with a good guide/driver who took us through the Viking tour. We felt that it would have a better experience to start with the city tour rather than end our trip with it. The hotel location was very central with excellent facilities. All in all both of us felt that we were well looked after and were very impressed with the quality of service.
Amazing. Would definitely book again. Thank you!
We had a great experience and would recommend Nordic Visitor to friends and family.
You were lifesavers when I was traveling to a new country and didn't know what to expect. You made it easy so I could relax and have fun. Dagny was helpful, the tour was great, and I knew I could call you if I had any problems. We wouldn't have seen nearly as much without Dagney's recommendations.
This was the first tour that we have ever booked. Normally when we travel, we research and do all our planning ourselves. This trip was a delightful exception. It was very well organized by Nordic Visitor. I felt so much more comfortable with having so much planned by the experts ahead of time. The knowledge about Iceland from the people who live there is priceless. The maps, the phone and the GPS, were a significant help. We would never have been able to have experienced all that we did in such mental and physical comfort without the aid of Nordic Visitor. Our accommodations were lovely, as well as the restaurants recommended. We most definitely will recommend you to our friends, as well as travel with you ourselves on our next Nordic adventure.
We were extremely satisfied with our experience with Nordic Visitor. We had the BEST vacation in Iceland and look forward to returning! Thanks for arranging a great trip!
We were very happy with our whole experience with Nordic Visitor. Everything was laid out very well with no hitches. Everything was timely. Distances suggested to travel each day gave us plenty of time to see all the beautiful places we had chosen to see. The overall experience was exceptional!
Just wonderful! We really enjoyed our trip and credit Nordic Visitor for such an amazing stay! Thank you again!
Overall we were impressed with the service, organisation, level of planning and detailed information, your consultant was extremely helpful and competent and a pleasure to deal with.
Everything and everybody was excellent. Thanks again!
The guest houses were all fantastic and were gems that we would not have known about had we booked on our own. Another nice element was that the car rental had 100% fully inclusive insurance- that was a huge benefit and much appreciated. Have already recommended NV once from our Iceland trip, (which generated a booking for you!) and will absolutely recommend again. Christoph was also wonderful- did a fantastic job in customizing the trip for us (comb of 2 trips), and was also quick to respond and communicate via email. We will definitely book again- the only negative is that the time went by too quickly!
Klara was terrific from beginning to the end of the trip. Thank you helping to make this trip one that we will cherish forever!
All of the hotels were perfect! It was a pleasure to work with Annie. She made arrangements for an extra 5 night stay. We had a wonderful trip thanks to her. We couldn't have done the driving without the GPS in the rental car.
I cannot recommend this company enough. They have been polite and helpful throughout the entire process, enabling us to have a relaxing yet adventurous holiday. Norway itself was wonderful and all services involved- trains, boats, hotels were outstanding. We will be coming back for sure!
Overall wonderful trip and made it much easier for us to have all our accommodations and rental taken care of for us and Petra was a fantastic help!
We were very impressed with the entire experience and feel it was also a good value. It was a very stress-free travel experience for us.
The Tour was wonderful. We spent 4 days with no luggage and yet we had a marvellous time! The Tour was even better than i had envisaged. The scenery was amazing and the people we met on the Tour were very friendly. Thank you so much
Very friendly and attentive response to our questions.
Excellent, I thought Margaret was very informative and accommodating. Would definitely go on another tour with Nordic visitor.
Everything was a "10" for us. Nordic Visitor was even better than we anticipated. Thank you. It is refreshing to work with a company that puts its customers first and goes out of their way to make sure their experience is all positive.
This was the first time we have used a tour company and our experience was absolutely amazing. We had an itinerary loaded with hotel changes and activities and Silja somehow arranged everything perfectly. She even recommended a great restaurant for our wedding anniversary, which we were fortunate to celebrate in Iceland. I cannot recommend Nordic Traveler enough. Absolutely top notch. Thank you for an amazing experience.
We couldn't have asked for a better organized self drive tour. Fully detailed, easily understood, and very clearly written. It left us feeling confident and happy to be able to relax knowing it was so well organized. Loved every minute of our time in Scotland.
We found the tour expensive but we felt it was really worth it! We felt totally pampered and happy that we didn't have to think about anything but getting in the car and seeing the country. We had 12-hour days most days and still didn't manage to see everything that was suggested, so another visit is already on the list. Arnar was great in giving tips and patient with all our questions beforehand. Many thanks to Arnar and the rest of the staff for an exceptional experience!
From first visit to website through planning, the experience and results were world class.
I have to say I am impressed with the care and attention I received from the company before and during my visit. I want to mention two examples in particular. On the first day of my arrival in Reykjavik I forgot my credit card at the local post office and had to pick it up at the opening. For this I needed to postpone scheduled hotel pick-up by the car rental company. While my agent Kristin was on vacation, another employee (I don't have the name now) received my email, called me and helped to reschedule the pick up - all outside normal business hours. In another case, I tried to reschedule my bird watching tour, and while I succeeded on my own, just as I was pulling into the parking lot for this tour, another employee Katrin called me to make sure I am all setup. Turns out she rescheduled this for me too. Katrin also reassured me they are monitoring developing situation with potential flooding of the major highway leading to our next destination. She told me they are staying on top of this and will inform all affected travelers if needed. This meant a greta deal for me and I could just relax and go back to enjoying my vacation, which by the way was one of the best in my life.
We loved Iceland! This was a perfect adventure to be going on with our adult children. We saw amazing sites, we enjoyed how active we were and it was fun to drive each day and stay in a different hotel each night. 10 days allowed for a perfect pace. Thanks for all your help in putting together one of the best trips we've had!
This was an amazing tour for us to take as a family holiday (with teenagers) giving us a little insight into each country. Clearly planned to make the most of each city.
I was so impressed by Nordic Visitor - the service felt so personal (we loved the handwritten notes on our map!) without every being amateur or unprofessional. Everything was really clear, well organised and done with such friendliness!
Thank you for making our holiday so memorable. It was a pleasure doing business with your company.
Well organised, felt secure in knowing that you were only a phone call away if needed.
All accomodations were perfect. All hotels were close to all the local attractions, easy to get to from the airport, train station, ferry station. All the rooms were ready when I got there, they were clean and comfortable. The included breakfast were really delicious. I am a vegetarian, and had plenty of options. My whole experience with Nordic Visitor has been exceptional, and I have been telling everyone of my friends how easy everything was. Sofia was very patient with me, and worked with me, to tailor the itinerary to my satisfaction, was prompt in answering all my questions. Everything was done over email, which I loved, because I didnt have to rely on my memory. All in all, Nordic Visitor rocks! This was truly a trip of a lifetime!
I wish I were younger! This was my first tour and cruise, and it was exciting and fun. Loved everything our travel agent Petra arranged. She is wonderful
Bjarni Olafur Eiriksson went above and beyond for us during our trip. During our stay in Tromso the weather was bad most days and he had to re-arrange several tours. We are most appreciative of all the help, guidance and options he presented us so that we could maximize our experience during such rainy weather. Though the Aurora hid behind the clouds we enjoyed every part of the trip and were able to do snowmobiling, hike a mountain, and went on a dog sledding tour which was one of the best experiences. Thank you Bjarni! Without any doubt we will travel again with Nordic Visitor in the future -hopefully near future!
We had a fantastic tour thanks to Bjarni's organisation and choice of hotels.
Your company is outstanding in every way. The booking agents were responsive when we had questions. The information provided was excellent. The tour guides and the company's you contracted with are without exception outstanding. I would recommend your company to anyone who is planning a Scandinavian trip
We loved Iceland, the people and we have a myriad of experiences to reflect back on. What a fantastic holiday. It worked smoothly from beginning to end. Thank you Nordic Visitor and in particular Dagny.
We have just arrived back from a most memorable and enjoyable trip which you organised for us. Right from the beginning of our email correspondence, we have been impressed by the quality, dedication and effort you have put into making our tour of Scotland enjoyable. Thank you for going beyond what I would normally expect. The tour and the associated paperwork and maps which you arranged were all marvellous and a good representation of Scotland. Whilst I thought that two days on Skye would be far too long, it was just right. Thank you again for your assistance and I shall endeavour through trip advisor and friends to spread the word about your wonderful company.
The tour was very well organised and everything went very smoothly. The hire car was excellent (essentially brand new). All of the services provided were of a good standard. We thoroughly enjoyed our Scottish holiday, and many thanks to Christoph for his assistance.
One thing only... extremely happy with everything!
I am definitely letting my friends know how wonderful your company is and how it makes your stay in Iceland that much more enjoyable!
This tour is a perfect tour for a 'taste' of Iceland. But it leaves us hungry for more.
Nordic Visitor made visiting Iceland very easy. Since some locations were in unpopulated areas we would have found it hard to choose where to stay. NV made the whole trip very stress-free!
We wish to repeat our appreciation for all that Nordic Visitor did for us in ensuring that our tour was so relaxing and comfortable; and made for a wondrous experience in such a majestic country.
Everything was wonderful. It was the experience of a lifetime. My daughter and I had a blast!
Margret was awesome to work with! Very responsive, very helpful even once we got there! A trip we will never forget. The guest houses and hotels were awesome, and the activities were great! Rental car was awesome and it was overall a fantastic trip!
On our trip, we met a few other Americans. Told them about Nordic Visitor and they were impressed. I found Nordic Visitor's website very user-friendly. I love that all the documents sent was super easy to just hand the concierge and the 2 excursions we booked already had our names down. I loved the 2 excursions in the package we chose. Overall, it exceeded my expectations and I'm so glad I chose this particular trip.
We booked a couple tours outside of Nordic Visitor and saw a huge difference between what you booked and what we booked ourselves. The quality of the tours from Nordic Visitor were so much better than what we booked on our own. We quickly regretted not working with you for our last minute additions. Hanna was great to work with and very accommodating with our requests. We recommended Nordic Visitor to many people we chatted with on our trip. Thanks for a great trip!
Even though all bookings were done by internet the process seemed very personal and I had every confidence that arrangements would be carried out without any hassles.
The trip was absolutely amazing and we had the time of our lives. Everything that Nordic Visitor arranged went perfectly and we had no issues whatsoever. The organization and professionalism of every aspect of the trip was remarkable! Can't praise Nordic Visitor and Hanna Lara, in particular, enough!
The whole tour was an experience that cannot be faulted. Thank you.
My daughter and I had an excellent time in Kiruna during the Chinese New Year. I would like to thank Sofia Sundkvist who assisted us throughout the trip. She is very responsive and accomodating. We slightly changed our plans and she always quickly responded to me by email and helped us with what we needed. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to meet her in person, but all the people (from Nordic Visitor) whom we met throughout this trip are excellent people. They always carry a smile, happy with what they are doing, experienced and knowledgeable.
Everything was well planned out giving me enough time to see plenty with enough time to explore Reykjavik as well. It was great to have all the tours booked for me before arrival, so I only had to focus on relaxing and enjoying all the beauty that Iceland has to offer. I will definitely consider booking another trip to Iceland or to any of the other locations Nordic Visitor offers. Thank you for such a great trip!
Margret is an absolute superstar. She was attentive and fully understood my needs. The trip I bought was a surprise and it went without a hitch; her attention to detail was excellent, her service was personal and friendly, and as a representative of Nordic Visitor she is outstanding. I will be recommending Nordic Visitor to everyone I know who is seeking a great service in the areas you look after, and I will be using you guys again in the future. Thank you for making our Icelandic trip unforgettable.
I totally loved the idea of the self drive tour... where we are on our own, but the stay and the itinerary is planned out for us. So it´s like somebody has done the homework, we just need to follow it. It was my first self drive tour, and i would like to explore as many places this manner. Thank you Nordic Visitor. I hope to do Scotland and Norway with you soon.
We both put this down as our best holiday ever. we loved it. The itinerary was superb and the map with marked places together with the vouchers and printed material invaluable.. we had many highlights - and loved the places we stayed - particularly Hofsstadir, Vogar farm and Sel. The marked route was great and we did follow the advice given (mostly!) with some forays to explore once we were comfortable with the setup. The food was excellent everywhere. We did the history students walking tour on the day we left which was excellent and we would recommend as a good way to learn about iceland and the city.
You were absolutely amazing from the beginning till the end. All the hotels were awesome with its great views. Recommendations provided for food and sights to see were great. Providing phone and hotel contacts were great so we could inform them we would be checking in late. We had a lot of questions in planning for the trip and Dagny was there with us throughout the process answering every question in detail patiently. This couldn't have been a better experience :) We highly recommend using NV services.
The little gems along the way were a great touch. We really enjoyed the secret hot springs and homemade ice cream (Efstidalur) that Arnar made notes of on our map. The map with the highlighted routes and stops was a lifesaver. The planning and prebookings were also a relief so everything was along the way and easy to get through. Overall, we were impressed with how well planned everything was. Great service!
All the guesthouses we stayed in were very very comfortable. Much better than we had expected and the owners were all lovely. We always had a good home cooked breakfast and sometimes a dinner was provided at a cost of course. We were so glad we had chosen the "budget" accommodation to experience being in someone's home and meeting others staying there. Would highly recommend this type of accommodation. Found driving around Iceland quite easy. It is the only way to do it rather than be with a tour bus. The GPS helped a lot as did the general maps. The main map was excellent where our route was plotted out for us. Just loved the whole experience. Each day seemed to be better than the previous such a beautiful country of contrasts. Put plenty of photos on Facebook and so many of our friends did not realise how amazing and picturesque Iceland is.
