Another great experience with IFH! I have stayed in Iceland 4 times with IFH. Twice through Icelandair Ring Rider package (2008 and 2009) and twice directly with IFH (2010 and 2012). Always great. It is good to say "Hei" to your transfer driver every year. The familarity of seeing the same friendly face is a great way to arrive in Iceland. Every Country Hotel, Farmer Guest House and Farmhouse exceed my expectations every time. I would like to single out two places that I have stayed at. Narfastadir (405) and Hofsstadir (350). I have stayed at Narfastadir every year. The owner and I had a big laugh when I arrived this year. Said he had my usual room ready! Like seeing old friends! And I made two new friends when I stayed at Hofsstadir farmhouse this year! Eating breakfast at the family dining table will be an event I will always remember!
Booking with IFH is always a professional experience. Quick and efficient. They were even patient with me when my CC needed to be unlocked for international transactions. Rental car pickup, renting always is a smooth experience. Purchasing a Flybus+ transfer from my Natura to the BSI station then to KEF is a great way to get back to the airport. I will return to Iceland in future years and stay with IFH.
Dear Icelandic Farm Holidays,
We would like to thank you so much for paying for our accomodation at Skjaldarvik Guesthouse in Akureyri after we were rescued from the highlands hut where we had been stranded for a week after the snow storm. It was a very generous gesture which we really appreciated. The guesthouse was wonderful, we really enjoyed our stay there and it helped us get ourselves sorted out. We have been overwhelmed by the kindness and helpfulness of every one in Iceland.
We very much enjoyed our visit to Iceland, despite the unexpected adventure. The accomodation you booked for us was excellent and we would highly recommend Icelandic Farm Holidays and a holiday to Iceland to anyone.
Thank you once again
Zoe Panchen and Chris Macknie
Feedaback on Greenland tour August 18-21, 2012 | Sample of South Greenland
We wanted to follow back up with you on our recent Icelandic Farm Holiday vacation – it was wonderful! As always, the farm houses were great, the food was awesome and the scenery unbelievably beautiful.
Our excursion to Greenland was spectacular. We actually got to drink a martini while standing on a floating iceberg in the middle of a Greenlandic fjord. How’s that for incredibly fantastic!!!
Thank you again for all of your help in getting us ready for a wonderful get away. We’ll definitely be back in touch next year!
Jackie & Steve Graham
August 2012 Feedback om Self-drive tour | Leisure Self-drive tour
Dear Icelandic Farm Holiday Team, we just got back from our two week vacation in wonderful Iceland and we are so sad we had to leave! We had a great time driving around Iceland, we had fairly good weather (everything between 0° with snow and 19° with sun), we met very nice people around the island on every farm, in every guesthouse... all in all it was a great trip which we wouldn't hestitate to go on right away again. We especially liked our stay in Sölvanes
. Everything worked out just fine: the pick-up at the airport, the pick-up to get to the car the next morning, every overnightstay... So thank you so much for this great vacation, for the opportunity to get to know a little bit about Iceland and to meet so many nice people!
Greetings from Germany, Marie and Tobias
Dear Iceland Farm team , I would like to thank you for your perfect organization of our trip in Iceland last Weeks. We just came back in Italy and we still have the images of your wonderful country in our eyes. Farms, info, service everything were perfect, we had great time and we really want to express our thanks for your job. I hope to come back again soon.
July 2012 Review on Self-drive tour | Express self-drive
We want to thank you for a good job you made for us in organizing our trip in Iceland. We spent a marvelous week enjoying the people and the nature. Thank you very much. It was great. Every thing was perfectly calculated.
Now we will advise to all our friends to use the Icelandic farm holidays service!
All the best,
Hello to all the Icelandic Farm Holidays team!
We want to thank you for the wonderful trip we had in Iceland. We had such a great time, met lovely people, saw amazing landscapes !! The organization with the farms was really nice... thank you again for making us feel at home in your beautiful country !
Here are a few shots from our favorite farms: Geirshilth and Solvanes. We also really enjoyed staying in Hagi 1 and Skjaldarvik.
