Hello everyone! I am officially back safe and sound in the states. The last leg of my trip, Iceland, was absolutely incredible. It may honestly have been my favorite country I traveled to the past three months. The scenery was just so breathtaking and there was so much to do. In a mere weeks time I was able to go sea angling, hiking, into the glacier, and horseback riding – in my opinion everyone needs to add it to the top of their travel bucket lists.
In this post I want to specifically focus on my experience going into the glacier with Reykjavik Sightseeing. Reykjavik Sightseeing is a new company in Iceland that first launched July 1st, 2016. Although it has only been up and running for a little over a month now, the company is proving a force to be reckon with in the Icelandic tourist industry and it is clear to see why. With its state of the art buses, outstanding selection of tours, and unbeatable prices who wouldn’t choose them?
The tour set off at 1pm from the Reykjavik Sightseeing office located in the heart of Reykjavik. I was immediately impressed with the interior of the buses – sleek in design each seat had a leather headrest with blinds for all the windows and raised seats off of the main isle. Besides that there is a refrigerator stocked with free water bottles and a clean, spacious restroom for use. On the back of each seat you will find a usb charger to charge your devices and make sure you are able to post that killer photo on Facebook immediately because the bus also offers free wifi! However, the coolest feature has to be the personalized tablet provided for each traveler. Available in 10 languages, the tablets have a built in GPS system which narrators the journey to the glacier (and all other excursions) pointing out interesting landscapes as well as telling stories about the history in Iceland. It really is a fun way to make the 2 hour drive go by a lot faster and learn some cool facts about Iceland along the way.
Once we arrived at the glacier, the group was ushered into a room to acquire some warmer clothing before continuing on. There was full body suits, jackets, and shoes covers all free for us to use. I took full advantage and geared up in one of the full body suits as I figured going inside a giant, frozen chunk of ice would be a rather cold (and turns out I was right).
To get to the opening in the glacier we took a tricked out old NATO missile truck. It was really cool and along the way our tour guide told us facts about the glacier as well as explained how/why/when the cave was carved. However, none of what she said could have prepared me for just how incredible the cave actually was. It is a very surreal feeling walking into a tunnel completely made of ice. Inside the glacier are a few rooms as well as a chapel which people can get married in. Everything was so white and pure – it truly was an incredible experience. The sad part being that they estimate the entire glacier will melt within a matter of 10-15 years which should give you all the more motivation to get on over to Iceland and see it for yourselves before it is gone forever!
Overall, my experience with Reykjavik Sightseeing was incredible. I have never experienced such outstanding customer service as they provided me with – the personal touch they put on their tours is what sets them apart from their competitors. From catering to all customers by offering tours in 10 different languages, to having a personal host on each bus, from the moment you contact Reykjavik Sightseeing you will feel in good hands. Always punctual, attentive, and lively the staff is among the best in all of Iceland. Their slogan is “Where Your Iceland Starts” and honestly, it could not be more accurate. If you want to experience Iceland the right way, then it starts with booking a tour on Reykjavik Sightseeing!
Click HERE to view all of the amazing tours they offer. Also, while your at it check out their Instagram – Reykjavik_Sightseeing and their Facebook page – Reykjavik Sightseeing. If you have any questions at all feel free to comment below – as always, I am more than happy to help out 🙂