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Photo of the Month: One Last Hurrah

What makes Iceland Complete so... complete? Well, the combination of the classic ring road with the Snæfellsnes peninsula and the stunning Westfjords sure does cover a lot of Iceland's landmass!

When Carsten and Eva Peetz ventured out on their Iceland Complete tour in September 2015 they saw it all, did it all and loved every minute! They also took a bunch of great pictures from their journey and shared them with us to win our Nordic Photo of the Month contest.

Join Carsten and Eva in reliving their complete tour of Iceland through their winning photo and some others from their adventure.

"We wanted a really memorable holiday," says Carsten of the Iceland Complete that he and his wife, Eva, embarked on in September 2015. "This was our belated honeymoon and now we're expecting a baby so this will be the last long trip for ourselves."

Carsten and Eva spent 14-days circling Iceland on Nordic Visitor's Iceland Complete tour.
Carsten and Eva spent 14-days circling Iceland on Nordic Visitor's Iceland Complete tour during their belated honeymoon.

Though Eva had been to Iceland as a child on a family holiday, on this trip as husband and wife the couple wanted to see it all over again. At the top of their wish list were the waterfalls, the horses (for Eva) and the Jökulsárlon glacier lagoon (for Carston).

The stunning Hengifoss, in the country's east, was a favourite of Carston and Eva, who stopped for some fun and creative photos at the site.
The stunning Hengifoss, in East Iceland, was a favourite of Carston and Eva, who stopped for some fun and creative photos at the site.

Says Carston of their 14-day tour all over Iceland: "Everything was a highlight. The ferry to to Westfjords, Látrabjarg cliffs, all the fjords, riding the ponies*, the northern lights, every waterfall -- especially Hengifoss and Góðafoss -- Hverarönd, Lake Mývatn and the glacier lagoon. Everything!"

* Editor note: calling an Icelandic horse a "pony" really hurts their feelings.

You never know when 3... or 30! sheep will pop up in the road, so keep your eyes peeled, as Carston suggests.
You never know when 3 (or 30!) sheep will pop up in the road, so keep your eyes peeled.

Carston also has some advice for prospective travellers in Iceland: "Take enough time for your journey (with a lot of sd-cards for the camera!) and stay a minimum of one night in the lovely Hrifunes Guesthouse, with a lovely proprietress. And please watch out for the sheep!"

While Carston spent much of his time behind the camera, Eva hammed it up practicing her yoga at Vatnsfjörður (top), leaping at Hverarönd (the winning photo, bottom left) and tasting the rainbow at Dettifoss (bottom right).
While Carston spent much of his time behind the camera, Eva hammed it up practicing her yoga at Vatnsfjörður (top), leaping at Hverarönd (the winning photo, bottom left) and tasting the rainbow at Dettifoss (bottom right).

If you'd like to experience Iceland like Carston and Eva, check out our Iceland Complete tour or one of our other great Iceland self-drive travel packages. We'll also build a custom package to suit your own interests. Just get in touch!

While Carsten and Eva may be putting away their passports for a few months, the Nordic region is ideal for family travel, with a tonne of sites and activities to thrill kids of all ages. See the family travel packages available in many of our destinations:


Have you travelled with Nordic Visitor and want to be in the running for our Nordic Photo of the Month contest? Tag your travel photos with #NordicVisitor to share them with us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter! Read all about the contest, the great monthly prizes and all the ways you can enter!

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Post by: Catharine

Catharine Fulton is a Communications Specialist with Nordic Visitor. Though born and raised in Canada, she's found herself stuck in the Nordic region since moving to Finland in 2007 to pursue her MA and then migrating to Reykjavík, Iceland in 2009,  where she lives with her Icelandic husband and tries (albeit unsuccessfully) to master the Icelandic language.

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