The day tours were excellent, particularly the ones from Hofn, Isafjordur and Akureyri. We are really grateful to the guides on these tours for making them so interesting and special.
This vacation was our honeymoon. We had just got married in the states a few days prior to the start of our trip. We had the most incredible experience. Everything was just wonderful. Working with our travel agent, Maria, for months prior, could not have been a better experience. She was so helpful, always quick to respond, answered all of my (many!) questions with great detail, and was so friendly. My sister secretly reached out to her to choose a restaurant to treat us to dinner for the last night of our trip, and Maria's suggestion was perfect. I especially loved the folder we received upon arrival that included vouchers for each day. This was helpful to enter in the destination to the car's GPS to help us get around. The spiral bound itinerary/suggestion booklet was really great. Not only did it suggest what to do each day, but it gave you a little history of each item. Since we were on our own most of the trip, these little blurbs of info gave me a nice bit of history, the perfect amount. The section at the end that provided helpful tips on traveling, money, tipping, weather, packing, etc. was awesome. I could not have asked for a better experience at any stage of planning or the trip itself.
Sofia was very, very helpful. This is our second tour with Nordic Visitor. Last year we went to Greenland was impressed with Nordic Visitor and booked another vacation. The location of hotels and quality of hotels was excellent. All hotels were close to train stations and also close to tourist activities. As this was our first time to Sweden, Denmark and Norway I did have questions and Sofia was very quick to answer them. This is our type of vacation as we prefer self guided over group tours. I would recommend your company and in fact have already done so. Again, a big thank you to Sofia.
We would congratulate Nordic Visitor in the manner the holiday was planned/organised. We had no issues during our stay. The hotels were well located in relation to the train stations, and were of a high standard. The voucher system worked well and presented no difficulties. Pity about the rain in Bergen, but the locals told us, that it always rains in Bergen. Already recommended the trip to friends. Thanks for all your assistance prior to the visit.
I cannot say enough good things about our tour with Nordic Visitor! Every interaction, from first contact to the tour itself, was a pleasure. Sigfus was wonderful, addressing all our questions and issues in an efficient manner. The tour itself was amazing! We loved the quiet and natural beauty of the West Fjords and we enjoyed the flexibility of the self-drive tour to tailor our activities to suit our interests (and the weather). We would most certainly consider another self-drive tour with Nordic Visitor!
This was our first trip with Nordic Visitor and we expect that it won't be our last! The accommodations were clean and comfortable. The food was delicious at each of the guest houses. And most importantly the people of Iceland were kind and hospitable. We felt very welcome and safe.
We were very impressed with the service. Lots of information, and very well organised. The accomodation was excellent quality and the pick up from the airport and from our accomodation to car rental was exactly on time as described and very efficient. The ideas of places to visit / itinerary were very useful. We had a fantastic holiday and hope to visit again I would strongly recommend your services to my friends. You made a dream holiday come true. Thank you for listening to our requirements and tailoring the holiday for us.
The tour guide was excellent and accommodating. Everything was taken care of which made the trip stress-free. All of the tour info that was provided to us by the shuttle was extremely helpful to know what to do and where to go. We plan on booking other trips through Nordic visitor. Also, the support was very quick via email to help with all the questions I had.
We're just on the train back from Edinburgh, and wanted to say a big thank you for all your help organising our trip!
We had an amazing time travelling round Scotland, and all the organization couldn't have been better. Everything went so smoothly - all the information you provided was so detailed and really helped us make the most of our trip. And all the accommodation was just amazing!!
We've had such a great time, thank you again for all your help! I will definitely recommend Nordic Visitor to my friends!
The accommodations were all very clean and the beds in all of them were very comfortable. Hotel staff were always helpful. The range of accommodation from former boarding schools to new hotels was interesting in itself and the variety added to the tour. The meals provided were excellent and high quality. There was also a delicious variety of food. Our guide was possibly the best guide I have ever had on a guided tour. He shared with us his enormous knowledge of Iceland and made every effort to provide us with an understanding of the geology, history and social development of Iceland. He had a great sense of humour and was kind and caring to everyone.
I felt that the organisation by Nordic Visitor was excellent both before and during the tour. There was always someone on the telephone to answer queries before I arrived in Iceland. There was a small change to our itinerary and great efforts were made to compensate for that with an extra evening meal and additional visit to a small farm as well as a trip on a trawler in the Western Fjords. These were much appreciated. My friend Lesley Hallett and I visited the Nordic Visitor Office in Reykjavik after our tour and were delighted to meet some of the staff. We recorded a short video of some of our immediate reactions to the tour.
This was the first time I have used a travel company to plan and book our vacation. The process was very easy. It was well worth it! Our travel consultant, Helga G. was very prompt answering questions via email before our trip. The itinerary was detailed and made it very easy for us to plan our day. The Welcome packet we received provided excellent information about various attractions. The highlighted map that was provided was very handy in helping us find our way and manage our time. Even the people that transported us from the hotel to the airport were prompt and friendly. I never felt I had to worry about something going wrong with the travel plans.
A year ago, we had used Nordic to book a trip to Iceland. We enjoyed our travels in the country so much and had such an outstanding experience with Nordic that we used them again this year to book a trip to visit part of the country that we didn't see last year. We're already thinking of a return trip for next year--and will, of course, use Nordic again.
We thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed our guide's knowledge and expertise. Brian was extremely informative, patient, and entertaining. He was very considerate of the fact that we were 2 active but older women. He was also very kind to other travellers who realized he was a guide and would stop him to ask advice. Although this was to be my only trip to Scotland, thanks to his influence and fascinating instruction on the Highlands and Highlanders, I know I need to see more. I would let Nordic Visitor give more advice on the tour must sees. We met with the Edinburgh office staff - Maria, Anna, and Kris - after our tour was done, again Brian going above and beyond to bring us to meet them, days after our tour was over. I cannot say enough good things about all the help they gave us.
Even though we did not have the opportunity to meet with Helga in person we felt extremely well looked after by all her hard work and planning before and during the trip, and would completely recommend her and the Nordic Visitor team, you are all wonderful! We would have loved to drop by the office to tell you in person how much fun we were having but we squeezed in extra activities so didn't end up having time to do so. We had asked for a tailored trip which was a day longer than the tour on the website, and Helga organised this effortlessly. We also requested a combination of comfort and superior rooms and again she organised this with no trouble. The comfort rooms were pretty nice to stay in, occasionally having hot-tubs outside and always delicious food at their restaurants. The superior rooms we stayed at were incredibly memorable and really completed our honeymoon experience. It was fantastic to be welcomed at our first hotel by a bottle of champagne and chocolates from Helga & Nordic Visitor as it was our honeymoon, and we also appreciate that Helga informed the hotels we were staying at - we received even more sparkly wine and chocolates en route! It was the most fantastic honeymoon we could have imagined, thank you so much for organising it for us.
We travelled as a family of two adults and one child and organised our combined tours 'Tale of Four cities' Scandinavian capitals and 'Iceland Full Circle' from afar totally online. The online experience went extremely smoothly. Our consultant, Sirry, was very helpful and responsive. She communicated well and with his prior to our arrival and when we arrived at our first destination everything was well arranged and ran very smoothly - the transfers, the hotels, the ferries, the car hire. The comprehensive package of maps, brochures and information books provided was a fabulous resource. GPS was included in our hire cars and this was essential. We also had access to a mobile phone that was provided and this was very comforting in case there were any problems. We did not use it as there were no issues that needed resolution during our combined tours. As a family of three we had an absolutely fantastic time travelling through Scandinavia and Iceland. Our experience was greatly influenced by the service and organisation of Nordic Visitor. I will highly recommend your services to anyone that I know who wishes to visit the Nordic region.
The customer service was excellent. The hotels were excellent. The cruises and trains were excellent; first class. Loved that. The tour was excellent, we loved that it progressively got better each day. Meals (breakfasts at the hotel) were excellent. AMAZING JOB ARRANGING THIS TOUR! We were VERY pleased!
We were very pleased with the overall experience traveling through Iceland with Nordic Visitor. The service provided was top notch, very well organized, with detailed and very informative travel material and good selection of hotels and guesthouses. Thanks to Auður and the rest of the Nordic Visitor personnel for their professionalism and kind assistance in making this trip to special, memorable and hassle-free!!!
This was a trip we dreamed about for quite a while. Nordic Visitor and Arnar made it all come true. Every question and request I had was addressed quickly and professionally. The trip was fantastic and we didn't have to worry about anything along the way, it was perfectly arranged for us. The accommodations were comfortable and exactly the kinds of places we would have booked on our own. We loved Iceland and hope to return someday.
Nordic Visitor did a great job for us. We were very pleased with our tour advisor's responsiveness and the thoughtfulness that she put into helping us plan our visit around Iceland. We couldn't have enjoyed the vacation without your assistance! Thank you very much.
We really enjoyed our tour, everything was super well organized, we felt we had all the information we needed. The guesthouses we stayed at were nice. Rental car was brand new. All around positive experience. Really enjoyed having our own large map of Iceland with the route drawn in. We also used the spiral bound book with Nordic Visitor recommendations a lot.
Our overall experience with Nordic Visitor was very positive from start to finish. We were impressed with the friendly and knowledgeable staff, the arrangements made with hotels, car hire firms and activity organisers and the wealth of additional information provided.
Nordic Visitor (Arnar) did an outstanding job preparing us for the adventure. We exchanged several emails prior to the trip and then on arrival the comprehensive welcome package was great. We particularly liked the large map with handwritten notes on things to see and pointing out our accommodations. We felt well taken care of and the personal touch made us know we were not just another customer. I would definitely recommend people go to Iceland - it's such an amazing country the beautiful scenery and the warmth and friendliness of everyone. It seems that even those fellow visitors were also a different type of people - all friendly and happy to share what they were experiencing. And when I recommend people go to Iceland I will most definitely recommend they contact Nordic Visitor. I had to plan the whole trip for my daughter and I by myself because my daughter was away at school. I was experiencing anxiety how I would even begin making reservations at hotels, rental car, etc. Then I was blessed to come upon Nordic Visitor. Arnar's personal response to my request for information told me I was in good hands. I was able to enjoy the planning process - figuring out what we wanted to see - because everything else was arranged for us. Thank you to everyone who helped us have a life changing adventure in Iceland.
We would like to thank you for your efficiency and charm, for providing sufficient assistance at the start of our holiday to enable us to enjoy it to the full and 'independently', I.e. Without further assistance during the holiday. We felt that the hospitality and leisure industries of many other countries would benefit by learning about Nordic Visitor's professionalism.
The service we received from Cicci was excellent : prompt replies to my email questions and up-to-date information about everything. She was extremely helpful, pleasant and efficient in all she did.
We typically would never book a vacation through a travel site due to thinking that we could book a better vacation for ourselves. Since this was our honeymoon, we did not want to deal with the stress of booking everything ourselves and deal with a wedding. Everything went flawlessly from the moment that we arrived to Iceland to the moment that we left. We could never have planned a trip like Nordic Visitor planned for us. I could go on and on about how amazing everything was but the bottom line is that we would definitely book with Nordic Visitor again if we had the chance.
Probably the most important service I received was Cecilia's prompt answers to all my questions. My requests were handled expeditiously. As for the accommodations, they ranged from very good to excellent. Of particular note is the fact that Cecilia had to react quickly to hotel employees' strike at one of the hotels. She quickly found arranged for me to stay at another hotel, which was most impressive (both her ability to improvise and the quality of the hotel). She was also quite helpful in recommending certain places of interest to visit and the advisability of purchasing city passes for transportation and sightseeing.
I loved how we used a different day tour agent for each of our planned trips, as it made it varied and we could compare how big the groups were. Each one were amazing, friendly, informative and spoke very good English. Keep up the good work! The packages are great on there own, but the fact that they could be customised to what we wanted made it amazing. The service with yourselves is efficient and informative, with quick responses by email. Our whole holiday package was well planned, organised and went well stress free!
Everything was fine. Our Nordic Visitor travel assistant was Audur Steinberg. She was extremely helpful, answered all of my questions, was very friendly, very informative, and worked hard to get us a customized trip. Honestly, my wife and I had been planning to go to Argentina, I was planning the trip, but the travel assistant I was using was very unresponsive, unhelpful, and seemed annoyed when I would email questions. I came across a Nordic Visitor ad online and decided to check it out. Because Audur was so wonderfully helpful, I talked with my wife and we decided to drop Argentina and go to Iceland instead. So thank you Audur! We had a great time, and have been recommending Iceland to friends and family ever since.
Super jeep was good and our driver was very friendly and informative. He had everyone laughing and screaming crossing rivers and driving off road. But most memorable moment was the snow mobile on the glacier. The instructors where first class from start to finish. All the family came back with such big smiles on their faces. Nordic staff where very helpful and always available to answer questions no matter how trivial. Thank you for organising such a amazing holiday that will stay in our memories for a lifetime.
We loved this tour. Our guide for the Northern Lights tour was certainly an 'interesting' fellow but took us to an isolated place where we could view the lights without a million other people being there and gave us great instruction on how to take good photos. I am very impressed with his knowledge and his enthusiasm to get us to the best spot and get the most out of the experience.
