We have recently returned from Carefree’s Escorted Tour of Iceland and the Faroe Islands. This really was a holiday of a lifetime and we would recommend the experience to anyone looking for something really different. Perhaps not for the faint hearted. Our tour leaders, Jennie and Geoff Dawson, began by telling us this would be an adventure rather than a holiday and we should perhaps forget all we knew about camping and the type of routes and sites we were used to. How right they were!
It was Jennie and Geoff who helped to make the time away even more special and packed with fun and learning as well as some relaxation. Because of their expertise, knowledge of places we could visit, and advice we had the opportunity to see and do so much and to appreciate fully the wonders of Iceland – its geology and geography, its life and its people. We cannot thank them enough, but we would also like to say thank you for our Fellow Travellers – in their Motorhomes and Caravans – 43 of us in all, who added to the enjoyment and fun- not the mention the rivalry as to who had seen which bird, where and when.
Not only did Jennie & Geoff plan and guide us so excellently, but the icing on the cake was the beautiful weather they had arranged for us. (While we received news from family and friends of rain, hail and tornadoes back in Britain). They assured us they had been praying all night for good weather and one night we even caught Geoff in action- on the beach, near our campsite at Grundarfjordor, on the West Coast. Oh, and yes, that is the Midnight Sun.
Sue and Adrian Speight
Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire