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Trip was wonderful. We were extremely lucky with the weather - we had one beautiful day after another in Norway - lots and lots of sunshine and no rain. So spoiled!!! Iceland was rainy and cold, but it was fine. I loved the bus tour and seeing the beautiful scenery and the trip to the Blue Lagoon! Otherwise, I could probably skip returning to Iceland - was not impressed at all with Icelandair or the Reykjavik airport. Loved Oslo - definitely want to go back there someday, and the Norway scenery was breathtaking, and Bergen so interesting and charming. Everything we did was super fun! It was the perfect trip! Photo from Balestrand attached 🙂
You and Ulla did good!!! Thank you!
John Plump Jr25 Oct 2017
I just had a long chat with the travelers. The Scantour trip was excellent!! Everything was well paced and went off without a single hitch.
Madelaine EinbinderSept 30, 2017 "Magic of Scandinavia and the Norwegian Fjords"
I am happy to share my thoughts about our Scandinavian trip. We chose this trip because it included every city we wanted to see and the Sognefjord, but still allowed us a lot of free time without prearranged meals and activities. The half day city tours were perfect for us, and we took advantage of some of the optional tours too, but we researched a lot on our own and spent our free time seeing those sites that might not have appealed to the larger group. So I think the trip was really a great success for us!
I think that the one thing that made our trip exceptional was the expertise of our guide, Horacio Cavilli. I don't know if you know him personally, so in case you don't let me give you a little background. He was born in Italy, raised in Buenos Aires, and has lived in Copenhagen for many years. He was fluent in English and Spanish and Portuguese, although he was humble about his knowledge of Portuguese. When we first met our group in the hotel lobby in Copenhagen, I was a little apprehensive upon learning that Paul and I were the only English speakers in our group of 27. Everyone else was from Argentina or Brazil, so all information would have to be provided in three languages. My apprehension soon disappeared, as Horacio was expert at making sure all information was given in all three languages. (It even improved my Spanish a little.) He also was extremely knowledgeable concerning Danish, Norwegian and Swedish history, which helped immensely as we journeyed from place to place and learned how the history of the three countries was intertwined. He was energetic, cheerful even when there were minor inconveniences or bad weather, positive and kind with everyone. He was also willing to discuss pros and cons of Scandinavian social democracies while always being appropriate and respectful. And he had a terrific sense of humor! I'm not sure if there is some way you can convey this to his employer (apparently Dorothy Tours?) or whether there is a way I could do that myself. If so, please let me know how to do that.
Ronald Kaplan9/28 - Land of the Fjords
They had a wonderful time!
Thought the trip was very well done.
Thank you so much
Warren Estey9/28/17 Iceland Self-Drive
Hi Ulla. We really enjoyed the trip and found it was very well organized. The iPad and informational materials were great. No complaints! In What other countries/regions do you use this format?
William Spangler10/10 Guided Iceland Circle
Thank you for your follow-up. Yes I welcomed the Spanglers home and checked in to be sure all went well.
Indeed all planned went perfectly. . They had a fine time.
Thank you for helping me look like a hero by getting them what they wanted!
David ToddAugust 10, 2017 Grand Tour of Iceland
What an amazing trip we are having. Astonishing sites with a versatile, well informed and endlessly good natured guide!
Richard Turnure7/5/17 Helsinki and Tallinn arrangements
We returned yesterday from our trip and I cannot thank you enough for all your help. Both hotels were wonderful. Quiet and comfortable , but so convenient to the city centers. The tour in Finland, and both tours in Estonia were wonderful. We loved the tours and our guide and driver in Estonia!
The tours were so informative and interesting. And the ferry and transport were seamless
Thank you so much . We will definitely spread the word about all your wonderful help!