The final tour was packed with adventures and sights they won’t soon forget. Mark and Jo would spend eight days in Iceland, starting in Borgarnes (the Ring Road) with a visit to a settlement center, then to the mighty waterfalls in Borgarfjörður. The next day would include time spent in the Snæfellsness peninsula—often called “Iceland in Miniature” because you see snippets of everything the country has to offer in one area: volcanic craters, lava fields, a glacier, waterfalls, fjords, hot springs, black sand beaches, meadows, even fishing villages with wooden houses.
From there, they would travel through the iconic Golden Circle, a route that is home to several of the country’s many wonders: Thingvellir National park, Geysir Geothermal Area and Gullfoss waterfall—a trifecta of epic scenery on the grandest of scales.
With a stunning itinerary loaded on their Tenon Tours app and passports in hand, they made the journey. The first thing that stood out when they landed? The sheer mystical feel of the scenery:
“We were in awe of the otherworldly landscape that changed depending on the area you were traveling. The vastness of the valleys. The variations in the colors of the mountains, from charcoal black, to red, to green with lichen.”