Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
- Taking part of the Explore Icelandic Winter Splendours adventure tour was definitely a great choice. It allowed me to discover a very vast number of places in Iceland, where I would want to explore in more details when I go back, so thank you for the wonderful trip. I couldn’t stop smiling on this trip, this was being on drugs for my eyes and spirit and felt so happy all the times. I enjoyed the local outside pools in Akureyri and Lake Myvatn much better than the Blue Lagoon, I think you should mention to bring a small towels on this trip.
There isn’t one place or another that I like more than the other, however the glacier and the climb on the other site was breathtaking I didn’t want to go, and of course the “Gongustigar Walking paths” which is mysterious and its magical ambiance. Lastly, the explore tour leader was superb, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and ready to provide answers at all time, well surpassed my expectations. This was my first tour with Explore, I have done other tours with Intrepid and gAdventures, and I was quite impressed with the professionalism from Steinunn, Gusti and our wonderful driver.
Suggestion about the tour, perhaps a free day in the middle of the tour like in Akureyri or Lake Myvatn to explore and go on optional tour for a hike like the Gongustigar Walking paths, horseback riding etc.. would have been great for me, as I felt I was left on my appetite on a few places. I felt the free day in Reykjavik was not as useful, although I did take advantage of it fully by exploring the capital.
Finally, I must mention that the hotel cabin did not meet my idea of a "standard" tour, in particular since this is the only place we spent 3 nights.
Published on: 11 November 2016