Our guides for the dog sledding and super jeep tours were also great. I really appreciated the concern our super jeep guide gave for the well being of our 18 month old son and his willingness to interact and entertain him while us adults ducked out to see the sights. All in all a great experience.
Your service far exceeded our expectations. The information provided in the welcome pack far exceeded what we expected and the information on what restaurants and activities were open over the Xmas period was very helpful.
We had a fantastic time. Iceland was wonderful to visit and we are still on a high. Thank you for helping us to get the most out of the visit and i really hope that we will make it back there during the summer season so we can see what is underneath all that snow!
We have just returned from a fabulous trip to Iceland. The staff at Nordic Visitor is top notch. They helped us to create a wonderful itinerary and set up our accommodations -- which were all terrific -- car rental, detailed map with the route and all the sights clearly highlighted, plus a mobile phone for emergencies. This made the trip very easy.
All of this would be expected of a good company. What made them extra special for me is that I managed to loose the detailed map on the first day of our excursion!!
What a panic! I called the office from the mobile they provided, explained what happened, and they assured me they would be able to get us another map probably at our next stay. This seemed impossible given we were quite a ways from Reykjavik, but we had no other choice. We spent the day touring around, and that evening upon returning to the hotel, the receptionist hands me another map complete with all the highlighted sights etc!!! I could not believe they were able to do this. Shocked, overjoyed, relieved.
So, I can't say enough positive words for the company and especially for Brynja Dögg Heiðudóttir who went above and beyond to help us.
I just got back from Nordic Visitor's Express Iceland Tour, which I took with a friend. The trip was fantastic, and Nordic Visitor was terrific. Virtually everything came off exactly as promised. They made no fuss about customizing the tour for our wishes and timing, adding two extra days of accommodations and car rental at a reasonable cost. There were two tiny glitches that they corrected immediately, and they were extremely helpful when we decided at the last minute that we wanted two separate rooms for our last two days in Reykjavik. The tour package had great extra touches like a local cell phone and a map marked with our route, overnight stops, and suggested attractions. It would be hard to be any happier with a tour company. Hats off to Larus and Solveig and the rest of the great people at Nordic Visitor.
Helena was exceptionally helpful before and during our tour!!!
Nordic Visitor made the trip idiot-proof. We had just done 10 days in Scotland where we were responsible for many of the arrangements. We didn't have that problem in Iceland as everything was carefully laid-out for us. It was one of the easiest international trips I've ever taken!
We have used Nordic Visitor before and were once again impressed by the quality of the rental car and hotels. The service from Helga was termendous! The package is so detailed that you don't feel like you could miss anything and provides the flexibility to change on a dime as weather/situations arise. Again, very happy with the service.
We are delighted with the tour package that Anita at Nordic Visitor arranged for us. Iceland is spectacular, just absolutely stunning in natural wonders. I can't believe how much we managed to see and do in our seven days. I'm confident this was possible because of Nordic Visitor. This was my first time booking a vacation through a travel agency and it made things so much easier than slapping together a bunch of random stuff from the internet and hoping for the best. We were able to fit a lot into our schedule because of Nordic Visitor's excellent planning. The maps, Road Atlas book, and GPS allowed us to maximize every single day. It seemed like we were getting the best rooms at each hotel, with gorgeous views of the landscape. There was no time wasted having to figure out transportation or directions or where to stay. The map included handwritten suggestions of interesting places to stop (we loved the homemade ice cream on the Golden Circle portion). In particular I appreciated how organized everything was. The voucher system worked great and allowed us to pay for nearly the entire trip in advance and then just enjoy ourselves on arrival. Through Nordic Visitor we booked excursions to the Blue Lagoon, an amphibian boat tour on the glacier lagoon, a glacier hike, and the Inside the Volcano tour. Every single day something magical happened that we couldn't have expected. Horses being herded down the road by our car, a cat trying to sneak into our hotel during a rainstorm, tasting the inventive and awesome variety of Icelandic candy. And we saw the Northern Lights, a lifelong dream come true! The diverse and unspoiled landscape was remarkably inspiring. The people were kind, calm, patient, and helpful. There is a strong creative energy in Iceland too. We had an amazing time in Iceland and have been so excited to share stories of our vacation with friends and family. I would love to return to one day and would absolutely book thr
We found the entire holiday most pleasurable and well orgainise by your company. Your holiday pre planning and follow up was exceptional. Sigfus was very helful, prompt and professional, we could not have been happier with your organisations delivery of this service. Iceland was a truely amazing experience for us.
From the beginning to the end of my tour, I could not be more pleased with every facet of the tour: accommodations, travel, meals... it was WONDERFUL! When I initially communicated with Kolbrun and outlined my needs and desires, she really heard what I wanted and every detail was perfect. I am very grateful to her for a 10-out-of-10 holiday. Until this holiday in Norway, I have always arranged all of my own travel. This long-awaited trip to Norway was finally a dream to be realized and I wanted it to be the best possible experience. As a single senior woman traveling alone I decided instead of making all of the decisions for myself, I was going to treat myself to a carefree holiday. And, it was! Everything arranged by Kolbrun Sigurdardottir was perfect to my needs: lovely hotels, excellent food, easy train, bus and ferry connections. A lovely surprise was the extra I felt was afforded to me as a Nordic Visitor client. Thank you for a beautiful memory.
We would like to thank Nordic Visitor for our well planned and organised trip. With so many forms of transport and hotels to book, we felt it was best to use an agency. Our whole trip ran like clockwork and the information provided as part of our itinerary was invaluable ensuring we got the most out of our time in each city. Thanks again to Jennie and Cecilia.
The hotels surpassed our expectations. We were impressed by the kindness of the Icelandic people. Thank you for making this a wonderful trip for our family. We hope to return soon to Iceland and would certain plan to use your services again.
The map with all the suggestions on it about different places to stop to eat or visit was very helpful. We wish we could have done them all but we did quite a few & they were all amazing. I have actually already referred 2 people to your company as after seeing our vacation pictures, they now want to see Iceland for themselves.
A wonderful route to experience the diverse and wild beauty of Iceland, marvel at the birds and horses, get a taste of its history and culture and enjoy warm hospitality. The itinerary and suggestions covered a broad range to suit all inclinations. The extra suggestions and bits of advice that picked up on our interests specifically were valuable. We loved it all whatever the weather!
All the accommodation was excellent. The places we stayed were interesting, beautiful, varied and of a very high quality. Obviously some very careful research went into them. Thank you Arnar! ...The scenery and natural features were exceptional and so accessible although I don't think Nordic Visitor can claim credit for that! We got very lucky with the car being upgraded for free as this made a massive difference to our driving comfort. We also got very lucky in that my dive tour of Silfra was private. I was the only diver with 3 dive masters...Overall we had an exceptional trip and were very impressed with Iceland, its culture, its people, its beer and its Geology. We hope to come back! Thanks Arnar, you did a brilliant job and good luck learning to dive!
Once again many thanks. This being the 2nd time we've used Nordic Visitor (the first was in Tromsø Norway) we would certainly recommend you and use you again. Takk!
The itinerary and road map provided by Nordic Visitor were perfect. Things to see along the way were clearly marked. Distances between accommodations were perfect, getting us in to each place at a reasonable hour without too much driving time. Iceland is a beautiful country, and considering the time we had to spend there, Nordic's itinerary helped optimize the experience. It also gave us a good sense for what else we would like to see and do when we visit again. Thanks to Nordic Visitor for doing all the hard work, the planning, arranging of transportation and accommodations, and for routing us through wonderful towns and scenery. Your hard work made our visit all the more enjoyable and safe. For future planning, on top of what Nordic Visitor charges, for this tour we budgeted and spent about $150 US per day for gas, food, activities, etc. We could have spent much more than that, but this was our experience without feeling we had to be too thrifty.
I really wouldn't change a thing for this visit. Our son works in Iceland and we shared this adventure with him. For all of us, this was a great adventure and the best possible way to see some of Iceland in a short period of time, and at a reasonable expense.
We are extremely happy with the Express Iceland package that Nordic Visitor prepared for us. We did find that we had to keep a tight schedule in order to visit all of the recommended destinations in the day-to-day itineraries, but that is probably the nature of the express tour. That said, Solveig did a great job preparing our itinerary (as well as marking our map), and all of the recommended destinations we visited were absolutely wonderful. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay in Iceland longer! We can't wait to visit again, and we will surely be using Nordic Visitor again. Additionally, we will happily recommend Nordic Visitor to our family, friends, and coworkers who are interested in visiting Iceland. Thanks!
The accommodations were excellent and so nice not to have to look for a hotel. The food for breakfast was such a variety and very good.
The "self-driving tour was very well planned out for us. the accommodations were excellent. The routes which were planned for us were very scenic and gave us a beautiful picture of Norway. We appreciated the added information in our booklet, ferry schedule, and individual maps of larger cities.
Breakfasts at all hotels excellent. Very good variety and quantity at suitable times. Check in/check out at reception quick and efficient with pleasant staff. Rooms were very clean and of a good size. Location and proximity of hotels to train stations and town/city centres was excellent.
A terrific experience. Customer service was great. We loved the train travel. Scenery magnificent - waterfalls, mountains, snow, fjords, valleys, Flam railway. Comfort class worth the extra cost. Wow! A once in a lifetime trip for us. We will treasure our memories (and photos). Thanks for helping us to achieve a wonderful holiday.
I cannot rate this tour highly enough... Nordic Visitor was recommended to me by my travel agent (a personal friend) who had received very good reports from another client. I will most certainly advise her that it more than lived up to my expectations. Please pass on my thanks to Sara. If it had been possible, I would have liked to do that myself while in Norway. Kind regards.
Our travel agent was extremely helpful throughout the whole process. She helped us book a meal on our cruise in advance, she sent us our travel vouchers in email and had them ready for us at our first hotel, she was constantly updating us as things were booked and finalized. We had a wonderful experience largely in part due to having accommodations and trains booked for us in advance. It was a great relief not having to worry about that.
Line was an excellent guide. She was kind and thoughtful. Line was also well organized regarding tickets and getting us where we needed to be. The small group (9 of us) was perfect and made the trip more enjoyable than being in a herd of people. I loved everything about the trip.
From the TripAdvisor reviews we decided to go through Nordic Visitor instead of doing the research & planning that we usually do for a trip. We did the South Iceland at Leisure tour and the planning attention to detail that Erla put together for our trip made for a great experience. Everything exceeded our expectations, including the gentleman that picked us up at the airport. The hotels / guesthouses were spotlessly clean, comfortable and all had a friendly & helpful staff/proprietors. The extra activities; e.g., Glacial Walk, Zodiac boat on Glacier Bay, etc. were scheduled appropriately in relation to travel times & were with very professional companies.
It would have taken us a lot of time & effort to put together a comprehensive trip like this. Thanks again to the Nordic Visitor's staff & especially Erla.
Nordic Visitor provided my family with an unbelievable first trip to Iceland! All of the communication with our travel advisor, Helga, beforehand was impeccable and so thorough. Every step of our journey was so well thought out and perfectly timed. They made driving through the South of Iceland so comfortable, especially with a nine year old. Their recommendations of how to time everything was perfectly planned and we really felt that we got to see so much in a relaxed way in just 6 days. I will recommend this company to everyone and hope to go back to Iceland again and possibly Norway with their help!
I have always wanted to visit Iceland for the geology and scenery. I had the chance to go with my grown-up daughter for a week and we booked with Nordic Visitor as they offer such a great range of trips and activities. The attention to detail was exceptional. All our chosen activities were fitted into the basic tour including horse riding, Blue Lagoon, glacier walking and whale-watching. Vouchers for car hire, accommodation and all activities were arranged in order of use, so were super easy to use. We also explored a little outside the itinerary, by asking the local Icelanders for recommendations, and by doing this found some hidden gems, like the Soil Conservation Association, and a wreck of an American Navy DC-3. It was a fantastic experience and we would love to go back. Thank you to Nordic Visitor for all your help xx
Hafdis was our advisor with Nordic Visitor. She had planned a wonderful 8 day trip around the Ring Road and we were so excited to begin our journey. On our second day out of Reykjavik I got very sick and we had to return to Reyjjavik and an emergency room. We notified Hafdis and she re-arranged our itinerary and got a room in town. I spent the next couple of days in the hospital while my husband was staying at the Hotel Fron. Without the support of Nordic Visitor and Hafdis it would have been difficult to arrange ourselves. And a lot more stressful. After 4 days of rest I felt a little better and wanted to have at least the last couple days to see more of this beautiful country. So we called Hafdis and she arranged an overnight in the North West. Perfect! We are a senior couple in mid 60's and good health. But sometimes, things happen that we never expected. We are so grateful that Nordic Visitor was there for us, a support system where otherwise we had none. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Nordic Visitor and Hafdis. We will return someday.
Spent 7 days 6 night in Iceland and our trip was organized by Nordic Visitor Tours. Everything was so well done we truly feel that we would've missed some of the most beautiful vistas having not had an itinerary from this group. All of the accommodations were fabulous and the recommendations for sightseeing were perfect. We loved everything about it and plan on using Nordic Visitor Tours again.
All lodging and transportation worked perfectly...I was very happy with your service and I liked the efficiency of receiving lodging/transportation vouchers via e-mail. I especially liked the daily itinerary with suggested points of interest.
Travel from stations to hotel was quite easy. Should highlight. We didn't need to walk far or pay for service. Meals were spectacular. Hotel breakfasts were full on brunch fare in the USA that would have cost a lot.
