White deserts, unicorns in training, precise architecture. Photographer Benjamin Ngooi knew what he was doing when he chose to propose to his girlfriend in Iceland. Don't miss his incredible photos in the slideshow.
ICELAND – Next destination: the land of ethereal lights, unicorns, and surreal white deserts. A gang of close mates from Australia made the flight to my side of the world, and we decided Iceland would be an ideal location for chill times.
It was one of the greatest experiences of my life — the landscapes, the people, and the key moments in my history.
In my last Fathom dispatch from Spain, I mentioned a very special moment had happened. In response to Beyoncé, I liked it, so I put a ring on it. I asked my girlfriend Deb to marry me, to spend her life with mine and live through all the wonder of the world together.
I proposed with my mother's ring, which my friend Clement cautiously carried from Australia. He also took the winning photo of us in the slideshow.
Iceland will forever be a frozen magical moment in my life. The people were friendly and funny, the architecture was clean and exquisite, and the land was mind-blowing in all directions. Time to book another trip in the summer.
PLAN YOUR TRIP
We used Extreme Iceland for all our tours. I definitely recommend them if you plan on tackling the harsh winter conditions.
WHERE TO STAY
Grettisborg apartments fit four people per apartment. It's very clean, well equipped, and walking distance to the city center of Reykjavík. It was most comfortable stepping back home after a day out in the chilling winds.
WHERE TO EAT
Do yourself the biggest food favor and check out Dill in Reykjavík. Incredible produce of the land which blew my tastebuds away — aromas and flavours that I've never experienced before. Unfortunately, I was too busy eating to take any photos.
We also had amazing hot dogs from Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur.