Having not long returned home from Norway, I was fairly relaxed about this trip to Iceland. I was not worried about the fact that the weather was going to prevent us from seeing the Northern Lights and neither was I worried about the cold and the snowfalls that were predicted. As I settled into my Iceland Air comfy seat and watched the complimentary movies and television, and looking up the best things to do in Iceland, I felt relaxed and ready to have a great road trip with three good friends. I was not prepared to fall in love. I was not prepared to be googling ‘Moving to Iceland’. But that is what five nights in Iceland will do to a person.
Chasing the Sky
When you surprise someone, you want to do it properly. You want them to have no idea, to be stunned and to have that face of pure joy at the surprise. That was my face as I neared my seat, on a plane bound for Tromso, Norway, within the Arctic circle. You see, my travel buddy Liam had planned this trip from beginning to end. There were no clues. I had to lay out luggage for all eventualities – hot and cold, warm and freezing, and the rest was hidden from me. I was not allowed to know when I had to wake up until I was going to bed the night before and I was not allowed anywhere near the baggage.