Rover of the Month: A Bridal Shower Leads to Iceland

Rover of the Month: A Bridal Shower Leads to Iceland

Welcome to our “Rover of the Month” 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 "Rover of the Month" series tells the story of Nancy who, based on a fateful bridal shower, decided to hunt the Northern Lights. The rest is history.

What motivated you to visit Iceland?

Well, my friends and I were at a bridal shower, a bit bored while the gifts were being opened. Then, one of the ladies said, “I have always wanted to see the Northern Lights, who wants to join me?”  Since we had all had a glass or two of champagne, everyone said “Yes” and the trip was born!

How long was your stay? Did you travel solo or with a group?  

We traveled in a group of 6.  Our group travels together almost every year.  We go as friends,  leaving children and husbands at home. We spent 4 nights and 5 days in Reykjavik.  

Which tour did you take and why did you choose it?  

With the help of Iceland Rovers, we booked several tours:  the Reykjanes Pennisula/Viking World; The Golden Circle/Fridmeimar Tomato Farm; Husafell Glaciers and Waterfalls; Blue Lagoon; Into the Glacier (this was cancelled due to weather but we went to the Vidgelmir Lave Cave instead)

What is one thing you will always remember about your tour? 

The amazing unspoiled beauty of Iceland.  

What is something that you learned about Iceland that surprised you? 

We learned a lot; the things that impressed me the most were the county’s commitment to protecting the environment; the facts that sheep and horses are pure Icelandic breeds; the story of the 13 Christmas trolls; and, that Iceland has no military.

If you had more time in Iceland, what else would you like to see and do? 

I would have liked to hike in Iceland.  I plan to return and do that with my husband.

What tips do you have for people who want to visit Iceland? 

Go with a guide; we enjoyed so many facts, details and places that we would have missed going unescorted.  We played in the snow with Icelandic horses; ate ice cream fresh from the stable; learned about the culture; visited the hot dog stand; and, took advantage of every moment.

What adventure are you off to next? What is your next dream adventure?  

That is a tough question.  As a group, my friends and I have explored the Yucatan, the Azores, Iceland, London, Ireland, and South Carolina.  Perhaps next year we will do Prague and Budapest.  

Nancy’s adventure is only one of the many features that make for an unforgettable experience. Book your tour and join us for an excursion that is guaranteed to make memories that last a lifetime.  

Have you been on a tour with us in Iceland and would like to be featured as an “Rover of the Month”? Feel free to email Joseph at joseph@mountainguides.is.

Author

joseph

Hailing from London and born into a British/Brazilian/Italian housebold, Joseph came to Iceland originally to complete a masters degree in Environment and Natural Resources from the University of Iceland: the rest is history.

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