1 independent reviews for Circuit of Iceland holiday, small group

Reviews for Circuit of Iceland holiday, small group


review 29 Jul 2017

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

Some of the sights in the "Golden Circle" area around Reykjavik.

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

Not to book it - go instead on a shorter tour (4 days maximum) of the Golden Circle area only; the rest of the island is basically more of the same and rather bleak. Also to realise that Iceland has virtually no historic architecture or charm, that the popular tourist sights are over-visited and in the season very overcrowded, and that everything is extortionately expensive - no holiday in Iceland will give value for money.

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

It doubtless benefited some local people financially (even more - the country already has the lowest unemployment and highest per-capita income in Europe), but like any mass-tourism it is very unlikely to have any beneficial effects on the environment - quite the opposite. The detrimental environmental impact of mass tourism in Iceland is all too visible, and worsening by the minute.

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

A well-organised, well-led and enjoyable enough tour, but too long (for the amount of interest on offer) and, as a holiday destination, Iceland is somewhat over-hyped.

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