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review 17 Nov 2021

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

It was a family get together with our son from Toronto who we had not seen for nearly a year. So that was amazing. The landscape and atmosphere of Iceland was so extraordinary, I couldn't pick out any 1 highlight.

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

Research how to look for the Northern Lights. Our daughter and son did this for us and we saw them even though it was not a strong enough display for the hotel to wake people up for. Using a good camera with a long exposure confirmed that what looked like a milky white light to us was actually green. We would not gave seen the lights without this research and knowledge. Also, really obvious, but check which way is North! Don't stress if you are veggie or vegan. Reykjavik is amazing for both and outside of Reykjavik we never had a problem.

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

We spent money which went into the local economy. However, we took a flight and drove a car. We had some concerns about the impacts of the whale watching industry on marine cetaceans. Even in November, there were multiple tour boats in the water so I imagine summer is pretty busy in that respect. However rules are in place regarding distance that boats need to stay from whales/ dolphins and these were observed.

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

It was totally awesome. We loved it totally. Amazing, unique experience and we are all dreaming of going back.

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