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“Wonderful Start to a Wonderful Trip” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of I Heart Reykjavik

I Heart Reykjavik
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: I Heart Reykjavik is a small family run company in Reykjavik that specializes in one thing: making your stay in Reykjavik the best it can be. We do that by offering unique and interesting experiences and partnering with companies that we know will take good care of you. Our main product is the I Heart Reykjavik Walking Tour that has been featured in publications such as the New York Times, New York Magazine, Irish Times and on numerous travel blogs. If you need a bit more flexibility or you just want to keep your guide to yourself you can also look into booking our Private Walking Tour. Finally we just introduced a great new Crash Course in Icelandic which will be available from May 2015. We care about social responsibility, honesty and integrity and we try to reflect that in everything we do. We also love what we do and count our blessings every day. We heart this city and we want you to heart it too.
Evergreen, Colorado
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wonderful Start to a Wonderful Trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015

It is hard to add to a review with a nearly 100% excellent rating other than to say that the previous reviewers got it right. This tour was affordable and informative, it really set the tone for our trip and is a wonderful use of your time for the first few hours of your stay in Iceland. I highly recommend taking this tour in your first days as it will open your eyes to things you want to investigate further and places you never thought about. They mean it when they say small group size and I think it is what sets them apart!

Visited September 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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“Great intro to Reykjavík”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015

As others have mentioned, this is absolutely a must-do closer to the beginning of your time in Reykjavík as it will give you a broad overview of the city and ideas for places to hit if you have some extra time to roam later. Having followed the I Heart Reykjavík blog and podcast for some time, it was a treat to meet Auður in person and see her love of her home firsthand. She will show you a side of the city that's all her own, things you may not have noticed or even known about otherwise, and you will be all the more cultured because of it. Although it was a bit rainy and we were slip-sliding around on the ice, it was still a very enjoyable and valuable part of our trip.

Visited January 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Do in the beginning of your trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015 via mobile

Auður was very nice and helpful. This tour is good to do in the beginning of your stay in Reykjavík as you learn the layout of the city and where things are located. You'll notice things more while walking around Reykjavík later that you might not have noticed if you didn't take this tour.

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Hertfordshire England
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Feel at home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015

Auður's tour is something special. She knows the usual tourist info, but what she adds is the love of her home which she passes on. It was like being taken round by a very knowledgeable friend. She left you feeling like you really knew the place, rather than just knowing the tourist bits. Our only regret was that the tour wasn't the minute we arrived in Reykjavik as she had so many useful tips. She is a fantastic ambassador for her country. Highly recommended.

Visited December 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Great Walk and especially good web prep!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015

Her Reykjavik walking tour was just the icing on the cake of a wonderful website full of great information and podcasts that help a visitor to iceland get ready in every season for every kind of activity they might encounter. She also answers email questions personally and quickly and provides great insight into other fun things to do. Thank you Audur.

Visited November 2014
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