Hello All Iceland!
This was our second tour with All Iceland, and our second fantastic adventure. Our previous tour 2 years ago, the Northern Lights Explorer, covered the south & west of Iceland. This tour (Nov 2015), the Northern Lights Aurora Challenge, took us across the north of the country. Both tours are very well planned, taking us to the big tourist attractions and the little, out-of-the-way secret delights. So many photo opportunities, so many fascinating discoveries and so many experiences to delight the senses!
All the people involved in creating such a splendid holiday are to be congratulated: the organisers, the helpful staff when booking the holiday, the tour guides, the bus drivers and of course the friendly locals. (Extra credit must go to our tour guide Hilke and driver Runar who took us on unplanned diversions to share their favourite spots with us).
If anyone asks whether this is the holiday for them, then the answer is YES! “Get away from the big crowds, see the sensational Icelandic countryside and enjoy an unusual but appealing break. The Northern Lights are just a bonus!”
Oh, I forgot to mention the hotels: they are great too! We would be happy using any of them again. We had 2 criticisms: one is that most of them are too warm, even with the heating fully turned off! The other criticism is that they usually have showers, not baths (the one at Lake Myvatn had a bath). However, these criticisms are common to many hotels, wherever in the world one may be…
Jean & Fiona
P.S.: any breaks planned for East Iceland?!