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Veronika Turskytė


I fell in love with traveling totally unintentionally. But once you sit in that plane and fasten your seatbelt, there is no way back. I have visited most of European countries by the age of 24. Spent most of my time in the Nordics. Something about this rough and unpredictable weather makes you appreciate every moment of good and get creative with a bad. If I can I always choose to drive around the places, since you can see so much more while driving and discover some hidden gems. And from my point of view, trips should be way more about experiencing the culture, than just taking that one great picture, but of course ideal if you could do both!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I love hiking and exploring my surroundings. From nature to cities, from rivers to lakes and seas. I like to experience as much as possible when I travel, hence my list of to-do's usually is quite long!"

How did you get involved in travel?

"Back in 2018 had a fantastic friend who suggested going to Thailand. Ever since I can't stop traveling, I always have at least one planned trip. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"The Faroe Islands were one of my favorite trips. the views you get after doing some hikes are breathtaking. It's so wild and beautiful! Some old little villages have locals baking waffles and serving them with a hot cup of tea or coffee. What could be better after a challenging hike?"

Colorful sunset on Reynisfjara black sand beach, Iceland
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Giant volcano Askja offers a view at two crater lakes: smaller Viti and larger Öskjuvatn
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Favorite experiences

Reindeer Safari in East Iceland

East Iceland is home to the country's only herd of wild reindeer. The species was imported to Iceland in the 18th  century, but they currently only reside in the eastern stretches. Starting from the town of Eglisstadir, you can enjoy a unique excursion that allows you to see the wild reindeer in...

Whales of Iceland Museum in Reykjavik

Enjoy visiting the Whales of Iceland Museum in Reykjavik. It features an exhibition with 23 artificial life-size models of the various whale species found in Icelandic waters throughout its natural history. You'll view an 82-foot-long (25-m) blue whale, a full-size sperm whale, the critically...

Snorkel in the Silfra Fissure

Immerse yourself in the clearest water in the world and float between two continents in the famous Silfra Fissure, a truly unforgettable experience. Silfra is a fissure created by the separation of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates cutting through Iceland. The snorkeling area is...

Reindeer Feeding & Northern Lights Experience near Tromsø

This cultural experience takes you on a quest to find the Northern Lights while feeding a herd of reindeer at a traditional lavvo hut. You'll have plenty of time to interact with the animals, feed them, pet them, and take photos. In addition, your guide will share the Sámi people's stories,...

Explore Oslo's Hidden Gems

Oslo, the capital of Norway, is a city of endless possibilities. Located between the water and evergreen forests, it takes a mere 30 minutes to travel from one end to the other by metro. It's a metropolis known for its rich history and museums, some of which celebrate the macabre works of the...

South Highlands Helicopter Tour

See Iceland from a completely different perspective by flying above the county's serene, diverse, and breathtaking landscape. This half-day journey brings you the ultimate sample of Iceland's natural and cultural highlights. From stunning glaciers, volcanoes, and waterfalls to marvels of human...