A place, at times, I didn’t think I was still on planet earth followed by a sudden realization that THIS IS (ACTUALLY) MOTHER EARTH. The beauty in the vastness, the seemingly peacefulness of it’s wanderers, the striking colors, and the several moments where I found myself in places and moments where I’d have only a few minutes to make my escape before imminent danger was upon me (yah, I’m looking at you shifting tectonic plates while snorkeling and active volcanos while I’m glacier trekking). Iceland, in spring, can be summed up into this: a place I have never been so cold and so hot within a matter of moments; a place I have never wanted my sunglasses so badly due to the sun being so bright, or a coverall arctic extreme suit to go over my NYC winter coat.
I was invited by Smartflyer to come document their top producer trip. A full itinerary of every adventure seemingly possible occurred over the 5 day trip.
We had a jam packed 5 days and 4 nights complete with snowmobiling on a glacier during an intense snowstorm, the drive getting up there through immeasurable snow (we deflated the tires just to get through it!) was also incredible, we dune-buggied through mountains and rivers, glacier trekked, cozied up in a beautiful Scandinavian home – the river out back was heated water from the nearby hot springs, snorkeled through active tectonic plates (where the eurasian tectonic plate meets the North American tectonic plate creating the Mid- Atlantic Ridge. For the snorkeling, I have NEVER been so cold in my life – we had on many layers and a dry suit and I was still frozen. We drank real glacial water while trekking, we rode horseback, we masked at blue lagoon, visited many beautiful places to stay & view the northern lights when they're putting on a show, all topped off with a helicopter ride over Reykjavik and the surrounding areas.