Traveler Tuesday – Jón of Stuck in Iceland

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I think there is a lot that people don’t know about Iceland. Thankfully there is Jón of Stuck in Iceland who along with his blog partner Fjalar, bring Iceland to us. I am always saying there many flavors of travel bloggers out there and while Jón does definitely get out there and explore the world (as you will see in the interview below) he also writes about the local region which I think is so important. I am saying that you don’t have to go across the globe to travel and Stuck in Iceland is a perfect example of that!

Let’s Meet Jón!

Travel-blogger Jón of Stuck in Iceland

[1] When and how did you become a traveler?

I am actually not a professional traveler in any sense of the world, truth be told I work too much and I don´t get around as much as I should. But I have always had a thing for getting away and exploring.

[2] What is travel to you in 10 words or less?

Getting away from the grind and gaining a story.

[3] What is your favorite mode of transportation and why?

River rafting down a raging river is my favourite. Did that for 8 days back in 2012 when I rafted the Sun Kosi River in Nepal. Hope to do that again someday 🙂 {Video from the trip.} I also love the near meditation state of hiking across a glacier. It was near nirvana when I hiked to the Hrutfjallstindar peaks on the Vatnajokull glacier back in 2010 – see Scaling the Majestic Icelandic Peaks of Vatnajokull.

Travel-blogger Jón of Stuck in Iceland Rafting the Sun Kosi

[4] What do you typically do while traveling by plane?

Read, listen to a podcast or an audiobook or TV episode. If possible I try to catch whatever view on offer.

[5] What is your favorite travel memory involving food?

I have two actually. In 2013, I hiked across the mountain range above the Icelandic town of Akureyri. It was an insane 26 hours of climbing up and down 24 rugged ice-covered mountain peaks. See Extreme Climbing and Hiking in North of Iceland.

On the way, I was fueled with delicious salmon sandwiches made by my mother. Man those were needed and delicious! In 2012 I was an 8-day rafting trip down the Sun Kosi river. The guides made us delicious three meals a day on the riverbank in the middle of nowhere every day. When one of the guides had a birthday we all chipped in to buy a pig. It was a giant barbecue and a royal feast.

Travel-blogger Jón of Stuck in Iceland Hiking above Akureyri

[6] What is one blogging tip or lesson that you have learned along the way that you can share with my readers?

Share your content on Google+ communities. This can earn you pluses that help your content to reach higher in search results. Also, have fun and make friends!

[7] Where to next?

Berlin with my wife.

Thanks Jón!

You can keep up with Jón on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn or his blog Stuck in Iceland. Wherever you catch him, I am sure you will enjoy his adventures!

How about you? What would you like to know about Jón?

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Traveler Tuesday Travel Blogger Interview with Jon of Stuck in Iceland

23 Comments

  1. Veronica Lee
    December 9, 2014

    Thanks for bringing Iceland to us! Gonna check out Jon’s blog for sure.

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  2. Julie @ Artwork by JM
    December 9, 2014

    Oh my gosh, I don’t think I could ever make it in Iceland. haha! I’m such a sissy about the cold. I do love a good hike/adventure tho. I will check out his blog, for sure. It sounds very interesting.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      December 13, 2014

      @Julie, I don’t think it is cold all year round, you can catch warm days.

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  3. Jon Thorsteinsson
    December 9, 2014

    Thank you so much for your kind words. Much appreciated 🙂

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  4. Mish L.
    December 9, 2014

    🙂 Travel when you can because time goes by fast. Someday I’ll travel the world. My lifetime goal<3 It must be really fun going to Iceland, never been there. But I bet the nature is wonderful

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    1. Andi Fisher
      December 13, 2014

      @Mish, yes, seize every moment!

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  5. Tamara @ We3Travel
    December 9, 2014

    We are contemplating a trip to Iceland in 2015 so I am happy to have found Jon’s blog. Thanks for the introduction! I’m looking forward to following along and learning more about where we might want to go in Iceland too.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      December 13, 2014

      @Tamara, I am headed there as well and can’t wait!

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  6. anna
    December 9, 2014

    i’m jealous of people that live in interesting places

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    1. Andi Fisher
      December 13, 2014

      @Anna, where do you live?

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  7. Cynthia/what a girl eats
    December 9, 2014

    That white water rafting sounds fun, especially the pig roast at the end of the trip! I need to add Iceland to my bucket list!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      December 13, 2014

      @Cynthia, I’ll just take the pig, although I did river raft up in Sacramento and it was fun!

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  8. Loved reading about Jon! Must say I wouldn’t be joining him in the mountain climb he described in Iceland! I’m freezing when it’s below 70! However, mountain climbing aside, I do want to visit Iceland!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      December 13, 2014

      @Christina, I am not a mountain climber but the scenery is so beautiful.

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  9. Ash L.
    December 9, 2014

    Thanks for the interview and about Iceland.

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  10. mai tran
    December 10, 2014

    Iceland has always been in my wishlist. It’s rare to see/hear people talk about Iceland. Surprisingly, US made a movie called “The secret life of Walter Mitty” featuring Iceland in it. First, I thought the movie was a bit boring until Greenland and Iceland came to the picture. Gorgeous places to be on earth!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      December 13, 2014

      @Mai, I saw that movie and loved it (it was actually a remake of another film). I will be in Norway, Greenland and Iceland next year and I can’t wait!

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  11. Colleen Brynn
    December 10, 2014

    River rafting! That’s a new one. I think most people say train. Haha, love this!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      December 13, 2014

      @Colleen, I know everyone loves the train!

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  12. nickie
    December 12, 2014

    This looks like a beautiful place. I love the river rafting!

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  13. CD
    December 14, 2014

    I would love to visit Iceland some day.

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  14. Michele Shearer
    December 15, 2014

    I have to say that Iceland looks like so much fun and I hope some day I can visit.

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  15. Jackie Jernigan
    December 16, 2014

    I have friends for Mississippi who have been in Iceland visiting their family and friends for the last two weeks. This brings it all into perspective. And, Thanks so much for helping sponsor this $750 giveaway right her at Christmas. A wonderful chance to help someone out for us all!

    Reply

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