Claire, a traveller and blogger from Australia, shares her glacier walk and ice climb experience as one stop on a multi-stop global adventure which will ultimately take her to Antarctica. Iceland turned out to be a great warm up! ( and yes, the pun was intended)
What motivated you to visit Iceland?
Most of my holidays revolve around adventure. Visiting cities is nice, but give me a mountain any day. While researching and planning a trip to Norway in 2008, I started looking into Iceland as a possible place to visit. I just thought that Iceland looked so cool, and I never even thought of Iceland before that.
It wasn't possible for us to go to Iceland that time, so we put it to one side and said to ourselves “one day, we have to come back and see Iceland and Greenland”. All of a sudden, Iceland started to become really popular on Instagram, but then we weren't so sure. Then, we saw cheap flights, and we were already in Europe: so we thought why not?
How long was your stay? Did you travel solo or with a group?
I was there for 10 days, with my husband. We drove the entire way around the country on the ring road and loved how much the landscape changed in each region. We occasionally went off the ring road a lot too for detours.