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This is a small group guided holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
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An action packed week in a landscape of snow, ice and volcanoes.
We were (un)lucky enough to experience record breaking snowfall. Although it curtailed some of our activities the upside was the incredible scenery decked out in her finest white.
I can't speak highly enough of Kristjan. I have been on other trips where there have been a tour leader plus driver/helper. Kistjan did the lot. Plus it's quite labour intensive making sure 14 people have helmets/harnesses/crampons fitted properly - not just like popping a pair of flip flops and a sun hat on! He had a hard job coping with the weather and compensated for it by taking us to different attractions where possible.
His tales of Icelandic sagas kept us all mesmerised.
You need thermal tops and bottoms with waterproof trousers - these help keep the wind off you.
I am veggie and found no problem with the food - quite on the contrary. Alcohol isn't cheap - but nowhere near as bad as I'd imagined.
We ended up going on a big bus trip to do the golden circle on our free day in Reykjavik because we'd been unable to do it earlier in the week due to inclement weather. It made us realise how worthwhile it is paying that bit extra for a small group trip like Exodus.
This holiday exceeded expectations. Iceland is somewhere I've always wanted to go. It was beautiful, breath taking, and actually no words do it justice. We had an amazing guide and a great group of fellow travellers.
All of it was incredible, I loved the ice on the beach. The ice was blue, the sand jet black, and the snow dazzling white. The glazier walk with the clear air and views such a fantastic experience.
10/10 for Kristjian. All of the group felt he went above and beyond a 'job', to enhance our enjoyment and kept us safe.
Go for it!
A really fabulous trip with all the best elements for a super holiday - fantastic country full to the brim with history, culture, folklore, scenery and landscape and a good dose of just the right activity to keep you active. Plus, a first class guide and a great group. All in all, a winner.
Too many to mention, so I can only highlight that, for me, it was the vast beautiful scenery and landscape - every day different and in every weather different again. Lava and Ice - and the wild weather that although managed to curtail us slightly, brought its own adventure.
He, Kristjan, was first class from start to finish. I think he went well out of his way to ensure we had the best of times in Iceland. We managed to achieve some extra activities, such as entering the ice cave at the glacier. Sadly the following day he had to rethink things for us due to very bad snow and storms. No matter, he made the best of all siutations. I don't think we could've had a better guide to be honest - and no matter our schedule and activities he always made sure we had time for coffee stops, and had all of the necessary bases covered.
When extreme weather meant rescheduling and rejigging he did a great job.
If you fancy it, go for it. I can't imagine anyone being disappointed with Iceland. Perhaps, and if there is any downside, it can get so busy at the top tourist sites. However, it's more than compensated by the exodus manner of touring.
I think it's a great trip for either solo travellers or couples - we all seemed to get along and mix very well.
The breathtaking Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) are one of natures most awe-inspiring shows, but to see the Northern Lights is not an easy thing. Here are a few hints on when and where to see them. An Exodus adventure holiday isn't a bad place to start.
They can be seen as far south as Scotland, but the best locations for sightings lie in a wide ring that more or less follows the Arctic Circle. Think Iceland, Greenland, North Norway, Sweden, Finland, Canada and Alaska.
The ‘season’ runs from October to March. Within this window the slightly better months for activity are October, February and March. During periods of high solar activity (not forecastable) they can often be seen every night, but the sky has to be clear of cloud cover of course, and you need to be away from other light sources.
Katarzyna Crompton - Iceland Operations
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