1 independent reviews for Iceland Aurora self drive holiday

Reviews for Iceland Aurora self drive holiday


review 9 Jun 2017

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

The Snaefellsnes Peninsula was particularly lovely as was the prolific bird life generally. Food, though expensive, was almost universally superb, especially fish.

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

With hindsight I would have booked a proper 4 wheel drive vehicle as on the normal roads stopping is only generally possible at specific tourist spots. Because of the number of coach parties these get very busy and much of the surrounding area is roped off for conservation meaning that you cannot venture from the paths. From a photographer's point of view this was very restrictive and made photographs without people taking selfies in the frame difficult. It pays to get up very early to visit attractions wherever possible for the reason above. Carry only the minimum amount of cash as cards are used everywhere and are preferred by businesses.

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

Local business certainly benefitted from expenditure and hopefully contributed to the cost of maintaining and preserving the countryside.

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

Excellent and very enjoyable but with the proviso of the point raised in question 2. All the travel and accommodation went very smoothly with the sole exception of the very, very long wait to collect the hire car. Avis had a massive queue, all the other rental firms had no more than a handful of customers.

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