Great service overall. The itinerary was exactly as described, all buses,trains and hotels were scheduled perfectly. The phone was a great touch and very much appreciated.
The tour was amazing and let me see Norway in a way that I had not imagined. The hotel personnel were very helpful, and the breakfasts were amazing! I thoroughly enjoyed the fjord tour from Flam to Gudvangen. It was a great tour.
From booking to the final date of the tour, everything was great. Thank you for an amazing experience.
Cicci, was wonderful from the beginning, she was very patient with us while we made arrangements for our specialized tour. I felt taken care of at every stop. I know how much work it is to make arrangements so I really appreciated all her work. Thank you Cicci for a trip of a lifetime!
...Great service for a first time visitor to Nordic countries. I myself will have more of an idea how to customize future follow-up visits. Very friendly and accommodating service from Sofia.
Sofia was very helpful. Booking with her/ Nordic Visitor has eased my stress level in booking hotels and arranging transportations and transfers. All the hotels were close to the central train stations. I will definitely book with Nordic Visitor again next we visit the Scandinavia.
Sofia was very kind and patient about my MANY questions to her via e-mail. She was thorough with her answers, and had me well prepared for this trip of a lifetime!
Hafdis was very professional and helpful throughout the process. I am grateful to her and everyone else at Nordic Visitor for putting together this experience for my son and me.
Fantastic experience! I feel like I could be the US spokesperson for travel and tourism in Iceland...everyone should go! Thank you for all that you did to make our trip truly incredible, memorable and wonderful.
Wonderful, exceeded our expectations. We enjoyed touring at our pace and having highlights identified in advance. We supplemented with our own research. We also enjoyed the thrill of being surprised by the quality and diversity of the hotels each night.
The service I received from Solveig at Nordic Visitor was excellent; all of my vouchers and arrangements were perfect and they accommodated a last-minute change. The Guesthouse Sunna was great with excellent breakfast, a very nice apartment, perfect location, and great assistance from the service desk. All of the tour buses picked us up and dropped us off right in front. The tours were superb. All of them stop for breaks and food several times throughout and the guides were talkative and knowledgeable. The food in Iceland is the best, by the way. I have nothing but great memories of this trip and recommend Nordic Visitor to my friends without hesitation.
Overall, this has been one of the top vacation experiences in my life. I felt that Solveig and Nordic Visitor took excellent care of me and my granddaughter and made our trip relaxing and enjoyable. I could not have planned this so well. The reliability of tour guides, the drivers being on time when they were expected, and having someone available at Nordic Visitor when I needed to make a change was reassuring and so valuable. We plan to call Nordic Visitor again within the next couple of years for a return trip.
Very pleasant dealing with Solveig. The agency does a great job planning every little detail and then some. The homemade ice creams and eateries like a barn restaurant were very good and thoroughly enjoyable. We booked some extra activities like the blue lagoon, glacier boat tour and whale watching in Husavik. All of the reservations were in order and made it very trouble free and enjoyable. The N1 gas stations are very convenient throughout the island and not only provided clean rest rooms, but plenty of snacks and sandwiches were available all over the island. Car reservations and quality of car provided was as reserved. Keep up the excellent work!!!!!
The guesthouses were exceptional. They exceeded our expectations since we had booked "budget" accommodations. Everything was clean and comfortable. Breakfasts provided were very good. We were often treated to homemade bread and jams. We were overall very pleased with everything.
Our package of materials was very well organized and thorough. Our consultant, Hilmar, was very professional and prompt when we asked him for anything... We would highly recommend Nordic Visitor to anyone interested in travelling to the Nordic countries. Thank you so much for your attention to every detail. Providing us with a mobile phone was great as it meant we did not have to buy SIM cards for our own phones and could get by using wifi at our destinations. We were very happy with our trip and hope to return to Iceland, such a beautiful country!
This was an excellent experience. At least two of our friends are seriously thinking of taking this tour.
All accommodation was really good with good breakfasts. The sightseeing suggestions on the map of Iceland that we received prior to coming to Iceland were very helpful and the detailed itinerary was excellent. All this helped us research these places before we arrived in Iceland.
From our very first enquiry to the end of the tour the service was excellent and the experience was great. 6-star service.
The room we had in each hotel was always the best - good view, balcony, etc.
Sara was very responsive and diligent.
Nordic visitor made my trip something I could share for a lifetime. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour they provided me with!
Iceland was a life changer. The starkness of the landscape and the fact that we could travel for miles and be the only car on the road was fantastic. Never have felt so safe in any country. Did not have to worry about being shot, molested, or having my pockets picked. The Icelandic people are the most considerate, friendly and helpful of any place I have visited. Thank you and please thank the people of Iceland for this beautiful experience which we will never forget.
Nordic Visitor's travel package, itinerary, bookings for accommodations and optional activities was first rate. We had a wonderful experience. Our drivers at pickup and drop off at the airport were excellent.
I visited the office In Reykjavik near the end of our visit in order to thank Anita for assisting in the planning of our wonderful Iceland holiday. She is a wonderful addition to your staff.
Your itinerary, maps, suggestions, etc. were extremely helpful! Having a GPS also made finding everything, including hotels, very simple!
WE WERE TRAVELLING IN GROUP OF 6 PEOPLE AND EVERYBODY IN THE GROUP WERE AMAZED BY HOW CAREFULLY TRIP WAS PLANNED. ALL OF US FELT WITHOUT THE TIPS GIVEN ON MAP WE COULD HAVE MISSED LOTS OF INTRESTING PLACES AND EXPERINCED WOULDNT HAVE BEEN VERY SATISFYING.
Everything about the tour was perfect. It was great arriving at the airport and having someone their with everything we needed.
Our overall experiences were great. Everything was well organized. When ever anyone in our group had a question or concern our email was answered quickly. We were very impressed with our personal itinerary and all the materials provided upon arrival (especially the map with our highlighted route and personal notes).
We were delighted with our accommodations, especially on the DFDS overnight ship from Copenhagen to Oslo. It made such a difference and the buffet was superb.
Sofia really looked after us, the emails were detailed and friendly and she just made our holiday a pleasure. Every night we asked ourselves "What does Sofia have for us tonight?" when booking into the room and every night we were delighted!! Thankyou so much.
We used Larus at Nordic Visitors to arrange a weeklong tour of Reykjavik and the Southern Coast of Iceland. We were extremely impressed with the quality of the services--and we have traveled extensively throughout the world. Larus was extremely responsive to our inquiries and tailored the perfect trip for us that allowed us to enjoy the country's beautiful scenery and to do a lot of great hiking. The travel plans were flawless--from the transfer at the airport, to the rental car and to the charming hotels he booked for us. In fact, he even recommended stops along our itinerary for homemade ice cream! We would definitely use Nordic Visitor again for another trip to Iceland.
We took their 17 day Grand Tour of Iceland. And they took care of our every want and need. From pre-planning to the last day of our visit, Nordic Visitor provided all of the assistance we needed. There is no other way to see the entire country and travel in the style to which you are accustomed. We stayed in the best hotels around the Island. We enjoyed our SUV with all-wheel drive. We visited all of the sights that we wanted to see. They provide you with a loaner cellphone so that you can contact them at any point on your trip to get their help... And we never used it. We had a detailed map with our route outlined, a gps that we used all the time, and other literature on the sights to see. We drove 2,000 miles over 17 days and, other than the roads, enjoyed every mile and every change of scenery. We plan to return to Iceland in winter to see the Northern Lights and we will use Nordic Visitor to plan our visit.
Best way to enjoy the amazing scenery of Iceland. Nordic Visitor's self-guided tour provides the car, hotels and useful tips. They do everything to make the journey trouble free, easy and convenient. The hotel chosen were interesting and the tips on what to see were outstanding.
"We had an absolutely wonderful time on our two week Iceland Complete vacation via Nordic Visitor in May/June 2015. Anita and Alexandra planned a perfect itinerary for us and answered all our questions. Everything went off perfectly from the gentleman who first met us upon our arrival at the airport, to the car rental, to the hospitality we received at each of the hotels. The scenery (mountains, glaciers, geysers, rainbows, etc) was beautiful, the different hotels were excellent (we enjoyed the farm the best) and the included breakfasts were plentiful and delicious. We saw many animals(whales, reindeer, seals, birds, etc.) and withstood the changeable weather. We have many fond memories from our time there and the 1,500 pictures we took. We are very pleased to highly recommend Nordic Visitor to all who want an unforgettable vacation in Iceland."
Sofia was great. She responded quickly to my questions and provided all the information needed for my tour. The hotels booked were in the perfect location and were above average. All the transportation booked was also outstanding. We did not have any problems with the logistics of the trip. I am very appreciative of the expertise Sofia used when booking my tour. Again, thanks to Sophia for the great tour and exceptional customer service!
A really fabulous start to my Scandinavian adventure and the nutshell tour set the scene! Thank you!
We really enjoyed our stay in all of the accommodations! Everything was very clean and comfortable! All of the tours we participated in were well run. The staff were very friendly and professional!
Special thanks to Lárus for making sure everything was ready for our arrival! His email replies were always timely and informative! Thanks for making our trip to Iceland so unforgettable! We both hope to return!
thanks for your help
Great service thanks. Most helpful and reassuring that you provided us with that phone!
The service we received at all our locations was excellent and the free upgrades were much appreciated and very unexpected.
Thank you for a wonderful trip it really made our anniversary something to remember
We absolutely loved the tour of Iceland. It was awesome to have everything booked and set up for us in advance, but doing the self-drive tour gave us a lot of flexibility about what we wanted to do from day to day. It also let us really see the country and experience parts of it that probably aren't normally seen by tourists. Booking through Nordic Visitor made everything easy and let us just truly enjoy the experience.
It has been a truly memorable visit and journey and I had always wanted to see Iceland. The trip was even more fantastic than I had imagined. I now have plenty of memories, photos and drawings to feed my work as an artist.
We had a great experience during our visit to Iceland, hotels and car were all good. The service and information provided by the consultant was excellent.
We had a great time. The map outlined and prepared for us was great, along with ideas and suggestions for each day. It was just enough. Thank you VERY MUCH!
Everything was excellent. Guides on our tours were informative, interesting, and very easy to talk to with good senses of humor. Pick up times were prompt. The hotel was great and accomidating.
The trip and services were outstanding. We loved Iceland and found the Icelanders to be extremely friendly people.
I want to thank Cecilia, she was wonderful. The trip was amazing, we had no problems while travelling and the hotel selection was good. She did a great job!
The staff at the Oslo Clarion Royal Christiana were amazing. My husband got sick during the trip and they went out of the way to make sure he felt better. Great choice of hotel!
I wanted to go to Iceland and was going by myself. Figured I'd book a tour, seemed easiest. Found Nordic Visitor and thought, "looks good." Booked the winter highlights tour. It was awesome. Nordic Visitor did everything. Booked my airport transfers, booked my hotels, provided tour guide, everything. I literally just had to show up. The tour group was nice and small, perfect. The tour guide was super knowledgeable and would provide lots of little tidbits of info. She even added on extra stops b/c we had extra time or she thought would be of interest for us.
Part of the tour was to try and see the Northern Lights. Unfortunately, the weather was not cooperating the days we were on the tour. Well, on the last day, it was finally clear, so the tour guide called the office and got us all booked on a Northern Lights tour for that night. We saw the most amazing Northern Lights! And it was all because the tour guide went the extra mile and got us on the tour.
I can not praise this tour company enough. Highly highly recommend having them plan your tour.
Thank you so much for being there and helping people to discover those incredible places around the Scandinavia. I've met so many great people and had such a splendid time, that I will never forget. My main purpose was to see the Northen Lights, but I've got so much more and everything was just beyond my expectations! I would like to thank our Nordic Visitor agent Jennie Elofsson for a great assistance, she's been very helpful and super quick giving us all the answers we need. Also I would like to thank our amazing guides, who made our tour so very special and intimate: Emil and Jenny.
Bjarni was very clear and prompt in answering questions. Very helpful.
All guesthouses were very nice and friendly. They give us the possibillity to get in contact with islandic people which were very friendly and all spoke very good english.
Perfectly prepared tour with individual extension. The tour and preperation exceeds our expectation. For example the tour package included sun glasses for the solar eclipse which happened during our tour. Thanks for the wonderful experience Iceland. We will come back for sure.
We had a wonderful time in Iceland. Our trip gave us plenty to do while still leaving us time to relax and explore the city at our own pace. It was so nice to not have to worry about planning every day-- we just showed up where we were supposed to be at the time we were given and everything else was taken care of. All of our tours and excursions were so much fun! We had great service everywhere we went. Iceland is a beautiful country and everyone that we met was so friendly and helpful. People were constantly going out of their way to help us. We loved every minute of our trip and we were so sad to leave. I would also like to thank Gudrun for the fabulous job she did planning our tour. My husband and I are very careful travelers so we were constantly emailing her with questions and requests. She handled them all beautifully and was always prompt to return an answer! We had one small hiccup with our driver during the big storm and she called me to tell me she had already arranged for someone else to drive us. She even helped us plan our wedding which would not have happened without her! She coordinated the florist, the hairstylist and even the pastor. Everybody that she chose did a remarkable job. We could not have gotten married without Gudrun! Thank you for the wonderful experience. I will share our trip with everyone and encourage them to use your company to book their travel. When we travel to the North again we will definitely use Nordic Visitor!
