Iceland

Iceland Customer Reviews

We are very proud of the feedback that we get from our trips and are pleased to share reviews from past travellers to Iceland. These are kept as up-to-date as possible. Please have a read through these Iceland customer reviews to get a real sense of the kind of experience that you might have on a family trip.

Aurora borealis in Iceland on holiday with Stubborn Mule Travel - customer reviews

Vinecombe Family (with a child aged 14)

Travelled October 2021

Hi Helene. We had a truly wonderful time, fresh air, pure water, and a different adventure every day. The itinerary ran very smoothly, although the boat trip was sadly cancelled due to bad weather. However, generally, we were very lucky with the weather, being dry and bright with some fantastic sunrises and sunsets. Reykjavik is a fantastic city and we were glad to have a few days there at the start rather than rush off to the Golden Circle. 

The food tour was excellent and a great way to get to know some restaurants. We booked to go back to one from the tour because the fish was so good.

We also enjoyed the Blue Lagoon. We went at 9.00 am as it opened, so it was very quiet and we watched the sunrise while enjoying a glass of prosecco in the wonderful warm waters. The Perlan Museum was a real find with a planetarium show on stars etc and really good hands-on exhibits for kids, plus a great café in the glass dome roof, with views right across the city.

We were pleased to self-drive so that we could dictate our own pace rather than group tours and as soon as you left the main attractions, there was hardly a car on the road. The Foss hotels were excellent, a large family room with a tv/ sofa area plus the extra child bed and a very good breakfast buffet…. it was there that we saw the Northern Lights.

The drive to the Foss Glacier Lagoon was long and tiring after a day hiking a glacier. We split the driving so it wasn’t too bad and stopped to see the amazing black beaches on route.  As the hotel is so remote, everyone eats in the restaurant, so it would have been useful to have made a reservation in advance for our first night. We ate in the bar but the menu was quite limited. You also need to book the spa facilities; huge hot tubs on the patio, sauna, etc. Wonderful after a busy day.

The ice cave tour was fantastic as was Diamond Beach with huge lumps of ice washing up on the black sand.

We split the long drive back to Reykjavik with a stop in Vik (great town), Skogafoss, and then a trip to a hydroelectric power station which did a great audio tour. Husband is an engineer and son has been studying energy in physics so popular all round!

Overall we had an amazing family adventure, probably our best short-haul trip ever. We came home totally invigorated after a difficult 18 months due to the pandemic. We  would definitely like to go back in the summer months to do more walking/water sports etc,

Thank you for putting together a well-thought-out and balanced tour.

 

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