We had an great trip to Iceland! The trip wa...
Iceland | Sep 6 - Sep 14, 2023

Gary B.
Newburgh, NY | Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

We had an great trip to Iceland! The trip was well-planned by Gummi (Guðmundur Óli) who created a road trip that explored the Golden Circle and various sights along the Southern coast of Iceland. Each day allowed us to see different sites but wasn't jam-packed with stops (which was good as we were traveling with an older couple that moved somewhat slower than my wife and me). Everything was smooth & seamless and the rental car (Toyota Land Cruiser) was ideal for 4 people & luggage. Some of the highlights for me were a concert at the Harpa concert hall in Reykjavik, lunch at the Friðheimar Tomato Farm, the Skógafoss Waterfall, the black sand beach and basalt columns of the Reynisdrangar Sea Cliffs, and the Jökulsárlón Glacier / Diamond Beach.
I would definitely like to come back to Iceland - especially to spend some time hiking and to get to know the locals better and not just be around tourists. I am also intrigued by some of Iceland's artists - I saw some works by Hrafnkell Sigurðsson and some interesting work in some of the Reykjavik artist's co-ops.

Hotel Reviews
Exeter Hotel by Keahotels

Great location in Reykjavik - it has an outdoor area on the 4th floor where my wife and I saw the Northern Lights. The staff were friendly - nothing really to complain about.

Authenticity & Character
Close to the harbor and many restaurants
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Rangá

Great staff, food and rooms

Authenticity & Character
Off the beaten track, but should be ideal for seeing the Northern Lights
One of our group left a sweater after we checked out - the staff found it and we were able to pick it up.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Jökulsárlón  glacier lagoon amphibian boat tour
Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon amphibian boat tour

The weather was lousy, but the boat tour & guide were good - we saw many icebergs with a rich, deep blue color.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Guðmundur Óli Pálmason
Guðmundur Óli
Guðmundur Óli Pálmason
Local specialist in Iceland | Replied on Sep 21, 2023

Thank you so much for the kind words Gary. I am very happy to hear that you all enjoyed the tour and that the pace was set perfectly for everyone to enjoy.
So you mentioned the next trip, let's start planning haha. Ok ok, I'll give you some time, but I absolutely hope I'll get the pleasure to plan your return trip. There's so many things to see and do in Iceland :)
Take care and stay in touch :)