What motivated you to visit Iceland?
In recent years, I have noticed an increasing number of travel articles and brilliant photos coming out of Iceland. The country’s dramatic landscapes and rugged spaces enticed my husband and I to hike some of its lesser-visited regions. Few destinations offer such a mix of colourful mountains, glaciers, icebergs and a chance to photograph northern lights. We had already planned a trek in the Himalayas and were flying to Asia via London. Detouring through Iceland to shake up our travels with a cooler climate and an equally alluring hiking route seemed like a good idea.
To add a little context, our Icelandic adventure is part of a longer four-month journey through the Baltics, Brunei, Bhutan, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. I plan to feature these destinations in my second book. After living and working around the world for the past twenty years, my husband and I recently decided to trade in our finance careers to pursue more creative interests. I published my first book and my husband switched his focus to photography. My book, Dust in My Pack was published in July. It is a mix of travel stories and practical guidance from my most memorable trips across all seven continents. I am excited to add Iceland to the list of countries that will be featured in the next …In My Pack book.
How long was your stay? Did you travel solo or with a group?
My husband and I did a seven-day tour with IMG and then spent two days in Reykjavik.