Most Inspirational Moment
The honour of walking through imposing rock formations, steam vents and glacier valleys. The creative force of nature unfolding beneath our feet.
Thoughts on Group Leader
Excellent! Petur was confident, engaging and witty. A strong character, who dealt with the complex organisation issues well. Although initially setting a strong walking pace, he adjusted to accommodate those at the back with more breaks. A second guide could have kept an eye on the back of the group.
Advice for Potential Travellers
1. Use a good eye mask to shut out the light at night, to enable better sleep.
2. Ensure you have a decent, fully charged power pack, as charging phones etc is not possible in the hills.
3. Bring plenty of Krona for the time in Reykjavik.! Buying meals/drinks is expensive.
Having praised our guide (Petur), several of us felt he should have received more 'hands on' support. With thirteen clients in the group, and tent and cooking arrangements, there was too much for one person to manage. Also the support vehicle should have been travelling with our transport. A potentially dangerous situation on the first night was alleviated by quick actions from the guide, as we waited in developing wet conditions till after10.00pm for the tents, food/cooking equipment and our kit bags to arrive.
Having said this we all appreciated the gesture of placing us in a bunk hut the following evening, instead of our tents.