Takk fyrir / Merci beaucoup,
Marie-Andrée & Jean-François
Just a few words to tell you how much we have enjoyed to be in Iceland ! Warm welcomed everywhere, we met such a kind people and discover the tasty Icelandic gastronomy. Landscape, day light and sightseeing were so great and the weather was better than imaginated ... only a couple of hours of light rain ! So perfect temperature for hikes !
We must to thank you warmly for your availability and for the accomodations proposed on the choosen tour. Hired car was OK too (at the end of our vacation it has became a bit too small for a complementary luggage bought before cominig back home :D).
Be sure we will strongly recommend Icelandic Farm Holidays to our more and more numerous friends wishing to visit Iceland and we promise to get in touch again when we'll plan to discover the North & North-East part of the island in the next 2 or 3 years.
Unfortunately, we did not have time to come and see you, as hoped, during our stay in Reykjavik ! So many things to do !
Thus, for lack of making it verbally... Many many repeated thanks !
Marc, Paola & Florence Di Giusto, from Aywaille (Belgium).
Review on Self-drive tour winter Shouth shore - Read more about the tour
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen of Farm Holidays,
We just returned to Amsterdam after a wonderful ten-day trip to Iceland. We booked everything through you, and everything was perfect. All the farmhouse and hotel accommodations were excellent, as was the food, the rental car was good, and the bus drivers were very punctual. You did a very good job! We even got to see the northern lights twice! I would especially like to thank Kristín Þóra for her excellent musical recommendations and Sunneva for taking care of all of our special requests. The next time we go to Iceland, we know whom to call!
Greetings from Amsterdam,
- Farm no. 266 - Neðra-Vatnshorn
Wonderful introduction to Iceland
Our first real night in Iceland and it was perfect. This is truly an Icelandic farm with a beautiful view - best observed from the hot tub. Our room was spotless and comfortable. Andrea prepared a delicious breakfast and we enjoyed chatting. I am so looking forward to returning to Iceland and staying with Andrea again. We (my daughter and I) thank you for your hospitality!
I am totally sold on the Icelandic farm holidays - it is the perfect way to become immersed in Icelandic culture and enjoy your beautiful country.
- Northern Lights Tour in The Westfjords at The Farm Heydalur
Dear Hanna, and all others involved in our booking,
I wanted to thank you for arranging our wonderful holiday in Iceland- it was fantastic. Also, I couldnt find the voucher at the farm Heydalur, so wasn't able to pass it on to the host Stella, but thought I better confirm this with you, and that we stayed there from 6/10/11- 10/10/11. Stella was an amazing hostess, she really looked after us so well and made our stay there memorable. We would highly recommend her farm as a wonderful holiday in every way. I would not want her to have a problem getting paid because I lost the voucher.
Thank you, James and Patricia Hogan
We just finished our vacations as planned. We really loved Iceland and had a great time! We will probably come back at some point.
But I would really like to thank you for helping us with choosing the places to stay. In particular, you told us to stay in Gullfoss instead of going back to Reykjavik and you booked one night in Skultustadir
instead of 2 nights in Akureyri. Staying in Gullfoss was great and saved us a lot of traveling time; the overnight in Skultustadir
was awesome because it allowed us to visit the many interesting places around Myvatn, and we really didn't need 2 days to see Akureyri! So thank you very much for making those choices!
Thiago Tonelli Bartolomei
I'm back in Austria now and it's time to provide some feedback for you, which turns out completely positive :-).
I am still deeply impressed by all the unbelievable phenomena of nature, which I encountered along this unforgettable trip around Iceland. The colours on the ground and in the air were so mysterious and exciting, absolutely fantastic, the quietness all around was just relaxing and the vastness was really gorgeous. I had a lot of emotional moments while driving around. It was absolutely impossible not to stop all few minutes, get out of the car somewhere, walk a little or not and just be astonished. My camera had a great deal of work to do during the whole days (and also including the night from Wednesday to Thursday due to the spectacular illumination of the majestic Aurora Borealis) :-)
And Sunneva, I have to say "Takk fyrir" especially to You. All the things you arranged worked very well (door-to-door-transfer, car-pick up, farms, etc.). And I liked my stays at all the farm guesthouses, which you had chosen for my trip. However, it is difficult to say which one was best. Every farm guesthouse had its own style and character and all the farmers were helpful, friendly and hospitable. I still remember sitting in the hot tub and listen to Icelandic music at Dalbaer
, having this wonderful dinner at Hotel Laki
and also Brekkulaekur
, the amazing view from my room in Arnanes
and also Skutustadir vid Myvatn
and this charming atmosphere in Skjaldarvik
, etc. And all these stays at the farm guesthouses have been wonderful opportunities for me to get an impression, how Icelandic people live (very positive for me).
