Guest Book

Sabrina Drigo

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Shan I just love this :) I so wish Ty and I could join you both on this amazing adventure! It looks like it is going to be magical :) I just read about your proposal and got giddy for you. You both deserve the time of your lives followed by a lifetime of love, great memories and an abundance of laughter and fun times together. So excited for you!!!! It will be here in a blink of an eye! Xo

Alice & Dan Sirard

Sunday, March 19, 2017

We are so excited to share your Fire & Ice Wedding Adventure. You have done a wonderful job on the website to keep all of us informed of the tours & plans as details are confirmed. Can't wait for August...let the games begin!

Ivan, Jenna and Annikka

Friday, March 10, 2017

We're over the moon excited to be able to join you guys on this trip! A first for all three of us, and if you haven't heard it enough yet - Congratulations! : )

Alison Kehler & Chris Wilson

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

So excited to be able to spend your special day with you! Really looking forward to catching up with you as well :)

Alice & Dan Sirard

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Matt & Shannon...looking forward to sharing your exciting wedding adventure. Will try to make this happen!!!

Dorothy -Alf McDougall

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

We are sure getting excited to be able to go .Love you guys

Stefan Samson

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Congratulations! Love you guys!

Stefan Samson

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Congratulations! ! Love you guys! ! Wooooohooo!!!

Lois Third

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Wow! Amazing website. I would love to be part of this adventure, along with my Sudbury friends.

Brenda Payne

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Beautiful "website" for a beautiful couple! A great way to keep us all updated ! ❤️

Pamela Perri

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Just beautiful, we can't wait until the big day. We love you both very much.

OXOX

Sherry McDougall

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

I am proud and honoured to be part of this adventure. Love you both very much!!

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Practical Information about Iceland!

Clothing & What to Wear

When travelling in Iceland we recommend layers!

  • lightweight woollens
  • a sweater or warm fleece
  • a rainproof coat (and trousers if you have them)
  • Walking shoes or hiking boots are great
  • hat, scarf and mittens (especially in autumn and winter)
  • And always bring a bathing suit, whatever time of the year you visit. A favourite pastime is year-round outdoor swimming in countless geothermally heated pools and lagoons, with a typical temperature of 25-28°C
  • Make sure you check the weather forecast frequently as the weather is known to change suddenly.

    Weather

    Thanks to the Gulf Stream, Iceland isn’t as cold as it sounds. Temperatures are moderate year-round. Average July temperatures are around 11°C in Reykjavík - the north and east are often the warmest parts in the summer. Snow is not the norm and only settles intermittently in Reykjavík but tends to stay longer in the north.

    In the summer, light clothing is often all you need - but always be prepared for both cold and wet weather at all times of the year. The weather can be extremely changeable. Icelanders often say, "If you don't like the weather, just wait 15 minutes." Here you can find out the average weather when you’re visiting.

    Cell Phones

    You can buy a sim card on the Icelandic airplanes, at the airport, downtown in 10/11 supermarket or in Macland on Laugavegur. You can also head to Kringlan shopping mall and there you will have more options.

    Sunrise & Sunset

    The Icelandic days range between super short and super long, summer visitors who arrive to a bright midnight sky and ask when it gets dark in Iceland are sometimes told "in the middle of August."

    The sun barely sets in the summer in Reykjavík and it’s light round-the-clock in the north at the peak of summer. In mid-winter, expect only about four to five hours a day of daylight. Spring and autumn daylight hours are more or less "normal". Check it out here!

    Where Can I Change Money?

    All banks exchange currency. Online currency converter is available. The banks in Reykjavík are usually closed during weekend. You can also change money at the Tourist information in Aðalstræti 2, in the city center, as well as in some hotels. It’s highly doubtful you’ll be anywhere that doesn’t accept international credit cards. Visa and Mastercard are pretty much accepted everywhere, and most vendors accept Amex. If you want to stay on the safe side and bring some cash then I suggest Icelandic Krona. You won’t often be able to get those outside Iceland so I suggest you visit a bank at the airport after you land in Iceland.

    Where can I get my tax-free back?

    You can get your tax-free back at Keflavík airport, which is open during departing flights, from 5:30 every morning. If you have tax-refund for an item for less than 5.000 ISK you do not have to show the item, only the receipt. If the tax-refund is more than 5.000 ISK per item, you can not check in that item and need to show it in the tax-refund office after check in.

