Kelty draws Adventure Sweepstakes 2008, Destination: Iceland winner

Chantelle Deaust and a friend will spend four days and three night exploring Iceland thanks to Kelty, Icelandair, Vasque Footwear, Climashield, and Alaska Mountain Guides
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Ancient glaciers, geothermal pools and active volcanoes await Chantelle Deaust, the grand prize winner of Kelty's Adventure Sweepstakes 2008, Destination: Iceland trip giveaway.

Selected from over 25,000 entries, Chantelle and a friend will fly to Reykjavik, Iceland courtesy of Icelandair. Once there, the two will be treated to three nights at the Icelandair hotel, a glacier hike with Reykjavik Excursions and a geothermal soak at the Blue Lagoon spa. International guide service Alaska Mountain Guides will be on hand to facilitate the trip.

“When I found out I'd won, I could barely believe my luck,” said Chantelle. “This will be my first adventure outside of central Canada, and I'm really excited. Iceland will be very different from this part of Canada and I'm really looking forward to the trip.”

A key component to any adventure is having the right gear, so Kelty and Vasque will make sure Chantelle and her friend are properly outfitted with some of the latest outdoor equipment. Kelty will supply Ouray tents, Span backpacks, Light Year XP sleeping bags, and Axle rolling duffel bags, while Vasque will offer Velocity VST trail running shoes and Zephyr II backpacking boots.

Located just below the Arctic Circle in the Northern Atlantic, Iceland is a hot spot of geologic activity with numerous active geysers and volcanoes. Several glaciers cover Iceland's central highlands and the northern lights are a common sight in the winter. Iceland's capitol, Reykjavik, is well known for its contemporary culture, with scores of restaurants and a thriving music scene.

Based on the success of this program and the overwhelming response from contestants, Kelty plans to offer a similar prize give away to a very different, very exotic location in 2009. Stay tuned for more details and your chance to win.

KELTY is based in Boulder, Colorado, and uses the natural backdrop of the Rocky Mountains to test, create and continually innovate within their diverse outdoor product families of Backcountry, Trail, Basecamp, KIDS and Travel. Kelty combines the best in new technology with a healthy dose of common sense to create exceptionally well made, affordably priced outdoor products. For more information on Kelty, please go to, or call 800.423.2320.

ICELANDAIR is an international service company, dedicated to providing quality services and the highest level of respect for its customers and employees. Icelandair currently offers flights from seven North American gateways in the US and Canada. Reykjavik serves as the airline's hub in Iceland, with easy year-round connections to destinations all over Europe.

For more information or to book, please call (877) I-FLY-ICE or visit Icelandair headquarters for The Americas have been located in Columbia, Maryland, since 1994.

Climashield® produces lightweight thermal insulation for sleeping bags, outerwear, hats, gloves and footwear. The company also manufactures insulation for home and hospitality products and for theUnited States military. Climashield® has over 25 years of supplying continuous filament insulation to customers worldwide and is noted for providing the most compressible, warmest, softest, most durable, water resistant and hypoallergenic insulation products in the market. Climashield® has introduced 5 new products over the past 2 years and is a lead innovator in the lightweight insulation industry.