Halifax West yorkshire
- Visiting Iceland for the first time was an enjoyable experience, but I was a little disappointed with the true available time to explore Reykjavik, and in hindsight would have travelled for a little longer and during periods of extended daylight. My partner and I arrived a day early and made our own accommodation arrangements, so we were able to see much more of the city, but the other group members were delayed due to bad weather and missed the Blue lagoon. This is a must - amazing - but so booked up that it is unlikely you will be able to rebook for a week. The golden circle tour is good, as is seeing the lights if you are lucky. The winter weather Is very unpredictable, so be prepared for very wet and windy weather or very cold. Everything is VERY expensive, and be prepared for only 4 or 5 hours of daylight for the new years eve weekend. Explore provided us with 3 meals due to being unlikely to get a restaurant at this time of year for which I am grateful. If you use the BSI bus station, ask questions regularly, as they seem to assume you know what to do and it is easy to miss the bus. Hotel Cabin was comfortable and warm but the breakfasts basic. The explore leader was good, but was with us only one evening and one day. I did the whale watching cruise which was rough but enjoyable. I wanted to do the super jeep, but at around £300 per person for 4-5 hours of visibility I declined. The snow mobile is even more expensive. Reykjavik is very busy with tourists and queue times can be lengthy. People are friendly and most speak excellent English. This trip needs an extra day. The sightseeing bus is a good way to tour the city, allowing you to hop on and hop off and is valid for 24 hours.
Published on: 03 January 2017