Tag Archives: ADVENTURE

Ariel’s Journey Icelandic Horse Adventure Book

Icelandic Horse breeder Doug Kane has turned his passion for Icelandic Horses into book series. Ariels Journey, Book I of the Ice Horse Adventures Series, written by Kane, along with Christy Wood, was released by Blue Ink Press on November 1, 2008. Kane, a breeder of Icelandic Horses in Ohio, says that the stresses of his job as a design engineer eventually led to his discovering a new hobby horses. After beginning to take riding lessons, Kane became intrigued by Icelandic horses small, sweet-natured trail horses often described as fluffy, stocky magical-looking creatures. Kane later joined forces with Christy Wood, a lifelong horse enthusiast and writer from the Pacific Northwest, and the idea for a book series was born. Ariels Journey, the first of eight books in the Ice Horse Adventures Series, is the story of five teenage girls Kim, Darcy, Emily, Laura, and Andrea who put their everyday differences aside and set out on an overnight trail ride together in present-day Pennsylvania. Riding Icelandic Horses, the young riders will soon discover that these are no ordinary horses. The Ice Horses hold hidden abilities, wisdom, and knowledge. Through the magic of these exquisite horses, the girls embark on an extraordinary journey and travel back in time 800 years to 1200 AD Iceland. A mesmerizing story about triumph, spirit, and friendship, Ariels Journey is an enchanting tale that transcends, time, age, and place. Beautifully written, and resplendent with vivid imagery
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Iceland the land of adventure

Iceland on Track is here to make your holiday in Iceland the most thrilling and memorable of your life. Iceland on Track is a registered travel agent and tour operator which can organise individual elements of your holiday or the whole of your adventure from beginning to end. Based in the heart of the country Reykjavik, we offer a full range of customized travel services for luxury holidays to budget holidays. We are an internal travel agent, meaning we focus on your travel requirements whilst you are in Iceland. This enables us to deliver the best travel services in Iceland and customize them to your desires; ensuring a personalized, safe and unique holiday. Email us:icelandontrack@icelandontrack.is or call now to speak to a Trip Advisor +354 899 5438/+354 895 0985 icelandontrack.com

“Golden Circle Tour – My Iceland adventure” Tiresidedown’s photos around Reykjavík, Iceland

A TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow of a travel blog to Reykjavík, Iceland by TravelPod blogger Tiresidedown titled “Golden Circle Tour – My Iceland adventure”. TravelPod is a company of TripAdvisor™. Tiresidedown’s travel blog entry: “A few months ago, I took a trip to Iceland with my business partner. Though he used to live there and has traveled to Reykjavik many times, the trip was my first. Indeed, it was my first international flight at all. Getting to Reykjavik from San Diego was a rather long trip in two parts. I generally have patience for flying and the second leg of the trip there was on IcelandAir with handy tv screens for in-flight movies. So, about thirty minutes of iPod audio book, all the magazines in sight, two trips through Skymall, about an hour of fitful half-sleep, a few meals and a few movies, and bam! it’s like you just show up. After we arrived, the time change was an adjustment. It helps if you’re an early sleeper like my friend Dave – I however am more of a night owl and the transition took a few days. The days are still useful days though, and the jet lag is just a by-product of going a significant way around the world. To keep this entry from being my full trip; I’ll skip to the chase! We were downtown and saw the Iceland Travel Market; these guys were great and helped me figure out the best trip for the time, money and interests we had. We packed in three things and did the famous Golden Circle tour. Link to Golden Circle Tour here. Though there
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Iceland Adventure A Motorcycle Tour of Iceland

