Just a quick note to say we had a great time and thanks for your help. Thought you might appreciate some feedback on the guesthouses/hotels which in general were good but thought I would mention in particular the following:
- Glacier World our favourite – really made by the service (one young guy in particular who did front of House/museum/restaurant was a superb host) food here was the best we experienced (indeed the lamb was the best I have had)
- Lake Hotel – food very good/room ok
- Skjalfandi Apartments in Husavik good room and helpful host
- Gauksmyri small room but made up by location and reasonable food
- Final night in Vogar was good and the host very helpful – made a great restaurant recommendation in Keflavik
- The only one which was not up to scratch was Aurora Hotel Laxnes which felt run down and offered no food in the evening (not that we would have chosen to eat there!).
Once again thanks.
I just wished to pass on my thanks for a wonderful holiday. Couldn't fault it. Everything was more than expected and we'll organised. I will be recommending friends and relatives to approach you regarding any future trips to iceland.
We are back home in Australia after a fantastic holiday (thanks to you).
It was a good holiday and hopefully we can organise something else with you in the near future.
Kathy & Peter Fischer
Thank you very very much for this and the whole trip, we’re having a fantastic time Gareth! Great job!
Just to let you know we had a great time in Iceland and all the arrangements went well.
Would be happy to give you more detailed feedback on the various elements of the holiday but would certainly recommend the combination of excursions in and around Reykjavik with the car hire round the Northern areas of Myvatn / Husavik / Akureyri for a comprehensive but balanced overview of the country.
Just a quick thank you for the itinerary you put together for us-we had a great week. The apartment at the hotel was great, it worked really well for us, giving us a living area with kitchen, and the location was spot on!
We enjoyed the trips, think our favourite was the Reykjanes tour-helped by the fact that we had beautiful weather! In actual fact it's colder here than Reykjavik! The food was really good and we even tried the fermented shark-can't recommend it to tell the truth.
I am sending a couple of pics-icing on the cake as it were-got off the bus, looked up and there it was!
Thanks Gareth....They have done so
BTW our room is wonderfully spacious and today the temperature reaches 22C !!
Hi Gareth, Just to let you know we had a fab time in Iceland , really grateful that you organised the wonderful hotel in Geyser , as the country is a lot bigger than I first thought ! This was the making of our holiday ! Iceland air is one of the best flight s we have taken with kids! I will definitely reccommend it Many thanks Jayne.
Hi to Gareth and Charlotte,
My wife and I arrived back from Iceland safe and sound yesterday evening after our long weekend.
We had a fantastic time: the Northern Lights were brilliant - we felt so privileged to witness them in such spectacular fashion in crystal clear night skies; the Blue Lagoon and the Lava Restaurant were superb (thanks for making the reservation on our behalf); the Golden Circle was astonishing and the snowmobiling on the glacier was breath-taking (and occasionally scary). Iceland is a truly beautiful place and the people we met at Hotel Laxnes and from the Grayline tour company were all friendly, helpful and very efficient. The hotel was excellent - very welcoming with a very friendly atmosphere.
Thanks to you both for arranging the trip and the hotel for us, and especially for recommending the special excursions with Grayline. We're determined to go back to Iceland sometime soon and we will gladly come back to you.
Very best regards,
Andy and Sue Powell
Hi, great hols, loved the country.
Just a quick note to let you know that the Hotel Laekur could not have been better! Extremely welcoming and friendly.
the week has been fantastic, we will be back visiting Iceland!
Happy New Year and I apologise for the delay in sending this email to you.
I just want to say thank you for organising our trip to Iceland over New Years. Everything went to pan, the hotel was great and Superjeep were fantastic.
Thank you fo your hard work and effort
Just wanted to thank you for arranging my holiday. Although a change of hotel, the hotel you picked was excellent AND better located than my original choice.
Everything you arranged for me went smoothly - transfers, trips, collections and so on.
I had a fantastic time - can’t wait to go back again and you will be the first place I look to get it booked.
Just wanted to say thank you for sorting our holiday to Iceland – we had a fab time and it was everything we hoped for.
There is not one thing I would have changed – a good job well done
Hi Gabi/ Gareth
Just a wee message to thank you very much for the organisation of my trip (invoice 3200) on12-16th October. This is the first time I have booked a holiday on-line so was quite apprehensive regarding the result! It was also for a special birthday treat so no pressure.
Safe to say your company delivered a first class service. Good hotel, good trips and all went like clockwork a very easy and relaxed few days no worries at all.
Many Thanks to you and your team.
Thanks very much for a great holiday. Loved the experience. All tours were brilliant. Plenty of information from all the guides.
Everything went well and we would certainly recommend the Hotel Odinsve.
The trips were organised with great precision and we were impressed by the friendly and efficient service.
Saw the “lights”,swam in Blue Lagoon and ate some very different but tasty dishes!
I just wanted to thank you for helping me have a truly memorable holiday in Iceland. We had an amazing time and I can’t wait to go back!
Thanks and regards
Hi Gareth & your team.
What an absolutely wonderful holiday. Got back this afternoon and saw no rain until just a few showers in Reykjavik yesterday. The Laugerholl hotel we found was 15 miles out of Holmavik - very friendly place though.
Must talk to you sometime.
Kindest regards, Audrey & Ken Smithem
Hi Gareth and Garry! I just want to say that the team had a really great time on the Iceland trip. They had a lot of nice things to say about it and it seemed that everything went very smoothly. Thank you for all of your help and patience in working to put the trip together for them. And hopefully we will get to go to Iceland again someday!
