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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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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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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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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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2015 is almost here!

A2I is now a full partnership between Gudmar and Rebecca. Joe will stay on as an employee, but has given his portion of the partnership to Rebecca. This increased ownership position will allow Rebecca to focus even more time and energy on continuing to raise the bar for the quality of A2I! Gudmar is now […]

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Meet Gudmar Petursson

Gudmar Petursson was featured on Kentucky Life, a public television network. Here he profiles the Icelandic horse. A really great informational video about the history of this breed, about the unique qualities of the breed, about Iceland, and about Gudmar’s career. Enjoy the YouTube video and see some images taken on some of our trips! […]

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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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Counting Sheep

We had an amazing time last fall on our Sheep Round Up in September. Only 2 days of rain total. We are still going through our helmet-cam footage to share with you. Hours and hours of untouched terrain. Both our horses and guides were absolutely incredible. Fall is certainly a good time to travel to […]

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