Your overall comments on the trip and the travel company:
All aspects of our trip were outstanding.
We had originally planned to travel in 2020, but that became impossible due to COVID. When we had to cancel only days from our expected departure, the travel agency cheerfully and promptly refunded our payment.
Our 13-day trip in July 2021 took us to all parts of Iceland. All the arrangements, including vehicle, hotel, and excursions, worked perfectly, and whenever we had questions, our travel agent responded promptly. Our agent designed the itinerary with just broad outlines of guidance from me. It was about the right level of activity: plenty to do each day without being overscheduled. His recommendations of what to see and do were generally spot on. All the accommodations were top-notch. We traveled in some relatively remote areas, such as the Westfjords, and the small hotels and inns he chose were very comfortable and had a friendly and accommodating staff, without exception.
What were the most enjoyable or memorable parts of your trip?
Meeting the friendly and interesting people of Iceland
The wonderful food, fish and lamb especially
Vista upon beautiful vista, everyday and everywhere!
The varied topography...from sparse lava fields to lush nature preserves
Great hikes to see fantastic waterfalls
Seeing a humpback whale on our whale-watching excursion in the North
Learning the history of Iceland from the Settlement until today, and understanding the challenges and privations of its populace
If you could take your trip again, what would you do differently?
I might have extended the trip by a day or two to get a better fee for the Highlands in the interior of the country