Private/customized South Coast Tour
For our 5th year wedding anniversary, we decided to book a 2-day private tour with Iceland Paradise Tours, and for two people who value excellent, personalized service and really hate crowds, it really made a big difference.Our guide, Sultan, who is also the owner of this company, was very professional, flexible, hardworking, and knowledgeable about Iceland. It was easy to coordinate and plan with him beforehand, and he gave a very fair price for a customized, private trip to the Southern Coast, with flexibility to also visit the Golden Circle as we wished. The vehicle he used for the trip, a Range Rover, was spacious enough for our needs and he had Wi-Fi in the car. It was also well-equipped to handle the changing climate of Iceland, including a sudden snow storm in spring!The service was quite exceptional. We gave him a rough idea of how we wanted our trip to go, and he accommodated all our requests and changes graciously. He was upfront and gave very practical advice about the sites we wanted to see—for example, whether it makes sense to go to a place or not, given the conditions. He also instinctively understood what we needed and adjusted accordingly—whether it was to talk, give us privacy, let us sleep, avoid a lot of tourists, take great photos, prioritize certain activities, etc. My husband normally cannot sleep in cars but he managed to do so in this trip—which is a testament to Sultan’s smooth driving. One can really see how much he genuinely loves Iceland, his home for the last 6 years. I had done a lot of research on the different tour packages in Iceland, but was pleasantly surprised to receive suggestions on places that were normally not included in the tours. He showed us places that he truly loved and felt that we would really enjoy. We also had very interesting conversations and we gained insights about the country and people. It was a real pleasure discovering Iceland with Iceland Paradise, and we highly recommend this company, and Sultan, to anyone who wants a customized/private tour with excellent service.