Our Surprise Stopover winning nominations
Married at Thingvellir, Iceland
I'm nominating my husband Stephen because I'd love to surprise him with the gift of a return trip to Iceland for our wedding anniversary. We were married at Thingvellir National Park before moving from the United States to the UK!
Distracted by Iceland
I'm nominating my boyfriend who fell in love with Iceland when he was supposed to be working and taking photographs for a fashion story. The model and the entire photo shoot team were ready and waiting, but my boyfriend had gone missing. They found him soon enough though, wandering over the glaciers, taking photos of the landscape and completely ignoring the beautiful half-naked woman he was meant to be taking photographs of! Back in England he's now looking after his two kids, ages 3 and 5, who both can't wait until they're old enough to go to Iceland with their Dad. He works so hard for them and deserves a surprise stopover in Iceland. He looks good on camera too ... he's got the Icelandic beard!
Following in the footsteps of Nonni & Manni
I would like to nominate my brother who wants to travel to the US along with an Icelandair Stopover in Iceland. Since I read Icelandic children's author Jón Sveinsson's 'Nonni & Manni' when I was young, it's been my dream to explore Iceland while horseback riding.
Curious about Iceland
My boyfriend Ebel has always supported me, even when he was living in the Netherlands and I started working in the US as an oceanographer. Now I'd like to support him by nominating him for an Icelandair Surprise Stopover. Over the years he's seen the many photos of Iceland I've taken during one-day visits to Reykjavik, to (dis)embark research vessels, and always wondered about its beauty. He was never able to join me however as these were always just work visits. When he next crosses the North Atlantic to visit me in the US, he deserves to see the beauty of Iceland with his own eyes.
Dreaming about whales
I nominate my 6-year old daughter who dreams about whales all the time. I'd love one day to bring her to Iceland to experience seeing humpbacks and minkes, and this contest to win a Surprise Stopover with Icelandair could be a great opportunity!
Iceland, then on to the Regatta!
I'd like to nominate my father, a super tough man who rudders (both on-site indoor and outdoor), won the European Championship in his age class last year, and turned 80 this past November! He was recently hospitalized for a triple bypass, but is now in great shape and thanks to rehabilitation, has already started again with his rigorous activity schedule! His dream now is to compete in Boston's Head of the Charles Regatta. A stop in Iceland on the way, to hike in the mountains for a view of the beautiful scenery, would be a tremendous opportunity. He is retired though and is unable to afford it, so this Icelandair Surprise Stopover would be a dream for him!