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16Jun
Iceland Gear Disinfecting Process: A First-Hand Experience

Iceland Gear Disinfecting Process: A First-Hand Experience

Richard Scrope and I headed to Iceland as guests for the opening of the Thvera River and decided that we would not have all of our tackle disinfected before our departure. Our motive was to test the process of having it done at the airport on arrival, something we have not tried for a while. So on landing, after collecting our bags, we presented ourselves at customs and let them know we needed to have tackle disinfected.

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9Jun
The Eleven Experience & Heli-Skiing in Iceland

The Eleven Experience & Heli-Skiing in Iceland

“Don’t worry guys, it will be even sunnier tomorrow and the conditions will be epic” was the statement casually but clearly called out over a gusty breeze by Steve Banks, our guide for the day. That gave me pause. My hair still damp and skin still salty from a morning sea kayak outing, I was standing on the crest of a ridge high in the snow caped coastal peaks above the small fishing village of Siglufjordur, Iceland. The helicopter that had expressed me to this point was doing a classic maximum performance takeoff and was rolling out over the ridge back to sea level. Before me sprawled an untracked bowl that would rival – and perhaps exceed – any spot accessed by a chair lift in North America. On one knee in a neat line were three like-minded skiers whom I had just met but whom had all traveled the same road in life and were as eager as I was for first tracks. Seriously . . . this was going to get better? I found it hard to believe, but I stand corrected.

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11May
Private Travel Iceland Makes a Visit to Frontiers US Office

Private Travel Iceland Makes a Visit to Frontiers US Office

Frontiers was proud to welcome Sarah Quigley and Jon Sigurbjornsson from Private Travel Iceland, our preferred on-site supplier for customized itineraries in Iceland. They have hosted dozens of Frontiers clients, always with rave reviews, with tailor made itineraries including Super Jeep safaris into the Highlands, hiking in Thorsmork, and even Game of Thrones themed bachelor parties (remember, the night life in Reykjavik is world class). We’re seeing unprecedented demand for travel to Iceland and Frontiers has 40 plus years’ experience in Iceland. It’s closer than you think and we have lots of creative ways for you to explore the country of “Fire and Ice.”

4Mar
Frontiers Iceland Featured on Luxury Travel Advisor

Frontiers Iceland Featured on Luxury Travel Advisor

Fishing buffs, take note: Frontiers International Travel is rolling out its first comprehensive website dedicated exclusively to multi-sport and leisure travel in Iceland at www.frontiersiceland.com

In conjunction with the launch, guides Barry and Cathy Beck will be hosting an extremely exclusive brown trout fishing tour of Iceland June 11 – 19. Guests will join the Becks for fishing on the 12,000-year-old Lake Thingvallavatn, where the prehistoric strains of brown trout grow large. Next, guests head to the sparsely populated Highlands where the rivers and lakes are lightly fished.  

This eight-day tour starts at $7,256 per person.

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12Nov
Reykjavik

Reykjavik

The trip began with one of those random acts of kindness that makes a profound impression upon a jaded traveler like me. I arrived at the airport feeling very proud of myself that for once, I’d packed my belongings for the 4-day trip to Iceland into just one piece of checked luggage (standard operating procedure for me is two checked pieces and sometimes three, regardless of the duration of the trip).

Imagine my chagrin when I was told that the bag weighed 57 pounds. The JetBlue ticket agent, Ted Baker, and I hemmed and hawed. He was desperate not to charge me the $125 overweight fee and yet we had to get 7 pounds out of there. I began stuffing shoes and jeans into my carryon, but to no avail. We could not get to the magical 50 pounds. The Station Manager, Steve Baldwin, overheard our plaintive exchange and he volunteered one of the “stock bags” into which I could pack the extra 7 pounds and check the second piece on a complimentary basis. He personally ran downstairs to the Baggage Claim level and brought me up a small black suitcase into which I stashed my extra stuff, all of this free of charge.

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