Horse-riding. Horse hire companies across
the country organize riding tours for children
and adults, lasting from a few hours up to
several days. Longer tours are designed for more
experienced riders. The aim of these tours is to offer travellers
a chance of experiencing Icelandic landscapes from horseback.
The Icelandic horse is known worldwide as an excellent
mount. It is small but very strong and is a horse, not a pony
like the Shetland ponies and the Fjord horse in Norway.
Text: Iceland Post
Glacier tours. Recent years have seen an increased interest
in glacier tours. These tours are conducted in snow cars,
jeeps or in organized walks. There are hiking
routes of all levels of difficulty all around the country. In
early June 2015 one of the largest manmade ice tunnels
world was opened in Langjökull, totalling 550 m. Glacier
tours always include some risk. The route must be decided
in advance and when travelling in the vicinity of crevasses all
must ravel on a rope team. Good preparation and careful
routing significantly reduces the risk of accidents. Ice
climbing is a part of glacial tours where ice axes, crampons
and helmets is necessary equipment.
Text: Iceland PostIceland unknown