    Road Conditions & Safe Driving in Iceland

    The Icelandic Road Administration (ICERA) presents a subset of the Icelandic web pages, in English. The information presented is primarily about road condition, weather and such basic information that can assist the foreign traveller in Iceland. Road condition information is entered in the morning and updated as needed during the day. Weather information is in most cases updated 1-2 times every hour around the clock. "Road conditions and weather"

    For all its beauty, our country is not entirely harmless. If you plan on exploring Icelandic nature, be on the safe side and have a look at safetravel.is and learn more about How to drive in Iceland. It might be good to learn how to drive with Elfis :)

    During the summer, please be careful driving in the countryside as the sheep's walk freely in Iceland between May and early September each year. Driving off-road in Iceland is illegal and there is a big fine for that sort of activity and causes a big scar on the environment. So please respect nature, drive on marked roads and safe some money.

    Prices

    Here you can check out average prices in Iceland

    Wifi

    Icelanders are crazy for free wifi. There is free wifi almost everywhere you go in Reykjavik and in many many places in the country, you will most likely not see any signs advertising that, but that‘s only because we just assume everybody knows about it. If you can‘t find it on your gadget, just ask

    Electricity

    Before you pack your curling iron, sleeping light, boombox and other necessities make sure you have the right plug or an adaptor. Iceland has 220 voltage, 50 HZ AC, and standard European (german type) plugs

    Tipping

    Service and VAT are invariably included in prices in Iceland and tipping is not required. However, if you are very pleased with the service provided, Icelanders are not offended if they are offered a tip… they love it actually.

    Disability / Accessible travel

    Visitors with disabilities can make traveling in Iceland fairly easy by planning their vacation in advance and we highly recommend to get assistance from locals. Traveling around the country often involves traversing long distances over rough ground or unpaved paths so make sure to research well before departing. We would say it is necessary to travel with a companion, for although there are many hotels and restaurants accessible to people with disabilities, they do not always provide full assistance. We have a list of our favourite hotels around the island that are accessible and more wheelchair friendly. Larger department stores are generally accessible to wheelchair users. The coastal ferry Baldur is accessible to people with disabilities and so is the ferry Herjólfur. All airlines flying to and from Iceland are equipped to accommodate travelers with disabilities. A few domestic buses equipped for wheelchair users are available for special tours upon request. The taxi company Hreyfill has a few taxis that are specially equipped for wheelchairs and we can help you book. Please let us know if you want us to customize tours and itineraries for you.

    Shopping, Eating, Souvenirs & Pools

    Once you've confirmed we will e-mail you a list of great thermal pools to visit & places to shop and eat! Thanks to our planner Birna!

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    Icelandic Travelers Considerations

    Meet Birna Hronn Bjornsdottir!

    http://www.pinkiceland.is/

    E-Mail: birna@pinkiceland.is
    Travel Agent & Wedding Planner

    We’re working with Birna (e-mail above) from Pink Iceland for our wedding adventure! If you plan on extending your stay in Iceland please get in touch with Birna & her colleagues from Pink Iceland about all your travel and accommodation needs. They have a dedicated team of people organizing self-drives and advising on and booking tours, activities and accommodation. Their service is free and you will not pay more than if you book directly. They have been fabulous to date & if you have concerns please do not hesitate to reach out!

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    Icelandic Travellers: Accommodations

    To Book Accomodations:

    For all accomodations please contact our wedding planner Birna directly at birna@pinkiceland.is who will be happy to assist with any reservations & inquiries!

    Hotel Borealis

    http://hotelborealis.is/

    We will be staying at Hotel Borealis and would love for you to join us!

    Ljósafossskóli hostel

    http://ljosafossskoli.is/

    Ljósafossskóli hostel was recently renovated & is within a 5 minute walk to hotel borealis!

    Ás holiday home

    http://ljosafossskoli.is/as/

    This Ás holiday home is also within a 5 minute walk to hotel borealis & offers great space to enjoy!