Once again, thanks a lot for arranging this great holiday,
have a nice time and best regards,
- Ensku húsin við Langá by Borgarnes: very warm reception Farm with a lot of atmosphere an history very beautiful placeFarm 125
- Kast guesthouse: New facilities "strange welcome", we had to ask for all the informations best breakfest buffet we found in Island excellent diner.Farm 383
- Öngulsstaðir: it is the third time we were in Island, and it was the best and friendliest stay ever.
Bruno Schmid from Switzerland
September 2011 - Group tour "Your private group" (tailor made tour)
The organization of the trip was very well done. We had a very competent and caring driver. His name is Olufur Bjornson (we called him Ollie because we would have massacred his name if we were to say it in Icelandic). He met us at the airport and handed me all the paperwork. After reviewing the schedule, he helped us sort out our questions and concerns and contacted the office staff to straighten out errors, etc. Throughout the trip, he took us to all the places we wanted to see, drove very carefully, gave us excellent advice on time allocation, taught to say place names in Icelandic properly, and generally took great care of us. He stayed in the same hotel as us while we were outside of Reykjavik, so the group gets to know him well and really appreciates this gentle giant.
The bus we had is a 16-passenger vehicle (it would be very tight if all seats were taken). We had enough room for luggage and to spread out. This was nice because we all carried a back pack which needs to be accessed readily and were on the road everyday for long stretches.
Accommodation is largely what I hope we'd have -- medium range hotel/farm hotels with clean beds and good meals. However, the farm hotels are especially enjoyable. For example, the Hotel Laki's
dinner buffet is totally amazing (whale meat done three ways, salmon lox done three ways, local lamb, etc.); the view from the GH Brunnholl
is breathtaking; the dining room at the GH Vogafjos
is part of a barn separated only by a picture window from the cattle area (so we get to see feeding, milking and real time cattle farming in action). I am glad we get to experience and appreciate the local differences.
The guide books tell us not to expect too much by way of food in Iceland, so we were nicely surprised to sample some very delicious local fares. We all enjoyed the food on offer (that said, some places are much better than others). At lunch, Ollie would take us to places where the famous Icelandic lamb soup is served. This is a meal in itself and at reasonable prices.
Last but not least is Iceland itself. It is mind boggling to imagine a country of 300,000 people spread over a land mass of 100,000 sq km made up of rather inhospitable volcanoes. The landscape makes the people, and Icelanders are a strong and independent people. But they are also very friendly and welcoming. With over 2,000 glaciers and numerous volcanoes, the land is moving all the time. Icelanders are probably masters in adjusting to change. The scenery is varied and awesome. While we did not focus the trip on wildlife, we did spot a variety of bird life here. The major ring road is in top shape, but this can be interrupted from time to time by detours caused by ice floes that had destroyed a bridge or deposits of debris of all sizes from a particularly active runoff. We started the trip in rain and high wind in the first day or two but enjoyed good weather thereafter. All in all, it was a great trip even though it was really a cursory look at Iceland. It would be nice to stay longer to take in some hiking and horse riding, and to get to know the locals better.
Being the de facto "leader", naturally I was a bit nervous with 8 other fellow travelers looking to me for direction. By delegating commentary duty, three among the group happily took to studying the guide books and, in turn, sharing their findings when we arrived at a particular location. This had worked well. Everyone was happy with the organization of the trip. All the various transfers were smooth. No complaints. Only compliments. Iceland is truly an awesome place to visit.
We are back from our trip in Iceland and we enjoyed our stay over there very much., The landscape is wonderful and the weather was very nice; so we managed to see most of the marvellous waterfalls ,geysers and other beautiful places like the Blue Lagoon. and so on........
The accomodation you chose for us in different farms mainly in the South were very good and we were very pleased to talk with Icelandic people. Thank you very much.
We will recommend your association to some friends if they decide to spend holidays in Iceland.
