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Lyndsay W

Lyndsay W

United Kingdom

Mar212008

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Reykjavik Super Saver: Blue Lagoon Round-Trip Transport plus Gulfoss and Geysir Half-Day Tour

Reykjavik, Iceland

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
We were picked up from our hotel and taken to the HQ, where we were issued with our tickets. The first part of the trip was basically a drop off in a mini bus with no tour guide, they then ask you what time you want to be picked up. The cost of entry into the blue lagoon isn't included but I would really recommend going in as the lagoon itself is totally amazing, and well worth the money. Surrounded by snow capped mountains, it was totally stunning. The lagoon is run very well and you can hire everything from swimming costumes to towels and bath robes. It was totally magical and a completely relaxing experience. The mini bus then picks you up and takes you back to HQ for the second part of the trip. It's quite a long coach drive, but the tour guide was wonderful and clearly not reading from a script, which made it all the more interesting. He not only told us about the landscape and the history as we drove through it but we also learned a lot about Icelandic people and their traditions. Driving through beautiful landscape we were taken to various points of interest, which included Gullfoss and Geysir and a volcanic crater. Be careful at Gullfoss as it is very slippery but a totally amazing waterfall, with spectacular 360 views all round. Geysir is as equally as amazing. There isn't much there but the geyser goes off every 7-8 mins so plenty time to watch this wonder of nature. Overall a wonderful but long day, I would suggest taking a packed lunch of some kind although there are rest stops along the way you don't really get chance to do much else that use the loo. But worth every single penny.

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  • The Steamy Blue Lagoon
  • The Outside of the Lagoon
  • Blue Lagoon Backdrop

Mar202008

Tour/Activity

Northern Lights Night Tour from Reykjavik

Reykjavik, Iceland

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review
The moon was very bright, and fairly cloudy so didn't get to see the lights, however I feel it was not wasted money as they drove for 4 hours in the hope that we could drive away from the clouds, but to no avail. I really enjoyed the trip in itself as the guides were wonderful and tried their hardest. It was very windy and we were getting on and off the bus, so be prepared to get cold. The next night we went again at 50% discount because we didn't see them the night before, and again the moon was bright but not so cloudy, we were treated to a five minute display before the clouds came in. It was amazing to see, although not for very long, and after all no one can control mother nature. However we went into Reykjavik the next day and were walking back to the hotel when the most magical display of northern lights appeared for 45 mins, and it was free! It is not a guarantee that you will see the lights obviously, but we learned so much on the two trips and felt that they really earned their money. They drive you away from the lights of the city and as much as possible away from the clouds, but they cant control nature so be prepared to be disappointed. The people at the office gave us their honest opinion and if they thought it was likely we would see them they seemed totally honest and more interested in us having a good time than them earning some money. Ironically, we saw the most spectacular display for free the next night wondering back to our hotel room. Amazing to see but can be seen for free along the bay.

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