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    Secret Lagoon - Hangover Party

    After a fun-filled evening, we’ll head out to enjoy lunch at Efstidalur farm. Followed by a well deserved relaxing adventure at the secret lagoon! The secret lagoon’s natural surroundings and steam rising into the air is truly unique, and also gives you that true Icelandic feeling! There are several geothermal spots and a little Geysir which erupts every 5 minutes, showing off for the guests relaxing in the hot spring. After a few hours of enjoying the relaxing pools we'll grab some homemade ice cream or Bloody Mary cocktails at Friðheimar tomato farm.

    Price per person 16.600 ISK (lunch & cocktail included)

    Kids are half price under the age of 12

    To pay for this tour choose one of the following links:

  • Payment for 1 adult
  • Payment for 2 adults
  • If you are paying for more adults or kids please e-mail Birna at birna@pinkiceland.is who can send you a separate link so it's not a hassle paying via numerous links!

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    Wedding Day Itinerary

    Sunday August 27th, 2017

    16:00pm

    Ceremony to begin at Hotel Borealis - outdoors weather permitting

    16:30pm

    Photos, beer & treats outside - weather permitting

    19:00pm

    Dinner & Reception in the cowhouse & party in the barn!

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    South Shore Tour

    South Shore Tour Description

    Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 9:00 am

    Saturday's adventure on the South Shore Safari will take you through the breadbasket of Iceland on your way to the gems of the south.

    You’ll see the villages and farms of the southern flat lands before we arrive at the mountain ranges.

    In clear weather you can see glaciers and volcanos that have erupted 9 times in the last 50 years, the latest of which was the infamous Eyjafjallajökull eruption of 2010 that stranded millions of travelers all around the world.

    The Reynisfjara beach, with its basalt column cliffs, is a particular favorite of the south. The crashing waves of the open Atlantic break on the black sandy beach of Reynisfjara which is quite picturesque with its mountainous backdrop. We will also stop there for lunch.

    We’ll visit the hidden waterfall Gljúfrabúi, the waterfall you can walk behind Seljalandsfoss and the magnificent Skógafoss. These are amongst the numerous characterful waterfalls that we will see from the road on our drive along the old sea cliffs and if it’s very windy you’ll even see a few of them flow upward.

    We will also be stopping in at the beautiful & authentic Viking Lodge for an amazing dinner before we head on our way home for the night! Thie dinner price is not included in the link below.

    Price per person 14.500 ISK

    Kids are half price under the age of 12

    To pay for this tour choose one of the following links:

  • Payment for 1 adult
  • Payment for 2 adults
  • If you are paying for more adults or kids please e-mail Birna at birna@pinkiceland.is who can send you a separate link so it's not a hassle paying via numerous links!

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    Welcome Dinner

    Welcome Dinner

    Friday, August 25, 2017 - 6:30 pm

    Hotel Borealis

    Thank-you for travelling to the land of fire & ice to share in the fun of our weekend wedding adventure!

    Please join us for a complimentary welcome dinner to celebrate the beginning of our weekend adventure!

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    Golden Circle Tour

    Golden Circle Tour Description

    Friday, August 25, 2017 - 10:00 am

    Your journey will begin or end by treading in the footsteps of the Vikings at Thingvellir National park. You’ll walk through the gorges that are being torn apart as the tectonic plates rip away from each other and if you listen closely, you just might hear the echoes of the Vikings deliberating at this UNESCO world heritage site of the first parliament in the world.

    The renowned Geysir area is not to be missed as you’ll walk the path through boiling ground, but be on your guard as the geyser Strokkur will erupt when you least expect it. Be careful, this place is hot! We'll also stop here for lunch at the Geysir Center where various options are available to enjoy!

    The majestic waterfall Gullfoss is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world. It was so cherished by the locals in the countryside that the local woman Sigríður Tómasdóttir often walked all the way to Reykjavik to try and prevent it from being harnessed for electricity. This was in the early 20th century, before they had built roads in the area.

    Price per person 12.500 ISK

    Kids are half priced under the age of 12

    To pay for this tour choose one of the following links:

  • Payment for 1 adult
  • Payment for 2 adults
  • If you are paying for more adults or kids please e-mail Birna at birna@pinkiceland.is who can send you a separate link so it's not a hassle paying via numerous links :)

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    Iceland Wedding RSVP

    Icelandic Wedding Adventure Weekend!