BEST REGARDS ELISABETH MERCIER
I just wanted to stay a great thank you for the support of Icelandic Farm Holidays during our recent trip to Iceland where we stayed at 696 - Skálabrekka by Þingvallavatn
. The setting idyllic, very relaxing, peaceful and quiet. Our hosts were perfect, checking in on us just the right amount. The facilities were spotless and our cottage was perfect. It was beautiful above the lake, and I hope one day we will be able to return! Please convey our thanks and happiness with our stay to our hosts Tóta and Doddi Sigurjónsson
Just returning from a fantastic drive around Iceland.
I would like to let you know that we have enjoyed all farmhouses very much, especialla the one in Sel, Steig and near Lake Myvatn. They were just wonderful. In Sel, we had a great dinner with fresh salmon. Also the other farmhouses were very nice, and sure enough I will book again through "framholidays" for my next trip, which might already be next year.
Thank you very much for all your help and assistance-.
I'd just like to write a quick note of thanks for the hospitality and welcome my friend and I received at both Hotel Gulfoss
and Hotel Hofdabrekka
during our 5 day Amazing South trip last week. The accommodation exceed our expectations (did not expect WiFi or indeed hot tubs at such remote locations!) and the food and service were excellent.
Iceland is breathtaking, and of all the travelling I do it is the one place I'm already desperate to return to and explore further to the north (and a couple of days chill out in Reykjavik).
Thanks again and hope to be using your services again next year!
Best regards, Michael
Hello Elin, We enjoyed our stay in Iceland (24/07- 07/08) : all accomodations in farms or in guesthouse were very comfortable and clean...
Thanks to the efficient staff of Icelandic Farm Holidays, we spent a wonderfull time in Iceland.
Thank you very much for all.
Best regards. Yves Zurlo
From Julien et Christine, FranceFarm 687 Vatnsholt
- Without any doubt one of the greatest farms: excellent recommandations to visit the area (such as a hot bath unknown by tourist guides); THE best breakfast in ice land, the farmowners have been very nice to us, spending time to explain the basics of life in the country,...
Dear Elín, We made a reservation with you, I wanted to thank the sites that you recommended us because we have been very well during our stay in Iceland.
We loved your country.
We made a video inspired by Iceland (Spanish version), I invite you to see.
Thank you very much.
View video here:
For the attention of Sunneva:
Hi there, just a quick email to let you know that my teenage son and I had a fantastic week in Iceland (12-19 August) - helped by the great weather that week.
All four sets of the Icelandic Farm Holidays accommodation (646, 100, 382 & 420) met or exceeded our expectations, particularly in terms of cleanliness and comfort. Our favourite was Ensku husin near Borgarnes (#100), where we had a memorable evening sitting round the long table in the dining room eating a lovely evening meal, drinking beer and chatting with the owner's wife (Anna) and the other guests.
I am recommending Iceland and Icelandic Farm Holidays to all my friends and family and I hope to make it back there again to explore the various regions which we didn't manage to get to on this first trip. Thanks for your help in creating such a great holiday.
We wanted to thank you and Johanna for helping us have a wonderful trip. Your country and people are beautiful. We will make the suggestion to our friends and family members that they consider experiencing Iceland the way that we did.
Steve and Denise
Icelandic Farm Holidays (and Bergdís above all), I wanted to thank you for making our trip to Iceland very enjoyable! What a fantastic experience...very professional service, friendly and very helpful from start to last! I recommend everybody! Thank you all so much!! :D See more about comment + photo on our Facebook page!
Hallo Sunneva, Thanks for a great service and next time in Iceland I will do resevations with farmholidays and I will heartily recommend farmholidays
Best regards Erland Patrikson
Just returning from a fantastic drive around Iceland.
I would like to let you know that we have enjoyed all farmhouses very much, especialla the one in Sel
, Steig and near Lake Myvatn
. They were just wonderful. In Sel
, we had a great dinner with fresh salmon. Also the other farmhouses were very nice, and sure enough I will book again through "framholidays" for my next trip, which might already be next year.
Thank you very much for all your help and assistance-.
