June 03, 2015
Review about Southern Gems and Reykjavik by Shirley Paul
I wanted to let you know that our trip to Iceland was wonderful!
The Air Travel, Volcanoes & Glaciers Itinerary, Tours, Escorts/Guide, & Lodging/Accommodations were EXCEPTIONAL on every level! :)
Icelandair flights were comfortable (Comfort is a good choice especially on the longer return flight) & flight attendants were pleasant. Keflavik airport is undergoing renovations that contributed to lengthy wait times in hallways prior to boarding but overall they moved the people efficiently (the Icelandair Lounge in Kev was outstanding. Icemandair utilizes United Lounge in Denver...adequate but no comparision to Kev Lounge)
The land tour included just the right amount of site-seeing by bus & walks/physical activity. Our Tour Guide "Steiny" was knowledgeable and attuned to the needs of the group. The group of 16 included a nice international mix of adults of all ages.
Our lodging at the Natura in Reykjavik & all the Icelandair countryside hotels surpassed my expectations. The accommodations were contemporary, simple, and clean & included WiFi & TV. Hotel staff were gracious and the meals were excellent.
Adding a visit to the Blue Lagoon ( a "must see") at the beginning of the trip was a good choice for us, but it would have been a good end-of-trip activity as well.
I only wish that we had added an extra day in Reykjavik because there was much to see. The hotel provided a free bus pass which was very useful.
Thank you for coordinating the logistics with Iceland Travel...I would definitely recommend this tour to first-timers to the country.