In the first podcast episode of Edge of Comfort I talk with my long time friend, Lars Feste (@lars_feste / IG), about his experience in Iceland. Lars and I have been friends since grade school and lived a few blocks away from each other most of our lives. We traveled together to countless summer camps, ski trips, family vacations, and even church choir tours during high school. Yes, I was in church choir…
Although our younger travels were in the United States, we’ve both branched out and traveled internationally since. During the summer of 2016, Lars went to Europe for a month to visit Austria, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Montenegro, Netherlands, and Spain.
Lars’s most recent travels include a 9-day trip to Iceland with his girlfriend, Alyson. After spending a few days in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík, they set out to explore other parts of the country in their rental stick-shift car.
In our conversation, we discuss:
- Lars’s decision to rent a stick-shift car despite not really knowing how to drive one
- Seeing the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) and factors for visibility
- Iceland’s incredible and diverse natural landscape
- The authentic feel of Iceland’s culture despite a recent tourism boom
- Why you don’t always need an explanation and the power of saying “No”
- And much, much more
Listen to the Podcast introduction here.
More Iceland Photos From Lars: