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Teresa Wilkin Nov 08, 2015 at 05:37 PM

What Friendship Force clubs are represented in the Dec. 28, 2015 joint program? I'm from Friendship Force Dallas.

Sarah D Nov 06, 2015 at 07:59 PM

BTW have fun. This is a great trip!
Charlene Fowler Nov 06, 2015 at 09:51 PM

Thank you.. One more question- how did you dress up for the dinner and do the bonfire?
Sarah D Nov 06, 2015 at 10:13 PM

Black pants, sweater, colorful scarf was fine for dinner. We did not spend much time at bonfire. Your warm coat and boots will be fine. You can leave other shoes in bus if you need too.
Sarah D Nov 06, 2015 at 10:24 PM

The northern lights tour was a great adventure even though the lights were not spectacular. They pick up and drop off at your hotel. .

Charlene Fowler Nov 06, 2015 at 10:29 AM

Does anyone know if we should book a Northern Lights tour ahead of time or if there is easy access and availibility to do it at the hotel?
Sarah D Nov 06, 2015 at 07:56 PM

You can book at hotel. They only go if conditions are good for seeing the lights. There was a sign posted at front desk at hotel each day advising whether or not tours are going out. No need to book in advance.
Charlene Fowler Nov 06, 2015 at 09:50 PM

Thanks so much for the information :)

Johnnie Northcott Oct 14, 2015 at 01:09 AM

Solo traveler interested in hearing suggested sites to visit on our free time.

Sarah D Dec 14, 2014 at 09:25 AM

We attended a wonderful short concert at the church during free time. Well worth it.

Gail Drum Dec 14, 2014 at 01:10 AM

Anyone going on the New Year's Eve Iceland trip leaving either 12/28 or 12/29/14. If you have asthma, as I do, or cardiac concerns please take a look at the websites I've listed. The volcano on Iceland is still erupting and spewing a variety of gases including Sulpher Dioxide. This gas can cause serious problems for anyone who has asthma or heart conditions. Please take a look at the web site http://en.vedur.is/weather/forecasts/gas-model/ that shows where the pollution is expected to be in the next 48 hours. The danger is the possible exposure to Sulfur Dioxide. This could happen if the wind shifts and blows to the west. http://www.ust.is/the-environment-agency-of-iceland/ is a website explaining the possible consequences for people with asthma or heart conditions for different concentrations of SO2. Please contact me if you have any of these concerns. Thanks, Norman Danzig husband of Gail Drum.

Eileen Wigginton Oct 27, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Eileen Wigginton, solo traveler (single room) from Denver, Dec. 29th. Anyone else from Denver?
Sarah D Nov 19, 2014 at 01:17 PM

You will have a great trip. Fascinating country. Loved it yak traks easy to slip on shoes give great traction, black dress or pants with fancy scarf worked well for New Years.

Barbara Bennett Aug 18, 2014 at 09:47 AM

I am a solo traveler signed up for the Dec 29, 2014 departure. Any advice from those who went on this adventure last year?
Erin Griffin Aug 18, 2014 at 09:59 AM

It was a great trip! There were plenty of singles as well as couples. Warm, comfortable walking boots with good traction are useful. Not that cold but a bit icy. Bring a nice dress for New Year's Eve. Some of did a side trip to see the northern lights - wasn't all that spectacular, although a fun evening.
Barbara Bennett Aug 18, 2014 at 02:16 PM

Great feedback, Erin. Thank you. I assume from your description that short boots will work (i.e., we won't be trudging through deep snow)?
Sandi M Aug 25, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Last year's trip was wonderful. It was icy, but not snowy. I'd suggest packing your things for the Blue Lagoon in your carry on luggage for easy access. It was cold and windy, so pack a scarf and gloves. Enjoy.
Barbara Bennett Aug 25, 2014 at 01:17 PM

Thank you, Sandi. That is very helpful.

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