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Ski surrounded by the Italian Dolomites' jagged peaks. Departures December through to February.
This is a small group adult 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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This is an amazing trip! You cycle through the most stunning landscape; passing ancient glaciers, rainbow filled waterfalls, and volcanos that are waiting to show their might! You see black sand beaches, puffins, the most photogenic ponies, and if you're lucky and look really carefully you might see the Icelandic elves. You can spend a week learning to pronounce Eyjafjallajökull (badly)! You feast on local salmon and lamb, and stay in guest houses with a warm welcome.
After a great day in the saddle, soothing the muscles in the hot springs of volcanic water in the middle of nowhere.
Kjarten our leader was fantastic. He volunteers with the Icelandic mountain rescue team, so not only did you know that he could handle any eventuality, but he was knowledgable and passionate about Icelandic history and volcanoes and had plenty of great stories. Did you know that volcanoes are all women! Nothing was too much trouble for him and our driver, Geirandan.
We were very lucky with the weather, and had five days of clear blue skies and just one day that was a bit wet. You definitely need to be prepared for all weather eventualities, and not mind getting a bit wet. Lots of our group had read the previous reviews about waterproof socks. Verdict was that cheap versions are no use, and the jury was out on more expensive ones. I didn't have any, and wasn't convinced!
This is a wonderful trip and a great way to see some of the awesome sights of Iceland. I met some fabulous, really inspiring people, and really hope to visit the country again.
Great place , fantastic guides and real weather.
Being at the place where the Techtonic plates are separatting and our marvellous guide explaining it all to us.
Wrap up warm and enjoy the fantastic climate and scenery.
The bikes needed some attention and would have benefited from a good service. Heavy mountain bikes were not the best for the road cycling, but it aided our fitness no end !
A great trip taking in the most famous sights of Iceland. You get to see some of the main tourist attractions (waterfalls, geysers etc) but for most of the time you are cycling along quiet remote roads. If the tour leader is anything like ours they will also give you an insight into the country, its geography and people.
The whole landscape of Iceland is pretty inspirational!
Fantastic! Petur and Bene were both amazing and were very organised and friendly as well as being very passionate and knowledegable about their home country.
The weather in iceland is very changeable (rain, wind, temperature) and so definitely bring a range of clothing espacially warm and waterproof kit. You will be able to add and remove layers on the minibus at frequent intervals. Remember to bring a sleeping bag for the night in the mountain hut and a swimming costume as there are many opportunities for bathing in natural hot springs or those at public baths. Prices in Iceland are currently probably double that in the UK but once you leave Reykavik there are few places to spend money except the occasional snack or gift. Most of the accommodation is quite basic (B&B and hostels) with shared bathrooms and showers (fine with me).
‘In-country’ bike hire should be arranged at the time of booking, and the cost will be added to your invoice. Please note that there are a limited number of bikes available locally. We always have to match a person's height to the bike frame size and, as there are a limited amount of each size, we cannot always guarantee availability of the correct frame. Therefore it is recommended you add the local bike hire as early as possible.
Andy Ross - Product Manager
The Blue Lagoon in Iceland is not to be missed! This large lake of steaming hot water is perhaps the most supernatural looking body of water on Earth. Descriptions of its waters range everywhere from “the same colour as the new Gatorade drink” to “frosty blue.” Though the latter term may sound good, the water in the lagoon is anything but “frosty.” The temperature in the swimmable area averages about 40C (104F), and the soothing, mineral-rich water is rumoured to have curative powers. You can plaster yourself with the mineral-laden mud, let your shoulders be pummelled by the thundering waterfall, swim and venture into the sauna.
Kai Aylward - Sales
Unfortunately, yes. Costs can be very high and you should be prepared for this. Any dinners not included weill cost about £30-£40 and a beer about £6. The local currency is the krona, and can be easily obtained on arrival. ATMS are availabe in most towns as well.
Brendan Phelan - Customer Operations
Accommodation in Iceland is expensive and often very basic. Those well -travelled clients will find the comparison with similarly priced accommodations in mainland Europe to be disappointing. However, we source good quality, competitive huts, guesthouses and hotels on the itinerary.
The mountain huts can be communal, often consisting of just a bed and shared facilities. Running water, toilets and electricity may be inconsistent or non-existent. Cleanliness is not always assured.
Katarzyna Crompton - Iceland Operations
Iceland is on the northern edge of the temperate zone, meaning it has cool summers. Daytime temperatures in the summer months can be anything from 10° to 20°C, though in 2008 they reached 25°C and could equally drop close to zero. As we are in some mountainous areas, you must be prepared for some days of poor weather with strong winds and rain, but usually the weather is quite pleasant, though cool. There is constant daylight, but not midnight sun, in May, June and July.
Kai Aylward - Sales
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