Charlotte & Don
We want to thank you for the great trip you put together for the group to Iceland and Greenland. The thing that enticed us to go was to see the Northern Lights. We were able to do that 4 times during the trip. We spent 4 days in Scoresby Sund in eastern Greenland on the Sea Spirit (an excellent ship that used to be owned by Cruise West) hiking and zooming around glacial icebergs in zodiacs. The weather cooperated and we experienced many sunny days.
The best part of the trip by far was the pre-cruise itinerary Dick West put together of great things to see and do in Iceland before getting on the ship. We started with a tour of Reykjavik and had delicious dinners with an Icelandic flair. We got to swim in the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, visit 2 Icelandic horse farms, hike around 3 beautiful waterfalls, walk on a glacier, see volcanoes from afar, a black sand beach, geysers, a folk museum, and Thingvellir National Park where the European and North American tectonic plates meet. We ended the trip at the Fridheimar greenhouse where they grow tomatoes year round and serve a delicious tomato soup with the best homemade bread you will ever eat.
I would recommend any trip that is hosted by Dick and Leslie West as a trip you will enjoy reminiscing about forever.