6 independent reviews for Northern Lights & orca photography holiday, Iceland

Reviews for Northern Lights & orca photography holiday, Iceland

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review 26 Mar 2016

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

Got to see a pod of eight orca whales including a baby on a whale watching cruise from grundurfordur.

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

Take plenty of warm clothes, especially for northern lights shooting at night. Hand and foot warmers are a good idea if you have bad circulation or feel the cold in your extremities.

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

We ate in local cafes and restauraunts, and went out on the whale watching cruise twice, so I'm sure the tour is a benefit to the local community.

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

Really good tour, photography tutor had extensive knowledge of best locations to see in prevailing weather conditions.

review 22 Mar 2014

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

We had a 24hr period where everything just went right. Killer Whales, dolphins and a surprise display of a fantastic Aurora.

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

Be prepared for it to be very cold and windy at times.

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

Yes we used local business run by local people throughout the holiday.

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

A lot of what we saw was by chance which is natures way but it certainly helped that our guides had done their homework. It was a fantastic holiday.

review 9 Mar 2014

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

Seeing the Orca swim under the bridge we were standing on and the grade 5 Aurora Borealis - painting the sky in technicolour! For the photographers Geraldine, Stuart & Tesio made the itinerary fluid enough that they could make the most of the light available.

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

Wrap up warm - the wind is bitterly cold in February.

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

This is a family run company and Geraldine and Martin live in Iceland so we used small locally-run hotels and eateries.The food was excellent and the showers wonderful! Driving was inevitable but we did this in as few vehicles as possible.

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

Good itinerary, but Iceland is geologically so interesting that the coastal scenery could have been replicated elsewhere, e.g. west coast of Scotland! More uniquely Icelandic were the lava fields and glaciers. However, we are planning to return to the south-east coast with Geraldine et al where we will get the chance to see the glaciers very close up!

review 19 Feb 2014

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

Seeing the northern lights and the glacier ice cave.

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

Take lots of warm clothing and layers. No need to take out lots of cash as can pay by card. Add a day or two in Reyjavik onto your holiday.

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

I think so

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

Good holiday. The emphasis is on photography (all levels) and there is enough time at each stop. Experienced photographers to help you and you also get to see some lovely places in Iceland.

review 16 Feb 2014

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

The whole trip was excellent.

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

Read/bring your camera manual with you ! make sure your outer clothing is wind proof

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

Used local cafes

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

Excellent

review 11 Jun 2013

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

All parts were memorable.

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

Small groups better

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

Very Good. Martin provides excellent knowledge on photography and on Lightroom. Geraldine provides excellent service in ensuring all aspects to the trip were good and no difficulties.

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