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 riding culture in Iceland. America2Iceland was founded with the goal to correct this by teaching people about the Icelandic horse, along with the history, breeding and horse culture of Iceland. By preparing people with riding lessons, breeding farm tours, home cooked meals and an appreciation of this uniquely wonderful animal, A2I sought to give every client a positive experience that they would never forget.
All these years later, it is clear that the original goal was met and exceeded in ways that could never have been predicted. That success has helped to change horse tourism industry in Iceland for the better. As the industry has changed, so have the circumstances of the original 3 founders. These changes have led us to the bittersweet decision to dissolve America2Iceland.
A2I has always been a very personal endeavor and we always felt that each of our clients also became our friends. So we wish to express out deepest gratitude to all of the friends who have made us a success over the years. We hope we helped each of you to become a lifelong fan of Iceland and the Icelandic horse.
Takk Fyrir Síðast and Happy trails from Guðmar, Rebecca and Joe!