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I thought I would let you know that we had a fantastic time in Iceland and are saving to go back again.
Thank you for all your help with the bookings etc, we had no problems at all.
Thank you once again and rest assured that I will recommend Iceland Holidays to everyone.
I just wanted to let you know that we returned safe and sound from our Iceland Holiday last week, having had a wonderful time. Everything ran smoothly and the Icelanders were all friendly and helpful. We saw whales on our whale watching trip and a huge waterfall in the snow. Great stuff and thank you for arranging it all for us.
Best wishes, Juliet Astley-Jones
Been meaning to drop you a line for some time
We had a fantastic time - weather couldn't have been better with only one hour or so of rain whilst you in the UK were getting soaked!
All the arrangements were spot on - only down side as the grumpy landlady in Guest House Arbol in Husavik but it didn't spoil anything!
Hotel Tindastoll was the highlight accommodation wise
Kids really enjoyed it - as did we - can't wait to go again!
Many thanks for organising our trip to Iceland at such short notice. All
went very smoothly and your selection of places to stay and visit made a
well balanced and interesting first visit to the country. We had a most
enjoyable trip and look forward to going back to experience more!
Gareth, please take a bow--------------you are an absolute star! Anita and I have just returned from a wonderful trip to Iceland, courtesy of your well- thought out and judicious planning, which ensured that we both enjoyed a fantastic experience on a truly magical and mystical island, which we both found captivating and enthralling!
We were singularly impressed with the manner in which you had given great consideration to the best way in which to maximise a 9 day tour of the island, and you certainly came up trumps--------many thanks for a truly memorable experience of this mysterious and enchanting island-------our trip got off to a great start with our 2 nights in Reykjavik, despite the low lying cloud, and we made friends with the potter very near the hotel, and with the charming craftswoman, next door, who has taken photos of the chuch under all the different atmospheres, and who then moved to a house, which had always appeared in her photos------really lovely!!
We also loved Schnaefelnes, where we found the hotel owner, "John" extremely pleasant,with a really good sense of humour, and an engaging personality----------the area around there was so quiet, and serene------------what a lovely contrast with the hustle and bustle of London!!
The journey up to Husavik was also very memorable, with some stunning scenery, and the location you selected, with the chalet overlooking the fiord was really magical, as we both love bird-life, and spectacular views, and listening to all the birds at dawn and dusk was really fantastic! Our whale-watching trip was brilliant, despite only seeing glimpses of a couple of hump-bank whales, but the Spanish guide was superb , and we had a long chat with her afterwards, as we have a great affinity with all things Spanish!
As you are aware, our last port of call was at the Frost and Fire chalets, which were truly enthralling, with a great location, and I was to be seen in the hot tub, and the swimming pool at 5.30 this morning, reading my guide book on Iceland, before being treated to a scrummy breakfast, arranged by a lovely young lady, Orsi, from Hungary.
We shall definitely be back to visit the parts of the island which we did not have time to cover, and I shall be emailing all my friends, urging them to visit the island, via the guidance of your goodself. I shall copy you in on my email to them, accordingly.
Many thanks again for making our visit so pleasurable and memorable, and for so thoughtfully planning our journey so as to maximise our enjoyment----------very well done!
Anita and Rod the Viking!
Dear Gareth and colleagues
Just a note to say thanks for the help organising our trip last week.
Everything went without a hitch and the hotels were all excellent.
Only complaint-no Northern lights!! which means we'll have to go again sometime.
We spent the W/E with our daughter in Sheffield after the visit to Iceland and only returned last evening. Thought I should pass on our comments re the visit.
Thank you for the opportunity to go back - we appreciated it. We did not manage to find the time to get to the crash site in Reykjanes where my wife's father's plane crashed. In the end we felt doing the climb on our own at our age was a little risky. Nevertheless we did get to the grave in Fossvogur Cemetery where he is buried.
Regarding the various hotels - you may wish to hear the following.
Hotel Bjork - A little unprepossessing in its situation but the staff could not have been more friendly, helpful or welcoming. The rooms we had were quite large, very clean and the beds comfortable. We ate at the 'Pot and Pan' which is part of the hotel on the last night's stay and had a good and not too expensive meal by Iceland standards. The first evening we ate in town - considerably more.
Hotel Borganes -Good impression from the outside, once again staff welcoming and friendly. We ate at the hotel and had an excellent meal. Room good - corner of building overlooking the fjord. Not a lot in Borganes but as a stop for visiting Snaefellsjokull good. We managed to dawdled our way right around to Stykkisholmur (which we found disappointing) and had a good day out. Even saw two birds we missed last time - a pair of Harlequin Ducks and Little Auk.
Northern Light Inn. - excellent as ever. Good staff and an excellent shuttle facility. Ideal for a visit to Blue Lagoon which we made again. Another very enjoyable meal. Very comfortable room.
In the end we hired a car with Geysir. That was fine but anybody who does so needs to tell them their flight arrival details. I did not and after quite a delay had to go looking for the office. After that the Hyundai i10 served us well and it was a good price.
All in all a very successful and enjoyable stay made quite spectacular by the lupins in flower.
Thank you once again for the opportunity.
Perhaps one day we will visit the far north west to Akureyri - the only major part we have missed out on.
Huw and Ruth Jenkins