- The tour is an excellent way of seeing the island. You could do it yourself and would be able to spend longer at places of interest but you would miss the local knowledge that the guide provides and risk the dangers of travelling around Iceland in the winter. The guide was excellent and we cannot praise Gusti enough. A lot of the Icelandic names are difficult but with him just think of 'with gusto' and you will begin to capture the passion and local knowledge that he provides. His changes to the itinerary made sense and his knowledge of happy hour times can save a lot of money. The weather meant that the snow-cat had not operated that winter but the alternatives provided were more than adequate.
We were very lucky with the weather and saw the northern lights on 3 occasions. We especially liked Lake Myvatn and the glacial lagoon but every time we entered a new valley we were greeted with stunning views. Iceland has so much to offer and this is an excellent introduction to both their country and sense of humor.
Published on: 20 March 2017