Þingvellir

Þingvellir

Sunset in Mosfellsbær

Sunset in Mosfellsbær

Þingvellir, Arnarfell

Þingvellir, Arnarfell

Wintermoon over Helgafell

Wintermoon over Helgafell

Wild blueberries

Wild blueberries

Þingvellir, Peningagjá

Þingvellir, Peningagjá

Faxaflói, sailing

Faxaflói, sailing

Strokkur... resting

Strokkur... resting

Strokkur... exploding, take one.

Strokkur... exploding, take one.

Strokkur... exploding take two..

Strokkur... exploding take two..

Strokkur... exploding take three...

Strokkur... exploding take three...

Strokkur... full blast

Strokkur... full blast

Strokkur erupting

Strokkur erupting

Gullfoss the face in the watherfall

Gullfoss the face in the watherfall

Gullfoss

Gullfoss

A small geysir

A small geysir

A geysir

A geysir

Geysir, the one and only

Geysir, the one and only

Þingvellir church

Þingvellir church

Brúará river

Brúará river

Grimsnes, fresh wather

Grimsnes, fresh wather

Night sky at sommertime

Night sky at sommertime

Reykjanesviti lighthouse

Reykjanesviti lighthouse

Horse basking in the spring sun

Horse basking in the spring sun

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Þingvellir Flosagjá

Þingvellir Flosagjá

Reykjavík sunset

Reykjavík sunset

Sunset over Leirvogsárósar

Sunset over Leirvogsárósar

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Grímsnes, river

Grímsnes, river

Grímsnes river

Grímsnes river

Stokkseyri memorial

Stokkseyri memorial

Stokkseyri

Stokkseyri

Reykjanes

Reykjanes

Reykjavik sunset

Reykjavik sunset

Reykjanes

Reykjanes

Þingvellir

Þingvellir

Grímsnes, a hut in winter

Grímsnes, a hut in winter

Stokkseyri, canoes

Stokkseyri, canoes

Laugarvatn

Laugarvatn

Sunset in Mosfellsbær

Sunset in Mosfellsbær

Þingvellir, Arnarfell

Þingvellir, Arnarfell

Wintermoon over Helgafell

Wintermoon over Helgafell

Wild blueberries

Wild blueberries

Þingvellir, Peningagjá

Þingvellir, Peningagjá

Faxaflói, sailing

Faxaflói, sailing

Strokkur... resting

Strokkur... resting

Strokkur... exploding, take one.

Strokkur... exploding, take one.

Strokkur... exploding take two..

Strokkur... exploding take two..

Strokkur... exploding take three...

Strokkur... exploding take three...

Strokkur... full blast

Strokkur... full blast

Strokkur erupting

Strokkur erupting

Gullfoss the face in the watherfall

Gullfoss the face in the watherfall

Gullfoss

Gullfoss

A small geysir

A small geysir

A geysir

A geysir

Geysir, the one and only

Geysir, the one and only

Brúará river

Brúará river

Grimsnes, fresh wather

Grimsnes, fresh wather

Night sky at sommertime

Night sky at sommertime

Reykjanesviti lighthouse

Reykjanesviti lighthouse

Horse basking in the spring sun

Horse basking in the spring sun

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Þingvellir church

Þingvellir church

Þingvellir Flosagjá

Þingvellir Flosagjá

Reykjavík sunset

Reykjavík sunset

Sunset over Leirvogsárósar

Sunset over Leirvogsárósar

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Grímsnes, river

Grímsnes, river

Grímsnes river

Grímsnes river

Stokkseyri memorial

Stokkseyri memorial

Stokkseyri

Stokkseyri

Reykjanes

Reykjanes

Reykjavik sunset

Reykjavik sunset

Reykjanes

Reykjanes

Grímsnes, a hut in winter

Grímsnes, a hut in winter

Stokkseyri, canoes

Stokkseyri, canoes

Laugarvatn

Laugarvatn

Photos Anna Björk

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The Icelandic Horse

The Icelandic horse is a small breed of horse that has evolved in isolation in Iceland. Archeological finds in Norway, where the Icelandic horse is descended from, have revealed that the Icelandic horse belongs to an ancient race that died out in other parts in Europe but survived in Iceland for 1100 years without crossbreeding. It has gradually developed into several strains. The most important of these are the Svaðastaðir strain and the Hornafjörður strain. Horses from Svaðastaðir are considered to have a more attractive gait and to be more dainty and frisky; while those from Hornafjörður are larger, and have greater endurance and courage.

 

The Icelandic horse is small, weighing between 330 and 380 kilograms (730 and 840 lb) and standing an average of 132 to 142 cm (52 to 56 inches) high. It has a spirited temperament and a large personality. It comes in a wide variety of colors, and the Icelandic language includes more than 100 names for various colors and color patterns of the Icelandic horse. 

 

The Icelandic, as it is commonly called, is known for its sure-footedness and ability to cross rough terrain. It displays two gaits in addition to the typical walk, trot, and canter/gallop commonly displayed by other breeds. The first additional gait is a four-beat lateral ambling gait known as the tölt. This is known for its explosive acceleration and speed; it is also comfortable and ground-covering. The breed also performs a pace called a skeið, "flying pace". It is used in pacing races, and is fast and smooth, with some horses able to reach up to 50 km/h (30 mph). It is not a gait for long-distance travel. 

 

The Icelandic horse is long-lived and hardy and has become very popular internationally. A sizable population exists in Europe and North America. In their native country they have few diseases; and as a result Icelandic law prevents horses from being imported into the country and exported animals are not allowed to return.

