Glaciers and Fjords - Greenland

Experience Level

Glaciers and Fjords

4 star rating   17 July 2017

Some of the horses had been borrowed and their bridles were a bit rough and ready with rope reins and headpieces which I worried could cut into their necks. My horses bit was low in his mouth and I tried to adjust it as much as I could. The bit did rub his mouth. I pointed this out to the guide who changed the bridle. Tack did seem to be used somewhat interchangeably on the borrowed horses.

The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
5 star rating
How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
5 star rating
How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
4 star rating

The Accommodation

How would you rate your room(s) for comfort and facilities?
4 star rating
How would you rate the standard of the food?
3 star rating

Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

I expected the guesthouse to be very basic which it was. I also expected the vegetarian food to be basic and understand it was very difficult for the hosts to do anymore than they did. However I think we needed some more substantial food than the watery soup we had a few times which was simply not enough. On other days the food was more substantial. I do not want to make an issue of this as I think they did a good job in very difficult circumstances.

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
5 star rating
Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
5 star rating

How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

Ask the hosts to provide a price list of the drinks in advance and let people know that a bottle of wine is in the region of £40!

How could we improve the way we handled your booking and payment?

Fine as it was

Do you have any other feedback for us?

This was a wonderful opportunity to see a very unusual and rarely visited country. There are many limitations due to the isolation and this should be taken into account before visiting i.e. limited range of food, no easy access to medical care. Our hosts were lovely people and I wish them all the best for the future success of their venture.