Thursday, July 30, 2009

Review: Iceland Saga Travel - No Complaints

I recently wrote about the improving exchange rate (for those of us in the U.S. ) of the Icelandic krona against the U.S. dollar. Since that time, my husband and I discussed the possibility of taking advantage of this and making our long discussed visit to Iceland. So in May, with barely two months out from our desired departure time, I contacted Iceland Saga Travel for assistance with our arrangements.

With contact being solely via email, I gave Bob, owner of Iceland Saga Travel, the task of making our arrangements. I knew this would not be easy. Accommodations outside the capital of Reykjavik are scarce and book up quickly.

We started with IST's own independent itineraries as the basis for our trip. I added a few days here and there and Bob set out to work on it. As expected, we did have to be flexible with our itinerary because some places were booked solid at this late date.

Emails flew back and forth, with Bob being very quick at responding and answering all of my questions. At last, all was finalized and we sent off our payment. Approximately a week before our departure date, all vouchers arrived, sent overnight express. Included with the vouchers was additional information such as brochures about our accommodations and maps.

Everything worked like a charm. We had no problems with any of our reservations. All accommodations met or exceeded our requirements. I would have absolutely no hesitation recommending Iceland Saga Travel to anyone planning a trip to Iceland, whether it be for 2-3 days in just Reykjavik or weeks touring the country.

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