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Iceland tours yet again

PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:00 pm
by MattEmmett
I am loving these shots. The different styles work well. A trip to the interior seems mighty appealing!

Re: Iceland tours yet again

PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:47 pm
by ralphhardwick
MattEmmett wrote:I am loving these shots. The different styles work well. A trip to the interior seems mighty appealing!



I refer to my earlier statement:

ralphhardwick wrote:
aliengrove wrote:These images are making me want to visit Iceland again.....



Places are still available :wink:



Seriously though Matt, I'm obviously not aware of how much your recent trip cost you, but if you and Bill (or anyone else) wanted to have a week exploring the interior, that can be arranged. I'm aware that not everyone wants to see the South coast so a fully customised itinerary, or a 'lets make it up as we go along' option is easy to substitute for one of the weeks if the two clients are in agreement.

If enough people were interested we could even extend our stay and run a tour later in August. This year the Northern Lights were visible from the 13th onwards. Of course there's no guarantees and there would be less daylight.

Iceland tours yet again

PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:14 pm
by MattEmmett
Our trip was part paid for by Pentax so it worked out fairly inexpensive. I think almost £600 per person. I think to get value for money, Pentax may prefer we travel to locations new for the next trip. I have some ideas of places I would like to go.

Iceland tours yet again

PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:44 pm
by ralphhardwick
Blimey! £600 :eek: That would barely cover the fuel costs :wink:

No harm in asking though :wink:

Iceland tours yet again

PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:05 pm
by ralphhardwick
Sorry I haven't updated this for a while, but TBH I've become a bit disillusioned with it all.

I spent £96 promoting this to a specifically targeted facebook audience across the UK and Ireland. Apparently 9296 people viewed my event advert, 93 people clicked 'Interested' and 3 people clicked 'Going'. Woohoo I thought, filling those remaining 9 places should be a doddle now.

Sadly, because of facebook's weird setup, I cannot directly message the 93 'interested' people! I have to laboriously send a message request to them from my personal, rather than business, page. This means they will have no clue who I am until they accept it.

Despite sending messages and posting on the event itself requesting contact, not a single person has sent me a message to confirm their interest. As I have stated I will only ask for funds once I have 10 confirmed interested parties and it's with those funds that I will book the ferry.

Ferry spaces are filling up (and increasing in price) and I can't progress.

I shall resend out messages in the new year and hope that it was just a timing issue. :( :(

Iceland tours yet again

PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:03 am
by richandfleur
Value add proposition to visit some of these locations if enroute/nearby:
https://www.buzzfeed.com/jennaguillaume/game-of-thrones-filming-locations-iceland

Iceland tours yet again

PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:16 pm
by ralphhardwick
Thanks for that. Quite a few of those are fairly close to some of the routes. I'll add them to my 'just in case' folder :thumb:

Re: Iceland tours yet again

PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:44 pm
by Arbalist
ronniemac wrote:Some of these photographs of Iceland are so expressive of the bleak landscape that we know Iceland has like no other place on earth.




Bleak is putting it mildly. Maybe it’s me but it looks downright depressive in some of those shots.

Certainly not on my list of places to visit. :wink:

Iceland tours yet again

PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:51 pm
by ralphhardwick
New year, new month new start.
The ferry is getting more expensive and so I have set a deadline of the end of Feb to get the 10 seats filled.
So far Dr Orlof is the only taker, so I have now created a formal "registration page" sent the following message to everyone who clicked 'interested' on Facebook.
"Hi. You indicated that you may be interested in joining us on our 7 Day 4x4 Iceland Photo Adventure later this year. I am now finalising the details. If you’re still interested please visit http://www.iceland4x4.capturelight.co.uk/register/ as soon as possible. Here you can identify your preference for dates and, once registered, I can keep you informed of developments. Thanks for the interest, Ralph"
I shall now see whether this is actually going to happen or not.

Iceland tours yet again

PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:04 pm
by ralphhardwick
Just to finish what I started with this thread. Here are the images from Day 5:

Jon getting down with the Puffins
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Volcanic beach
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Anyone follow Vikings? Floki landed here:
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Arrrghh, milky waterfall......
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Derek getting up close and personal with a glacier:
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Iceland tours yet again

PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:40 pm
by Smeggypants
"Volcanic Beach" is excellent. That breaking wave!!