Very professional guides for the tours that were organised for us with comfortable & exciting vehicles to transport us for the Northern Lights tour and on the Snowmobile Adventure & the Golden Circle tour.
My contact at Nordic Visitor, Perla Magnúsdóttir organised the trips for us in a professional manner, with lots of information and did an amazing job. Our trip with Isak who took us on the Snowmobile Adventure & the Golden Circle trip made our day so much fun and was very informative. We had an amazing trip on the Glaciers and would thoroughly recommend the trip to anyone who visits Iceland.
The guides where very help and tried their best for us to see a much as possible considering the weather which was out of there control, we did not mind that they re-arranged the scheduled stops.
Had a great experience, the people the places and the weather, would not be a visit to Iceland without the weather, the sunny mornings, the snow blizzards in the afternoon, the rugged beauty that brings you in to be part of the landscape, the whispering song that comes in on the wind that is Iceland, the calming melody (stay awhile and recharge),
Kolbrun was extremely helpful and efficient, answering my queries promptly including a question about our vouchers which arose whilst we were in Norway. We were very impressed. The trip was a 40th birthday present for me and my husband, with our children, and we all thoroughly enjoyed it - even more than we had expected to!
Hotels and guest houses an interesting mixture of styles. All good in their own way. We liked best the ones "in the middle of no-where". We were delighted to have found your company on the web and were very impressed by the quality of your service.
Our hotels and meals were excellent in each instance. We found the hotel staffs to be extremely helpful and welcoming and we all thoroughly enjoyed the accommodations. We had two day tours in and around Reykjavik prior to our self-guided itinerary and both were very informative, well organized, well guided and timely. Our arrangements all went flawlessly. We communicated with Larus several times prior to our arrival and his timely responses were much appreciated. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and found it very rewarding.
My husband and I had a very pleasant experience with Nordic Visitor, our enquiries were responded in a prompt manner, we were able to tailor make our own itinerary according to our need, hotels were great quality and in great locations as well. What we would recommend is to provide maps for each cities in advance so we can figure out our route to the hotels/ attractions (we could jump on google maps but we found the tourist maps we got at the tourist info centers were a lot more useful). We would also like to express our gratitude to Bjarni and Helena for their assistance while we had some little issues in Norway. Bjarni was not our travel consultant but he was extremely helpful while Helena was away and managed to organise our lugguage transfer in just a few hours time while we had no idea what we could do in Oslo. Our Norway in a Nutshell trip was cancelled due to a freight train being stuck on the track and we were able to get our refund in a very timely manner. We think the service we received from the beginning to the end of our trip was excellent, Nordic Visitor and their consultants make sure their customers get the best out of it and are being well looked after during their trip. Thank you very much.
Tour leaders are very experienced and gave us as much to enjoy as they possibly could.
I booked everything through Gudrun at Nordic Visitor for Iceland and it was super easy, they were really flexible with me and even when the weather and my schedule changed, it was never an issue. Always prompt, always polite and always a good price.
All the tours that were booked for us were exceptional. All the pick ups were on time and all the guides were very knowledgable. If I ever go back to Iceland, or any other Nordic country, I will certainly be using Nordic Visitor again!
Overall a great experience. Cecilia was very helpful and responsive.
All the tours were great and Gudrun was so helpful at every point. Tuesday's golden circle and Friday's snow mobile guides were both absolutely amazing. All the information given on the tours was clear and interesting. I love the Icelandic sense of humour! Great tours, great service and a good price - enjoyed our trip! Thanks team!
Nordic Visitor helped make our trip to Iceland an unforgettable, awe-inspiring experience. Since we didn't have to worry about making arrangements for lodging, the rental car, or our glacier hike, we were able to relax and fully enjoy the wonders of Iceland in wintertime. The detailed itinerary, road guide book, and helpfully annotated and highlighted road map were amazing, and the stack of vouchers, organized chronologically in order of use made each stop along the way completely effortless. This was the best travel experience I have ever had. I have already recommended Nordic Visitor to all of my friends who plan on future trips to Iceland, and I will probably use Nordic Visitor again on my own future trip to Norway, and a possible return trip to Iceland. Thank you, Nordic Visitor!
I have nothing but praise for the tour provided by Nordic Visitor, for the contact I had with them prior to arrival, and their help in arranging our accommodation (we were three friends, needing three beds in one room, so a little difficult) and even the room we wanted. Our hotel was awesome, the staff super friendly, the breakfast amazing, and our room very comfortable with wonderful views. The only feedback I have is good. I would recommend Nordic Visitor to anyone. I thought they were wonderful and that contributed to our having an amazing time and wanting to return to Iceland!
My wife and I wanted to sample two contrasting lifestyles of Scandinavia - the more rustic one of the Arctic circle and the urban quality of the cities. As nothing seemed to fully satisfy my needs I decided to contact Nordic Visitor and asked for advice. It turned out to be a great decision - their impressively broad offer was explained to me in exhaustive detail by a Nordic Visitor Travel Consultant who was also able to make suggestions when I requested for it. My final choice was a combination of two existing tours with certain modifications to suit all my needs. The care of all the details (including upgrades of the transport classes I decided to request for later) was taken by the Nordic Visitor Travel Consultant who did a fantastic job - everything was done promptly and worked impeccably throughout the entire tour. Nordic Visitor is highly recommended if you want to have a stress-free experience in booking your holiday and afterwards focusing on nothing more but on the enjoyment it brings.
I highly recommend booking your nordic trip with Nordic Visitor. Gudrun and her colleagues provided exception service from my very first email inquiry. I was kept informed of the status of my booking and complete details were emailed in plenty of time to review and ask questions prior to my departure to Iceland. My only regret was that I didn't stop by their office in Reykjavik to say "hello" and thank them for a job well done.
All of the tours that were part of the New Year's Eve package were great! The guides were are very warm and friendly and really wanted their guests to feel comfortable and have a great time.
I'm so looking forward to visiting Iceland again and will definitely book my trip through Nordic Visitor!
We have just returned from Iceland where we enjoyed a self drive tour arranged by Nordic visitor. Our advisor listened to our requirements which included the better hotels and included the golden circle tour. We especially enjoyed our trip to the glacial lagoon at Jokulsarlon.
A pretty long drive from Vik where we stayed the night before and on fairly tricky roads as there had been a good snowfall but worth the trip. Absolutely gorgeous.
The hotels were of a good standard generally especially Hotel Borg in Reykjavik a delightful Art Deco hotel. there is not a great deal of choice but Hafdis did a great job all round.
Iceland is expensive but we thought the tour good value for money with good information packs and also a mobile phone provided for our use while in Iceland. Reassuring with the snow.
We appreciated the maps and materials provided by our travel agent. The maps of the area made our drive so easy and uncomplicated. Her outlining of the itinerary both on the map and the spiral book made our trip uncomplicated and relaxing. All materials provided in our travel bag were used daily, and the big Iceland Road Guide was a great addition. We read that every evening. Nice addition to our travel package..
Lárus was very quick to respond to emails and was encouraged us to make specific request known so that we could customize our tour…All of the hotel staff were always friendly and willing to be of help to answer questions or provide directions. The continental breakfasts were fresh and we were able to sample many of the traditional Icelandic foods such as Skyr, lamb and Lax. We enjoyed our evening meals tremendously. The servers were hospitable and we enjoyed the chef´s selections each night paired with the selected wines. A fabulous experience. Key highlights were the Icelandic people, the power of the waterfalls and ocean waves, the duality of hot and cold: Blue Lagoon/spas and Langjökull Ice Cave, Strokker geyser and Gullfoss, Seljandsfoss and Vík í Myrdal. We can´t say enough about Iceland and the Icelandic people. We felt at home and look forward to returning soon.
My wife and I decided to go to Iceland for our honeymoon, and spent some time researching various travel agencies that would help you book a tour of the country. We decided to go with Nordic Visitor's "Winter Romance" package, and it was just perfect.
Nordic Visitor was very thorough in booking lots of wonderful places for us to travel to (in our own rental car, rather than on a tour bus or something), and took all the stress out of trying to plan the tour ourselves. Corresponding with them was fast and easy and they made sure we had everything necessary in order to have the best trip possible. If you decide to plan a similar trip with them, I'd definitely recommend opting for some of the optional activities -- snowmobiling on a glacier is something we'll never forget!
I highly recommend Nordic Visitor for all your Icelandic travel needs!
Everything was fantastic. Hotel choices were very good as far as location and amenities. Helena was very helpful in making the booking process quick and easy.
Helena made some in-trip adjustments for us that were very helpful. Hotels were fabulous with a great view in almost all of them.
All hotels were very nice and provided excellent services. It was very good to have restaurants in all of the hotels, so we did not worry at all about finding open restaurants at night in more remote places. We really appreciated our holiday in Iceland thanks to your services and we can't wait to visit another Nordic country! Before we left a lot of people around us were wondering why we were spending our summer holiday so close to the Arctic Circle, but now that they have heard about our experience they all want to do the same!!
From first call to the end of the trip, everyone we encountered was very helpful. If they did not know an answer, they would check and get back to us with an answer. There were no surprises. The literature and all materials were very helpful and wonderfully complete.
All excellent. Erla promptly answered my questions and arranged everything very well.
The tour started on a very positive note since the early booking process. Alexandra did her best and answered all of our questions and also gave her insight based on what we were looking. The island itself is breath-taking as long as you can stand the climate changes (which shift often :) Looking back I do not regret going to Iceland.
I have travelled extensively both on my own and through organized, scheduled tours. My experience with Nordic Visitor was exemplary. Every tour was on time. We were picked up right in front of our hotel each day for our tours. The descriptions and time allowances for each tour were spot on. Nothing ever ran past the time it was supposed to end so we could schedule other things for the remainder of the day without fearing we might not be back in time. I can't say enough good things about Nordic Visitor Tours and the people who work there.
We were very happy with the standard of hotels and their restaurants, especially as they were often in fairly remote places. We were particularly impressed with the road map we received from you with the route, points of interest and hotels marked. This made everything very easy. Combined with the information book describing the points of interest and general information, we had a very enjoyable trip.
You are so well organized and thorough. I cannot say enough good things about the map. The accommodations were very nice. Everyone we met was so professional and welcoming. We have already recommended you to several friends.
Everything was wonderful and went off without a hitch. No problems. Kolbrun was very helpful with all our requests even the last minute ones. I would deal with her again.
The trip was fantastic. Kolbrun's organization of the transportation and lodging allowed us to be able to relax and enjoy. We appreciate her attentiveness.
Thank-you for a great trip!
We were very pleased with all aspects of our trip. We had one minor problem and Cecilia took care of it at once. We were very happy with the hotel selection and their location for transportation. Nordic provided the service we needed and expected. We have always planned our own trips without assistance, but in this case we could not. You fit the tour into the schedule we had and we are completely pleased. Thank you very much.
We just had an incredible 24 day self-drive tour around beautiful Scandinavia .Irja was our travel
consultant who did a highly commendable job in making us feel at home in a different country.
The tour was perfectly planned with top Hotels(Clarion chain),maps cell phone Europcar ,and
vouchers for hotels and any pre-booked tours.
Anybody wanting to visit Sweden has to use Nordic Visitor as they are very knowledgeable and
friendly to do business with .Words are unable to do justice to the warmth we received while
touring Sweden ,with many good memories and photos.
Many thanks Irja.
Nordic Visitor is a great tour agency. We first contacted them, Alexandria listened to what we wanted to do and arranged exactly what we wanted for our trip. They do a wonderful job of providing information, not only general information on the area but also you get a personalized itinerary and a cell phone to use. We did a ring road trip and a two day excursion to Greenland. We have traveled all over the world and I would recommend this agency to anyone planning a trip to the Nordic countries.
to choose "Nordic visitor" was the best choice. We had 2 wonder fulls weeks.
The hotels were very comfortable and in a very good location.
All the organisation was good.
For any question I always had quickly answer.
We didn't have to care about nothing except the flights.
It was a pleasure visit Scandinavia with Nordic visitor
Arranged a self drive tour of Iceland through Nordic Visitor (Iceland Complete Tour). Was very impressed with the quality of service. Accommodations, Vehicle rental etc was of excellent quality. The biggest initial reason for using Nordic Visitor was the quality of their web site. It is very detailed and informative. Their staff responded well and quickly to any questions and concerns we had. Am looking to do a self drive tour of Norway and Nordic Visitor will be my first choice as my travel agent.
We were very pleased with the quality and location of our accommodations. There was a good amount of time to make our transportation connections. We never felt rushed. All in all, we were very satisfied with Nordic Visitor.
I travel a great deal, all over the world (4-5 times abroad per year for holidays). I normally always do ALL the arrangements myself (flights, hotels, rental cars, tours etc.). However, for personal reasons I didn't have time to organize a 3 week tour in Norway myself this year, so after a bit of googling and contacting some local travel agents as well (I live in Switzerland), I decided to go with Nordic Visitor and have the absolutely lovely young travel agent Kolbrun, do everything for us. A GREAT decision. She put together a custom-made tour for us based on all my wishes (I'm very demanding) and then gave me lots of ideas and suggestions as well. The hotels we stayed in were brilliant. The route along the way was fantastic. The personalized itinerary we received beforehand was like nothing I've ever had before. On top of all that, Kolbrun was so professional and so efficient! She got back to me on the same day by email and was always extremely clear in all her answers. I will DEFINITELY go to her again when I go to Iceland! Thank you so much, Kolbrun!
