Adventurer of the Week: Aaron gets his Icelandic Winter Journey!

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smiling Aaron in an ice cave
Aaron Peterson
Aaron from Texas wanted to see the Northern Lights and he got a real short break adventure package! He was amazed by how blue the ice on the glacier was when he visited Iceland in Winter.

What motivated you to visit Iceland?

There were a lot of things that motivated me to book the trip: I wanted to go see Northern Lights, that was on my bucket list. I wasn't able to but I was still pretty fortunate.

There was also the chance to see a lot of the country in a short amount of time.

Aaron Peterson

How long was your stay? Did you travel solo or with a group?

My stay was about 5 days and I traveled solo.


Which tour did you take and why did you choose it?

I did the Golden Circle and Glacier Getaway. I chose that one because there were a lot of things in that I wanted to have: For example someone that showed me around, because I have never done solo travel before and I visited Iceland in December.

There was also the chance to see a lot of the country in a short amount of time.


What is one thing you will always remember about your tour?

I will always remember the Glacier Hike, when we went up the glacier and looked at the ice wall. The glacier was definitely the highlight of the tour. It was raining almost the entire time, with the exception when we were on the glacier. And because it rained a lot before the Ice was crystal blue.

Another thing I really liked was the black sand beach in Vík, a village in the South of Iceland.

It was a very good trip. Probably the best trip I‘ve ever taken. It was my first solo trip, so it was way different for me, but it was a lot of fun and I am excited to come back.


If you had to describe your experience in one sentence, what would you say?

It is a very beautiful country and it was an awe-inspiring trip.

What is something that you learned about Iceland that surprised you?

I learned a lot about the differences about the hidden people and when we traveled around we got to hear a lot of different stories, that was really nice.

Another thing was the temperature: I live in Texas and the temperature difference between at home and Iceland in winter was really crazy.


If you had more time in Iceland, what else would you like to see and do?

I would like to go visit the northern part of Iceland, especially Akureyri. I am interested in the geology that is different from the places of the south.

And of course I want to visit Iceland in the summer, when there is more sunlight and when everything is green.

What tips do you have for people who want to visit Iceland?

My first tip is of course: Book your tour with Icelandic Mountain Guides. Besides, read as much as possible about the country, there is a lot of information available. Try to prepare and figure out which time of the year you should visit Iceland.


What adventure are you off to next? What is your next dream adventure?

Obviously I want to visit Iceland again. But I am also interested in visiting South America, the Amazon rainforest or doing a Belgian Brewery Viking Tour.

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About the Author

Joseph Mattos-Hall

Joseph Mattos-Hall

Hailing from London and born into a British/Brazilian/Italian household, Joseph came to Iceland originally to complete a master’s degree in Environment and Natural Resources from the University of Iceland: the rest is history.

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