Natural Wonders of Iceland Tour Review
We joined the Nordic Visitor tour party on the 25rd July following two days in Reykjavik on our own. Nordic Visitor arranged for a taxi (with welcome pack and documents) to pick us up from the airport on Thursday and on to our pre tour accommodation, we then made our way to the tour hotel on the Saturday evening. Our guide Porsteinn (Steine) met us at the welcome meeting and told us our agenda.
Sunday morning the tour set off at 9am the starting time for everyday. The tour went round the whole island (around 2000km covered) visiting all the major sites that can be reached from the N1 ring road. We were of the 'comfort' level of accommodation and all the hotels and guesthouses were of at least 3 star quality with large clean rooms and en-suite facilities. Some had fabulous views as well. The guide constantly fed us information of the sites we visited in an informal but informative way with a few Icelandic folk stories and jokes thrown in. The transport was a mini bus taking 16 of us comfortably from site to site with various comfort stops on the way. There is a little walking to be done for example up to Dettifoss that cannot be avoided but all the walks were really strolls and nothing over taxing. The evening meals that were provided as part of the package were either in the accommodation or at local restaurants and were of a very high quality. There are optional extra's such as Whale Watching and the Thermal baths which although we pre booked could be booked on the tour. Transfer back to the airport was provided. In summary this was a very well organised tour both before leaving home and whilst there. The program is varied and interesting, capturing all the major attractions. Would highly recommend the tour to anyone wanting to see the main sites but not do all the legwork of a self drive.