I have never used a travel service company before. After our trip though, I have already recommended traveling to Iceland to anybody that will listen. I also said what tour we did, and that by using Nordic Visitor, you will have a great time with no headaches.
The help that Nordic Visitor gave helped us to make this trip wonderful and relaxing experience. The planning was done in advance and the time available at each place was sufficient enough to relax and enjoy the surroundings.
Am very impressed by the prompt and detailed replies from Sigfus and his arrangements. Highlighted maps and itinerary gave us assurance and his excellent service met our expectations. We are especially pleased with our accommodation, with each of its own uniqueness from a refreshing stay in a refurbished container with the view of the glacier to a quaint guesthouse overlooking the prairie with Icelandic horses.
Booking with Nordic Visitor took out a lot of the stress with traveling, such as booking hotels and which routes to take. Having a trusted company that is in the country takes the guess work out of accommodations. When you have never been to a location, it is hard to tell what areas are good and which to stay away from. So, it was great to have that organized by Nordic Visitor.
This was the vacation of a lifetime; Nordic Visitor more than met all of our expectations. Please thank Erla for the terrific job she did in setting up our trip. I have already recommended your service to many of my friends.
Our agent, Larus, was extremely helpful and quick to answer questions. We really appreciated the detailed itinerary with sight-seeing recommendations and highlighted route on the map. It made for an easy, seamless experience. All of the hotels and guesthouses were amazing and had friendly staff. We couldn't have picked better accommodations if we had tried to plan it on our own. Even the rental car company was easy to work with and helpful. I would highly recommend Nordic Visitor to family and friends.
The accommodations booked were of excellent quality and very conveniently located to the train stations and the city's attractions. The staff at every hotel was wonderful - very helpful, able to communicate in English. The trains and buses were punctual, clean and comfortable.
A very positive experience. We had a wonderful trip. The highlights were definitely the Pulpit Rock an Kjerag mountain hikes. I would highly recommend them to your customers.
My husband, fifteen year old son and I just returned from the 10-day Iceland Full Circel self-drive tour. Iceland is beautiful and unspoiled. The topography is someting we have never seen -- from mountains and glaciers to lava and geysirs and boiling mud pits -- every day we saw somethine unique and amazing.
We cannot say enough about Larus and the travel arrangements and information provided by Nordic Visitor. From the initial contact to departure Larus was professional, prompt and helpful. We had one small glitch with the GPS from the rental car company on the way out of Reykjavik. I called Larus and within 20 minutes we had a new one and were on our way. While we never had another issue, we knew if we did, it would be solved quickly and easily.
The information provided -- a road map with our suggested driving route, hotels and points-of-interest highlighted was invaluable. The guide book with suggested stops and information about every stop was excellent. We chose the "mid-range" accomodations -- they were all lovely and unique.
The amount of driving each day perfectly matched what sights were in the area. We never felt rushed to get to the next stop and never felt like we had too much time. I am a planner and I could not have planned a better trip. We had the freedom of a self-drive, but the support and coordination of someone who knew the country.
I cannot recommend Iceland and Nordic Visitor enough. Thank you for a wonderful vacation!
We had taken 9 days group tour as a part our 25th Wedding anniversary celebration. It was very wonderfull experience. They managed bookin and tour in top class professionla way right from the booking to execution. All the hotels were clean and very managed with top quality food. Only negative was Bathrooms are small (I guess that is the case in most of the European hotels especially 3 star category).
The selection of places to visit the explaination of history as well as stories around the places we visited was facinating. We have seen some of the most beutiful places , water falls, glaciers, country side, mountains, lavas etc in this tour making it a very memorable 25th wedding anniversary celebrations for us.
Everything was perfectly organised and the entire trip went off without a hitch. The tips and suggestions given to us by Alexandra were very beneficial. A well organised and professional organisation with very a helpful agent. Our Scandinavian experience was very enjoyable and we will certainly use Nordic Visitor in the future.
Hafdis really understood what we were looking for, and booked our accommodations perfectly! Booking through Nordic Visitor made our trip so much more enjoyable! It took out all the time and confusion with planning an adventure in another country, and allowed us to enjoy it all so much more! It was recommended to us from a co-worker, and we were so thankful. The cost was so reasonable for how beneficial it was. Thank you!! And yes it was coming up to a year ago, but the memories are still strong as I am currently making a photo book of our trip.
I would like to congratulate you on the very comprehensive information you sent us prior to the tour. We have done many international tours, but have never received such comprehensive pre-tour advice. That combined with the maps made it easier for us to navigate around Iceland, which was harder than I first thought. I would also like to congratulate you on your response to any of our queries prior to leaving. Any query was handled quickly and efficiently.
Our trip around Iceland was one of the best "adventures" we have ever undertaken and we owe this fantastic experience to Nordic Visitor and specifically our travel agent Hilmar. Iceland proved to be a hidden jewel that we hope to be able to visit again one day!!!
We had an amazing time in Kirkenes. Although we couldn't stay in the Snow Hotel due to dripping, we stayed in their lovely cabins. The staff made us feel like family and everything was great. The dogs + dog sledding was special, so too the crabbing (will not be able to eat another crab after eating the fresh king crab!) Unfortunately we missed out on the chasing the northern lights, on snowmobile, as the river was too slushy. All in all, it was a very special thing to do, and will stay in our memory forever.
We really enjoyed our stay. Everything was clearly explained and easy to follow. It was the first holiday I had taken my family on abroad so I was nervous about the details. Nordic visitor tours were amazing, everything was organised perfectly and written clearly. It was a magical holiday.
Overall experience was excellent, we travelled as a couple to celebrate my 50th birthday and everything went to plan with no problems.
From the initial reservation, to the superb welcome at the airport, and the transfers, tours and hotels, this was a very memorable experience. I am looking forward to another trip with Nordic Visitor.
We really didn't know what to expect on this tour and were pleasantly surprised by the quality accommodations, service, and events! The staff was great - everyone!
Overall it was a great way to see Norway when you have limited time. It was a great way to see the country from different types of transport and the excursion for the Northern Lights were great. The guide was very helpful and tried to get the best advantage points for some great pictures. The dog sledding was also a wonderful experience which we would not have missed. The dogs were so friendly and instructions on sledding clear - with a hearty reindeer and vegetable meal to warm us up after the chilly sledding! We have not hesitate to tell others of our experience and now find some friends and family have now added it to their 'bucket list'! Thank you for your continued support throughout this adventure.
Everything was great. All the guesthouses were very kind with us. It was an unforgettable trip around Iceland. The Nordic Visitor did a very good service since the booking of tour until the end. The ten days in Iceland were completely unique for us with great beauty. The northern lights made this wonderful trip more exciting. Everybody should come in winter! It is so precious!
My family (children aged 11 and 13) visited Iceland with Nordic Visitor and did their Traditional Christmas in the North tour. It was a wonderful way to get away for Christmas, and was great for my family to see Iceland's Christmas traditions. The trip was well-organized and well-documented, and included stays at a great hotel in Reykjavik (Fron) a good hotel in Reykjavik (FossHotel Baron) and an absolutely wonderful stay with a family in Siglufjörður (at The Herring House). The tour was a great balance of rest and exploration, which was exactly what I was looking for. It included a Northern Lights tour, a Golden Circle tour, a private tour of the Herring Era Museum in Siglufjörður, and time with our hosts at The Herring House.
Christmas is a wonderful time to visit Iceland, and Iceland is a wonderful place to spend Christmas with a young family. If you're looking for something different to do with your family then I highly recommend the Traditional Christmas in the North tour. My 13 year-old wants to do it again!
1. The "Norway in a Nutshell" has provided us a good perspective of Norway. 2. The combination of cruise, train, bus, and flight over 10 days gave us a compressed yet varied and comprehensive look into Norwegian lifestyle and landscape. 3. The dog sledging day tour was filled with fun and laughter, while the aurora light chasing tour was the most memorable experience. 4. Most importantly, the connections between various parts of the tour made by Nordic Visitor fit seamlessly into the schedule. 5. We truly appreciate the help and guidance provided by our two agents Helena and Kolbrun from Nordic Visitor, before and during the trip.
We had a fantastic trip! My husband and I had been pretty busy with work just before this vacation, and we were looking for someone to do the "heavy lifting" of the planning for us (hotels, overall itinerary, etc.) without having to be in a big tour group. This was the perfect fit for us! Everything was clearly laid out, and the flexibility along the way was much appreciated. We're already planning our next trip to see more of the country!
We used NV for our self-drive tour of Southern Iceland. It made planning our trip a piece of cake as our package included airport transfers, car rental, hotels, and itinerary suggestions by day. A cell phone and GPS was also provided in the car rental. The guest houses and hotels that NV arranged were all fantastic, and I'm not sure id have even known where to begin in such a sparsely populated area. NV offered to book any adventures for us but we ended up just booking hem ourselves online. Our agent, Hilmar, was easily and promptly accessible by email before our trip to answer all questions. We had one mishap/miscommunication in our schedule and Hilmar and Nordic Visitors quickly rectified the inconvenience without hassle. I was so impressed with this company. If we go to another country within their reach, I wouldn't hesitate to use Nordic Visitor again.
The quality of the accommodations and food was consistently high. We were very impressed. Our hosts, wherever we stayed, were friendly, helpful and made us feel at home right away. We have already recommended your services to friends and will do so again. We hope to return to Iceland someday and we will be using your services again.
The entire holiday was perfect from the moment I booked the tour with Nordic Visitor up to the time we left. Nothing was forgotten. All the information was very helpful and the car and guesthouses were all perfect. There was only one small issue during the trip that was resolved very quickly and did not take away from the wonderful experience. It was a perfect holiday! My daughter and I loved your country and it was enhanced by a well thought out and planned holiday by Nordic Visitor!
I already provided your contact information to three other people, so far. Wonderful experience and I plan on coming back one day and seeking assistance from Nordic Visitor. Thank you for providing an excellent holiday with every detail planned out and anticipated. Erla Sonja was wonderful to work with and was always available to answer questions and make changes quickly. Even when she went on holiday, Thordis took over and assisted me the same day I requested a change. This is the best holiday I have been on so far and it was definitely because of the excellent service and attention to detail that Nordic Visitor provided. Excellent company!
Couldn't imagine a better trip. So glad we found your company.
This trip far surpassed my expectations. What a beautiful country AND we got lucky and saw the Northern Lights on our second to last day. This tour allows for the freedom to go at your own pace while the Nordic Visitor guidebook aptly suggests an itinerary that is worth following. We were not disappointed at all. The convenience of not having to research places to stay was the reason that we used Nordic Visitor, for I would not have known where to begin to book guesthouses in some of the remote areas in Southern Iceland. Hilmar was fantastic - always a prompt email response away - which was another level of convenience that made travelling to a foreign country that much easier. After seeing the photos that we took, I have already recommended Nordic Visitor to three friends just in case they decide to visit. I can't say enough nice things about my experience with the company.
Planning for Iceland was always going to be an issue for my partner and I due to our rather hectic work schedules, fortunately Nordic Visitor took care of everything for us.
It started with a quote that ended up being cheaper than three other competitors we had contacted, for pretty much exactly the same hotels and services. They were very good at tweaking parts of the trip to cater for our needs and went the extra mile in making sure all was the way we wanted it to be.
The planning which we received prior to departure, and again on arrival, was thorough and easy to comprehend. Times, schedules and information provided was all well documented and meant we had little to do in the run up to our trip.
We had opted for the self-drive full circle tour of the island and thanks to all the information could easily plan our days. The only downside is you do not realise until in Iceland how slow going from A to B can be. The 1 road is certainly not your average motorway, so you need to give yourself plenty of time to get places. It may be a bit confusing to novices who hope to see everything listed in the information booklets.
We were particularly happy about the customer care. Although we are a very self sufficient couple, use to tackling more treacherous terrains, it was really nice that Nordic Visitor took time to check-in with us to see that all was going to plan. The mobile phone given to us came in very handy too.
Overall, the only slight problem we faced was with the car rental company for a tiny chip in the windshield which cost us the full franchise... not something Nordic Visitor could do much about (freak accidents happen... on road 1, three miles out of Reykjavik of all places!) - maybe a heads up to visitors that they really ought to take extra insurance (thankfully we did, otherwise a new windshield would have cost us near a 1000$...)
In conclusion I would not he
Kirsten was a wonderful guide…This was a wonderful trip in a most unusual land. Our guide was very informative, an excellent driver, and very considerate. The country was fascinating, and with my background in geology I was fascinated to see many things that I have learned about in the past. Overall this trip has been a highlight of our travelling experience.
Thank you for the itinerary, and organisation. Everything was very enjoyable and the organisation made the trip a lot less stressful before and during. The suggested itinerary allowed us to see some of the sights we would not have known to keep an eye out for had we travelled on our own. However, the flexibility of having our own car and keeping to our own agenda also meant that we were able to explore other areas of interest that were not included in the itinerary.
Thank you! My husband and I had an amazing tour of Iceland. Nordic Visitor provided us with itineraries and vouchers that were very helpful and organized. Nordic Visitor responded quickly in providing us a refund when our kayaking tour was cancelled due to weather conditions. Great tour company!!!
…Overall the planning was great! We loved having different choices of cars and level of accommodation to adjust our costs. You were very helpful in suggesting and arranging activities. We were very happy to have the itinerary, highlights and info all bound together. Each evening we would look it over and get excited about the next day. We added a fourth "uncountable" for Iceland = waterfalls! Thank you for your assistance in exploring Iceland. We hope to return.
