1 independent reviews for Iceland holiday, small group

Reviews for Iceland holiday, small group


review 16 Jun 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The waterfall which you walk behind! Take some waterproofs! The geology & landscape are amazing.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Expect a lot of driving. But the landscape is fabulous and the minibus comfortable. The accommodation varies from good to very basic. The latter due three mix ups when the accommodation that was 'supposed' to be booked - was not! Ended up in staff rooms on one night. Another night the group was 6km apart. Make sure the guide is checking ahead. The evening dinner is not included on most nights and everyone found very expensive compared to home. We all took the opportunity of a kitchen one night and had a great group meal with our own wine. Our guide was frankly not up to it but overall we made the most of it and had a great time.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Not particularly. Most accommodation was farmstays. This adds to income to in a very hard environment but the standards vary. Iceland is 100% renewable due to the thermal springs which we saw.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Loved the island. Great group from all over the world. On down side - accommodation very inconsistent, expensive and poor leadership.

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