A motorcycling paradise unlike anywhere else on earth. Three Motorcycles, 30 days and 3000 miles of exhilarating riding through raging rivers, breathtaking fjords and expansive lava fields. Join us on this incredible journey across a land forged by fire and honed by ice. Majestically, the island rises above the waves to greet the traveler approaching from the sea, stirring his heart like some heroic strain of old, touched by eternity, laden with destiny. We greeted Iceland with a picture perfect landing as our ship slipped into the narrow fjord, breaking its own reflection in the clear, deep blue waters. Adventure awaited us. New knobby tires transformed our motorcycles into dirt chewing, backcountry beasts. We were ready to explore this remote island perched atop the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Calm fjords and soothing hot pools define her enchanting beauty while steaming geysers and jagged mountains betray her seething core. Birds and whales were our companions, gravel and water our playground. Filled with a desire to experience all that Iceland had to offer, we set out on a 30-day, 3000 mile adventure on the land of fire and ice. One does not travel half the way around the world with a motorcycle as baggage without possessing high expectations as to the outcome of the journey.
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Iceland Equals Adventure

Iceland Equals Adventure

Article by David Brooks

This is for all you trekking, hiking and outdoor enthusiasts out there – you know who you are. There’s a small island in the North Atlantic that has few rivals for those seeking adventure.

Iceland is a little known adventure destination; it’s a little known destination period, let’s face it. But, if you are like me and really enjoy the outdoors, Iceland is a great place to visit. It has so many offerings, coupled with a near pristine environment.

Here is a list of some of the adventure possibilities Iceland offers, some all year round: hiking, trekking, snowmobiling, glacier hiking, mountain climbing, ice and rock climbing, downhill skiing, telemark skiing, ocean and freshwater fishing, white water rafting, adventure jeep tours, extreme off-roading, scuba diving (both fresh water and ocean) camping and cycling tours. Additionally, you can explore hot springs, ice and lava caves, lave fields, geothermal fields, bird watching, the list goes on.

I will not go into detail on all these activities, just the ones I have done myself. First up is hiking and trekking. In Iceland you can opt for easy, short hikes, half day hikes and overnight hikes. I have even seen, though not done myself, a trek across the entire country that takes almost a month what an experience that would be! I lived in Reykjavik for two years and participated in numerous hikes. Just outside of the capital is Mt. Esjan. This is a fairly easy 3-4 hour hike up the face of Mt. Esjan with a rewarding, uncluttered view back to Reykjavik.

The jeep tours are outstanding and I have been on several. Most will take you in to the backcountry, crossing streams (really rivers) along the way, driving on glaciers, black sand beaches, up tight mountain passes into some of the most beautiful areas I have ever seen. On memorable jeep tour I took was to visit several natural hot springs. The whole point of the tour was to bathe in as many hot springs as possible.

I have also done glacier trekking where you have to where crampons and follow a guide to make sure you don’t fall into a crevasse. This is one of the most memorable and powerful outdoors activities I did while in Iceland. The colors and surreal beauty was outstanding.

I never personally got the opportunity to do many of the other items I listed but, I have spoken with people who have done them all. Of particular consequence is the salmon fishing. Iceland is a world-class destination for fly fishing and you don’t even have to leave the city of Reykjavik. My apartment was about one half mile from one of the best fishing rivers in the country. During the season I would see the salmon grouping up together, resting before their next push forward. I would watch the fly fishermen hauling them in.

Iceland, as an adventure destination, does have some detractions. For one, it is fairly remote, located just below the arctic circle way out in the north Atlantic. Though, it is not as far away as you might think. Flight times from the east coast of the US range from 5 to 6 hours. Secondly, Iceland can have very bad weather, described as capricious. I would advise traveling there in the high season from May to late August. You can expect temperatures in the mid to high fifties and on a really nice day the temperature can reach 70 degrees. Another big hurdle is Iceland’s high prices. I read recently that Iceland was one of the most expensive countries in the world. This is especially true for food, fuel and lodgings.

High prices, potentially bad weather and its remote location aside, Iceland is worth it. If you want an adventure, almost no matter what kind of adventure, Iceland will deliver. Just pick your thrill, book your flight and enjoy.

Iceland is a great place for adventure vacations and a good all-purpose beginning would be jeep tours or any day tour company that offers a wide curriculum of activities.

About the Author

David Brooks is the SEO Manager for Blindsgalore.com, a internet retailer of window treatments, blinds, shutters and shades.