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Iceland

ACBLJAE
ACBLJAE
loved their trip to Iceland

The purpose of my trip was to explore a country that I have never been to before, and to return with outstanding images. Mission accomplished!
Trip Details
Traveled
Alone
Travel dates
June 16, 2019
Trip type
Luxury

Trip customized with a local travel agent in the destination

ACBLJAE
ACBLJAE
June 24, 2019
Best parts:
Iceland is such a beautiful, friendly place. As a photographer, it was a rich environment, and I am very pleased with the images that I obtained. I was amazed at how friendly Iceland is; I even got to get my picture taken with Iceland's President! I was lucky to be there for Independence day, and I really enjoyed the celebrations. Tour guides with Thor, Adolf, and Tomas were excellent. I have recommended to my photography club that they organize a group trip to Iceland. I had an outstanding time. I can see myself returning in the winter months for Aurora photography, for blue ice ice cave photography, and for city lights night photography. I can see myself coming back some August to get images of the puffins after their young have hatched.
Worst parts:
I would have liked to be touring with other serious photographers, so that I would have more time for photos. Regular tourists aren't very patient with fussy photographers, and I had to be sensitive to that. The puffin tour was kind of a waste of time: a short ride out into the harbor on a small pitching boat to photograph a tiny, swift bird from far away. Maybe some day I can return to Iceland and do some land based puffin photography at Borgarfjordur Eystri or at the Latrabjarg Bird cliffs. The Fosshotel Baron was OK, but I would have paid more for a nicer hotel with a bigger shower, better blackout curtains, and better noise isolation. I can't complain about the excellent location.
Gunnar
Agency's response
Gunnar
Hi Andrew. It´s such a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your holiday, and got some great photos for your collection. I really appreciate your positive and kind review and thank you. I hope that you...Hi Andrew. It´s such a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your holiday, and got some great photos for your collection. I really appreciate your positive and kind review and thank you. I hope that you will return again to Iceland and get to experience new ground, and get a closer look at the Atlantic Puffin and the Pufflings :) All the best, GunnarSee more
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