Iceland in the saddle- discovering Europe

Horses in Iceland

My Iceland trip- on the horse’s back

Time for Europe! This time my transport has 4 legs again. It’s an Icelandic horse and he will take me around this beautiful island. This breed is small, bulky and  adjusted to walk on the ice and snow. It was  brought to Iceland by the Vikings over a thousand years ago. Their special fifth gait, the tölt helps them cover great distances. It’s something between walking and running.

This  land of ice and fire is simply breathtaking. I went to enjoy whales watching in the north and it was worth it. We were on a ship, and this huge creature was swimming around us. Looks like they are rather domesticated, if we could call a big wild fish like that.

My Iceland trip…

Iceland in the summer

Untouched by human Icelandic nature…

I think they enjoy people’s company. During seven days on the horse’s back I was admiring the nature’s beauty. It’s exactly like people say. Even if you see photo- shopped pictures don’t think you will be disappointed when you will finally get there. You won’t. I was enjoying watching geyser, swimming in Blue Lagoon-  geothermal spa located in a lava field and relaxing near hissing waterfalls. No everyday one have opportunity to see active volcano, right? Covered with snow cap  Eyjafjalla Glacier is one of the smaller ice caps of Iceland. I was scared and excited in the same time. The last time it erupted was in 2010.

Discovering the Iceland

Cave in the Iceland

Among Iceland attractions we should also mention majestic waterfall Dynjandi. It’s a series of waterfalls with cumulative height of 100 meters. Its name means ‘thundering’ because of the sound it makes. I also could resist diving in crystal clear Silfra between tectonic plates in a unique historic location. A day in  in Thingvellir National Park was an unforgettable experience. I also have  visited the famous Geysir geothermal field and Gullfoss waterfall.


One Response to Iceland in the saddle- discovering Europe

  1. Ada says:

    I agree with you, Iceland is beautiful country and the nature is amazing. I hope I will go there again because it was one of my best travels ever.

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