Larus had a difficult booking as we had people arriving at different times, we needed the 2 car hires to be split 6 ways and a few of us did different options at the end of the car hire. He worked it out perfectly and well understood our sometimes complicated emails. The inclusions of Private Pick Up, mobile phones, GPS and inclusion of 2 drivers per car was a big seller to us. Booking with an Icelandic based company to do Iceland gave us confidence in having someone to easily contact if problems occurred. What an absolute delight it was to deal with Larus, who well understood all our requirements. The day tour to Lake Myvatn - something Magic, was an absolute delight and our guide excellent…Nordic Visitor delivered everything that was promised on their website. The marking of accommodation, route and attractions on the map in highlighter was fantastic and made it easier to plan our days. Thank you.
I really felt your booklet of Useful information and Iceland Highlights was very helpful. Iceland is a beautiful country, the people are friendly, the geology is unique and the history is very interesting.
I traveled with my sister and we were thrilled with your services. Your planned suggested route and booking of accommodations for us was especially helpful and what we were the most interested in. It left us able to focus on the sites we wanted to see and the things we wanted to experience.
Alexandra was very communicative from the first booking inquiry I sent to the last minute addition of a Glacier Hike. You were also very patient and accommodating when my credit card company declined a charge. We were sad we were unable to meet with Alexandra during our time there, but we just had too much to do!
Everything was 100% seamless and stress free. There were no problems and we had a tremendous time. Thank you for a trip of a lifetime. I have already recommended you to a former colleague interested in a trip to Iceland and I am sure he won't be the last. I hope to get to use you again some day!
We started with the Full Circle tour and customized it. I've never used a tour company before--I do all the trip planning in our family, and even though we were using Nordic Visitor, I did a lot of research and had some specific requests. Larus was fantastic, answering my questions and making good suggestions about routes and places to stay.
Nordic Visitor provides maps plus vouchers for all hotels, services, and tours booked through them. Their road atlas is crammed with historical information. Unfortunately, it goes around the ring road in a clockwise direction, and we were going counter-clockwise--which meant I had to figure out how to read it backwards! Even if you're using Nordic Visitor to do your bookings, it's a good idea to take some responsibility for your trip and get a good guidebook or do some internet research before you go, especially if you want to look for small museums that don't make the "highlights" lists.
Nordic Visitor lends you a mobile phone, preloaded with minutes. Look up the roaming costs to use your own phone (assuming you've got a GSM phone) in Iceland, and you'll see what a good thing this is! We didn't use the phone a lot, but it was nice to know we had it, just in case there was a problem. Nordic Visitor also has a 24/7 phone number you can call. Fortunately, we didn't need it. But again, it was nice to know it was there.
The voucher system works well. Everywhere we used a voucher, it was recognized, no problem.
We stayed in a an interesting variety of hotels (which I've reviewed), and got to see everything that we wanted to without feeling rushed to make the next stop. It really was a perfectly planned trip.
I like that the rental agency (Dollar Thrifty) includes a GPS. I had the map provided by Nordic Visitor, but the GPS was good for giv
Overdue, however, we need to shout out to Sola at NV who really helped us all during our Grand (Self) Tour. We have never used an agency before, so this was a new experience putting all of our plans and itinerary into NV's hands.
Our last minute planning inevitably created some initial surprises which weren't anticipated; all travel has that. Sola was incredibly professional, responsive and helpful each time we had one. She did a terrific job in problem-solving and helping make our trip one of our best ever. The lodgings were great to satisfactory, the flexibility in our occasional re-routing or slowing down really was an amazing help as we explored this wonderful island. We are headed back this summer again most likely. Again, we would use NV again and certainly we would ask for Sola.
We would urge to take the time with whoever is assigned to you to make clear what you are interested and doing and where---if you have strong preferences.
We were so happy with everything and would travel again with your company. We were happy with the whole trip, always having two days stay in the different towns, and the whole program, the choice of hotels and the positions of the hotels, well done.
We took the 10 day tour of the Iceland Ring Road and had a fantastic time. The company laid out a great itinerary and was prompt and efficient in its dealings with us. I have already recommended it to others, and would not hesitate to use them again in the future. Oh, and Iceland itself is astonishingly beautiful, and the people are friendly and delightful.
Our experience with Nordic Vistor agent Alexandra was exceptional, emails were answered quickly and all questions were covered. Our face to face meeting with her was warm, friendly and helpful for the last minute questions we had. We have already recommended Nordic Vistor agency to many of our friends.
Thank you Nordic Visitor for a worry-free trip, for always being available (just a phone call away) and for making our trip memorable and so pleasant!
Alexandra was specially helpful. She is responsible for the success of this trip. Always prompt answers replying exactly what I have asked (and I asked a lot of questions). When asked for an opinion she was very straightforward and her tips proved to be very good. She even went the extra mile when I asked for a translation in Icelandic for a surprise I prepared for my wife. Her work was very much appreciated.
I love your office! We stopped by to drop off the cell phone at the end of our tour and unfortunately was unable to meet Alexandra - I would have liked to thank her in person for helping us arrange such and amazing and memorable trip. Everybody at Nordic Visitor was so friendly and helpful. Really I couldn't have asked for a better time in Iceland. What a great country!
My husband, a friend and I recently completed the "Express Iceland" self-drive tour and had an unbelievable time! Working with Nordic Visitor exceeded all of our expectations. I wish Nordic Visitor serviced the entire globe! Their excellence and professionalism were demonstrated in three ways:
1. Perfect Package Deal
The self-drive packages include a recommended itinerary, airport transfers, a rental car with GPS, accommodations with breakfast, a cell phone, a 24/7 emergency number, and endless helpful tips and information (inc. driving in Iceland, packing prior to trip, details on sites and excursions, weather, etc.). In other words, it's everything you need and more to ensure you have fun and peace of mind when traveling this beautiful and rugged country. It's great value for the money spent. They handled our special requests (adding an extra day and changing our party size) promptly and happily. We did our own independent research yet it overlapped with most of what Nordic Visitor gave us.
2. Flawless Execution
We were all impressed with the quality and quantity of information that we received once we booked the self-drive package. Yet we were blown away by the packets of info we received when we arrived. Nordic Visitor provided a printed copy of the day-by-day itinerary and the site highlights book they had emailed us. They had a voucher for all of our package features (rental car, accommodations, airport transfer) so all we did at each location was hand them a voucher - so easy! The cell phone had Nordic Visitor saved in the contacts. The GPS had the key sites and some of the hotels already loaded. The road map of Iceland was color coded and the location of each accommodation was circled with the name and date of check-in written in. There was a book with details of every city and site with driving info. Wow!! They thought of every detail so we d
We would highly recommend the self-drive trip around the Ring Road as arranged by Nordic Visitor! The country is spectacular!. It was easy for us because all the accommodations were arranged and were great. There was a detailed itinerary and information, back-up systems if needed, and quick and thorough service from Hilmar in the office. I would love to have taken 2 weeks instead of one to really absorb the country but what we experienced in beauty, natural phenomenon, and nice people made for a terrific vacation. I have enough history and geology to think about to last for a long time!
From the moment of booking to our return flight NV and Alexandra made the whole trip a once in a lifetime experience. Even the weather was perfect although I'm not sure they had anything to do about that!
The booking process was simple and clearly explained everything we were booking and the extra options available. Our hotel preferences were almost perfectly met and the one choice we couldn't get in (Ranga) was substituted with Hotel Anna, which was the gem of all the lovely hotels we stayed in. Alexandra worked so hard to meet our requests and got upgrades where possible, adding welcome luxury to our tour.
The standard sights (Reykjavik, Gulfoss, Geysir, Blue Lagoon) have to be done - all are very memorable! What really stood out though were the days we toured the south of the island. Walking behind a waterfall at Skogafoss, driving through incredible ever-changing landscapes with glaciers within touching distance, black beaches and whale-watching at Vik, snowmobiling on a volcano, glacier-walking, Watching seals swim in beautiful Jokulsalon in the middle of a blizzard and an hour later climbing a waterfall in warm sunshine. A truly unbelievable place.
We'd highly recommend all hotels we stayed in: Hotel Reykjavik Centrum (we had the incredible deluxe room with a balcony and mezzanine bedroom, Grímsborgir (luxury cottage was huge and hot-tub in -10C a first), Geirland (lovely remote farm hotel), Northern Lights (and yes we saw them a couple of times!) and the stunning Hotel Anna (don't be fooled by the pics, they really don't do it justice - it's intentionally rustic but very clean and excellent service and food; the whale and horse steaks were to die for).
If you're visiting Iceland and you want zero stress, 100% enjoyment and a flexible, efficient and very friendly booking process focused entirely on your requirements then choose NV to look after you.
We would like to say that our consultant Cecilia Markov was fantastic, we travel widely and she is the best consultant we have dealt with, friendly efficient and very helpful.
Just got back from a brilliant week in Iceland courtesy of Larus at Nordic Visitor who sorted 5 great hotels over 6 nights and the ideal vehicle in a Ford Kuga 4WD. in particular going above and beyond the call of duty to encourage us in taking his recommendation of Hotel Volcano in Vik and Blue Lagoon Clinic....both of which are the closest to boutique hotels and were by far the best 2 hotels in our amazing holiday.
Also the pickup from the airport was great as was the level of printed info handed to us by our driver.....not to mention the invaluable GPS and local mobile......everything was seamlessly covered! Will use these guys next time we visit the Nordic countries as great value
We have just got back home after probably the best holiday we have ever had! Everything was superbly planned and the guys at Kiruna Guidetur were fantastic. In fact everyone we met was friendly and so helpful. The hotels were excellent and the food really great - especially at the Abisko Tourist Station and when we went up to the Aurora Sky Station the girl who did the dinner there was world class, especially when she had to prepare the meal in such cramped conditions,
The activities were wonderful - the snowmobiles, the husky sleds, the horse and sleigh ride, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. The Ice Hotel was fantastic too. It is such a magical place - the snow, the clear air - all absolutely wonderful. A more beautiful place would be hard to find. Thank you so much for organising the holiday for us. I have been on the phone this morning urging all my friends to go there!
Nordic Visitor were very helpful during the duration of the whole tour. I would like to say that Thordis was particularly helpful when I experienced difficulties after being caught in a snow blizzard and became trapped in my vehicle. The back up service an support was excellent and helped me greatly during a difficult time.
I really enjoyed it. It gave me a great taste of Iceland and took away all the hassle of searching for tours and accommodation which is important for me because I have limited free time since I work 80-100 hour weeks. It took me to places in Iceland I may not have considered if I booked on my own.
Even though we travel to Europe at least a couple of times a year and do it indepently (find our own accomodation, etc.), Iceland was different for us. Iceland's reputation of being very expensive concerned us too.
We pinpointed the potential travel time as early September (2012), during the summer, we started to search more intensely. Tried to compare and understand the kinds and details of services offered by a number of different operators.
Self-drive tours appealed to us since we would be still independent but especially accommodations would be arranged for us. Small towns with potentially limited accomodations and the distance in between did not give a comfort level for arranging our own accomodations.
Secondly, we thought a local & reputable company would have certain standards and make arrangements for B/B and hotels accordingly.
Seeing that they are experts in Scandinavian/Nordic travel, decided to contact Nordic Visitor. Also the coverage and duration of their tours appealed to us. After exchanging a few e-mails with some questions, which were promptly answered, decided to phone them directly to expedite the process. The phone response was efficient (Manuella), friendly, informative and spoke to the quality of the service we may potentially be getting from this agency. Due to being 6 hour behind Iceland (Western Canada) some of the phone calls coincided with the end of the work day in Iceland but Manuella did not mind and give as much info. as we needed to make an educated decision even though she ended up staying late in the office. Our choice was made and it was the FULL CIRCLE tour of Iceland. We chose the budget accommodations and the economy car options. It was within our budget and was going to give a fairly good view of Iceland.
We decided to fly to Reykjavik first and spend four days there. Manuella confirmed that upon our arrival, if we contact Nordic Visito
For several years now Iceland has been on the top of our travelling plans. We set ourselves quite an ambitious task, also considering that we were travelling with our 4 year old son.
We decided to do the full circle tour around the island in just over 2 weeks and I have to say we were not at all disappointed.
Not only did the island exceed our expectations, but also the quality of the organisation was excellent. The choice of hotels was carefully made by our travel agent to ensure our son would have plenty to do, while not compromising on the highlights. All the activities were also well planned and the information provided by our travel agent was accurate, detailed and useful.
The agency was also very quick in action when required. Mid way through our stay we decided to prolong our trip and with the help of Nordic Visitor it was possible to arrange it, despite all the full booked hotels in the high season.
All in all, a great country to explore and great to have Nordic Visitor facilitating the process!
My 7 year old son and I thoroughly enjoyed a self drive family tour on the Ring Road right around Iceland in July 2012. We highly recommend the service provided by Nordic Visitor who provided excellent front end service by email as my son and I worked with their staff to construct a customized version of the trip. Maria at the Reykjavik office provided quick and thorough responses to our many questions. She constructed a 12 day vacation that was a trip of a lifetime for us. She made sure that we stayed in kid friendly lodging that provided unique and interesting glimpses of Icelandic life in small guest houses and farm stays. Airport pickup and drop off as well as car rental were worry free and exceeded expectations. Excellent information and maps allowed us to plan our days easily and see Iceland as we wanted to see it. All of the included tours and attractions were thoroughly enjoyable.
