Icelandic Horses And Where To See Them

Icelandic Horses And Where To See Them

Along with Vikings and fermented shark, one of the most well-recognised icons of Iceland is its tiny horses. As you drive around the country you’ll see beautiful Icelandic horses in the fields all along the side of the road.  In fact there are an estimated 100,000 Icelandic horses in Iceland, …
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Iceland’s falls and springs

Iceland’s falls and springs

Iceland is famous for being, well… icy.  Clue’s in the title, after all!  Snow-capped mountains, frozen lakes, whirling blizzards, ancient glaciers… when it comes to the white stuff, Iceland’s got it covered.  Literally! But when all that H2O isn’t busy being frozen, Iceland has two other …
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Sneaker Waves and Black Sand Beaches in Iceland

Sneaker Waves and Black Sand Beaches in Iceland

It might not come as much of a surprise to learn that Iceland was one of the last places in Europe to be inhabited by humans.   Early settlers would have had to navigate the treacherous North Atlantic Ocean in little wooden boats, and many would have died or given up …
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How To Take Great Photos Of The Northern Lights

How To Take Great Photos Of The Northern Lights

Viewing the Northern Lights is on many people’s bucket lists.  To be honest, it wasn’t really on mine. I certainly wouldn’t have made a special trip to Iceland just to see them, that’s for sure.  But since I was there for work anyway, and had the …
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A Hike on the Svínafellsjökull Glacier, Iceland

A Hike on the Svínafellsjökull Glacier, Iceland

This is the Svínafellsjökull glacier in Iceland.  Have fun trying to pronounce that!  In Icelandic, ‘ll’ is pronounced something like tl, with a flattened tongue and a click in the back of the throat.  So I guess you’d say ‘SVEEN-a-FETLS-yok-utl.  Or just start confidently with ‘Sveen’ and …
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