Roads Less Traveled: The Life Design Project Adventure

by Tanner M. on


Please help send me and two friends on an adventure of a lifetime by easily voting at  Create Your Own Adventure – Powered by Gap Adventures: Roads Less Traveled: The Life Design Project Adventure

Our world-sharing adventure will be spent experiencing the cultures in some of the most unknown parts of the world in Iceland and Greenland.

If I win, two friends and I will get to share this adventure of lands of the unknown: Iceland and Greenland.  Here, we will document every step we take with audio, video, and text through LifeDestiny.net and hopefully through some other connections to the entire world!

Our manners will be tested and our lives will be expanded.

Why did I Choose Iceland & Greenland?

These two countries are pretty much unknown to cultures outside of them.  I figured everyone else will be choosing the places that a lot of people get to experience and see, so the cultures and stories are more known.  By choosing the unknown it will allow not only myself, but also the entire world to see and experience cultures we may not understand.  It only seemed fitting to visit two of the countries that most people do not know about.

By immersing ourselves into these two distinct cultures can we then begin to understand the unknown.

Iceland: Land of The Least Understood

Iceland will be where we spend the majority of our exploration of The Roads Less Traveled: The Life Design Project Adventure.

During our exploration of Iceland, we will hopefully be able to meet up with the Icelandic band, Sigur Rós, for a short interview.

While in the area of Ísafjörður, we will explore the remains of Viking farms at Hornstrandir Nature Reserve in the Westfjords.


Ísafjörður - Flickr: bjorkgunnars

After much needed bath in the Blue Lagoon, we will learn about the importance of Saltfish for the economy of Iceland in the Icelandic Saltfish Museum in Grindavík.


Blue Lagoon - Flickr: 23015196@N05

We will visit Hallgrímskirkja, followed by reporting on the “Nightlight Capital of the World” in Reykjavík.  Here we will experience the Imagine Peace Tower.


Rekjavik - "Nightlife Capital of The World" - Flickr: tanktv


Reykjavík - Flickr: AlexWhite

Imagine Peace Tower in Iceland

Imagine Peace Tower in Iceland - Flickr: Alf07

31 miles east of we will immerse ourselves in the culture of Iceland at the Thingvellir National Park. We will also experience First Fissure Snorkeling in Lake Silfra. Also in this area, we will visit Alpingi, the original site of the longest running parliament in the world and it’s also where the North-American and European continental shelf plates are being torn apart.


Thingvellir National Park - Flickr: arnar


First Fissure Snorkeling in Lake Silfra - Dive.is


Alpingi - Iceland - TravBuddy

While on the archipelago of Vestmannaeyjar, we will learn about about Iceland’s Wildest Party and oldest festival Þjóðhátíð (Thjodhatid, “National Festival”).  If we are lucky enough and the festival is during the time of our adventure, we can partake in the festival.


Vestmannaeyjar - Flickr: omarrun

Hopefully we can meet up with someone from Explorers’ Corner for a kayaking and hiking adventure under the midnight sun (24 hour light in the summer).

If the time is right, we will experience the magic of The Northern Lights.


Northern Lights - Aurora Borealis - Flickr: ovaratli

Greenland: Kalaallit Nunaat – the Land of People

Seeing as Greenland is roads (or lack of) less traveled, I felt it would only be fitting to share this culture with the rest of the world!

We will live the life of a Inuit Eskimo, eating reindeer, smoked halibut and salmon, and also whale blubbler (why not? probably would never get the chance again).

Nuuk, the largest town in Greenland with 15,000 people, will be our spot to live the life of the Greenlandic.


Nuuk, Greenland - Flickr: piitaaraq

We will explore buildings as old as two centuries at Qaqortoq.


Qaqortoq, Greenland - Wikipedia

Hopefully we can catch some glimpses of polar bears and musk ox in Nanortalik.


Nanortalik, Greenland - Flickr: groenlandia2007

If you have ever been to Iceland or Greenland, please recommend some other things we could do if we were to win this grateful adventure!



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