Category Archives: Iceland

We had a great 15 years

Nearly 15 years ago 3 friends came together with an idea to provide education centered riding vacations in Iceland. At that time many people were offering treks or short rides, but many American tourists were having disappointing experiences. Little to no riding guidance was provided and many left with misconceptions about the horses and the […]

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Horse Trekking in Iceland 101

For several years I’ve been fortunate enough to ride on treks in Iceland every summer. There is nothing more satisfying than getting through a day being so close to nature, riding amazing horses, traveling with friends, and coming back to a home-cooked Icelandic meal. I am privileged to see the most breathtaking scenery I have […]

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Sagas & Vikings Tour

by Nancy Marie Brown Iceland is the hot place to go these days (pun intended). Every week, it seems, I hear from someone who just “did” the land of fire and ice. Well, I’ve got news for you. You can’t “do” Iceland in one trip. I’ve been going to Iceland since 1986–and the place isn’t […]

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Riding the Long Beaches of Iceland

by Nancy Marie Brown Along the west coast of Iceland, beneath the great glacier Snaefellsjokull, is a magical riding trail uncovered only at low tide. This route, across the Longufjorur or “Long Beaches,” has been in use by horsemen and women since the Saga Age. Before roads were bulldozed through the Eldborg lava fields in […]

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Educate & Rejuvenate, July 2015

The six riders and two auditors on this trip enjoyed one of the best weeks of weather I’ve ever seen in my 30 years of traveling in Iceland. Warm, bright, windless sunny days and clear (sunny) nights, with the glaciers sparkling in the distance to both east and west. We were running out of clean […]

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Song of the Vikings 2015

The weather continued bright and sunny for America2Iceland’s third “Song of the Vikings” tour based at Stadarhus, this year with optional horseback riding. Strangely, six of our eight attendees opted in, and we ended up scheduling riding lessons and trail rides with Linda every day at 10 and 11 in the morning. Everyone had a […]

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Safety around horses

Icelandic horses are very friendly and much less dangerous to be around than horses of other breeds, but that doesn’t mean they are harmless. Here are eight important safety tips: 1. When approaching loose horses in a field, make sure they see you. Don’t shout or wave things at them, just talk to them and wait until they see […]

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Safely Exploring Nature in Iceland

Iceland is dangerous. The weather changes quickly and dramatically, the terrain is difficult to walk through, and there are very few warning signs. Whenever you go out for a walk, no matter how far you intend to go, be sure someone goes with you or knows where you are going and when you are coming back. Always take: […]

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Exclusive Screening

America2Iceland is proud to present an exclusive screening of the documentary film Herd In Iceland at the annual Kentucky Icelandic Horse Show on Oct 12th in Louisville, KY. The film is a documentary about the annual round-up of the Icelandic horse. It was filmed from land and air, foot and hoof across the vast Icelandic […]

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A great season!!

Our 2013 summer season has finished with our final trip, Bootcamp 1. It’s always bittersweet to leave Iceland, and especially the amazing horses that give us all their heart and take us through these amazing landscapes. Our bootcamp trip consisted of some really great memories, heart-stopping moments, great riders, and long-lasting friendships.  

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