My Guide to Iceland – An Adventure Playground
Langoustine clawless lobster at Hotel Ranga in Iceland. While I loved seeing massive stars through the telescopes, I was disappointed because it was cloudy and looked as though there would be no Northern Lights. Suddenly, a huge swirling wispy white pattern danced across the sky. Surrounded by vast highlands and mountains, the Skalakot Family Farm in the center of South Iceland is one of 9, farms in the country and includes a small hotel and restaurant.
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The 6 th generation owners breed sheep and Icelandic horses which are small but powerful and have five gaits. I disliked the trotting gait but loved galloping with a guide to a huge waterfall. Coming back, I listened to the silence when suddenly I heard a humming sound. Riding an Icelandic horse to a waterfall.
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No trip to Iceland is complete without walking on a glacier and going inside an ice cavern, but to get there, you drive on a dirt road and cross rivers, impossible without a four-wheel vehicle. Eventually, the white out cleared and we were on the Kotlujokull ice cap, part of a glacier centered around a volcano.
There we met our glacier guide who handed us headlamps and crampons spikey coverings for boots to get a good grip on the ice and headed over the snowy trail to an ice cavern, ascended some wooden steps, and pulled ourselves up on a rope.
Discover Iceland - the land of ice and fire
In this particular cave, discovered just two years ago, we were surrounded by ice above, below and on both sides. I spent my last day at the Blue Lagoon— not the one that most tourists visit, but the brand-new Retreat at Blue Lagoon with its own lagoon, sauna, steam room and a series of glass-enclosed relaxation rooms overlooking the steamy turquoise water. After I washed that off, I was given an algae body mask, and after showering, a generous dose of oil to coat my entire body. In the old days, fishermen were chosen for their strength because they had to row out to the boat, particularly grueling in strong waves.
In order to be chosen, the men had to pick up a rock, the lightest of which was pounds and the heaviest, from to almost pounds. Expert travel planners, who help tailor and book your perfect holiday. Menu Close.
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