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Image Source GroupIceland arrangements Aug 09-14, 2022
Ulla, I don't know if I gave you a "report" when the Image group returned home.
When I emailed them to welcome them home and to see how how their trip went, David´s immediate reply was "It was FANTASTIC.
Much of what they will remember will be the excursions around Iceland.
Again, thank you for all your work on this group!
Good morning Ulla - Can you please share this with Mette?
Our trip to Norway was wonderful and the hotels and train/ferry trips were beautiful and all went smoothly– We fell in love with Norway- it is a beautiful country!! Thank you so much for making our Norway excursion a success!
We wanted to provide a bit of feedback in an effort to help other travelers
Your local office person – Mette Sjoberg was very helpful and it was so nice that she reached out to us – she was able to give us info on tipping and local restaurants – we had difficulty finding restaurants that had seating for dinner – Mette was able to provide some potential spots (Lofoten was wonderful) and we were able to get reservations – so providing some local restaurant info would be helpful as well as alerting travelers that reservations are needed – Please thank her again for us!
We also found that the Citysightseeing Oslo Hop on Hop off bus was not a good experience - the only narration was thru ear buds that were not clear, stops were not announced and we had to appeal to the other Hop on Hop off company for a ride back to our starting point! We would not recommend that vendor for city tour!
We loved Balestrand, Bergan and the Ferry rides!
Best regards and thank you again,
Karen and Nancy
Steven Bonner3/19/20 Kakslauttanen Resort, Finland
Just wanted to follow up with you and thank you again for your assistance with my clients!! They REALLY loved Kaks! They said staff was amazing and helped them with their bags through all the heavy snow. Loved the accommodations and enjoyed the food as well. BIGGEST things?!! Is the bucket list is checked as they saw the Northern Lights!! The only disappointment they have mentioned (and the are still traveling in Iceland now so idk if they will say anymore once I debrief them next week?) is that the huskies excursion was not the 4 hours as expected. I asked if perhaps because of weather or lower numbers of people on resort, but they did not know and did not ask...but I will take it because they went back and played with dogs and pups and had a blast it seems.
Thanks again for all your patience with this crew changing minds and dates etc.
Charles Soberman9-24-19 Norway package
All going smoothly. Now in Oslo.
Bergen hotel wonderful.
Oslo hotel beautiful and fashionable although room in small.
All travel has been without any problems. We have met some nice people and eaten excellent food.
Thank you again.
Mary Okolowicz10/7/19 Norway customized package
We had a wonderful time. All arrangements were ideal. And we did climb the Pulpit Rock (5 hours)! But worth it. Norway is exquisite and the breads are out of this world.
Regards, Mary O.
Andrew Titley10/5/19 Customized Norway & Copenhagen
I am very remiss in not writing to you. sooner My apologies.
The most important thing I can say is that this was truly a trip of a lifetime for my kids and me. Each “port-of-call” was special in its own unique way.
Bergen was a great intro city. Lively and fun for the kids and enough history and culture for me. Had my favorite meal of the trip there by going off the beaten track to have traditional Norwegian food at a tiny local restaurant.
The fiords and Balestrand was probably the overall favorite place of the entire trip. Quiet, laid back and stunningly gorgeous and a beautiful old hotel with fantastic buffet for each meal. The kids’ favorite activity of the trip was the rib boat adventure!
I loved Flam and the old railway. The QE II was there…not sure if that was a stop for it or if it’s there for long periods of time, but quite an impression it made in such a tight space.
Oslo is a very clean and cosmopolitan city. We had fun venturing out and loved the Viking 3D museum as well as the museum built around the ship that discovered the south pole and the Northwest Passage.
And, on to what is now one of my favorite cities in the entire world. I was just incredibly impressed with Copenhagen. Maybe because I had low expectations, but it really blew me away. I fell in love with that city. Old and charming, clean and vibrant. The kids and I absolutely adored Tivoli Gardens and my favorite activity of the trip was the castle tour. Highly recommended. Scantors did a fantastic job and the castles were just magnificent.
You really outdid yourself and I am truly grateful for how you structured the trip to take in mind both the kids and me. We had just enough planned with the right amount of free time to be spontaneous and explore on our own. Thank you so much.
All the best,
Dan Dessecker7/5/19 Across the Wilderness of Iceland
Our trip to Iceland was fantastic! Beautiful beyond belief!
Helgi (Jon) (our guide/driver) was professional, insightful, friendly. Couldn’t have asked for a better travel companion.
Thank you so much for helping to make it happen!
McCurry Thomas"Northern Lights Special", Feb 9, 2019
I just spoke to Trisha late yesterday afternoon about the trip. They had a FABULOUS time and loved it! Thank you and your team so much.
They loved the Blue Lagoon - they thought this was a good way to stay awake with the early morning arrival.
Their favorite part of the trip was Lake Myvatn. They wished they had stayed three nights. Their driver and guide was exceptional (his name sounded to me like it began with an R but Trish wasn't sure how it was spelled). They thought they might just have a little tour, but he showed them around for over 2 hours. They just loved him and booked a dog sled ride through him (I can't remember if it was his brother that did the dog sled excursions or just a friend). They also booked another excursion to see waterfalls plus they thought the food at Selhotel was fantastic. They loved it so much they wanted to stay.
There was a mix-up with the Golden Circle tour, and they were not picked up for the tour. They called the local number, and the issue was resolved smoothly, so they were not upset at all. They found the Golden Circle tour was disappointing after the scenery they had seen in Myvatn.
They loved the "Into the Glacier" tour and thought it was unique, interesting and amazing.
They booked on their own a Northern Lights jeep tour where the company guaranteed that they would see the northern lights or they would either give them money back or take them out again. This is how they finally saw the Northern Lights and were VERY glad they did this. Do you work with a company like this? In the future, I will want to suggest this to client who have the Northern Lights on their bucket list. Trisha said that they drove them farther and farther out until they finally saw them.
They loved the food everywhere and had some amazing meals at restaurants off the list. They said the cost was very high but felt I had properly prepared them for that.
They also thought I had prepared them well for the hotels - clean, efficient but small rooms - nothing fancy or luxurious but suitable for the trip. Economizing on the hotels to spend money on other parts of the trip.
Thank you so much for your assistance and for your follow up. The McCurry family was thrilled with their trip!