Many are enthralled after watching the movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. The picturesque destinations which are mostly shot in Iceland could be more than enough to convince you to create a similar adventure in the actual setting itself. No, you don’t have to break your bank to do this. If you are more into DIY trips, then here’s a good way on how you can experience Iceland the ‘Walter Mitty’ way:
Destination #1: Grundarfjörður
It is in Grundarfjörður where Walter Mitty cycled as fast as he can. Experience the same thrill by checking in the Grundarfjörður hostel. You can either stay in a private room or in a hostel where you can meet more people who also crave for adventure. There are pretty good things about this hostel. It has wi-fi and a kitchen where you could prepare your own meals. Plus, the hostel offers a number of activities including climbing, golfing, boating, swimming, and more!
Destination #2: Seyðisfjörður
Do you love the outdoors? Then, you would definitely fall in love with Seyðisfjörður. Aside from skateboarding, you could go paragliding, kayaking, and even hiking. If you’re still up for more adventure, then go ahead and have fun trekking the waterfalls (there are many waterfalls in the area). And if your body craves for rest, you could check in the Seyðisfjörður hostel that offers very nice accommodation.
Destination #3: Hofn
In the movie, it is in Hofn where Walter Mitty did a karaoke version of a song with a drunk pilot. The movie makes it appear to be a Greenland Airport. In real life, the place is a fishing town surrounded by mountains, water, and ice. It has its Lobster Festival celebrated every July. There are plenty of things to do in Hofn including boat tours, glacier tours, and biking tours.
So, with this DIY Walter Mitty adventure in Iceland, what’s stopping you from taking the leap?