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The Travelling Viking Company, Akureyri - Saga Travel

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The Travelling Viking Company, Akureyri

We did an evening tour with The Travelling Viking company in Akureyri. We had a great experience and did see the Northern Lights thanks to the skill of our guide, Lilja. Although there was quite a lot of cloud, Lilja using her knowledge to identify the Northern Lights and we were able to follow the lights for some while whilst visiting several different locations. Lilja was a knowledgeable guide and we had a great evening with her, she even shared her photos of the evening with us, which were better than mine!

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We were on the Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik. We opted for the Small Groups Tour (15 people max) but, with only one other couple, it was more like a private tour. Our driver and guide was Daniel whose knowledge and enthusiasm was second to none. He went above and beyond even lending his sunglasses to my my wife who had forgotten hers! As well as the advertised locations, he also included non-scheduled visits. All in all it was a tiring but most enjoyable 8 hour excursion and, despite the extra visits, we were back on board Fred Olsen’s Balmoral by embarkation time. With the combination of the scenery and Daniel’s expertise, we can safely say that this was one of the best tours we have ever been on.

Wonderful tour, well worth the price. The guides were knowledgeable and scenery breathtaking. Without Saga Travel we would never had seen so much of the country or learned about its fascinating history and geology.

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Professional from start to finish. On time, easy to locate at the port, no worries about getting back to ship in timely manner. Dabba, our guide & driver, was very knowledgeable and was very clear about meet times and places at each stop. 100% recommend.

We most enjoyed the Geothermal baths. Fun was a great tour guide as well. The sights were amazing and interesting.

I went on the Akureyri Classic Whale Watching tour booked through Saga which was conducted on 3 September at 9:00. From what I observed, this tour is not run very safely: (1) safety instructions at the start are at best cursory and we are not even given lifevests. (2) In a tour that takes probably 50 passengers, it seemed grossly unmanned with just the captain navigating and a British marine biologist (female in her 20s) who seemed more interested in taking her photos of the whales than the safety and well-being of passengers. (3) Passengers were jostling each other and moving from one side of the boat to the other in very choppy waters, exacerbating a feeling that the boat would tip over - none of the crew were supervising this and so no one admonished the passengers. (4) For a reason which was inexplicable, the boat sped through the water even as passengers on the deck were doused with waves. The marina biologist said briefly said something in a sing songy voice about the option of going indoors to get a free hot drink but considering that passengers and their gear could be easily injured and damaged respectively, the crew could have warned us a lot more emphatically/effectively. They could have also slowed down to give us time to safely get indoors. As far as I could observe, those of us on the deck were trapped as the water splashing on either side of the boat was even quite forceful. I was soaked and although I turned my back to shield my camera and fished out a bag to protect my camera, which has endured rain and splashing in the past, was ruined. To illustrate how damaging the waves were, the marine biologist's microphone broke and so there was no means to communicating with the passengers for the last hour of the tour - a further safey hazard!

Hi We are sorry to hear about your experience. But we are not operating this tour and do not operate whale watching. To post this here is not appropriate as whale watching have an account as well. Please remove this review and place it where it belongs. Also, please contact our sales team and we will forward your grievances towards the operator. Thank you

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