FAQ: Jewish Group Tours to Iceland
Who comes on your trips? What is the age range? How religious is everyone?
Our trips are very diverse. Our last few trips had travelers from more than 4 countries. The age range on our Iceland trip is 30s - 50s. Most participants are affiliated in some way with the Jewish community, whether they identify as Reform, Conservative, Traditional or Conservadox.
What makes your trips different from your competitors?
First, our trips focus on small, local hotels and providers. We do not use “all-inclusive” resorts, as we believe that they are not the best way to experience the culture of our destinations and to benefit the local community, one of the goals of eco-tourism. Second, we strive to make our group trips affordable while including as many items as possible. You might find a cheaper trip, but you will find that most of the activities are optional and at added cost. We believe it is better value to include those items and facilitates our primary goals of giving you a fun experience in a group setting where you can meet new people.
Iceland is an just an amazing place - long days in the summer, and northern lights in winter. It runs on renewable energy, and Bjork comes from there - need we say more? Accordingly, it is a country we can feel good about supporting through our travels. This year we are also offering a group trips to Alaska, Costa Rica and Greenland, as well and a wilderness trip to upstate New York. If you have any suggestions of places you’d like to visit with Greener Travel, please let us know.
Do I have to do all the activities? Can I get a partial refund if I skip one of the activities?
We try to make our trips accessible for travelers of most abilities and encourage all travelers to fully participate in the activities unless a traveler is afraid of a particular activity or cannot participate due to a medical condition or ability level. However, if you do not want to do a particular activity, you can opt out for any reason. Because we make our best efforts to offer an alternative activity for opting out travelers for no additional cost, we cannot generally offer a partial refund for opting out travelers.
Who will I be rooming with if I chose double-occupancy?
If you are joining the trip with someone you know, we will honor your requests to room together if you wish. If you are joining the trip by yourself, we will match you up with another same-sex traveler to share a room. If during the trip, you meet someone with whom you want to share a room with, we will try to honor your request at that time.
How much is airfare to Iceland? Can you help me choose my ticket?
Airfare to Iceland from major metropolitan areas in the U.S. is generally about $600 to $900 in October (on Wow airlines or Icelandair), however, that depends on your origin and travel dates. We advise travelers to check rates prior to booking a trip with us, however, you should not purchase your travel before the trip has been “called.” At that time, we would be glad to give you advice on which ticket to purchase.