Hi, thank you so much for the well organized holiday we had in Iceland! Everything worked really well and we were very satisfied for the service we got. And luckily no volcanic eruptions this time :)
All the best to you, best regards, Pauliina
Hi Icelandic Farm Holidays, I wanted to thank you for making our trip to Iceland very enjoyable and for quickly and efficiently accommodating some last-minute changes to our itinerary. We look forward to traveling with you again next year in a similar capacity! Best, Boyd Zapatka USA
We just wanted to thank you for the organization of our trip. Iceland was great and we can highly recommend your services. We are looking forward to come back. Michaela & family
Dear Sandra, with this mail, we wish to thank Icelandic Farm Holidays, and especially you, Sandra, for the exceptional service you’ve provided us during our holidays in Iceland.
The flooding of road N°1 at Vic, blocked our tour at a critical moment. We appreciated greatly the shuttle and car transfer you’ve organized on such a short notice.
We will surely recommend your organization to friends and relatives for travelling to Iceland.
Our very best regards, and keep up the good service.
Family Quintens and De Groof
Hello , I just wanted to thank you for the way you took care of everything for us.
Thanks to you, the end of our trip was as lovely as the beginning.
With best regards
I just want to thank you a million for the organization, your efficiency and patience.
The customers just came back from your beautiful country and were out of words to describe the unbelievable enjoyment they had every day of their trip.
All accomodations were very good and easy to find ,they just noticed that in 2 cases the cottages were more suitable for families with children as in one room was a double bed and in the other one bunk beds. But besides that all was absolutely excellent.
Thank you again, and looking forward to continue doing business with you.
Hello, We return from Iceland and want tell thanks to you. Everything was perfect. We receive a lot of new impressions.
Bergdís, we wanted to tell you that we had a great time in Iceland. Thank you so much for all your work in setting up our vacation. We very much enjoyed the Blue Lagoon, the boat tour and all the places we stayed. We were able to see so much and can't wait to return and see more!
We will be using your services again when we return to Iceland.
Hello, We are currenty staying on our final day of the complete iceland tour, and the experience has been amazing. For this we would like to thank you! As it happens, we wrote a blog on the Internet about our whole experience. It was mainly intended for our friends and family, and so it was written in Finnish. If anyone in your staff can speak our beautiful language (which seems to have a reputation on being the hardest language to learn :). Once again, thank you for everything! -Mikko & Heidi
Thanks so much! Yes, we really loved Iceland. And we were very happy with all the accommodations booked through you - all were wonderful! I hope I get to return again some day. You have a beautiful country. And so peaceful. I hope Icelanders appreciate their very unique country!
I returned this week to 90 degrees F and humidity. I much preferred the weather in Iceland!
Due to this email I would like to thank you for your service!
We have had a nice tour through Iceland and stayed at farmhouses which were listed in your brochure.
Every guesthouse we stayed in did meet our expectations.
We hope that that the next guest which come to Iceland will use your service too!
Again thank you very much!
Arjan & René
we want to thank you as well for the wonderful and amazing time we spent in your homecountry. Almost hard to leave it.
All the farms you chose were nice places to sleep and eat and we could always see the effort taken to give us a great time and a «warm» welcome .
We definitely would recommend IFH to anyone interested in visiting Iceland.
And we will recommend Iceland to anybody looking for a breathtaking holiday!
Thank you for your efforts and till next time!
I wanted to say thank you for organising the accommodation for me for the recent tour round Iceland that I did. We had a great time and every place we stayed was different.
We had an AMAZING stay at Skaldarvík (view farm) and everything about the place, the food and Dísa and her family was perfect. I will recommend this place to everyone going north. We loved the home cooked food and the care that Dísa has taken to decorate the house, we felt really welcome and very comfortable and we even watched the Northern Lights, not bad for that time in April.
Then we went to Eldá at Mývatn (view farm) which was great for us too, and everyone enjoyed the communal space in the kitchen and the great breakfast. We have certainly had great food in Iceland. Our dinner was excellent at Vogafjós and we loved the cowshed, thanks for arranging that for us.
Geirland (view farm) was lovely, we had a birthday meal that night and really liked the hotel and the rooms, so all was well for us there.
So I hope you have a busy summer. I am busy with plans for tours in 2012 but also want to try out more of your farmhouses especially the open farms when I get a chance. There’s time! I will get round to it.
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