Welcome to our “Adventurer of the Week” series! Each week we will feature individuals that were inspired to make every moment an experience in Iceland by going out on epic tours with us that allowed them to interact with nature.
This week's instalment of our "Adventurer of the Week" series tells the story of Roger and Ria, two bipolar (because they have been to both the North and the South poles) crossed some of the roughest waters from Svalbard just to get to Iceland! Here, we present them together as they talk about how they made their time in Iceland with us.
What motivated you to visit Iceland?
Having thoroughly enjoyed an Antarctica expedition on a small ship last year, and learning that it repositioned each summer to also do an arctic adventure, we decided to follow it north this year and undertake that adventure as well. We spent 14 days sailing in the arctic including along the east coast of Greenland. In Svalbard, we were looking for the elusive polar bears in and out of the fjords.
It ended in Reykjavik, Iceland. We were already interested in visiting Iceland following everything we had heard and read about it; we also heard about the volcano blowing up [Eyjafjallajökull] in the news, and it’s obviously becoming a very must-go-to place. What better motivation did we need to stay a few days and check it out? And we are glad we did. We would love to go back and spend more time there.
How long was your stay? Did you travel solo or with a group?
We booked four nights accommodation in a two bedroom Apartment at Guest House Sunna within the city limits of Reykjavik. We are a family group of three…myself (Roger) Ria (my wife) and Rocus (my brother-in-law).