[stag_intro]Since I was a small child, Iceland has held me in an icy grip of fascination. So close to Europe (3 hrs) yet so remote – it’s the perfect place for a Land Rover Brand Experience in the new Discovery Sport. Diving in the Silfra, bathing in the Blue Lagoon, getting stuck in snow drifts, snow trekking at the Hotel Ion, exploring Reykjavik – this was a trip I’ll never forget.[/stag_intro]
I can’t see a thing. Literally, not one thing. Which doesn’t bode well when it’s 2˚C outside and you’re driving through a snow storm. However, strangely enough, I wasn’t in the slightest bit afraid. My heated seats were keeping my bum nice and toasty. The extremely well sealed doors did a grand job of keeping the noise of the wind out. The heating was on. The radio was playing some decent tunes through our Spotify account. I might as well have been in a simulation. Until there was a tap on the window.
‘We’ve got to turn around.’ shouted the hooded gentleman through the noise of the wind. Apparently, ahead of us one of the vehicles had got stuck in a snow drift on our way to Hotel Ion. And it was only going to get worse. There was only one recourse of action – turn around and head back to Reykjavik.
This wasn’t how things were supposed to go. In fact, I think all of us were a little disappointed not to be arriving at the iconic hotel Ion – which we’d all been dreaming about. But then again, none of us wanted to spend a night stuck in a snow drift. Ironically, we later discovered that the luggage trucks, which had gone before us, had made it to the hotel without a hitch. It just goes to show how fickle the weather can be in this country, torn from ice!