6 independent reviews for Highlights of Iceland self drive holiday

Reviews for Highlights of Iceland self drive holiday

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review 5 Sep 2017

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

Everything was great. I can't isolate one part.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Book earlier than two months ahead. Also, review all bookings

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

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

Excellent

review 27 Aug 2017

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

The glacier explorer walk on Vatnajökull with Glacier Guides was a wonderful experience.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Follow the itinerary proposed by our tour operator and also savour delicious local food at some of their restaurant recommendations.

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

Yes, we considered our accommodation in Iceland and the sights and museums we visited were very respectful of the environment.

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

Excellent 10 day tour of Iceland's spectacular sights at a comfortable pace offering opportunities to explore local delights.

review 5 Oct 2015

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

We absolutely loved Iceland! Every day was different to the previous one - the scenery changed but it was all amazing! I thoroughly enjoyed driving on the roads - we went in September and it was so quiet we could stop at the side of the road, get out and take photos, and get back in the car without seeing another car; a really nice change from what we're used to!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Enjoy every minute! It's an amazing place! One small word of advice - just be aware that the geothermal nature of the country means that in one or two places the hot water smells a bit sulphurous, and it can tarnish silver jewellery (though not irreparably).

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

We stayed in local independent accommodation that was environmentally friendly, and the guide we received highlighted the importance of respecting the countryside.

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

Absolutely brilliant! Jean-Marc was very helpful both before and during the trip (we met him when we stayed in Myvatn), and everything worked smoothly - the car pick up, the accommodation, the excursions - it was a great way to get a taster of Iceland. We'll definitely be coming back!

review 3 Sep 2015

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

We did a lot of things, and enjoyed it all. We did many trekkings that were very beautiful, and since it is such a peacefull land you find yourself very often alone with and immense and breathtaking beauty. Watching the glaciers tongues soo close was incredible. And going to see the puffins nesting colony to the islet of Hafnarhólmi was absolutely great.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be ready for very different weather conditions. And keep eyes open cause there is beauty everywhere. Always respect the road and path signals.

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

We did feel it benefit the local people for sure. Respecting the trekking paths and signs helps towards conservation. But this the travellers responsibility. The places we stayed in, did feel like they were respectfull with the enviroment and promote local business, food, etc. Which made us very happy.

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

It was a wonderful trip, a great opportunity to contact with nature. I very different and breathtaking kind of nature. You feel that the earth is alive, with all that water, lava, and steam coming out of it. The people in Iceland are very friendly and helpfull. Going during the midnight sun days, gave us extra daytime for excursions :) (though since it was the beginning of June, it was still quite cold)

review 9 Aug 2015

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

The boat trip amongst the icebergs in Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon. The Super Jeep ride we took from Hella. The Rift between tectonic plates in the Golden Circle at Thingvellir National Park

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Although our car was quite adequate and we managed well I would advise others to request a slightly larger car than we had as we were quite buffetted by the wind on a couple of days. We would strongly advise others to consider paying extra for the boat trip on the lagoon and also to make sure they experienced actually standing or walking on a glacier at some point.

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

WE contributed to the local economy via the purchase of food, tours and other amenities. We feel that we improved our understanding of the Icelandic environment and the numerous challenges it presents to local communities who live permanently in this pristine part of the world.

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

Amazing, terrific experience which was enhanced by wonderful co-ordination and planning by the tour company ......Accommodation, road book and suggested itinerary were all spot on for the first time visitor to Iceland.

review 6 Jul 2015

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

Geothermal areas, bubbling pools and glaciers.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Go early to see the puffins, before they go out to feed. Check if an evening meal is provided and take provisions if staying in an isolated arear.

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

Maybe benefited local people but didn't benefit environment.

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

Overall very enjoyable, I would however change the last nights accomodation to somewhere other than a noisy city centre hostel.

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