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Trip review
Iceland

AL,UK
AL,UK
loved their trip to Iceland

1st day in Rejkyavik. Luckily in sunshine. Plenty to see. Hotel F*** B*** looked tired, breakfast room dark and cramped but staff were lovely and helpful and the room spacious and comfy with nice views. 2nd day Golden Circle. A handout would habe helped with names and background. So much of interest. Coach loads of tourista always disappointing but we knew and we are tourist too! Stops too brief. 3rd day afternoon lava tour. I couldnt go (youngest ill) but older 2 said it was ok. Felt a bit toiristy gimiky? Evening food tour by foor around d Rejkyavik. Excellent. Interesting guide, food delicious. Vege in party accomodatee. 4th day. 11 hour trip toouth for ice caves. Could have built in more time at Vik for lunch at nice cafe and time.on beach there. Ice caves fasinating buy different to those shown on the brochure. Stop to collect someone from glacier walk. Guide could have told us a 5 minute walk would give wonderful views of the glacier. Luckily I found it but those who didnt know.and styaied on bus really missed out. Airpot transfers v good. Could have done with another day in Rej to see more museums ans enjoy cafe scene. Also another visit to hot spring - just dont have them in uk! Have rec to friends local agent v helpful. Will return to see more. Airport lovely.
Trip Details
Travelled
As a family
On
2 April 2019
Trip type
Luxury

Trip customised with a local travel agent in the destination

AL,UK
AL,UK
8 April 2019
Best parts:
Interesting info on Iceland from friendly guides as they drove us to sites. Being guided took the preasure off. Very beautiful sights we saw. Also food we had was really good quality
Worst parts:
The proliforation of tourist tat shops in Rejkyavik. Not knowing before the tour exactly what the day had in store (1 hour drive, coffee break, lunch around... with a selection of good cafe's/to be bpught from.supermarkwt, etc). On most tours the guides did not give a summary of the day ahead. Did not enjoy the super jeep - should habe been warned to expect bumpy offroad etc. A sheet of basic info especially names of waterfalls, etc. Hard to say and remember. A map?
Gunnar
Agency's comment
Gunnar
Hello Nic and Anne. Thank you very much for your positive and honest feedback on your tour. I´m very happy to hear that on the whole you enjoyed your time in Iceland, and that the food tour and the ...Hello Nic and Anne. Thank you very much for your positive and honest feedback on your tour. I´m very happy to hear that on the whole you enjoyed your time in Iceland, and that the food tour and the Icelandic landscapes left you with fond memories. It is true that some parts of Reykjavik and Iceland can feel a bit crowded with tourists, but its a positive and a negative as Iceland has been enjoying an exponential growth of incoming visitors in the past few years which has been great to the local population and economy. If asked, I would have been happy to prepare maps and more information for you, and I do that usually for a self-driving tour, but on guided group excursions I leave it to the operator and guide to explain the highlights and give information. I very much appreciate that you would recommend Iceland and my agency to your friends and family, and I hope that I can be of assistance to them to have a fabulous tour of Iceland. All the best, GunnarSee more