"Iceland?..in February? You two are nuts!"
-Everyone we told about our trip.
Call us what you want, we do not mind one bit. Our vacation to Reykjavik, Iceland was the definition of a winter wonderland and provided Adam and I with precious quality time, sweet memories, and hilarious stories to tell the grandkids.
The number one question our friends and family have asked us is, "Why did you choose Iceland? Any meaning behind the country..anything at all?"
Our answer is simple: It was the right price at the right time.
Adam and I made it a goal early in our dating years to leave the US before we turn 30. Fast forward 5 years to November 2011 when Adam's co-worker emailed him a deal he found on Travel Zoo and thought it sounded like the two of us. (He was right..Jake you deserve a very big thank you!) Adam read it and thought this would make the ideal birthday present to his lovely wife--me!..And wow, was he spot on!
The deal was through Icelandair included:
- Round trip tickets
- 4 nights in Icelandair's amazing hotel
- Free access to the hotel spa
- Tour day of the Golden Circle
- Visit to Laugarvatn Fontana
- Dinner at Lindin Restaurant
- Night tour of the Northern Lights
All of this for $767 per person--that's cheaper than most round trip air fare! (I have no shame in sharing the price of our trip because this deal was truly incredible and will be going on through March-do it do it!)
So my blogging friends, that is why Adam and I made the journey to Iceland in February: right price, right time.
It has taken me a while to begin my posts on our trip because we may have been too camera happy as well as this happening. Adam does video production as a living and I enjoy playing with his nice cameras so the two of us may have snapped over 2000 pictures during our 5 day trip..too much?..not enough!!?? ;) Needless to say I have gone through the photos time and time again weeding out the bad ones and duplicates. I will do my absolute best not to bombard you all with too many shots of my face and Adam's face but I cannot make any promises so be prepared and yes..take this as your official warning. Let's begin!
Day One: Adam and I left JFK at 8pm on Sunday night and flew 5 hours to Iceland arriving Monday morning at 8am. We missed our night's sleep. Friends who have traveled advised us to take a short 2 hour nap and to get out of bed quickly and keep busy. We planned on this but when your room looks like this:
gluten-free the entire time while in Iceland and trust me--it was not easy!
Iceland-Day Two coming Friday :) Thanks for reading along!