Life at Roxoa isn’t all work and no play, in fact we love a good social here! After another successful year (and a hectic festive sales period) we decided to take it to the next level and treated our hard-working team to an all expenses paid trip to Iceland.
After hopping on a flight to Reykjavik, we settled into a luxe villa, complete with its own outdoor hot tub, floor to ceiling windows and sleek decor. As our base for the long weekend we loved getting the chance to socialise and catch up as a team outside of the office – we even braved the hot tub in a blizzard!
During the trip we saw everything from stunning frozen waterfalls, the famous geysers and the breathtaking snowy backdrop of the Icelandic countryside which turned out to be the perfect spot for a cheeky snowball fight!
As well as doing some sightseeing, we also had chance to try some amazing local delicacies including delicious fish and lamb dishes. While we won’t miss the smell of fermented shark anytime soon, we also enjoyed some amazing lobster sushi.
Unfortunately we didn’t get chance to catch the Northern Lights, but we hit Reykjavik to explore the nightlife. The local vodka was a crowd pleaser, if only the hangover that followed was quite as enjoyable.. The girls even showed their true North East spirit, rocking dresses and skirts in -2C!
As a close-knit team it was the perfect chance to spend some quality time together while sharing a once in a lifetime opportunity. We truly believe work should be healthy, fun and sociable and this latest trip was one of the many rewards that our dedicated team has earned.
Keep an eye out on the blog for more of our adventures and regular social activities. Check out our past blog post on the best staff socials in Newcastle for inspiration a little bit closer to home.