Generally we were very satisfied with the trip. Our guide was very flexible, planning detours and what not, based on the weather conditions and the wishes of the group. During the drive between the variouse activities he would tell about the local history and the scenery. The tour is not cheap but it is worth every isk.
Day one could appropriately be called the day of the waterfalls, and the second day; the day of the glaciers. This is so because during the first day the main activities are the two waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss and a stroll along a beautiful black sand beach. The second day you see the glacial lagoon, the Black Beach with washed up glacial pieces, and you will hike on a glacier. Both nights we went hunting for northern light, unfortunately with no luck.
A few words regarding the accommodation: We found the rooms to be satisfactory (we choose the cheapest possible accommodation). There is no television, but you won't need it since you will be exhausted. There is WiFi, but we did not have any luck with it. You should expect to pay about 4.800 isk for the dinner per person. The dinner is a two course menu with complimentary coffee and chocolate. We found the dinner to be well worth the price. Both the lamb and the fish are from their own farm, and given the remote location they could easily have charged more.
We forgot one of the lenses for our camera on the hotel. We mentioned this to our guide and he actually got one of the public bus drivers to pick it up from the hotel and drop it off later on his route, so our guide could pick it up. This was a very nice gesture, and we were very grateful.
Generally the only pre paid meal is the breakfast on the second day. It is a good idea to bring some food for both days. The first day the luck break was around 15.00 which is pretty late. The second day we were back at Reykjavik at around 20.00, and there was no possibility stop for dinner. So bring food from home or stack up along the way.
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