2 independent reviews for Iceland adventure vacation, self drive

Reviews for Iceland adventure vacation, self drive

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review 10 Jun 2016

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

We visited Iceland for the 2016 summer half-term week with all our family. There were eight of us, from three generations. So the most memorable part of this trip was all of us being together in such an inspiring outdoor environment. In particular our grandchildren loved it. Each of us had favorites within this vacation. Most popular was visiting the ice cave near Myvatn, closely followed by dramatic whale-watching (at least 14 whales) from Husavik, and the Detifoss waterfall despite it being hard to reach because of the snow. We also enjoyed the Snaefellsjokull, Myvatn nature baths, hot springs and a midnight walk round a volcano crater.

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

See more than one part of Iceland as they can be quite different - and try to escape the regular tourist trail. Hire a car.

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

Iceland is becoming a major tourist destination, convenient for both North America and Europe, and there are many tourists from Asia. At present it is tourism that is benefiting the local people, but taken to excess, in the longer term, it could lead to undesirable environmental impacts.

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

We had a brilliant time, well organised by the vacation provider.

review 24 Aug 2016

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

Fantastic group of people to travel and explore with. The hosts/guides couldn't have been better. We found alternative routes and got off the beaten path.

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

The 6 days of hiking are certainly not easy, but come with an open mind and you will have a lovely time

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

Yes

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

Great experience, had an amazing time

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you Jennifer, it was a pleasure to welcome you.

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