Skarpatungurétt horse corall in NW Iceland

Þingvellir Langistigur

Ytri Rangá

Various activities in the North of Iceland, Akureyri based

Inspiration Iceland aims to give you a direct experience of the captivating  beauty of our island. It is our deepest wish to provide and facilite a holistic experience for you - so that you are not just a visitor or observer, but can really dive into different aspects of our life at the polar circle.

All our products meet the highest quality standards - be it an incentive, conference, retreat, yoga/wellbeing/adventure week, a day tour or a hop over to one of our neighboring islands. You are in safe hands and are guided by local experts. 

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our island of ice and fire!

Accommodation, yoga, day tours, dogsledding, horseback riding and more.....

Welcome  to Iceland Unlimited – A friendly tour operator in Iceland!

Iceland Unlimited  is a fiercely independent tour operator in Iceland. We specialize in tailor made self drive holidays and guided private tours in Iceland and Greenland. Our aim is to meet and exceed our customers expectations in every way we can and to offer a wide selection of tours available the whole year round. Whether you’re looking for a self drive tour of Iceland, a guided group tour or private tour,  family vacation, seasonal holiday, stag/hen party, Reykjavik City Break or a customized luxury tour of Iceland, we’re here to help you.Iceland Unlimited is a family run business with locations in Reykjavík and Akureyri. It was founded by Jón Gunnar Benjamínsson, a former guide and travel agent who in 2007 suffered a spinal chord injury in a car accident that nearly ended his life.

After rehabilitation and after evaluating the choices  he was facing in life,  he chose to continue working in the tourism industry as he had previously done but at a different pace and with a different focus.  Instead of striving to be the biggest volume travel agency in Iceland, he decided to focus on giving his customers the personal service and care that people should get when traveling to an exotic destination such as Iceland.  This personal, independent service has been very well received by those who chose Iceland Unlimited as their travel agency and tour operator in Iceland.

 

Book your vacation package to Iceland 

Iceland Tours is a leading incoming tour operator in Iceland building on over 30 years of valuable experience in the travel market. We are a part of Primera Travel Group, which operates travel agencies and tour operating companies in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland.

Our extensive knowledge of the Icelandic tourist market, the creativity and professionalism of our staff combined with the high quality of our suppliers are the base for providing each of our customers with top-level service.

Iceland Tours organizes and operates the whole trip for you, offering the best selection of Vacation Packages to Iceland, Self Drive Tours, Excursions and activities, Reykjavik Vacation Packages and City Breaks and Guided Tours in Iceland.

 

We want you to enjoy the holiday of a lifetime, with the widest choice of services. We are here to make your trip to Iceland an experience to remember.

LET US DESIGN YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE

We are a leading luxury travel provider in Iceland recognized for our professionalism, creative approach and customer service. Our team of travel designers takes great pride in constantly exploring the country, searching for hidden gems, which allows us to create unique, custom experiences for you.

Guests tell us again and again that traveling with Iceland Encounter is like traveling with a local friend; someone who handles the details, knows all the best places, tells great stories, and tackles the unexpected with charm and grace.

We look forward to meeting you!

We specialise in giving on the spot information about local conditions, including weather for the next days. We book tours for our guests with this in mind!

ITM-Tourist Information Office has been located in Iceland‘s capital city for over 25 years and we are the only downtown Information Centre accredited by both The Icelandic Tourist Board and Vakinn Iceland’s Quality Standard for Tourism.  We look forward to seeing you in Reykjavík, and you are also welcome to drop us a line via email if you need help before your arrival in Iceland.

 

"Special Tours is truly a hands-on company! Let their friendly crew and professional guides take you on an educational and fun-filled marine adventure in Faxaflói Bay."

Special Tours offers sea adventures all year around, both to individuals and groups. We offer competitive prices and put a great emphasis on excellent service and a great experience on our tours. We are continuously developing our service and range of products, as well as finding new ways to excel in whatever we offer.

Our employees all cherish the company´s environmental policy and together we are working towards sustainable tourism.

As a part of our social responsibility policy we support the local community as well as focusing in building a good relationship with our fellow colleagues in the sector, neighbors, suppliers and customers.

Special Tours main goal is to be a leading company in sustainable tourism in Iceland along with providing excellent customer service and great variety of tours to our customers.

Hey Iceland

Planning a trip around Iceland can be complicated.
We make it easy. 

Hey Iceland is an award-winning, leading expert in travel in the Icelandic countryside with over 30 years of experience.  We offer a wide range of self-drive packages, guided tours and day tours all year round in addition to a vast network of comfortable accommodation in scenic locations - over 170 carefully selected bed and breakfasts, country hotels, self-catering cottages, apartments and traditional farm stays all around Iceland.   The Icelandic Farm Holidays Association was founded by farmers in 1980 and the travel agency by the same name is still majority-owned by the farmers themselves, meaning that profits stay local.  As an Vakinn organisation, Hey Iceland is committed to sustainable tourism. 

EXPERIENCE COMPLETE TRANQUILITY

Active North specializes in day-and private tours in Northern Iceland. Active North was founded in 2012 and is currently based in Ásbyrgi inside Vatnajökull National Park. We offer tours in various categories; horseback riding, mountain biking, super-jeep/excursions and horse carriage. Our main focus is on smaller and private groups, because our main goal is to make sure that our customers experience the magic of Iceland in comfort, at you own pace and with the people you chose. Quality is very important to us and in 2014 Active North received the official “Vakinn” quality certifications. 

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