Which tour did you take and why did you choose it?
I took the “Golden Circle and Magical Nights” Tour. There are so many Golden Circle tours in Iceland, but this was the only one I saw that offered good, unique meals. It had so much more to it than a regular tour. It was nice to be driven, and not have to worry about any of the driving.
What is one thing you will always remember about your tour?
It’s a toss up for me. I had been to the National Museum of Iceland the day before, so it was really, really cool to go to Þingvellir and actually see the spot I had learned about in the museum. The Fontana Hot Springs were so beautiful and relaxing. They were a great treat after a long day.
I stayed on a farm for one of the weekends, and accidentally helped with the sheep herding, which was insane. I never expected to be involved with something like that. You have to run up and down the mountains and bring the sheep down, then you have to climb on top of the sheep and out them in the right pen. Im still black and blue three weeks later. I was scared they would win. I though to myself: I am the human, I have to win! They manage to get the tiniest little spaces in the fence: how do they even fit?
They had five year old kids helping to herd the sheep. I was so scared for them but everyone knew what to do: they were probably more scared for me in the end! I was the only tourist there, I felt pretty special. This was one of my favourite things over the trip. Some of the most beautiful things I saw were just walking along the cliffs, trying to get the sheep to go to back to the farm.