As a part of the Adventure Academy program, I decided I wanted to head to Iceland and cross the whole country by bike. It was just something about this northern, rugged, harsh island that drew my attention. Did I know I could do it? Not really. I set my aim quite high. It shouldn’t be too easy, yet it shouldn’t be completely impossible. I had never been on Iceland before and crossing the wast empty high-plateau was indeed a challenge. Strong winds, low temperatures, crossing tons of streams with meltwater from the surrounding glaciers were just some of the conditions I would meet.
The full adventure took about three weeks. I took the ferry to Denmark, crossed Denmark, and then took another ferry all the way up to Iceland. Read the full story here: www.icelandbywheels.se. Also have a look at the final video on Youtube.
By going for this adventure, immersing myself in the challenge, and with the assistance of the Adventure Academy, I learnt a wealth of knowledge about how to best prepare for a such a challenge. I also gained lots of practical knowledge while there. However, perhaps the most important moment of epiphany was when I silently thought to myself, “this is what I was meant to be doing“. There is nothing more rewarding then to know that you are on the path you are destined to be.