A couple weeks ago I was able to take the trip of a lifetime to Iceland. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but it was amazing. I want to take my husband back and see some of the things we didn’t see. If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen a few of the photos I shared from that adventure. Missed the Instagram action? Check out the #AdventureStartsWithMe hashtag on Instagram for some amazing pictures from the group of bloggers I was traveling with.
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Why The Hashtag? We visited Iceland as guests of Animal Jam and Visit Iceland. Why would an online game for kids want to drag a bunch of bloggers to one of the most remote parts of Iceland? Because we are moms, and moms are role models for their children. Moms have a huge impact on how their children view the world. Moms can teach their children to get out and enjoy and learn about the world that we live in. Your adventures with your children don’t need to be anything expensive or extravagant. Just getting outside and helping your children to be curious about the world and nature around them can encourage them to learn new things. We’d love you to join our hashtag. Let us know what you are doing with your kids to inspire adventure and a love of the world around them by adding your photos to the #AdventureStartsWithMe hashtag on Instagram. We’d love to see them!
Why Animal Jam? If you are familiar with Animal Jam you know that they are an online game for kids. Their passion is STEM education and inspiring kids to learn within the game and offline too.
Why Iceland? Well, that’s pretty easy. It’s Iceland. It’s FULL of adventure, beauty, and an unplugged other-wordly environment. You can learn more about Iceland and the adventures you can experience Instagram.
Need Some More Adventure In Your Life? The good news? We’re going to send YOU on one.
ENTER TO WIN your very own adventure to Iceland!!
(courtesy of Animal Jam, Visit Iceland and Wow Air)
Might we suggest a totally awesome Iceland itinerary? This itinerary was built to help you explore Icelandic culture, wildlife, and their environment. Here’s what we did: Day 1
- Arrive in Iceland via Wow Air!
- Stay at the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina (and take a nap!)
- Tour Whales of Iceland
- Take a dip in the Blue Lagoon
- Have dinner at the Seafood Grill
- Check out all there is to do in Reykjavik!
- Head West!
- Stay at Hotel Husafell
- Try riding Icelandic horses at Oddsstaoir
- Visit the Icelandic Goat Center
- Explore the glacier
- Visit the Icelandic Seal Centre
- Have Lunch at Sjavaborg
- Go Seal Spotting
- Check out all there is to do in North Iceland
- Stay at Heydalur (Try to catch the Northern Lights!)
- Drive from Heydalur to Suovik
- Visit the Arctic Fox Centre
- Have lunch at Braeoaraborg
- Take a sailing trip with Borea Adventures
- Stay at Hotel Isafjordur and have dinner in their restaurant
- Depart for the Gauksmyri Horse Farm in North Iceland
- Attend the horse show
- Have dinner and enjoy life on the farm!
- Head back to Reykjavik and begin your journey home
We did a lot of driving to get to all of these amazing (and remote) places. We traveled with Grayline and our tour guide Ingi and we cannot recommend them enough!
Enter To Win! One lucky winner can win:
- 2 Round Trip Tickets From WOW Air
- A Gregory Backpack For Your Adventures
- $2000 From Animal Jam to use towards your accomodations and other travel expenses
About Animal Jam
Animal Jam is a safe and exciting online playground for kids who love animals and the outdoors. Players create and customize their own animal characters and dens, chat with friends, adopt pets, team up for adventures, and feed their curiosity about animals and the natural world around them. Created in partnership with National Geographic, Animal Jam features classic playground role playing infused with the life sciences. Players can collect fun facts in their journey books, learn about Animal Conservation in Kimbara Outback, and talk to real scientists, like herpetologist Dr. Brady Barr and marine biologist Dr. Tierney Thys. Join the fun for free at animaljam.com!
*Fine Print: Giveaway ends at 11:59pm (MST) on Sunday, April 27, 2016. One winner will receive the giveaway prizes as specified above. Must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of the U.S.A. to enter. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook or Pinterest. Facebook and Pinterest will be completely released by each entrant. One entry per person. Entry includes filling out the Rafflecopter form above. Winner will be chosen using random.org. Winners will be announced on the post, not on Facebook. The winners must respond within 24 hours of receiving the email or a new winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary.
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