Jennifer, an avid hiker from Boston, shares her multi-day volcanic trails experience with us.
What motivated you to visit Iceland?
Many different things! We have friends that have visited and really enjoyed it. One co-worker of mine that lived in Iceland for a few years when he was in the Air Force, has been raving about what a wonderful country it is. However, our primary decision for going to Iceland, as opposed to other places, is that we really love being outside and hiking. It just looked like a tremendous place to spend some time in nature for a few days, which is what we did.
How long was your stay? Did you travel solo or with a group?
I traveled with my 21-year-old daughter and my husband. We had 4 days on the hike and we spent one day before the tour in Reykjavík to make sure we weren’t jetlagged. It was 5 days altogether with travel days on both sides of the tour. We would have loved to stay longer because we love hiking together and we all had a terrific time.
Which tour did you take and why did you choose it?
We did the 4-day Volcanic Trail tour. It started at Álftavatn and ended at Landmannalaugar, which is the only part of the famous Laugavegur trail that we experienced. The middle two days were fun because there really wasn’t a trail. We were literally off the beaten track.