Mum's Gone to Iceland!
a trip by Lottie Let Loose
From: March 29th 2015
Until: April 13th 2015
My scant knowledge of Iceland prior to my 'Mum's Gone to Iceland' trip consists of an eclectic mix of Bjork, volcanoes, the northern lights, geothermal activity, waterfalls, whales, a really cool government who actually put errant bankers in jail after the world economy went tits up and a country that tops nearly every poll of 'The top 10 friendliest countries in the world'! I'm hoping to expand a little on this knowledge on my 2 week trip to Iceland in April this year. Check back to find out how I get on.
For years I'd thought it wasn't possible to visit Iceland as a tourist outside the main summer months but recently found out that actually yes it is; you just need to be prepared with the right clothing and get stuck in. This time I'm off on my own, no group tour, just me and my rucksack (actually if you read these blogs you'll know that's a lie - no rucksack - I have my trusty wheely bag that I love so much and have taken EVERYWHERE!). It's a bit scary heading off totally on my own, but it's also exhilarating and exciting too. I'll be able to do exactly what I want, no fitting in with others, no compromising or missing out. I can spend hours watching amazing views or going off to take photographs of the wonderful scenery without having to remember to get back by a certain time. I'll be able to go off geocaching for hours without having to worry about annoying people who are waiting for me to get back (they don't always get that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to find a really special cache!). I can spend hours at a museum or just browse/sweep if I'm not really into it and go do something else instead. My introvert/loner character will be in its element and I intend to embrace and enjoy this to the full. I will still get the great, in-depth knowledge from local guides on the many tours I've booked on and will get to socialise with people on each tour, BUT as they won't be the same people each time I won't feel obliged to if I don't feel like it and can just go exploring places on my own if I want.
So as I count down the days to my trip (less than a month now), I'm watching weather forecasts and webcams to see what extra warm stuff I might need to get (thermals are top of my list!) and reading and researching. The lists are starting (I'm a great list maker) but as Mum heads off for Iceland rest assured there won't be frozen pizzas and ready meals on the shopping list this time - UK joke! 😉
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