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Matthew booked us a fabulous trip. Couldn’t recommend him more. Thanks for arranging everything for us.
As always Jordan came through, excellent airline and hotel.
Only problem was linkage with car hire - off airport and no-one seemed to know where it was. On the return leg, if the car had been checked in at the time stated it would have been far too late to check in for the flight! No real problem though.
In these covid times, trying to travel abroad is quite stressful and frustrating, however Megan was super supportive, really took care to make sure everything went smoothly and was genuinely concerned that we all had a great time. Fantastic service. I would only recommend that you provide a covid package tailored to each individual's circumstances with all the tests and certificates organised going out and back. This service could be provided at an additional cost. I certainly would pay for that.
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The flights were fab and being in First Class was wonderful. Hotel was beautiful and perfectly positioned and the tours you organised on our behalf were brilliant. We got to see the Northern Lights on the deluxe tour you recommended (where others went on shorter tours with different operators on the same night and did not see them). Also the early morning Blue Lagoon was just perfect, we were able to walk straight in and had the place practically to ourselves. When we left the queues were massive.
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Adam went above and beyond to make our trip perfect. This was the third of four trips he has organised for me during the past year and all absolutely faultless
Jenson is fantastic - trip was great with excellent service. I always recommend DialAFlight
As always, a fantastic service from Gino and will definitely be booking again and again! Wonderful trip, great communication
Rocky very friendly, kind and willing to help out with knowledge and advice. This is the second holiday he has sorted for us
Hotel Holt was a great hotel, centrally located, brilliant breakfasts with a comfortable bedroom and friendly bar. Iceland proved to be a living geography lesson, everything you can remember about your geology lessons is Iceland. Would also reconnect Icelandair who have very modern planes and excellent cabin crew
Once again DialAFlight have come out on top with my holiday. Just phone DialAFlight they’ll do the rest. Special thanks to Matthew.
As usual Bradley and his team were brilliant.
The flights were a perfect match to the rest of my trip. A big thank you to Stan for sorting it for me.
Would not recommend Hotel Raddison 1919 - looking tired - bathrooms dangerous and need full refit! Iceland well worth the visit.
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Everything was spot on from start to finish. I will highly recommend your services to friends and colleagues. Special mention to Tom for organising everything so professionally
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Iceland seems to be on everyone's bucket list. Every time I mentioned I'd spent a few glorious days in this curious country, I was met with: 'I've always wanted to go there'. Followed swiftly by: 'Did you see the Northern Lights?'
The answer is, yes I did. But, there really is so much more to Iceland than looking upwards.
Whale-watching, Icelandic horse riding, snowmobiling, all-terrain vehicle tours, caving…they're all available for the more energetic traveller.
Or, for visitors more like me, there's breathtaking scenery enjoyed from the sanctuary of the tranquil Blue Lagoon - a spa created from a nearby geothermal power plant (almost all of Iceland's hot water is generated from the Earth's core) developed into one of the country's biggest tourist attractions.
I visited the Blue Lagoon on a freezing day and the tentative sub-zero steps from the main building to the water's edge took my breath away, but the shivers quickly melted as I eased into the 37C biothermal lagoon.
The waters are said to work wonders for the skin and, in addition, a silica mud mask is a must. I was a little embarrassed about wallowing around sporting the brilliant white mask, but everyone else in the lagoon was doing the same.
With the steam gently rising from the crystal-clear waters it was so relaxing I wanted to stay submerged forever, so I compromised and treated myself to a half-hour in-water massage. Lying on a floating yoga mat in those surroundings while having my shoulders manfully manipulated by a brilliant masseur will be a life memory.
Of course I wanted photos, too, but was worried about keeping my phone dry. I shouldn't have been. There are plenty of staff who will take souvenir snaps on an iPad and email them to you, free of charge.
I went at 9am by shuttle bus - it's about 50 minutes from Reykjavik - and had the waters almost to myself for an hour or so. Travelling by bus is an excellent way to get around the country. Fewer than a third of a million people live in Iceland, with about 120,000 in Reykjavik.
Hotels in Reykjavik cater for all wallets, though Iceland is not cheap, especially alcohol. Do not buy bottled water. Tap water is excellent, and it's free.
The new harbour is a bustling part of town and there's a strong party scene. Restaurants are plentiful and there's lots of fabulous food to choose from, including a 'world-famous' hot-dog stand where tourists and locals alike queue around the block.
I enjoyed strolling around the small city and a two-hour walking tour conducted by a local historian was informative and fun.
However, I wanted to see much more than geothermal swimming pools - even if Ryan Gosling and the cast of the Game Of Thrones had been seen wallowing in one of the outdoor public baths while I was there. So, I left behind the heated pavements of the capital for a Golden Circle Tour of geysers and waterfalls.
The scenery is second to none. Hot, old geysers putting on a regular show are a popular stop for tourists. We visit Pingvellir, a national park that sits in a rift valley caused by the separation of two tectonic plates and the site of the oldest parliament in the world. It's also said to be one of the best spots for diving in Iceland.
At the Gullfoss waterfall, the power of nature sees chocolate milk-coloured water flow over the precipice at 2,000 cubic metres per second. Keep away from the edge!
Of course, I couldn't not mention the Northern Lights. Tour operators are geared up for the spectacular phenomenon and, on a daily basis, they measure magnetic activity to predict what might happen on any given night.
Be prepared to stand in the freezing cold for a while waiting for Mother Nature to put on a show. But when the magic comes it is definitely worth the wait.
First published in the Daily Mail - March 2018
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