1 independent reviews for Iceland midnight sun and whale watching, self drive

Reviews for Iceland midnight sun and whale watching, self drive


review 6 Sep 2018

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

The quiet and dramatic landscape all around us.

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

Unlike other guided treks I have been on, the leader is way out ahead of the paying walkers and not particularly accessible if immediate assistance is needed (like navigating a particularly treacherous part of the trail), or if one has questions about the what we are seeing. One needs to be aware of this and prepared. Our leader was quite knowledgeable and was available to answer questions and point things our, but only at stopping points.

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

I think eco-friendly tourism does benefit the local people and surrounding economy, and this trip was no different. As "traffic" in these off the beaten track increases, new levels of care will be required to keep it pristine. That said, I think we did a good job.

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

4.5. I detract a 1/2 point from an otherwise wonderful trip because of the rapid pace and consequent on-trail accessibility of the trek leader for safety and educational purposes. I make this point as in my initial letter of inquiry, a comfortable pace was raised as a very import point, and was assured it would not be an issue, while I and others in the group felt we were chasing the leader most of the time. This forces the trekker to focus on one's foot placement and keeping up rather than drinking in the surrounding beauty and grandeur. This was a lost opportunity.

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