Rovers of the Month: Dan and Christina Honeymoon!

Photo: Dan & Christina Weins

Rovers of the Month: Dan and Christina Honeymoon!

After hearing so much about Iceland, Dan Jones and Christina Wiens came to see what all the fuss was about. And what better time to visit than your honeymoon? They frolicked between the tectonic plates and stood on top of a glacier! Here, they tell us more about their trip with us. 

Photo: Dan & Christina Weins

What motivated you to visit Iceland? 

We kept seeing photos of Iceland on Instagram, and kept hearing people talk about how great the scenery is in the country. It seemed like every other week someone we knew or followed on social media was going, and if that many people found it amazing, we knew we had to see it for ourselves. 

I was amazed that we could stand in the space between tectonic plates!

Christina Weins

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

Dan and I were in Iceland for 5 days on our honeymoon.

Photo: Dan & Christina Weins

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

We chose Essential Iceland, because it was a list of things that we weren’t planning on doing on our own. We drove down the south coast so we wanted to do a tour that covered other parts of the island. And seeing lava and a glacier were on the absolute must-do list. 

Photo: Dan & Christina Weins

Dan on a Glacier

Photo: Dan & Christina Weins

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

Feeling as if we were venturing out onto the surface of the moon on the way to the Glacier. When we finally stood on top of it and looked around, it was completely surreal. We also had so much fun with Valdi—he was so funny and we learned so much from him. His talks about elves and the natural wonders of Iceland we will always remember. 

Hraunfossar

Photo: Dan & Christina Weins

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

We knew there was a lot of geothermal activity on the island, but had no idea of the extent of it. I was amazed that we could stand in the space between tectonic plates!

Into the Cave

Photo: Dan & Christina Weins

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

We will be back eventually to explore the rest of the island, including the entire Ring Road and the Westfjords especially. We would love to come back and rent a caravan to drive around the entire country, and we’d love to see the Northern Lights. 

Landy on the Glacier

Photo: Dan & Christina Weins

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

Rent a car. There’s so much to do and see outside of Reykjavik that having a car makes so much easier. And definitely book a tour with Iceland Roversthere are things we learned and places we visited that we would never have been able to do on our own. 

We also had so much fun with Valdi—he was so funny and we learned so much from him. His talks about elves and the natural wonders of Iceland we will always remember.

Christina Weins

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

We went to the Faroe Islands and the highlands of Scotland after Iceland for the remainder of our honeymoon, but the next major adventure might be Japan. I think a big dream adventure for us is to eventually move away from the US and live abroad. 

Almannagjá

Photo: Dan & Christina Weins

Want to be our next Rover of the Month? 

Dan and Christina’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! 

If you are interested in being a Rover of the Month in future please contact joseph@mountainguides.is to be featured! 

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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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