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Emanuela Grieco

I am an Italian based in Isafjordur, in the Westfjords region of Iceland.
Traveling has been my passion since I was young, being always fascinated by other cultures and people. I studied Scandinavian languages and cultures at the university in Rome and started travel the world when I was 22. I never stopped since then.
So far, I have been traveling the world for 14 years across more than 100 countries and lived in 12 different ones. And counting....
I went back to Italy last winter to get a degree as a Travel Designer and now here I am, on this amazing new adventure in Isafjördur with Wild Westfjords and Travel the Arctic.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

""I specialize in customized holidays across Iceland and Greenland. Having lived in both countries allows me to have a deeper insight about experiences not to miss when visiting these stunning countries."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I am a globetrotter at heart, who loves slower paced travels, experiencing and taking my time to get absorbed by new cultures and people.
I mostly travel alone. My first solo trip was in 2003 when I discovered the beauty of exploring and discovering the world and simply never managed to stop since then. Traveling for me is not only a life style but it is my life in general. I simply can´t stay still in one place...and who would, when there is the entire world to be discovered out there?"

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"My most beautiful travel experience has been being part of "Viking Across Africa", the first overland expedition ever to go from Iceland to South Africa.
Together with other 16 adventurers, back in 2013 I traveled for seven months across 23 countries, for 22000 miles, on an old war truck, experiencing some of the most remote places and people in the world. The experience of a lifetime."

Featured trips & expertise

An endless view over Iceland's east coast
A Week in Iceland: 4 Unique Road Trips Filled with Highlights & Hidden Gems

With 7-9 days in Iceland, we recommend you hit the road and explore the incredible wonders further afield from Reykjavik. We’ve put together these unique one week Iceland itineraries which let you explore a variety of landscapes: volcanoes and lava fields, green pastures and farmlands, scenic vistas above fjords, beaches of every color, glaciers and ice caves, and the rugged interior. Here are our recommended drives, an option for all travelers and seasons.

Iceland Off The Beaten Path: A 10-day Escape to the West and North

This example driving itinerary is great for the summer when the crowds of the south coast and golden circle area are at their peak and accommodation can be hard to find. Instead, escape to the more remote areas of the country to experience some of the best that Iceland has to offer, with few other people to share it with.

2-Week Ring Road Self-Drive Itinerary: Highlights of Iceland and the Remote Westfjords

With 2 weeks in Iceland, you can complete the entire ring road and add some great detours. This grand tour will take you to all the best places giving you plenty of time to hike, explore, and soak it all in. This 14-day itinerary covers all the major regions except the highlands, which you can see with a couple more days or by spending less time in some of the areas below.