    Friday, August 25, 2017 - 5:00 pm

    Hotel Borealis

    Together, with our families,

    we request the honour of your presence

    at our wedding adventure

    the weekend of August Twenty-Fifth,

    Two Thousand and Seventeen

    in the Land of Fire & Ice ~ Iceland!

    Please RSVP By February 17th, 2017

    Further details of the weekend wedding adventure can be found throughout this site!

    Our Story

    Our Proposal

    We were in Spain for Lee and Adele’s wedding (so amazing!) and continued on for our long awaited vacation together. We drove along in our rented jeep renegade, blasting the X Ambassadors’ song by the same name over and over. As we entered the town of Cordoba we realized that, although it was a very nice vehicle, navigating the narrow, crowded streets was a highly stressful experience. If we can make it through that, we can make it through anything.

    We checked into our hotel and decided to take a walk around town. While on our walk, we see the Roman bridge of Cordoba, over the Guadalquivir River. We head back to the hotel to shower and change for dinner at the casa pepe de la juderia. We managed to get a table on the rooftop with a view of the tower of Mezquita. I can’t tell you just how amazing the food and wine was, some of the best we had had the entire trip.

    After dessert, the sun was starting to set so we decided to walk off our meal. We find our way back to the bridge and by now the lights all along make the bridge look like it’s glowing. We hold hands and slowly walk across. Halfway back, we stop and Shannon sits up on the edge of the wall. I have my arms around her, not only to keep her from falling but I’m getting out the ring. I tell Shannon how much I love her and that I want to spend forever with her. I asked her to marry me, and of course she said yes!!

    Our Story

    The Bride & Groom

    If we had to tell you one thing about us... it would be that we are truly, so thankful. Thankful for our family & friends who have supported us throughout the years & for all the memories we’ve built that we'll treasure forever. We look forward to the years ahead!

    We're thankful that our friends & family brought us together through random adventures almost 5 years ago! After recovering from a Sudbury Saturday night - we separately headed out to Agnew Lake & found ourselves deep in conversation for hours - Matt even skipped the dance floor (hard to believe we know!). We started dating shortly after & have been having a blast since!

    Together, we've inspired each other, built on our strengths & learned to appreciate our quirks - Matt's input: like how Shannon still struggles to push the toothpaste from the bottom up! We are truly fortunate & look forward to creating a lifetime of memories together, especially with you — our family and friends!

    Welcome

    News & Updates

    Wedding Itinerary & Monday Adventure Update

    Monday, June 5, 2017

    Our Wedding Day Adventure Itinerary has been updated - day starts just after lunch :)

    Itinerary Updates

    Monday, May 15, 2017

    The Friday Golden Circle, Saturday South Shore & Monday Hangover Party Adventures are now available on the wedsite! Links available to pay or contact our planner Birna via e-mail at birna@pinkiceland.is for any additional information.

    Shannon and Matthew launch wedsite!

    Monday, November 28, 2016

    Shannon Clarke and Matthew Knowlan launch their personal wedsite at shannonandmatthew2017.com

    This page will be updated to reflect changes & updates as our adventure approaches!

    Welcome

    Welcome to our Next Adventure!

    We are so grateful to have all of you in our lives. Thank you for your love and support over the years. You mean the world to us and we look forward to celebrating our wedding adventures with you!

    As the adventure gets closer, we would like to keep you informed on our wedding details as well as provide you with helpful information. Please check our website for any updates!

    We hope you enjoy browsing these pages for photos, stories & details of our upcoming plans! And while you are here, please sign the guestbook!

    Here's to the start of our forever...

    Shannon & Matt

    Welcome

    Welcome to our Next Adventure!

    News & Updates

    Our Story

    The Bride & Groom

    Our Proposal

    Our Wedding Adventure

    Iceland Wedding RSVP

    Golden Circle Tour

    Welcome Dinner

    South Shore Tour

    Wedding Day Itinerary

    Secret Lagoon - Hangover Party

    Icelandic Travellers: Accommodations

    Icelandic Travelers Considerations

    Practical Information about Iceland!

    Gallery

    Guest Book

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    Shannon Clarke & Matthew Knowlan

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    Shannon Clarke & Matthew Knowlan

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    Shannon Clarke & Matthew Knowlan

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