We received excellent value by booking with Nordic Visitor. I believe we had a much better vacation using their services and I believe we probably saved some money by packaging while receiving the many benefits of having a local expert help build our trip. I am convinced that they made sure that we had the most interesting places to stay in beautiful places and the best tour operators. The trip was extremely well organized while providing us with the flexibility to do things that my son and I enjoy.
What a fantastic trip! My son is now a confirmed travel junky like his dad!
I think it is important to comment on the outstanding service I received from Signý Ósk Snorradóttir who was my consultant at Nordic Visitor. I have been arranging my husband and my honeymoon around Iceland in August from Sydney Australia. Signy's advice was fantastic and he has helped create an unforgettable once in a lifetime experience full of exciting activities. I would not hesitate to recommend Signy and Nordic visitor as a company to anybody thinking about visiting Iceland. Signy is exceptional.
I've used Nordic Visitor for two self-drive vacations now. The first, Iceland Full Circle in June 2011 was so enjoyable that I used them again this June to travel through Scandinavia. For Iceland, I followed their set itinerary, but in Scandinavia I asked them to customize their Highlights of Scandinavia tour to add stops or extra days at some locations. Although all communication took place via email, I felt that an actual person was helping to plan my trip. For both vacations, Nordic Visitor responded to my every request and provided everything they promised. We were picked up at the airport on arrival, our rental cars were excellent, the cities/towns where we stayed all had something to interest us, and our hotels were well-located -- ranging in quality from adequate to outstanding. I'd definitely use them again if I travel to the countries where they operate.
I must congratulate Nordic Visitor & yourself for the travel documents & information presentation on arrival at Reykjavik. The accommodation & meals at all the Hotels & the Guest House were first class & we would not have any hesitation in recommending them to our friends. As group, we found the information on the Iceland map showing the route & locations of interest very easy to follow & allowed us time to venture off the road to to view the magnificent scenery of your country.
Again, my sincere appreciation for making our trip one to remember & I have plenty of literature / brochures to pass on to our friends.
I think we all loved Iceland and hope to return some day. The self-drive tour was a perfect choice because we had a safety net with Nordic Visitor but still had the independence to do what we wanted each day. We enjoyed coming during May because nothing was crowded and we got to experience four seasons of Iceland which was certainly an adventure. If we visited again though we would probably try to come in June or later in May. I was also worried that there would be a lot of things that we would want to do which would cost more money, but all of the most amazing things were free, and were part of the Nordic Visitor Itinerary. There were some places we explored independently of the itinerary, but that was part of the fun and freedom of the self-drive tour.
This was a totally professional experience. Highly organized, great itinerary, lodging, food, everything was designed to give us trouble-free and easy activities. And the weather cooperated too - we had a wonderful time. Thank you so much.
Highly recommend going through Nordic Visitor for any future travels. Had no worries the whole time while on vacation. We all felt very relaxed.
Kristin was very helpful and answered my many questions promptly. The mobile phone provided for cases of emergencies is a nice thought from Nordic Visitor.
I found all Nordic Visitor staff I had email contact with very friendly, helpful and accommodating. When there were issues with the invoice, staff were helpful and understanding and the situation was sorted out easily. Staff responded quickly to emails
and were always ready if we had questions. Good on you, keep it up!
Delighted with how smoothly everything went. It was probably one of the most stress-free trips we've ever taken.
I received good practical information, hotel was very nice, friendly people, excellent food. My stay was too short, I´m planning to go back next year to see the West coast as recommended by Erla Sonja, and stay much longer.
We loved the hotels accommodation especially the Icelandic farmhouses...We also appreciate that Erla called us to let us know about the alternate route (Route 208) after the bridge on Route 1 after Vik was washed away in the glacial flood. We enjoyed our visit and your customized itinerary helped us see the highlights of your beautiful country. This was our first visit to Iceland. We hope to return again sometime.
As an ex travel agent I really appreciated your way of work, all the information we received before (as well as vouchers to check, etc.) and all the documentation we received on the spot. 3000 pictures to organise now at home as an excellent souvenir from Iceland :-)
We enjoyed our tour immensely—it was well planned for us to see a lot of Norway. The travel documents were excellent, with good maps and very helpful stickers and highlights. We chose Nordic Visitor because they are local travel specialists, and they even replied to our emails on Easter holiday.
P.S. Iceland is next...
Why chose this tour because we had a limited time in Iceland and wanted to see as much as we could in the time allotted. Iceland is simply breathtaking and your detailed itinerary and maps made it very easy for us to see everything we hoped and more! We will definitely use Nordic Visitor again! Thank you for an unforgettable vacation!
It's been a while since my son and his bride have retuned from their Icelandic dream honeymoon. I wanted to thank you for handling the arrangements so professionally and also tell you that every aspect of the trip turned out perfectly. Each hotel was warm and comfortable and always accommodating, awaiting their arrival. Your recommendations for food worked out beautifully, the car was perfect and GPS was a good idea!
Thank you for your part in making their Iceland experience the dream they were hoping for. It gave them a chance to revel in the beauty of quiet nature and ponder a simpler lifestyle from that of their own in NYC. They had a busy year leading up to the wedding and you created the perfect trip to relax and let the experience of a beautiful wedding sink in.
They spent one evening watching the Northern Lights with another couple celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary, who had come specifically to see that sight. Imagine that!
All the best to you and happy holidays!
dear nordicvisitor, dear sola!
i almost cannot believe that i did not make it to send you a long e-mail with our warmest thanks for the arrangement of another unforgettable trip through your wonderful country!!
after experiencing the tour "iceland complete" in 2009 with my travel-compagnon wolf, this year i wanted to show this amazing island to my brother who lives in sweden.
i really did not mind to book "the same tour" once again, it had been beautiful enough. imagine how surprised i was to find out that - ofcourse - you sent me to see the "normal topics" of this tour like thingvellir, gullfoss (and a number of other "fosses" ... with the exception of SELFOSS that we visited on own initiative and it turned out to be a town!!).... but all together you had chosen an absolutely new route, with new highlights /such as a night right under the eyjafjallajökull/ i could show my brother all the wonderful things that i had seen the year before, and see a lot of new things for myself. last year i have had the impression that this trip could not be topped ... it could ... or at least: it was not less beautiful but different.
in case i should find a "driver nr.3" i would not hesitate to book a tour with the same name once again!!!
so let me once more thank you so much for the brilliant job you have done, really adapting the journey to the needs and taste of your customers! everything that was under your control went absolutely perfect! *)
when i talk to people here in vienna, i always carry with me a card with your e-mail address ... as wolf said last year: it relly is "parad-is-land".
and when i talk to my brother in sweden, every conversation end with the sentence: "my god - iceland was sooo beautiful!!"
thanks once again,
Hello María Erlendsdóttir First of all, we just loved our stay on Iceland. Everything was quiet perfect, the receptions on the hotels, the bedrooms, and the places you recommended to see.
About the "Tour Evaluation", we can say that the rate of service provided by Nordic Visitor was excellent, and the documents you send us by the chauffer and the information/meeting received before the tour were good. As I said before the standard of accommodation was excellent as the rental car. The standards of the meals were good. The itinerary was excellent (we loved Heimaey, especially the hotel).
Well, we were a bit surprised (positively) because we didn't have any references at all about your services (we knew about your travel agency by google), and we can say that if we return to a nordic country maybe it will be using the services of Nordic Visitor. The only thing we are disappointed is to never knew the person that make this perfect travel organization... But still thank you for all.
Highly efficient from start to finish. Thankyou.
Jennie was absolutely TERRIFIC in providing prompt service and information. A great ASSET to your organization!!!
The ability of Scandinavian people to communicate in English greatly enhanced our travel experience in Sweden!! I highly recommend that all travel/tourist brochures/websites/media highlight this.
Thank you so very much for organizing our recent trip to Sweden. Everything was wonderful! You quickly responded to my numerous emails this spring, answering each question as it came up. It was so nice to meet you in person. The information package re maps, vouchers, etc. was fantastic. In the 10 days that we traveled, we did not have a single problem with anything!! The trip was amazing from the start, at the airport to the finish. This adventure was beyond what I had expected. I highly recommend it to anyone traveling to Sweden. It truly was "Sweden in a Nutshell".
Again Daniel, thank you for your outstanding professionalism in arranging this trip for us. You have given a group of friends a lifetime of wonderful memories.
You did a fabulous job, considering we gave you very little time to prepare the itinerary, in high season. Sindre Matthiasson was excellent.
Lárus was an excellent tour advisor. He was quick to provide a response to any questions I had and I found him to be very accommodating regarding my requests. Iceland is a destination unlike any of the others we have visited. Given the remote nature of parts of the country and the possibility of weather related issues I found the service that Nordic Visitor provided enabled us to enjoy our adventure freely with a minimum of anxiety. I am extremely satisfied with the service that I received from Lárus and Nordic Visitor.
I was initially skeptical of what kind of service we were going to be getting, but everything, top to bottom, was very professional and well put together. We didn't have much communication with Dagny, but after having met her in person, we felt like we could ask anything of her. We were really regretful that we didn't get to visit the Nordic Visitor office on our last day to give a video review, and to thank her in person.
I found Nordic Visitor to be an extremely organised and professional company. I have met other New Zealanders who have found the same great service. Klara was great to deal with and we got a lot of great information about the holiday.
I was very happy with the level of organisation and information that we were given for our trip. I loved that we got to keep a book that represented the sites visited on our trip. The big map with the route and sites to visit marked on it was also appreciated. We only needed to call the office once during our trip to change the itinerary and Larus was very accommodating. I would definitely use Nordic Visitor again.
Klara went above and beyond. We only had one slight problem with a reservation and not only was it fixed but she surprised us with a bonus excursion. We loved all our accomadations and especially liked the hand written notes on our map. We loved our trip and have been recommending your company to anyone who is thinking of coming to Iceland.
Accommodations were excellent. The rental car was also very good. The suggested itinerary and pre-highlighted map were very helpful and we kept to the itinerary with a few side add-ons. All pick-ups (at the airport, to go to the rental agency, and then to return to Keflavik) were on time and very good. I have already recommended Nordic Visitor to two friends who are planning trips to Iceland.
To echo my earlier comments, the trip was fantastically thought out and felt very personalised to us. We even had one adviser, Kristín, get in touch with suggestions to reorganise our day to ensure we could maximise our time which was great. I'd like to thank you for organising such a perfect trip in what has to be one of the most beautiful and friendly places I have ever been! I have nothing but positives to bring back from this trip and would highly recommend you to others
Thank you for your wonderful services. It made our honeymoon stay very enjoyable. We hope to book again soon.
Annie was just superb to deal with both over the phone and with the internet. She was extremely knowledgeable and very pleasant to work with. Loved Cocoa Mountain in Durness. We truly enjoyed Orkney Island and also the Islands of Harris and Lewis. Since we punctured a tire, we were grateful to have the insurance package.
Klara was wonderful and did a fantastic job in setting up our trip
The Norway landscape is as beautiful as I have ever experienced. The destinations, accommodations, and routes were perfect.
Petra was a pleasure to work with, and provided service above and beyond. The itinerary was customized to our needs with no reluctance or difficulty.
This is our second Nordic Visitor trip and they both have been wonderful trips. We've enjoyed many of the excursions you've recommended and are grateful for the expertise of your staff who planned our trips. When you add Faroe Islands to your itineraries, let us know.
Was a great time. Tour was a lot of fun. The Norwegian drivers and hotel staff some of the very friendly and helpful. Tour was a great value. Lifetime of great memories. Makes me want to go back to Norway again!
It was a wonderful trip, all the arrangements went smoothly and we felt very comfortable traveling Iceland.
The organisation and the information were fantastic and would highly recommend Nordic Visitor to others
Very smooth vacation. Days were organized well so there was lots of time to stop to see the things we wanted to see and not feel rushed. Hotels were easy to find. Everyone we spoke with at Nordic Visitor was friendly and helpful (as were all the Icelanders we encountered). I am already telling everyone who asks about it to go visit Iceland!
We had a great time, and our experience with Nordic Visitor was excellent. We will highly recommend you to our friends who are visiting the countries you cover.
Excellent, all the way round!
This was the first time we had used this type of service as we usually do all our travel planning and bookings ourselves. It took the stress and worry out of our trip and so we had a much improved experience of 'drive yourself'. We found we could relax and enjoy our holiday and we maximised our time in country. We were very happy with all arrangements made by Maria and had NO ISSUES at any venue - suberb. We will definitely do this again in the future as our experience was so positive. Thank you!
Outstanding. Very pleased with the personal touch.
My wife and I had the time of our lives on our trip through Nordic Visitor. Everyone we talk to about our trip, we find a way to work in your company to the conversation and recommend you to them. Klara was AMAZING leading up to our trip, and we really wish we had the chance to come by the office to chat and personally thank you for such a great trip. We will be back again, and will most definitely be traveling with Nordic Visitor!
We are very happy with the service Nordic Visitor (and Hanna specifically) provided. We would never have had the time to plan everything so well in advance, and it made the trip very easy and enjoyable! Thank you!
Sindre is great to work with! We had done some research and were having a bit to trouble understanding fully how to go about booking a brewery tour or what flexibility we might