This week we get to know Kelly Stijkel, a true adventurer, and mountaineer! Let´s take a peek into Kelly’s Iceland Travel Look-Book.
Who is Kelly?
“Home to me is Zimbabwe in Africa, where I grew up on a farm and then in Harare, the capital city. I studied my undergraduate in Cape Town, South Africa and am currently furthering my master studies in Maastricht, The Netherlands. I’ve always loved traveling and seeing the beauty of this world. When I met Chris in 2015, we both shared a passion for adventure and since then we’ve traveled quite a bit in both Zimbabwe and South Africa, and have visited Mauritius in 2016, and Indonesia and Iceland in 2017! Chris works in Zimbabwe where he and his family are involved in outdoor adventure based team leadership training and tourism (@farandwidezimbabwe @aberfoylelodge) and have just built the highest zip line in the world over Africa’s second highest waterfall, the Mutarazi Falls.”
What is your blog/IG about?
“I would say that my IG is about adventure, nature, and food along the way! I have my private IG account @kellystijkel, a travel IG account @kellyannetravels and a food account @capetownfood. I simply want to inspire people to see different places in this world! I must say that I am very lucky to have an incredible boyfriend who loves photography and videography to capture all these adventures along the way.”
What brings you to Iceland?
“We chose Iceland and booked out flights just two weeks prior to our departure! Iceland has been somewhere I have desperately wanted to visit for the last two years simply because of its natural beauty, and its extremes, like seeing volcanoes and glaciers in the same day. Chris and I are both adventure seekers and love the outdoors, so Iceland fit out ideal trip quite perfectly!”
What are you hoping to get out of your Iceland experience?
“We hoped to see many incredible things in Iceland – the waterfalls, the lava fields, the glaciers and the Northern Lights. We, unfortunately, did not see the Northern Lights, but everything else was so incredible that it was not the end of the world! We’ll just have to visit again and spend longer next time!”
Whats next on the agenda for Kelly?
“What’s next on the list for us? Well everywhere would be ideal, but in 2018, we’re thinking about visiting Canada or New Zealand.”
We at Mountaineers of Iceland thank you for being such a high spirit and a positive person Kelly! It was truly our pleasure to have you joining us on a snowmobile on top of a glacier! And of course, thank you for sharing the Kelly’s Iceland Travel Look-Book
If you want to keep up with Kelly then we recommend you follow her adventure on Instagram.