...that Icelandic Horses have five gaits!!
Most horse breeds in the world move around in walk, trot or gallop, butIcelandic horses have two more gaits: the Pace, in which the legs are moved very fast in lateral pairs, and the Tölt, where the legs are moved in a four beat rhythm, resulting in a very comfortable gait for the rider. Thus, competitions for Icelandic horses include things such as Pace- Races, Tölt- Events and Five- or- Four- Gait tests.
Be Inspired By Iceland
Whether you're traveling for relaxation or stimulation for the mind, body or tastebuds, arrive in Iceland and you,re immediately on an adventure.
Iceland entertains day and night, year-round. It's an extraordinary blend of scenic wonders and quirky characteristics created by a unique and highly creative culture, the personality of it's people and a virtuoso performance by Mother Nature.
Every season brings a new dimension. Spring wakens the country's inherent freshness, while in summer Iceland becomes a land of Midnight Sun, where daylight and the action barely wane.
The autumn skyscapes produce yet more colors, drawing photographers from all over the world to record the spectacle of the annual horse and sheep roundup and locals foraging for wild berries and herbs. In winter, try cross country skiing or experience the phenomena of the Northern lights.
Visit us and we would make you experience this unravelled choice and the warmth of a people who delight in sharing their country with discoverers like you.
Icelanders are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. They love a good time, have great senses of humor and if there is a party to be had, they are the best ones to throw it. They are a people of acceptance, and that is so refreshing.
...that there are Thirteen Yuletide Lads in Iceland!! They are dressed in woolens with natural sheep colors, and they live in the mountains. 13 days before Christmas, the first one arrives in inhabited areas, and after that one after another shows up, each on his own day. They tease people, by stealing candles or meat, peeping through windows or slamming doors. Their names are derived from their pranks. After Christmas, they return, one each day, to the mountains again.
...that Iceland's oldest songbook, Grallarinn, dates from 1594? It is still being used today, and it is as popular as ever. Most Icelanders love to sing, and there are lot of choirs throughout the country, both amateur and professional. And when people get together, you can expect them to burst into song at any time!!
Did you know ?
...that there is a website about Icelanders' family trees, where people can trace their ancestry? Icelanders can find ancestors there from many centuries back, and it is not at all uncommon for people to find out they are distant descendants from one of the first settlers in the 9th century. Also, you could find out that your neighbor is actually your cousin three times remote!!!
Day 4: Golden Circle
We begin the morning to drive Friðheimar tomato greenhouse and horse farm and then enjoy a spectacular horse show, showing the different gaits of the Icelandic horse. After the show, we continue to Gullfoss waterfall, one of Iceland’s most impressive waterfalls. We drive to Geysir geothermal area for lunch. At Geysir geothermal area you’ll see the famous great Geysir and the hot spring Strokkur spouting every few minutes. We continue further on to Þingvellir national park, a UNESCO heritage site and a place of tremendous interest.
Did you know ?
...that situated on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Iceland is a hot spot of volcanic and geothermal activity: 30 post- glacial volcanoes have erupted in therapist two centuries, and natural hot water supplies much of the population with cheap, pollution free heating. Rivers, too, are harnessed to provide inexpensive hydroelectric power.
...that Iceland is alone among Scandinavian countries in retaining the Old Norse system of patronymics as opposed to surnames. If a man named Einar has a son named Jón, the son's name is Jón Einarsson. If Einar has a daughter named Ásta, her name is Ásta Einarsdóttir. Women do not change names when they marry, so if a married couple has a son and a daughter, every family member has a different last name. Children are often named after their grandparents, further adding to the confusion. The upside is that when you speak to Icelanders, you always know which form of address to use. Icelanders all call each other by first name, no matter what their social relations. Even the country's single, slender phone book is alphabetized by first name.
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Day 6: Departure
Private airport transfer from your accommodation to Keflavik International Airport.
Day 3: Skaftafell – Jökulsárlón - Höfn
Will start the day by crossing the enormous Eldhraun lava field formed by mighty glacial rivers. At Skaftafell you enjoy a hike to Svartifoss waterfell in Vatnajökull National Park.
We proceed to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon & enjoy a boat tour on the Glacial Lagoon where huge icebergs, float and grind together in the still, deep waters of the lagoon.This is the location of many major films, such as James Bond – Die another Day; this is a cool place for all who come to Iceland.
Day 2: South Shore
We begin by driving towards Gluggafoss waterfall. We drive to the gorgeous Seljalandsfoss waterfall, were you can walk behind it to the other side. Then we continue to Skogafoss waterfall. We go to the epic plane wreck on the black sand beach. Now we continue to a nature reserve of puffins nest during the summer. At Reynisfjara beach, nature has built these remarkable columnar of basalt. Fun to climb in and enjoy the nature!
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Day 1: Arrival via Blue Lagoon
Meet and greet at the arrival hall at Keflavik International Airport. Your guide will welcome you to Iceland and escort you to your private coach. The Lagoon is a unique formation; a lagoon with pleasantly warm mineral-rich geothermal water in a middle of a black lava field. The high natural levels of silica and minerals give the Lagoon its rich blue colour. After the Blue Lagoon we drive to your accommodation in Reykjavík.
Day 5: City Tour and Whale safari
After City tour and lunch, we start our voyage to watch Whales in the midst of Ocean.