My daughter and I wanted to take an active vacation to Iceland. Our guide and travel planner was able to plan a trip to the South Coast that allowed us to see the area from an insider perspective. From the moment he picked us up at the airport in the morning, our guide took us to places "off the beaten path". He was also flexible with the schedule as the weather was quite variable-- rain, snow and wind! He also arranged for us to stay in both larger hotels and a guest house. He even arranged a choice at the guesthouse dinner (which was excellent) which we could both eat (chicken which is not typical Icelandic fare.)
The entire trip was incredible and every stop was different and unusual. Among the highlights was our glacier hike which we had to postpone until our last full day due to the weather. During the hike we experienced all types of weather (a little sun, then snow and then blizzard--like conditions!) Due to the weather we were the only ones on the glacier that early morning which was awesome!Seeing the Diamond beach in the wind turned out to be another incredible sight as there were some many "diamonds" (washed up pieces of glacier) on the black sand beach (and so few people there it made the scene so beautiful.)We also really enjoyed hiking through the ice caves which were unique and always evolving.Seeing Thingvellir from a different vantage point which required more hiking through the snow was also incredible.I could goon as every experience we had felt unique to our trip.
I could argue that changing the weather would have made the experience different but I would not even change that.The only reason to change that would be to have seen Northern Lights!
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