Iceland’s Viking Saga’s

Over 1,000 years of Viking history is ever-present in Iceland. From the Icelandic Horses descended from those once used by Vikings, to museums and monuments, the Viking founders of Iceland are not forgotten (Vikings from other Scandinavian countries settled Iceland between 874 AD and 935 AD). Vikingaheimar (Viking World) Now this was something I was keen…

Southern Iceland – Skógafoss

Like the rest of the country, the south coast of Iceland has some spectacular scenery and beautiful sights. Skógafoss a waterfall on the Skóga River, found just off the southern ring road is one classic example of this beauty. In winter it is an icy and slippery walk towards the falls but one that is well worth it…

Iceland’s Golden Circle: Þingvellir National Park

Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir in English which literally means “Parliament Plains”) in the Golden Circle region of Iceland is a UNESCO World Heritage site where the Alþing (Althing) open-air assembly,  like a Viking parliament representing the whole of Iceland (they would meet for 2 weeks each year and set the laws of the land and settle disputes…

Icelandic Horses

I am currently travelling in Iceland and one of the things I wanted to see here was Icelandic horses. These adorable shaggy little horses have quite the lineage with a direct link to the Vikings and beyond! They are said to have come from Norway and other Scandinavian settlements with the Vikings who settled Iceland between 874 AD…