An unforgettable family adventure
Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2023
Iceland exceeded all our expectations. Gummi understood our desire to have an adventure-packed family vacation. He packed our days with unforgettable sights, hikes and tours. The google map links were perfect to keep us on track and his recommendations for times at each location kept us on track to ensure we didn't miss anything. The restaurant recommendations were a great mix of Icelandic cuisine and American favorites for the teenagers. Our favorite part was the Katla ice cave tour. We strapped on our crampons and were mesmerized by the blue hues and natural ice formations. We took ATVs on the beautiful black sand beach near the Myrdalsjokull glacier. We rode snowmobiles on the Langjokull glacier. Gummi even ordered up the most spectacular Northern Lights show! It was everything we hoped for.
Excellent modern hotel. We had two rooms to accommodate our two teenage boys.
A charming hotel. Our rooms required us to walk outside so it felt more like a motel. Our TV wasn't working but the front desk person came immediately and fixed it. We're awaiting resolution on a room discrepancy.
Modern hotel. Our rooms were close by reception which was convenient.
Very quaint and charming. Very spacious room for the 4 of us. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. The wifi wasn't great but we were too busy looking for the northern lights to care. Also there is no elevator so better bring your best viking to lift the bags.
Lovely modern hotel.
Lovely modern hotel in great location.
Very well organized. The staff were extremely friendly. They took our pictures and helped us get back on the trail.
A relaxing geothermal experience in a modest setting.
Our guide Siggi was amazing. He shared his personal experiences and explained the geography and science behind the ice cave and the Katla glacier. You could tell he absolutely loves his job. He sang, joined our family photos and had great energy.
The scenery was stunning. Seeing the plane wreck is another interesting part of history. And noting Justin Bieber filmed on it was interesting for the kids.