Specialist Holidays in Iceland
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Residing in the isolated climes of the North Atlantic, the small nation of Iceland is a remarkable destination with something for just about everyone, no matter how niche their interests.
One of Iceland’s unique features is the Icelandic Horse which features a special fifth gait. The horse has been carefully protected by the Icelandic Government for decades; thanks to strict equine immigration laws (!) the horse has remained remarkably pure-bred. The horse is incredibly steady on the varied Icelandic landscape, and travelling through the natural splendour of the country on horseback is a wonderfully ‘Icelandic’ way to explore this stunning country.
Most trips on the Icelandic Horse are especially enjoyable as, by tradition, riders will ‘run’ with a free-running pack of horses, and most of the time riders will rotate between a few different horses. And after a long day in the saddle, what better way to relax than in a hot tub under the wide open skies?
Fishermen too will enjoy the natural bounty to be found in Iceland, especially in the North and Highland regions. Iceland offers some particularly fantastic freshwater fishing and has become a favourite fly fishing spot. One highlight is the ‘Hidden Lake,’ and as you might expect only a small number of Icelanders know of its location – the only way to get there is to join a fishing ‘tour’ with an expert guide. Once you reach this perfect hideaway, the exclusivity of the lake means you have a fantastic chance of catching a ‘monster brownie’ – ice age brown trout, bigger and wilder than the brown trout you may be used to. When conditions permit, the fishing here is truly incredible.
Also in recent years Iceland has become something of a wedding hotspot, and with a variety of settings from the quirky to the simply breathtaking, it is easy to find a poignant spot to exchange your vows. Options range from a traditional wedding in a tiny turf church overlooking lava fields and volcanic beaches, to an ‘adventurous’ wedding in a unique natural location, such as by a lake or alongside a waterfall. Iceland can provide the perfect base for a memorable wedding.
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