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Go West - Day Tours

Kambsvegur 35, Reykjavik 104, Iceland
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Incredible Snæfellsnes Glacier Hike! Say Yes, to Go West!

I booked the ‘Wear the Crown’ glacier hike with Jon Joel and had such a wonderful experience that... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
856katiem
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New York
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A wonderful hike that I will remember for the rest of my life!

Travelled in April 2018. Joel was a fantastic guide. His love, care and knowledge of the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Alain D
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Go West offers you to experience Iceland in an eco-friendly way and give you opportunity to connect with people, nature and culture in a sustainable manner. The Breiðafjörður area, West Iceland is our speciality.
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Kambsvegur 35, Reykjavik 104, Iceland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked the ‘Wear the Crown’ glacier hike with Jon Joel and had such a wonderful experience that will stand out in my mind for the rest of my life! From the start Jon was extremely responsive via email and answered all of the questions...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Travelled in April 2018. Joel was a fantastic guide. His love, care and knowledge of the environment in Iceland and the challenges it faces was truly inspirational. We did the Snæfellsjökull Wear the Crown tour, the group were great fun and Joel was quite honestly...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

We booked the Touch the Crown Tour on the Snaefellsjökull Glacier. The days before the tour it snowed a bit so we started our hike with Jon on a lower altitude than usual because we were not able to drive any further up. During the...More

1  Thank Manuel P
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Jon and his wife Maggy , their grandchild Hildur Eva (10) and their family dog Salka have created a scar on our memory! Our hike started just above Arnastapi and our two boys (8 and 10) were running around enjoying life. together with Hildur Eva...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Just returned from an enjoyable day tour with Paul G. Pick up was smooth and punctual and the trip was punctuated with Paul’s informative commentary and wit. Was very impressed with his disco lights towards the end of our trip. As everyone on the bus...More

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GoWest_Iceland, Manager at Go West - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Dear PNCPML You may have placed your review with a wrong company. We are not offering such bus tours and disco lights. We offer outdoor activities and believe life is movement. http://gowest.is/ Best regards Jon Joel GW manager

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

The hike with Jon Joel was sublime. He took very good care of his clients (or: guests) and made sure that all of us (of which some were of very young age) had a enjoyable and safe climb. Jon is very knowledgeable and a nice...More

1  Thank Jonathan S
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Our visit to Snæfellsjökull was definitely a huge highlight of our visit to Iceland. We did it on a February day when there had been a big snowfall the night before, and it snowed on us a few times during the climb, too. It was...More

1  Thank David B
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Our family of 4 booked a 3 day, 2 night tour with Jon Joel in February 2018. This included transportation to and from Reykjavik. Highlights included a hike to the Eldborg crater, a coastal walk from Hellnar to Arnastapi, and lots of interesting conversation and...More

1  Thank 82reb
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

We had a perfect day with Jon Joel. It's not just a hike-to-the-top of the glacier and back. It's a day you'll never forget!

1  Thank Wim S
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

I booked a glacier hike with Jon for early October 2017. Jon was quick to respond to all my questions a few months leading to the trip. Unfortunately, I landed on a bad foot a day before my hike and had to cancel on Jon,...More

1  Thank angelaccordingly
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Sylvie G
15 March 2015|
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Response from GoWest_Iceland | Property representative |
Hi Sylvie The main difference between those two hikes is that you hike up to the verge of the glacier and you "touch the crown" or you hike to the summit and you "wear the crown". :) You see, the melting from April to June... More
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